Atlantic Climate Research Collaboration

The Atlantic Climate Research Collaboration (ACRC) is a new initiative co-sponsored by Research Nova Scotia (RNS) and CANSSI.

The ACRC initiative will support projects that tackle complex problems related to climate change and its impacts on coastal communities.

View the presentation slides from the program launch on November 23, 2022.

Applications for the Winter 2022 Program Intake Are Now Open

The application deadline for the Winter 2022 program intake is Friday, February 10, 2023.

Visit the Research Nova Scotia ACRC application page to apply.

Program Overview

ACRC-funded projects will investigate climate change impact on coastal communities and opportunities for mitigation and adaptation that have the potential for immediate impact on society.

The program will provide support for research projects that have a significant component related to developing new fundamental statistical and inferential data science methodology and models and/or applying statistical and data science methods and models in innovative ways. It will:

  • Foster and support research and training that spans postsecondary institutions and disciplines in Atlantic Canada
  • Provide an inclusive environment that draws in faculty, students, and application partners from across Atlantic Canada
  • Create collaborative research teams that outlive the program itself

CANSSI Atlantic will oversee the program, RNS will manage applications, and the two organizations will jointly fund projects. CANSSI National will provide project support, application adjudication, and project reporting.

Funding is expected to be between $50,000 and $100,000 per project; funded projects must conclude by March 2026.

How to Apply

The application process for the program will be handled by RNS.

In 2022 and 2023, there will be three intakes per year (Fall, Winter, Spring).

Applications for Intake 1 (Winter 2022) will open on December 12, 2022, and close on February 10, 2023.

For full details and to submit your application, visit the ACRC application page on the Research Nova Scotia website.

We Are Here to Help

We encourage you to consult with CANSSI and CANSSI Atlantic regarding your potential application before submission. We are ready to assist you in the preparation of a competitive application.

Contact if you have questions.