Call for Research Proposals under the Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme

Call for Research Proposals under the Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme

Letters of intent

You must submit a letter of intent through the FRQnet platform. This must be submitted by the Canadian lead principal investigator.

Letters of intent should include:

  • CVs for all named UK researchers
  • UK budget breakdown:
    • indicative and combined for all institutions at the letter of intent stage.

The closing time for submission of letters of intent is 16:00 Eastern Daylight Time on 4 August 2021.

You are not able to submit a full proposal unless you have submitted a letter of intent.

UK principal investigators must ensure they have provided the Canadian principal investigator of their project with all necessary information in advance of this time to allow them to submit on time.

Full proposals

If your letter of intent is approved, you will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Full proposals should be submitted through the FRQnet platform by the Canadian lead principal investigator.

Further details can be found on the FRQ website.

With their proposals, UK applicants should include:

  • CVs for all named UK researchers
  • UK budget breakdown:
    • full budget for each institution involved at full proposal stage
  • justification of resources document (up to two sides A4)
  • outline data management plan
  • letters of support from collaborators and project partners
  • facility forms or technical assessment (if relevant).

Proposals cannot include studentships.

Data management

Applications are required to include a collaboration plan, which should include information on data management, intellectual property management and the management of research ethics. When completing this plan, UK applicants will be expected to adhere to the following data management requirements.

For NERC relevant data the NERC Data Policy must be adhered to, and an outline data management plan produced as part of proposal development. NERC will pay the data centre directly on behalf of the programme for archival and curation services. However, applicants should ensure they request sufficient resource to cover preparation of data for archiving by the research team.

NERC guidance on preparing an outline data management plan.

For ESRC relevant data the ESRC Data Policy must be adhered to. The ESRC Funding Guide (page 11) provides advice with regards to data deposit requirements for grant holders and applicants.

Applicants should ensure they request sufficient time within the grant and adequate funding for the preparation of data for archiving. This should be specified in the proposal and data management and sharing plans attached to it as well as discussed with the UK Data Service when preparing the proposal.

For AHRC relevant data guidance set out on pages 65 to 67 of the AHRC Research Funding Guide must be followed.

For EPSRC relevant data, applicants should follow the EPSRC Expectations.

Services and facilities

Principal investigators wishing to use NERC services and facilities will need to contact the relevant facility at least two months prior to submission of the grant. This is to discuss the proposed work and receive confirmation that they can provide the services required within the timeframe of the grant. The facility will then provide a technical assessment that includes the calculated cost of providing the service.

NERC services and facilities must be costed within the limits of the proposal. The technical assessment must be submitted with full proposals as detailed within the NERC Research Grants and Fellowships Handbook (paragraph 236).

The full list of NERC facilities that require a technical assessment can be found on the NERC website, excluding:

These services have their own policies for access and costing.

Use of NERC ships is not permitted as part of this call.

Applicants considering using NERC marine facilities must contact marineplanning@nerc.ukri.org to discuss their requirement before submission of their letter of intent, as availability will depend on year of request.

Final proposals

Applicants who are successful at the full proposal stage will be asked to submit their final proposal through Je-S (details will be provided at that time).

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