NSERC, along with 11 other members of the international Belmont Forum— a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research and international science councils—jointly announced their participation in a collaborative action to advance Arctic research.
This initiative encourages integrated teams of natural and social
scientists, as well as stakeholders, to develop projects that leverage existing
Arctic observing systems, datasets and models to evaluate key sustainability
challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region.
By utilizing and developing (1) the relevant information streams and (2)
the sustainability science necessary to assess, predict, inform, and
communicate resilient pathways, this call for proposals seeks to advance
research across four themes:
- The natural and living
- The built environment and
- Natural resource management and
For its part, NSERC will provide direct funding to eligible Canadian
researchers to participate in small collaboration and synthesis grants related
to their activities in funded projects in the natural sciences and engineering,
excluding actual research costs.
The deadline to submit proposals is July 31, 2014.
information about the competition and application process is available at: http://igfagcr.org/cra-2014-arctic-observing-and-research-sustainability