Environmental Studies Research Fund

The Call for Research Proposals on Atlantic Salmon is now closed following the submission deadline of 23:59 EST, September 1, 2019.

About the ESRF

The Environmental Studies Research Fund (ESRF) is a research program which sponsors environmental and social studies. It is designed to assist in the decision-making process related to oil and gas exploration and development on Canada's frontier lands. The funding for the ESRF is provided through levies on frontier lands paid by interest holders such as the oil and gas companies. The ESRF is directed by a joint government/industry/public Management Board and is administered by a secretariat which resides in the Office of Energy Research and Development, Natural Resources Canada.

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Research Priority Areas

The ESRF Management Board has identified the Research Priority Areas for 2015-2018 as being in the North and the Atlantic Offshore districts.

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