Research with Purpose

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

  • Policies for a Low Carbon Economy;
  • Innovation and Competitiveness;
  • Conservation (including species at risk protection);
  • Data Set Development and Linkages;

We particularly encourage proposals in these research areas that feature the use and application of behavioural economics to study expected responses to environmental policy, including regulatory approaches and the use of market based instruments (MBIs). We will also prioritize in the review process those proposals that include specific case studies or empirical analysis of programs in Canada or internationally (that Canada may learn from), as well as proposals for surveys or innovative experimental approaches to evaluate the role of, or advantages to, alternative policy options for the design of environmental policy in any of the proposed research priority areas.

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How to Apply

Research proposals may be submitted by faculty, graduate students, or post-doctoral fellows. Proposals generally not exceeding $25,000 per year will be considered for funding. Research proposals are due no later than 11:59 pm on the 28th of February, 2016 to: mwinstanley@sustainableprosperity.ca

In addition:

  • Research proposals should not exceed 4 pages and must include a detailed budget
  • Proposals by graduate students must include a signed letter from a permanent faculty member agreeing to supervise the proposed research by the student.
  • Research proposals should not exceed one year. Proposed research plans and budgets must reflect that all requested funds would be disbursed and final project deliverables completed by 31st March 2017. All awarded funds not expended by 31st March 2017 will be required to be returned to funder.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to present their research at the annual EEPRN Symposium, tentatively planned for March 2017. Travel costs to attend the symposium will be covered separately (do not include this travel in your proposed budget).
  • The terms of the funding agreement with Environment Canada do not allow us to fund university overhead. Please do not include university overhead costs in budget proposals.

Successful applicants will be expected to present their research at the annual EEPRN Symposium, tentatively planned for Spring 2017. Travel costs to attend the symposium will be covered separately.

Questions? Contact Marena Winstanley, Research Network Coordinator, mwinstanley@sustainableprosperity.ca