Funding Opportunity Announcement: Challenge of Dementia in Indigenous Populations

We are very pleased to announce that the new CIHR funding opportunity on the Challenge of Dementia in Indigenous Populations has been launched.

Dementia has emerged as a significant health concern in Indigenous populations in Canada. As an example, the number of First Nations populations in Alberta who were treated for dementia tripled between 1998 and 2009 — higher than the increase in non-Indigenous Canadian populations. Furthermore, First Nations people who were diagnosed with dementia were more likely to be younger and male, compared to their non-First Nations counterparts.

This funding opportunity intends to provide support for dementia care research that uses community-based participatory methods with rural and/or urban Indigenous populations. Funding will also work to iteratively build capacity among Indigenous scholars and students in dementia research.

Application Deadline: 2016-09-06

Read more about the funding opportunity