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APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program will pay up to 70% to a maximum of $30,000 towards the cost of hiring a post secondary school graduate to undertake an environment related project. The selected graduate will be 30 years of age or under, hired for six to twelve months, and mentored by applicant senior scientists and program managers. To be eligible, projects should be involved in researching or addressing atmospheric, aquatic, wildlife or landscape issues, influences, solutions or strategies related to the government’s strategic outcomes – ” to maintain a clean, safe and sustainable environment”. Approximately one hundred interns are supported annually. Program internships have been previously awarded for environmental projects related to climate and ecosystem research, wildlife research and management, ecological monitoring and assessment, and the development of scientific tools such as standards and guidelines of environmental quality. Deadline for applications is 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, December 12, 2014
Government Investment for Large Innovative Projects
The Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF) offers interest-free loans of $10 to $20 million to Ontario companies involved in R&D or manufacturing. Loans are to cover up to 50% of an investment in projects that create new and innovative products or production methods. Examples of eligible activities include but are not limited to:
- Prototyping, demonstration projects, advanced production methods and applied research
- Work conducted to achieve technical advancement through the creation or improvement of existing materials, devices, products or processes
- Adoption or adaption of innovative products, technologies (machinery and/or equipment) and processes that support either product or process innovation.
Eligible costs include:
- Capital expenses such as equipment and retrofits (land and building costs are not eligible)
- Salaries and benefits directly related to the project
- Consultant and other professional fees
Applicants must have matching “cash in hand” funding i.e. $10 to $20 million. Terms of the program loan will be negotiated on a case by case basis, with payments commencing no later than 1 year after the completion of the project. The program is accepting applications from now until October 1, 2014.All project activities must be completed by December 31, 2018.
The Research and Internship Assistance Program will provide up to $5,000 towards joint Canadian, Latin America and Caribbean research in agricultural sciences, farming, and agribusiness. Graduate students and academics can apply to undertake research towards improving agricultural health, business sustainability, product, process and technology commercialization, food security, and rural well-being. Areas of studies may include promoting productivity and competitiveness, innovation, food safety, natural resource management and climate change research.
Eligible expenses include but are not limited to transportation, accommodation, meals, and supplies. Language courses, Visa applications, or passport related expenses are not supported. Proposals will be reviewed on the potential benefits to agriculture/agribusiness as well as to increasing cooperative research between Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Applicants are encouraged to find a host institution with which they have developed a relationship and are strongly encouraged to contribute by matching support through various institutions and agencies. The program provides funding for up to three months, after which a final report and presentation must be submitted describing conducted work and stakeholder impact. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2013.
The Canada-Israel Energy Science and Technology Fund (CIEST) will contribute 50% funding to a maximum of $500,000 towards R&D partnerships aimed at developing unconventional as well as sustainable energy resources. Priority will be given to new and enhanced technologies for reducing the environmental impact of advancing Canada’s oil sands, oil shale, deepwater, shale gas, and other unconventional sources. To a lesser degree, projects concerning clean electricity, bioenergy, and energy efficiency innovation are also encouraged. Projects must demonstrate commercial potential. Eligible costs include:
- Equipment (commissioning, purchase, installation, and testing)
- Materials and supplies
- Direct labour
- Contract services (field testing, data management, printing, etc.)
- Licence and permit fees
- Travel (meals and accommodation)
- Overhead (15 % of administration, utilities, and maintenance)
Partnerships must comprise at least one Canadian and one Israeli for-profit company, based in their respective countries. University and college partners from either country are permitted and are eligible for related funding. Projects led by consortia may qualify for increased funding of up to $1 million. Project activities must be completed by February, 2016. The deadline for applications is July 19, 2013.