The Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN), hosted by uOttawa’s Institute of the Environment in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI), works to fund and disseminate cutting edge research on economics and environmental policy priorities for Canada, from our network of over 100 academics across Canada, and internationally.

Call for Proposals

The 2019-2020 call for proposals is now open!

The GGP and EEPRN are seeking proposals for academic research projects in the following priority 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.

Deadline for applications is February 10th, 2020 11:59 p.m. EST

You can read about the EEPRN Steering Committee conducting the call review here
For more information, see the full Request for Proposals here.
To learn more about the Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network click here.
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Upcoming and Past Activities:

Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) Natural Capital Symposium | October 29th, 2018

Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) Innovation and Competitiveness Symposium | March 1st, 2018