|Who leads the project?
||While the project director is responsible for the overall leadership of the partnership, intellectual leadership and governance may come from within the research community and/or from partners in other sectors (i.e., private, public and not-for-profit).
|Who manages the funds?
||Grants are administered by an eligible institution (represented by a project director) on behalf of the partnership.
|Who owns the intellectual property resulting from the research partnership?
||Intellectual property is negotiated among partners and the lead institution, based on the institutions’ policies.
|Can both existing and new partnerships be supported?
||Yes. But in the case of existing partnerships, the supported research and related activities must be distinct from a partnership’s previous or ongoing activities.
|Duration of award
||Four to seven years.
|Value of award
||Stage 1: Letter of Intent Up—to $20,000
Stage 2: Formal Application (by invitation)—Maximum $500,000 per year, up to$2.5 million in total
|Type of partners required
||Canadian or international institutions or organizations (private, public, not-for-profit) of any type.
||Cash and/or in-kind contributions are required.
||Please see Eligibility of Subject Matter for details.
||In two stages:
Stage 1—Letter of Intent
Stage 2—Formal Application, by invitation
||See the complete Partnership Grants description for details.
||Grants are awarded through a competitive process involving multidisciplinary review committees that include relevant expertise from the academic community, and public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
||Available to eligible institutions from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Leaders Opportunity Fund.