Theme Partnership Program

The Theme Partnership Program supports research into particularly complex—and critically important—climate mitigation and adaptation challenges. 

Theme projects involve interdisciplinary teams of researchers and climate solution seekers (from the private and public sector) working together on thematic areas of high complexity and impact – from project outset, to results implementation. These projects generate new knowledge, build international leadership within British Columbia’s research community, and help drive further innovation in critical thematic areas.

Eligibility: Applications must be submitted by the project team’s Principle Investigator (PI) who is a fulltime faculty member at one of the four PICS supported universities: Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, the University of Northern British Columbia or the University of British Columbia. Significant participation of faculty from at least one of the four PICS supported universities is required and participation of faculty from more than one PICS university is encouraged.

Funding

Projects will be funded to a maximum of $250,000 per year, per project for up to four years. At least 50% of project funding must be spent to support graduate students or post-doctoral fellows’ salaries at PICS partner universities.

 

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2-stage application process:
 
Nov 15, 2021: LOI deadline.  *No SFU signature sheet is required at the LOI Stage. Applicant (not ORS) submits LOI by email to picstheme@uvic.ca; applicants are encouraged to contact PICS staff before submission. 
 
Mar 15, 2022: Full application deadline (by invitation only). *SFU signature sheet and a copy of full application are due to ors@sfu.ca no later than 3 business days before agency deadline. Applicant (not ORS) submits full proposals as a single PDF by email to picstheme@uvic.ca. 

Upcoming Deadlines

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March 15, 2022March 15, 2022 Verified Date
March 10, 2022 Mar. 10, 2022 March 10, 2022 16:00:00 March 10, 2022 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Theme Partnership Program The PICS Theme Partnership Program supports research into particularly complex—and critically important—climate mitigation and adaptation challenges. .
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