CINUK Funders and Partners

The Canada – Inuit Nunangat – United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme Funders and partners are listed below. The total value of the combined funding available through the CINUK Programme is equivalent to £11.2m (GBP) or $18.2m (CAN).

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national representational organization protecting and advancing the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada. It developed the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR), which identifies areas for partnership and action that can strengthen the impact and effectiveness for Inuit of research in Inuit Nunangat (the Inuit homeland).

United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology of the government of the United Kingdom. This activity involves four of the councils of UKRI: The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is a Government of Canada agency responsible for strengthening Canadian leadership in polar science and technology. It is headquartered at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus, which it operates, in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

The National Research Council of Canada is Canada’s largest federal research and development organization. Its Arctic and Northern Challenge program will focus on four main research themes: housing, health, food and water.

Parks Canada Agency is responsible to ensure that Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and related heritage areas are protected and preserved for current and future generations.

Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) – Reporting to the Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Energy, the mission of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) is to ensure the strategic and coherent development of Québec research and to support it financially, to support the training of the next generation of researchers, to establish the partnerships necessary to achieve their mission, and to promote and support knowledge mobilization.