PICS Call for Opportunity Projects proposals

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has announced the 2021 Call for Opportunity Projects proposals. Applications are now being received from faculty at PICS partner universities, including UBC, for the PICS Opportunity Projects Program (OPPs) which supports new and emerging leaders to pursue bold and impactful climate solutions research.

Successful projects are awarded up to $180,000 over a maximum three-year duration, and three to five awards are made per call.

Applications close on August 04, 2021. Notification of adjudication decisions will be made in December 2021, with projects to start in 2022.

The doors are open to your ideas and innovation, and we encourage teams to contact PICS staff to discuss their proposal before applying. For more information, visit the PICS Opportunity Projects Program page, read the 2021 Competition Guide for Applicants, or contact or me at

To explore what PICS has funded so far under our OPPs program, click here.

Best wishes,


Sara Muir Owen RPP, MLarch
UBC Program Manager
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
t 604.822.4644  | c 604.365.7562 |

Wednesday, August 4, 2021