CIHR: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research


The HIV/AIDS Research Initiative with strategic leadership from The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity and the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH).

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For more information, please go to the CIHR website.


This funding opportunity intends to provide support for dementia care research that uses community-based participatory methods with rural and/or urban Indigenous populations. Funding will also work to iteratively build capacity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and students in the area of dementia research. 


Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher at a CIHR eligible institution at the time of application;

•At least one principal applicant or co-applicant must be a current CCNA researcher to ensure synergy with the CCNA. The list of current CCNA members can be downloaded from CCNA website; (Updated: 2016-05-31)

•The research team must include at least one knowledge user who self-identifies as either First Nations, Inuit or Métis or provide evidence of Indigenous-lived experience*. Regardless of Indigenous identity, such knowledge user(s) must state how their Indigenous lived experience will benefit the research study, and;

•The research team must include a minimum of two (2) Indigenous scholars and/or Indigenous students.

Funding Availability

maximum $100,000

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to five years

Special Notes

Release time allowance may be requested to facilitate the participation of a knowledge user in the proposed research program. The eligible cost is limited to $20,000 per annum per individual per grant.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

PI to submit a full application on-line using ResearchNet. Scan and upload the signed signature pages including the routing slip in the Print/Upload Signature Pages task in ResearchNet prior to submitting your application.

For Questions, please contact

CIHR Contact Center
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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