The Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments is a multidisciplinary research and training center based at Laval and Trent University. It is funded by the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health (IAPH), one of the 13 institutes of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Nasivvik Centre is focused on building capacity in Inuit health research through trainee support, and promoting research in specific areas of Inuit environmental health.

The main goal of this RFP is to offer complementary funding to existing or recently funded projects that were awarded funding through a peer review competition to:

- Involve/train students and community members in strong, Inuit specific arctic environmental health research (AEHR);
- Develop material or curriculum for AEHR promotional or educational materials, in partnership with local/regional education representatives and university researchers;
- Support innovative knowledge translation activities (to increase
uptake of project results by Inuit communities, organizations, and regions); or
- Support Northern/Southern mentoring relationships between students and science or Inuit mentors.

Further information, including details on the application process, can be obtained by clicking on the 'Nasivvik Complementary Funding Initiative Call for Proposals 2010-2011' link (right-hand sidebar) at: Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible. They will be reviewed as they are submitted starting Friday, 1 January 2010. Responses will be provided within 3 weeks of proposal submission.

The Nasivvik Centre strongly encourages all applicants to contact the appropriate regional Inuit Research Advisor during the preparation of their applications to discuss the work being proposed:

Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Shannon O'Hara,
Nunavik: Rynee Kokiapik,
Nunavut: Stephanie McDonald,
Nunatsiavut: John Lampe,

For further information, please go to:

Or contact:
Susie Bernier