The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction’s Quick Response Research Program welcomes proposals related to the wildfires in British Columbia

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is soliciting research proposals from social, behavioural and economic science researchers across Canada under its Quick Response Research program. They seek to encourage disaster risk reduction research in Canada. The Quick Response Research program allows researchers to quickly deploy to disaster-affected areas in the aftermath of a wildfire, flood, extreme weather event or earthquake to collect perishable data. The program’s four research priorities are aligned with the priorities for action established in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction announced by the United Nations in 2015 and endorsed by the Government of Canada, which are:

  1. Understanding disaster risk;
  2. Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk;
  3. Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience; and,
  4. To “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

Candidates who would like to apply for funding through the Institute’s Quick Response Research program must submit a three-page research proposal (maximum) consisting of a title, research question(s), proposed methods as well as a description of how data will be collected and analyzed under potentially difficult local conditions. This submission must include a budget (limited to research expenses), a CV of the applicant(s), and an official letter from the applicant’s university ethics review board approving or waiving the need for approval of the proposed research.

Please note that ICLR is currently welcoming proposals related to the wildfires in British Columbia, and will support quick response research following any wildfire, flood, extreme weather events or earthquake in Canada and the United States.

For additional information on the program, please click here.

If you have any questions, or do not wish to receive future announcements, please contact:

Sophie Guilbault
Manager, Partnership Development
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

416-364-8677 ext. 3217