The Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme

Arctic research station

Credit: L. Narraway, Parks Canada

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI), Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Parks Canada (PARKS), and the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec (FRQ) are proud to launch a joint Call for Research Proposals in support of key themes connected to climate-driven changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat as well as impacts on Inuit and community health and well-being.

UKRI is investing £8 million into this 3-year programme (2022-2025) through the Fund for International Collaboration (FIC).

Call for Research Proposals under the Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme

9 Jun 2021

Apply for funding for a joint UK and Canadian research programme investigating changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in the Canadian Arctic.

Closing date: 4 August 2021


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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI), Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Parks Canada (PARKS), and the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec (FRQ) are proud to launch a joint Call for Research Proposals in support of key themes connected to climate-driven changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat as well as impacts on Inuit and community health and well-being.

The Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme has been developed to fund research under the following themes:

Theme 1 – Arctic Ecosystems and their Impact on Inuit Communities

Theme 2 – Mitigations and Adaptations for Resilience      

Proposals must also address at least two of the cross-cutting issues below:

  • Economics of Arctic change
  • Resilience and sustainability
  • Inuit community health and well-being

The expectation is that projects supported by this call will include effective representation from multiple disciplines including environmental, social, cultural, and health interests, as well as design and engineering. It is expected that the majority of research will take place within Inuit Nunangat. If any research is conducted outside of this area, it must demonstrate direct relevance to Inuit Nunangat, and will be evaluated through the full proposal. Inuit Nunangat includes land, water and ice across the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), and Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador), and makes up nearly one third of Canada’s landmass and more than 50 percent of its coastline.

To facilitate networking and collaboration, we are hosting a collaboration platform for the call. To create an account, please register with your details and research expertise or knowledge. You will then be able to search for and contact potential collaborators across multiple disciplines and both countries.

Timing

2022-2025

Can I apply for a grant?

Yes, a Call for Research Proposals is open. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is 4 August 2021. Details of the call can be found on the FRQ website, with UK specific information available on the UKRI Funding finder website.

Budget

The UKRI programme budget is £8 million.