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NSERC Alliance Missions Grants – Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Research

Opportunity NameAlliance Missions Grants – Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Research
AgencyThe Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Value$100,000 – $500,000/year
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration3 years
Letter of Intent (LOI) due to FSc RO at for full review08-31-2022
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review09-08-2022
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review09-13-2022, by 9:00AM
LOI due at agency 09-15-2022
Application due to FSc RO at for full review10-25-2022
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review11-01-2022
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review11-04-2022, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 11-08-2022

Applications requesting more than $750,000 total funding from NSERC are supported by the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) unit. SIRI will provide a full administrative review of the completed proposal, which may take up to 5 working days, in advance of submission to NSERC. Completed applications should be submitted to Maheen Hasan, SIRI Specialist (  


Alliance Missions grants are intended to provide support for research activities that will:

  • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration among academic researchers, federal scientists, private-sector scientists and policymakers to increase the scientific information available to support government decision-making to achieve net-zero GHG emissions targets;
  • Build on scientific capacity in earth system climate science, atmospheric monitoring/modelling and socio-economic analysis to understand anthropogenic GHG emissions at regional and national scales or by sector to inform ambitious GHG mitigation opportunities and to improve understanding of how GHG emissions are changing over time;
  • Advance Canadian knowledge and tools to inform decision-making processes for achievement of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 through the investigation of anthropogenic GHG emissions and their changes over time.

  • Canadian university researchers who are eligible to receive NSERC funds can apply on their own or as a team with co-applicants who are also eligible academic researchers.
  • NSERC encourages the participation of early career researchers (ECRs) as applicants or co-applicants on Alliance Missions grant applications.
  • Projects must involve at least one partner organization that can be recognized for cost sharing. 

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 your FSc Research Officer

Stefanie Bernaudo
Research Officer
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science & Technology Studies)

Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
Research Officer
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)