The Alberta NEAHR has offered training and funding opportunities for community, students, and researchers since 2002. The Network offers research funding grants to undergraduate students, graduate students, and Aboriginal communities. Our primary objective is to stimulate Aboriginal health research through building the capacity of communities to identify, research, and address their own health issues. All successful student and/or community funding grants are reviewed with similar criteria:
- Must address one or more of three research priority areas set out by Alberta NEAHR.
- Responds and contributes to community identified / approved Aboriginal health priorities.
- Collaborates with Aboriginal communities as full and equal partners.
- Provides community training to enhance capacity to identify and address local health issues.
- Clearly describes capacity building and joint decision making processes.
- Respect all ways of knowing as these apply to capacity building, training and partnerships.
- Maintain the highest ethical standards of community and university.
Funding Support to Date:
Over the past three years, the Network has provided funding for sixty new trainees and investigators, the majority of whom are Aboriginal and whose areas of expertise span thirty-eight different disciplines. This support totals more than one million dollars.