Opportunity projects program

PICS is pleased to announce a call for applications under its new Opportunity Projects Program. Opportunity projects are partnership-driven, research initiatives that aim to generate high-impact climate solutions. The program will award up to $60,000 per year for each project, with a total allocation of up to $600,000 annually.

PICS’ collaborative research approach is based on active engagement between solutions seekers, researchers and PICS to create timely, relevant research that can be actively implemented by users.This approach aims to contribute to climate solutions by bringing together the necessary knowledge, expertise, skills, and networks to solve pressing problems and realize opportunities.

The program aligns with the PICS mandate to contribute to effective mitigation and adaptation policies and actions in BC and beyond by linking leading evidence-based, climate solutions research with partners and users.

Opportunity projects possess potential for impact in climate change mitigation and adaptation including emerging and novel issues. We welcome proposals across broad disciplines potentially involving more than one principal investigator and multiple graduate-level and postdoctoral researchers.

With a commitment to build human resource capacity in BC, the program mandates participation by research faculty at one of our four collaborating universities with half of funds granted allocated to support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The program is open to researchers in BC and beyond.

The deadline for application is Oct. 15, 2018.


For more information about our Opportunity Projects Program, please visit the PICS website or email picsopp@uvic.ca.