We are delighted to announce the launch of the Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme.
Full details of the announcement of opportunity are available here https://frq.gouv.qc.ca/en/program/canada-inuit-nunangat-united-kingdom-arctic-research-programme. Links to the call are also available through the UKRI Funding Finder.
This new multi-year programme will bring together teams of researchers from across Canada, Inuit Nunangat and the United Kingdom in innovative ways to understand and address the environmental, social, economic, cultural and engineering/infrastructure impacts of climate change in the Canadian Arctic.
The launch of the programme follows the recent signing of a new agreement between funding partners in the United Kingdom and Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/polar-knowledge/news/2021/05/united-kingdom-canada-inuit-nunangat-and-arctic-region-research-programmewill-support-inuit-self-determination-in-research.html
Online collaboration platform:
As part of the call, the partners have created a platform for potential applicants to reach out to new collaborators, with the intent of fostering exchanges that could lead to partnerships in research. Please register at https://cinuarc.meeting-mojo.com/
There will be two online sessions to promote the new programme, share information and resources and assist with building networks. The first session ‘Introduction to the new Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme’ was held on Wednesday 16 June 1630-1800 UK/1130-1300 Ottawa & Montreal. The session provided an overview of the programme, application process, timeline and key features, as well as information resources to support networking. A recording of the session is now available from the FRQ website, under section 5 ‘Networking’.
The second online session was held on Wednesday 30 June. This session ‘Building networks and partnerships – Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme’ focussed in more depth on networking resources, partnerships and linking to Northern priorities. A recording of the session will be made available on the FRQ website, under section 5 ‘Networking’ shortly.