Indigenous Gender and Wellness – Idea Fair and Learning Circle Travel Award

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will be launching Travel Awards to bring interested First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples (aged 18 and older), researchers, organizations, Indigenous community members, and other allies of Indigenous Peoples to attend an Idea Fair and Learning Circle on “Indigenous Gender and Wellness”.

Do you have an idea or potential project related to gender that could improve wellness in your community?

If so, this initiative is for you! They are especially interested in projects related to Indigenous youth.

The Idea Fair and Learning Circle is the first step in a larger initiative that will provide funding for the development and implementation of community-led projects on the topic of Indigenous gender and wellness.

The Idea Fair and Learning Circle will be held on June 18-20, 2019 in Montreal, located on the traditional unceded territory of the Kanien;keha:ka (Mohawk) people.

They are offering travel awards of up to $5,000 each to help cover the costs of attending. You can learn more and apply for a travel award on the CIHR website at  The deadline to submit an application is November 8, 2018.