The International Joint Initiative for Research on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation initiative represents a collaboration between research funders from Canada, Brazil, Germany, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States to leverage international expertise to tackle global challenges caused by climate change.
This competition is administered by Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund. The international stream supports international collaborations, positioning Canada and Canadian researchers as strategic partners at the international level.
Amount: up to 1.5 M (Canada) over 3 years + funding from consortium partners (The total amount of funding available to support each project will depend on the consortium partners that will be supporting the project.)
Notice of Intent (NOI) – Internal Western: April 25, 2023, 2 p.m. – Complete Notice of Intent in the Convergence Portal for administrative review. Submit a ROLA proposal.
Notice of Intent (NOI) – NFRF: May 2, 2023 – Submit final Notice of Intent in the Convergence Portal. Notices of Intent must be forwarded to NFRF by the institution.
Faculty Research Office: 2 weeks before agency deadline (If you wish to obtain feedback or an internal review for the application allow at least two-three weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: to be determined
NFRF (Full application): Sept 12, 2023
Description: This initiative aims to further the design and implementation of co-produced climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies for vulnerable groups – those currently most impacted by the effects of climate change, owing to both physical and socioeconomic vulnerability.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western. Applicants must apply as a transnational research project partnership. Project teams must be interdisciplinary and trans-sectoral, incorporating required disciplinary expertise to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies, and including appropriate stakeholders to reflect the participatory, co-developed nature of the project. A minimum of three countries must be represented among the Co-PIs and the team must be eligible to receive funds from at least two consortium partners.
Assistance with your application:
Western Research is planning additional supports, including an institutional networking event and information session at the end of February. In order to plan these supports appropriately, they ask those interested in applying, or who have expertise to offer to this opportunity, to complete this form.
Western Research: Kathy Laid; Western’s NFRF-International website
Knowledge Exchange: Please contact Mariam Hayward early in the writing process.
NFRF Webinar (NOI): Feb 16, 2023, 10am-12pm
Research Officer: contact Karen Kueneman