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Environment and Climate Change Canada

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on April 19, 2021 in Research Funding

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) has opened a request for proposals (RFP) for Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology Research. More information about CAAF can be found at the link above.

This RFP will fund projects that will strengthen Canada’s science capacity to understand, identify, accelerate, and evaluate actions towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The total envelope of the RFP is to $59M

To be eligible for funding under this request for proposals, lead applicants must be one of the following:

  • not-for-profit non-government organizations (NGO, e.g., environmental community groups),
  • Indigenous organizations, or
  • universities and academic institutions.

Lead applicants are encouraged to develop collaborative proposals and partner with other academic institutions and organizations, including federal, provincial, territorial, or municipal government partners. While supporting applicants or partners are not required as part of the proposal, their participation will be treated as an asset, or additional strength, as it reflects the opportunity and potential for knowledge transfer.

There is a two-step application process, consisting of a Letter of Intent (LOI) phase open to all eligible applicants, followed by an invitation-only full proposal phase. The Applicant Guide [PDF] and Application Form [PDF] are attached, however applications will be accepted only through the Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System.

The deadline to submit a LOI is June 10, 2021.