Comments on Funding:
Each twelve-month fellowship is valued at $85,000. Funding is $35,000 from OCI and $50,000 from the company ($25,000 cash plus $25,000 in-kind).
OCI funding is $35,000 per 12-month unit for eligible project costs, up to maximum of $70,000 (2 units).
Company-based fellows must receive a minimum cash compensation of $60,000 per year of the $85,000. Institution-based fellows must receive a minimum cash compensation of $52,500 per year of the $85,000. The remainder may be used for direct project costs.
Applicants must be:
- has a valid CRA business number ;
- is using or developing technology-based innovation related to automotive and smart mobility technology such as Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) technologies, Electric Vehicles (EV), battery technologies, metallurgical (metal & mining) sector technologies and other related areas or innovative processes for competitive advantage in provincial, national and/or global markets;
- have operations and/or R&D in Ontario related to the project;
- has the intent and potential to apply, exploit and/or commercialize the results of the project for the economic benefit of Ontario;
- has the necessary expertise and resources to put the project into effect within an appropriate time frame.
- Company subsidiaries (organizations with headquarters outside of Ontario) are eligible, provided that the Ontario operations meet all of the above criteria.
The fellow must:
Applicants must submit a Client Intake Form when ready to apply for funding. when ready to apply for funding.
If the applicant/partner,fellow and project meet the program eligibility criteria, they will be sent a link to OCE’s online application system, AccessOCE.
Applicants must submit:
- the Client Intake Form when ready to apply for funding,
- the application form,
- the Company Profile, including valid nine-digit CRA business number, incorporation date and number of employees (globally and in Ontario),
- the academic supervisor’s CV or NSERC Form 100/103CV (institution-based internships only),
- the fellow’s CV and official transcript,
- a reference letter from fellow’s PhD supervisor, including: time period that the fellow was under supervision, academic qualifications and expertise of the fellow, track record of the fellow (e.g. supervision of other students, publications, patents, key achievements, etc.), potential of the fellow.