Indigenous Gender and Wellness Team Grants
Phase 3

The IGW Team Grant funding opportunity is the third phase of a larger initiative on the topic of Indigenous Gender and Wellness.

This final phase will provide funding for Indigenous-led teams to implement their ideas through research and action-oriented, community-based participatory projects that will improve wellness for Indigenous Peoples from a gendered perspective. The Grants are not restricted to those who received a Development Grant in Phase 2 of this initiative.

This funding opportunity will focus on addressing themes related to Indigenous gender and wellness. In this context, gender and wellness should be broadly defined to encompass an Indigenous, holistic view of health. Projects can tie wellness to ceremony, language, culture, behaviours, land-based projects and more. Projects on topics important to Indigenous youth and young adults are especially encouraged.

Funds available

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $7,000,000, enough to fund approximately 14 Team Grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $166,667 per year for up to 3 years, for a total of $500,000 per grant.
  • The CIHR – HIV/AIDS Research Initiative: Community-Based Research Program – Indigenous Stream will support up to $250,000 (of the $7,000,000 total) for applications relevant to the Research Initiative as indicated in the Sponsor Description section.


This funding opportunity is expected to:

  • Support Indigenous-led research related to gender and wellness;
  • Encourage knowledge creation that will raise awareness and improve understanding of Indigenous concepts of gender in a strengths-based, wellness context;
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing as to how Indigenous concepts of gender can affect wellness, in a manner that is directly relevant to and for the benefit of Indigenous communities; and
  • Support the implementation of action-oriented, community-based projects that will improve wellness among Indigenous communities from a gendered perspective.

Partner Linkage tool

The Linkage Tool is intended to facilitate connections between Indigenous organizations, community members, Elders, Knowledge Keepers or other researchers.

To be included in the Linkage Tool, please complete this short form.

When the funding opportunity is open, responses received will be shared publicly on the CIHR webpage. The information will be updated weekly until the funding opportunity application deadline.

Please note that completing the form is voluntary and not a requirement of the application process.

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