Community Engagement Fund
Support for Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals and/or organizations for HIV and/or AIDS related research projects
A Strategy Plan to Increase Dependable Access
and Support to Community-Based Research in
Community Engagement Planning Grants
Amount Available: Up to $10,000 per project
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
To assist Indigenous communities, Indigenous AIDS Service Organizations, Indigenous students and/or allies interested in developing an HIV and/or AIDS focused research project.
Community Engagement Planning Grants are Meant To:
- Provide funding to develop a research project.
- Encourage community engagement (i.e.: plan meetings with new team members, develop research ideas and proposals).
- Support the development of larger research grant proposals (to organizations such as Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Waakebiness-Bryce, National Institute of Health (NIH US).
- All Applications are reviewed by the AHA Centre’s National Aboriginal Research Advisory Committee (NARAC)
- NARAC will confidentially assess and rate all applications for their overall merit (i.e.: practical application).
Funding Holdback 10% of the total grant awarded will be held back until:
- Project completion (i.e. a finalized proposal submitted to another funding competition within one year (12 months) of receiving funding from the AHA Centre).
- Final report is submitted.
Funds CANNOT Be Used For:
- Conducting research
- Purchase of computers, laptops, or computer software (other than for data analysis)
- Rent, telephone, or Internet fees
Who Can Apply
- Community members or groups;
- Graduate students (Masters and Doctorial), postdoctoral fellows;
- AIDS Service Organizations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous); - -- Academic researchers (Indigenous and non-Indigenous);
- Staff at community-based organizations;
- Research associates;
- Technical support staff.
* Preference is given to Indigenous applicants