Accelerated Research Program
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) invites short proposals (download Microsoft WORD template) from the research community for in-kind support to research projects that make use of ONC data and will result in publications or theses by late 2018, or earlier. Types of support available include:
- an ONC Staff Scientist will provide support to explore the data archive for specific signals, merging of data types, and/or assist with specified data analysis or data processing;
- travel to ONC to work with ONC Staff to advance the research project;
- additional calibration or sample collection to validate or complete data quality assessments;
- ONC staff support to enhance instrument performance, confirm instrument configuration, or facilitate enhanced metadata content;
- ONC staff support to assist with re-formatting or organizing data sets specific to the project’s research needs; and
- short-term ONC staff support that would accelerate publications and contribute to the development of data products.
Please identify what resources the research team (PI) and organization will commit to this effort. This information should indicate the researcher’s commitment to achieving the proposed goals.
This program does not fund discovery type research, start new research initiatives, or support research with longer time frame needs (beyond 2018). Also, ONC cannot provide funds for graduate student support.
How to Apply
DEADLINE: 1 September 2017
Proposal and template fields should:
- briefly describe the research objectives and the merit of the science;
- be explicit about the types of support needed, and include the time-line of support required to complete the publication of the research by December 2018; and
- state the anticipated outputs resulting from this support, (e.g., anticipated titles and target journals for proposed publications) and their potential scientific impact
- alignment with ONC’s Science Plan
- quality and impact of the science;
- utilization of ONC observatory data;
- contribution by the principal investigator towards the research effort;
- feasibility and availability of requested resources within the proposed time-frame.
ONC anticipates this will become an annual project support program.
Technical questions can be directed to Dr. Richard Dewey, Associate Director, Science.