Black and Indigenous Doctoral Salary Award

These awards are intended for black and Indigenous research scholars who wish to pursue a career as a perinatal and/or child health researcher. Through an individualized research development plan, learners in ENRICH will enhance their skills ranging from research methods, to managing multi-site teams, to personal wellness, and other relevant topics for researchers. For a complete overview of the curriculum, please visit the curriculum tab of our website.   

These awards are intended for candidates who (1) wish to pursue a career as a perinatal and/or child health researcher, (2) are conducting research in perinatal and/or child health and wellbeing and (3) have already attained salary support at a local, provincial or national level but are still seeking advanced training. Successful candidates will gain complete access to the Enrichment Program. Through an individualized research development plan, learners in the Enrichment Program will enhance their skills ranging from research methods, to managing multi-site teams, to personal wellness, and other relevant topics for researchers. For a complete overview of the curriculum, please visit the curriculum tab of our website. For further information regarding the various training pathways please see the Training Path Summary Table.

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 1stSixteen 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.

Active Salary Awards: Applicants who already have a multi-year salary/stipend award from a local, provincial, or national organization/institution are ineligible for this award. Please apply to the REACH Award

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.