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Knowledge sharing and capacity building networks to strengthen Indigenous perspectives in research (Nordics)

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The Knowledge sharing and capacity building networks to strengthen Indigenous perspectives in research funding program from NordForsk supports the sustainable and ethically sound development of Indigenous communities and areas of interest across the Nordic countries. This funding aims to support 2-4 Nordic knowledge-sharing and capacity-building networks focusing on research relevant to Indigenous peoples and/or Indigenous research.

The networks are expected to:

  • operate across the Nordic countries, subjects and disciplines.
  • arrange seminars, webinars, workshops, courses, and other activities suitable to spread and build knowledge and awareness related to Indigenous research
  • cover subjects like;  General Data Protection Regulations, research ethics, power relations, gender perspectives, “do no harm “ principles, open research, involving research methods, Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous self-determination, leadership and capacity in research, Indigenous research training, and communication of research to Indigenous peoples, giving back to  communities (these examples are not  an exhaustive list of subjects, each network is not expected to cover all subjects and activities ).
  • build on insights and findings from ongoing projects and research, make use of and multiply best practice examples, and draw on existing knowledge
  • raise awareness of the importance of Indigenous perspectives and disseminate the outcomes of the networks to relevant stakeholders at different levels such as policy makers, NGOs, research organisations, student organisations and the public.
  • to comply with NordForsk’s gender policy.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Proposals must be submitted by research performing organizations in at least three Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland).
  • The host institution (Project Owner) for the capacity building networking project must be established research performing organisation based in a Nordic country.
  • The project leader must be an early career researcher (who completed their PhD 2-7 years before the deadline for this call).
  • Projects should focus on building knowledge and awareness related to Indigenous research across the Nordic countries.

Applicants may apply for up to 1 million NOK for up to 2 years.

Applications close on September 24, 2024.

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