NiCHE is a confederation of researchers and educators working at the intersection of nature and history, seeking to provide historical context on environmental issues to fellow researchers, policy makers, and the Canadian public.
Our mission is to provide a forum for the field and to support collaboration among scholars.
Each year, NiCHE will set aside money to support small projects and events related to environmental history and historical geography in Canada. We welcome proposals from partner organizations and individuals, including graduate students, as well as others engaged in the field. NiCHE will consider requests for support up to a maximum of $10 000.
We hold an annual call for projects each October; however, NiCHE also considers requests for funding support throughout the year, particularly for projects that are time-sensitive. Proposals should be structured as below in all cases.
We especially encourage proposals that promote the following goals:
- Develop the field of Canadian environmental history / historical geography in Canada and beyond
- Promote communication among a geographically-dispersed network of researchers
- Help the field communicate its research beyond the academy.
In accordance with SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Clusters grant guidelines, NiCHE funds the mobilization and dissemination of research related to Canadian environmental history / historical geography, but cannot fund research activities themselves.
Eligible projects may include, for example, an exhibit, workshop, or seminar, or a web resource developed and hosted with NiCHE support. Successful applicants will be reimbursed for expenses upon submission of appropriate receipts.
A final report of the project must be submitted and will be posted on the website. Include visuals if possible.
Applications should be sent as a single file attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and will consist of:
- a proposal (max. 3 pages) consisting of a brief description of the project, followed by a full description listing the objectives, methodology, and timeline, with special emphasis on whether/how the project will
- promote public outreach of environmental history / historical geography
- involve matching funds and/or partnerships with groups beyond Canadian universities
- facilitate student training and involvement
- a budget (max. 1 page) for the entire project, including how the NiCHE funds will be used
- the NiCHE digital infrastructure services form (page 1) completed.
- a curriculum vitae (max. 1 page) of each individual applying.
Past Successful Proposals
To give you an idea of what we are looking for in a proposal, some of our successful applicant groups have agreed to share their entries. Both were funded during the 3rd annual Call for Projects, held in October 2009.
- "Reaching a Popular Audience" by Adam Crymble and Sean Kheraj
- "Thirty Years of Environmental Politics in Canada: the "small party" Online Exhibit by Ryan O'Connor
Nous encourageons des demandes qui attendront un public francophone, et les demandes peuvent être soumises en français.