IC-IMPACTS - Call for Proposals - Creating Wealth from Waste


IC-IMPACTS (the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).


"Creating Wealth from Waste" Call for Proposals

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IC-IMPACTS - Creating Wealth from Waste - Call for Proposals


IC-IMPACTS (the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) is the first, and only, Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence established through the Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) as a new Centre dedicated to the development of research collaborations between Canada and India.

IC-IMPACTS and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) invite researchers to submit proposals for projects that focus on extracting Wealth from Waste. Proposals should offer biotechnology-driven research-based solutions and reflect cost and space efficiencies required for deployment in urban areas. Central to the successful proposal will be demonstrating a scalable technology that can be developed as a commercially viable option to extract wealth from wastewater and be applicable to rejuvenating polluted bodies of water such as the River Ganga in India.


  • All Canadian researchers eligible to receive funding from IC-IMPACTS and tri-council agencies in Canada are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators from Canada along with an eligible Indian Principal Investigator.
  • All Indian researchers generally eligible to apply for DBT funding opportunities are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators from India

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Two years (or less)

Special Notes

This call for proposals has two parts: a research component and a demonstration component.

Part 1:

Research: The research component should enable the extraction of reusable water, nutrients, energy, and valuable chemicals from waste.

Part 2:

Demonstration: The demonstration component may be funded as a follow‐up to a project in Part 1 or concurrently with Part 1.

Note: Funds requested for Part 1 (Research) of this proposal must be no more than 40% of the overall budget requested, with the remaining allocated to Part 2 (Demonstration).


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit complete application package and OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Principal Investigator must submit application package/all completed forms through the IC-IMPACTS Application Portal.

Successful projects will be announced in June, 2019. 

How to Apply

To apply for this Call for Proposals, download and complete the following documents:

  • Application Form
  • Budget Form
  • CVs of all Research Team Members
  • Letter(s) of Support from Community or Testing Site Partner(s)
  • Letter of Intent between Collaborating Partners and Researchers

Canadian scientists must also include the following:

At a minimum, a letter of intent between the collaborators should be included in the application stating the desire for cooperation and acknowledging that each participant has understood the general terms and conditions of the other project parties.

Proposals must be written in the English language and clearly marked as DBT: IC-IMPACTS proposals and have to be submitted to both IC-IMPACTS and to DBT in parallel in accordance with the proposal preparation requirements of each side, respectively.

While conforming to the different respective regulations, forms and submission procedures of the two agencies, the project descriptions must be identical in their substance. As the projects must be fully integrated Indo-Canadian research projects, it is expected that the proposals must contain detailed information about the mode and essentiality of collaboration between the Indian and the Canadian side.

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please contact the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if you need assistance, or are having difficulty, submitting all required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).


For Questions, please contact

Mr. Shapoor Marfatia
Chief Operations Officer

Office of Research

Office of Research

Amy Bossaer, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x58613

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