Announcement of Opportunity: Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme

9th June 2021

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/

Online Webinars:

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 will be on Wednesday 16 June 1630-1800 UK/1130-1300 Ottawa & Montreal. The session will provide an overview of the programme, application process, timeline and key features, as well as information resources to support networking. There will be a question and answer session with representatives from all the programme partners. A recording of the session will be available. Register for this session here: https://bit.ly/3bZA6rX.

The second online session will be on Wednesday 30 June 1630-1800 UK, 1130-1300 Ottawa/Montreal. This session ‘Building networks and partnerships – Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme will focus in more depth on networking resources, partnerships and linking to Northern priorities. It is anticipated that the contents of this session will be informed by the details of the online collaboration platform, which potential applicants are encouraged to use. A recording of the session will be available. Register for this session here https://bit.ly/3fOS8ym.