April 5, 2011

Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund for Canadian and Chinese Scientists (2011)

Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund:
Call for Proposals in Research Projects


Course(s) Offered: Water, Water-related tech, Neuroscience
Course Level: Graduate research
Provider: Govt of Ontario & China
Country to Study in: Canada, China

Scholarship Description
The Government of Ontario and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People's Republic of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Research and Innovation Cooperation (MOU) to promote scientific, technological and industrial research and commercialization cooperation.

The two jurisdictions have committed $5 million each, for a total of $10 million over five years (2011-2015), to create the Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund (OCRIF), which will support collaborative projects between researchers and innovative companies in Ontario and China.

Ontario is now launching the first call for proposals under OCRIF. This is a Call for Proposals in Research Projects in the field of Water and water-related technologies and Neuroscience at Ontario and the Ministry of research and Innovation in Canada and China.

Eligibility
If you’re an Ontario scientist, you can apply for funding for research projects with partners in China. Eligible applicants include Ontario:
  • technology companies
  • universities
  • research organizations
Eligible groups
Citizens and permanent residents of Ontario, Canada

Participating Institutions
Government of Ontario, and
The Ministry of research and Innovation in Canada,
The Ministry of research and Innovation in China.

Fields of study
Research Projects in the field of Water and water-related technologies and Neuroscience. Projects should:
  • have a dedicated project team that includes a lead China partner and at least one Ontario-based private sector partner
  • focus on an area of strategic importance to both countries
  • demonstrate research excellence and able to develop new technologies for commercialization
  • have scientific and economic benefits for both Ontario and China
Number of awards
Not specified - inquire from the provider

Scholarship benefits
Successful Ontario applicants are eligible to receive up to $250,000 per project.

Ontario and MOST will jointly invest up to $1 million each to support strategic bilateral research collaborations for this call for proposals. This will provide $2 million in overall funding.

Method of Application
Applicants requesting OCRIF funding must follow the instructions below.

Project Proposal Copies:
  • Submit 3 copies of the completed application form (the original plus 2 copies).
  • The original copy must be signed by an officer of the lead applicant organization with authority to bind the organization.
  • Applications should not be bound or stapled.
  • Provide a complete electronic copy on a CD-ROM or a USB key, in PDF format and with the associated spreadsheet template forms (provided by MRI) in MS Excel format. Please try as much as possible to keep your electronic version in one document or clearly mark in which order the file should be printed in order to maintain the order of your original application.
    It is possible that the expert reviewers will see the electronic version of your application only
It is important to Follow the program guidelines and Complete the application form.

DEADLINES:
The deadline for the submission of a complete application in China is April 15, 2011. And the deadline for the submission of a complete application in Ontario is May 12, 2011

PLEASE NOTE:
All completed Ontario applications must be received by the MRI and/or postmarked no later than the application deadline. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Electronic applications will not be accepted as placeholders for late or pending original paper applications. Faxes and/or e-mail attachments will not be accepted in place of the originals.

The Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund was created in partnership with the government of Ontario and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China to support research collaboration projects.

Application Deadline: 15 April / 12 May 2011
Open to International Applicants: No

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in Canada for International Students

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