Inuit Nunangat Research Program

Research by Inuit, for Inuit

The Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP) is an Inuit-led component of North by North, a program operated by the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence. In tandem with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s implementation of the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR), the INRP advances Inuit self-determination in research by creating space for Inuit to design research projects, develop partnerships to build capacity and strengthen the impact and effectiveness of Inuit Nunangat research for Inuit.

The INRP has a budget of roughly $900,000 per year over the next four years. The program will consider funding arrangements from 1-2 years with an additional call for proposals as required.

Accepting Research Ideas

The Inuit Nunangat Research Program is now accepting research Ideas for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.


The INRP is governed by Inuit through the Inuit Advisory Committee (IAC), with secretariat support provided jointly by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and ArcticNet. Committee members represent the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Makivik Corporation, the Kativik Regional Government, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the Nunatsiavut Government, and the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Canada.


The INRP was created to enhance research by Inuit for Inuit, build research capacity in our communities, address community concerns, and contribute to Inuit prosperity by providing Inuit with information, tools and resources that we need for good decision-making as well as to inform policies and programs that will help improve our livelihoods.

Enhance research by Inuit

Build research capacity

Address community concerns

Contribute to Inuit prosperity


The program is open to all Inuit communities and organizations.

The INRP will also recognize established relationships between southern researchers and Inuit communities, provided the project is co-led by Inuit and demonstrates ALL of the following:

  • Ensuring Inuit are involved at every stage of the project;
  • Proposal developed jointly with an Inuk partner or Inuit community;
  • Appropriate plan in place to ensure continuous communication throughout the life of the project;
  • Ensure capacity building among Inuit; and
  • Funding is routed to the community partner rather than the southern researcher.

Send an email to [email protected], in the language of your choice, with the following information:

  • The research question or subject of your research
  • Location(s) of the fieldwork
  • Approximate start and end date
  • Who will do the research?
  • How will you answer the research question?
  • Community partners

Please let us know if you will require additional support in the development of your proposal if your research idea is approved.

If you prefer to express your ideas orally by phone, in the language of your choice, leave a phone message at this toll free number: 1-866-262-8181. Please provide your name, preferred method of contact (phone, email), and provide information on your research question or subject in your voice message.

Once the INRP has received your research idea it will be reviewed by the Members of the Inuit Advisory Committee they will then propose one of the following courses of action:

  • Research idea accepted: Please develop full proposal (see proposal guidelines)
  • Research idea supported: Additional information required
  • Research idea declined: A research idea may be declined for several reasons. Examples include, the costs of completing the project may exceed the available funds, the research idea may already have been addressed by other researchers, or the project may be better suited for funding by a different agency. Members of the Committee will provide feedback on your idea as well as direct you to other potential sources of support.
Remember: If your research idea is accepted you may request assistance for the next step, development of a proposal. Proposals section coming soon.

Coming soon—expected within the coming weeks.

The call for research ideas is now open. If there is funding still available after this first call, we will open another call for research ideas for August 20, 2020. We urge you to contact us at [email protected] or contact any of the Regional Inuit Research Advisors (see contacts).


By Email: [email protected]
By Phone: 1 866 262 8181


Carla Pamak

Inuit Research Advisor
Nunatsiavut Government
  • P.O. Box 70
    Nain, NL A0P 1L0


Lucy Grey

Inuit Research Advisor
Kativik Regional Government (KRG)
  • P.O. Box 9
    Kuujjuaq, J0M 1C0



Inuit Research Advisor
Department of Social and Cultural Development
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Kendra Tingmiak

Inuit Research Advisor
Science, Innovation, & Climate Change Division
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC)
  • Bag Service #21
    Inuvik, NT, X0E 0T0

Available Funding

Funds for this program are very limited. The INRP has a budget of roughly $900,000 per year over the next four years. Funds will be spread out as equitably as possible throughout Inuit Nunangat. Projects with smaller budgets are encouraged to apply.

Program funding can go towards things like:

  • Salaries and wages;
  • Travel (COVID-19 may pose restrictions);
  • Training and workshops;
  • Professional fees (researchers, work space, etc.);
  • Communication materials;
  • Administration costs; and
  • Office supplies;
  • and equipment dedicated to project.

Questions and Answers

Have a question? Would like to talk to a researcher? We can help. We have connections to excellent researchers who may be able to help you with your research question, or help you develop your ideas in regards to health, wildlife, climate change, and more. Don’t hesitate to contact for any questions, big or small.

Feedback on Program

We are also always looking to improve the program if you have any comments, suggestions, advice to improve the program please feel free to contact us. [email protected] or

Carla Pamak
(709) 922-2380
Lucy Grey
(819) 964-2961
Jean Allen
(867) 975-4950
Kendra Tingmiak
(867) 777-7026

National and International Support

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Eric Loring
Inuit Circumpolar Council
Stephanie Meakin