Canada - Submit a project proposal

Eligible projects for the funding by the Canadian branch of the Foundation
Type: Proposed projects should have a field, observational and educational component. Studies that are primarily theoretical and that use modeling will not be considered.
Approach: Both qualitative and quantitative approaches will be considered.
Discipline: Eligible disciplines include physical science, social science, and art.  Proposals by or that engage with members of Canada’s Indigenous people are encouraged.  Projects with their primary focus in philosophy and history will not be considered. 
Geography: Projects that operate in Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic regions will be considered. Projects that operate in other regions will also be considered as long as they have an important Canadian component.  

The Canadian branch of the Foundation will select up to two or three projects ranging between $50,000 to $100,000 per year, at their discretion.

Notwithstanding any other stipulations of the project selection policy (including the abovementioned admissibility criteria) the Canadian branch of the Foundation reserves the right, under special circumstances and at their discretion, to fund, in collaboration with Monaco or other branches of the Foundation, International projects taking place on Canadian territories or addressing an issue of importance for Canadians, if approved by both the project committee of the Canadian branch and the project committee of the Foundation.

Eligible organizations
Non-governmental agencies, foundations, non-profit organizations.

The research proposal should be a maximum of eight pages. Proposals exceeding this eight-page limit will not be considered.

The research proposal must include

  1. A cover page with only the name of the project and the name of the applicant organization.
  2. A one-page introduction containing the background, problem statement and objectives of the project.
  3. A four-page project description answering the following questions:
  4. What activities will be supported?
  5. How will the funds requested from the Canadian branch be spent?
  6. How does the proposed project complement the existing activities of the project managers;
  7. What will be the added value, or the extent to which the proposed activities will change the way the project leaders do business or the communities involved in the project.
  8. A one-page global budget for the project, including the funds requested from the Canadian branch of the Foundation, the funds already obtained from other sources and the link between the two.
  9. A one-page biography of all (co-)investigators involved in the project.

Final report:
Project leaders must produce a final report within 60 days of the end of the project. This report will be made public on the Foundation's website and should describe:

  1. How the funds were spent;
  2. The work carried out with the funds.

Videos, images, sound recordings and data collected, results obtained and works of art created as part of the project may be included in the final report.

The Canadian branch of the Foundation will maintain contact with the research groups that have been funded by it and will also facilitate contacts between these same groups with the aim of forming a longer-term community of researchers working creatively in the fields of sustainable development.
The research proposal should be written for an audience that has a background in science, without being an expert in the exact field of research.

Applications for project funding must be submitted via the Foundation's global call for projects, which opens every year in June and accessible on the "Submit a project" page of the website.