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SSHRC Imaging Canada’s Future Ideas Lab Funding Opportunity

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on April 24, 2023 in Research Funding

The Imagining Canada’s Future (ICF) Ideas Lab is a pilot funding opportunity designed to encourage innovative research partnerships that transcend institutional and disciplinary silos to address complex and global challenges. This initiative with Public Health Agency of Canada and Genome Canada will explore the future challenge of “Global Health and Wellness for the 21st Century.”

There are three components to the ICF Ideas Lab framework: Stage 1, the interactive hybrid workshop; Stage 2, the application for the funding opportunity; and Stage 3, the project development phase.

As part of Stage 1, up to 35 researchers will form multidisciplinary teams to develop and pitch innovative project ideas. The workshop will take place over a three-week period, through in-person and virtual sessions, in August 2023. By the end of the workshop, participants will have developed preliminary proposals for ground-breaking research.

All project ideas formed and pitched during Stage 1 of the funding opportunity will be invited to Stage 2 to apply for funding to further develop projects in Stage 3 of the ICF Ideas Lab. Up to 5 grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded by March 2024.

More information about the ICF Ideas Lab can be found on the ICF webpage.

ORS Contact: Sydney Dale-McGrath,
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Internal: Stage 1: Hybrid Workshop: May 18, 2023 at 4:30pm AST
Funder: Stage 1: Hybrid Workshop: May 25, 2023 at 9pm AST