COVID-19 Pandemic Research Support Award

The AIM-HI Network COVID-19 Pandemic Research Support Award will provide funding for unanticipated thesis research costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The thesis research must be in progress, and be conducted by First Nations, Métis and Inuit health sciences research students registered at an Alberta postgraduate institution.

At a Glance

Award Amount

A one-time award, up to a maximum of $3,000 per student

Funds will be awarded via the academic institution to the student's supervisor for research expenses -- overhead costs are not allowed


  • Thesis research is being conducted by self-identified First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students enrolled full-time in a Masters or PhD degree program relevant to health research at a post-secondary academic institution in Alberta
  • The thesis research is already in progress, and has had to be altered in conduct due to the restrictions in place for the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The supervisor does not have funds to cover additional costs incurred to allow for these alterations

Use of Funds

This stipend is intended to cover new, unanticipated operating research costs, which are necessary for the student to continue to progress or complete elements of their thesis research, and for which the supervisor does not have funds available for use to cover.

Application Requirements

Complete and submit the online webform below


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

COVID-19 Pandemic Research Support Award