COVID-19 Pandemic Personal Support Funding

The AIM-HI Network COVID-19 Pandemic Personal Support Stipend will provide funding to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit health sciences research students registered at an Alberta postgraduate institution to meet their personal needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

At a Glance

Award Amount

This stipend provides support in the amount of $1,500 per applicant


Self-identified First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students enrolled full-time in a Masters or PhD degree program relevant to health research (broadly defined) at a post-secondary academic institution in Alberta

Use of Funds

Activities to support personal needs are eligible, including but not limited to:

  • Necessities to support housing and subsistence, or academic program enrollment
  • Home office and technology upgrades to support connecting to classes, supervisors, mentors, peers
  • Registration costs for any personal support resources such as wellness and physical activity workshops, or learning courses including traditional language or craft classes
  • Supplies for traditional crafts
  • Acquiring and caring for a pet

Application Requirements & Policies

Application Requirements: Complete and submit the online webform below

Policies: Applications will be accepted until we have reached our budget maximum, or the public health emergency for Alberta is declared over. We will strive to process your stipend as quickly as possible, but please recognize that all academic departments are affected by the pandemic and we cannot guarantee when funds will be received.We recognize that this is a very stressful time period therefore have not set any accountability policies for this stipend, however would appreciate your ongoing participation in AIM-HI Network events and activities going forward.

Full terms of reference detailing eligible expenses, application requirements, accountability and adjudication criteria can be found HERE

COVID-19 Pandemic Personal Support Stipend