Strategic Opportunities Fund
The purpose of this fund is to build research capacity in New Brunswick via participation in large, multi-jurisdiction applied research projects. These projects have high potential impact, both in and outside of New Brunswick, and involve many partners outside of academia. Some examples include CFI Innovation Fund grants, Oceans Supercluster Technology Leadership Proposals, and ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund grants.
Researchers applying for this fund must be able to demonstrate how this is project represents an important opportunity for NB and quantify the economic benefit (direct or indirect). Strong partnerships with appropriate knowledge transfer / technology transfer plans are expected, and we expect the projects will offer experiential learning opportunities for research trainees.
We support these projects at an early stage in order to help you prepare a strong case for other funders (though our funding may be conditional on that success). Our funding is also conditional on a successful peer-review of the project, if a peer-review is not already planned we work with you to arrange this.
The full evaluation criteria used in the review process is available here.
Eligible expenses are listed in our Research Award Administration Guide.
Sample application form available here.
Fund Manager: Alec Manley (firstname.lastname@example.org)