Funded by the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), the British Columbia Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (BC NEIHR) is one of nine Indigenous-led networks across Canada that support research leadership among Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) communities, collectives and organizations (ICCOs).The purpose of the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research Program is to establish a national network of centres focused on capacity development, research and knowledge translation (KT). This network of centres provide supportive research environments for Indigenous health research led by, and grounded in, Indigenous communities in Canada.
This five-year program also supports Indigenous student research as well as facilitates community-led research partnerships between ICCOs, students, researchers and organizations. Through an extensive network of experienced and dedicated members and partners, including the First Nations Health Authority, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, and Métis Nation BC, the BC NEIHR supports an Indigenous-led provincial health research agenda.
Woven from the values, knowledge systems, priorities and leadership of Indigenous Peoples in BC, our collective vision is to contribute to the improved health, wellbeing and strength of Indigenous Peoples by:
- Supporting Indigenous Health Research Leadership
- Supporting Culturally Safe and Ethical Indigenous Health Research
- Supporting Indigenous Health Research Development
- Supporting Indigenous Health Research Capacity Development
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Instructions and Application Materials
The objective of the BC NEIHR Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to provide funding to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) postdoctoral applicants who wish to conduct research within a British Columbia (BC) host institution. Recipients of these fellowships demonstrate achievement in graduate studies, a research-intensive career pathway, as well as partnership potential with Indigenous communities, collectives and/or organizations (ICCOs).
The BC NEIHR launches a competition for Postdoctoral Fellowship(s) every two (2) years. Should more funds become available, additional fellowships may be awarded. Recipients are invited to a Learning and Sharing Circle (with funded Indigenous graduate students as well as communities, collectives and organizations), where they present their work and speak about their participation in this Fellowship program.