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Research Fields TEST natural sciences, engineering
Categories Engineering
Natural, Physical or Life Sciences
Citizenship Canadian or Permanent Resident
Eligibility The Innovation Challenge Awards honour graduate students in the natural sciences or engineering who have demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit by identifying ways in which their research thesis results can be developed into products and processes to benefit Canadians. Eligibility:
  • conducted research at a Master's or PhD level in the natural sciences or engineering
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Canada
    Visit http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Ica-Pdi/About-Apropos_eng.asp
  • Value There are three awards: one $10,000 main prize and two $5,000. Honourable mention prizes may also be awarded if applications are deemed meritorious. The winners will receive a cheque and a certificate at an event hosted by NSERC.
    Currency Canadian
    Tenable at No details on tenability available
    Deadlines April 4
    Application Details Nomination Process:
  • Contact your supervisor to find out if he/she would be willing to support you in the application process he/she will need to write a letter of support for you and facilitate a letter of support from industry on your behalf.
  • Compile an up-to-date curriculum vitae that provides information on your contributions to publications (including patents) and collaborative research activities.
  • Write a one page summary of your research that clearly explains how your research results produced during the pursuit of your Master's or PhD degree could be translated into a commercial product or service. This summary of the research must clearly outline why the research was undertaken and the significance, impact and originality of the results. The engineering/scientific innovation should also be clearly laid out. This summary is a key element in the assessment process and should not be a duplicate of your thesis abstract; and must be presented in plain language, understandable by an individual who is not familiar with the field of research.
  • No later than Wednesday, April 4, 2012, please email Brent Deere, Research Awards Administrator at brent_deere@umanitoba.ca with your CV and summary along with the name and contact information of your supervisor. Since the University is only able to submit TWO applications, we will then get back to you as soon as possible to let you know if you have been short listed to apply.
  • Once short-listed, Mr. Deere is available to assist you with your complete nomination package. Note: the final, complete nomination package must be mailed and arrive at NSERC on or before the deadline. At any time in this process, please feel free to contact Mr. Deere at 474-8697 should you have any questions or if you would like some help with your application. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase and be rewarded for your hard work! Spaces are limited so get your applications in early!
    Contact: Brent Deere, Research Awards Administrator, Office of the Vice-President (Research), 540 Machray Hall, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 Telephone: 204-474-8697 Fax: 204-261-0325 Updated: March 22, 2012

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