Knowledge Sharing and Mobilization (KSM) Grant

The 2023-2024 Call for Applications is now closed. The 2024-2025 Call for Applications will open on October 1, 2024.



Watch our 1-minute video to learn more about this funding opportunity: click here

The Knowledge Sharing and Mobilization Grant is generously funded by CIHR and our partner Michael Smith Health Research BC:


Definition of ICCO for the purposes of BC NEIHR funding:

ICCO (Indigenous* community, collective or organization) is defined by the BC NEIHR as any First Nation, Métis community, Aboriginal Friendship Centre, or independent First Nation, Métis or Inuit organization or collective (e.g., Indigenous food sovereignty group or Doula collective). A program or team hosted and/or funded by a non-Indigenous institution, such as a health authority or university, is ineligible to apply for this grant. While the ICCO may be in partnership (e.g., with an academic), the spirit behind the BC NEIHR ICCO funding calls is to support ICCOs that would like to be in full control of the their research funds (i.e., hold and distribute). It is expected that the Principal Applicant on the ICCO funding application will be a member or part of the ICCO in some way. Please reach out to the Network Coordinator ( for any clarification about eligibility or to connect with one of our Indigenous Health Research Facilitators (IHRFs) who are there to support ICCOs in applying for our funding.

*For the purposes of our funding, the BC NEIHR defines Indigenous as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

*Eligible applicants must be First Nation, Métis chartered community, or registered non-profit or collective.

Duration and Value: One year; $15,000 (non-renewable)

Objective: The BC NEIHR provides ten (10) Knowledge Sharing and Mobilization (KSM) Grants to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) communities, collectives and organizations (ICCOs) annually to support teams who have completed ICCO-led research and wish to share the findings of their research in culturally and contextually relevant ways. These projects must be ICCO-led and focus on sharing ICCO-relevant research findings in widely accessible venues (e.g., First Nation, Métis, Inuit or urban Indigenous community spaces) and/or formats (e.g., oral presentations, stories, arts-based, etc.).

Description: Funds can be used to cover costs associated with the following types of activities: preparation and sharing of KSM materials, travel, venues and food as well as honoraria for Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Holders, and community members involved in the KSM activities.

Each year, recipients will be invited to a Learning and Sharing Circle (along with other funded Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations as well as Indigenous trainees), where they can present their work and speak about their participation in this funding program.


  • To apply for this grant, you must be an Indigenous Community, Collective or Organization (ICCO) in British Columbia:
    • Indigenous Community refers to First Nations or Métis chartered organizations
    • Indigenous Collectives are organizations with 70% Indigenous members (whether they live on or off reserve, in rural or urban areas). Collectives are also known as ‘unincorporated associations’. To apply for BC NEIHR grants, the collective must have a name, a collective’s intentions and agreements document with at least 3 member’s signatures, and a bank account in the collective’s name (the BC NEIHR can provide guidance to obtain these if required).
    • Indigenous Registered non-profits are incorporated associations with a legal entity organized and operated for an Indigenous collective, public or social benefit. They have an Indigenous members board and a bank account.
  • A person over the age of 19, designated by an ICCO to be the Principal Applicant.

Application Materials

For resource and assistance with Proposal Writing: Grant Proposal Writing Guide

For more information or assistance in completing an application, please reach out to the Network Coordinator

Knowledge Sharing & Mobilization Application Worksheet: Click here

*Has your ICCO been awarded? Click here for the next steps!*


Nano-Tutorials (short video series) on How to Apply
















Congratulations to our 2023-2024 BC NEIHR Knowledge Sharing & Mobilization Grant ICCO Recipients:

  • Wet’suwet’en Treaty Office SocietyEagle Feather Literacy
  • Victoria Native Friendship Centre
  • Snuwnuwus Pride
  • Sumas First Nation (Sema:th)
  • Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services (LMO)
  • Snuneymuxw Wool Crafting
  • The Call and Answer Collective
  • Slenselenii Collective
  • Red Earth Medicine: Foundation of Indigenous Ways of Knowing
  • Dakelh Ts’ekoo Women’s Society
  • Kelowna Métis Association
  • Kreeative Projects Foundation
  • Uut Uustukyuu Indigenous Healing Society

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 BC NEIHR Knowledge Sharing & Mobilization Grant ICCO Recipients:

  • Eagle Feather Literacy
  • First Nations Wellness Outreach Society
  • Four Directions Indigenous Society
  • Hase’ Language Revitalization Society
  • Kwaikah First Nation
  • Qu’shintul Ancestor Walk
  • Thucheche Films & Media Inc.
  • Tsawout Holistic Wellness

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 BC NEIHR Knowledge Sharing & Mobilization Grant ICCO Recipients:

  • First Nations Health Programs
  • First Nations Women’s Yoga Initiative (FNYI)
  • Mowachacht-Muchalaht First Nation
  • Sik-E-Dakh First Nations (Glen Vowell Band)
  • Smokehouse Foundation
  • The First Nations Health Authority
  • Victoria Native Friendship Centre
  • Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty