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Climate Action and Awareness Fund

Grants to Canada Nonprofits, Indigenous Organizations, and
IHEs for Research Projects Related to Climate Change

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Grants to Canada nonprofit organizations, Indigenous organizations, and IHEs for research projects that advance science and technology related to climate change. Funding is intended to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions. The purpose of this program is to support projects that will strengthen Canada’s science capacity to understand, identify, accelerate, and evaluate mitigation actions that will work towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

Climate change science and technology projects may include activities related to monitoring, data collection, model development, application of novel technologies, and/or knowledge synthesis aimed at enhancing understanding at the national, provincial, regional, or local level, including Indigenous communities.

Advancing climate change science and technology - Request for proposals research themes

The projects funded by this request for proposals must fall under one of the following themes:

  • Theme 1: Informing carbon sink enhancements: nature-based climate solutions
  • Theme 2: Understanding the potential for, and implications of, negative emission technologies
  • Theme 3: Understanding city- and municipal-level GHG emissions and mitigation effectiveness
  • Theme 4: Understanding multiple benefits of integrated mitigation approaches for greenhouse gases and air pollutants
  • Theme 5: Understanding and quantifying transportation sector emissions in Canada

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GrantWatch ID#: 184325

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This request for proposals will provide up to $6 million per project for a total of up to $59 million to eligible organizations over a maximum of five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding under this request for proposals, lead applicants must be one of the following:
- Universities and other academic institutions;
- Not-for-profit non-government organizations (NGO, e.g., environmental community groups); or
- Indigenous organizations

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be a webinar session to share information on the Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology request for proposals.

Date and time: April 22nd, 2021 1:00 p.m. EDT
Registration is required for webinar sessions.

To access the recorded webinar, please send a request to

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of intent for the advancing climate science and technology request for proposals will be accepted until June 10, 2021.

There is a two-step application process, consisting of a letter of intent phase open to all eligible applicants, followed by an invitation-only full proposal phase. This is intended to facilitate the development of a broad range of innovative proposals.

For more information on this request for proposals, please visit the Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System at, to access the Applicant Guide and Application Form.


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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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All inquiries related to the Climate Action and Awareness Fund may be forwarded to:

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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