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

Grant Amount: MAX $25,000 FOR 1 YEAR
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: N/A
Sponsor's: N/A

Subject Areas: Engineering

Connect Grants provide targeted financial support to encourage post-secondary researchers at universities and/or colleges to connect with industry and other knowledge end-user communities in order to form new partnerships. Connect Grant recipients can be individuals at either an NSERC-eligible institution or a not-for-profit, non-government organization (including an industry association).

Level 3 Connect Grants provide up to $25,000 to organize non-recurring, national-scope research planning workshops aimed at building substantial, new collaborations in natural sciences or engineering research between post-secondary researchers and partners in industry, government, not-for-profit and other knowledge end-user groups. -These applications can be submitted by researchers or administrators at NSERC-eligible universities or colleges. -Applications from other organizations, private sector firms or government departments or agencies for national workshops will not be accepted. -These workshops will normally be organized and championed by at least one academic and one non-academic leader. -Workshop participation must include academic researchers and members of non-academic end-user organizations (e.g., industry, government, not-for profit organizations, etc.). -Workshops may include up to two foreign academic participants who can provide examples of best practices in the field and help build collaborations among Canadian organizations. -Workshop discussions must aim to strengthen interchanges between the academic and non-academic participants, and focus on forward-looking collaborations rather than review past accomplishments.

Application Details: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications at least 12 weeks in advance of the proposed travel, events or workshops in order to ensure that they have sufficient time to finalize any activity and issue invitations following NSERC's decision. Once completed, the following application documents (in PDF format) must be uploaded to NSERC's Secure Upload Site: -A Connect Grant Application Form (Form 401). Applications being submitted through an NSERC-eligible institution must be endorsed by an authorized representative of the institution. -A Personal Data Form (Form 100 for university-led applications, Form 103CV for college-led applications) or a PDF version of the NSERC Researcher CV Type of the Canadian Common CV (CCV); -A Terms and Conditions of Applying Form signed by the applicant; and -For a Level 3 Connect Grant application (national-level workshops seeking more than $10,000): a letter of support for the workshop from the principal non-academic partner organization, a r?sum? from the non-academic applicant, and a r?sum? from each partner(s). NSERC will reach a funding decision within 30 days of receipt of a complete applicationINDIRECT COSTS NOT SUPPORTED
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: Moxey,Laura
Hancock,Jennifer Anne

Sponsor Contacts:

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 995 4273