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

Grant Amount:
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: May 13, 2010
Sponsor's: May 20, 2010

Subject Areas: Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, Biomaterials, Biofuels, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Consumption and Production, BioEnergy

Genome Prairie, in collaboration with funding partners from France, Germany, Portugal and Spain, is pleased to announce the 5th Call for Proposals on ?Transnational Plant Alliance for Novel Technologies ? toward implementing the Knowledge Based-Bio Economy? (PLANT-KBBE) in Europe? and beyond. The aim of the PLANT-KBBE call is to foster more joint research and development activities and accelerate the transfer and practical application of research findings into new innovative processes, products and services. The intent is to promote a predominantly industry-driven and clearly application-oriented initiative.

This call for proposals intends to attract integrative projects that (i) share resources and technologies, (ii) rule out redundancies but provide synergies, (iii) represent as many links as possible of the respective value-added chain, as well as (iv) provide significant contributions to the solution of complex questions of common interest to the five countries.

Application Details: Each country has national contact persons who can be contacted for information about the specific national requirements.Since the purpose of PLANT-KBBE also includes the increase of efficiency under sustainability requirements and all along the innovation chain (and not only at the step of raw material production), multidisciplinary proposals that integrate other disciplines in addition to plant biotechnology, such as microbiology, chemistry, chemical engineering, mathematics, informatics, systems biology, industrial processing and conversion technologies, etc will be highly encouraged.Full proposals are to be submitted to the Call Secretariat by 20 May 2010 midnight by means of the application system available at For Canadian participants, eligible expenditures include technical/training salaries and benefits, consumables (including exchange of personnel for training), equipment (total under $10,000), scientific contract services, and associated costs. Associated costs include travel to scientific meetings, office supplies, communications, and management and can not exceed 5% of the total CRP budget.
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
Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

#101-111 Research Dr.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
306 668-3570