Engineering Now .: Volume 4 - Edition 4 .: December 2007 and January 2008

Call for Proposals

MITACS is soliciting proposals for new seed projects. Seed projects are expected to span 12-18 months duration. Typically seed projects involve 2-6 faculty members at one or more Canadian universities, 1-3 partner organizations, with total budgets of up to $100K annually including $20K-$50K provided by MITACS each year. These projects must show potential to grow into full-scale large projects and are expected to apply for full-scale status at their conclusion. All projects must obtain non-NCE partner funds before MITACS funds are released. MITACS is primarily interested in projects within its current theme areas. However the overall merit of the project carries the highest priority and projects in potentially new application areas are also encouraged.

Submissions should be sent by email to and arrive by May 9, 2008 to be eligible in this competition. New projects will be selected from these on the recommendation of the Research Management Committee, with an announcement of the selection and funding levels planned for October 2008, after approval of the MITACS Board of Directors. Projects chosen by the MITACS Research Management Committee (RMC) are expected to start on October 1, 2008.

You are strongly encouraged to discuss your project ideas with MITACS before submitting your final proposal so that it best reflects the priorities of the MITACS Research Management Committee.

Inquiries regarding this competition can be directed to MITACS at 

For detailed submission instructions, guidelines, and a template for your submission please visit the MITACS web page at

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