The three (3) theme areas, as they pertain to
community responses to environmental change, and in particular issues related to Inuit
health and well-being are:
! Food
! Water
! Natural/traditional medicines and remedies
Part of the Nasivvik Centre’s mandate involves the support of research and training for students.
This year, the Nasivvik Centre is pleased to announce its seventh call for Summer Student
Research Awards 2010 (undergraduate level).

The Nasivvik Centre will provide funding for undergraduate students to gain experience by
participating in research during the summer months (May-August). Funding support shall be at
the CIHR established level of $1,313/month for four months with a maximum award of $5,252.
Applications for funding should be made by the researcher supervising/hiring the
Applications are invited from researchers whose work focuses on an issue related to one or
more of the 3 themes identified by the Nasivvik Centre (see above).
! To stimulate interest in research on key Inuit environmental health topics of importance
to communities and organizations;
! To provide support to students for training and research in Inuit environmental health;
! To support the development of highly qualified researchers with knowledge and
experience in Inuit environment and health issues.

Eligibility Requirements
The program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada at the time of
! Students must be working within an established research project.
! Students must be returning to a recognized undergraduate/graduate University or College
education program in September 2010.
! Projects must pertain to at least one of the 3 themes of the Nasivvik Centre.
! Grants can be taken up by University researchers and/or Inuit organizations.
! Grants can not be combined with any other award from the Nasivvik Centre.
! 100% of funds must be used for undergraduate student salary.
! A two-page description of the research project and a copy of the full research proposal (if
project already received granting from a recognized granting council)
! A ! page description of the role to be played by the undergraduate student in the project
! List and level of other sources of funding for the research project
! Location of work
! Name, contact information of the researcher and the undergraduate student
Students will be expected to submit a 3-page report to the Nasivvik Centre upon the completion of
their summer work by Friday August 27th, 2010 (format to be provided). Supervisors will be requested
to aid the students in identifying any outcomes of their summer research experience.
Review Criteria

The selection of recipients for the awards will be based upon the following criteria:
! Training program/environment for the student.
! Fit with key themes of Nasivvik Centre.

Closing Date
The closing date for applications is Friday, March 26th, 2010, 5:00 pm EST. Late or incomplete
applications will not be considered. Please submit applications to:

Kristeen McTavish
Nasivvik Centre Coordinator
Indigenous Studies Department
Trent University
1600 West Bank Dr.
Peterborough, ON
K9J 7B8
Tel.: 705 748 1011 ext 7242; Fax: 705 748 1416