2005 International Joint Venture Project

In 2002, the CFI invested about $165 million in nine projects, comprising three Joint Venture and six International Access projects, to help Canadian institutions lead and participate in major multi-national projects. There is $35 million remaining to fund a fourth International Joint Venture project. The International Joint Venture Project 2005 seeks to support a joint collaborative research venture between one or more leading Canadian institutions, and at least one leading institution located outside Canada. It will be a collaboration between the very best in Canada and the very best in the world. The project will ensure Canadian leadership in the research area and will promote a distinctive Canadian contribution. The successful project is likely already in development and will be able to provide clear evidence of substantive existing collaborative links with the proposed international partner(s).

Update

Further to the Call for the International Joint Venture Project that we circulated in May 2005, we received 17 project outlines. The proposals were led by 11 different institutions, and included collaborations among a total of 26 Canadian universities, 28 other research organizations and federal and government organizations in Canada, and around 70 international partners.

The Call was seeking to establish a major joint international research project that involved collaboration between the very best in Canada and the very best in the world. The project would ensure Canadian leadership in the research area and promote a distinctive Canadian contribution.

Following a rigorous international review process, three projects have been invited to submit a full proposal:

Applicant lead institution: Dalhousie University
Applicant lead researcher: Ron O'Dor
Project Title: Ocean Shelf Tracking and Physics Array (OSTAPA)

Applicant lead institution: University of Ottawa
Applicant lead researcher: Abdelhamid Sayari
Project Title: Catalysis from discovery to commercialization

Applicant lead institution: University of Ottawa
Applicant lead researcher: Michael Rudnicki
Project Title: International Regulome Consortium (IRC)

A decision on funding was taken at the end of 2006.