AIM-HI Network Graduate Student Mentorship Stipend

The AIM-HI Network Graduate Student Mentorship Stipend will provide funding to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit health sciences research graduate students to actively engage in their individual development and mentorship needs.

Graduate Stipend: At a Glance

Award Amount

A minimum of 8 stipends in the amount of $6,000 will be awarded in 2020-2021

Use of Funds

  • Activities to support the graduate student’s mentorship needs are eligible. The funds could be used to offset travel to be with mentors, Elders, attend community celebrations and ceremonies, and could also support access to any academic or personal development resources such as courses or workshops.
  • Considering the value of direct research experience with established Indigenous health researchers, the funds awarded to the graduate student could also be used for self-funding their time as research associates in existing projects.
  • No supervisor project or university overhead costs can be deducted from the funds.


  • Self-identified FNMI students enrolled full-time in a Masters or PhD degree program relevant to health (broadly defined) and engaged in health research at a post-secondary academic institution in Alberta.
  • In order to facilitate equity within this limited resource, MSc stipends are renewable once (i.e. maximum of 2 awards lifetime per MSc student) and PhD stipends will be renewable twice (i.e. maximum of 3 awards lifetime per PhD students), as long as the stipend requirements are met.
  • Students may not concurrently hold Graduate Student Mentorship Stipends from the AIM-HI Network and the Indigenous Primary Health Care and Policy Research (IPHCPR) NEIHR.

Application Requirements

Applications are to be submitted through the online form below and include the following:

Student Biography

Maximum 150 words

Mentorship and Individual Development Plan

Proposes the activities you require to support and complement your success in your academic program.

Maximum 1,000 words

Proof of Engagement

Provide a description of the members of your mentorship team and their roles in your career development.

Maximum 500 words - Letters of Support may be supplied



Provide your proposed budget that appropriately supports mentorship activities.

Apply by November 27, 2020

The application deadline is 17:00 (Mountain) on Friday, November 27, 2020.

For further details on the Graduate Student Mentorship Stipend, please refer to the Terms of Reference available HERE

Graduate Student Mentorship Stipend