Call for CSFN Research Proposals

The Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) is calling for research proposal submissions for one research grant to provide funding for a project related to one of the following topics:

  1. Sustainable finance products used in other jurisdictions: banking, institutional and retail.
  2. Financing versus funding for sustainable agriculture.
  3. Cleantech financing frameworks and structures.

Proposals related to other relevant research topics related to sustainable finance will also be considered.

Research Grant Details:

  1. Grants will be made available only for proposals that include at least one Canadian Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN) member.
  2. Grant amount - $20,000-$50,000.
  3. Project duration: 12 to 18 months.
  4. The project should be new research, or research in early stages.
  5. The winning proposal will be determined based largely on the quality of the proposal, including the research record of the research team. Budget details will also be considered.

Proposals should be a maximum of 5 pages (12 point font and single-spaced), including the budget. The proposals will include a description of:

  1. Objectives for the project.
  2. Description of the research team and project roles.
  3. Theoretical and empirical motivation for the project.
  4. Description of data and methodology to be employed.
  5. Detailed budget (maximum one page).

Please submit research proposals and up to date CVs for each project team member to no later than March 1, 2022. Please contact Azel Mulagulova if you have any questions. Applicants will be notified directly by email about funding decisions.