Call for Expressions of Interest: Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research

The three federal granting councils and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (TC3+) are recruiting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples’ members to join the newly created Indigenous Leadership in Research Circle. The Circle will advise and support the TC3+ during the implementation of their joint strategic plan for strengthening Indigenous research capacity.

This is a great opportunity to increase First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples’ representation in leadership and decision-making positions. It is important to us that Indigenous peoples from all fields, including natural sciences and engineering, play a stronger role in research funding policies among the granting agencies, informed by Indigenous ways of knowing in research and scientific inquiry.

Membership will be selected in a way that considers sufficient diversity to reflect First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada (including the perspectives of urban, rural, northern, on/off reserve Indigenous Peoples); different levels of experience and expertise (community and academic); breadth across the
agencies’ three mandate areas; gender equity; and geography.

How to apply – Click Here for full details 

Interested individuals are invited to submit the following documents to show their interest in being considered for membership.

  • A two- to three-page freeform document that:
    • confirms they are of Indigenous ancestry;
    • outlines the experiences and perspectives they have that would contribute to the mandate of the Leadership Circle; and
    • explains how being part of the Leadership Circle would benefit them and their community (see this definition of “community” for reference), collective and/or organization.
  • A signed letter of support from the individual’s community that describes the individual’s lived experience with research and involvement/role within the community.

All documents must be sent to with the subject line, “Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research.”

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021. Appointments to the Leadership Circle will be announced in winter 2021.

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