Natural Resources Canada - Climate Change Adaptation - 2017 Call for Proposals


Natural Resources Canada


Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform

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Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform, chaired by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), brings together representatives from industry, Indigenous, municipal, professional and not-for-profit organizations, federal, provincial and territorial governments, and research institutions to address shared adaptation priorities. To support the objectives identified by Adaptation Platform working groups, Natural Resources Canada is soliciting proposals for cost-shared projects that address climate change adaptation in the following seven areas: coastal management, energy, mining, economics, infrastructure, forestry and training.


Eligible recipients include individuals and legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as:  academic and research institutions; nongovernmental organizations; industry and professional associations; companies and businesses; community, regional and national Indigenous organizations and governments; and provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies. Proponents must demonstrate that their organization has the expertise and financial capacity necessary to deliver the project.

Maximum Project Value

Up to $8.5 million in funding may be awarded through this process.

This call for proposals is focused on projects that can achieve results with broad impact.  The federal government may fund up to 50% of the total cost of a project.  Projects are expected to provide matching support, either cash or well documented in-kind contributions from sources other than the federal government. Projects requesting less than $100,000 of NRCan funding will not be considered.

Indirect Costs

15% as per program guidelines

Project Duration

Projects should have a start date no earlier than March 1, 2018. The duration of the project should be based on the scope of the work. Unless an earlier date is specifically indicated in the "Annex 1: Topics for the Call for Proposals", projects must be completed no later than November 30, 2020.

Special Notes

All intellectual property developed in the project will remain the property of the proponent.  However, the results of all projects must be readily and publicly available at no cost.  CCIAD will also receive copies of, and free use of, any/all of the intellectual property created with funds from Natural Resources Canada in order to further enhance the availability of information about adaptation in Canada.

Proponents may submit more than one proposal to this call.  Proponents are requested to submit a separate proposal for each project proposed. Proposals should identify which topic in the call for proposals is being addressed. 


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to use the template found in Annex 2 on the Natural Resources Canada - Climate Change Adaptation - 2017 Call for Proposals

The applicant is responsible for submitting their proposal to the Sponsor in accordance with the Sponsor's submission guidelines.

For Questions, please contact

Please submit questions concerning this call process by email to:

Office of Research

Kristin Gibson, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56257

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