CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

CASE STUDIES OF CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATION

Welcome to the application portal for our much-anticipated Call for Case Studies Proposals.

Please scroll down to view the Call for Proposals, download the instructions and FAQs, and access the application portal. All of our CFP materials are available in French and Spanish.

Call for Proposals

The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education (MECCE) Project is seeking to fund Case Studies of innovative climate change communication and education (CCE) to inform global understandings of quality CCE.

As climate change impacts increase in frequency and severity world-wide without adequate societal action, the need for CCE has never been more urgent. The MECCE Project is a global collaborative research program working to increase both the quality and quantity of CCE to advance global climate literacy and action. We are a partnership of over 80 leading scholars and agencies, including the IPCC, UNFCCC, and UNESCO working to tackle the challenge of quickly advancing CCE globally.

About the Case Studies

Currently, much of the CCE being offered focuses on transmitting information on climate change to learners. However, the latest research indicates holistic CCE is needed to help learners overcome feelings of loss, anxiety, denial, and apathy, which can be associated with inaction. Focusing on social learning and local, place-based problems and solutions can enable a sense of taking meaningful climate action. Quality CCE also engages with climate justice, including the disproportionate impacts of climate change in the Global South, for women, for racialized and Indigenous communities, and for other historically marginalized groups. Finally, given the urgency of the climate crisis, a range of CCE initiatives that impact learners in all life stages are required.

The Case Studies will assist the MECCE Project in better understanding quality CCE policy and/or practice and in sharing this combined knowledge with policy makers, practitioners, and researchers around the globe. The Case Studies will contribute to an emerging global knowledge base and help inform and improve policy and practice in local, regional, and global contexts. Finally, hopefully your Case Study will also be of benefit to the case you are engaging with, in helping inform and further work in this area in your local context.

Benefits of Participation and Eligibility

Participants who contribute a Case Study to the MECCE Project will increase their global profile by:

  • Receiving up to $10,000 CAD of funding to develop their case study
  • Showcasing innovative work on CCE at an international scale
  • Connecting with a global network working to improve CCE
  • Presenting their case study at MECCE Project Regional Hub meetings and other venues to exchange knowledge with a network active in advancing CCE
  • Sharing their case study on the MECCE Project’s website, including in our Interactive Data Platform, Blog, and Digital Library

 

We invite proposals from researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders who are able to conduct high quality case studies of exemplary CCE. The Call is open to individuals, organizations, collaborations, and partnerships.

Deliverables

Funded case studies will be required to submit:

  • Narrative Final Report (5-10 pages) summarizing the case study
  • Multimedia package to illustrate the case study in action (e.g., photos, videos)
  • Complete Reporting Form
Application Process and Timelines

Applications must be submitted through the submission portal. We welcome applicants to direct inquires to mecce.info(at)usask.ca.

  • Proposal deadline: January 4, 2022, 11:59pm EST
  • Successful cases notified by the MECCE Project: March 2022
  • Case studies conducted: April 2022 – March 2023
  • Final deliverables submitted: April 2023

Application Portal

Please submit your applications through our online portal.

Key Documents

We recommend that applicants familiarize themselves with the documents below when developing their responses to the Call.