Soutien à la recherche et concours FR/EN Concours - Soutien à des projets créatifs de sensibilisation sur les enjeux liés aux changements climatiques, aux migrations climatiques et à la santé / Support for creative projects to raise public awareness on climate change, migrations and health

Funding to support creative projects to raise public awareness about climate change, climate migration and population health  - website  



The Ethics Axis (led by Matthew Hunt) and the Global Health Axis (led by Lisa Merry) of the Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN) are launching a call for proposals for creative, awareness-raising projects about climate change, human migration[1] and population health. This call is part of a larger initiative of the QPHRN, the “CLIMIGRANT project”, to develop educational and awareness-raising material for people to learn more about the links between climate change, climate migration and health. One of the goals of the project is to communicate a message of solidarity and to show that no one, regardless of where they live, is immune from the negative effects of climate and environmental change.

The Climigrant website ( currently presents two illustrated stories: one story depicts the increased flooding that has occurred in the West Island of Montreal (Quebec, Canada) in recent years, while the other describes the situation on the islands of Kiribati (in the South Pacific) which will soon be submerged by water due to rising sea levels. These stories highlight the ways that people may be internally displaced or may have to migrate to another country due to changes in their environment and the impacts of these experiences on health, including mental health. In addition, the site will soon include a link to an online training course which addresses similar themes but in a more formal, academic manner. 


This competition aims to support the production of creative educational/awareness-raising material that will be integrated and disseminated through the Climigrant website. 

Each project must align with the objectives of the Climigrant website and must:

  • Define the target audience;
  • Have a link with population health;
  • Have a link with human migration (see definition in the footnote above);
  • Include references and sources that are accessible to a broad audience;
  • Include questions or tools that could stimulate further discussion and reflection among the target audience.

For instance, projects could address health, status and vulnerabilities of “climate migrants”[2]; mitigation/adaptation strategies against climate change at the international, national, local, community and/or individual levels and their implications for climate migration; or community (e.g., First Nations, migrants) perspectives on the impacts of climate change, climate justice and climate migration.

Funded projects will be promoted and disseminated via the Climigrant website (, but recipients will also be free to share the produced material through other channels. 


Suggested formats :  

  • Illustrated story;
  • Podcast; 
  • Infographic (visual and graphic representation of a subject to make it easier to understand);
  • Short documentary or video clip;
  • Animated movie;
  • Any other innovative artistic expression. 


For regular researchers members: candidates must submit a budget outlining the project costs. See Section 8 of the FRQ Common General Rules for eligible expenses. Total budget must be between $3,000 and $5,000

For students members: winners will receive a $3,000 bursary, not subject to the presentation of a budget.


  • All “Regular researcher” or “Student” members of the QPHRN are eligible for this competition.
  • The project must align with the objectives of the Climigrant website as detailed in the section: "Aim of the competition and eligible projects".
  • The same project cannot be supported more than once by the QPHRN.
  • An individual may submit or be co-applicant/collaborator in more than one application. However, for equity reasons, an individual cannot be funded more than once per year in any given competition. If an individual appears in multiple applications, priority may be given to the application that gets the highest evaluation score.
  • A QPHRN student member can apply to several annual competitions launched by the QPHRN but a Master’s student cannot be awarded more than $5,000 in a given year, and a Ph. D. or postdoctoral student cannot be awarded more than $10,000 in a given year.


  • Relevance and appropriateness, in accordance with the goals of the Climigrant website and the criteria detailed in the section: "Aim of the competition and eligible projects",
  • Quality and originality,
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations and/or collaborations with practice and/or community settings will be considered favorably,
  • Realistic, achievable timeline,
  • Expected impact in terms of raising public awareness and increasing knowledge on the issue of climate change and environmental degradation and its impacts on population migration and health.


  • Recipients must agree to allow the online publication of the produced material on the website - where appropriate, an explicit mention will be made to acknowledge copyright of the authors.
  • Recipients must explicitly mention the QPHRN’s financial contribution in any communication, publication or presentation linked to the produced material. The following acknowledgment is suggested: “The authors thank the Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN) for its contribution to the financing of this publication”.
  • Recipients agree to publish the title and a summary of their project (in French and English) on the QPHRN website, as soon as their selection is announced.
  • Recipients may be invited to present their project during the QPHRN's annual scientific day.


Student Members: the amount will be provided in the form of a bursary.

Regular Members: the funds will be transferred to your institution.


Applications must be sent in one pdf file to and Deadline : March 18, 2024 – 5 pm.

Download application form


[1] Human migration is the temporary or permanent movement of populations, communities, groups of people or individuals from one place to another. It includes internal migration (moving within a region, a state, a country), international migration (moving from a country to another), and seasonal migration (moving with each season and/or in response to labor or climate conditions). Adapted from

[2] We define climate migrants as anyone whose decision to move has been provoked (forced) or influenced by the impacts of climate change or environmental degradation. Displacement can be internal (local or national) or international. 

Application deadline

March 18, 2024, 5 pm


3000$ to 5’000$ per project

Number of project to be funded

Two to three, depending on the proposed budgets

Open to :

QPHRN regular and students members

Download the description of this competition in a pdf format

Download the application form

Information et application  

Access the Climigrant website