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NRCan Climate Change Adaptation Program

Opportunity NameClimate Change Adaptation Program (2022-2027)
AgencyNatural Resources Canada (NRCan)
ValuSee the Applicant Guide
Indirect CostsEligible at 15%
DurationBased on the scope of the work (Must be between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2026)
Application due to FSc RO at for full review09-08-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review09-15-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review09-20-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 09-22-2023, by 11:59PM
  1. Support decision-makers in identifying and implementing adaptation actions; 
  2. Enhance adaptation knowledge and skills among Canada’s workforce; and 
  3. Increase access to climate change adaptation tools and resources. 

NRCan welcome proposals for projects that address climate change adaptation on the following topics (see the Applicant Guide for more information): 

  • Adaptation skills 
  • Economics 
  • Emerging issues 
  • Natural resource sectors 


This Call for Proposals is open to individuals and organizations that are incorporated or registered in Canada, including:

  • Academic institutions;
  • Non-governmental organizations;
  • Industry, research, and professional associations;
  • Companies and businesses;
  • Indigenous communities or governments;
  • Community, regional and national Indigenous organizations; and
  • Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at