Nunavut Research Institute - Call for Proposals


Nunavut Research Institute


2016-17 Call for Proposals

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Call for proposals and Budget template


Nunavut Research Institute (NRI), in partnership with Irving shipbuilding Inc., will support innovative proposals and initiatives that develop/build:
-Arctic community capacity to engage in applied research and co-management decision making processes;
-Practical solutions to enhance marine safety; and
-Tools and technologies to respond to marine incidents.


Canadian individuals and organizations, including:
-Regional and community groups (Aboriginal communities or organizations, community associations and institutions);
- Academic Institutions and Northern Colleges;
- Government departments and agencies (federal, provincial, territorial, regional, municipal, Aboriginal);
- Private Businesses; and 
- Not for Profit, Non-governmental Organizations
In keeping with the mandate of NRI, proposals should when possible, meaningfully engage and partner with Nunavut residents and incorporate local knowledge.  Project teams should also engage and include representation from multiple sectors (ie, academia, private sector, government, Aboriginal organizations, and communities.
Investigators are strongly encouraged to leverage in-kind and/or cash support for their projects from external partners.  Proposals should clearly explain the nature of this support and any external partner commitments.
Individual applicants may submit no more than two proposals (maximum of one lead principal investigator) under this Call.
NOTE: This program is being co-funded by an external partner, which may have an impact of Intellectual Property generated as part of the research project.  Applicants are requested to contact the Research Office and NRI for further information in the case of proposals that may involve or generate protected Intellectual Property.
Eligible Locations and Topics: NRI is looking for research proposals to increase community capacity, to increase marine safety and to develop and/or apply tools and technologies to respond to marine incidents.
Suggested topics for proposals include, but are not limited to:
1) Develop best practices for community engagement in research, resource co-management, and environmental assessment.
2) Support new and innovative approaches to the safety and security of workers and/or hunters in the marine environment.
3) Development of tools and technologies to respond to marine accidents and hazards.
4) Build knowledge on spill response readiness, which may include studying how to clan oil off of ice.
The NRI funding call is for projects that will take place in the territory of Nunavut and its coastlines.

Funding Availability

Two Million Dollars of funding will be available over the duration of the project (2016-2021) to support successful initiatives.    Please include 40% indirect costs in your proposal budget.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Full Proposals are due to the Office of Research including a signed OR5 form. 

External Deadline
For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Linda McCorkindale, Contracts Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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