Amount:

$ 120,000.00

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

CCSIF grants support well-defined and focused community innovation projects undertaken by college researchers with their partners from the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.  

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $120,000 per year, for projects ranging from one to three years.
Direct project costs are shared by the partner(s) and the funding agency.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

February 15, 2022

Eligibility:

The applicant must:

  • be Canadian colleges that have been declared eligible to administer grants by at least one of the three federal granting agencies (NSERC, CIHR and/or SSHRC). If the proposed research and knowledge or technology transfer activities lie entirely within the mandate of a single agency (NSERC, CIHR or SSHRC), the college must be declared eligible to receive funding from that granting agency.
  • offer programs in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and/or health sciences, in line with the applied research areas proposed;
  • have its faculty members that are involved in CCSIF grants engaged in applied research in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and/or health sciences;
  • provide the space, facilities and services to enable its faculty members in humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and/or health sciences to conduct applied research;
  • propose a project that addresses challenges in community innovation in the social sciences, humanities, health sciences, natural sciences and engineering research fields;
  • have partners from the public, private or not-for-profit sectors;
  • have strong relationships with community partners that have the capability and willingness to implement research results within a Canadian setting.

Community innovation: 

  • refers to the development of new ideas or the use of existing ideas to find solutions to community challenges.
  • involves an initiative, product, process or program that creates positive social and/or health outcomes for societies.
  • can result in more effective, fairer and more durable solutions to complex social problems.
  • aims to produce benefits for the community, not only for some individuals.
  • increases the ability of communities to act collectively and promotes solutions to accelerate technological innovation.

Applications Steps:

1

must create an account on the Convergence Portal or use their existing account if they already have one. The applicant must hold a remunerated position at an eligible Canadian college, must create and complete the application in the Convergence Portal and is responsible for administering the grant on behalf of the institution.

2

and co-applicant(s) must complete the My information section, by completing CV details and uploading part II of form 103CV.

3

must submit their applications through the Convergence Portal.

Each CCSIF grant application is reviewed by a multidisciplinary committee that includes relevant expertise from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors. Committee are asked to evaluate the proposal and make a funding recommendation to NSERC based on the selection criteria below.

Documentation Needed:

  • F103CV (form-fillable) – CCI Personal Data Form and instructions,
  • the Mitacs-NSERC joint application form as a PDF attachment in the Supporting documents section under Mitacs-NSERC supporting file if they are requesting a joint Mitacs-NSERC Accelerate internship. 

Other Things to Note:

Applicants may include in their CCSIF application a request for additional support through Mitacs Accelerate internships as a component of the training of highly qualified personnel (HQP). 

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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