Arctic Marine Activities Integration & Synthesis Project (AMAIS): Enhancing Ocean Governance Through the Northern Marine Transportation Corridors
Dr. Jackie Dawson
From large-scale calls for proposals to tailored individual grants, MEOPAR works to support our Network through a variety of funding programs. Please check back on this page for open and upcoming opportunities. Eligibility varies from program to program: some are open to people within and outside our current Network, while some require previous funding the Network to qualify.
For more information about current opportunities, please visit the side links or the respective program pages.
The following opportunities are currently underway:
MEOPAR anticipates the release of the second iteration of the Early Career Faculty program at the end of June 2018. Eligibility criteria have been released early so that interested researchers can begin preparing their proposals. We are seeking investigators who are five years into their first academic appointment and within ten years of receiving their PhD. Some exceptions to this timeframe apply. We are looking to fund innovative research from both natural and social scientists, in areas aligned with MEOPAR's Strategic Plan. Projects will be funded for two years, beginning in April 2019. These grants are individual, and the maximum grant amount is $100,000. MEOPAR is partnering with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) for this call. Questions should be directed to Alexa Reedman.
Application deadline: October 29, 2018
This new Call for Proposals will help to build a Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System through a public, private and academic partnership, bringing together and leveraging existing Canadian and International ocean observation data/programs/projects.
Application deadline: June 7, 2018
This joint Call for Proposals is inviting proposals from social scientists to quickly deploy to a disaster-affected area in the aftermath of an extreme event. The purpose of the funding opportunity is to support research that will learn from disaster events in order to better prevent disasters and protect communities in the future.
Application deadline: Immediate/ongoing
Open to non-MEOPAR postdoctoral fellows, the purpose of these awards is to bring new postdoctoral fellows into the network to connect them with MEOPAR-funded researchers and HQP.
Application deadline: July 3, 2018
Open to current MEOPAR HQP, this awards financial support to participate in a self-identified professional development opportunity that is not available through MEOPAR, their research project or their university.
Application deadline: The next application period is May 31, 2018
This matches current MEOPAR HQP with mentors who are professionals working in the fields of marine research.
Application deadline: Ongoing
MEOPAR provides funding to Regional HQP Groups to organize local training workshops for HQP, end-users, and partners.
Application deadline: Ongoing
Theme 1 focuses on prediction and rapid response to marine emergencies (e.g. storm surge, hurricanes, oil spills, accidents).See all projects in this theme >
Theme 2 deals with longer-term predictions and impacts (e.g. sea level rise, ocean acidification).See all projects in this theme >
Helmuth Thomas Dalhousie University
Peter Tyedmers Dalhousie University
Observations help to identify and characterize hazards, guide and test model development, assess social vulnerability and operate early warning and prediction systems. MEOPAR’s Observation Core ensures that data is available in accessible formats to meet the needs of our researchers. The Observation Core is improving the exchange of expertise, technological developments and data across Canada. The Observation Core lead is Brad deYoungSee all projects in this theme >
Anthony Charles Saint Mary's University
Models help to predict how often extreme events (waves, wind, etc.) will occur and how big they will be. MEOPAR’s Prediction Core is improving models to make them more region-specific, more precise, and more interpretive of risks and socio-economic impacts. Improved, smaller-scale models help the government, industry, and coastal communities to better prepare and plan for how they will respond to emerging risks linked to our changing ocean. The Prediction Core lead is Dany DumontSee all projects in this theme >
Jim Christian University of Victoria
MEOPAR’s use of the term ‘response’ is broader than ‘emergency response’ and refers to aspects such as decision-making, solutions and impacts. Response is a complex social-ecological phenomenon that requires data and research on all aspects and levels. The goals of the MEOPAR Response Core are to: · Strengthen connections among MEOPAR’s social scientists. · Increase focus on impacts and policy. · Encourage engagement within and between MEOPAR research projects. · Promote social science perspectives and approaches. The Response Core lead is Stephanie ChangSee all projects in this theme >
Steve Plante Université du Québec à Rimouski