Government research contracts

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

AgriRisk Initiatives: Microgrants

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)

Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth)

Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Earth system science data analyses

Integrating a payload onto a stratospheric balloon - Announcement of Opportunity

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP) Capability Demonstration

Science and Operational Applications Research - Canadian Provinces and Territories (SOAR-CPT) Initiative - Announcement of Opportunity

Science and Operational Applications Research - Education (SOAR-E) Initiative - Announcement of Opportunity

Solar-terrestrial science data analyses

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

Clean Tech Internships

Department of Canadian Heritage

Canada History Fund

Department of National Defence (DND)

Employment and Social Development Canada

Innovation in Apprenticeship Stream under the Union Training and Innovation Program

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Funding Program

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

Climate Action and Awareness Fund - Community-based climate action projects

Global Affairs Canada

Going Global Innovation (GGI) program

Health Canada

Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP)

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Accessible Technology Program

Ontario Ministry of Health

COVID-19 Challenge Questions Initiative

Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)

2020-2021 Road Safety Research Partnership Program (RSRPP)

National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Canada – Germany 3+2 collaborative call for proposals on Innovative Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Industrial Production

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

The Sky's the Limit Challenge

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease

Status of Women Canada

Human trafficking call for proposals

Transport Canada

U.S. Air Force 

Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Ontario (WSIB)

WSIB Grants Program

For more information on all government research contracts, contact Thiam Phouthonephackdy



Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Program:

AgriRisk Initiatives: Microgrants

Type:

Call for Proposals (CFP)

Internal Deadline

A week before submission of application.

Program Deadline

Application forms are accepted on a continuous basis until program funds have been allocated. The program ends March 31, 2023.

Research Focus:

Microgrants are available for academic research proposals that explore the development or improvement of alternative risk management tools and/or practices. The research needs to be relevant to the Canadian agriculture sector and be transferable beyond the applicant, resulting in a public good or benefit.

Note: Research activities related to existing government risk management programs in the Canadian market are ineligible under this program. Projects that seek to modify and/or adapt an existing product in another jurisdiction for use in the Canadian market are eligible.

Funding Details

Up to $25,000 per project per fiscal year to a maximum of three years of funding.

Program submission instructions:

  1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply.
  2. Review in full the Program Website.
  3. Complete the Application on the Program Website.
  4. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research.

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

Email: aafc.ari-iar.aac@canada.ca
Telephone: 1-877-246-4682
TDD/TTY: 613-773-2600

Mailing Address:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
AgriRisk Initiatives
1341 Baseline Road
Tower 7, Floor 8, Room 240
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0C5

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Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)

Program:

Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth)

Type:

Call for Proposals (CFP)

Internal deadlines:

2 weeks in advance of submitting your application

Program deadline:

Ongoing Program

Research focus areas:

Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth) makes foundational investments in economic infrastructure, sector development and capacity building to help position Northerners in the territories to take advantage of Canada's innovation economy.

IDEANorth helps enable Northerners to take advantage of northern economic opportunities to grow a strong, diverse, and sustainable economy in Canada's North. IDEANorth supports community economic growth through investments in small-scale infrastructure to allow communities and businesses to extend services and by supporting the early stages of large-scale infrastructure projects.

Program overview:
IDEANorth:

  • Is administered by the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), and promotes economic development in the North in order to strengthen territorial economies and increase economic participation by Northerners;
  • Replaces the Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) program to better align, advance, encourage and support broader economic opportunities as well as the specific economic and business needs of each territory;
  • Accepts project proposals through a combination of targeted calls for expressions of interest (EOIs) and a continuous intake process throughout the year;
  • Allows for the use of both non-repayable and repayable Contribution Agreements, thereby expanding the funding mechanisms available to support the diverse needs of proponents.

Expected results
Expected results of the IDEANorth program include:

  • Strong, stable territorial economy for the benefit of Northerners and all Canadians
  • Increased economic development and diversification
  • Partnerships established with Northern governments and organizations
  • Increased capacity of Northerners to respond to economic development opportunities
  • Expanded multi-user infrastructure that support economic development

Program streams
The IDEANorth program will be implemented through four program streams:

  • Stream 1: Sector & Capacity Development - Foundational investments to advance territorial economic growth and sector development
  • Stream 2: Business Scale-Up and Productivity - Targeted investments to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs to expand their businesses, accelerate business growth, and enhance productivity and competitiveness.
  • Stream 3: Small Scale Economic Infrastructure - Small-scale economic infrastructure development through construction of new or improvement of existing multi-user community infrastructure.
  • Stream 4: Economic Infrastructure Studies (large scale) - Advancing foundational economic infrastructure investments by supporting pre-construction readiness.
For further information please refer to the Program Website and the IDEANorth program guidelines.

Funding:

Up to $6 million (The maximum CanNor contribution to eligible project costs will be 80).

Program submission instructions:

  1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply.
  2. Review in full the Program Website.
  3. Follow the detailed instructions which can be found in Section 4.0 Intake and assessment of the IDEANorth program guidelines.
  4. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research for Signature.
  5. Submit your completed, Office of Research signed, Application to: cannor.operations.cannor@canada.ca.

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

Email: cannor.operations.cannor@canada.ca

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Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Sponsor:

Canadian Space Agency

Program:

Earth system science data analyses

Type:

Announcement of Opportunity

Internal Deadline

2 weeks before program deadline

Program Deadline

October 6, 2020, no later than 11:59 p.m. (EDT)

Research Focus:

The primary objectives of this AO are:

  • To advance understanding of physical and chemical processes in the Earth system; and
  • To develop or improve analytical and computational models of any aspect of the Earth system.

These objectives are supported by the following secondary objectives:

  • To develop synergies using complementary data;
  • To calibrate and validate new data from space missions; and
  • To stimulate research aligned with national and international priorities

Funding Details

  • Estimated total amount for this Announcement of Opportunity (AO): $4 million
  • Eligible recipients: Canadian universities
  • Grants or contributions: Grants
  • Maximum amount per project: $250,000
  • Maximum timeframe of the project: Three years
  • Estimated project start date: 30 March, 2021

Program submission instructions:

  1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply
  2. Complete and submit the Notice of Intent – Stage 1
  3. Follow subsequent instructions received from the Canadian Space Agency
  4. Complete and submit Application – Stage 2
  5. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

For any questions related to the AO, applicants shall use the following generic email address: asc.atmospheriques-atmospheric.csa@canada.ca. Questions and answers related to this AO will be posted on the CSA website in the Frequently asked questions section of this AO. The CSA will respond to questions received before 4 p.m. (ET) on September 16, 2020.

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Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Program: Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP) Capability Demonstration

Type:

Announcement of Opportunity (AO)

Internal Deadline

2 weeks in advance of application submission

Program Deadline

Multiple submission deadlines available until the program closes on August 26, 2022.

Key dates:

  • 2020 application and award Cycles 1 and 2
    • Application deadline 1: May 22, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
    • Approximate project start and end dates: August 1, 2020 to March 31, 2024
    • Estimated number of projects awarded: 1 to 2
    • Funding from CSA: up to $4M toward eligible costs
    • Application deadline 2: August 21, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
    • Approximate project start and end dates: November 1, 2020 to March 31, 2024
    • Number of projects awarded: 1 to 2
    • Funding from CSA: up to $4M toward eligible costs
  • 2021 application and award Cycles 3 and 4
    • Application deadline 3: February 26, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
    • Approximate project start and end dates: May 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024
    • Estimated number of projects awarded: 1 to 2
    • Funding from CSA: up to $4M toward eligible costs
    • Application deadline 4: August 27, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
    • Approximate project start and end dates: November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024
    • Number of projects awarded: 1 to 2
    • Funding from CSA: up to $4M toward eligible costs
  • 2022 application and award Cycles 5 and 6
    • Application deadline 5: February 25, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
    • Approximate project start and end dates: May 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024
    • Estimated number of projects awarded: 1 to 2
    • Funding from CSA: up to $4M toward eligible costs
    • Application deadline 6: August 26, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
    • Approximate project start and end dates: November 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024
    • Estimated number of projects awarded: 1 to 2
    • Funding from CSA: up to $4M toward eligible costs

Research Focus:

The Canadian Space Agency is posting this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) as part of its Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP) - Grants and Contributions Program component. The objective of this AO is to support the development of a proto-flight model, and its adaptation, delivery, integration, and launch as a Canadian payload (science and/or technology) with a lunar launch or lander vehicle, which will result in a first attempt for Canada to conduct a basic R&D space demonstration of science and/or technology on the Moon and beyond, by 2024.

Funding Details

Maximum amount per project: $4,000,000

Program submission instructions:

For details and updates, please see the program website.

1.Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply

2.Complete and submit the Registration Form (available from the Program Website)

3.Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research

4.Follow submission instructions posted by the Canadian Space Agency.

Applications must be mailed to the Canadian Space Agency at the following address:

LEAP Capability Demonstration AO
Attention: Sid Saraf
Engineering Capacity Development
Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9

  • The application must be received at the CSA no later than:

Application deadline by award Cycle:

    1. May 22, 2020 at 12:00 noon (ET)
    2. August 21, 2020 at 12:00 noon (ET)
    3. February 26, 2021 at 12:00 noon (ET)
    4. August 27, 2021 at 12:00 noon (ET)
    5. February 25, 2022 at 12:00 noon (ET)
    6. August 26, 2022, at 12:00 noon (ET)
  • The application can be mailed/couriered/delivered to the address indicated.
  • There is no one to receive hand delivered proposals during the weekends. Hand delivered proposals will only be accepted during business hours.
  • Applications sent by email will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete applications shall not be considered.

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

For any questions related to the AO, applicants shall use the following email address asc.paelexploration-explorationleap.csa@canada.ca. Questions and answers related to this AO will be posted on the CSA website in the Frequently asked questions section of this AO. The CSA will respond to questions received 2 business weeks before each award cycle application deadline.

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Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Program: Integrating a payload onto a stratospheric balloon
Type: Announcement of Opportunity (AO)
Internal Dealine: 2 weeks in advance of submitting your application
Program deadline: No Closing Date
Research focus:

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is now accepting proposals for payloads for new Canadian stratospheric balloon missions.

Please complete and submit the Registration Form (available from the Program Website) and a detailed questionnaire will then be sent to you.

For Further information relating to the CSA stratospheric balloon initiatives please see the following:

For additional information and a link to the Registration Form, please visit the Program Website.
Funding: Project Dependent
Program submission instructions:
  1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply
  2. Complete and submit the Registration Form (available from the Program Website)
  3. Follow subsequent instructions received from the Canadian Space Agency
  4. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research
Office of Research contact: Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca
Program contact:       Canadian Space Agency STRATOS program: asc.stratos.csa@canada.ca.

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Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Program: Science and Operational Applications Research - Canadian Provinces and Territories (SOAR-CPT) Initiative
Type: Announcement of Opportunity (AO)
Program deadline: No Closing Date
Research focus:

SOAR-CPT is a Government of Canada initiative supported by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for Canadian provincial and territorial organizations to support scientists in the development of RADARSAT-2 applications and to promote the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing.  The initiative requests proposals aiming to sustain and improve current applications that use SAR sensors, develop new applications and also applied research in the context of a specific need.

There is no closing date to submit a proposal to SOAR-CPT and is expected to be available during the lifetime of RADARSAT-2. The evaluation process should take between 4 to 6 weeks and acquisition could begin once the project is accepted. Projects submitted will be evaluated by scientists in Earth Observation from Government of Canada.

In order to submit a proposal, you must complete the Registration Form (available from the Program Website) and a confirmation email will be sent to you. A password will be issued to provide you a secured access to the on-line submission website for full proposals.

For additional information and a link to the Registration Form, please visit the Program Website.
Funding: Project Dependent
Program submission instructions:
  1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply
  2. Complete and submit the Registration Form (available from the Program Website)
  3. Follow subsequent instructions received from the Canadian Space Agency
  4. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research
Office of Research contact: Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca
Program contact:      

For more information on this SOAR-CPT initiative, please contact:

SOAR Coordination Office 
Canadian Space Agency 
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9 
Telephone: 450-926-6749 
Fax: 450-926-4613 
E-mail : asc.soar-cpt.csa@canada.ca

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Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Program: Science and Operational Applications Research - Education (SOAR-E) Initiative
Type: Announcement of Opportunity (AO)
Program deadline: No Closing Date
Research focus:

Science and Operational Applications Research – Education (SOAR-E) is a Government of Canada initiative supported by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, addressed to Canadian educational organizations and research centers, will support scientist in the development of RADARSAT-2 applications and promote the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing to graduate students. The initiative requests proposals aiming at fundamental and applied research towards applications development using new capabilities offered by RADARSAT-2.

There is no closing date to submit a proposal to SOAR-E and is expected to be available during the lifetime of RADARSAT-2. The evaluation process should take between 4 to 6 weeks and acquisition could begin once the project is accepted. Projects submitted will be evaluated by scientists in Earth Observation under the supervision of an Advisory Board from Government of Canada and academia members.

In order to submit a proposal, you must complete the Registration Form (available from the Program Website) and a confirmation email will be sent to you. A password will be issued to provide you a secured access to the on-line submission website for full proposals.

For additional information and a link to the Registration Form, please visit the Program Website.
Funding: Project Dependent
Program submission instructions:
  1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply
  2. Complete and submit the Registration Form (available from the Program Website)
  3. Follow subsequent instructions received from the Canadian Space Agency
  4. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research
Office of Research contact: Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca
Program contact:      

For more information on this SOAR-E initiative, please contact:

SOAR Coordination Office 
Canadian Space Agency 
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9 
Telephone: 450-926-6749 
Fax: 450-926-4613 
E-mail: asc.soar-e.csa@canada.ca

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Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Sponsor:

Canadian Space Agency

Program:

Solar-terrestrial science data analyses

Type:

Announcement of Opportunity

Internal Deadline

2 weeks before program deadline

Program Deadline

October 6, 2020, no later than 11:59 p.m. (EDT)

Research Focus:

The primary objectives of this AO are:

  • to advance understanding of physical processes in geospace; and
  • to develop or improve analytical and computational models of geospace.

These objectives are supported by the following secondary objectives:

  • to calibrate and validate new data;
  • to develop synergies using complementary data; and
  • to stimulate research aligned with national and international priorities.

Funding Details

  • Estimated total amount for this Announcement of Opportunity (AO): $3.5 million
  • Eligible recipients: Canadian universities
  • Grants or contributions: Grants
  • Maximum amount per project: $250,000
  • Maximum timeframe of the project: Three years
  • Estimated project start date: March 30, 2021

Program submission instructions:

    1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply
    2. Complete and submit the Notice of Intent – Stage 1
    3. Follow subsequent instructions received from the Canadian Space Agency
    4. Complete and submit Application – Stage 2
    5. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

It is the responsibility of the applicants to obtain clarification of the requirements contained herein, if necessary, before submitting an application.

Questions related to the AO should be sent to the solar-terrestrial science email address. Questions and answers related to this AO will be posted on the CSA website in the Frequently asked questions section of this AO. The CSA will respond to questions received before 4 p.m. (ET) on September 16, 2020.

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Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

Program:

Clean Tech Internships

Type:

Application
Internal deadline: 2 weeks in advance of submitting your application

Program deadline:

Ongoing Program

Research Focus:

Hire an intern in a position related to the use or development of clean tech, and CICan will contribute up to 70% of the intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000.

Clean tech refers to technologies that help create a cleaner environment, such as technologies that support sustainable development, green industrial or agricultural processes, alternative energy and efficiencies, recycling, composting or waste reduction, protection and restoration of ecosystems, and industries or businesses working on innovations to improve the environment.

For more information, please review the Program Website.

Funding:

Up to $15,000 over up to 12 months:

  • Total CICan funding cannot exceed 70% of the intern’s salary

Program submission instructions:

  1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply.
  2. Apply on line on the Program Website.
  3. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all Application Documents to the Office of Research.

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

Tel: 613-746-2222
Email: internships@careerlauncher.ca

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Department of Canadian Heritage

Program:

Canada History Fund 

Type:

Call for proposals

Internal deadlines:

One week in advance of the program

Program deadline:

You have until September 30th to apply for funding for a project starting after April 1st of the following year.

Research focus areas:

The Canada History Fund supports the development of learning materials and activities that contribute to increasing Canadians’ knowledge about Canada. The fund aims to increase understanding of Canada’s history, stories, people, and systems of government.

For full details, please visit the program website.

Funding:

Contact the Department of Canadian Heritage

Program submission instructions:

  1. Submit Cover Sheet
  2. Copy of all proposal files to Office of Research contact below
  3. Contact the Department of Canadian Heritage

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy

Program contact:

Department of Canadian Heritage
Canada History Fund
15 Eddy Street, 8th floor, 15-8-C
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5

PCH.chf-fhc.PCH@canada.ca or PCH.ontario-ontario.PCH@canada.ca
819-997-0055 or 1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)

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Employment and Social Development Canada

Program:

Innovation in Apprenticeship Stream under the Union Training and Innovation Program

Type:

Call for Proposals

Internal Deadline

At least 2 weeks before deadline. 

*An union partner is needed.

Program Deadline

August 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT.

Research Focus:

The agency will fund projects that:

  • use innovative approaches and/or best practices to address the challenges limiting apprenticeship outcomes
  • involve broad-based partnerships

Funding Details

To be eligible for funding, your project must meet all of the following criteria:

  • target training for Red Seal trades
  • be no longer than 60 months
  • request no more than $10,000,000 per project
  • have a cash contribution equal or more than 10% of your total project costs from a source other than us
    • in-kind contributions are acceptable if you can demonstrate that you face any of these challenges:
      • you are in a remote location
      • you lack infrastructure
      • you have limited partnership opportunities
  • involve a broad-based partnership
  • use an innovative approach and/or best practices

The agency can further consider projects that:

  • support the provision of online or virtual training for the Red Seal trades
  • aim to deal or remove challenges limiting apprenticeship outcomes for one or more of the following key groups:
    • visible minorities, with a focus on Black Canadians
    • women
    • newcomers
    • persons with disabilities

Program submission instructions:

  • Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply
  • Follow subsequent instructions on the Program Website
  • Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

For questions about this application process, email EDSC.PFIMS.INNOVATION-INNOVATION.UTIP.ESDC@canada.gc.ca before August 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT.

For any accessibility related accommodation, email EDSC.PFIMS.INNOVATION-INNOVATION.UTIP.ESDC@canada.gc.ca by August 14, 2020 at 9:00 am EDT

Information sessions

You can participate online or by teleconference. If you are interested, send an email to EDSC.PFIMS.INNOVATION-INNOVATION.UTIP.ESDC@canada.gc.ca. In your email, specify your preferred language (English or French) and if you need accommodations. We will provide you with the instructions on how and when to attend.

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Employment and Social Development Canada

Program: Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Funding Program
Type: Call for Proposals
Internal deadlines: 2 weeks in advance of submitting your application
Program deadline: Ongoing
Research focus:

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Funding Program is intended to complement existing Government of Canada efforts by supporting priorities and initiatives related to the 2030 Agenda that do not fall under existing departmental programs.

Funded projects will identify and implement innovative approaches or complement and augment existing activities in order to work toward achieving 2 or more of the following objectives:

  • Enhancing multi-stakeholder efforts by promoting partnerships and bridging efforts across sectors in support of the 2030 Agenda;
  • Raising awareness and support for the 2030 Agenda in Canada;
  • Ensuring that Canada’s progress on the 2030 Agenda leaves no one behind, including vulnerable or marginalized groups; and
  • Fostering and integrating Indigenous and local knowledge into approaches and efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
For additional information please review the Applicant Guide
Funding: Up to $100,000 per 1 year project
Program submission instructions:
  1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply
  2. Submit Cover Sheet.
  3. Follow the steps outlined on Apply for funding under Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program
  4. Submit a final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research
Office of Research contact: Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca
Program contact:       EDSC.ODD2030-2030SDG.ESDC@servicecanada.ca

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Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

Program Name:

Climate Action and Awareness Fund - Community-based climate action projects

Type:

Application

Internal Deadline

2 weeks in advance of submitting your application

Program Deadline

21st October, 2020, at 23:59 EDT

Research Focus:

Launched September 17, 2020, the request for proposals for community-based climate action projects will provide knowledge, tools and/or skills that lead to or engage communities in climate action. This request for proposals will provide from $100,000 to $6 million to eligible organizations, for a total of up to $50 million over five years.

Eligible activities

The types of support, outreach and resources provided through community-based climate action projects may include workshops, networking, training, virtual platforms, climate awareness activities – including those related to Indigenous Knowledge – and more. These activities should enable communities to take action on climate change.

In addition, the lead applicant's project activities must focus on a specific community. Strong proposals will demonstrate knowledge of the community, why the project is needed, and how it will support the objective. Potential communities include, but are not limited to:

  • Indigenous communities
  • communities facing obstacles to engaging in climate action
  • communities experiencing low engagement on climate action
  • communities with significant exposure to climate risk

For more information, please visit the program website.

Funding Details

The minimum project funding request is $100,000 and the maximum is $6 million. Organizations requesting funding between $100,000 up to $500,000 must spend funds over one to two fiscal years, starting in 2020-2021. Organizations requesting over $500,000 up to $6 million must complete their project within five years of the signed Funding Agreement.

Program submission instructions:

  1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply.
  2. Review in full application guidelines.
  3. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research.
  4. Provide the final proposal to the Office of Research for submission  Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System (GCEMS).

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

All inquiries related to the current community-based climate action request for proposals may be forwarded to: ec.fasc-caaf.ec@canada.ca.

Frequently asked questions are located here.

Please find a link to a recording of the Environment Canada and Climate Change webinar held on Oct 5, 2020 below. Please note that the presentation begins at 31:47 minutes.

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/ldr.php?RCID=d8533f7a22184711207aa4745e89981e

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Global Affairs Canada

Program: Going Global Innovation (GGI) program
Type: Contribution Agreement
Program deadline: There is no deadline to apply, but funding is limited
Research focus:

The Going Global Innovation (GGI) program offers funding to support Canadian entities’ efforts to establish new research and development (R&D) collaboration opportunities with foreign entities to commercialize their technology. GGI may provide funding up until the point at which the R&D collaboration is formalized. R&D collaboration is considered formalized following the signing of a contractual agreement, or once the Canadian and foreign entities begin engaging in the R&D activities. All activities subsequent to the formalization of the R&D collaboration, including the R&D itself and project implementation, are ineligible for GGI funding.

The purpose of the R&D collaboration with the foreign entity must be to conduct R&D to advance the commercialization of a technology, with the anticipation to launch the technology in the target market in less than 3 years.

Projects that are not related to research and development (R&D) including but not limited to projects focused on sales, manufacturing, distribution, and marketing are ineligible for GGI funding.

GGI applications must be submitted at least 8 weeks in advance of the first travel date in order to guarantee that sufficient time is available to process the application. Only activities taking place at least 8 weeks in advance of the application’s submission will be reviewed. Shorter notice activities will be withdrawn from consideration immediately. The remainder of the application, independent of the withdrawn activities, must meet standard GGI criteria.

It is important to note that not all activities will be supported in all markets. Canada has sanctions and related measures in place against a number of countries, as well as sanctions against specific individuals and entities.  GGI may also decline funding for reasons of national interest.

For more information, please visit the program website
Funding: Up to $75,000
Program submission instructions:
  1. Submit Cover Sheet
  2. Copy of all proposal files to Office of Research contact below.
  3. Refer to the Applicant Guide and complete the application and all supporting documents electronically to innovation@international.gc.ca.

A complete Application includes:

  • Application Form;

  • Budget Form;

  • A letter or email from the Foreign Entity(s) expressing their interest in and purpose of  meeting the applicant; and,

  • Copy of the applicant’s business registration documents.

Incomplete applications will not be processed for funding.

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy

519-888-4567, ext. 38536

Program contact:      

For questions, send an email to; innovation@international.gc.ca

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Health Canada

Program: Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP)
Type: Call for Proposals (CFP)
Program deadline:

There is no deadline for this Call for Proposals process. Under this invitation, funding applications will be accepted on a continual basis. Note that funding will be subject to budgetary and program considerations.

Research focus areas:

Health Canada leads the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy. Supported by a strong evidence base, drug and substance use issues require a comprehensive, collaborative and compassionate approach that includes:

  • Prevention: Preventing problematic drug and substance use;
  • Treatment: Supporting innovative approaches to treatment and rehabilitation; and,
  • Harm Reduction: Supporting measures that reduce the harms related to drug and substance use.

Given the complexities and interrelationships of the many challenges associated with substance use issues, as well as the varying needs and priorities across the country, it is recognized that partnerships and collaborations are fundamental to achieving results.

The SUAP is a federal contributions program, delivered by Health Canada that provides financial support to provinces, territories, non-governmental organizations and key stakeholders to strengthen responses to drug and substance use issues in Canada. Addressing the challenges posed by these issues requires leadership and collaboration across jurisdictions. Health Canada places a priority on working with partners to promote innovation and the adoption of best practices; improved effectiveness, efficiency and accountability within health and related systems; and, national approaches to issues and priorities.

SUAP funding supports evidence-informed and innovative initiatives across health promotion, prevention, harm reduction, treatment and rehabilitation, targeting a broad range of legal and illegal substances including opioids, alcohol, cannabis, prescription drugs, and tobacco.

Submissions must target one or more of the following four priority areas:

Addressing cannabis use: In preparation for the proposed legalization and regulation of cannabis, focus will be placed on cannabis public education, awareness, harm reduction and prevention initiatives. Preference will be given to submissions that:

  • Target audiences with greater risks and/or harms associated with cannabis use (i.e. those who initiate use early, poly-substance users, those with concurrent mental health and substance use issues, and/or other populations with a high prevalence of problematic cannabis use). Target audiences can include youth and young adults, pregnant and breastfeeding individuals, individuals with a family history of mental illness, seniors and older adults and other segments of the population.
  • Support Indigenous communities in developing culturally appropriate education, awareness, harm reduction and prevention initiatives. This includes initiatives that build capacity within Indigenous communities to address cannabis use, fund innovative approaches for reaching Indigenous audiences, and which integrate cannabis education, awareness, harm reduction and prevention within the broader spectrum of wellness initiatives.
  • Provide professional communities (i.e., health professionals, educators and law enforcement) and front-line service providers with the tools, resources, skills and training required to address and prevent the risks and harms of cannabis use.
  • Support community-based organizations across Canada in educating their communities about the health effects and safety risks of cannabis and in developing knowledge mobilization products and activities to prevent the risks and harms of cannabis use. This includes initiatives that are sensitive to the unique circumstances and diverse needs of rural and remote communities, marginalized and linguistic minority populations, and LGBTQ2 individuals.
  • Develop interventions to address individual, interpersonal, community and/or societal factors that may reduce the risks, or enhance protective factors, against problematic cannabis use.

Additional projects aimed at raising awareness and educating the public about cannabis including its health effects will be considered.

Should you require additional information about cannabis public education and awareness for the development of your proposal, please contact cannabis@canada.ca.

Addressing tobacco use, particularly cigarette smoking – the most prevalent tobacco product.  This could include tobacco health promotion and communication initiatives, including outreach, and knowledge development, exchange and dissemination activities. Other possible initiatives that focus on reducing smoking among at-risk populations and/or promoting common approaches to smoking cessation and prevention, including harm reduction approaches, to help Canadians end their use of tobacco could also be considered.

Innovative responses to Canada’s opioid crisis across the prevention, harm reduction and treatment continuum. Focusing on areas and populations with the highest need in the context of the current opioid overdose crisis, initiatives could include:

  • Evidence-informed primary, secondary and tertiary overdose prevention efforts such as Naloxone training and support in non-traditional settings, engaging with and building community capacity and promoting the benefits of harm reduction, especially in higher-risk populations like individuals using alone.
  • Expanding access and overcoming barriers to innovative harm reduction and/or treatment models such as barriers to injectable opioid therapy and other substitution therapies, drug checking and peer engagement.
  • Development, enhancement and uptake of evidence-informed tools, technology, guidelines and protocols such as those related to withdrawal management, injectable opioids and other under-utilized treatment options.
  • Empowering service providers with knowledge, skills, tools and supports such as trauma-informed training, education and practice guidance to enhance the service delivery capacity of primary care providers and allied professionals such as nurse practitioners.
  • Enhancing access to, sharing and use of data to inform responses to the opioid crisis such as those related to prescription monitoring programs, evaluation and knowledge translation activities.

Addressing alcohol and/or other legal or illegal substances. This could include initiatives that focus on high-risk use and respond to the individual, relationship, community and societal factors that contribute to high-risk substance use in a range of populations such as those that use multiple substances, have concurrent mental health and substance use issues and/or other populations with a high prevalence of problematic substance use.

For more information, please visit the program website.

Funding:

Final determination of the appropriate level of other funding for any particular initiative rests with Health Canada.

Initiatives can be a minimum of one year in duration and a maximum of five years. The recommended duration is two to three years.

Please note that preference may be given to initiatives that are innovative.

Program submission instructions:
  1. Submit Cover Sheet
  2. Copy of all proposal files to Office of Research contact below
  3. Refer to the SUAP Guidelines for Applicants. Please complete the SUAP Full Proposal Template and the SUAP Budget Template
  • All applications must be submitted using Health Canada’s proposal template via email to: SUAP-PUDS@hc-sc.gc.ca

Applicants will be notified about the outcome of the proposal submission.

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy

519-888-4567, ext. 38536

Program contact: Questions can be submitted to the email SUAP-PUDS@hc-sc.gc.ca

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  

Program:

Accessible Technology Program

Type:

Request for Research Project Proposal

Internal deadlines:

One week in advance of the program deadline

Program deadlines:

  • January 2, 2019 to receive funding starting in early 2019-20
  • June 2, 2019 to receive funding starting in late 2019-20
  • January 2, 2020 to receive funding starting in early 2020-21
  • June 2, 2020 to receive funding starting in late 2020-21
  • January 2, 2021 to receive funding starting in early 2021-22
  • June 2, 2021 to receive funding starting in late 2021-22

Research focus areas:

The Accessible Technology Program will co-fund innovative projects led by the private sector, not-for-profit organizations and research institutes to develop new assistive and adaptive digital devices and technologies in order to make it easier for Canadians with disabilities to more fully participate in the digital economy.

This Program is part of the Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year strategy to create well-paying jobs for the middle class, equipping Canadians with the skills to prepare them for jobs of the future, and ensuring that the benefits of a more innovative society are shared equally among all Canadians. This program will remove barriers to ensure persons with disabilities have greater opportunities to join in and be active members in the workforce, as well as facilitate and encourage participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the digital economy.

Projects funded under the Program will be expected to achieve the following outcomes:

a) New technologies are developed to improve access to the digital economy for persons with disabilities;

b) Technology developed with support from the Program is commercially available in the long-term;

c) Affordable solutions are developed so that they are financially accessible to Canadians with disabilities;

d) Enhancement of employability and marketability of Canadians living with disabilities through the development of technologies specifically targeted to enable them to actively participate in the digital and knowledge-based economy; and

e) Development of a network of partners, including not-for-profit organizations, research institutes, federal departments, provincial and territorial governments, the private sector and the voluntary sector throughout the country.

For more information, please visit the program website

Funding:

The maximum contribution funding to any one recipient cannot exceed $4 million per project per year

Program submission instructions:

  1. Submit Cover Sheet
  2. Copy of all proposal files to Office of Research contact below
  3. Read the Application Guidelines
  4. Complete the Application Template, Project Budget Template, provide two most recent years of audited financial statements and sign the Attestation Form .

Proposals, including all mandatory information, may be submitted electronically to ic.at-dta.ic@canada.ca or by mail to the Program contact below.

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy

519-888-4567 ext. 38536

Program contact:

For general questions and comments, please contact the Accessible Technology program.

Telephone: 1-800-328-6189
By email: ic.at-dta.ic@canada.ca
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Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
By mail:
Accessible Technology Program
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street, 1st floor, West Tower
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0H5
Canada

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Ontario Ministry of Health

Program:

COVID-19 Challenge Questions Initiative

Type:

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Program Deadline

Expressions of interest received by October 30th, 2020 will form the first batch of responses that will be considered by ministry program areas and COVID-19 advisory committees.

Expressions of interest will be considered on a rolling basis, so please feel free to submit anytime.

Research Focus:

The objective of the initiative is to accelerate the generation and translation of research and data analytic insights into action.

The initiative has been established to ensure that researchers accessing the Ontario Health Data Platform (OHDP) address high priority COVID-19 research questions that are aligned with government priorities. This initiative is open to researchers across Ontario, including those not using the OHDP.

Research Areas and Challenge Questions have been developed through consultations with key Ministry COVID-19 advisory committees and with practitioners, researchers, data experts, policy knowledge users, and patients/family advisors.  The Challenge Questions are grouped into seven broad research areas:

  1. Vaccination Strategy
  2. Therapeutic Treatment Options and Outcomes
  3. Pandemic Waves
  4. Testing and Surveillance Strategies
  5. Population Level Prevention and Containment
  6. Health System Resourcing
  7. Health Equity and Vulnerable Populations

You can find out more information about the initiative and the full list of Challenge Questions on the OHDP website: https://computeontario.ca/covid-19-health/. Incentives for participation include the prioritized access to the OHDP, the chance to receive a COVID-19 Challenge Question Recognition Award and the opportunity to engage with ministry decision makers.

Funding Details

Not listed

Program submission instructions:

  • Researchers interested in answering a Challenge Question are asked to submit an Expression of Interest. Applications for OHDP data access can be also submitted through the OHDP website. Please note, access to the OHDP is not required to answer a Challenge Question.
  • Please submit a copy of your Completed Expression of Interest to the Office of Research

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

  1. Inquiries related to the Challenge Question Program should be directed to the Research Analysis and Evaluation Branch at the Ministry of Health through researchunit@ontario.ca
  2. General OHDP inquiries can be directed to info@ohdp.ca
  3. Inquiries related to submitting an OHDP application should contact applicationsupport@ohdp.ca

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Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)

Program:

2020-2021 Road Safety Research Partnership Program (RSRPP)

Type:

Call for Proposals (CFP)

Internal deadlines:

1 week in advance of submitting your application

Program deadline:

17th September, 2020 at 23:59

Research focus areas:

This program funds researchers in the broader public sector to conduct cutting-edge, road safety research that supports Ontario’s efforts to improve road safety.

For the 2020-2021 competition, proposals must involve one of the following four key priority areas:

1

Driver Training & Testing

  1. Digital Technologies
  2. Commercial Drivers with Reduced Vision

2

Emerging Vehicles and Alternative Mobility

3

Impact of COVID-19 on Road Safety

4

Impaired Driving

  1. Impact of Partial Vehicle Automation
  2. Cannabis Edibles

For additional information, please refer to the Program Cover Letter & Proposal Guidelines .

Funding:

The MTO will be funding up to 3 projects out of a combined pool of $150,000 per year. Projects may span a period of up to 6 months or 18 months, depending on the priority area addressed (please see the Proposal Guidelines[TP1] )

Program submission instructions:

  1. Review in full the Proposal Guidelines.
  2. Completed the Application Form and additional required application components listed in section 4.0 APPLICATION PROCESS & SELECTION of the Proposal Guidelines.
  3. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research for Signature.
  4. Submit the complete, signed, Application Package to: RoadSafetyResearch.PartnershipProgram@ontario.ca.

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

Inquiries may be directed to: RoadSafetyResearch.PartnershipProgram@ontario.ca

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National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Program:

Canada – Germany 3+2 collaborative call for proposals on Innovative Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Industrial Production

Type:

Call for Proposals (CFP)

Internal deadlines:

1 week in advance of the program deadline

Program deadlines:

July 3, 2020

Canadian registration deadline

July 10, 2020

Canadian expression of interest deadline

September 11, 2020

International consortium project proposal deadline

Eligibility criteria

Note: Canadian SMEs must contact their NRC IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA) to confirm their eligible status. If not already an NRC IRAP client, contact the NRC IRAP office in your region (1-877-994-4727) to discuss eligibility.

The project consortium must include a minimum of five (5) participants (3 Canadian and 2 German participants):

    • 1 incorporated Canadian small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), defined as a for-profit company with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees
    • 1 researcher from the National Research Council of Canada who will be undertaking project research activities through the NRC's challenge programs or supercluster support programs validated by a program director
    • 1 Canadian research institution (e.g., post-secondary institution, research and technology organization)
    • 1 eligible German R&D-performing SME, and
    • 1 German research institution

Research focus areas:

The projects must be focused on the development of pre-commercial technologies that address an identified need in the area of innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for industrial production in the context of value-added manufacturing.

Projects can focus on, but are not limited to:

  • AI technologies as applied to manufacturing and use of new and advanced materials, composites design and manufacturing solutions
  • design of manufacturing processes including additive manufacturing, microfabrication, materials and machinery
  • AI solutions, supply chain / Internet of things (IoT), cybersecurity as applied to manufacturing processes
  • AI, machine learning, robotics and IoT for advanced manufacturing
  • digital manufacturing platforms, design and data exchange integration for Industry 4.0
  • digital transformation of manufacturing, including connecting automated machines to each other, to their operators, to other processes and services, and to the supply chain, especially in terms of efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental impacts, in broad sectors of application
  • elements of advanced manufacturing as applied to the production, processing, quality, safety and traceability of plant-based proteins and co-products

For additional information, please refer to their website

Funding:

Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $600,000 CAD over 24 to 36 months.

Eligible Canadian research institutions may receive funding for up to 100% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $100,000 CAD per year, including funding for indirect costs representing no more than 10% reimbursement of total eligible project costs.

Program submission instructions:

Each country lead participant must submit all required consortium application documents on behalf of the consortium, to their national call administrator (NRC IRAP for Canada and BMBF for Germany) and meet its due diligence process requirements.

Canadian application process

The Canadian application process has 4 phases:

  1. Registration
  2. Expression of interest (EOI)
  3. International consortium project proposal (ICPP)
  4. National funders proposal and funding agreement

For additional information, please refer to their website.

Office of Research Contacts:

Aaron Pereira
Manager, Corporate Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38022
aaron.pereira@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

Canadian contacts

SMEs:
Andrew Bauder
NRC IRAP Germany National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
andrew.bauder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Research institutions and NRC researchers:
Russell Girard
Challenge Officer, National Program Office
National Research Council of Canada
NRC.3plus2-3plus2.cnrc@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Program:

The Sky's the Limit Challenge

Type:

Call for Proposals

Internal deadline:

One week in advance of the program

Program deadline:

Stream 1: February 2019

Stream 2: Competition opens March 2019 and closes January 2021

Research Focus:

Stream 1: Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition

Accelerating the affordability and availability of sustainable aviation fuel is an important part of Canada and the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The aviation industry is growing, with air traffic growing by 5% per year. While other modes of transportation can turn to alternative energy sources (e.g., electric vehicles), aircraft will continue to need liquid fuels for the near future. Existing technologies and aircraft efficiency improvements will not be enough for the aviation industry to achieve its ambitious goals of: carbon neutral growth by 2020 and to cut its total CO2 emissions to half of 2005 levels by 2050. Achieving greater greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in the aviation sector requires the widespread availability and use of sustainable aviation fuel (sustainable aviation fuel), which is currently more expensive than conventional jet fuel.

Stream 1 is an open call for proposals where up to four finalists will receive up to $2 million each over 18 months to support their efforts to develop the best way to scale up sustainable aviation fuel in Canada, leveraging the experience gained from the first production. Applicants are encouraged to develop a consortium across the supply chain to support their efforts.

At the end, a $5-million prize will be awarded to the finalist with the most economically and environmentally sustainable approach for commercial-scale sustainable aviation fuel production in Canada.

The objectives of The Sky’s the Limit Challenge (the Challenge) are:

  1. Accelerate innovation to bring down the cost of sustainable aviation fuel and reduce GHG emissions from air transportation.
  2. Build on Canadian strengths (e.g., forestry, agriculture, fuel production, innovation) to develop a world-class supply chain for the production of sustainable aviation fuel.
  3. Support Canadian leadership in clean technology innovation and the growing global market for green fuels.
  4. Promote the use of Canadian-made sustainable aviation fuel in domestic commercial flights in Canada.

Stream 2: Cross-Canada Flight Competition

Stream 2 competition will open in March 2019. The Canada Flight Prize will be awarded to the first Canadian sustainable aviation fuel producer to supply 2500 litres of Canadian made sustainable aviation fuel that meets all applicable aviation turbine fuel standards (i.e. meets Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) and American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) standards) to Air Canada and West Jet for use in a cross-Canada flight at a minimum blend of 10%. This prize can be awarded at any time between June 2019 and March 31, 2021. It will be awarded only once to the first Canadian producer who meets the criteria.

Specific dates will be communicated through the Challenge website at http://impact.canada.ca.

For additional information, please refer to their website

Funding:

Stream 1: Up to four finalists will receive up to $2 million each over 18 months. Of the selected finalists, one grand prize of $5-million will be awarded.

Stream 2: One prize of $1,000,000

Program submission instructions:

  1. Submit Cover Sheet
  2. Copy of all proposal files to Office of Research contact below
  3. Applications are to be submitted through the Impact Canada website. Challenge details, including application instructions and specific dates, will also be available on the same website.

Additional information is available in the Applicant’s Guide

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy

519-888-4567, ext. 38536

Program contact:

For any questions or clarifications regarding The Sky’s the Limit Challenge, please contact the Natural Resources Canada Cleantech Impact team:

nrcan.cleantechimpact-impacttechpropres.rncan@canada.ca

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Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Program: Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease

Type:

Invitation to submit letters of intent (LOI)

Internal deadlines:

Two weeks in advance of submission

Program deadline:

There is no deadline and LOIs will be accepted on a continual basis, however, funding is subject to budgetary and project considerations.

Research Focus:

The research priorities are:

Integrated strategy on healthy living and chronic disease

a) Promoting health by addressing the conditions that lead to unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, and unhealthy weights

b) Preventing chronic disease through focussed and integrated action on major chronic diseases and their risk factors

c) Supporting the early detection of chronic diseases

Federal tobacco control strategy

a) Building the capacity of tobacco cessation interveners

b) Reinforcing tobacco prevention and cessation in the workplace

c) Addressing the elevated risks of urban First Nations people living off-reserve, and Métis people and Inuit people living outside of their traditional communities

Funding:

Each project must be a minimum of $200,000 and not to exceed $5 million. The funding duration must be for two years to five years.

A matched funding ratio of 1:1 is required.

Program submission instructions:

The application process consists of two stages:

The first stage is the submission of a LOI. Ineligible and/or incomplete LOIs will be screened out and applicants will be notified.

To obtain a copy of the Letter of Intent template please contact: phac.psd-dps.aspc@canada.ca .

Based on the outcomes of the review process, applicants whose LOIs are successful will be invited to submit a proposal for funding consideration. Applicants will be required to complete and submit a proposal that elaborates on the project described in their LOI. Additional information, guidelines, and templates will be provided for completion of the proposal submission. Proposals will undergo another comprehensive review process and, pending review outcomes, Ministerial approval and available budgets, successful applicants will be awarded funding.

Office of Research Requirements:

  1. A university sponsored research cover sheet is not required for the LOI but will be required if invited to submit a full proposal
  2. Please send copy of the LOI submission to the Office of Research contact noted below

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy

Program contact:

For further information on the invitation to submit LOI please send your inquiries to phac.psd-dps.aspc@canada.ca.

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Status of Women Canada

Program:

Human trafficking call for proposals

Type:

Call for Proposals

Internal Deadline

At least 2 weeks before deadline. 

Program Deadline

September 4, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (midnight) Pacific time

Research Focus:

The objective of this call for proposals is to support eligible organizations in developing and implementing promising prevention or intervention practices that will advance knowledge and enhance empowerment supports for at-risk populations and survivors of human trafficking.

Funding Details

Projects should aim to start no earlier than late fall 2020 and must be completed by March 31, 2024.

Organizations can apply for funding for the following maximum amounts:

  • up to $700,000 for projects with a pan-Canadian scope
  • up to $400,000 for projects with a regional or provincial/territorial scope
  • up to $200,000 for projects with a local scope

*University of Waterloo may submit only one application for funding in this call for proposals

For more details, please see the Program Website

Program submission instructions:

  1. Notify the Office of Research of intention to apply
  2. Follow subsequent instructions received from the Program Website
  3. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

If you have questions after reading the information contained in the links above, please send an email to Call for Proposals Enquiries. However, please note that due to the competitive nature of calls for proposals, while information can be clarified, no additional information can be provided to individual organizations.

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U.S. Air Force

Program:

Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research - BAA-AFRL-AFOSR-2016-0007

Type:

Call for proposals

Internal deadlines:

One week in advance of the program

Program deadline:

Funding applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. Researchers are encouraged to contact a program contact prior to submitting a proposal.

Research focus areas:

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force. The AFOSR seeks to foster revolutionary scientific breakthroughs enabling the Air Force and U.S. industry to produce world-class, militarily significant, and commercially valuable products.

Topics:

  1. Engineering and complex systems
  2. Information and networks
  3. Physical sciences
  4. Chemistry and biological sciences
  5. Student exchange program
  6. Other innovative research concepts

For full details, please visit the program website. Email the Office of Research contact for a copy of the BAA if you are having trouble with the program website.

Funding:

Contact the AFOSR Program Officer listed in the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).

Program submission instructions:

  1. Submit Cover Sheet
  2. Copy of all proposal files to Office of Research contact below
  3. Contact the AFOSR

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy

Program contact:

Contacts assigned by research area. Please refer to the BAA for a list of contacts.

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Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Ontario (WSIB)

Program:

WSIB Grants Program

Type:

Call for Proposals (CFP)

Internal deadlines:

1 week in advance of submitting your application

Program deadline:

9th October, 2020 at 23:59

Research focus areas:

The Grants Program contributes to the WSIB’s mandate by funding highly practical research studies from leading experts. WSIB grants address current and emerging issues and strengthen Ontario’s workers’ compensation system now and in the future.

Grant priority areas:

The 2021 WSIB Grants Program will focus on the impact of COVID-19. Three considerations for the competition include:

1) COVID-19 is changing how we work

2) COVID-19 is changing how we approach health and safety

3) COVID-19 is changing how we support return-to-work and recovery

 

More detailed information about these priority areas is available on the WSIB website.

Funding:

The maximum grant length is two years (24 months). The maximum funding request is up to $150,000/year for a total maximum budget of $300,000. The WSIB does not renew grants for the same grant purpose. Applicant organizations may submit more than one distinct proposal for consideration during each application cycle.

Program submission instructions:

  1. Review in full the Proposal Guidelines.
  2. Completed the Application Form and additional required application components listed in section 4.0 APPLICATION PROCESS & SELECTION of the Proposal Guidelines.
  3. Submit Cover Sheet, and final copy of all application documents to the Office of Research for Signature.
  4. Submit the complete, signed, Application Package to: grants@wsib.on.ca

Office of Research contact:

Thiam Phouthonephackdy
Senior Manager, Research Partnerships
519- 888-4567, ext. 38536
tphouthonephackdy@uwaterloo.ca

Program contact:

Please contact the WSIB if you have questions regarding the application and selection process.

Email: grants@wsib.on.ca

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