Small Grants Program – call OPEN!

GIER’s first call for the Small Grants Program (SGP) is open!

The Guelph Institute for Environmental Research (GIER) is pleased to launch the 2019-2020 Small Grants Program (SGP). The GIER SGP has two goals in line with the strategic goals of GIER:

(1) Enhance the reputation of the University of Guelph with respect to environmental research and scholarship; and (2) Support the development of interdisciplinary environmental research.


Tenured or tenure-track faculty at the University of Guelph may apply for a small grant to support any environmental research or scholarship that supports the strategic goals of GIER.


Researchers may seek funds in support of:

  • Collaborative, interdisciplinary grant proposal development in environmental research and scholarship
  • Matching funds for environmental-themed grant proposals to external funders, particularly for interdisciplinary projects
  • Direct costs of environmental research/scholarship, including:
    • Salary/stipend support for Highly Qualified Personnel –undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdocs;
    • Data collection, including travel for fieldwork, research supplies, etc;
  •  Knowledge mobilization activities, such as:
    • Workshops or conferences hosted at UofG;
    • Other knowledge translation and mobilization activities

How much?

Up to but not exceeding $15,000 per application.

More info and instructions to apply here.

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