The French version of the competition announcement is available here.
Please note that this competition is closed and project funding has been awarded.
Canadian Water Network (CWN) is soliciting proposals to examine the relative merits of methods and research approaches for integrating traditional and western knowledge to inform water management in First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities.
The goal of this work is to better equip those with an interest in effective design and execution of initiatives to integrate traditional and western knowledge to inform water decisions, increasing the value of results for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
One team will ultimately be selected to conduct this one-year “knowledge integration” project. The objectives of the project will be to: a) capture and document the relative merits of approaches to integrating traditional and western knowledge within research initiatives addressing management of watersheds and related water systems (e.g., drinking water, wastewater, stormwater) in First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada; and, b) assess the success of the various approaches taken for informing decisions and actions related to water management challenges. Specifically, the team will be asked to:
The deadline for submission of full proposals is February 10, 2014, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time. Results of the competition will be announced March 26, 2014. The successful project will have a timeline of 12 months (April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015).
For details on eligibility, please click on the Competition Announcement document listed in the Important Documents section below.
CWN anticipates funding one project in the range of $150,000 – $200,000. Budget requests exceeding $200,000 will be rejected, and the proposal budget must show strong justifications for amounts requested.
|Competition posted||December 11, 2013|
|Full proposals due||February 10, 2014|
|Notifications of funding decisions||March 26, 2014|
|Project start date||April 1, 2014|
|Draft report outline due (outline and table of contents)||June 27, 2014|
|Progress update meeting||October 2014|
|Draft report due||January 15, 2015|
|Project end date||March 31, 2015|
|Final report due||March 31, 2015|
|2014-15 annual statistical report due||May 15, 2015|
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