Global Arctic Leadership Initiative (GALI)

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Monday 12th, February 2024

External Deadline: Thursday 15th, February 2024


Global Affairs Canada’s Global Arctic Leadership Initiative (GALI) is a funding program which aims to strengthen Canada’s global leadership in the Arctic. Supported by the GALI program, Memorial University has partnered with University of the Arctic (UArctic), and Yukon University to help foster collaboration in Northern Canada and ensure continuation of Canada’s initiative to build circumpolar academic cooperation. UArctic operates through a distributed leadership and orientation model concentrating on encouraging relationships and collaboration in Northern institutions throughout the circumpolar north.

Working collaboratively to complement the overall aims and values of UArctic, Yukon University and Memorial University will implement specific initiatives within the larger project.  Memorial University will build on its role as an engaged institution within Northern Canada, its extensive project management experience, and long-term involvement as an active member of UArctic, to implement four specific initiatives within the project.

Through the Global Arctic Leadership Initiative, Memorial University will manage the following project initiatives:

  • Network Engagement, Participation, and Visibility
  • Indigenous and Northern Collaborative Engagement
  • UArctic Indigenous Chairs
  • Climate Change Innovation Capacity for Youth

Memorial University is also managing and administering the following funding opportunities:

  1. The Indigenous and Northern Collaborative Research and Education Engagement Fund

This fund is a maximum total of $40,000 over a two-year duration.

  1. The Indigenous and Northern Relationship Development Fund
  2. The purpose of this fund is to help researchers at all University of the Arctic member institutions, those in the North and those in the South, establish new relationships or strengthen the existing ones in order to develop collaborative, co-created research projects based on mutual respect and acknowledgment of the deep understanding and knowledge Indigenous and northern people bring to such projects while ensuring that the academic research and engagement projects meet the needs of the people and the regions where such research takes place.
    This fund is a maximum total of $15,000 over a one-year duration.
  3. Who can apply for these funds? University of the Arctic and Memorial University encourage engagement between northern Canadian University of the Arctic member institutions, other Canadian members, and other University of the Arctic member institutions for these initiatives. The lead applicant must come from a Canadian Arctic/northern University of the Arctic member institution. A complete and updated list of member institutions can be found on the University of the Arctic website.
    Due date for applications: Feb. 15, 2024
  4. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Lisa Goulet. For full application criteria, procedures, timelines, eligible funding costs, and a link to the application portal, please see the website.

Funding Sources

Global Affairs Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: December 7, 2023