2. What types of proposals are requested under this CFP?
[Footnote 2: Includes funds from both Canadian and Californian sponsors]CCSIP is hosting a university-led Call for Proposals for Collaborative Initiatives between Canada and California. The objective of this CFP is to stimulate novel ideas, and catalyze the development of innovative multi–campus and multi–disciplinary research and educational collaborations between the two jurisdictions.Under this CCSIP CFP, financial support is available for two types of bilateral initiatives, including the:• Conduct of focused bilateral round tables, workshops and/or symposia that lead to novel methods or approaches for collaborative research. These proposals should request $15,000 to $50,000 in total funding2.
Excerpts from the Promotional Summary:• Development and delivery of a detailed R&D business plans for early-stage bilateral initiatives that help to propel the concept to the next stage of development (following the conduct of workshops and associated research). These proposals should request about $100,000 in total funding.
Each proposal must include a Principal Investigator (PI) from a participating Canadian university1, and a PI from the University of California system.[Footnote 1: A current list of participating Canadian universities may be found in Appendix A of the CFP document]
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Focus of Proposals:
Bilateral university research teams are encouraged to put forward short proposals for collaborative initiatives that aim to address key priorities shared by California and Canada, capitalize on the complementary strengths of both jurisdictions and emphasize delivery to the market place.[Some paragraphs omitted, including sections on Selection Criteria, Specifications for Letters of Intent and Complete Proposals, and Evaluation Process]
• Letters of Intent: February 27, 2009; 2PM PST, UCOP and ISTPCanada will announce all selected Letters on March 16, 2009[Some additional paragraphs omitted, including sections on How to Apply and Additional Information]
• Requested Proposals: May 1, 2009, 2PM PST
• Funding Decisions: The CCSIP Steering Committee, together with UCOP and ISTPCanada, expect to announce funding for all successful bilateral initiatives by July 1, 2009
Note that, in the Areas of Focus section of the CCSIP website, the first topic listed under Specific RD&D Project Areas is: Cancer Stem Cells.
A relevant previous post is: News release from CCISP, December 13, 2008.
Thanks to Cindy Bell for information about the first CCSIP Call for Proposals.