The NSRC recognizes and respects the deep, primary knowledge of Tribal Nations in the Northern Forest region and announces the NSRC Indigenous Forest Knowledge Fund to support:

  • The education, mentorship, and training of Indigenous youth in applied forest research and/or Traditional Ecological Knowledge about forest systems;
  • New applied forest research that advances Tribal priorities; and
  • The synthesis and translation of forest research and/or Traditional Ecological Knowledge to advance communications, outreach, and economic programs for Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities.

$200,000 in NSRC funding will be awarded in 2022 to support between two and five projects, each in the $40,000 to $100,000 range, for one- to three-year funding terms.

2022 Program Timeline:

  • May 3, 2022: RFP issued
  • July 1, 2022: Proposals due electronically by 4:30pm
  • July 22, 2022: Notification of project award decisions
  • August 19, 2022: Funding committed