Do you think your research can help advance innovative policies related to the economy and the environment?

The Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) is seeking proposals for academic research projects in the following research areas:

  1. Natural Capital & Conservation (incl. Protected Areas (Target 1) and Species at Risk);
  2. Clean Innovation, the Circular Economy, and Competitiveness Outcomes;;
  3. Policies for a Low Carbon Economy Transition; and
  4. Data Set Development & Linkages.


Proposals can be submitted by faculty, graduate students, or post-doctoral fellows. Both full research proposals (typically not exceeding 3 years or up to $60,000 for projects to be completed by March 31st, 2023) and shorter research development proposals (not exceeding $10,000; to be completed by December 31st 2020) will be considered for funding.

Once completed, projects will be invited to present their findings to a policy and academic audience at the annual EEPRN symposium in Ottawa. The travel and accommodation costs for this will be covered separately. For a chance to receive funding to present research results at other conferences, stay tuned for our soon-to-be launched Graduate Student Travel Award Contest. 

In addition, researchers will be required to submit their final research paper to the SPI Working Paper series and write a blog post, highlighting their main research findings and policy implications. This will particularly help funded students enhance their ability to share their results to a range of different audiences, including policy makers, other key policy actors, and the broader public.

The 2019-2020 call for proposals is now closed!

For more information, see the full Request for Proposals here.
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