Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount:
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jul 25, 2013
Sponsor's: Aug 01, 2013

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The NCE Program is a federal initiative administered jointly through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in partnership with Industry Canada and Health Canada.

The NCE Secretariat has launched a competition to fund new networks through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program. A Letter of Intent (LOI), the first step in the competition process, must be submitted via the NCE?s secure submission site by August 1, 2013. Based on a review of all LOIs submitted to the 2013 NCE Network Competition, selected applicants will be invited in the Fall of 2013 to submit a Full Application with a submission deadline of June 11, 2014.

Application Details: NCE funding will be awarded following a national competitive process in two stages: 1. Applicants applying for NCE funding to establish a new network are invited to submit Letters of Intent. Based on a review of the LOI, selected applicants will be invited to Stage 2. 2. Applicants advancing to Stage 2 will be asked to develop and submit Full applications. A Selection Committee will Review Letters of Intent according to the five published NCE Program criteria, relevance to the NCE Program goals and objectives and the relevance to the target research area. This Committee will recommend applicants to receive invitations to submit Full Applications. LOIs should be submitted on behalf of the proposed Network by an academic researcher (i.e., the applicants, who is also the proposed Scientific Director for the Network) who is eligible to receive funding from one of the three federal granting agencies, and by the proposed host institution. Eligible recipients must meet the general eligibility requirements of one or more of the three federal granting agencies partnering in the Program.The deadline for the electronic submission of the LOI for the 2015 NCE Network Competition is August 1, 2013. LOIs must be received by the NCE Secretariat by 4:30 p.m. local time. Applications must be submitted to the NCE on-line electronic application system at Applicants must also provide the NCE Secretariat with one unbound original copy by August 9, 2013, containing the original signatures. The unbound copy must be identical to the electronic submission. Inclusion of additional material in the unbound copy will result in the rejection of your application from the competition. Mailing Address Networks of Centres of Excellence 2015 NCE LOI Competition 16th Floor, mailroom 350 Albert Street Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5
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

Sponsor Contacts:

350 Albert Street
16th floor mailroom
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 995-6010