Call for Proposals

Northern Contaminants Program - 25 Years

For 25 years the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) has been engaging Northerners and scientists in researching and monitoring of long-range contaminants in the Canadian Arctic, that is, contaminants that are transported to the Arctic through atmospheric and oceanic processes from other parts of the world and which remain in the Arctic environment and build up in the food chain.

The data generated by the NCP is used to assess ecosystem and human health, and the findings of these assessments are used to address the safety and security of traditional country foods that are important to the health and traditional lifestyles of Northerners and northern communities. The findings also inform policy, resulting in action to eliminate contaminants from long-range sources.

As the NCP marks its 25thanniversary milestone, it is reaffirming its commitment to scientific excellence and Northern engagement on the issue of long-range contaminants in the Arctic, including a renewed focus on community based monitoring and research, and Indigenous knowledge.

Call for Proposals

The 2017-2018 Call for Proposals is now closed.

NCP Call for Proposals 2017-2018.pdf

Table of Contents

1. Guidelines

  • 1.1   Timelines for the Northern Contaminants Program Call for Proposals
  • 1.2   Available Funds
  • 1.3   Geographic focus of the Northern Contaminants Program
  • 1.4   Changes to the NCP Call for Proposals
  • 1.5   Responsibilities of Applicants

2. Proposal Format

  • 2.1   Proposal Format
  • 2.2   Budget Tables

3. Community Engagement Requirements for NCP Projects

  • 3.1   Guidelines for Working with Northern Communities

4. Proposal Review Process

  • 4.1   Technical and Relevance Review
  • 4.2   Technical and External Peer Review
  • 4.3   Social/Cultural Review
  • 4.4   NCP Management Committee

5. Proposal Submission Checklist

  • 5.1   Before Submitting the Proposal
  • 5.2   Submitting the Proposal
  • 5.3   After Submitting the Proposal

Blueprints - Strategic Long-Term Plans for NCP Subprograms

Contaminants of Concern

Guidelines for Responsible Research

Contact Information

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