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: May 31, 2013
Sponsor's: Jun 07, 2013

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The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research invites the global research community to submit proposals for ideas for long-term collaborative research into complex, fundamental questions of importance to Canada and the world. The scope of this initiative is broad, encompassing all areas of research and scholarship. We invite proposals from individual researchers or small groups that either create new areas of foundational work for CIFAR or significantly extend existing CIFAR programs across the natural sciences, health and biological sciences, social sciences and the humanities. This is a global call for ideas so Letters of Intent are eligible from researchers based in any country.

Stage I requires a Letter of Intent (LOI) from one or several researchers who would be core members of the project. This three-page summary should identify the elements of the research idea and the range of possible research questions for consideration. A Global Idea Selection Panel will identify a shortlist of approximately ten LOIs. The proponents of the shortlisted LOIs will be invited to have a face-to-face meeting with the panel. This panel will then recommend to CIFAR up to six LOIs that should proceed to the second stage of the competition. Up to ten LOIs will be selected for final consideration by the Global Idea Selection Panel, and the panel will have a face-to-face meeting with each proponent. Up to six LOIs will be invited to proceed to Stage II, based on the four criteria described here:

Application Details: Stage I requires a Letter of Intent (LOI) from one or several researchers who would be core members of the project. Stage II will support the development of up to six full proposals. Each proposal team that passes Stage I will work with CIFAR staff to convene two workshops over a six-month period and prepare a full proposal.Letters of Intent must be submitted electronically. The deadline for LOI submissions is 7 June 2013. No late submissions will be accepted. The submission site can be found here: Templates for LOIs are available; we strongly encourage applicants to use these forms in order that the necessary information is provided.
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: Pickard,Bryce

Sponsor Contacts:

SUITE 1400
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
416 9714251