NSRC Announces Indigenous Forest Knowledge Request for Proposals

Logo for the northeastern states research cooperativeThe Northern States Resource Cooperative (NSRC) will award up to $1.5 million in 2024 to support projects with budgets ranging from $75,000 to $500,000 for one- to three-year funding terms via their Indigenous Forest Knowledge Fund (IFKF). The IFKF seeks projects that will: (1) acknowledge and address structural inequities in opportunities for Indigenous youth to participate in forest research and (2) invest in the cultural and intellectual sovereignty of Tribal forest traditions alongside other forms of applied forest research.

Proposals, due by June 14, 2024, are welcomed for:

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

Project leaders and/or project settings shall be directly related to Tribal homelands/territories or ancestral territories of the NSRC region (i.e., the Northern Forest region that includes/overlaps/impacts Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and/or Vermont).

Visit the NSRC IFKF website for details, frequently asked questions, and submission requirements.