Research Digest February 14, 2017 Issue



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

Internal Notices

Director, Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Centre on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC), Glendon College, York University, for a term of two years, to begin July 1, 2017. Subject to successful rechartering of the CRLCC in 2019, there is a possibility for the mandate to be renewed for a further term. Deadline: Feb. 24, 2017. More details.

External Notices

Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research

On December 23, 2016, the Presidents of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC announced the release of the revised version of the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (2016). The RCR Framework (2016) replaces the original Framework that was published in 2011.

SSHRC Delays Next Aid to Scholarly Journals Competition

The Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ) opportunity typically runs on a three-year cycle. Based on this cycle, a competition for funding was due for 2017. However, after consideration, SSHRC has taken the decision to extend current ASJ grants for one year. Therefore, current grants will be extended to February 26, 2019 and there will be no submission deadline in 2017.

We recognize that this decision may impact scholarly journals that did not receive a grant in the 2014 competition. However, SSHRC would like to reflect on the numerous initiatives underway in the Canadian scholarly publishing environment. In addition, changes are also necessary in order to integrate the Tri-Agency Open Access policy on Publications. Therefore, SSHRC requires a period of deliberation and stakeholder consultation in order to make any necessary revisions to the funding opportunity.

Rest assured that SSHRC remains committed to supporting and contributing to the vitality of scholarly publishing in the social sciences and humanities in Canada and a competition for funding will be held in 2018. For current grant holders, the amount of the 4th instalment will be identical to the 3rd instalment of the 2014 grant. Editors-in-chief and institutions will receive an updated Notice of Award reflecting the additional year of funding. Should you have any queries regarding the ASJ funding opportunity, please contact SSHRC staff at:

History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Portal

With over 400 pages of original description of libraries, archives, museums, digital collections, blogs, grants, and other resources in the history of medicine and medical humanities, this new resource is for all students, faculty, clinicians, and interested researchers. The portal is made possible by funding from Associated Medical Services, the DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, and the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Please visit and share the good news.

Internal Grants

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

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

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.

SSHRC Research Opportunities Grants Program

Deadline: March 31, 2017

To provide support to full time faculty, professional librarians and current Postdoctoral Fellows for stand-alone, small-scale projects and for projects that will lead to the development of larger SSHRC applications or other external funding. More details.

LA&PS Support for Scholarly Journals

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2017

The objective of this fund, at present in the third year of a five-year pilot initiative, is to offset costs related to the successful operations of scholarly journals for which LA&PS faculty members hold substantial, on-going senior editorial roles. More details. (Go to section #5 on the page.)


External Grants

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Personalized Health Catalyst Grants

Registration Deadline: Feb. 14, 2017

ORS Full Review Deadline: May 29, 2017

Agency Deadline: June 13, 2017

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas: 1) Development of novel e-health apps in the field of personalized medicine in partnership with a health information technology vendor; 2) Development of predictive analytic models that can stratify patients by expected outcome and risk; or 3) Development of predictive analytic models that can stratify patients by expected outcome and risk. More details.

CIHR: Additional Opportunities

Travel Fellowships: Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, is accepting applications for funding to travel to the Library and utilize its holdings. Awards and fellowships are offered in five main collecting areas: English-language literature, poetry, African American history and culture, Southern history and culture, and modern politics, as well as subject specific funding. More details.

Research Visit Awards for Researchers from outside of Québec

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2017

Three awards of $2500 each are intended to provide financial support for researchers from outside Québec who come here to do research in one or more Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) buildings to consult documents of a heritage nature. More details.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Travel Grants Program

Deadline: Mar. 15, 2017

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards grants of up to $2,200 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. A grant defrays travel and living expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. More details.

ACU 2017 Early Career Academic Grants competition

ORS Full Review Deadline: Mar. 20, 2017

Agency Deadline: April 2, 2017 by 11:59pm BST

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) offers these grants to support early career academics from ACU member universities, to attend relevant conferences or academic meetings in another Commonwealth country. They are aimed at those who have not previously worked or attended an academic conference outside their home region. More details.

James P. Danky Fellowship

Deadline: May 1, 2017
The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society. More details.

Calls for Papers

Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History

CFP Deadline: April 15, 2017

The next special-topic issue of Reception is planned for the 2018 volume year. Focusing on “Crossing the Boundaries of Reception,” the issue will be guest edited by Janet L. Badia and Steven A. Carr from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. More details.

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