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Inaugural Funding Opportunity from NDRIO
The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) is pleased to provide preliminary information regarding its upcoming $20M Inaugural Funding Opportunity (IFO). The IFO aims to build national research capacity and deliver on NDRIO’s mandate to create a broad and integrated Canadian digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem. Specifically, the IFO will address the needs of the research community related to DRI, while promoting an equitable and inclusive DRI environment in Canada.
NDRIO seeks to bridge the gap between the three DRI pillars (i.e., Advanced Research Computing, ARC; Research Data Management, RDM; and Research Software, RS). In keeping with NDRIO’s values, the IFO also seeks to build a culture of collaboration and integration across the DRI environment in Canada. Therefore, the IFO will be open to proposals from all research disciplines, and with strong encouragement for inter-provincial collaborations and multi-disciplinary partnerships.
Full description of this Inaugural Funding Opportunity will be provided in the upcoming weeks.
Canadian post-secondary institutions, research hospitals and/or non-profit organizations eligible for CFI funding can submit proposals as Lead Institution on the project. Federal Government institutions and agencies, as well as Provincial or Municipal organizations, and non-profits involved in research, will be able to participate as project collaborators.
Value and Duration:
The Inaugural Funding Opportunity will offer two streams of funding for projects ranging from 12 to 18 months:
- Funding Stream 1 will be open to projects requesting $100,000 to $1 Million
- Funding Stream 2 will be open to projects requesting $1 Million to $3 Million
The IFO application process will consist of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and a Full Proposal. An Expert Merit Review Committee will review applications at both stages. Only applications selected at the LOI stage will be invited to submit a Full Proposal. Selection criteria for both stages of the competition will be published in the detailed program description
Please note these dates are tentative and will be confirmed on May 1st, 2021 when the Letter of Intent submission opens
May 2021 - LOI submission opens
July - August 2021 - LOI submission review and selection
September 2021 - Proposal submission opens
January 2022- March 2022 - Proposal adjudication
April 2022 - Deadline to begin projects
Prospective applicants should contact email@example.com for more details.