Research Expense Stipend

Eligibility: Indigenous students who are completing research or research-related activities as part of their academic program (e.g. undergraduate honours thesis, thesis, practicum, final project, Community Governance Project, dissertation), and will receive post-secondary credit for completion of these activities. Applications outside of these parameters will be reviewed on a case by case basis. New Investigators are also eligible to apply for Research Expense Stipends to support their research activities. Applicants must either be a) studying in, or b) conducting research in British Columbia or the Yukon. Applicants must have an Academic Mentor at an eligible institution for funds to be transferred.

Use of Funds: Stipends are intended to support students conducting Indigenous wellness-related research. Funds can offset the costs of research-related expenses (, and can be used to support the development (e.g. community meetings), implementation (e.g. data gathering), or sharing (e.g. conference registration) of their research project. Stipends are not intended to augment student income, and therefore cannot be used to pay applicant’s salary or wages for research assistants.

An academic and community or organizational Mentor will guide each Mentee through this experience.


Stipend Value
Undergraduate Students $1000
Graduate Students $2000
Doctoral Students $3000
Post-Doc/NI Students $5000

A complete application for this award will include:

  1. IMN-PN Registration Survey (If it has not already been completed. If it has been completed please indicate so on the Awards form checklist)
  2. IMN-PN Research Expense Stipend Application Form
  3. Budget and Timeline Templates
  4. Verification of Enrollment (not applicable for New Investigators)
  5. One-page proposal
  6. Letter of Support (From Academic Mentor and if necessary organizational mentor-suggested template)

All application materials should be uploaded as one document in the format (Last name_Research Expense Stipend.pdf) If you are applying for more than one award, please create separate documents for each award and send in separate emails with the title of the award in the subject line with the appropriate document.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All inquires and submissions can be sent to:

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