Natural Resources Canada MPRI Indigenous-led research call for proposals

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Friday 24th, May 2024

External Deadline: Friday 31st, May 2024


RIS will be offering support with application development for this opportunity. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Jennifer Stevens ( or Dr. Amanda Crompton ( early during the development process to discuss the services available to them.

Under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, Natural Resources Canada’s Multi-Partner Research Initiative (MPRI) aims to improve oil spill response tools and techniques and inform decisions that
minimize the impacts of oil spills in marine, coastal and freshwater environments.

To advance the inclusion of Indigenous voices in oil spill response research, preparedness, and decision-making, the MPRI will fund Indigenous-led or focused research collaborations.

The MPRI is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for multi-disciplinary, multi-partner research projects to investigate any of the following themes/areas:
1. Fate, behaviour and transport of oil in the environment
2. In-situ burning and Spill Treating Agents
3. Oil detection and monitoring
4. Biological effects of oil
5. Physical recovery of oil
6. Planning and decision-making

Apply by May 31, 2024* for single or multi-year projects. Visit the website for information about eligibility and how to apply.
*Open until filled

Funding Sources

Natural Resources Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: March 21, 2024