Knowledge Sharing and Mobilization (KSM) Grant

The 2022-2023 Call for Applications is closed. The next Call for Applications is October 1st, 2023.



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


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.

Duration and Value: One year; $5,000 (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.


  • An Indigenous community, collective or organization (ICCO) in British Columbia;
  • 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

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

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

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