CIEE Call For Working Group Proposals


Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution (CIEE)


CIEE Working Group Funding


The Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution (CIEE) seeks proposals for new Thematic Programs (Working Groups) to be staged over the 12 month period from March 2019 to February 2020. Proposals should outline a plan to address significant questions in ecology and/or evolution through synthesis-based research in the form of (a) unified and comprehensive data aggregation, (b) methodological integration, (c) conceptual synthesis, (d) analysis of information from multiple sources (e.g., meta analysis) or of multiple types (e.g. cross-disciplinary integration), or (e) application of compiled research data to environmental problems. CIEE supports projects in any area of ecology and evolution which address questions of high conceptual or applied (including environmental issues) importance. Applicants must define the project scope, meeting agenda, inclusive budget, and plan for publication. CIEE provides logistic support and travel and meeting expenses.


CIEE will fund working groups from 8 to 15 participants in size.  Productive working groups typically include participants from a variety of career stages, including early career researchers (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows) as well as mid to later-career researchers (e.g. university faculty, government research scientists, senior managers). CIEE requires the participation of at least one graduate student and one postdoctoral fellow in each working group. CIEE is a national organization, and therefore encourages geographic breadth of the Canadian participants. International participants are welcome. Working groups must have demographic diversity, including gender balance (≥ 40% self-identified as female or gender non-binary).

Funding Availability

Grants valued from $6,000 to $13,000.

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

Presence of matching funds or partner organizations should be indicated. Applicants with industrial partners should also consider submitting a proposal to the CONNECT program prior to CIEE submission.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Submit the full proposal as a single PDF file, along with a OR-5 form to

External Deadline

Applicant to submit the full proposal as a single Adobe pdf file by October 19, 2018 to:​

For Questions, please contact

Applicants are encouraged to contact the CIEE Director or Program Coordinator with any questions, including those on content, budget and facilities.

Diane Srivastava,Director, Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution 

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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