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IDEAWORKS Update for Faculty & Staff - September 16, 2022

Discover new opportunities in Applied Research

IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund

After a two year hiatus, the IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund (ICF) is back!

The ICF provides funding support to emerging applied researchers. In 2022-2023, as part of the ICF, IDEAWORKS is offering two new funding opportunities.

The Grant Writing Support Fund provides up to $3,250 of funding to support faculty release time or to hire external grant writing support to prepare for external applied research applications. Funding is available for Winter 2023.

Application process: Use this online form to apply. When applying for funding, please make sure to have a partner and external grant already identified as well as have your supervisor’s approval.

Deadlines: Winter Funding: October 14, 2022

Applying for an external grant? The Applied Research Faculty Release Fund provides funding for course releases for faculty that have received funding from an external grant (SSHRC, MITACS, NSERC, etc) but need additional release time to complete the project.

Application process: No application needed- funds will be allocated on a first-come basis as external grant applications are submitted.

Would like more information? Please contact Andrea Johnson.

FHIR North

FHIR enthusiasts are invited for this year’s edition of the FHIR Conference, happening virtually on October 26 & 27. This year’s theme is “reduce, reuse, recycle,” addressing FHIR can reduce cost, launch time, maintenance costs, while improving user experience for clinicians and patients. FHIR uses are also versatile, as it can be built once and subsequently used again and again. You can visit the FHIR website to learn more about the conference and this year’s speakers. Also, don’t miss out on your early bird tickets, register today.

Interested in being a speaker, or know someone who would would like to participate? Apply here today.

Funding opportunities

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private, or not-for-profit sector. Partnership Engage Grants are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 for one year. Please note that these grants do not cover faculty release or backfill. IDEAWORKS is currently supporting applications with an internal deadline of December 15, 2022. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Andrea Johnson to request a project planning template

NSERC Applied Research and Development (ARD) grants are suitable for a wide range of applied research projects that focus on technology. The ARD grants are intended to provide companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges and to train students in essential technical skills required by companies. The mutually beneficial collaborations are expected to result in economic benefits to the company and/or Canada. If you have a project and partner in mind for this funding, please contact Andrea Johnson.

Funding is available from OCI’s Voucher for Innovation and Productivity. This program supports the collaboration between Academia and Industry to solve an industry-based problem and drive the commercialization of Intellectual Property [IP]. The institution will leverage the unique skills and specialized infrastructure that is instrumental to streamline internal innovations and commercialization needs. Resulting in targeted training of individuals and direct engagement with industry to work on commercially viable solutions. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Gregor MacLean.

Funding is available for Health and Eng Tech faculty interested in working with an industry partner on a health innovation project as part of the Southern Ontario Pharmaceutical and Health Innovation Ecosystem (SOPHIE).  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Andrea Johnson.

Planning is underway for Canada Foundation for Innovation College Fund applications for 2023 and 2024. The College Fund supports projects that enhance the capacity of Canadian colleges to carry out applied research and technology development and foster partnerships that generate innovative products, processes or services that address the social, business, health or environmental needs of a Canadian industry or community. A limited number of opportunities are available for colleges each year to apply to this fund. If your research team will benefit from this funding, please contact Gregor MacLean.


Outreach Initiative grants and contributions program

Due Date: Between April 1 and May 9; or between September 1 and October 10

Funds Available: Variable

Applicable for: Includes support for science- or innovation-based conferences, workshops, symposia, or other outreach activities aimed at better promoting outreach to, and engagement with, Canadians, including those from under-represented groups interested in STEM.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Insight Grants

Due Date: October 1, 2022

Funds Available: Stream A: $7K to $100K. Stream B: $100K to $400K

Applicable for: Insight Grant research initiatives can be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration.

Applicant Fit: Individual

Contact: Andrea Johnson

CanExport Innovation

Due Date: Ongoing

Funds Available: up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $75,000

Applicable for: Funding to facilitate collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships with international partners and investors to fund R&D work.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Contact: Andrea Johnson

Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative

Due Date: October 6, 2022

Funds Available: Up to $700K

Applicable for: Partnership and intersectoral collaborations, such as public outreach activities, workshops and conferences; Innovative approaches that enrich partnered research training experiences for students.

Applicant Fit: Individual

Contact: Andrea Johnson

Clean Fuels Fund- Funding for Indigenous-led clean production capacity projects

Due Date: Ongoing

Funds Available: Variable

Applicable for: Capital clean fuel production projects that use fuel production technologies in advanced stages of technological readiness and that are designed for commercial deployment. Feasibility studies, basic engineering studies and detailed front-end engineering studies to assess the new build or expansion of low carbon fuel production facilities.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Do you need IDEAWORKS’s assistance in preparing your funding application? Be sure to plan in advance! While we’re always available to answer any questions you may have, we have very limited internal capacity until November.

Upcoming Webinars and Events

Canadian Bio-Cleantech Applied Research Network (CBARN)

CBARN is hosting a session to provide information on the network, which supports biotech-based companies and provides them with research and innovation expertise. CBARN is a collaboration between Lambton, Mohawk, Fanshawe and Loyalist Colleges.

The event will take place virtually, on Sept 22, 2022, at 9:30am. Attendees will hear from CBARN Manager Dr. Baoling Chen and representatives from Lambton College, Loyalist College, Fanshawe College and Mohawk College regarding the capabilities, expertise and state-of-the-art equipment available to companies through the network.

To register, please click here 

Get in touch with us

IDEAWORKS fills the space between research and solutions by delivering customized support to organizations. Want to get involved as a Mohawk College researcher? Contact us at ideaworks@mohawkcollege.ca