Vitamin Research Fund
Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit
Memorial Deadline: Friday 15th, May 2020
The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) is a transnational institute that will serve as a global hub for ocean exploration, discovery and co-creation of solutions for safe and sustainable ocean development. Funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), the OFI will link and leverage Canadian resources and expertise with those of world-leading international partners in the European Union and the United States by facilitating the exchange of personnel and data among partners and supporting shared access to world-class infrastructure. The Research Program of the OFI has three goals: 1) Build scientific understanding of the changes that are underway in the globally significant Northwest Atlantic Ocean and adjacent Canadian Arctic Gateway; 2) Create strategic and effective solutions for safe and sustainable ocean development in the region; and 3) Deliver strategically relevant ocean data science and technology tools.
The Vitamin Research Fund was committed as matching funds for the OFI to support research at Memorial University that aligns with the objectives of the fund and the OFI. To be eligible for funding under this call, research must be for activities related to vitamin products (includes vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B8, B9, B12, C, E, H, beta carotene, canthaxanthin, and methionine, and products containing or derived from vitamins, including animals that consumed vitamins) such as food and nutritional research or education, food related programs, and/or consumer services or consumer protection activities. Proposals fitting these eligibility requirements should also demonstrate a general fit with the marine focus of the OFI.
Award Amount and Timelines:
Awards will be a maximum of $80,000 per principal applicant. Funds will be made available for a three year period with no extensions permitted. Principal applicant cannot hold an active Vitamin Research Fund award at the time of application.
Eligibility of Applicants:
All persons at Memorial University with academic tenure, probationary appointments, and persons on sabbatical leave are eligible. Term contracts other than those on a per course basis are eligible as long as the award is taken up at the time the appointment is held. Researchers located at other OFI partner institutions are not eligible to receive funding through this opportunity.