University of Saskatchewan

September 02, 2014   

Friday March 22, 2013

12:00 pm
Program: Canada-China Human Vaccines
Deadline: March 22, 2013 12:00 pm
Description: International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), mandated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Automotive Partnership Canada (APC), an initiative of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC-APC), are pleased to announce Calls for Proposals (CFP) for collaborative R&D projects between Canada and China (to be hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST).) OBJECTIVES The Call invites research teams that bring together companies and academic researchers from Canada and China to propose bilateral R&D projects for the joint development of innovative products or processes. This funding opportunity aims to: • Stimulate innovative R&D projects in the fields of vaccine research against (1) infectious diseases in humans • Encourage domestic competitiveness through the transfer of technology and knowledge resulting from international S&T partnerships; • Foster international S&T partnerships and collaborative research from industry, academia and government with an emphasis on outcomes for near-term commercialization; • Strengthen overall bilateral S&T relations. RELEVANT RESEARCH AREA Human Vaccines The scope of this initiative encompasses basic and clinical health research which may also include health services research and population health research in the field of vaccines against infectious diseases. Although not exclusive, applications in the following area are strongly encouraged: • Approaches and optimized techniques used for polysaccharide protein conjugate vaccines • Studies of novel vaccine adjuvants and delivery systems • Mucosal immunology and mechanistic studies for vaccine development • Influenza and existing and emerging viruses • Bioprocessing and production FUNDING FROM CANADA The targeted funding to be awarded to each Canadian research team, composed of at least one academic researcher, and one industrial organization, is $1,000,000 over three years or less ($500,000 from ISTPCanada and $500,000 from NSERC-APC or CIHR). Up to three projects are to be supported within each research initiative. The Canadian industrial partner on each research team is required to put forth matching expenditures directed towards the proposed R&D project, at a ratio of at least 1:1 with the amount requested from ISTPCanada. For example, within a project with a total Canadian budget of $1.5 million, the: • Academic research budget should be $500,000, to be supported by NSERC-APC or CIHR • Industrial budget should be a minimum of $1M, to be supported by $500,000 from ISTPCanada.
Funding Agency: International Science and Technology Partnerships - Canada
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
U of S Contact: Le Li: or 966-1687
Internal Deadline: March 15, 2013