Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount:
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jul 24, 2014
Sponsor's: Jul 31, 2014

Subject Areas: Climate Change, Arctic: Resource Production, Arctic Research

Through this Call for Proposals on Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability ("Arctic Call"), the Belmont Forum seeks to bring together integrated teams of natural scientists, social scientists, and stakeholders to develop projects that utilize existing Arctic observing systems, data sets and models to evaluate key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region across one or more of four possible themes.

This call is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).Proposals are to be submitted through the electronic proposal system accessible at see sponsor website for all details

Application Details: All calls require eligible participants from three or more countries. Clear added value of the international consortium should be demonstrated and, if relevant, the added value for national investments. All proposals must integrate across the natural sciences and social sciences and should include interdisciplinary, multinational approach, demonstrate strong relevance for user needs, and examine a variety of coupled interactions and feedbacks among relevant systems.NSERC will provide direct funding to eligible Canadian researchers to participate in Type 1: Small collaboration grants and Type 2: Small synthesis grants related to their activities in funded projects in the natural sciences and engineering, but not for the actual research costs. Collaboration with social scientists is also required, and NSERC will provide funding of up to 30% of the total in order to support this collaboration.
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Nebel,Silke

Sponsor Contacts:

NA, Ontario, Canada