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BC Clean Air Research Fund

Friday, August 22, 2014
Submission Deadline: 
Fri, 08/22/2014
The BC Clean Air Research Fund (BC CLEAR) promotes research excellence by funding transformative research of strategic importance for the management of air quality in British Columbia.

All applied research projects that have direct relevance to air quality management in British Columbia are eligible for support from the BC Clean Air Research Fund (BC CLEAR). First Nations are encouraged to apply as BC CLEAR is offering specific research grants to support applied air quality research by First Nations applicants.

Applied research is defined as “original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge to help understand and solve air quality management issues.” In general, this includes furthering understanding on the nature of air quality, the physical processes involved (atmospheric, emissions, transformations), the effects on the environment and humans, and air quality management systems.

Research projects are invited relating to (but not be limited to) the following focus areas:

  • air quality science processes such as meteorological and atmospheric chemistry
  • weather, air quality and ecosystem/health effects models that would lead to more reliable tools used for air quality management decision-making
  • identification, quantification and characterization of the space and time variability of emission sources
  • monitoring methods that provide cost-effective and accurate measures of emissions, meteorology, ecosystem and human health effects
  • emissions control approaches that include clean fuels, improved processes, newer technology and market-driven programs
  • links between air quality and ecosystem and human health impacts
  • public communication/behaviour-change approaches to address air quality
  • economic valuation of air quality benefits/impacts
  • air quality/climate change co-benefits
  • air quality management systems.

Researchers from academic institutions, government organizations, First Nations, industry, consulting and non-government organizations are eligible to apply to the BC CLEAR Fund.