Area of investment and support

Area of investment and support: Canada Inuit Nunangat UK Arctic research programme

This programme funds research projects that support key themes connected to climate-driven changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat as well as impacts on community health and wellbeing.

Budget:
£8 million
Duration:
2022 to 2025
Partners involved:
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Polar Knowledge Canada, National Research Council of Canada, Parks Canada, Fonds de Recherche du Quebec

The scope and what we're doing

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, UKRI, Polar Knowledge Canada, National Research Council of Canada, Parks Canada, and the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec are seeking research proposals that support 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 wellbeing.

The Canada Inuit Nunangat UK 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 wellbeing.

The expectation is that projects supported by this funding opportunity 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% of its coastline.

Opportunities, support and resources available

Funding opportunities

Understanding environmental change in Inuit Nunangat.

Networking and collaboration

To facilitate networking and collaboration, we are hosting a collaboration platform for the funding opportunity. 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.

Canada Inuit Nunangat UK Arctic research programme collaboration platform

Fonds de Recherche du Quebec online platform

Who to contact

Jessica Surma

Email: jessica.surma@nerc.ukri.org

Jennifer Morris

Email: jennifer.morris@nerc.ukri.org

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