Applications will open Monday, December 12, 2022. Please check back as new details will continue to be added.

A new initiative co-sponsored by Research Nova Scotia and CANSSI will tackle complex problems related to climate change and its impacts on coastal communities.

The Atlantic Climate Research Collaboration (ACRC) 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.

In addition, ACRC will:

  • Foster and support research and training that span 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


To apply for an ACRC grant, the applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Project must include faculty leads from at least two academic units in Atlantic Canada (of which at least one must be in Nova Scotia)
  2. Project must include an engaged non-academic partner (e.g., municipality, non-profit, etc.)

Eligibility will take into account any approved leaves of absence for the principal investigator. For any questions regarding eligibility please contact the Joanna Flemming.


Funding Amount and Duration

Applicants can submit one application for consideration. The ACRC budget will be approximately $400,000 with an estimated $50,000 – $100,000 being allocated per project.

Funded projects must conclude by March 2026


Important Dates 

Applications open Monday, December 12, 2022

Friday, February 10, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. (ADT)


Application Process

Full Application Process

Coming soon.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, diversity and inclusion strengthen the scientific and health communities, as well as the quality, social relevance and impact of research. Increasing diversity and gender equity in the research enterprise are key priorities for RNS.

Resources and Assistance

Technical issues related to application submission via Jura can be directed to:
RNS Jura Helpdesk | 902.410.2862

Jura Helpdesk Hours are 8am-4pm ADT Monday to Friday.
Responses will be provided as soon as possible but please allow up to 24 hours for a response. 

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For technical questions regarding the CCV (including password and account resets, PINs, CCV submission, etc.), contact the CCV Centralized Helpdesk.

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Require assistance?
If you require any application support or have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact:

Trish Cormier
Research Support Coordinator