Funding Opportunity: $2 Million for Canadian Arctic Marine Solutions

Submission Deadline: 11 August 2016 (noon EST)

Nunavut Research Institute (NRI), in partnership with Irving Shipbuilding Inc., will support innovative proposals and initiatives that develop/build:
• Arctic community capacity to engage in applied research and co-management decision making processes;
• practical solutions to enhance marine safety; and
• tools and technologies to respond to marine incidents.

Successful applicants will be eligible to receive funding for activities commencing in the fall of 2016 through to March 2019 and potentially beyond. The funding allocation will follow a 3 + 2 model: Projects will initially be funded for up to 3 years and will have an opportunity to propose 2 more years of activities, based on successful progress and project review by NRI. Only Canadian individuals and organizations are eligible to apply.

Up to $2,000,000.00 of funding will be available over the duration of the project (2016-2021) to support successful initiatives. The NRI funding call is for projects that will take place in the Canadian territory of Nunavut and its coastlines.

Suggested topics for proposal include, but are not limited to:
1) Develop best practices for community engagement in research, resource co-management, and environmental assessment.
2) Support new and innovative approaches to the safety and security of workers and/or hunters in the marine environment.
3) Development of tools and technologies to respond to marine accidents and hazards.
4) Build knowledge on spill response readiness, which may include studying how to clean oil off of ice.

The full call for proposals and budget template are available here.

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