Apply for funding

Apply for funding

One important way that NWT CIMP generates cumulative impact monitoring and research information is by providing funding through an annual funding process for both Science projects and Indigenous Knowledge projects to:

  • Indigenous, federal, territorial and municipal governments
  • academic institutions
  • non-governmental organizations 

Scientific proposals must address Blueprint priorities.

An initial call for Letters of Intent (LOI) occurs in the fall and funding decisions are made in the spring. It is a competitive process in which reviewers and the NWT CIMP Steering Committee make funding recommendations to the program.

Information about the funding process (including instructions, templates, guidance and protocols) is available in the Science Project Funding Guide and the Indigenous Knowledge Project Funding Guide.

NWT CIMP has created Pathway to Better Monitoring in Canada's North, a step-by-step guide to designing northern monitoring programs using the pathway approach that encourages collaboration between science and indigenous knowledge, and addresses community and decision-makers' needs.

Another important resource for researchers to consider when working with Indigenous partners is Towards reconciliation: 10 Calls to Action to natural scientists working in Canada.

COVID-19 information for NWT CIMP funding applicants

The GNWT’s first priority is to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect communities. New policies have been implemented including travel restrictions into the NWT.  These changes affect monitoring and research projects. Project applicants are required to consider COVID-19 throughout the entire application process.

For current information, visit before you apply.

Key dates for 2022-2023 funding proposals

  • Letter of Intent Issued: September 13, 2021
  • Letter of Intent Deadline: October 12, 2021
  • Call for Proposals Issued: November 10, 2021 (successful LOI recipients only)
  • Proposal Deadline: January 10, 2022
  • Announcement of Project Funding: late April 2022