Mentorship through Anti-Racism and Equity Lens Workshop
The CIHR Research Excellence, Diversity and Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition Award is a new funding opportunity available to postdoctoral researchers, clinicians, and research associates from specific underrepresented groups to help them launch their research faculty careers in Canada. This program is one outcome of the Government of Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy and targeted funding for Black scholars in Budget 2022 and was developed after a process of engagement with health researchers and trainees on their anti-racism action plan. The inaugural offering of the CIHR REDI Early Career Transition Award aims to address historical and longstanding barriers to inclusion, systemic discrimination and racial inequities, lack of mentorship through equity and intersectionality lenses, and disproportionate underfunding for Black people and racialized women, especially in community-based health research.
The first competition is open to racialized women (including trans and non-binary women and cisgender women) and Black people.
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is supporting this process through the creation of guidelines, toolkits, and workshops to increase knowledge on mentoring for the requirements of this program and to ensure they are supported to assist racialized women (including trans and non-binary women and cisgender women) scholars and Black scholar mentees in their research journey through equity and intersectional lenses. The first mentorship session is open to applicants and supervisors or mentors to learn more about the guidelines for mentorship plan requirements for this application and to understand best practices on how to approach mentorship through an anti-racism and EDI lens.
Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 11 – 12.30 p.m. MDT