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                     Network for           Graduate Awards and
                                           Post-Doctoral Fellowship
                     Research              Announcement

The main goal of the National Network for Aboriginal
Mental Health Research (NAMHR) is to train researchers,
especially those from Aboriginal backgrounds, to conduct
mental health research relevant to the needs and priorities
of Aboriginal populations and communities. To build
capacity, NAMHR links interested students to a national
network of scholars and researchers, and provides financial
support for graduate students pursuing a master’s or
doctoral degree and post-doctoral fellowships related to
Aboriginal mental health. Successful applicants will receive
financial support in the form of scholarships.
NAMHR is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Scholarships/Post-doctoral
Research (CIHR) Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health Fellowships
(IAPH) and includes leading researchers in Aboriginal men-
tal health and community partners from across Canada.      All scholarships/fellowships are considered for a one-
                                                           year term. Students pursuing a master’s degree (MA,
                                                           MSc or equivalent) are eligible to receive up to $18,000
                                                           per year for a maximum of 2 years and doctoral (PhD or
                                                           equivalent) degree candidates are eligible for $21,000 per
                                                           year for a maximum of 3 years. Applicants may apply for
                                                           renewal, conditional upon performance review. Students
                                                           demonstrating adequate progress in their studies and/or
                                                           research project will be given priority.

                                                               Exceptional candidates who have completed their
                                                               doctorate within the past 3 years are eligible for post-
                                                               doctoral fellowships. Applicants may apply for $42,000
                                                               (annually) for a maximum of 2 years. Post-doctoral
                                                               fellows must submit a progress report after each year of
                                                               Successful applicants are required to apply for other
                                                               sources of funding; however, they may not hold another
                                                               scholarship awarded by the Tri-Council or other NEAHRs.
Eligibility and Selection                                     Submission Deadlines
● Preference will be given to applicants who are Canadian The deadline for applications is February 1, 2010.
  citizens or permanent residents.
                                                              Application Procedure
● Graduate awards are open to both Aboriginal and non-
  Aboriginal students.                                    A complete application includes:
                                                          ● A completed NAMHR CV module
● Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral
                                                          ● A completed NAMHR training module
  program in a mental-health related discipline, or be
  otherwise pursuing mental health research within the ● Official transcripts
  context of their academic program. (Proof of acceptance ● Sponsor’s assessments
  into a graduate program is mandatory before award Application forms and instructions are available at:
  funds can be released).                       
● Research projects that are
  community-based or involve
  active partnership with an
  Aboriginal organization/commu-
  nity are encouraged.
● There must be a commitment to
  disseminate the information arising
  from the research.                                     For more information please contact:
                                                         Colette Isaac, Program Coordinator
● Renewal of the award depends on continued satisfac-
                                                         Phone: (514) 340-8222, ext. 5244
  tory performance in an academic program, participation
  in NAMHR activities, timely submission of progress
  reports and available funds.                           National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research
                                                              c/o Culture and Mental Health Research Unit
It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain the required   Jewish General Hospital
ethics approval for research involving human subjects         4333 Côte Ste Catherine Road
from the relevant Research Ethics Review Board in their       Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E4
own institutions. Such approval is not required at the time   Tel: (514) 340-8222, ext. 5244
of application, but should be submitted to NAMHR as           Fax: (514) 340-7503
soon as it has been granted. Funded projects must respect
the newly developed CIHR Guidelines for Health                 National Network    for   Aboriginal Mental Health Research
Research Involving Aboriginal People.                                  

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