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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:

Call for Proposals Fall 2017

This Call for Proposals (CFP) includes both partnered and open components. The projects generally will run between 2-3 years. A number of partners are contributing to this CFP, including exactEarth Ltd., Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, Emergency Management British Columbia, and Ocean Networks Canada.

Application deadline: Closed. Applications are now under review. 


Research Connections Program

The Research Connections Program provides financial support (up to $15,000 per event) to eligible investigators to organize national-scope workshops, events or conferences aimed at building new partnerships between post-secondary researchers and partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors. 

Application deadline: The next application period is March 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 February 2018


Career Mentoring Program

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

Application deadline: The next application period is February 2018


Regional Training Workshops

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

Application deadline: Ongoing