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

Grant Amount: MIN $1M TO MAX $4M
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jul 08, 2014
Sponsor's: Jul 15, 2014

Subject Areas: Information And Communications Technology, Clean Technology, Digital Media, Bio-economy, Advanced Health Technologies

The Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence (ORF-RE) program promotes research excellence in Ontario by supporting transformative, internationally significant research of strategic value to the province. The ORF-RE focuses on scientific excellence, strong commercialization, and strategic value to Ontario, and targets new, leading-edge research initiatives. All proposals are required to provide a rationale as to why an investment in their research project is important to Ontario. Applicants are expected to demonstrate meaningful and verifiable private sector commitment, through private sector financial/cash and/or in-kind contributions and evidence of the private sector's vested interest in the research.

Please demonstrate the strategic value of your research to Ontario (eg. how it provides strategic value in terms of new knowledge, industrial application or potential for economic benefit; how the research will impact society, health, the environment, quality of life or public policy; how its results will strengthen Ontario's economy and/or enhance the province's profile in the global scientific community). The information provided may be shared with other Ontario ministries, agencies and government-funded not-for-profit corporations for the purpose of strategic value assessment.

Application Details: The program will contribute towards eligible costs to a maximum of 1/3 of the total project costs, with 1/3 of the remainder coming from the applicant institution(s) and 1/3 from the private sector. Institutional and private sector contributions to direct costs can be cash or in-kind.INDIRECT COSTS OF 25% MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT BUDGET
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: Tweddell,David

Sponsor Contacts:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada