IBM Incubator Project, SOSCIP call for Expressions of Interest

Updated Information
  1. The EOI must be accompanied by a signed OR-5. See "Deadlines" below
  2. The sponsor email address has been corrected. See "Contact Information" below
  3. The internal contact for this program has been updated. See "Contact Information" below
  4. The internal deadline has changed to March 10, 2017 (from March 1)
  5. The external deadline has changed to March 17, 2017 (from March 8)


Province of Ontario through the IBM Innovation Incubator project, Smart Computing for Innovation (SOSCIP) in Partnership with Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)


Expressions of interest (EOI's) for new industry-academic collaborative projects


The program is designed to provide salary support to Ontario-based PhD graduates and post-doctoral fellows working on industry driven research and development projects in the areas of advanced manufacturing, cyber security, digital media, mining and other SOSCIP focus areas appropriate.  The program is intended to provide PhD graduates with an experiential learning opportunity and hands on industry experience. This is the first of several calls for EOI's for projects looking for post-doc support that SOSCIP will issue over the next two years. Please see deadlines for the next call below.


Fellows must have received a doctoral degree (PhD) in any discipline completed within the last five years. May hold a maximum of two 12-month Talent Edge fellowships. Fellows must be eligible to work at the applicant organization and have post doctoral status at the academic institution for the duration of the fellowship. Academic investigators are eligible to submit proposals and must have an academic appointment within a SOSCIP member institution.

Funding Availability

$57,500 for up to two years to provide salary support for highly qualified post doctoral fellows. Funding for only one post-doctoral fellow per project will be approved.

Special Notes

Successful applications will be awarded salary support for one post doctoral fellow to help lead the project.  Projects can be within any of the SOSCIP's focus areas.  Please refer to the SOSCIP Talent Edge Post doctoral Fellowship Program Guidelines.

The application is a two step process. Draft EOI's are recommended to be submitted in draft to by September 30th to receive feedback.


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

Internal Deadline

EOI needs to be signed by the institution and will need a signed OR-5 form by March 10, 2017

External Deadline

Results will be in by April 8, 2017 and must start within 60 days.

For Questions, please contact

Jennifer MacLean
SOSCIP Operations Manager

Office of Research

Angela Vuk, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x55026

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