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

Grant Amount: MAX $300K FOR ONE YEAR
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Feb 08, 2013
Sponsor's: Feb 15, 2013

Subject Areas: Intellectual Property, Commercialization, Health Research, Technology Transfer

The goal of the Proof of Principle Program is to facilitate and improve the transfer of knowledge and technology resulting from academic health research for the benefit of Canadians. Many of the inventions and discoveries (products/tools/services) arising through academic research are at a stage beyond discovery-driven research and yet are often of uncertain commercial utility or insufficiently developed to be of interest to relevant receptor companies and potential investors. Such intellectual property may never be licensed or commercialized, or take years to do so, without additional targeted research, market research, investment and business development activities. These activities are of paramount importance, because they serve to validate, better define and add value to the intellectual property but they require resources that typically cannot be obtained through the traditional funding mechanisms. CIHR's Proof of Principle Program aims at filling part of this funding gap.

The stage that best fits the POP Phase II is one where the principle of the IP has already been proven and the applicants have acquired interest from partners willing to invest in the new technology. The proposal should be for further confirmatory testing of the IP. Applications focused solely on prototype construction will not be considered. It is not a prerequisite to have Phase I funding in order to apply to Phase II.

Application Details:

Proof of Principle Phase II (POP-II) Grants will fund proof of principle research projects up to 12 months duration at the co-investment stage undertaking follow-on proof of principle activities in partnership with a non-academic investor. This funding opportunity is aimed at providing a platform to better enable the academic institution/researcher to move the discovery/invention further down the innovation pipeline. 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.

The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of one step: Application. To complete your Application, follow the instructions in the Grants - ResearchNet "Application" Phase Instructions along with any additional instructions found below under "Specific Instructions". 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.


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: Russelo,Theresa M
Evans,Katy Elizabeth

Sponsor Contacts:

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