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NRCan Build and Mobilize Foundational Wildland Fire Knowledge Program

Opportunity NameBuild and Mobilize Foundational Wildland Fire Knowledge Program
AgencyNatural Resources Canada (NRCan)
ValueStream 1: $250,000 to $2,500,000
Stream 2: $500,000 to $5,000,000
Stream 3: Up to $500,000
Indirect CostsEligible at 15%
Duration4 years
Application due to FSc RO at for full review04-30-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review05-07-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review05-10-2024, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 05-14-2024, by 11:59PM
  • To encourage collaborative research and demonstration projects focused on innovation in wildfire risk assessment, risk mitigation, and adaptive forest management as per the Blueprint for Wildland Fire Science in Canada.
  • To address gaps in foundational knowledge by developing and evaluating wildland fire risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies and technologies that support Indigenous peoples, local and provincial/territorial governments and fire management agencies to reduce wildfire risk in the face of a changing climate.
  • To focus on building and enhancing capacity to support Indigenous communities in identifying and managing their own wildfire risk. 

Three funding streams are available through this call for applications:

Stream 1 – Collaborative research: catalyze research partnerships across the range of players in the innovation ecosystem including academic institutions and other research-based organizations/institutions, industry and land-managers.

Stream 2 – Demonstration sites: place-based partnerships to test and showcase innovative adaptive vegetation management and forestry practices in an operational context.

Stream 3 – Grant supporting and mobilizing Indigenous fire knowledge: support the development of tools and resources and dissemination of knowledge by and for Indigenous communities. Strengthen community readiness by exploring ways to incorporate cultural practices and knowledge of Indigenous communities in fire management.


See eligibility requirements here.

How to Apply

Note: Applications requesting more than $1M intotal funding are supported by the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) unit. Please notify Sherri Kogan, SIRI Specialist ( of your intent to apply as soon as possible. Draft applications will be due to SIRI by April 23, 2024.

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