Research Digest, October 2018 Issue



Internal Notices
Internal Grants
External Notices
External Grants and Fellowships

Internal Notices

Upcoming Information Sessions & Research Events

Building collaborations and partnerships in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Thursday November 8, 2018
10 AM to 12 PM
Harry Crowe Room (Atkinson 109)

This information session is intended for faculty members working in SSHRC disciplines who are interested in getting a better understanding of how to build and run large-scale research projects and develop fruitful collaborations with academic, community, and/or industry partners.

This session will be led by SSHRC-funded faculty members who have a successful history with such endeavours, among them:

  • Pat Armstrong, Professor, Sociology – Principal Investigator, Reimagining Long-Term Residential Care & Co-Editor of the book, Creative Teamwork: Developing Rapid, Site-Switching Ethnography
  • Stephen Gaetz, Professor, Education – Director, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness & the Homeless Hub
  • Carolyn Podruchny, Associate Professor, History – Principal Investigator, “Aandse: Anishinaabe ways of knowing and the transformation of university-based knowledge creation and transfer”
  • Anna Hudson, Professor, Visual Art & Art History – Director, Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage

This is a great opportunity for York community members, either early career or mid-career who are ready to change gears, to learn from their peers about the various approaches to forming collaborations and partnerships, and how to successfully maintain them.

Please RSVP

Publishing a Scholarly Monograph: The Process Revealed 

Wed, Dec 5, 2018
10:30AM – Noon
Location: TBD

University of Toronto Press Editors Mark Thompson and Len Husband

Tri Agencies Consultation Sessions

The Tri Agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) have launched a new initiative to reduce the administrative burden associated with managing research funds. Their plan is to move towards a less directive approach for the administration and use of grant funds.

Please consider attending one of the sessions, so you can learn about the planned changes and offer feedback. These sessions are an opportunity for Principal Investigators to provide their input on the administration and use of grant funds.


Monday, October 15, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:00pm – 2:00pm


VPRI & Friends Open House

Monday, October 22, 2015
10:00am – 12:00pm
519 Kaneff Tower

Drop by, come chat with us, learn about the office – what we do, the services we provide to help advance your research, scholarship and creative activities, and how we share our stories. Includes food, refreshments, swag, sweets and a door prize!

Register here

Industry-Academic-Government Supported Research & Development Collaborations

November 13, 2018
8:30am – 12:30pm

New Student Centre

Hosted by Innovation York, this event is an opportunity to connect with university and college researchers, industry, and government funders. With a special panel from Seneca College, Sheridan College, and York University discussing Full Spectrum Research & Development Support for industry. Learn how you can develop technologies, solve technical & business problems, and move research & development programs forward.


Deadlines and Process: Requests for York University Partnership on SSHRC Partnership and Partnership Development Grants

If you are a member of a SHRC Partnership Grant, Partnership Development Grant (as either a Project Director or Co-applicant), or a Partnership Grant Letter of Intent application team and you want York University to act as a partner on the project, this notice pertains to you.

Updated Guidelines that outline the process and criteria under which York University will partner on a SSHRC Partnership or Partnership Development Grant application or project.

Updated ORS Letter request form for making formal requests for York University partnership on SSHRC grants.

York Deadlines for Partnership Requests (letters & partnership agreements)

SSHRC PG Full applications: October 5, 2018 by 4pm

Partnership Development applications: October 25, 2018 by 4pm

Letters of Intent: January 21, 2019 by 4pm

Contact for Letters: Diana Frasca, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, Office of Research Services (

Contact for Partnership Agreements: Andrea Thomas, Research Agreements Coordinator (

Changes to SSHRC Research and Conference Opportunity Grant Programs

Please see the Memo from VP Research & Innovation, regarding changes to SSHRC Research and Conference Opportunity Grants.

You will see in the below list of internal funding opportunities that SSHRC has restructured its small grants program to create three funding opportunities (SSHRC Explore, SSHRC Exchange – Conference Grant, and SSHRC Exchange – KMb) that replace the SSHRC Research and the SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants.

Internal Grants

For a full listing of internal research funding opportunities, see here.

SSHRC Exchange – KMb Grant Program (New)

Deadline: October 31 and March 31

Objective: To provide support to full time faculty, professional librarians, and current Postdoctoral Fellows for small-scale knowledge mobilization activities such as stakeholder consultations, policy briefs, publication subventions, workshops, etc.

SSHRC Explore Grant Program (New)

Deadline: October 31 and March 31

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

SSHRC Exchange – Conference Grant Program (New)

Deadline: November 1, February 1

Objective: 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.

LA&PS Travel Grant for Dissemination

Deadline: November 1

Description: 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.

Mariano A. Elia Research Fund (ORS)

Deadline: November 1, March 1

To support small-scale research projects where a significant contribution to Italian-Canadian studies will be made. Eligible expenses include research costs and travel to conferences.

Minor Research Grant (LA&PS Faculty Council)

Deadline: November 15

The adjudicated vehicle through which LA&PS dispenses the YUFA Faculty/Library Research Grant Funding and the YUFA Junior Faculty/Librarian Fund. Funding for research projects, eligible expenses include personnel, research travel, subsistence costs. Eligibility: An individual is eligible to receive one research grant every 2 fiscal years.

LA&PS Senior Scholars’ Research Fund

Deadline: December 15

Retired YUFA faculty with "Senior Scholar" status who were affiliated with LA&PS (or its antecedent faculties Arts or Atkinson), but who are no longer eligible to apply for the LA&PS Minor Research Grant are invited to seek funding through the LA&PS Senior Scholars' Research Fund to offset research-related expenses associated with a particular project.

External Notices

SSHRC Research Grants and Partnerships – Webinars

The webinar will be held via Adobe Connect at the following times:

Partnership Grants – Stage 1


Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 14:00 ET


Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 14:00 ET

Connection Grants


Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 ET


Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 ET

Tri-Agency Online Indigenous Engagement

We are pleased to follow-up on our recent invitation asking you to join in an online engagement activity being organized by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This initiative is being hosted on the GCcollab platform until January 5, 2019. It is one of several engagement activities currently underway to support the commitment of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) for the creation of a national dialogue to co-develop, with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, an interdisciplinary Indigenous research and research training model that contributes to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Please note that participation will require the creation of a GCcollab account. If you do not already have a GCcollab account, please send us an email ( and we would be pleased to facilitate your access to the GCcollab platform.

External Grants and Fellowships

Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network: Call for Proposals


Submission to ORS: October 8, 2018

Submission to agency: October 15, 2018


  • To advance knowledge and support policy with the goal of improving Canada’s economic competitiveness as well as enhance its environmental well-being.

The EEPRN is seeking proposals in the following priority areas:

  • Policies for a Low Carbon Economy
  • Innovation and Competitiveness
  • Conservation, Protected Areas (Target 1), and Species at Risk
  • Data Set Developments and Linkages

Value and Duration

Full research proposal – up to $40K for projects completed by March 31, 2020; or up to $60K for longer research projects to be completed by March 31, 2021

Shorter research development proposals – up to $10K to be completed by March 31, 2019

Ontario Centres of Excellence Voucher for Innovation and Productivity I (VIP I) Program


Friday, October 12, 2018 by 2:00pm


  • To help eligible companies develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations by supporting partnerships between Ontario’s industry and publicly funded post-secondary institutions.


The OCE will support up to 50% of the eligible research costs, to a maximum OCE investment of $20,000. The OCE funds will flow to the post-secondary institution. The industry partner must support at least 50% of the eligible research costs


12 months

Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Faculty Research Exchange


Submission to ORS: October 17, 2018

Submission to agency: October 31, 2018

The Ontario/Baden-Württemberg (OBW) Program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities invites applications from researchers at participating Ontario universities for the 2019-20 Faculty Research Exchange. Eligibility: Only full-time faculty holding a tenured or tenure-track appointment that includes a research component at a participating Ontario university may apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and must at the time of application have been engaged full-time in research and/or teaching for at least 2 years following receipt of the doctorate.


  • To support research visits to universities in the German state of Baden-Württemberg by faculty member at participating Ontario universities.
  • To promote new collaborative research partnerships and to strengthen existing partnerships between researchers and Baden- Württemberg.


Monthly stipend of $1,750 to support living costs in the host country


1 month – 6 months at host university between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020

OCE ENCQOR Academic Technology Development Program


October 23, 2018 by 2pm (EST)


The 5G (ENCQOR) Academic Technology Development Program (5G ADP) partners researchers at Ontario-based post-secondary institutions with ENCQOR Anchor Firms (Ericsson, Ciena Canada Inc., Thales Canada Inc., IBM Canada and CGI) on 5G technology development projects. One of two streams, the academic stream supports collaborative technology development projects to develop, integrate, test or validate pre-commercial technologies for the iPaaS (Innovation Platform as a Service) testbed.

Projects must be developed in response to areas of interest defined by Challenge Statements submitted to OCE by the ENCQOR Anchor Firms and posted on to the OCE website on a rolling basis.


Maximum to be defined in the posted Challenge Statement


12 – 24 months

2019 Alzheimer Society Research Program Competition


Submission to ORS: October 26, 2018

Submission to agency: November 9, 2018 by 11:59pm (ET)


  • To provide grants and award to applicants based in Canadian Universities and affiliated institutions that promise new insights into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (ADOD).

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) focuses on

  1. Biomedical Stream provides funding for research into basic biological mechanisms related to brain changes associated with the disease and into the identification of therapeutic agents to combat the disease. Applications relative to, for example, brain-behaviour mechanisms, biochemical changes and molecular genetics are processed in the Biomedical stream.
  2. Quality of Life (QoL) is concerned with all aspects of dementia care and support. The Alzheimer Society has particular interest in the means to improve the way care is experienced by people with dementia living in long term care homes, and their families.

Value and Duration

New Investigator Grant: $75,000 for up to three years

Research Grant: $75,000 for up two years

OCE Ontario – Jiangsu Industrial Research and Development Program


Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI) to ORS for review: October 30, 2018

Submission of EOI to agency: November 13, 2018 by 2:00pm (ET) for Ontario applicants

Submission of full application to ORS for review: 10 working days before submission to agency

Submission of full application (by invitation only): February 2019



  • Fosters opportunities for industry-academic R&D collaborations that have impact in both Ontario and in the Jiangsu province of China and
  • Supports projects leading to commercial success and economic benefits for both jurisdictions

The call for proposals will accept application focusing on the following technology sectors:

  1. Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Business Analytics, Security, Enterprise Applications, Software, Design and Development Tools, Broadband Access, Enterprise Networking, Home Networking, Mobile Applications, NGN & Convergence, Optical Networking, Telecom Applications, VoIP and IP Telephony, Wireless Applications and Wireless Infrastructure
  2. Life Sciences: Agrobiotech, Bioinformatics, Diagnostics, Healthcare IT, Industrial, Medical Devices, Telemedicine and Therapeutics


OCE will support up to 50% of the total eligible direct research costs, to a maximum of $125K CAD per project for academic applicants, for the Ontario portion of the project.  The Jiangsu Science and Technology Department (JSTD) will support up to 50% of the total eligible direct research costs, to a maximum of ¥1 million RMB per project, for the Jiangsu portion of the project.


1 – 3 years

OJIRDP Information Session

To learn more about this initiative, please register here for the information session on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 11:00am – 12:00pm.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada - CFP


Submission to ORS – October 31, 2018

Submission to agency – November 14, 2018 by 11:59 PM

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recently issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) under its 2019-20 Contributions Program and is encouraging the submission of research and knowledge translation applications that advance its strategic privacy priorities.   A summary is provided below. 

Objectives are to:

  • Strengthen existing privacy research capacity in academic and not-for-profit sectors;
  • Generate new knowledge and support the development of expertise in selected areas of privacy and data protection;
  • Increase awareness and understanding among individuals and organizations across Canada of their privacy rights and obligations; and,
  • Promote uptake and application of research results by relevant stakeholders,

This year the OPC is interested in funding proposals for the planning and organization of one or more “design jams”.

A design jam is a sprint-like event, spanning one or more days, in which a broad range of participants (computer programmers, designers, impacted individuals, etc.) come together to collaboratively address a defined problem. The goal of a design jam is to finish with one or more prototype solutions which can then be further developed and/or made available to the public.

As design jams often have a precise focus, OPC would be interested in funding one or more events that are aimed at developing new, cutting-edge consent solutions that incorporate the OPC’s Guidelines for obtaining meaningful consent.

Design jam should aim to improve how consent is obtained in the digital world.

These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer-facing tools: Tools that help users understand/navigate their consent choices;
  • Implementation tools: Designs and/or technologies which can be used by companies to implement our guidelines;
  • Industry-specific consent mechanisms: Mechanisms to help create a more consistent consent experience across an industry;
  • Standardized privacy settings: Patterns that make it easier for users to understand privacy settings, by making them more consistent across services.


Up to $100K

Required Overhead:



One year

Canada Council for the Arts – 2019 Molson Prizes


Submission to agency: November 1, 2018

The Canada Council for the Arts is accepting nomination for the 2019 Molson Prizes competition. Two Molson Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished individuals (one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities), in recognition of an exceptional contribution in those fields.  The prizes are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts in cooperation with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  Candidates may not apply for a Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize: they must be nominated.


  • To encourage ongoing contribution to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage


Two prizes worth $50,000

Canada Council for the Arts – 2019 John G. Diefenbaker Award


November 1, 2018


  • The award is given annually, and it enables a distinguished German scholar to conduct research in Canada and spend brief periods gaining further experience at American Institutions. While research must be the primary activity during the award period, the award recipient will be encouraged to participate in the teaching activities of the host institution and to interact with the research communities in Canada and the United States by visiting other institutions.
  • The teaching and institutional visiting activities are intended to broaden the impact of the award recipient’s visit, while enriching the visitor’s experience.


$80,000 to be used by the host institution towards the payment of the salary of the visiting scholar. Additionally, a grant up to $15,000 is provided to cover the cost of travel to the Canadian host institution.


1 year (shorter award periods will be considered)

Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) 2019


Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition: Closes November 8, 2018

Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition: Closes November 8, 2018


  • Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition is aimed at applications from individuals or small groups of researchers in need of compute, storage or cloud resources at a scale beyond that available from local institutional or provincial resources. It is intended for faculty members from all disciplines and their sponsored users
  • Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition enables communities to develop research projects that improve access to shared datasets, enhance existing online research tools and facilities, or advance national or international research collaborations. RPP 2019 is focused solely on scientific gateways.

Value and Duration

RRG: Allocations are awarded typically for 1 year

RPP: Allocation can be awarded for a maximum of 3 years

Online Q&A Sessions

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the RAC 2019 application process please email

Canada-US Fulbright Program: Awards for Canadian Scholars


Submission to ORS: November 1

Submission to agency: November 15

Traditional Awards: 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.

Value: $12,500 for one semester

Visiting Chairs Program: The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in the United States.

Value: $25,000 for one semester

CMHC-SSHRC Joint Initiative: Collaborative Housing Research Network


Submission of Partnership Development Grant application to ORS: November 1

Submission of Partnership Development Grant application to agency: November 15

Submission of Partnership Grant application to ORS: 10 working days before the agency deadline

Submission of Partnership Grant application to agency (by invitation only): TBA 

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in partnership with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), recently launched a new joint initiative aimed at funding research related to housing in order to set the stage for the creation of a Collaborative Housing Research Network.  A summary is provided below.


To create the Collaborative Housing Research Network (CHRN) which will be an independent, Canada-wide collaboration of academics and community partners focused on holistic research housing conditions, needs and outcomes in the following thematic priority areas of the National Housing Strategy (NHS):

  1. Housing for those in greatest need;
  2. Community Housing Sustainability;
  3. Northern Housing;
  4. Sustainable Housing and Communities;
  5. Balanced Supply of Housing.

This first of this two-stage competition will be through the SSHRC Partnership Development Grants Program and successful applicants will be invited to submit a proposal at the second stage, through the SSHRC Partnership Grants Program.


Partnership Development Grant – $80K

Partnership Grant – To be announced 


Partnership Development Grant – 1 year

Partnership Grant – To be announced

Contact: Diana Frasca ( if you are planning applications in any of these streams.

France-Canada Research Foundation: New Scientific Collaboration Support Program


Submission to ORS for administrative review: November 2, 2018

Electronic submission to agency and to ORS: November 16, 2018 by 12:00am (PT)


The program aims to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada,
  • Promote the advancement of research and innovation,
  • Prepare and structure scientific cooperation between the two countries,
  • Promote researcher mobility, particularly for young researchers, and
  • Provide research training for young researchers.

This program provides funds for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before.


$8,000 - $15,000 CDN per project for travel and living expenses.


2 years

Note: Only five proposals will be accepted by the agency from each university.  If more than five proposals are submitted on the November 16th deadline, ORS will coordinate an internal peer review process to select the five applications to go forward to the agency.  Applications cannot be revised after they are submitted to the France-Canada Research Fund on November 16, 2018.   As a result, the peer review committee will not provide any substantive feedback since it is not possible to incorporate the feedback in the application.

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants – November 2018 Competition


November 15, 2018 by 8:00pm (EST)


They provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and/or related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and emerging scholars, by fostering new partnerships with existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.


$75,000 - $200,000


1 -3 years

SSHRC Partnership Grants


All researchers planning to apply to the SSHRC Partnership Grants program – Letter of Intent phase – are required to submit an Internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) to Diana Frasca, SIRI Specialist in the Office of Research Services (ORS) no later than 9am on November 23, 2018. iNOI packages will be reviewed by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT), as well as Diana Frasca, and reviews will be returned to Project Directors by December 14, 2018.

Please Note: Because SSHRC Partnership Grants are institutional awards and require the support of researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, Organized Research Units (ORU), and the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI), the iNOI package should be accompanied by confirmed commitments. In order to secure these commitments, all researchers should notify their Department, Faculty Research Office, ORU, and Diana Frasca as soon as possible about their intention to apply (ideally in September). Doing so will both streamline the process of securing supports for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.

Application components include:

  1. NOI application form
  2. Project Goals and Description (8 pages) *
  3. Description of Team (3 pages) *
  4. Proposed Contributions Plan (1 page) *
  5. Funds Requested from SSHRC (use the attached budget template) *
  6. Principal Investigator SSHRC CV, Research Contributions, and Relevant Experience*
  7. Project Alignment with University and Faculty Strategic Plans (1 page)
  8. Confirmation of York University commitments to the proposed partnership (i.e. email communications, Dean’s memo)

*For bullets 2-6, please follow SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent Guidelines.


  • SSHRC Partnership Grant webinar: October 17 (English) & 18 (French), 2018
  • iNOI + Confirmation of Resources/Institutional Support Submitted to ORS: November 23, 2018
  • SPORT Committee + SIRI Specialist Feedback: December 14, 2018
  • ORS Deadline for Final Technical Review of Completed Application: January 25, 2019
  • Final ORS deadline for complete Letter of Intent: February 14, 2019
  • Agency Deadline for Letter of Intent: February 15, 2019
  • SSHRC Results: Spring 2019
  • Full Application Deadline (by invitation only): October 29, 2019
  • SSHRC Interview Phase (all applicants invited to full application): February 2020
  • Funds Released: March 2020

For more information and to set up a one-on-one meeting contact Diana Frasca, SIRI Specialist, at

Program Description: Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through shared resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Guidelines from the 2018 SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI (subject to changes with SSHRC’s official 2019 Competition Launch) can be found here.

Value of Awards
Stage 1: Letter of Intent – Up to $20,000
Stage 2: Full Application (by invitation only) – between $500,000 and $2.5 million over 4-7 years

Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) will also host the English portion of the SSHRC-hosted PG LOI webinar on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12 PM in room 510 Kaneff Tower. Please join us or feel free to connect from your personal computer following the instructions below:

Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent (English)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:00-14:00 ET

SSHRC Partnership Engage

Submission to ORS: December 1
Submission to agency: December 15

The Office of Research Services would like to remind you of the upcoming deadline for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grants competition.  These grants were introduced to better address the short-term research needs, challenges and opportunities facing organizations in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors.   A summary is provided below.


  • To 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;
  • To respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors; and
  • To allow non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers to access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.

SSHRC invites all applicants to review Imagining Canada’s Future’s six future challenge areas and subquestions, and to consider addressing one or more of these areas in their research proposal.

$7K - $25K

1 year

AGE-WELL Core Research Program 2020-2025 – Request for Proposals


Submission to ORS: December 11, 2018

Submission to agency: January 4, 2019


To identify the next wave of technology-based solutions that will support healthy aging and address real-life challenges.

The Core Research Program will provide funding for projects that:

  • Are driven by real-world problems and challenge areas
  • Address specific areas of interest to AGE-WELL and its partners and stakeholders
  • Focus on innovative technology-based solutions to support older adults and caregivers
  • Are user-centred, involving end-users and stakeholders in all stages of the research
  • Deliver not only the technology but the practice, policy, and service delivery models that are needed for the solution to be effective
  • Use a transdisciplinary approach
  • Have the potential to lead to economic and social impact
  • Help AGE-WELL to achieve its mission

Core research projects must fall within at least one of the following Challenge Areas:

  1. Supportive Homes & Communities
  2. Health Care & Health Services Delivery
  3. Autonomy & Independence
  4. Cognitive Health & Dementia
  5. Mobility & Transportation
  6. Healthy Lifestyles & Wellness
  7. Staying Connected
  8. Financial Wellness & Employment


Up to $200,000/year

Catalyst Grant – Up to $30K


3 – 5 years

Information Teleconferences

AGE-WELL will host three teleconferences during the RFP period to take calls from prospective applicants. AGE-WELL representatives will use questions posed to the mailbox and questions from the open calls to develop and share FAQs in the Supporting Documents section of the RFP.

  1. Tuesday, October 23, 2018: 2:30 – 3:30 pm EST
  2. Monday, November 26, 2018: 2:30 – 3:30 pm EST
  3. Thursday, December 13, 2018: 2:30 – 3:30 pm EST

SSHRC Connection Grants

Submission to ORS: January 15
Submission to agency: February 1

The Office of Research Services would like to remind you of the upcoming deadline for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grants competition.

These Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

  • disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;
  • scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
  • intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
  • international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

$7000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified

1 year

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Submission to ORS: 10 working days before submission to the agency
Submission to agency: anytime

Students wishing to travel in June 2019 with $6,000 in GRA support should submit their applications by January 31, 2019. Students can submit applications at any time, but are encouraged to apply at least 16 weeks prior to their planned departure.

Mitacs is accepting applications for its competitive international research funding opportunity.  The Mitacs Globalink Research Award funds collaborations between senior undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members at a university overseas.  A summary is provided below.

To offer senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 12-to-24 week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in the following Mitacs partner countries: Australia, Brazil, China, EU member countries (in France, both universities, Inria Research Centres are eligible as host institutions), India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Kingdom, and United States.

Approved recipients will receive funds to support student travel and accommodation expenses, research-related expenses, and student stipend. Funding amounts vary by international partner and host country.

12 to 24 weeks

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