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  • findfundsblogger 8:43 am on July 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: RFP opportunities at IDRC 

    International Development Research Centre

    Hello Funds Fans!¬† May your inner researcher rejoice ūüôā

    The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Canadian Crown corporation established by an act of Parliament in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their problems.¬†¬† IDRC¬†encourages and supports researchers and innovators in those countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their societies face. Their¬†goal is to find ways to reduce poverty, improve health, support innovation, and safeguard the environment.¬† IDRC offers many competitions and awards for developing-country researchers, institutions, and Canadian researchers.¬† From supporting research on simple cropping systems to training in grant administration, IDRC funds work that helps developing countries build research capacity‚ÄĒand find answers.

    At present, IDRC has two RFP opportunities as follows:

    IDRC requests proposals for Consultants to provide three scoping studies on Public-Private Partnerships. Work is expected to start September 2013.  Each applicant must submit a comprehensive and detailed proposal in one, two, or three areas of study (public health, agriculture, or food security), indicating the area(s) for which they are submitting a proposal. Each proposal must include a separate implementation plan and budget for each of the area(s) indicated. Each area of study will be evaluated separately.  Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 13:00 hours Eastern Standard Time (EST)

    In partnership with the United Kingdom‚Äôs Department for International Development and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre is pleased to launch a call for research proposals on Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) ‚Äď generating evidence on women‚Äôs economic empowerment, gender equality and growth in low-income countries with a focus on low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.¬† The program will produce high-quality evidence on three sets of inter-related questions.

    The GrOW program will award grants to institutions on a competitive basis.   As a result of this Call, they expect to fund approximately 15 institutions with grants ranging from $ CAD 300,000 to an amount not exceeding $ CAD 1 million.   Projects should be scheduled to be completed within a timeframe of no less than 18 months and not exceeding 36 months, including all research activities and final reporting.  Deadline: October 25, 2013 at 4:59 EDT (Ottawa time)

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  • findfundsblogger 9:07 am on July 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    R&D funding for Canadian researchers and commercialization projects 

    Research and commercialization funding

    Hey Funds Fans, here’s a post for the R&D super-star in your life!¬† The following grants cover thematic areas in the¬†social science and humanities realm¬†to the environment,¬†natural resources and energy,¬†health and life sciences as well as¬†information and communications technologies.

    The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) provides Insight Grants to support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives. Insight Grants research initiatives may be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration.  The objectives of the Insight program are to: build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers; support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline; provide a high-quality research training experience for students; fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.  The maximum value of an Insight Grant is $500,000 over three to five years. A minimum request of $7,000 is required in at least one of the years. A maximum of $200,000 is available in a single year.  Deadline: NOI due August 15th, 2013.

    The Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) encourages Canada‚Äôs global economic competitiveness by supporting¬†new discoveries and transforming them into products, services and processes that improve the lives of Canadians.¬† Centres¬† advance research and facilitate commercialization within four priority areas:¬†¬†the environment; natural resources and energy; health and life sciences; and¬† information and communications technologies.¬†NCE offers a suite of programs that mobilize Canada‚Äôs best research, development and entrepreneurial expertise and focus it on specific issues and strategic areas.¬† One such program is the¬†Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR).¬† Funding range $100,000+.¬†¬†LOI Deadline: August 23rd, 2013.

    The CECR program will provide support for the following eligible expenditures:

    • Operating Costs: maintenance and operation of the Centre; materials and supplies; liability insurance for members of the Board of Directors and centre administrators; legal fees and other related incorporation costs;
    • Salary Costs: salaries for management, technical and professional staff employed to provide support to users or to maintain and operate the Centre;
    • Knowledge Mobilization Costs: expenses relating to communications activities, networking, promotion of the Centre, knowledge dissemination and engagement of stakeholders to put available knowledge into active service;
    • Commercialization Costs: expenses related to commercialization activities (e.g. intellectual property protection, market studies, business plan development, counselling and mentoring, technology evaluation, development, and investments).

    The CECR program requires matching contributions in the form of cash or in-kind and must come from non-federal sources. CECR grant funds used for eligible commercialization costs must be matched over the duration of the grant agreement by a ratio of 1:1. Every one CECR grant dollar spent on eligible commercialization costs must be matched by one dollar of non-federal cash or in-kind. CECR grant funds for other eligible costs must be matched over the duration of the grant agreement by a ratio of 3:1. Every three CECR grant dollars spent on other eligible costs must be matched by one dollar of non-federal cash or in-kind.

    Organizations eligible to receive funds are not-for-profit corporations created by universities, colleges, not-for-profit research organizations, firms and other interested non-government parties. As a condition of eligibility, organizations applying for CECR funds must have an established Board of Directors responsible for the approval of its annual financial reports and audits.

    There it is, folks.  Go and get it!  You can also view other funding opportunities coming up in August here.

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  • findfundsblogger 7:22 pm on July 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for Canadian history promotion 

    Funding for historyHi Funds Fans!  The post is a bit late today but better late than never, right?

    The Government of Canada announced a series of new measures to promote Canadian history. This includes the Canada Book Fund, which will encourage collective projects with a dedicated focus on promoting Canadian history titles through the program’s Support for Organizations stream.

    Eligible projects could include targeted marketing campaigns, online discoverability platforms, promotion linked to awards for history titles, etc.

    For 2013-2014, a total amount of up to $100,000 will be available for history-related projects. This amount will increase to $200,000 in subsequent years. Eligible projects could receive up to 75% of their eligible expenses.

    To allow time for the preparation of applications, the deadline for 2013-2014 history-related funding is August 9, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:31 am on July 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: July 30th to August 31st, 2013 

    Deadline Alert!

    Hey Funds Fans!¬† Here it is nearly the end of July already and time for a recap of what’s coming up over the next month.

    Tuesday, July 30th, 2013.  Grants range: $50,000 +.  Round 6 Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada is seeking to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact that improve global health. Projects may encompass the whole spectrum of global health, including drug discovery, vaccine development, diagnostics, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including cancer and mental health), health-related water and sanitation, and health-related agriculture and nutrition.  Applicants MUST apply online through an application website.

    July 31st, 2013.  Natural Resources Canada has announced that funding for the 2013/14 Science and Technology Internship Program is still available! Projects will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on funding availability.

    August 1st, 2013: The Professional Development Project Assistance program assists professional artists and arts administrators 1) to take advantage of opportunities which require travel; or 2) to undertake specific learning activities to advance their practice or career. The program assists those who demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection and link activities to the next stage of their professional development.

    August 1st, 2013: Touring Initiatives supports B.C. artists and arts organizations undertaking touring activities outside the province that will lead to enhanced professional opportunities. Funding is provided for projects that are scheduled as part of significant national or international cultural events or that take advantage of significant market development and audience development and touring opportunities. Priority will be given to professionally organized tours for which artists are receiving fees. Applicants who have recently received assistance through the BC Arts Council may also receive priority.

    August 1st, 2013. Grants range from $4,000 to $40,000 EURO.  The Red Umbrella Fund provides funding to sex worker-led organisations and networks that are based in any country in the world; registered or unregistered and/or led by women, men and/or trans.  The Red Umbrella Fund provides flexible core funding to support the general coordination, functioning and strengthening of a group, organisation or network and its members. Core funding can be used to cover expenses such as registration costs, rent, salaries, advocacy, (peer led) capacity building, membership meetings, networking activities, etc. Funding is flexible in that it may be used and adjusted largely according to self-identified needs of the grantee. Their grants are not meant solely for project-based activities.

    August 1st, 2013. Grants range from up to $25,000+ (estimate).  Honda Canada Foundation values education, environment, and engineering. The Foundation uses these three areas as guiding principles in its charitable focus on the belief that a healthy understanding of each area will help both individuals and communities flourish. The Honda Canada Foundation’s mission is to enhance the social well being of Canadian communities through responsible investment in organizations that share their vision and values and focus on youth in Canadian communities .

    August 1st, 2013.¬† The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) is now accepting cinema applications, a non-Arab producer can apply for a grant provided that the film director is Arab. It is preferred that film projects have producers attached to them. The producer or the director may apply for the grant.¬† AFAC‚Äôs cinema funding is open to all kinds of film projects ‚Äď short films, feature narratives, short documentaries, feature documentaries, animation and experimental film. AFAC offers funding for development/scripting, production and post-production. Projects applying for a development/ scripting grant are eligible for a maximum of $15,000 while projects applying for a production/ post-production grant are eligible for a maximum of $50,000.The call is open to Arab individuals living in the Arab region or in diaspora and to local, regional and international institutions whose projects are related to contemporary Arab culture.

    EOI applications begin July¬†29th, 2013.¬† The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) represents a key element in Genome Canada‚Äôs strategic plan towards¬†funding downstream research and development (R&D) projects that are driven by challenges and opportunities facing¬†users of genomics based technologies.¬† For the purpose of this program, ‚ÄúUsers‚ÄĚ include the various stakeholders that have an interest in ‚Äúpulling‚ÄĚ technologies and other results of genomics research from academia to market and application, including industry, government, not-for-profits, and other organizations.¬† There is a two-stage application process for this program:¬† Expression of Interest (EOI) then Full Proposal.

    August 8th, 2013.  Grants range from EUR$300,000 to EUR$1 Mil.  Big funding from the European Commission to combat discrimination around the world.  Recent years have seen an outburst of violence and human rights abuses, in particular, against indigenous peoples, LGBTI people, persons discriminated on the grounds of religion or belief (or non-belief), and the worst discrimination suffered by girl infants, leading to girls’ infanticide.  The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to reinforce the EIDHR fight against discrimination.  This is a restricted Call for Proposals. In the first instance, only Concept Notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, applicants whose Concept Notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a Full Application Form.

    August 9th, 2013.¬† Peace Direct is launching ‚ÄėTomorrow‚Äôs¬†Peacebuilders‚Äô, a new competition to find the best emerging¬†peacebuilding organisations.¬†Four winning entries will be selected by our expert peacebuilding¬†jury. Each winning entry will receive:

    • $4,000 funding for peacebuilding activities
    • The opportunity to attend a Peace Direct peacebuilder¬†conference or visit another peacebuilding organisation
    • Promotion of their work online.

    The next deadline to submit the LOI is August 15th, 2013.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is accepting proposals under Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) for projects which offer innovative solutions to problems related to development.  USAID/DIV welcomes applications from many types of organizations for activities that take place in countries in which USAID operates. As this opportunity seeks to address different kinds of development challenges, you can submit proposals for any sector, whether it is livelihood development, agriculture, climate change, environment, democracy, human rights, peace and conflict etc.  USAID/DIV provides funding of up to $100,000 for new project ideas and again $1 million to $15 million for scaling up of innovative ideas for several years. Interestingly, USAID has opened this opportunity to NGOs from all countries around the world.

    August 30th, 2013.  Maximum Grant $10,000.  GoodLife Kids Foundation is a Canadian private foundation with a vision for every Canadian kid to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. By inspiring, supporting and creating opportunities for Canadian kids they believe this vision can become reality.   GoodLife Kids Foundation is accepting requests for funding from registered charities and qualified donees.   Eligible recipients include: Registered charities, other qualified donees as identified under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and Elementary schools.

    August 31st, 2013.  Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000+ (estimate)   Organizations helping animals in distress from abuse, neglect or injury need to apply for community gaming grants.  Last year animal welfare organizations shared $754,500 in B.C. government community gaming grants. Recipients include humane societies and other groups dedicated to animal rescue and adoption. Organizations helping specific animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, owls, wild birds and marine wildlife also received funding.  Services include off-setting veterinary costs for spay and neuter programs, providing permanent refuge for abandoned animals and rehabilitation for injured wildlife.

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  • findfundsblogger 12:46 pm on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    $1,000 to $5,000 to help disabled individuals live fully :) 

    Disability supports funding

    Mondays are not always bad!¬† Amiright, Funds Fans?¬† Here’s proof…

    BC Rehab is an organization working toward a British Columbia that is inclusive and accessible to all people.¬† They promote projects and initiatives that increase accessibility so that all people ‚ÄĒ regardless of their physical capabilities ‚ÄĒ can thrive, participate and contribute in their communities.

    Through advocacy and fundraising efforts they are able to assist British Columbians who are living with a physical disability. Grants fulfill individual needs, such as personal mobility equipment, when individuals cannot afford to purchase such items on their own.

    Individual Grant Program & Project Grant Program deadline: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013.  Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:59 pm on July 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    $15,000+ for artistic projects on Arab culture 

    Arabic arts & culture project fundingHello Funds Fans!  Today we have an exciting discovery for arts and culture: a dedicated fund for Arab related projects!

    The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) is now accepting applications in the categories of Cinema, Music and RTR (research, training and regional events) as part of its 2013 general grants program.  The call is open to Arab individuals living in the Arab region or in diaspora and to local, regional and international institutions whose projects are related to contemporary Arab culture.

    For cinema applications, a non-Arab producer can apply for a grant provided that the film director is Arab. It is preferred that film projects have producers attached to them. The producer or the director may apply for the grant.¬† AFAC‚Äôs cinema funding is open to all kinds of film projects ‚Äď short films, feature narratives, short documentaries, feature documentaries, animation and experimental film. AFAC offers funding for development/scripting, production and post-production. Projects applying for a development/ scripting grant are eligible for a maximum of $15,000 while projects applying for a production/ post-production grant are eligible for a maximum of $50,000.¬† Deadline: August 1st, 2013.

    Music and RTR applications must be submitted online no later than September 1st, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:40 pm on July 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Grants for abused, neglected or injured animals – apply by August 31st 

    Grants for animal care organizations!

    Friday already Funds Fans!¬† That’s good news along with today’s funding announcement:¬† Organizations helping animals in distress from abuse, neglect or injury need to apply for community gaming grants by Aug. 31, 2013.

    Last year animal welfare organizations shared $754,500 in B.C. government community gaming grants. Recipients include humane societies and other groups dedicated to animal rescue and adoption. Organizations helping specific animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, owls, wild birds and marine wildlife also received funding.

    Services include off-setting veterinary costs for spay and neuter programs, providing permanent refuge for abandoned animals and rehabilitation for injured wildlife.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:49 am on July 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Lotsa health funding!! 

    Health Funding!

    Hiya Funds Fans!  Here is a rich resource for health funding.  Please take some time to look through all the opportunities!  A sample of upcoming deadlines is as follows:

    September 11th, 2013: Operating Grant: Population Health Intervention Research (Fall 2013 Competition)

    September 16th, 2013: Operating Grant: 2013-2014

    September 16th, 2013: Operating Grant: Fall 2013 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

    September 16th, 2013: Operating Grant: Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research (Fall 2013 Competition)

    October 1st, 2013: Operating Grant: Collaborative Health Research Projects (NSERC Partnered) (2013-2014)

    November 15th, 2013: Operating Grant: Discovery Frontiers

    November 20th, 2013: Operating Grant: Breast Cancer in Young Women – Research Program

    December 2nd, 2013: Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action (2013-2014)

    Please note that some of these programs require an LOI prior to being invited to submit a full application/proposal.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:55 am on July 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for genomics based technologies 

    Funding for genomics projects

    Hello Funds Fans!  Share this post with the genome scientist, researcher or entrepreneur in your life.  If my arthritis continues to develop, I am going to need a whole new set of joints in twenty years time and these are the folks that will make it happen.

    The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) represents a key element in Genome Canada‚Äôs strategic plan towards¬†funding downstream research and development (R&D) projects that are driven by challenges and opportunities facing¬†users of genomics based technologies.¬† For the purpose of this program, ‚ÄúUsers‚ÄĚ include the various stakeholders that have an interest in ‚Äúpulling‚ÄĚ technologies and other results of genomics research from academia to market and application, including industry, government, not-for-profits, and other organizations.

    The GAPP aims to:

    • Promote the application of genomics-derived solutions to address key sector challenges or opportunities facing Users – User ‚Äúpull‚ÄĚ;
    • Promote commercialization of genomics technologies by enabling the transfer of genomics-derived solutions from Academia to Users as well as de-risking and incentivizing follow-on investment from public and private partners;
    • Increase the socio-economic impact of genomics research by accelerating its translation to application or market; and,
    • Create and foster a more productive interface between Academia and Users.

    There is a two-stage application process for this program:

    • Expression of Interest (EOI)
    • Full Proposal

    EOI submissions to the program will be accepted on or after July 29, 2013.

    The main categories of eligible costs are: i) salaries and benefits, ii) consumables, iii) equipment, iv) administrative costs and iv) services from others. Genome Canada funds may be used to cover eligible costs incurred by the Project, with the exception of costs incurred outside Canada or within organizations that are not eligible to receive Genome Canada funding, i.e., companies or federal government departments and agencies.

    Genome Canada will invest up to 1/3 of the funding required to cover eligible costs; the remaining 2/3 must be secured through co-funding with at least 1/3 provided by the User. The Genome Centres, working with the applicants, are responsible for securing co-funding.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:39 am on July 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Feature Funder: Vancouver Foundation (apply now for Fall 2013) 

    Multiple funding opportunities here!Howdy Funds Fans!¬† It has been a while¬†since I’ve featured a funder and the Vancouver Foundation is certainly an excellent¬†candidate.

    The Vancouver Foundation (VF) is passionate about community. Everything they do is designed to help build more vibrant, healthy and resilient communities across B.C.  They accomplish their work by harnessing the gifts of energy, ideas, time, and money of caring residents to make meaningful and lasting impacts. VF is Canada’s largest community foundation and they’ve been investing in B.C. communities since 1943.

    With a¬†very broad approach to funding, VF recognizes that communities are complex and that many things are needed to make them the best they can be.¬† Every year, VF funds hundreds of innovative projects ‚Äď large and small ‚Äď in areas such as arts and culture, education, children and youth issues, environment, animal welfare, community health, and social development.¬† Although Vancouver Foundation is a broad funder, they also have two specific areas of¬†focus for¬†the next few years;¬†youth homelessness and¬†the needs of at-risk youth, particularly those who are coming out of the foster care system.

    For VF’s¬†Fall 2013 round of funding, LOI’s are due by July 26, 2013¬† 4:30 p.m.¬†for¬†the following project streams:

    • Arts and Culture¬†: The purpose of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee is to make grants to support and encourage the growth and sustained presence of excellence in arts and cultural activities among diverse cultural communities throughout British Columbia.
    • Children, Youth and Families¬†:¬† These grants invest in strategies that offer strong potential to advance innovations in programs and initiatives that increase the health, well-being and resilience of children, youth and families in British Columbia.
    • Disability Supports for Employment Fund¬†: These grants are available to assist eligible organizations throughout BC who are working to increase employment opportunities and the overall rate of employment for persons with disabilities in their communities. DSEF considers “employment” to mean the full participation of people with disabilities as employees, and/or those activities which may result in employment for them.
    • Education¬†: These grants enhance the quality of, and access to, education and lifelong learning opportunities for all British Columbians.
    • Environment¬†: Freshwater ‚Äď VF is¬†interested in strategies that strive for the long-term sustainability, protection and resilience of water quality and flows.Habitat Protection and Conservation ‚Äď VF is¬†interested in strategies that offer opportunities for broad community participation and engagement in development of solutions, whether in marine or land-based ecosystems.
    • Health and Medical Education/Research¬†: VF provides¬†grants that support initiatives that ensure British Columbians are involved in advancing the health equity of their own communities. These research grants allow researchers and non-profit organizations to undertake relevant research collaboratively at the community level.
    • Health and Social Development¬†: Health and Social Development grants support projects that enhance the capacity of adults, families and communities to create healthy, caring, safe and supportive environments for all.
    • Greenest City Community Grants¬†: The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation have teamed up to help make Vancouver the greenest city by 2020. They’ve created the Greenest City Fund ‚Äď a four-year, $2 million fund that will support community-led green projects.

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