The Canada – Inuit Nunangat – United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a  new multilateral research programme co-developped by Canada-Inuit Nunangat and the United Kingdom that will bring together researchers in the co-creation and implementation of research projects that respect the National Inuit Strategy on Research. The Call for Research Proposals supports key themes and cross-cutting issues 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 well-being.

Call Themes 

  • Arctic Ecosystems and their Impact on Inuit Communities
  • Mitigations and Adaptations for Resilience

Cross-cutting Issues

  • Economics of Arctic change
  • Resilience and sustainability
  • Inuit’s community health and well-being

Team Lead

Research Teams must include two Principal Investigators, one from Canada and one from the United Kingdom. It is encouraged that the Canadian Principal Investigator be an Inuk, or a representative from an Inuit Land Claim Organization or their designate or an Inuit Nunangat community.

Available Funding

  • For Canadian applicants, the maximum per project for a 3 year period is CAD 450,000   
  • In addition, Québec applicants may be eligible for a yearly supplement of CAD 50,000 from FRQ to support the participation of researchers from the province of Québec
  • For United Kingdom applicants, the maximum per project for a 3 year period is £545,000


Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI), Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Parks Canada (PARKS), and the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec (FRQ)

Key Dates

FRQNT will be receiving all applications via its FRQnet online platform.

  • Deadline (Letter of Intent): August 4th, 2021, 4pm EDT (9pm BST)
  • Deadline (Full Proposal): November 10th, 2021, 4pm EST  (9pm GMT)

For more information, please visit our Programme website where you will find the Programme Guide.

Contact information:
Natalie Noël
Programs Manager
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies (FRQNT) 
Tel : 418 643-8560 extension 3457