Research Digest July 14, 2017 Issue


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Internal Notices
Internal Grants
External Notices
External Grants and Fellowships

Internal Notices

BANTING POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: INTERNAL COMPETITION

Internal Letter of Intent Deadline: July 24, 2017

For more details, please consult the 2017-2018 FGS Memo on the Banting Competition.

UPCOMING OFFICE of RESEARCH SERVICES WEBINARS

CIHR Project Grants

Time & Date: 12noon, July 26, 2017

Location: 901 Kaneff Tower

To connect to the available Project Grants webinars using your personal computer, you can find information on the available webinar times and the relevant conferencing links here.

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants

Time & Date: 1PM, September 14, 2017

Location: 901 Kaneff Tower

NSERC Discovery Grants

Time & Date: 1PM, Thursday, September 21, 2017

Location: 901 Kaneff Tower

To connect to the available NSERC Grant webinars using your personal computer, you can find information on the available webinar times and the relevant conferencing links here.

External Notices

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Updates on the Fall 2017 Project Grants

  • Includes important information on changes to the application review process, panel selection, recruitment of reviewers, and application form.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has updated a number of guidelines that will be of relevance to faculty members who are applying for SSHRC research funding this academic year, among them the following:

Subject Matter Eligibility

  • With pertinent details on the SSHRC eligibility of both Health and Psychology research.

Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization

Guidelines for Cash and In-Kind Contributions

  • Relevant for faculty members who are applying for a SSHRC Connection, Partnership Engage, Partnership Development, or Partnership (Stage 1 and Stage 2) Grant.

Sport Participation Research Initiative (2017-2018)

  • A Joint Initiative of SSHRC and Sport Canada – offered through the SSHRC Insight Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowship Supplements, and Doctoral Award Supplements.

Department of National Defence Research Initiative (2017-2018)

  • A Joint Initiative of SSHRC and the Department of National Defence – offered through the SSHRC Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants competitions.

Internal Grants

SSHRC CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM (ORS)

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Description: 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.

For application forms and additional details, click here (Passport York Login Required).

LA&PS TRAVEL GRANT FOR DISSEMINATION

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Description: To offset costs associated with the public dissemination of research, scholarship, or creativity.

For application forms and additional details, click here.

LA&PS SEED GRANT FOR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH INITIATIVES

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Description: 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.

For application forms and additional details, click here.

CONTRACT FACULTY RESEARCH GRANTS FUND (CUPE 3903)

Deadline: October 1, 2017

For application form and details, visit the following CUPE 3903 page (listed under Unit 2 Funds).

CONTRACT FACULTY CONFERENCE TRAVEL FUND (CUPE 3903)

Deadline: October 1, 2017

For application form and details, visit the following CUPE 3903 page (listed under Unit 2 Funds).

External Grants

ONTARIO HUMAN CAPITAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FUND CALL FOR PROPOSALS

ORS Deadline: July 28, 2017

Agency Deadline: August 11, 2017

Description: The Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund supports research and innovation projects that identify better ways to help people prepare for, return to or keep employment and become productive participants in the labour force. The purpose of the 2017-2018 Call for Proposals is to fund research and review projects that improve knowledge in the areas of postsecondary education, labour market, and employment and training policy.

For more information, click here.

NSERC DISCOVERY GRANTS

Notice of Intent Deadline (Mandatory): August 1, 2017

LA&PS Application Deadline (for ORS Checklist signature): 9AM, Monday, October 30, 2017

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Description: The Discovery Grants Program assists in promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities; fostering research excellence; and providing a stimulating environment for research training.

For more information, click here.

CIHR PROJECT GRANTS

CIHR Registration Deadline: August 15, 2017

LA&PS Application Deadline (for ORS Checklist signature): 9AM, Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Agency Deadline: September 15, 2017

Description: The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes.

For more information, click here.

SSHRC PARTNERSHIP ENGAGE GRANTS

ORS Deadline: September 1, 2017

Agency Deadline: September 15, 2017

Description: Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. They provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector.

For more information, click here.

SSHRC INSIGHT GRANTS

Internal Notice of Intent Deadline: August 23, 2017

The (very simple) Notice of Intent form can be found here.

Detailed Review Deadline: September 6, 2017

LA&PS Application Deadline (for ORS Checklist signature): 9AM, Thursday, October 12, 2017

Agency Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017

Description: Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities.

While the competition has not yet been formally launched by the federal government, we know there will be changes to the fall 2017 competition: applicants to the SSHRC Insight Grant program will be able to choose from one of two streams, depending on the amount of funding required: 1) Stream A for requests between $7,000 and $100,000 over two to five years; or 2) Stream B for requests between $100,000 and $400,000 over two to five years. The possibility of a grant of only two years’ duration is also a change.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a high-volume competition, so take special note of the deadlines listed above.

The LA&PS Research Unit asks faculty members who are planning an application in the competition to please complete an internal Notice of Intent form, which is crucial for helping the office plan for and provide excellent application development support for all faculty members.

To improve the competitiveness of your application, we recommend that you seek at least one full (ideally two) full substantive review of your complete application by your Research Officer.

Materials due on October 12 include: (1) Completed ORS Checklist, (2) hard copy of completed application, and (3) finalized budget.

For more information, click here.

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER AWARD

ORS Deadline: October 18, 2017

Agency Deadline: November 1, 2017

Description: The John G. Diefenbaker Award allows a distinguished German scholar in the humanities to conduct research in Canada and spend brief periods gaining further experience at American institutions.

For more information, click here.

CANADA-US FULLBRIGHT PROGRAM: AWARDS FOR CANADIAN SCHOLARS

Agency Deadline: 5PM, November 15, 2017 (EST)

Traditional Fulbright awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research center of their choice in the United States.

For more information, click here.

Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs are intended for Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in the United States.

For more information, click here.

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