INMD Training and Community Support Grant (2024/2025)

Timeline and funding

Application deadline October 1, 2024
Notification of decision Within nine weeks of the application submission
Funding per award Up to $50,000 for 1 grant

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The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) supports research to enhance health in relation to diet, digestion, excretion, and metabolism; and to address causes, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation for a wide range of conditions and problems associated with hormone, digestive system, kidney, and liver function. For information about INMD, please refer to the INMD website and INMD Strategic Plan 2021-2026.

The INMD Training and Community Support Grant will support INMD research communities, including researchers and Partner Organizations (i.e., voluntary health sector organizations such as non-profit organizations, professional organizations and registered charities), to build pan-Canadian training programs in research domains largely and directly relevant to the Institute's mandate. INMD will fund one grant with a maximum amount of $50,000.

The INMD Training and Community Support Grants are expected to develop pan-Canadian programs that will:

  • support comprehensive training by engaging academic, non-academic and knowledge user mentors from across a variety of disciplines, sectors, and jurisdictions;
  • promote a greater understanding of emerging research and knowledge exchange approaches;
  • increase training and professional development in support of sustainable career trajectories; and
  • consider best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within their respective research training environment.

The INMD Training and Community Support Grant may be used to develop and support pan-Canadian training curriculum, training and career development meetings and events, or mentoring activities.

Successful applicants be notified within 9 weeks of application submissions.

Available Funds

The total amount available for this program in fiscal year 2024-25 is $50,000 (enough to fund 1 (one) one-year grant). The maximum value of this grant is $50,000 from INMD.

Funding for this grant is subject to availability of funds allocated annually to CIHR by parliamentary appropriations, and the conditions that may be attached to them.


To be eligible for this competition, Nominated Principal Applicants must:

  1. Be engaged in health research largely and directly relevant to the mandate of INMD that is currently not receiving support through the Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot Program;
  2. Be an independent researcher affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution and/or its affiliated institutions (including hospitals, research institutes and other non-profit organizations with a mandate for health research and/or knowledge translation).
  3. Must include three (3) co-applicants/mentors, and at least 1 Early Career Researcher from different institutions.

Review Process and Evaluation

Applications will undergo an initial assessment by INMD staff to ensure that they are eligible, complete and relevant. Only eligible, complete and relevant applications will proceed to the review stage.

Applications will be assessed for relevance to the INMD mandate. Applications will be evaluated as follows:

  1. How well the application proposes to address a pan-Canadian training need or gap
  2. The quality of proposed leadership
  3. How well relevant stakeholders are engaged
  4. How the proposal demonstrates the development of a high-quality training environment.

The evaluation committee is typically composed of INMD staff and /or former Institute Advisory Board members. INMD will notify applicants of the competition results by email.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Institute Community Support (ICS) application form [ PDF (626 KB) ].
  2. Attach any relevant letters of support from co-applicants and partner organizations
  3. Email your application to: All emails received will be acknowledged.

A complete application consists of a:

  1. Cover page
  2. Signed ICS form
  3. Copy of letters of support from relevant co-applicants and partners, as appropriate.

Late applications or applications with missing documents will not be accepted. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete and submitted by the deadline.

Contact Information

For more information about this funding opportunity, please contact:

Britney Marbain
Project Analyst
CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes

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