Operating Grant : Challenge of Dementia in Indigenous Populations

Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New funding opportunity from The CIHR Institute of Aging, the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, and the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, as part of the CIHR Dementia Research Strategy

Dementia has emerged as a significant health concern in Indigenous populations in Canada. 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 scholars and students in dementia research.

The aim of this funding opportunity is to build capacity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars or students in the area of dementia research.

In addition, one of the following objectives must be addressed:

  • Advance the understanding of the incidence and prevalence of dementia in First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in Canada in order to better target supports for communities facing the challenges of dementia; and/or
  • Develop culturally safe and appropriate diagnostic tools and an understanding of how individuals, families and communities affected by dementia access services; and/or
  • Develop culturally safe and appropriate care models for urban and/or rural Indigenous peoples in Canada that utilize a community-based participatory approach.

Application Deadline: 2016-09-06

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