Research Digest December 15, 2016 Issue



Internal Notices
Internal Grants
External Notices
External Grants and Fellowships
Calls for Papers

Internal Notices

History of Indigenous Peoples Network: Winter Schedule

The History of Indigenous Peoples Network at York has issued its call for papers to be presented over the winter term. For more details, contact Carolyn Podruchny (

External Notices

Concordia University Launches Press!

Concordia University Press was launched on 27 October 2016.  It has embraced an open access publishing model. More details.

CIHR Update:  Foundation Grants

Some adjustments were recently made to the Foundation Grant review process to ensure a fairer process for all applicants, most specifically early career investigators and female applicants. For example, in order to ensure early career investigators are treated fairly, CIHR commits to awarding them with a minimum of 15% of grants, as planned; and ensuring that approximately 50% of their applications move from Stage 1 to Stage 2. Also, regardless of career stage, the proportion of female applicants moving forward from Stage 1 to Stage 2 will equal the proportion of female applicants to the competition. More details.

History and Identification of Book Illustration

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library Summer Seminar welcomes applications on its inaugural topic of “History and Identification of Book Illustration.”  More details.

Internal Grants

LA&PS Seed Grant for Collaborative Research Initiatives

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017

LA&PS full-time faculty members are invited to apply for seed funding to build new research collaborations with scholarly and/or community partners by supporting the specific costs associated with bringing key partners together to explore and develop new research and research funding opportunities. More details.

YUFA Leave Fellowship Fund (Sabbatical)

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017

A Leave Fellowship Fund (Article 19.30 of the YUFA Collective Agreement) of $275,000.00 is available to provide peer-adjudicated additional grants of up to 10% of academic base salary to sabbaticants. For second and subsequent sabbaticals. See guidelines and application.

York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 13, 2017

The Office of Research Services (ORS) invites applications for the 2017-2018 York Fellowship and two Visiting Scholarships at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The Fellowship and the two Scholarships are open to full-time faculty members planning to go on sabbatical or other leave during 2017-2018. More details.

SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants Program

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017

To provide assistance for attendance at national and international scholarly conferences for which the applicant is giving a paper, making a poster presentation, or featured at a solo or 2- person opening of an exhibition, a principal screening, premier performance of dance, theatre or musical production. More details.

Mariano A. Elia Research Fund

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2017

To support small-scale research projects where a significant contribution to Italian-Canadian studies will be made and the prestige of the university enhanced. Eligible expenses include research costs and travel to conferences. More details.

LA&PS Travel Grant for Dissemination

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2017

LA&PS offers this grant to offset costs associated with the public dissemination of research, scholarship, or creativity. Eligibility: Full-time YUFA faculty members and senior scholars in LA&PS. In the case of CLAs and SRCs, travel must also occur within the term of the appointment. Applications must be submitted in advance of the presentation. More details (scroll down to section 2 – conference travel funding).

Contract Faculty Research Grants Fund

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2017

To encourage individual research and study by defraying research costs. Value: Research grants - up to $8,000. Release time course directorship grants - salary equivalent to one full-course directorship. Contact the Faculty Relations office for an application.

Contract Faculty Conference Travel Grant

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2017

To support contract faculty members who are giving papers; have been asked to give commentaries or to chair sessions; or are attending conferences. Eligible expenses include travel, registration, accommodation and subsistence. Contact the Faculty Relations office for an application.

External Grants

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Guarantee of full substantive review by LAPS Research Officer:  Jan. 9, 2017

ORS Full review Deadline: Jan. 18, 2017

Agency Deadline: Feb. 3, 2017

Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. Please note that at least half of the funding envelope is for “Emerging Scholars.”  If you are an “Established Scholar” applying for this program, please note the special expectations.  The IDG uses the research portal and SSHRC version of the Canadian Common CV rather than the established SSHRC web platform.   More details.

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research

Registration Deadline: Dec. 20, 2016

ORS Review Deadline: Jan. 3, 2017

Agency Deadline: Jan. 17, 2017

To provide seed money to support research activities related to Indigenous approaches to wellness which represent a first step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities. More details.

For a full list of CIHR opportunities.

OAC Writers’ Works in Progress

Deadline:  Feb. 17, 2017

This Ontario Arts Council program is designed to assist professional writers to complete book-length works of literary merit.

Calls for Papers

What’s new about New France?

CFP Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017

The editors of Revue Etudes Canadiennes/Canadian Studies seek papers (in French or in English) that explore the ways in which doctorate students or established scholars have renewed our perspectives on the history of New France (1534-1763) over the past ten years. Topics might range from colonial societies to French imperial governance, from connections with the Atlantic world to the arts, as well as the relationship with the natives. More details.

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