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 establish new relationships or strengthen existing ones. These relationships are important in order to develop collaborative, co-created research projects based on mutual respect and acknowledgment of the deep understanding and knowledge Indigenous and Northern people bring to such projects as well as 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 form that process takes is entirely up to the researchers and their potential Indigenous and community partners. 

Please review the Indigenous & Northern Relationship Development Fund Guide for more information. 

Apply here.

Please Note: Deadline Has Been Extended
Application deadline Applications must be completed and submitted through Memorial University’s Public Engagement application portal by March 3rd, 2023 23:59 (CEST). 

Memorial University is also managing and admnistering 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, Strategic Northern Liason.

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.