Western Research Centre – November, 2015 Call for Proposals

The Western Research Centre of the UAKN is seeking proposals for urban Aboriginal community based research projects. Candidates are invited to submit a research proposal detailing their anticipated research project on or before January 15, 2016.

The successful research proposals will be funded based on the following funding criteria:

  • Pilot projects or literature synthesis projects with a 6 month timeframe will be funded to a maximum of $5000.00
  • Standard research grants with a 12 month timeframe will be funded in two distinct categories: (a) To a maximum of $15,000.00 and (b) To a maximum of $30,000.00

Project Deliverables:
All funded projects are required to provide a written report upon completion of the research. Author(s) may be invited to present the results of the research project at regional and/or national UAKN conferences. Additionally, a summary statement of the research will be needed to use in press releases and for posting on the UAKN website. Other methods of reporting may also apply as projects align with community based participatory research processes.


Please submit the research proposal by the January 15, 2016 deadline to: [email protected]

All research proposals will undergo an adjudication process led by the Western Research Centre Executive Committee and applicants will be notified of the final decision by February 19, 2016. Please note that the merit criteria to be evaluated will consist of community, academic and policy based criteria. All questions and enquiries can be directed to the Co-Directors of the Western Region:
Dr. Paul Bowles, Economics Department, University of Northern BC: [email protected]
Dr. Ross Hoffman, First Nations Studies Dept., University of Northern BC: [email protected]

Full Proposal: UAKN Nov. 2015 CFP Western RC