Details of Transfer Payments Programs

Transfer Payments to Individuals, Organizations, Associations and Institutions to Support Research and Activities Relating to the Polar Regions

Start date: June 2015

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grant

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2015-2016

Strategic Outcome: Canada has world-class Arctic science and technology to support the development and stewardship of Canada’s North and is recognized as a leader on circumpolar research issues.

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 1.2: Polar Knowledge Application

Description: Lead the mobilization of polar science and technology into action. POLAR will analyze and disseminate polar knowledge from its Science and Technology Program, as well as that from other federal, territorial and other stakeholders, and investments to inform management, programming, and policies; promote Arctic science and technology nationally and internationally; and build capacity through training, outreach, and learning opportunities. This will ensure polar knowledge is relevant to stakeholders and indigenous communities, and builds a science culture in Canada that incorporates indigenous and local knowledge.

Expected results: Canada's science and technology programming and policies are improved by polar science and technology knowledge and the incorporation of indigenous and local knowledge.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable - new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: As POLAR is a new organization, established in June of 2015 and having completed the first year of Grants and Contributions funding, the next planned evaluation for both programs will  occur in fiscal year 2019-2020.

General targeted recipient groups:

  • students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a recognized Canadian university;
  • individuals;
  • territorial governments;
  • universities;
  • not-for-profit organizations;
  • associations; and
  • institutions.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Initiatives are being established - new program

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