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

Grant Amount: $160K FOR ONE YEAR
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Sep 08, 2015
Sponsor's: Sep 15, 2015

Subject Areas: Intellectual Property, Commercialization, Drug Development, Health Research, Imaging, Cancer, Aging, Technology Transfer

The Proof of Principle (POP) Phase I program provides funding for proof of principle research projects of up to 12 months duration designed to advance discoveries/inventions towards commercializable technologies, with a view to attract new investment, create new science-based businesses, organizations and initiatives, and ultimately improve health outcomes for Canadians. Research projects across all four pillars of CIHR are eligible for this program. Note that the end product is not required to generate revenue, but there must be a demonstrated market and opportunity for your product. Applications for the continuation of a research project funded through the POP Phase I grant must progress from Phase I to Phase II.

**NOTE** This is the final launch for the Proof of Principle (POP) Phase I program. This program will then be integrated to the Project Scheme. The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to: Provide the opportunity to determine the potential for commercial viability and other opportunities for use of IP; Provide the opportunity to enhance and strengthen the value of IP (or IP portfolio); Improve the institution and/or researcher's business prospects and potential for downstream investments on the IP; Promote academic health research and technology transfer activities that support and accelerate commercialization of IP; Support the application of health research results to improve the health of Canadians.

Application Details:

The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of one step: Application. To complete your Application, follow the instructions in Grants - ResearchNet "Application" Phase Instructions along with any additional instructions found below under "Specific Instructions". *Reminder to applicants: Please ensure that your application is complete (includes all required signatures) and is submitted on time to CIHR.

Your Application must be submitted using ResearchNet. Scan and upload the signed signature pages including the routing slip in the Print/Upload Signature Pages task in ResearchNet prior to submitting your application. This Funding Opportunity will be participating in the eApproval process. This means that when the applicant submits their application it will be electronically directed to the Research Institution for review and approval. Once the applications are reviewed and approved by the Research Institution they will submit the applications electronically to CIHR on behalf of the applicant. It is up to the applicant to respect all internal deadlines set by the Research Institution. **The Director of the Technology Transfer Office (or equivalent) involved in completing the IP Assessment form is to sign in "block 2" of the Institution Paid Signature page.


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:

160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 941-2672