Hotıì ts’eeda - MHRC Įnı̀ Gomǫò Whehdıı̀ Studentship

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Hotıì ts’eeda has funding available for an NWT student to support their research in the mental health field. The HOTIÌ TS’EEDA - MHRC ĮNÌ GOMǪÒ WHEHDIÌ STUDENTSHIP provides funding of $15,000 to go towards conducting a research project related to mental health in the NWT. Priority will be given to a project that supports the needs of the territory’s Indigenous population.

*Įnı̀ Gomǫǫ̀ Whehdı̀ı, which means embracing spirit, is the name of our studentship focused on mental health. This name was given by Tłı̨chǫ Elders Rosa Mantla and Elder John B Zoe.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a Canadian citizen and/or permanent resident residing in the Northwest Territories (NWT)
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university or college program
  • Must be seeking to conduct a research project related to mental health in the NWT
  • The project must show the active and meaningful engagement of people with lived experience in both the project development and execution

Priority Criteria

  • Indigenous applicants
  • Youth mental health projects
  • Ethics approval obtained at time of application – if applicable
  • Research license obtained at time of application – if applicable
  • Application clearly outlines consideration of UNDRIP in research design
  • Clear engagement/commitment from an Indigenous community at time of application
  • Feasible, clear research deliverables/phases of project OR entire project can be completed within timeframe of funding allotted (by March 31, 2024)

Individuals may only receive one award from Hotıì ts’eeda per fiscal year.

Please submit your application by October 2, 2023. Deadline has been extended due to NWT wildfires.

Email for more information or to apply using the form below.