BIOCAP support of 2006 NSERC
Strategic Project Grants
The BIOCAP Canada
Foundation is offering financial and networking support for
proposals that researchers plan to submit to the 2006 NSERC Strategic Grants Competition
Research must address one or more of
the following goals of the BIOCAP Canada
1. Biomass Conversion and Use. To develop the
tools, technologies, and implementation strategies for accessing and processing
biomass into a sustainable supply of the energy, chemicals and materials that
will complement and extend fossil carbon resources.
2. Understand to Manage. To quantify,
understand and model how current management and use of forests, farmlands and
aquatic systems in Canada impact the environment (especially the sources and
sinks of greenhouse gases) under current and future atmosphere and climate. .
The insights gained will be used to identify strategies for reducing the human
footprint associated with the management and use of these ecosystems, and to
support sustainability in the emerging bioeconomy.
Innovations in Biomass Production. To develop new
technologies and management strategies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions
associated with human management and use of the biosphere, and increase the
sequestration of atmospheric CO2 into biological stores that
can be used as offsets for other emissions or as feedstocks for a sustainable
Goal 4. Integrate
and Synthesize. To identify bioeconomy solutions
that can yield economic and environmental benefits by integrating, synthesizing
and communicating insights and technologies to inform policy and investment
decisions in government and industry.
Full details and application forms
available at www.biocap.ca