International research projects: China, India, Israel

How to get funding for research projects with partners in China, India or Israel.

How it works

If you’re an Ontario scientist, you can apply for funding for research projects with partners in:

  • China
  • India
  • Israel

Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund

The Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund was created in partnership with the Government of Ontario and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China to support research collaboration projects. Over the past three years, the Fund had launched three calls for proposals (2011-2013) in four areas: water, neuroscience, stem cells and hydrogen fuel cell.

In 2014, this fund supports research in:

  • clean air related technologies
  • medical devices

Funding amount

Ontario and China are each investing $1 million to provide $2 million in overall funding. Successful Ontario applicants are eligible to receive up to $250,000 per project.

Who is eligible

Eligible research centres include Ontario:

  • technology companies
  • universities
  • hospital research institutes
  • research organizations

Research projects

Projects should:

  • have a dedicated project team that includes a lead China partner and at least one Ontario-based private sector partner
  • focus on an area of strategic importance to both countries
  • demonstrate research excellence and able to develop new technologies for commercialization
  • have scientific and economic benefits for both Ontario and China

How to apply

Please follow the application guidelines and fill out the application form.

Questions

For more information on the Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund, please contact:

Sandy He-Easton
Ministry of Research and Innovation
Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
E-mail: sandy.he-easton@ontario.ca
Phone: 416-212-4545

Ontario-India Research Collaboration Fund

This fund supports research in:

  • bio-economy and clean technologies
  • advanced health technologies
  • pharmaceutical research and manufacturing
  • digital media and information and communication technologies

Funding amount

Up to 50% of total costs (maximum of $300,000).
India partners are also eligible for up to $300,000 in funding from the Government of India.

Who is eligible

You can apply, if you are an Ontario:

  • company
  • technology developer
  • scientist

Research projects

Projects should:

  • address a specific market need
  • demonstrate commercial relevance and potential
  • benefit both Ontario and India

How to apply

We are not accepting applications at this time.  Please check back for future Call for Proposals.

The application process

You need to apply through ISTP Canada, the organization that oversees the partnership and application process.

Step 1: submit an Expression of Interest

Step 2: complete the full Application Form.

Visit International Science and Technology Partnerships (ISTP) Canada

Questions

For more information, please contact:

Lee Marsden
Ministry of Research and Innovation
E-mail: lee.marsden@ontario.ca
Phone: 416-314-7220

Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program

This fund supports research in:

  • bio-economy and clean technologies
  • advanced health technologies
  • pharmaceutical research and manufacturing
  • digital media and information and communication technologies

Funding amount

Up to 50% of total costs (maximum of $300,000).

Israeli partners are also eligible to receive funding through the Government of the State of Israel.

Who is eligible

To be eligible, your research project needs:

  • at least 1 industrial partner from Ontario
  • at least 1 industrial partner from Israel

Research projects

Projects should:

  • address a specific market need
  • demonstrate commercial relevance and potential
  • benefit both Ontario and Israel

How to apply

Submission period begins: March 18, 2013
Submission period ends: July 12, 2013

Application process

You need to apply through the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation, the organization that oversees the partnership and application process.

To apply:

Step 1: submit an Expression of Interest

Step 2: complete the full Application Form.

Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program - apply for Ontario funding

Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program - apply for Israeli funding (information is in Hebrew)

Questions

For more information about the Ontario-Israel Research Collaboration Program, contact:

Lee Marsden
Ministry of Research and Innovation
E-mail: lee.marsden@ontario.ca
Phone: 416-314-7220

Updated: July 10, 2014