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Promotion of health and well-being in the Arctic


This project is under the auspices of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) where Canada is holding the chairmanship. The initiative aligns with the priorities and recent activities of the Arctic Council and builds on previous Arctic Council work related to the promotion of health and wellness in the Arctic.  

A request for application is now announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The objective of this initiative is to assess the outcomes of established and/or on-going community-based interventions in the field of mental health in order to identify and share best practices in promoting resilience and mental wellness in children and youth as a means of preventing suicide in later years.

It is expected that the research undertaken, under this initiative will take place in more than one Arctic Council Member StatePlease note that as per the Canadian Institute of Health Research’s guidelines, non-Canadian researchers are eligible to gain access to Canadian funds by partnering with Canadian researchers. Principal applicants may transfer funds to project participants (i.e., researchers, trainees, knowledge-users, etc.) based in other countries through a transfer of funds between institutions.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 1,000,000 (CAD), enough to fund approximately four grants.  The maximum amount per grant is $ 250,000 (CAD) for up to one year.


  • Application deadline – January 8th, 2014
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision – March 31st, 2014
  • Funding Start Date – March 1st, 2014

Details about the funding opportunity can be found on the CIHR website.

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