Climate Action and Awareness Fund– Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology Request for Proposals

How to Apply: 

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) has opened a request for proposals (RFP) for Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology Research. 

The RFP will fund up to $59M for projects that will strengthen Canada’s science capacity to understand, identify, accelerate, and evaluate actions towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

To be eligible for funding under this RFP, lead applicants must be one of the following:

  • not-for-profit non-government organizations (NGO, e.g., environmental community groups),
  • Indigenous organizations, or
  • universities and academic institutions.

Lead applicants are encouraged to develop collaborative proposals and partner with other academic institutions and organizations, including federal, provincial, territorial, or municipal government partners.

There is a two-step application process, consisting of a Letter of Intent (LOI) phase open to all eligible applicants, followed by an invitation-only full proposal phase. The Applicant Guide and Application Form are attached, however applications will be accepted only through the Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System. The deadline to submit a LOI is June 10, 2021.

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

For more information, please visit the Climate Action and Awareness Fund webpage.

Applications can be submitted to this competition by institutions, not by individuals.  If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please contact Andrew Hacquoil at

External Deadline: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021
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