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

Grant Amount: UP TO $25,000 OR $50,000 MAX.
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Sep 15, 2010
Sponsor's: Sep 15, 2010

Subject Areas:

All subject areas may apply. Funded annually by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International Relations), the Western Innovation Fund is intended to move new research results forward along the path towards commercialization and to provide incentive to validate and develop commercial opportunities.

The competitions are for one-time projects based on existing research initiatives and are expected to be of short duration (6 - 12 months). Projects are expected to bridge the gap between research results and existing proof of principle grants such as the CIHR POP or the NSERC i2i programs. The applicant will have to demonstrate the need in the marketplace, as well as a method to meet that need, i.e. a marketing plan. General conditions governing eligibility to apply, supportable research fields, and use of grant funds will be in conformity with Tri-Council guidelines.

Application Details: The program is administered jointly managed by WORLDiscoveries and Research Development & Services under the general terms of reference of the Western Innovation Fund.Normally, projects are based on a technology, a concept, a process, or an artistic piece that has been disclosed to WORLDiscoveries by way of a Report of Invention, followed by a Letter of Intent and an application. WORLDiscoveries personnel are available to assist with the structuring of the application or for consultation on issues related to intellectual property, marketing intelligence and commercialization strategy.
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: Lourdes,Florence

Sponsor Contacts:

Internal Grants Co-ordinator
Research Development & Services
Room 5150, Suppport Services Building
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
519 661-2111