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Funding Opportunities

MEOPAR offers funding and opportunities throughout the year in the areas of research, training and knowledge mobilization.

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:


Early Career Faculty Call for Proposals

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


CIOOS Call for Proposals

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


ICLR and MEOPAR Call for Proposals - 2018 Spring Flooding

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


Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

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


MEOPAR Training Award

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


Career Mentoring Program

This matches current MEOPAR HQP with mentors who are professionals working in the fields of marine research.

Application deadline: Ongoing


Regional Training Workshops

MEOPAR provides funding to Regional HQP Groups to organize local training workshops for HQP, end-users, and partners. 

Application deadline: Ongoing

Featured Project


Climate Change and Extreme Events in the Marine Environment

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    Greg Flato Environment Canada; University of Victoria

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    Gordon McBean University of Western Ontario

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    Dr. Bill Merryfield Environment Canada / University of Victoria

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    Dr. Barbara Neis Memorial University

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    Dr. Ronald Pelot MEOPAR

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    Jinyu Sheng Dalhousie University

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    Dr. Francis Zwiers Environment Canada / University of Victoria