GIER Small Grants Program 2022-23: CALL IS OPEN!

GIER’s Small Grants Program seeks to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship relating to the environment from all seven Colleges at the University of Guelph. While all areas of environmental research are eligible for this program, for 2022-23, GIER is particularly interested in proposals that address one or more of the following strategic areas:  

Human-Environment Systems: Humans can both positively and negatively affect environmental systems. GIER is committed to better understanding the two-way interactions between humans and the environment, including—but not restricted to—problems around invasive species, climate change mitigation, conservation and restoration, land-use management, and pollution control. 

Indigenous Environmental Research and Engagement: GIER acknowledges the importance of Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and values on environmental stewardship and hence looks forward to cultivating stronger relationships with Indigenous scholars and communities to advance reconciliation and decolonization initiatives at the University of Guelph. 

Environmental Arts meets Environmental Sciences: Society is confronting unprecedented environmental challenges, but practitioners have come to an agreement that most environmental challenges are at their core human issues. Artistic invention can empower individuals and societies to understand the past, to imagine futures, and to create empathy and resilience. GIER is interested in projects, both scholarly and artistic, that address these areas. 

Environmental Communication and Knowledge Translation: We are faced with many ‘wicked’ environmental problems which are interrelated and go beyond traditional scientific fields. To tackle these challenges, scientists need to engage with those outside their field or profession. GIER is interested in research projects that engage in new ways across these disciplinary boundaries and/or with the public or policy-makers.  Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty (including Emeritus) at the University of Guelph may apply for the program.

Applications are due Friday, January 20, 2023, at 5:00pm.

For more information, and to apply, please see the official call for applications HERE.
For questions or information on our Small Grants Program, please email
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