Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/CRD-RDC_eng.asp
Sponsor/Award: NATURAL SCIENCES & ENGINEERING RESEARCH - COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT GRANT - 2014 OPEN COMPETITION

Grant Amount: VARIED - UP TO FIVE YEARS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: N/A
Sponsor's: N/A

Subject Areas: Collaborative Research, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Industry, Technology Transfer, Economic Impact
Description:

The Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants program is intended to give companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise, and educational resources available at Canadian postsecondary institutions and to train students in essential technical skills required by industry. The mutually beneficial collaborations are expected to result in industrial and/or economic benefits to Canada.

CRD projects can be at any point in the R&D spectrum that is consistent with the university's research, training, and technology transfer mandate. Eligible collaborations include focused projects with specific short- to medium-term objectives, as well as discrete phases in a program of longer-range research. All proposals require evidence of detailed planning and sound budget justification, and must clearly spell out the underlying assumptions, intended approaches, milestones, and deliverables. Decisions on funding CRD Grants are usually made within three to five months of receiving a complete application.

Application Details:

CRD projects can be at any point in the R&D spectrum that is consistent with the university's research, training, and technology transfer mandate. Eligible collaborations include focused projects with specific short- to medium-term objectives, as well as discrete phases in a program of longer-range research. All proposals require evidence of detailed planning and sound budget justification, and must clearly spell out the underlying assumptions, intended approaches, milestones, and deliverables. The Partner Eligibility Guidelines section of the NSERC website should be consulted to determine the eligibility of the industrial partner to participate. The industrial partner must contribute to the direct project costs in an amount equal to, or greater than, the amount requested from NSERC. The industrial cash must be at least half of the NSERC request, with the balance provided as in-kind contributions to the project by the industrial partner(s). NSERC will recognize only those in-kind contributions that are fully documented and considered essential to carry out the work.

Proposals can be submitted at any time, using a Personal Data Form (Form 100), an Application for a Grant (Form 101), and an Information Required from Organizations Participating in Research Partnerships Programs (Form 183A). Full instructions for professors and their industrial sponsor(s) to complete the forms and the on-line submission are found on NSERC's website. University commitment and infrastructure: For large or complex proposals (greater than $200,000 per year), the proposal must demonstrate adequate university support for the project by detailing the specific commitments of the university regarding the provision of financial support, equipment, and/or facilities.

INDIRECT COSTS NOT LEVIED ON NSERC PORTION OF THIS PROGRAM

NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Martin,Antoinette
Pickard,Bryce

Sponsor Contacts:

RPP@NSERC-CRSNG.GC.CA
350 ALBERT STREET
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 995 4273