Long-term funds for Environmental Research and for Women

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So, where’s the money?

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada NSERC recently issued a call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for the Climate Change and Atmospheric Research (CCAR) initiative.

Grants range from $500,000 to $1 million per year for up to five yearsLetter of Intent Deadline May 17th, 2012.  Invitations to apply will be sent by August 17th, 2012 and invited applicants will be asked to send in a complete proposal by November 9th, 2012.

The CCAR initiative will support a limited number of large-scale research projects that are considered to be of high priority by both the Canadian academic research community and federal government departments. These projects will be led by world-class Canadian researchers and will comprise teams of university-based researchers and Canadian government scientists, along with international researchers and other partners (such as northern communities and/or the private sector). Their goal will be to generate substantial research results and transfer this knowledge for the benefit of Canada.

Funded projects must address major challenges in three theme areas: 1) Earth system processes and their representation in models; 2) Earth system prediction through improved forecasting methodologies; and 3) understanding recent changes in the Arctic and other Canadian cold region environments.

The Federal Governments Ministry of Status of Women in Canada provides funding through the Women’s Program for projects that aim to achieve the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. Funding is provided to eligible organizations in support of projects at the local, regional and national levels that address the following three priority areas:

  • Ending violence against women and girls
  • Improving women’s and girls’ economic security and prosperity
  • Encouraging women and girls in leadership and decision-making roles

Funding is available for time-specific projects of 36 months or less that address barriers to women’s participation and equality in Canadian society.  However, funding is not provided for ongoing activities, such as an organization’s operation and administration.  Project scope may be local, regional, provincial/territorial or national.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis.  All organizations interested in applying for funding from the Women’s Program are STRONGLY encouraged to contact their regional office to discuss their project, the Women’s Program priorities and objectives, as well as eligibility requirements.

Maximum financial support that can be provided to an eligible recipient is $500,000 per fiscal year.

Eligible applicants include incorporated not-for-profit and for-profit Canadian organizations.

That’s where we found some today, folks.  Go and get it!