Research Funding Opportunities
Connect Canada is a newly developed internship program that links graduate students and Canadian companies for research placements. The opportunity is funded by Industrial Research-Development Internship (IRDI) through Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE).
This funding opportunity is open to ALL disciplines of research. This includes: natural sciences, engineering, economy, social science, health, environment and ethics.
Each internship is 4-6 months in duration and is completed by a graduate student at the master’s, PhD or post-doctoral fellow level.
Internships are funded by $5,000 from the partnership company and then will be matched by Connect Canada for a total of $10,000 for the duration of the internship.
Industry partners will register with Connect Canada and then opportunities will be directed to the University of Guelph. In following with the U of Guelph policies and procedures, internal approval must be obtained prior to submission to the sponsor. In order to obtain University approval, a complete, signed OR-5, budget and proposal must be submitted to Office of Research PRIOR to electronic submission to Connect Canada. All proposals will be an electronic submission by the researcher.
Office of Research will be offering workshops in the Fall of 2011 to provide further information to all researchers. More detailed information can be found at https://www.connectcanadainternships.ca
A signed completed OR-5 form (revised June 2011) along with the full proposal is due to Annette Clarke (Grants Officer, acclarke@uoguelph,ca ext. 56927) by Sept. 19 and to NSERC by Sept. 26, 2011.
The objective of the Idea to Innovation (I2I) program is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. The program provides funding to college and university faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential. This is achieved through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.
All proposals must include a technology transfer plan, appropriate to the maturity of the technology, that describes how the work will proceed through the next stages in the validation process up to eventual market entry. The ILO (Business Development Office) assists the applicant(s) in evaluating and protecting the new technology, service or process; developing proposals; preparing a technology transfer approach; making business contacts; and negotiating licensing or other such arrangements with potential partners. A portion of the award may be used to co-support some of the activities undertaken by the ILO.
Eligible technology transfer activities include (but are not limited to):
consulting fees (for business plan, market survey);
patenting expenses; and
expenses associated with creating a partnership (travel).
Please see the following link for further information.
Genome Canada was awarded $65 million in funds in this year's federal budget, with $40 million being available to launch a new competition in the area of human health. Below, we provide an update on the development and focus of this new competition.
Genome Canada will shortly be launching a consultation process with the Genome Centres, other funders (e.g. CIHR and provincial funders), researchers, other experts and stakeholders to refine the objectives and principles of the Request for Applications (RFA). Workshops, webinars, and other forms of consultation with key stakeholders are being planned for early Fall 2011. As such, some aspects of the upcoming competition are expected to change as a result of these consultations.
To date, Genome Canada envisions a competition within the health sector with proposed projects positioned such that end-users are part of project teams to ensure receptor uptake (e.g., industry, health authority, etc.). Genome Canada would invest up to $5 million per project for a 4-year term with the requirement of at least 50% eligible co-funding (note that the total project value could exceed $10 million with additional co-funding).
This competition will have a strong focus on applied health research and it is expected that outcomes delivered will provide contributions to a more evidence-based approach to healthcare and a more cost-effective health-care system. Therefore, socio-economic benefit and economic utility will be important aspects realized during the project or shortly after completion. At the same time, researchers are encouraged to participate in large international initiatives which can deliver such benefits for Canada. Projects also must identify and address key ethical, economic, environmental, legal and/or social aspects relevant to the genomics research (GE 3 LS) and must be relevant to the pathway of application.
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A completed signed OR-5 as well as a copy of the Expression of Interest is due to Laura Beaupre, Director, Research Support Services (email@example.com and ext. 56616) by August 22, 2011 for University approval and signature and to ISTP by August 29, 2011. Please note that indirect costs are eligible up to 30% of eligible costs. Please also provide a budget breakdown in addition to the budget requested in the Expression of Interest.
Please also note that information sessions will be taking place on July 14 and Aug. 4. Please register for one of these sessions to learn more about this opportunity. These are organized and jointly hosted via teleconference by ISTP Canada and Department Biotechnology (DBT)
July 14, 2011 9:00 EST August 4, 2011 9:00 EST
Advanced registration is required for all information sessions. To register, please provide your name, title, organization, email address and phone number, along with the date and time of the session you would like to sttend, via email to cfp-India@ISTPCanada.ca
For full proposals, if invited, a completed signed OR-5 form along with the full proposal is due to the Office of Research by October 31, 2011 and by November 14, 2011 at ISTP.
For further information please contact:Bharat Rudra, Country Manager for India ISTP Canada
ph: 613 729-3069 x224 email: BharatRudra@istpcanada.ca
Kindly note the University of Guelph has confirmed it is not eligible to submit proposals as a lead organization (or the lead of a coalition) in the current call for Canadian university partnerships proposals under the Partnerships with Canadians Branch (PWCB) Partners for Development Program . The external deadline for the competition is Thursday October 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm.
An information update posted by CIDA on July 7, 2011, clarified eligibility guidelines appearing in Section 1 of the Application Guidelines . The University of Guelph has two (2) active UPCD projects which will both remain active past the deadline indicated (October 13, 2012) which deems it ineligible as a lead organization or a lead of a coalition.
However, we understand U of G researchers can participate in an unlimited number of proposals led by other universities ("coalitions"). Any researcher interested in participating in a proposal led by another university must provide the following to the Office of Research on or before the internal deadline:
(a) A complete, signed OR-5 Form;
(b) A statement of work/proposal which includes a description of the U of G's engagement in the project, which must include confirmation/approvals for any U of G in-kind support to be provided to the project;
(c) A budget for U of G's share of proposed research, which conforms to CIDA's budget templates and financial guidelines; and
(d) A copy of the Joint Application Annex - a document to be prepared and submitted by the lead organization but which describes the coalition's details.
For this competition, the internal deadline is two (2) weeks prior to submitting to the coalition's lead organization/university , but no later than Thursday September 29, 2011.
A complete signed OR-5 along with a complete application/proposal are to be sent to Annette Clarke, Grants Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org at ext. 56927) by Thurs. July 8, 2011 for University approval and signature. The deadline to Ontario Genomics is July 15, 2011.
-----Dear Ontario Genomics Stakeholder,
July 15, 2011, the next quarterly deadline for applying for up to $10K in workshop funding from our Genomics Capacity Building (GCB) workshop program, is fast approaching. Details of this opportunity are available at:
Successful proposals to the GCB program will target two objectives:
1. Project fund-raising, and; 2. International collaborative research in the fields of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and/or genomics-related social science.
Due to the high quality of applications received to date, we are pleased to report that the current funding success rate of the GCB program is 60%. We are also proud that of 14 workshops funded and held since inception of the GCB program in 2008, four groups have been successful in their applications for a combined total of over $12 million in funding for genomics research initiatives conceived and/or developed in their workshops. We interpret this as a clear measure of the impact of the GCB program on genomics research in Ontario.
We would be happy to give feedback on potential workshop ideas prior to the deadline.