Undergraduate Research Award
Undergraduate Research Awards 2013
The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) is a collaboration between the University of Regina, the First Nations University of Canada, and the University of Saskatchewan with broad support from a variety of Aboriginal organizations and health agencies. IPHRC is funded by the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH), one of the institutes of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Funding provided to IPHRC aims to improve the health of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples through the assertion of Indigenous understandings of health and by fostering innovative community-based scientifically-excellent research. IPHRC’s purpose is to sustain, strengthen and evolve a collaborative Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) comprised of researchers and Aboriginal communities in Saskatchewan. As a CIHR-funded NEAHR centre, IPHRC’s primary goals are:
1. To participate in the development and sustainability of a network of researchers and Aboriginal partners who grow Aboriginal health research locally, nationally and internationally through our four research themes:
· Indigenous identity, place and connectivity, and cultural/linguistic continuity, as they relate to health
· Mental health and addictions
· Complex interactions of factors
· Chronic disease
2. To sustain and evolve the infrastructure, human capacity, research excellence, knowledge translation, and community focus of our Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) to meet the health needs of our people through:
· Community involvement and support
· Training and recruitment
3. To facilitate, in partnership with Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis communities, the translation of research knowledge generated by our centre at national and international Aboriginal and other research forums.
4. To partner with Aboriginal organizations and communities to secure further health research funds.
IPHRC will provide funding for undergraduate students to gain experience by participating in Aboriginal health research.
To encourage undergraduate students to pursue further studies leading to careers and/or advanced education in Aboriginal health research.
· The total amount available for the Undergraduate Research Awards is $16,800.00.
· The maximum amount awarded for a single grant is $4,200 ($1,400 per month for 3 months).
· Students and supervisors are required to secure additional funding to pay the student salary in the fourth month of the research project.
· IPHRC will manage the funds directly and use the University of Regina payroll for dissemination, regardless of the institution the student attends.
· Due to the discontinuation of the Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) program, a major IPHRC funding source, this round of funding may be the final year IPHRC will offer undergraduate awards. Future undergraduate awards will be subject to funding availability.
· Students who have completed or will have completed 18 credit hours in the last 12 months of an academic year (e.g. May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013).
· Work will conform to IPHRC’s primary goals and themes.
· To meet IPHRC’s goals and objectives aimed at increasing research capacity within the Aboriginal community, preference will be given to Aboriginal students.
· Preference is given to those whose work will involve Aboriginal communities. However, Aboriginal students participating in any aspect of health-related research will be considered.
REVIEW PROCESS AND EVALUATION
Applications will be evaluated by the IPHRC peer review committee based on the following criteria:
· academic/scholarly record
· quality of proposed research
· research environment/supervisor
· The funding period is from May 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013.
· Funds must be accepted before April 30, 2013.
EXPECTATIONS OF GRANTEE
· Application is submitted by the research supervisor.
· Students must submit to IPHRC a report signed by their supervisor within 30 days of the end of the award. Supervisors are asked to aid the students in identifying any outcomes related to their summer research experience.
HOW TO APPLY
The supervisor must email the application form (available at www.iphrc.ca) along with a PDF copy of the supervisor’s CIHR Common CV (www.ccv-cvc.ca) to the IPHRC Research Officer at the address below no later than April 1, 2013. Original signatures and transcripts are to be mailed to or dropped off at the IPHRC office below post marked no later than April 1, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.
Depending on the version of Adobe you may have, the fillable PDF may be unable to save the contents. If this is the case, please print off a copy of your completed form and scan and email it to the IPHRC Research Officer, or submit your printed form with your original signatures page.
Printable call: 2013 Undergraduate funding call
Undergraduate Research Fellowship Application form: Undergraduate research application
CK 115, University of Regina
Regina, SK S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337-2437