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Industrial Matching Grant Program for Universities, Colleges and Consultants

October 11, 2005 - Geoscience BC is pleased to issue a request for applied research proposals from universities, colleges and consultants under an industrial matching grant program. In this program, Geoscience BC will match industry contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis for applied research projects approved by the Board. Proposals that will be considered should be of an applied and innovative nature and relate to the geology, mineral deposits, metallogeny, or hydrocarbon deposits or potential of British Columbia; or address an exploration method or technique that will enhance exploration success in British Columbia.

Preference will be given to proposals that clearly demonstrate the potential application to exploration in BC and are most likely to attract matching industry dollars, and more importantly, future exploration investment in BC.

Details on the matching grant program can be found on Geoscience BC's website at (http://www.geosciencebc.com). The deadline for submitted proposals is Monday December 05, 2005.

For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Stevens, Interim Executive Director at 604-689-5271 ext. 35 or rstevens@geosiencebc.com