Call for Proposals: Northern Contaminants Program 2016-17

Deadline: 12 January 2016

The call for proposals for the Northern Contaminants Program 2016-17 are now open. The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) engages Northerners and scientists in researching and monitoring of long-range contaminants in the Canadian Arctic, that is, contaminants that are transported to the Arctic through atmospheric and oceanic processes from other parts of the world and which remain in the Arctic environment and build up in the food chain.

The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) was established in 1991 in response to concerns about human exposure to elevated levels of contaminants in wildlife species that are important to the traditional diets of northern Aboriginal peoples.

Northern Contaminants Program works to reduce and, wherever possible, eliminate contaminants in traditionally harvested foods, while providing information that assists informed decision making by individuals and communities in their food use. The 2016-2017 call for proposals is focused on high priority issues in communities where people are exposed to contaminant levels of concern to health authorities.

There are five subprograms of the Northern Contaminants Program:

  • Human Health
  • Environmental Monitoring and Research
  • Community-Based Monitoring and Research
  • Communications, Capacity and Outreach
  • Program Coordination and Aboriginal Partnerships

Funding Information

The program funds about $4.1 million in research annually.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Northern Contaminants Program 2016-2017.