IC-IMPACTS (NCE), DBT (India) – Portable Diagnostics and Analyzers



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IC- Impacts has announced a new Joint Call for Research with India supported by IC-Impacts (India-Canada Centre of Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India. The call is in the area of portable diagnostics and analyzers. There is a need to portable assays which bring the high quality diagnostics associated with a central lab to the patient. This call for proposals will focus on automated assays which can multiplex tests for a range of diseases in to a simple portable test.  Tests should be based on easily collected sample types such as a finger stick of blood, or a small sample of saliva or urine.  The joint call for collaborative research innovation projects will support research projects focused on the development and evaluation of new diagnostics and analyzers in the following areas:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Maternal and Infant health
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Interdisciplinary approaches and platform technologies


Faculty eligible for funding through the Tri-Agency Granting Councils (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) 

Funding Availability

Funding levels not specified in the guidelines.   For questions on eligible expenses, please see contact listed below. 

Indirect Costs

If there is a contributing industry partner as part of the overall project then the policies of the PI’s university would apply.

Project Duration

Research projects of one or two years in duration are eligible for funding.

Special Notes

Each project application must consist of a Canadian and Indian applicant (Principal investigators), who together have developed a joint project proposal and project budget.


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

Internal Deadline

Principal Investigator sends signed OR-5 form along with Project proposal to: Research.Services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

Principal Investigator submits online application and it is automatically sent to both DBT and IC-IMPACTS together with all funding organizations documents submitted as part of the online application process.  

For Questions, please contact

Dr. Shailja Gupta, Director
International Cooperation, Dept. of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Tel: 91-11-24363748
Email: shailja@dbt.nic.in

Dr. Nemy Banthia,
CEO and Scientific Director
IC-IMPACTS Centres of Excellence
Tel: 604 822-9541
Email: banthia@civil.ubc.ca

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Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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