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: Sep 08, 2013
Sponsor's: Sep 15, 2013

Subject Areas:

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.

BL networks increase business value and/or private sector competitive advantage. They are business-driven with a research program directed and managed by private sector members. They address key performance issues of their sector and enable businesses to develop, share and benefit from innovative solutions through collaboration and pooled resources across the private and public sector. The open nature of a BL network draws membership from large companies, small and medium enterprises, not-for profit organizations, academia and government, while speeding the delivery of research results, expanding the scope of potential solutions and minimizing barriers to commercialization.

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.Only applicants successful in the LOI stage will be invited by the NCE Secretariat to submit a FA. Please see sponsor website for full competition guidelines Submission Deadline & Procedure The electronic submission must be received by Sunday, September 15, 2013, no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time. The paper submission must be postmarked by Monday, September 16, 2013, no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Electronic Submission Submit the electronic copy via the NCE Secure Submission Web Site. Mail a paper copy of the application to: Networks of Centres of Excellence 2014 BL-NCE New 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