Increasing Knowledge on Plastic Pollution Initiative

Overview

The Increasing Knowledge on Plastic Pollution (IKPP) Initiative is a program that aims to address knowledge gaps related to the potential human health effects and ecotoxicology of plastics in Canada.  The IKPP is implemented by Environment and Climate Change Canada, in collaboration with Health Canada, It aims to increase capacity, leverage collaborative partnerships and generate knowledge in support of Canada’s Plastics Science Agenda (CaPSA) with a particular focus on research gaps identified in the Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution.

Application deadline
Start date:
January 30, 2020
End date: March 20, 2020

Objective

To support the implementation of Canada’s Plastics Science Agenda (CaPSA) and address the research gaps identified in the Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution, projects funded by this initiative must seek to expand understanding of the effects of plastic pollution on human health and the environment. Scientific research funded by this initiative must contribute to improving the information base for assessing the risks of plastic pollution.

Eligible applicants

Eligible groups include:

Geographic location

All projects must be undertaken within Canadian provinces and territories.

Eligible projects

All projects must relate to the potential human health effects and ecotoxicology of plastics in Canada.

Stream 1:  Human Health Effects

Stream 2: Ecotoxicological Effects

Projects will increase knowledge on the biological, chemical and physical stressors introduced to ecosystems by the presence of microplastics and/or plastics-related contaminants. Projects will involve the collection, interpretation and analysis of data. Eligible activities include:

Funding available

Projects are eligible for funding up to a maximum of $200,000 total per project and must be completed within 2 years and by March 31, 2022.

To apply

When you are ready to apply, submit your project proposal through the Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System.

The deadline for submitting a project is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday March 20, 2020.

Contact us

Email: ec.sciencesplastiques-plasticsscience.ec@canada.ca

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