Carbon Solutions at Western – Funding Opportunity

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Carbon Solutions @ Western invites interdisciplinary based translational research proposals that directly address the mitigation of carbon to reduce Green House Gas emissions.

Amount: $20,000 -$100,000 per year, for periods of 6 months to 2 years

  • The grant is contingent on a signed letter of support with external translational partner(s), which may include: for profit and not-for-profit corporations, non-governmental organizations, registered charitable foundations, municipal, provincial and federal government agencies, educational providers, as well as international partners of similar categories.

Deadlines:
Faculty Research Office: 1 week prior to submitting. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western: Proposals will be received continuously and evaluated every four months (until Sept 2023)

Description: Carbon Solutions @ Western encourages academic and external partner collaboration to address carbon reduction and replacement. The sectors of focus for carbon reduction will have strong ties to the Southwestern Ontario and Ontario economies and communities for opportunities that will have significant national impact either directly, or through validation for deployment across Canada and internationally. The funding opportunity is intended to support a broad range of research encompassing work in all research disciplines and faculties.

Examples of major carbon emissions sources and opportunities to reduce carbon emissions include (among others):

  • Support for people in marginalized communities by social, economic, cultural, gender or other factors;
  • Development of educational initiatives that can lead to change in consumer behaviors.

Eligibility: This funding opportunity is open to researchers in all disciplines and faculties. Projects require a lead Principal Investigator who is eligible to hold grants at Western. Inclusion of early career researchers (<10 years since first independent academic appointment) is encouraged, but is not a requirement for funding. A lead PI may only hold only one awarded grant at a time.

More information and applications…

Questions: Please contact carbonsolutions@uwo.ca with any questions or inquiries about Carbon Solutions @ Western.