Canadian Roots Exchange is looking for young Indigenous leaders from anywhere in Canada to participate in our Indigenous Youth Research Mentorship program!
Are you an Indigenous youth between the ages of 18 and 29? Do you have an idea or topic that you really want to research? Or do you have broad areas of interest and just want to build some valuable research skills and experience? We’d love to have you apply to CRE’s Indigenous Youth Research Mentorship program!
What you need to know:
- The Indigenous Youth Research Mentorship program will run from the beginning of September 2022 to the end of March 2023 (7 months total);
- You can apply with a research statement or indicate broad areas of interest you would like to study (Our first cohort is researching things such as the experiences of Indigenous autistic folks, Indigenous-led environmental justice, and L’nu’k models of healing in relation to land and language);
- The deadline to apply is July 29, 2022, at midnight;
- We will be selecting a total of four applicants to participate in this round of mentorship opportunities;
- If your application and research idea are what we’re looking for, you will be contacted for an interview. All applications will be followed up on regardless;
- If selected, you can expect to put in about 20 hours per month of work, including time for meetings with CRE Research staff;
- The hours are flexible and the program is taking place online!
What your project will include:
- A research paper of approximately 2,500 words (or a product in another format of approximately the same size/amount of information, such as a zine or an art piece);
- An easily digestible version of your research (eg. infographic, condensed version of your longer paper);
- Monthly updates on your project which may be shared on CRE’s social media.
What you will receive:
- $3,000 over the course of the Mentorship;
- Up to $2,000 for research costs, which can cover things like honorariums for your participants (if applicable), books and tech;
- Guidance from CRE Research staff to complete your project every step of the way;
- Opportunities to connect with other Indigenous youth who are into research;
- A bound copy of your research paper (if you produce a paper), which will also be published on CRE’s website and included in our Research Hub.
What we need from you:
- A filled out the application form (below) submitted by July 29, 2022
- Including your research statement and a brief description of your topic OR;
- An indication of areas of interest for your study (potential topics are outlined in the application form) and why you are interested in researching these topics.
Check out the projects from our first cohort
Do you have questions about the Indigenous Youth Research Mentorship or about the application?