CitiesIPCC Legacy Research Grant Program

June 15, 2020

From the grant program website:


The City of Edmonton, with support from Alberta Ecotrust, are partnering to deliver research grants to help advance knowledge about how Edmonton can become an energy sustainable and climate resilient city.

Research projects should align with the Global Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science (Research Agenda) which includes the topics of Urban Planning and Design, Built and Blue / Green Infrastructure, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Finance, and Informality.


All projects must align with Edmonton’s goal of being an energy sustainable and climate resilient city. Check the City of Edmonton’s Energy Transition Strategy and the Climate Resilient Edmonton - Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan to ensure your project contributes to those goals. Please note that the City is currently updating the Community Energy Transition Strategy to align with the international target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Please visit the Energy Transition Strategy Update website to stay informed of these changes.

Proposals must align with one or more of these three areas of focus:

  • Energy Transition
  • Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience
  • Citizen Science (to support Energy Transition, and Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience) 

Maximum disbursement per project is $50,000.

Full research agenda, eligibility criteria & application instructions