Community Reporting Award


Communication with northerners and their communities is a vital part of the research process. In addition to communicating research objectives and methods prior to initiating a project, UAlberta North recognizes the value and importance of reporting and discussing research progress with communities. Indeed, reporting on research and informing a community about the results of a project may be a requirement for certain granting agencies that fund Northern research. UAlberta North will allocate funding annually for the purpose of community reporting and for communicating about a research project. Priority will be given to research projects that are supported by granting agencies that require community reporting of research progress and/or results.


The maximum value of an award will not normally exceed $2,500, though consideration will be given to higher requests that reflect the cost of travel to a particular community.


  • To apply, graduate students must have applied for the NSTP or UANRA within the past two funding cycles. 
  • Applicants cannot be in their first year of studies; this is not for data collection or consultation.
  • Reporting must occur in communities within the geographic boundaries for NSTP and UANRA eligible research.
  • Funding can only be received once.

Community reporting (be innovative about what would be of value to the community):

Community reporting may take many forms, including (but not limited to): 

  • Making presentations to community groups and/or schools/colleges.
  • Presenting at community-based workshops and conferences. 
  • Reporting on the research project at community social events and/or by visiting elders or going out on the land. 
  • Producing briefing materials for public circulation at the direction of a local or regional agency or government. 
  • Preparation of digital and or print legacy materials.


UAlberta North will allocate funding annually for the purpose of community reporting and for communicating about a research project. The 2017/2018 allocation is a pilot of the award and has a restricted timeframe due to starting the process well into the fiscal year. 

The funds will need to be spent/Awarede by March 31st 2018.


Community Reporting Award 2017/2018 Allocation 
(Eligible students – recipients of NSTP and or UANRA funds from University of Alberta) 

  •  November 20th, 2017 – call for applications to eligible students. 
  •  December 15th, 2017 – Deadline for applications. 
  •  December – Adjudication Committee review and rank applications. 
  •  Notify students • Funds for reporting from award date to March 31st 2018. 

CRA 2018/2019 and following years 

  •  January 2018 – Students put forward for NSTP and UANRA for 2018/2019 award year and the eligible students from prior years will be notified of eligibility 
  •  March 1 – Deadline for Applications- send to Adjudication committee 
  •  April – When allocate NSTP funding for 2018/2019 recipients, also adjudicate CRA awards. 
  •  Awards good for fiscal year – April 1 – March 31st 

Grant reporting to UAlberta North 
• UAlberta North will require evidence of reporting, either confirmation from the community, copy of materials or other agreed upon documentation. This information will go out in the award letter. 
Application Materials 
• Pdf application with Supervisor’s signature 

Community Reporting Terms of Reference

Community Reporting Application