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IDEAWORKS Update for Faculty & Staff- April 8, 2021

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Discover new opportunities in Applied Research.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

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 August. In the meantime, we can connect you with external resources to support your writing.

Looking for funding for a project that would make a difference to educational development in Canada? Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) grant proposals (between $500 to $3000) are due April 30. The principal investigator needs to be an EDC member. The funded projects are expected to benefit the EDC community and address national or regional areas of interest or concern unaddressed by existing work, resources or literature. There are two calls for proposal due on April 30 (Spring Call) and October 31 (Fall Call). If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

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. Unfortunately these grants do not cover faculty-release or backfill If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

NSERC Engage Grants provide up to $25,000 of funding for up to six months. Engage Grants are designed to give innovative companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges. These grants are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Plan to apply for Engage funding at least 5-8 months in advance of the project start date. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events

Join us at 3D in Action on May 18 and May 19, 2021hosted by Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), brings together Canadian manufacturers and additive experts to help accelerate the usage of 3D printing in Canada, from making sure the right technology is being used by your facility to showcasing examples of how additive can be used across a range of different industries. REGISTRATION IS FREE. Please contact Andrea Johnson for more information.

Missed the IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund webinar series? Check out the full playlist at Mohawk College’s YouTube Channel.

Interested in Medical Technologies? On June 15 & June 16, MedTech Canada will be hosting their annual conference. Academic rates are available.

Six tips to write better grants.

Check out Neil Wilkinson’s recent LinkedIn article on how to write a successful industry/academic grant application.

Meet an IDEAWORKS student

Meet Mike Sinding, IDEAWORKS’s communication assistant. For the last eight months, he has been creating the IDEAWORKS research project summaries for the website. Read more about Mike.

More information

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