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

Grant Amount: $25,000 FOR PROPOSAL DEV
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Nov 17, 2010
Sponsor's: Nov 24, 2010

Subject Areas: Information And Communication Technology, Environmental Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Medical Technology, Hydrocarbon Fuels, Climate Change, Biofuel Cells, Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Energy, Aging, Population Health, Nuclear Energy, Energy Production in Oil Sands, Arctic: Resource Production, Regenerative Medicine, New Media, Animation and Games, Wireless Networks and Services, Broadband Networks, Telecom Equipment, Water (Health, Energy, Security), Arctic: Climate Change Adaptation, Arctic: Monitoring

The NCE Program is aligned with the federal Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy, Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada's Advantage. Introduced in May 2007, this Strategy provides the guiding framework for Canada's science and technology policy. The S&T Strategy established four priority areas. In 2008, a report by the Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) established by Industry Canada recommended 13 further research sub-priority areas, which were accepted by the Government of Canada.

The NCE Steering Committee invites potential applicants to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the 2012 NCE Network Competition. The LOI must describe the problem(s), challenge(s), or opportunity(ies) that the proposed Network will address, as well as the proposed Network's vision, socioeconomic context, budget and key participants. It should also summarize how the proposed Network will address the five NCE Program Criteria, the NCE Program goals and objectives and the competition framework.

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.

Applicants who's LOIs pass the initial screening process may request NCE funds to assist them in preparing a Full Application. Full Application Preparation (FAP) funding of up to $25,000 is tenable until the completion of the Expert Panel meeting, and can be used for application-related expenses such as travel (for application preparation and to attend the Expert Panel meeting), communications and workshops, as well as for secretarial, clerical and co-ordination services. To request FAP funding, applicants must submit a one-page letter outlining their required budget including a brief rationale of proposed expenses. Full Applications will be submitted in summer 2012. You will need to forward one unbound original plus twenty-five (25) paper copies and 25 CDs with a PDF version of the application. Researchers might lead an NCE out of Western or take part in one that is led by another university. Justin Patton, Research Consultant at Research Services and Ethics requests that you contact him at 519-661-2111 x 85301 to let him know as you hear about applications going forward from other Canadian universities.


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts: Pocock,Katy

Sponsor Contacts:

Micheal De Groote Centre for Learning and Discovery
Room 3120
HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada
905 525-9140