This is the primary Call for Proposals for training, communications and outreach under the Government of Canada Program for IPY. A total of $5 million in funding is available. Projects may seek up to three years of funding and the total value of individual awards may be up to $600,000. This Call for Proposals is closing on
January 15, 2008.
The Government of Canada Program for IPY is seeking proposals that will help to
achieve the following objectives:
- Raise awareness about the Canadian Arctic, its peoples, and northern issues,
particularly among Canadians and the international community;
Create dialogue and build connections between and within Northern andSouthern regions of
, as well as between Canada and other countries, to Canadafoster greater understanding of the importance of the polar regions;
Promote IPY and polar science and research and communicate the progressand broad, collective results of IPY science and research on climate changeimpacts and adaptation, and health and well-being of northern communities;
Engage children and youth, particularly Northern youth, in polar science andresearch;
Provide experience and training for Northerners, particularly AboriginalNortherners, in the skills, techniques and knowledge needed to carry outnorthern-based research and monitoring during and beyond IPY;
Document and share Traditional Knowledge as it relates to northernenvironmental change.