This award is open for Black and Indigenous scholars only.
Location of Tenure: The award must be held at a Canadian Academic Institution, and/or child health research institute affiliated with a Canadian University and is open to candidates who are perusing a doctoral, post-doctoral or new investigator career on a full time basis.
Talk to your Regional Leader 1st: Sixteen Canadian Pediatric Academic Centres have a Regional Leader. Please contact the Regional Leader closest to your academic institution. They should be contacted well in advance of the application deadline (45-60 days) to ensure you meet all criteria, before submitting your application. A list of our Regional leaders can be found HERE.
Timing: Applicants must have at minimum 2 active years remaining in their doctoral studies from the ENRICH funding start date, which is April 1st of each year. Any interruption in a candidate’s training will be considered in determining eligibility and should be addressed within the CIHR Academic Common CV.
Citizenship: This program is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada.
Indigenous learners: Indigenous scholars applying to this award must provide an Indigenous Community Engagement Letter. This letter should come from an Indigenous community member who shows support of the research that is being done within the community and can confirm the Indigenous heritage of the candidate.