This initiative encourages integrated teams of natural and social scientists, as well as stakeholders, to develop projects that leverage existing Arctic observing systems, datasets and models to evaluate key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region.

 By utilizing and developing (1) the relevant information streams and (2) the sustainability science necessary to assess, predict, inform, and communicate resilient pathways, this call for proposals seeks to advance research across four themes: 
  • The natural and living environment
  • The built environment and infrastructures
  • Natural resource management and development
  • Governance
For its part, NSERC will provide direct funding to eligible Canadian researchers to participate in small collaboration and synthesis grants related to their activities in funded projects in the natural sciences and engineering, excluding actual research costs. The deadline to submit proposals is July 31, 2014.

Further information about the competition and application process is available at: