Grant Available for Research to Support Northern Forest Tribal Nations and Indigenous Communities

By Lake Champlain Sea Grant Staff
May 05, 2022

Lake Champlain Sea Grant partners with Shelburne Farms and Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Abenaki to help expand Indigenous educational programming throughout the Lake Champlain basin. The three partners share their common missions to promote environmental literacy, protect natural resources for a sustainable future, and build awareness and understanding of Abenaki traditional ways of knowing. Learn more about the partnership.

In commitment to the principles of partnership and diversity, Lake Champlain Sea Grant shares opportunities from other organizations that support Indigenous People and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the region.

The Northeastern States Research Cooperative (NSRC) announced such an opportunity on May 3 in a competitive request for proposals for its Indigenous Forest Knowledge Fund. Proposed projects should address one or more of the following:

  • 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/or
  • Synthesis and translation of forest research and/or Traditional Ecological Knowledge to advance communications, outreach, and economic programs for Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities.

NSRC welcomes project leaders or project settings from Tribal homeland and territories of the Northern Forest region that includes or overlaps Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. A signed letter of support from a Tribal Leader or Tribal Department Director attesting to the value of the project must accompany each proposal.

The 2022 Indigenous Forest Knowledge Fund request for proposals are due July 1.