The Steering Committee will review the project overview applications and notify all applicants on whether or not they have been selected to submit a Detailed Project Proposal for funding: see the "Detailed Project Proposal Guidelines" below.
If the BC CLEAR Fund Steering Committee approves the Project Overview, an applicant will be asked to submit a Detailed Project Proposal for a final decision by the Steering Committee. The following guidelines provide applicants with a synopsis of the information that will be requested in a proposal:
Summary — The proposal summary should outline the key elements of the research project proposal in two or three paragraphs.
Project Team and its Leader — An academic or a student submitting a research proposal should identify the research supervisor and the researcher. Non-academic researchers should also identify the lead project researcher. Brief biographies should be provided for lead researchers and other project team members.
Project Partners — If the project involves any initiative of a government agency and any potential or confirmed partners, they should be clearly indicated, and their role and contribution (in-service, financial or both) should be described.
Problem/Issue Statement — An applicant should provide a concise statement of the specific research problem to be solved or an issue to be addressed and its relevance to British Columbia.
Project Objectives — The project objectives should clearly describe the project goals and their relevance to specific air quality management issues in British Columbia. Applicants should identify the anticipated results and benefits to be accrued upon completion of the project.
Project Design, Methodology and Schedule — This section should outline the specific tasks that will be accomplished with the requested funds, how the project progress will be evaluated and the overall objectives that will be achieved. A proper breakdown of tasks and allocation of personnel and their time for each task should be provided. The proposal should include the timelines for the tasks and lay those out as a schedule for the whole project. The proposal should also outline any potential problems that may arise during the course of the project and the suggested methods of resolution.
Estimated Total Costs of the Project — The proposal should outline the budget for the project. The budget should be itemized such as labour fees for personnel, and expenses for travel, communication, supplies and other chargeable items. Charge rate for each team member and the total labour fees for personnel involved in each task should be provided. The nature of any in-kind contributions by the team members and the estimated monetary values of these contributions should also be indicated as an item in the total costs of the project.
Funding Requested — The proposal should list contributions that are committed or under serious consideration by any agencies or other partners towards the total cost of the project, and the amount of the BC CLEAR Fund requested. It should also describe any additional benefit that could be achieved with the funding from the BC CLEAR Fund.
An applicant who is selected to submit a Detailed Project Proposal (see above) will submit it to the Fraser Basin Council, as the BC CLEAR Fund Secretariat:
Eliana Chia, Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Air Quality Fraser Basin Council, 1st Floor, 470 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5
Email: Tel: (604) 488-5377; Fax: (604) 488-5351
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About the Fraser Basin Council
The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.