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 a research idea related to reconciliation, community care, or policy that you would like to research but don’t know where to start? 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 January 2022 to the end of August 2022 (8 months total);
- You can apply with a research statement or indicate broad areas of interest you would like to study;
- The deadline to apply is October 29, 2021;
- We will be selecting a total of two applicants to participate in this round of mentorship opportunities;
- The application process will include an interview and you will be contacted regardless of outcome;
- If selected, you can expect a maximum of 40 hours per month (10 hours per week) of work, including time for meetings with CRE Research staff;
- The hours are flexible!
What your project will include:
- A research paper of approximately 2,500 words (word count can change depending on your topic);
- An easily digestible version of your research (eg. infographic, condensed version of your longer paper);
- Monthly updates on your project which will be shared on CRE’s social media.
What you will receive:
- $5,000 over the course of the Mentorship;
- Guidance from CRE Research staff to complete your project every step of the way;
- A bound copy of your research paper, which will also be published on CRE’s website and included in our Research Hub.
What we need from you:
- A filled out application form (below) submitted by October 29, 2021
- 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.
Do you have questions about the Indigenous Youth Research Mentorship Program or its application? Contact: