Polar Knowledge Canada: Yukon Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Call for Proposals 2023-26
Polar Knowledge Canada is opening a call for proposals that will support Yukon-based projects.
Successful projects will advance knowledge on the call’s strategic theme: climate change impacts and adaptation strategies in the Yukon.
This regional call aligns with recent initiatives highlighting the connections between climate change, community well-being, and ecosystem health. It emphasizes self-determination in research that centres on Yukon First Nation priorities, and community-led initiatives that aim to create sustainable solutions and futures for all Yukon communities.
The Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) Fellowship Program supports post doctoral and visiting research fellows at a northern institution who undertake work that relates to one of POLAR’s three Science and Technology Goals:
Goal 1: Improving knowledge of dynamic northern terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems in the context of rapid change.
Goal 2: Increasing understanding of the connections between northern community wellness and environmental health.
Goal 3: Advancing sustainable energy, technology and infrastructure solutions for the unique environmental, social, and cultural conditions in the North.
The POLAR Fellowship Program aims to:
Connect post-doctoral candidates and visiting researchers with northern-based research institutions;
Support projects that work across disciplines and connect multiple knowledge holders and knowledge systems;
Advance knowledge to contribute to northern scientific and community priorities.
Proposal submissions will be prioritized in the following order:
Category 1: Community-led: Proposals with a lead applicant from a Yukon First Nation or Transboundary Indigenous Government, community-based organization, or Yukon community.
Category 2: Community-partnered: Proposals with a lead applicant that collaborates with a Yukon First Nation or Transboundary Indigenous Government, community-based organization, or Yukon community.
Category 3: No community partnership: Proposals that do not have a partner from a Yukon First Nation or Transboundary Indigenous Government, community-based organization, or Yukon community.
Maximum of $50,000 per Fellowship.
Duration: Each Fellowship is for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
The following Canadian organizations are eligible to apply:
Educational and academic institutions
Provincial, territorial and regional governments
Municipal governments and organizations
Indigenous governments and institutions
Northern communities and organizations
Not-for-profits or non-governmental organizations
Industries or businesses.
For more information, visit Polar Knowledge Canada.