Relationship Development Fund

Recognizing Memorial University's obligation to ensure that researchers engage with the Northern and Indigenous people in a respectful, ethical, and deeply collaborative way, in keeping with the Memorial University’s Policy on Research Impacting Indigenous Groups, we are pleased to offer the Indigenous and Northern Relationship Development Fund.

The purpose of this fund is to help researchers in establishing new relationships or strengthening existing ones. These relationships are important for developing collaborative, co-created research projects based on mutual respect. They acknowledge the deep understanding and knowledge that Indigenous and Northern people bring to such projects, ensuring that the academic research and engagement projects meet the needs of the people and the regions where such research takes place.

Memorial University’s Policy on Research Impacting Indigenous Groups is the main guiding document for this fund. It is crucial that the researchers applying to this fund are familiar with this policy.

Project applications for this fund must be focused on relationship building. The approach that the process takes is entirely up to the researchers and their potential Indigenous and community partners.

Please review the Applicant Fund Guide for more information.

Apply here. *Note: applications will only appear in Memorial University’s Public Engagement Application Portal once the call for submissions is open.

Applications must be completed and submitted through Memorial University’s Public Engagement application portal. The 2024 call will be announced in December and will be closed on February 15, 2024.

Memorial University is also managing and administering The Indigenous and Northern Collaborative Research and Education Engagement Fund.

If you have any questions about the Indigenous and Northern Relationship Engagement Fund, please contact Sheila Downer, Northern Liaison, Office of Public Engagement or Lisa Goulet, Membership Engagement Coordinator, Office of Public Engagement.

The project grant is managed and administered by Memorial University on behalf of UArctic in accordance with the terms of a Global Arctic Leadership agreement with Global Affairs, Canada.

Read more about the recently announced Global Arctic Leadership Initiative.