CIHR has recently introduced a commercialization grant competition within the Project Grant Program. Please share this information with any of your commercially-minded investigators.
Please note that while the application must address both research and commercialization goals, the involvement of the technology transfer office in completing the application is not a requirement. Please also note that having a licensee for the technology will not disqualify the project from eligibility.
The Commercialization Projects Specific Criteria are now posted at: http://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/50439.html
Please direct your researchers to read more about the funding opportunity on CIHR¹s ResearchNet, where they will see these imminent deadlines:
Registration Deadline: August 15, 2017
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
Here is the announcement of July 10th, confirming other key upcoming dates:
A full list of 53 CIHR panel mandates can be found here, with Commercialization (CMZ) being the final panel listed):