Ocean Frontier Institute phase 2 research call
The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) is seeking proposals for its next phase of large research projects.
The overarching goal of this next phase in OFI’s research is to build world-leading integrated and interdisciplinary understanding of the changing physical, biological and geochemical function of the North Atlantic Ocean and its Arctic gateways, identifying the impact these changes have on Atlantic Canada’s coastal communities.
OFI expects to fund two to five large projects — consortia representing academic, government, business, Indigenous and international researchers, Indigenous leaders and coastal community members.
The funding total is $16 million, which means each research project should receive an average of approximately $1 million per year for four years (all projects are expected to be completed in 2023).
To qualify, each consortia research project must be led by a principal investigator who is a faculty or staff member, or adjunct faculty, at Memorial University, Dalhousie University, or the University of Prince Edward Island.
The first step in the application process closes April 11, 2019.