University of Saskatchewan

September 03, 2014   

Friday March 22, 2013

12:00 pm
Program: Canada-China Clean Automotive Transportation
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 field of clean automotive transportation that demonstrate high commercial potential that could not be done as effectively and efficiently in the absence of this Canada-China collaboration. • 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 Clean Automotive Transportation Building on Canadian and Chinese core competencies and areas of natural synergy, this call for R&D collaboration is focused on the following complimentary areas, namely: • Application of alternative fuels – the application of next generation fuels such as biofuels, natural gas, or other combustible liquids or gases. • Lighter weight and/or sustainable materials – the design and assembly of prototype vehicles, engines and components, composed of new and advanced materials solutions to improve fuel efficiency. • Advanced Powertrain – areas related to the development of electric, and hybrid-electric powertrains, as well as improving internal combustion engine powertrain efficiency. 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