The Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network, 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 2018-2019 call for proposals is now open!


The EEPRN is seeking policy-relevant academic research projects in the following research areas:

Proposals can be submitted by faculty, graduate students, or post-doctoral fellows. Both full research proposals (typically not exceeding $40,000, to be completed by March 31st 2020; or up to $60,000 for longer research projects to be completed by March 31st, 2021) and shorter research development proposals (not exceeding $10,000; to be completed by March 31st 2019) 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 October 15th, 2018 11:59 p.m. EST

For more information, see the full Request for Proposals 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