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October 1, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Current Funding Opportunities



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Current Funding Opportunities

The following list highlights some current funding opportunities. Each listing includes a small summary or excerpt from the respective web page.  Due dates shown are those of the granting agency. All applications for research grants and contracts must be submitted to the Research Office for processing. Please ensure your application is submitted to the Research Office ten days prior to the granting agency deadline to allow time for review, processing and submission of your application.

OPEN DEADLINES AND GRANT SCHEDULES

Broad Medical Research program

Application Deadline Date: Ongoing

Description: The BMRP provides funding to generate pilot research data, rather than serving as the final grant source for a research project. Grantees are encouraged to generate sufficient preliminary data in the first year in order to compete successfully for continuation funding from us and/or other sources.

For More Information, please visit: http://broadmedical.org/funding/overview.html

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MITACS Global Research Award - Open

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support student research projects abroad:

  • - Up to $5,000 in research award to Canadian supervisor for student travel expenses 
  • - For joint projects with academic collaborators 
  • - Partner countries: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and Vietnam
  • - Open to senior undergraduate and graduate students
  • - Applications accepted any time 

This award helps faculty and students in Canada expand their research networks through international collaborations.

For more information, please visit https://www.mitacs.ca/globalink or contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.

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National Call for Mitacs-Accelerate Proposals

Application Deadline Date: Ongoing

Description:Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise

For More Information, please visit: http://www.mitacs.ca/o/2012/05/national-call-mitacs-accelerate-proposals

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The Shastri Institute

Grants, Awards, and Opportunities for Canadian Scholars 

Check the specific grant descriptions for due dates.

 
OCTOBER DEADLINES

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline:  September, 2014

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.

Area of Research:

  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering
  • Social sciences and/or humanities

Duration:

  • 2 Years(non-renewable)
  • $70,000 per year (taxable)

For more details, please visit http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.html

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DAAD Research Visit Grant for Faculty

Application Deadline Date: October 15, 2014

Description: For scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecture tours or extended guest professorships.

Award: Monthly award of €1,840 for assistant lecturers, €1,990 for assistant professors, young lecturers, and professors. In rare special cases, up to €2,240 may be awarded.

Fields of Study: All Disciplines

Application Procedure: Submitted in triplicate (one original, two photocopies), postmarked by deadline. Apply at least 4 months before projected research stay and not more than 1 year ahead.

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ACS Petroleum Research Fund Grant Program

Application Deadline: October 17, 2014.

Description: ACS PRF research grant programs support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and development for the next generation of engineers and scientists through advanced scientific education.Research areas supported include chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials sciene.

For More Information, please click http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/grants/prf.html

 
NOVEMBER DEADLINES

Alzheimer Society Canada 2014 Research Competition

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST Thursday November 7,2014.
Announcement of Results: April 2015
Commencement of Funding: July 1, 2015

Funding Available:

Young Investigator Grant
$60,000 (quality of life research)
$75,000 (biomedical research)
3 Years
Eligibility: within the first 2 year of initial faculty position

Research Grant
$60,000 (quality of life research)
$75,000 (biomedical research)
2 Years
Eligibility: hold a faculty position with a Canadian university or affiliate institution

For complete information on the competition and procedures for application, go to: http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/Research/How-to-apply

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ACS Petroleum Research Fund Grant Programs

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. ET Friday November 1, 2013.

Description: ACS PRF research grant programs support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and development for the next generation of engineers and scientists through advanced scientific education.Research areas supported include chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials sciene.

For More Information, please click http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/grants/prf.html

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Attention SSHRC Partnership Development Grant applicants:

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The deadline for Partnership Development Grants is quickly approaching. In order to have a complete application, a letter of institutional support is required. If you need this letter for your application, please be in contact with the Office of Research Services by Wednesday, November 20th.

Applicants requesting a letter after this date are in danger of not receiving a letter of support.

This is true for Principal Applicants as well as Co-Applicants on these grants. If you have not let the Office of Researcher Services know that you will be applying, please let us know asap.

Email sgray@wlu.ca and sreibling@wlu.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

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Canadian Water Network Announces Competition on Hydraulic Fracturing and Water

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm EST November 14, 2013

Up to $500,000 available to Water Research Community

Five teams will be selected to conduct one-year "knowledge integration" projects, each examining one of the following major issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing activities and water: 

  1. Water use and demand management
  2. Waste water handling, treatment and disposal
  3. Groundwater and subsurface impact issues
  4. Landscape impacts of development/operations on surface water/watersheds 
  5. Watershed governance and management approaches for resource development, including aboriginal issues 

Successful teams will summarize the range of potential research approaches that could inform decision-making for hydraulic fracturing and water.

The French version of the competition announcement will be available on our website on Tuesday, October 22nd.

For more information about this announcement, please visit: http://www.cwn-rce.ca/initiatives/research-calls/hydraulic-fracturing-and-water-competition-announcement

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CHS/AHCDC/CSL Behring Hemostasis Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: November 15, 2013

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) is proud to put out its call for applications for its research and fellowship programs for the 2014-2015 grant period. This grant is the result of a collaborative effort between CSL Behring, the CHS and the Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada (AHCDC).

The goal of this program, that encompasses a one-year fellowship appointment, valued at $75,000, is to provide fellows in Hematology or other relevant fields the opportunity to obtain additional focused clinical or research training relevant to Hemostasis so that they may improve the care, the treatment and the quality of the lives of patients with hemophilia and other congenital or acquired bleeding disorders. 

In addition to post-MD clinical trainees or postdoctoral fellows (post-PhD) enrolled in postgraduate training in Hematology or other relevant fields, applications from candidates from allied health professions undertaking post-graduate studies will also be considered.

For more information, please visit CHS Web site at www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/hemostasis-fellowship-program.

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CHS/Baxter Inherited Bleeding Disorder Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: November 15, 2013

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) is proud to put out its call for applications for its research and fellowship programs for the 2014-2015 grant period.

The CHS/Baxter Canada Inherited Bleeding Disorder Fellowship Program for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals was created to engage hemophilia program professionals/graduate students from the disciplines of nursing, physiotherapy, social work and other related allied health disciplines in research focused on improving services and quality of life for people and families whose lives are affected by bleeding disorders.

This program will offer two fellowships, each with a maximum of $20,000.

Depending upon the number and quality of applications, funding for more than two fellowships could be offered within the allotted total budget stated above.

The major portion of each grant would be to cover the research time for the successful candidate(s). A small amount can be devoted to project expenses. Applicants may send their proposals under one of the following headings:

  • - Nursing Fellowship
  • - Physiotherapy Fellowship
  • - Social Work Fellowship

Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Collaboration with multidisciplinary care providers and/or between two (2) or more hemophilia centres is accepted and encouraged. Collaboration efforts may include, for example, social work, physical therapy and genetics. It may be possible for hemophilia centre teams to apply jointly for two or more of the nursing, social work and physical therapy fellowships as a cooperative project.

Applications and Deadline

A letter of intent should be submitted to the Canadian Hemophilia Society by November 15, 2013. The letter, with a maximum of two pages, should identify the researcher, the organization and include a summary description of the intended area of research.

The CHS Peer Review Committee will invite a limited number of candidates to submit a more detailed proposal by January 17, 2014 in order to make a final selection. Fellowships will be offered for a one-year period to begin in April 2014.

More detailed information is available by accessing the CHS Web site at www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/chs---baxter-fellowship-program

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CHS/Novo Nordisk Psychosocial Research Programme for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals

Application Deadline: November 15, 2013

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) is proud to put out its call for applications for its research and fellowship programs for the 2014-2015 grant period.

The CHS/Novo Nordisk Canada Psychosocial Research Program was created to engage hemophilia program professionals/graduate students from the allied health disciplines (ie. Nursing, Physiotherapy & Social Work) in research activities addressed to understanding the psychosocial impact of hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders and to improve the quality of life of persons and families whose lives are affected by these disorders.

The primary intent of this program is to offer, in this first year, one or two $20,000 research grants, to a maximum of $40,000 for one year.

Depending upon the number and quality of applications, funding for more than two research grant could be offered within the allotted total budget stated above. The major portion of each grant would be to cover the research time for the successful candidate(s), including the time for research assistants. A small amount can be devoted to project expenses.

Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Collaboration with multidisciplinary care providers and/or between two or more hemophilia centres is accepted and encouraged. Collaboration efforts may include, for example, social work, physical therapy and genetics. It thus may be possible for a hemophilia centre team to jointly submit a cooperative research project. Additionally, inter-regional applications will be considered.

Applications and Deadline

A letter of intent should be submitted to the Canadian Hemophilia Society by November 15, 2013. The letter, with a maximum of two pages, should identify the researcher, the organization and include a summary description of the intended area of research.

The CHS Peer Review Committee will invite a limited number of candidates to submit a more detailed proposal by January 17, 2014 in order to make a final selection. Grants will be offered for a one-year period to begin in April 2014.

More detailed information is available by accessing the CHS Web site at www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/chs---novo-nordisk-psychosocial-research-program.

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CCHS/Pfizer Care Until Cure Research Program

Application Deadline: November 15, 2013

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) is proud to put out its call for applications for its research and fellowship programs for the 2014-2015 grant period. This grant is offered by the CHS in collaboration with Pfizer Canada.

This program allows Canadian investigators to conduct research on medical and psychosocial aspects of bleeding disorders. Grants for one to two years with a maximum of $75,000 per year will be awarded for clinical research, including outcome evaluation, in fields relevant to improving the health and the quality of life for persons with Hemophilia, persons with von Willebrand disease or other inherited bleeding disorders, persons with related conditions such as HIV or hepatitis C infection, and carriers of an inherited bleeding disorder.

For more information, please visit www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/the-chs---pfizer-care-until-cure-research-program

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Discovery Grants – Northern Research Supplements Program

Application Deadline: November 1, 2013

The NRS Program is aimed at NSERC-funded researchers who intend to conduct research in Canada's North. You must apply for a Northern Research Supplement at the same time you apply for an NSERC Discovery Grant. Applications will be accepted only from researchers who are applying for a Discovery Grant in the same year’s competition.

Value: up to $25,000 per year, for up to five years

Application forms:

  • - Form 100 – Personal Data Form
  • - Form 101 – Application for a Grant

To create or access an application, select On-line System Login. To view forms and instructions, select PDF Forms and Instructions.

For more information, please visit http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/DGNRS-SDSRN_eng.asp

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Dream of a Cure and Dream of a Cure Studentships in Inherited Bleeding Disorders Research

Application Deadline: November 15, 2013

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) is proud to put out its call for applications for its research and fellowship programs for the 2014-2015 grant period.

Through funds provided by the Hemophilia Research Million Dollar Club and the CHS, the CHS provides basic scientific research grants and studentships aimed at developing treatments for hemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, platelet function disorders and ultimately, finding a cure.

For Dream of a Cure, individual grants will be awarded to researchers for one to two years for amounts up to $75,000 per year while support will be offered to interested Canadian medical or science students for up to 4 months for a maximum stipend of $6,000 per student. 

Dream of a Cure, the CHS Research Program and the 2014 Dream of a Cure Summer Studentships in Inherited Bleeding Disorders Research application forms as well as the general criteria and conditions are available by accessing the CHS Web site at www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/chs-dream-of-a-cure-research-program.

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OCE Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship

Application Deadline: Monday, November 18, 2013

The OCE Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship will provide $50,000 for one year to as many as 10 entrepreneurial scholars and researchers in social sciences and humanities research to support knowledge mobilization activities such as networking, disseminating, exchanging and co-creating research-based knowledge in Ontario.

OCE would provide up to $25,000 with an additional $25,000 available through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's (SSHRC) Connection Grant. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria of both OCE and SSHRC to qualify.

Full details of these programs and other OCE fellowships are available on the OCE website: http://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/talent-programs/entrepreneurship-fellowships.

OCE Contact:
Binny Arora
OCE Program Manager
binny.arora@oce-ontario.org
(416) 861 1092 x1037

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Partnership Development Grants

Application Deadline: 8:00 pm EST on November 30, 2013

Partnership Development Grant proposals are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program or the Connection program, or a combination thereof. Please see the Insight and Connection program descriptions for more details.

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

  • - develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving 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.

Value and Duration:

$75,000 to $200,000 for 1 to 3 years.

For more information, please visit http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_development_grants-subventions_partenariat_developpement-eng.aspx

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Partnership Grants Formal Application

Application Deadline: November 1, 2013

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 resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Value:
Stage 1: Letter of Intent Up to $20,000
Stage 2: Formal Application (by invitation)

Requests for support from SSHRC would typically be in the range of $500,000 to $2.5 million, with lower or higher amounts considered.

For more information, please visit http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_grants-subventions_partenariat-eng.aspx

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SSHRC Connection Grants: suggested submission dates

Application Deadlines:

February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating.

While there is continuous intake for Connection Grant applications and, thus, no set application deadline, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the start date of the proposed event or outreach activity.

Connection Applications can take 16 weeks from the date that SSHRC confirms receipt of the application to be adjudicated. SSHRC cannot award a grant retroactively for an event or outreach activity that has taken place prior to the final funding decision. We encourage Laurier researchers interested in a Connections Grant to plan ahead. Funding decisions are made four times a year, in March, June, September, and December. We suggest these submission dates to make sure your application will be considered in the quarter BEFORE your event.

 
DECEMBER DEADLINES

Canadian Cancer Society Knowledge to Access Grants

Deadline Date: December 15, 2014 (abstract registration)
March 1, 2015 (full application)

This Knowledge to Action Grant has been created to encourage ideas that will close the gap between what is known from research and what is done with that knowledge. The grant should incorporate the principles of knowledge translation including knowledge synthesis, dissemination, exchange and/or ethically sound application of knowledge to improve health and the health system (1,2).

Note that the focus of applications should be on either: the translation of current, existing knowledge and not the creation of new knowledge from foundational, discovery research, or the development of new, innovative approaches, models, methodologies, measurement tools, etc., for knowledge translation as outlined below.

This grant program is designed to support primary KT research in behavioural and psychosocial sciences that is aligned with the goals of the program. Applications from all relevant areas and disciplines of cancer research will be considered eligible for funding and will be evaluated based on a common set of criteria. Multidisciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Funding requests should not be simply to fund dissemination of results (e.g. journal publications, meetings, etc.) or for KT approaches already included in a previous grant application.

Priority areas for this program include, but are not limited to:

  •  prevention
  •  screening
  •  early detection
  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • supportive care
  • survivorship
  • end-of-life care 

Funds available

Grants will be funded to a maximum of $100,000 to be spent over one or two years. It is anticipated that 3-4 grants can be funded. Budgets can include (within the funding cap) a request for permanent equipment of up to $10,000.

For complete guidelines, consult the Knowledge to Action Grants Abstract Registration Guide, KTA-14

For more information, please visit http://www.cancer.ca/en/research/grants-and-awards/current-funding-opportunities/knowledge-to-action-grants/

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Imperial Oil University Research Awards Program

Application Deadline Date: December 15, 2014

Description: University research awards are designed to encourage research at Canadian universities in areas of interests to Imperial Oil's petroleum, petrochemical and energy resource development businesses. These areas include the fields of engineering, environmental, earth, chemical, and physical sciences.

For more than a decade, this program has provided funding for research projects carried out by faculty members and their students. In 2013, we invested $500,000 to sponsor 20 projects at 10 universities across Canada.

Area of Interest:

University research awards are designed to encourage research in multiple areas including the fields of engineering, environmental, earth, chemical and physical sciences.

  • - environment
  • - in-situ bitumen recovery
  • - analytical techniques for petroleum products
  • - refinery products, processes, and facilities
  • - chemicals
  • - geoscience

For further information, criteria, and application forms, please visit our Web site at http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/community_invest_apply.aspx

Please note that applications must be sent via email in WORD of PDF form.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Nancy Bourque University Affairs Administrator
Imperial Oil Research Department
453 Christina St. South
Sarnia, Ontario N7T 8C8
Tel: (519) 339-2617
Fax: (519) 339-4088
ura.sru@esso.ca

 
JANUARY DEADLINES

2013 Rapid Response Request for Applications

Application Deadline:  Letter of Intent by 11:00 am EST Tuesday, January 7, 2014 through the foundation's online application system.*Extended to 5:00 pm EST on January 13, 2014 for LOI*

Application are accepted starting from Monday, November 18, 2013. Applicants with high potential projects will be invited to submit a proposal early next year.

The W.Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Rapid Response: Neurodegenerative Diseases of Aging grant program this fall.

The goal of the program is to provide support to novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

The Foundation will commit up to $150,000 per project over 12-18 months, up to a maximum of $4.5 million in total for all projects.

The program is open to researchers at or above the level of postdoctoral fellow or equivalent from registered charitable institutions in Canada.

Details about the program is available at http://www.westonfoundation.org/Pages/neurorapid.aspx

The Foundation welcomes inquiries about the request for applications at info@westonneuroscience.ca or 416-935-4056.

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CIHR Operating Grant: Child and Youth Health (New Investigator Research Grants in Child and Youth Health)

Application Deadline: January 20, 2014

New Investigator Research Grants is a jointly sponsored program of SickKids Foundation and the CIHR - Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH). Grant recipients may obtain up to three years' support for research in biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population and public health sectors.

Funds Available

CIHR and external partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or external partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.

  • - The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,800,000 enough to fund approximately six (6) grants.
  • - The maximum amount awarded for a single grant is $100,000 per annum for up to three (3) years.
  • - Of this $1,800,000: IHDCYH's contribution is $300,000, SKF's contribution is $1,500,000

For more information, please consult the SickKids Foundation website.

For any questions related to this Funding Opportunity, please contact:

New investigator Research Grants in Child and Youth Health
Telephone: 416-813-6166 Ext. 2354
Email: national.grants@sickkidsfoundation.com

For questions about CIHR-IHDCYH research priorities, contact:

Elisabeth Fowler
Assistant Director, Partnership and International Relations
CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health
613-941-0946
elisabeth.fowler@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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Medical Sciences Proof-of-Principal (MSc POP)

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014.

Ontario Centres of Excellence is seeking applicants for a new program that supports early stage, ground-breaking medical science research projects.

The Medical Sciences Proof-of-Principle (MSc PoP) program is designed to stimulate the effective commercialization of medical technology and life sciences research by bridging the development gap and attracting investment and development partners from industry and the venture community as well as building institutional commercialization capacity and expertise in these areas. Its ultimate goal is to deliver substantial and sustainable economic benefit to Ontario through licensing and company creation. Funding awards of up to $50,000 each for up to one year will support medical science technologies and allow their founding teams to conduct crucial proof-of-principle work. Under the two-year program, OCE will issue a province-wide call for proposals to Ontario academic institutions and research hospitals.

OCE is accepting applications up to January 31, 2014. It is anticipated that a typical approval cycle will require four to eight weeks from completed application, depending upon the number of applications received.

Please note the following exclusions that apply to this call for applications:

  • - Unfortunately, institutions associated with MaRS Innovation are not eligible for this OCE program and should contact MaRS Innovation for other opportunities. 
  • - Projects related to the development or discovery of therapeutic and/or pharmaceutical drugs are not eligible for funding through this program.

View full details of this program: http://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/collaborative-commercialization/msc-pop/how-it-works

For more information contact:
Jennifer Moles, OCE Program Manager (416) 861-1092 x3205
Natalia Lobo, OCE Program Coordinator (416) 861-1092 x3224

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Sick Kids Foundation's New Investigator Research Grant

Application Deadline: January 20, 2014

New Investigator Research Grants is a jointly sponsored program of SickKids Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH). Grant recipients may obtain up to three years' support for research in biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population and public health sectors.

New Investigator Research Grants provide important early career development support to child health researchers. It is intended that New Investigator Research Grants will enhance the grant recipient's ability to compete with more senior investigators for research grants from other funders.

Eligibility Criteria for the New Investigator Research Grants

We are seeking to fund research carried out by new investigators across Canada who successfully lead, participate in, and translate outstanding child health research that will respond to children’s health challenges and needs.

The applicant must be a new investigator at the date of application; i.e., at the time of application deadline of January 20, 2014. For the purpose of this award, a new investigator is defined as an individual who:

  • - As a principal investigator has not been awarded combined Operating Grant funding of $500,000 or more Canadian dollars. An "Operating Grant" is defined as a grant that can be used to cover administrative or any other research-related costs (including salary of trainees or students) in order to carry out a research project. This does not include start up, equipment or infrastructure funds.
  • - Is within five years of their first academic appointment. Academic appointment is defined as an appointment which allows an individual to apply for research grants as an independent investigator.
  • - Has at least 50% of protected research time for the duration of the project.

Grant guidelines and the application package are available on the website: http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/grants/investorGrants.asp

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World Wildlife Fund: Community Water Fund

Application Deadline: January 27, 2014

The Community Water Fund is designed to help improve the health of freshwater ecosystems across Canada, including lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and surrounding riparian zones. The fund provides grants to registered charitable organizations working on critical projects that aim to conserve, protect, or restore freshwater and riparian habitats and the species living within them.

The WWF Community Water Fund, presented by Loblaw, invests in action-oriented projects that take specific steps towards ecosystem conservation and recovery, as well as research that collects baseline data and fills in research gaps, contributing to the overall ecological knowledge of a system. Projects that directly benefit species in an ecosystem and those that improve overall habitat conditions are supported.

For more information, please visit http://www.wwf.ca/conservation/freshwater/together__for_water/

 
FEBRUARY DEADLINES

2013 Multi-investigator Research Initiatives (MIRI) Sponsored Opportunity

Application Deadline: 4 pm EST on February 10, 2014

Brain Canada is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) competition. Supported in part by the Canada Brain Research Fund, the purpose of these MIRI grants is to accelerate novel and transformative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health. The ultimate goal is to reduce the social and economic burden of neurological and mental health problems by prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment.

This MIRI competition is part of Brain Canada's new Sponsored Opportunities stream which has been developed in response to feedback from the community. In this new funding stream, 50% of the grant amount recommended by the Selection Committee will be provided by funding partners to Brain Canada, to be matched from the CBRF. The new Sponsored Opportunities are intended to assist research organizations, agencies, institutions, and individual donors who wish to build capacity and develop research excellence in neuroscience and in specific geographic areas. Brain Canada will continue to offer Open Funding Opportunities and non-sponsored requests for applications will be announced in the future.

A brief description of some of the program details is given below:

  • - MIRI grants are for three years and usually provide up to $500,000/year for a total of $1.5 M.
  • - The research focus may be related to any area of neural function and dysfunction, including special senses, neurological and mental health, and may involve biomedical, clinical, health services or population health approaches. 
  • - Brain Canada requires 50% of the projects budget to be provided by one or multiple Sponsors, such as institutional benefactors and donors to charities, health charities and other such funders, research institutions and industry partners.

Click here for full competition details and timelines. 

Haifa Staiti
Manager, Research Programs
haifas@braincanada.ca
647-428-5279.

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Canadian Diabetes Association 2014 Research Competition

Application Deadline: 8:00 pm EST on February 3,2014

2014 Operating Grants

Competition deadline: February 3, 2014, 8 pm EST
(note: no registration is required for the 2014 competition)

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) invites Operating Grant applications for diabetes research. All applications are to be submitted online through ResearchNet. Please note, applications will be available in early December.

The 2014 Operating Grants Guide is available online: http://www.diabetes.ca/for-professionals/research/2014-competition/

2014 Personnel Awards

Competition deadline: February 3, 2014, 8 pm EST

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) invites Personnel Awards applications for Clinician Scientist, Scholar, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and Doctoral Student Research Awards. All applications are to be submitted online through ResearchNet. Please note, applications will be available in early December.

The 2014 Personnel Awards Guide is available online: http://www.diabetes.ca/for-professionals/research/2014-competition/

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Canadian Water Network

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm EST on February 10, 2014

CWN is soliciting proposals to examine the relative merits of methods and research approaches for integrating traditional and western knowledge to inform water management in First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities.

One team will ultimately be selected to conduct this one-year "knowledge integration" project, starting April 1, 2014.

The successful team will be asked to:

  • - identify past and ongoing water management-related research across all relevant disciplines that has attempted to include traditional knowledge, using CWN-funded research as a starting point and extending to research outside the CWN network.
  • - summarize methods and models used within the research reviewed to integrate traditional and western knowledge.
  • - examine and highlight the divergent perspectives and approaches within and between First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities that are important considerations for effective integration of traditional and western knowledge.
  • - present evidence demonstrating the strengths and weaknesses of each method and model studied for creating value for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities in response to water management challenges.
  • - provide recommendations for future research approaches integrating traditional and western knowledge to achieve maximum benefit for informing decision making within First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities.

For more information, please visit http://www.cwn-rce.ca/initiatives/research-calls/examining-the-integration-of-traditional-and-western-knowledge-in-water-management

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CIHR Institute Community Support Grants and Awards

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

CIHR is Canada's major federal funding agency for health research. Its objective is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system.

CIHR integrates research through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of 13 virtual Institutes. The Institutes are networks of researchers and stakeholders brought together to focus on important health problems, with each Institute dedicated to a specific area of focus, linking and supporting researchers pursuing common goals.

One of the mechanisms for the Institutes to achieve their mandates is the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program. The ICS Program is designed to foster community development by:

  • - Providing grants, awards or prizes in aid of research and knowledge translation activities where the circumstances fall outside of CIHR's current suite of funding programs.
  • - Supporting individuals and organizations whose goals are consistent with CIHR Institutes' vision, mandate and strategic directions.

Each Institute has tailored their ICS Program to meet their community's needs. Therefore please find the specific details and funds available for each Institute's ICS funding opportunities, which can be found here.

All ICS requests made by individuals or organizations must be sent in writing by courier and e-mail to the appropriate CIHR Institute. Contact information for each Institute can be found by clicking on the following link Contact the Institutes and selecting the appropriate Institute and scrolling down to the Mailing Address heading.

For more information, please visit https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=1824&view=currentOpps&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true#description1

For questions on CIHR funding guidelines, how to apply, and the peer review process contact:

Mélanie Brulé
Program Coordinator, Institute Affairs
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Telephone: 613-957-6139
Fax: 613-954-1800
melanie.brule@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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CIHR Operating Grant

Registration Deadline: February 3, 2014

Application Deadline: March 3, 2014

The CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) provides operating funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research including randomized controlled trials. The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:

  • - To contribute to the creation, dissemination and use of health-related knowledge, and to help develop and maintain Canadian health research capacity, by supporting original, high quality projects or teams/programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers, in all areas of health. 

The OOGP is further expected to:

  • - Support original, high quality projects or teams/programs of research
  • - Support individual researchers and groups of researchers
  • - Support research in all areas and disciplines with relevance to health
  • - Contribute to the creation and use of health-related knowledge
  • - Contribute to the dissemination, commercialization/knowledge translation, and use of health-related knowledge
  • - Develop and maintain Canadian health research capacity, including research training. 

Funding:

  • - The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $440M (i.e., $220M per competition) over the multi-year terms of the grants.
  • - It is anticipated that this will fund a minimum of 800 new grants per year (i.e., a minimum of 400 per competition).
  • - Within the overall OOGP budget, there will be a specific funding envelope of $25M, i.e., $12.5M per competition, over the multi-year terms of the grants for large grants. In each competition this is equivalent to approximately $2.5M per year for five-year grants. Large grants are defined as those within the top 2% of grant value within the competition and will therefore vary with each competition. Therefore individual grant applications requesting a total of $12.5M or more from CIHR will be withdrawn.
  • - Equipment will not be funded.

For instructions on registration, click here.
For instructions on application, click here.
For more information, click here.

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Environmental  Studies Research Funds: Request for Proposal

Application Deadline for Letters of Interest: February 21, 2014

The Environmental Studies Research Fund (ESRF) has launched a Call for Letters of Interest to identify research organizations to perform research related to the environmental and socioeconomic considerations of hydrocarbon exploration and production in Canada’s North and Atlantic Offshore.

Letters of Interest will be accepted until February 21st, 2014, and must fall under one of the four research priority areas identified for this Call for Letters of Interest:

Northern Research Priority Areas:

  1. Spill Preparedness and Response, Fate and Effects 
  2. Regional Effects Assessment and Management 

Southern Research Priority Areas:

  1. Seismic
  2. Oil and Gas Liquids Spill Fate and Effects 

The geographic areas, eligibility, and application guidelines are described in details in the LOI Guide: http://www.esrfunds.org/pdf/esrf-loi-guide-eng.pdf

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Insight Development Grant

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

Insight Development Grants proposals are expected to respond to the objectives put forward in the call for proposals for the Insight program.

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams.

Proposed projects may involve, but are not limited to, the following types of research activities:

  • - case studies
  • - pilot initiatives
  • - critical analyses of existing research

Value: $7,000 up to $75,000

For more information, please visit http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoir-eng.aspx#7

Contact information:
insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
613-996-6976

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Joyce Foundation: Environment Research Program

Application Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: February 24, 2014
Proposal: April 8, 2014

The Joyce Foundation will seek and support funding opportunities to protect and restore the Great Lakes by considering proposals at the local, state, regional, and national levels that address the following areas:

  • ">">">">">">">">- The introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in and around the Great Lakes Basin.
  • - Polluted, non-point source runoff from agricultural lands and cities. Watershed-based investments related to reducing non-point source pollution will continue to focus on the Greater Milwaukee River Watersheds and the Western Lake Erie Basin. The use of green infrastructure as a way to better manage storm water and reduce combined sewer overflows in urban areas.
  • - Funding of and support for Great Lakes restoration and protection policies. This includes implementation of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative related work. Support for state and regional work to defend and advance policies to protect and restore the Great Lakes with an emphasis on reducing polluted runoff from cities and farms, promoting the use of green infrastructure and making the case for maintained or increased state and federal investment in Great Lakes restoration.

Information on how to submit letters of inquiry and the full grant process can be found at: http://www.joycefdn.org/apply/

For more information, please visit http://www.joycefdn.org/programs/environment/

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Muskoka Summit on the Environment Graduate Research Grant

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

The Muskoka Summit on the Environment (MSE) is a biennial event that provides a forum for the public to explore and debate pressing environmental issues with leading thinkers in the field.

The purpose of the MSE Research Grant is to support graduate student environmental research within the Muskoka River Watershed, in the fields of environmental science, resource studies and/or policy.

Grad students may apply for this grant on-line at http://muskokasummit.org/mse-research-grant/

If you have any questions, please contact:

Judi Brouse
Director of Watershed Programs
16 Robert Boyer Lane
Box 416
Bracebridge, Ontario
P1L 1T7
Ph: 705-646-0111
cell: 705-394-5005
FX: 705-646-2207
jbrouse@muskokawatershed.org 
www.muskokawatershed.org

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North American Spine Society (NASS) Research Grants

Application Deadline for Letter of Intent:February 3, 2014
Invited Full Grant Applications: May 5, 2014
Traveling Fellowship Applications: May 5, 2014

NASS supports basic, clinical and translational science performed with integrity. The goal is to improve quality spine care for patients and understanding of underlying disorders. One way NASS achieves these goals is by funding grants and fellowships.

Funding programs available include:

  • - Research Grants
  • - Young Investigator Grants
  • - Nontraditional Nonsurgical Treatment Grants
  • - Clinical Traveling Fellowships
  • - Research Traveling Fellowships

For more information, please visit http://www.spine.org/Documents/2014_Research_Funding_App.pdf

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Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence

Application Deadline for Notice of Intent: February 12, 2014
Complete Application Package: July 15, 2014

The Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence (ORF-RE) provides research institutions with funding to help support the operational costs of large-scale transformative research of strategic value to the province. ORF-RE provides up to 1/3 of the total value of a project with the remaining 2/3 from a combination of private sector and institutional contributions. Generally, the minimum support provided by the ORF-RE to a project is $1 million and the maximum support provided is $4 million.

ORF-RE Round 7 is a general funding round. While Round 7 is open to all disciplines, the Ministry particularly encourages applications in three focus areas:

  • - Bio-economy and clean technologies 
  •  - Advanced health technologies
  •  - Digital media and information & communications technologies

The ORF-RE focuses on scientific excellence and strong benefits to Ontarians. Applications are reviewed against the following criteria:

  • - Research Excellence: Scientific merit, quality of research, and expertise of research team
  •  - Research Impact: Anticipated value to Ontarians in commercialization, economic benefits, and societal benefits
  •  - Research Translation: Strategy for achieving Research Impact
  •  - Project Management and Governance: Management of the project, including governance structure, sustainability, budget, and milestones

The application process involves 4 steps:

  1. Notify your research office that you plan to apply
  2. Your research office submits a Notice of Intent to apply (a document that lets the government know you plan to apply for an award)
  3. Prepare the documents for your application package according to program guidelines and application instructions
  4. Your research office submits the complete application package to the Ministry of Research and Innovation

For more information, please visit http://www.ontario.ca/business-and-economy/ontario-research-fund-research-excellence

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Partnership Grants Letter of Intent

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

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 resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.

SSHRC invites applicants and their partners who wish to propose formal disciplinary, interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, international and/or cross-sector partnership arrangements to apply for support through this funding opportunity. Funds are available to support a variety of formal partnership initiatives in all of the disciplines and themes eligible for funding at SSHRC.

Value:

Stage 1: Letter of Intent Up to $20,000
Stage 2: Formal Application (by invitation)

Maximum $500,000 per year, up to $2.5 million in total

For more information, please visit http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_grants_loi-subventions_partenariat_li-eng.aspx

Contact information:
partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
613-943-1007

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SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Application Forms Now Online

Application Deadline: 8:00 pm EST on February 3, 2014

SSHRC has just announced that the Insight Development Grants (IDG) form is ready on the Research Portal. Applicants can begin working on their applications for the 2014 IDG competition. If interested applicants have not started their SSHRC Common C.V. (SSHRC CCV), they should start soon; these can be quite time-consuming.

Following feedback received from applicants and university Research Offices, SSHRC has made some significant improvements to the SSHRC CCV and the IDG application form in the Research Portal.

Some of the more visible changes include the following:

In the SSHRC CCV:

In the IDG Application form:

  • - Applicants, co-applicants, and collaborators now attach their CCVs to an application by using a confirmation number;
  • - Emerging scholars are limited to choosing one of the eligibility criteria, and the form will verify their eligibility status by asking for specific dates (e.g. date of PhD);
  • - The instructions for the "Timelines" attachment have been improved, providing more guidance to applicants. Applicants are encouraged to use charts and graphs when providing the timelines of their research projects.

It would be useful to review the SSHRC website for recent updates to the IDG description. SSHRC will be holding three webinars on the IDG on December 5 (English and French) and 6 (English). Information on how to connect will be sent later.

We encourage applicants to complete their SSHRC CCV as soon as possible. Applicants should expect that creating a SSHRC CCV for the first time will require a significant time investment.

If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Knechtel (x 4747 or rknechtel@wlu.ca). In addition, you can contact the numbers below.

For technical questions please contact:

Helpdesk
613-995-4273
webgrant@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

For Programs-related questions please contact:

Research Portfolio
613-996-6976
insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

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The Foundation for Alcohol Research/ ABMFR

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Depending on the nature of the proposed research, applications submitted to the Foundation are reviewed by the Medical Advisory Council or the Behavioral and Social Advisory Council. Both Councils meet yearly in the spring.

Grants are awarded for either one or two years for a maximum of $75,000 for each of the years.

The Foundation accepts applications for grants to conduct research on the effects of alcohol consumption on health and behavior.The following areas are of greater interest:

  • - Studies on how particular patterns of consumption (quantity of alcohol consumed, types of alcoholic beverages consumed, frequency of consumption and context) are related to health and behavioral outcomes.
  • - Interdisciplinary, bio-informatics, and other approaches to elucidate genetic and environmental factors that influence the patterns of consumption of alcoholic beverages and related consequences.

The Foundation encourages basic and clinical research, including epidemiology. Examples of research topics include factors influencing underage drinking, mechanisms of alcohol-related organ injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and effects of alcohol on general health.

Information on the online application can be found here: http://www.abmrf.org/appyling_grant

ABMRF is a private foundation that fosters and communicates research to understand the effects of alcohol on health and behavior.

For more information from the agency:
ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research
1122 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 407
Baltimore, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410.821.7066
Fax: 410.821.7065
grantinfo@abmrf.org

 
MARCH DEADLINES

Banting Discovery Award Grants

Application Deadline: 5 pm EST on March 17, 2014

Note:
Since each department can only put forth one application, please notify Charity Parr-Vasquez, Research Facilitator (Natural Sciences), cparrvasquez@wlu.ca or extension 4662, by February 15 if you plan to apply.

The Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award grants up to $25,000 to outstanding new investigators in all areas of medical research who are within the first three years of their independent appointment at a university or research institute in Canada. The intent is to provide seed funding so that applicants are able to gather pilot data to enhance their competitiveness for other sources of funding.

For information and application guidelines: http://www.utoronto.ca/bantresf/Application/application_procedure.html

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CWN's Integrated Risk Management Framework for Municipal Water

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm EST on March 12, 2014

The Canadian Water Network’s (CWN) Canadian Municipal Water Consortium (CMWC) is initiating research to support the development of a framework that allows for a better approach for identifying and understanding the full range of risks involved in the integrated management of municipal water issues.

CWN is currently soliciting full proposals from national, university-based teams to conduct the initial phase (Phase 1) of a comprehensive initiative to develop an integrated risk management framework for municipal water issues.

Phase 1 of this initiative (the subject of this current call for proposals) will involve an 11-month study to establish the full breadth of risk drivers that will need to be addressed and the existing risk-management cultures and approaches informing key decisions that would need to be considered with respect to effective management of municipal water systems. This Phase 1 work will provide a clearer understanding of the scope of risks to be managed and establish the critical basis for designing an effective integrated risk management framework by:

  1. Identifying the full range of key drivers and associated risks related to elements of municipal water management that would require consideration in an integrated risk approach
  2. Assessing the various risk-management practices (approaches, techniques and tools) currently being applied to different aspects of municipal water management
  3. Highlighting practices with the strongest potential to allow for a more integrated consideration of the relative significance and interrelationship of these various risks in order to support more holistic approaches to municipal water management

For more information, please visit: http://www.cwn-rce.ca/initiatives/research-calls/integrated-risk-management-framework-for-municipal-water/

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Dobbin Scholarships

Application Deadline: 5 PM on Friday, March 21, 2014

Since 1993 ICUF has awarded Dobbin Scholarships to both Irish and Canadian scholars and academics whose research contributes to the rich academic and cultural links between Canada and Ireland.

The awards are named after Craig Dobbin, whose initial most generous donation in 1993 led to the foundation of the Ireland Canada University Foundation.

Dobbin scholarships support short research trips of two to four weeks, and are awarded to scholars and academics resident in Canada and Ireland, whose research contributes to the rich academic and cultural links between both countries.

Application information: http://www.icuf.ie/dobbin-scholarship/apply/

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Fullbright NEXUS Program: Climate Change and Adaptation

Application Due Date: March 17, 2014

Faculty involved in the themes listed below are encouraged to apply:

  • - Renewable Energy, including Micro-Grid Innovations
  • - Social and Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change
  • - Measuring Climate Change and its Impact (Metrics and Standards);
  • - Climate Change and Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change and Food and Water Security 

This two-year collaborative research program on Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies. Successful applicants will collaborate with lead scholars, Dr. Daniel M Kammen and Dr.Sergio Pacca, as well as 20 of the best and brightest in North America with similar goals and interests.

Potential applicants can reach out to Brad Hector (bhector@fulbright.ca), program officer for scholars, with any questions they may have.

Core Facts about the awards:

  • - Program activities commence June 2014 and conclude May 2016
  • - All grantees are expected to attend three seminar group meetings, complete a research visit for two to three months, and maintain ongoing virtual communication with fellow grantees and lead scholars. The research visit must be completed prior to March 2016
  • - The three seminars are scheduled for: August 2014 First Group Meeting and Orientation (Brazil), June 2015 Mid-year Group Meeting (TBD), May 2016 - Final Group Meeting (Washington, DC) 

Eligibility:

  • - Candidates must be Canadian citizens
  • - Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible
  • - Be proficient in English. 

For more information, please visit http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars/nexus-program.html

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Human Frontier Science Program

Registration Deadline (via website): March 20, 2014
Letter of Intent Deadline: March 27, 2014

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. In the past decade biological research has become increasingly quantitative rather than descriptive. The participation of scientists from disciplines outside the traditional life sciences such as biophysics, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, nanoscience or physics has contributed to this change and will continue to do so. Such collaborations have opened up new approaches for understanding the complex structures and regulatory networks that characterize living organisms, their evolution and interactions.

Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories.

Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientists preferably from different disciplines (e.g. from chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering) to focus on problems in the life sciences.

The research teams must be international. The principal applicant must be from one of the eligible countries. However, other participating scientists and laboratories may be situated anywhere in the world.

Applicants must submit a letter of intent to apply for a research grant via the HFSP web site with a deadline at the end of March, and after review, selected teams will be invited to submit a full application.

Two types of Research Grant are available: Young Investigators' Grants and Program Grants

Guidelines for applicants, award year 2015 - http://www.hfsp.org/sites/www.hfsp.org/files/webfm/Grants/LI%20Guidelines.pdf

For more information, please visit http://www.hfsp.org/funding/research-grants

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IDRC Canadian Partnerships: Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge Sharing

Application Deadline: 3:59 PM (EDT) on March 18, 2014

International Development Research Center's Canadian Partnerships invites organizations incorporated and headquartered in Canada to submit applications for its 2014-2015 Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge Sharing.

Who can apply

Local, regional, national, and international organizations incorporated and headquartered in Canada that produce or share knowledge for development. Individuals are not eligible. Organizations applying must have one Canadian partner organization and may have others from Canada and/or from one or more developing countries.

What do the grants fund?

  1. Research projects up to $60,000 or
  2. events and small dissemination activities and products up to $15,000 

Other important things to note

  • - Research projects must have at least 180 days between the call deadline date and the project start date. 
  • - Events and small dissemination activities must have at least 140 days between the call deadline date and the event or dissemination activity. 
  • - Grant duration can be anywhere up to 30 months. 
  • - Applicants will be asked to provide an explanation of the potential impact of activities within Canada, as well as in a developing country.

To apply

For more information and for a list of frequently asked questions, read the call document: http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Documents/Small_Grants_Call11_Document.pdf

Complete the eligibility and application forms online: https://idrc-crdi-cpgrant-subventionpc.myreviewroom.com

Contact:

cpgrant@idrc.ca

Note: In 2014, there will be two calls for this small grants program, one in February and the second in August. Each call will be open for approximately six weeks. Deadlines and other information for each call will be posted online on the IDRC Competitions page.

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NSERC - Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE)

Application Deadline Dates:
Notify Laurier Office of Research Services of your interest in applying: March 28, 2014
Letter of Intent (to NSERC): May 1, 2014

Laurier has been given a quota of two (2) applications, and to ensure that we do not exceed this quota we must identify groups who would like to submit a Letter of Intent.

If more than 2 groups wish to submit a LOI, we will establish an internal competition. To facilitate this, we kindly request that groups intending to apply to this competition notify Charity Parr-Vasquez (cparrvasquez@wlu.ca) no later than March 28, 2014.

The CREATE Program is designed to improve the mentoring and training environment for the Canadian researchers of tomorrow by improving areas such as communication, collaboration and professional skills, as well as providing experience relevant to both academic and non-academic research environments. The program promotes and furthers the development of new researchers within the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) disciplines, or at the interdisciplinary frontier between NSE and the areas covered under the umbrella of the two other federal granting agencies; the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

For More Information, please visit: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/professors-professeurs/grants-subs/create-foncer_eng.asp

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Twitter Data Grants

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014.

Through a pilot project called "Twitter Data Grants", Twitter will grant a handful of research institutions access to public and historical data.

If you’d like to participate, submit a proposal here no later than March 15th. For this initial pilot, Twitter will select a small number of proposals to receive free datasets. In addition to the data, they will also be offering opportunities for the selected institutions to collaborate with Twitter engineers and researchers.

Twitter encourages those at research institutions using Twitter data to send in your best proposals.

To get updates and stay in touch with the program:
visit research.twitter.com,
make sure to follow @TwitterEng
email data-grants@twitter.com with questions or,
visit https://blog.twitter.com/2014/introducing-twitter-data-grants.

 
APRIL DEADLINES

Brain Canada: 2013 Platform Support Grants

Application Deadline: April 11, 2014

Brain Canada is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Platform Support Grants (PSGs) competition. Supported in part by the Canada Brain Research Fund (CBRF), the purpose of this new grants program is to support major research platforms that provide national or regional technical capability to multiple neuroscience investigators.

The PSG program is part of Brain Canada's new Sponsored Opportunities stream which has been developed in response to feedback from the community. In this new funding stream, 50% of the grant amount recommended by the International Selection Committee will be provided by funding partners to Brain Canada, to be matched from the CBRF. The new Sponsored Opportunities are intended to assist research organizations, agencies, institutions, and individual donors who wish to build capacity and develop research excellence in neuroscience and in specific geographic areas. Brain Canada will continue to offer Open Funding Opportunities and non-sponsored requests for applications will be announced in the future.

A brief description of some of the program details is given below:

  • - PSGs support, for up to three years, major research platforms that provide enhanced  technical and research capability to multiple investigators working in the brain sciences.
  • - Maximum annual grant amounts (including matching funds) are:
  • - Local: serving a single institution or city, $100,000
  • - Regional: serving a province or several contiguous provinces, $300,000 
  • - National: serving investigators in every region, $1,000,000
  • -Eligible funding partners (Sponsors) include individual donors,charitable organizations, provincial government agencies and ministries,for-profit enterprises, research institutions, hospitals and health-care organizations.
  • - Matching contributions must be paid, in cash, to Brain Canada to trigger the CBRF match (in-kind contributions are not eligible).

Click here for full competition details and timelines.

For more information, please contact:
Haifa Staiti,
Manager, Research Programs
haifas@braincanada.ca
647-428-5279.

 
MAY DEADLINES

Early Researcher Award

Departmental Notice of Intent: Friday May 30, 2014
Application Deadline: August 11, 2014

The Early Researcher Awards program gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research centres and You can use the money to build a research team

Eligibility

  • - are a full-time faculty member or principal investigator at an eligible research institution
  • - started your academic research career no more than 5 years ago (as of July 1, 2013)
  • - completed your first PhD, DVM or MD no more than 10 years ago (as of July 1, 2013)
  • - have not already held an Early Researcher Award
  • - are not a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

Funding

Maximum funding: $100,000

Successful applicants

Your research centre needs to provide an additional $50,000.
The government will provide up to $40,000 to your research centre for indirect costs.

How to apply

  1. Notify your research centre that you plan to apply
  2. Your research centre submits a Notice of Intent to apply
  3. Gather the documents for your application package
  4. Your research centre submits the complete application package to the Ministry of Research and Innovation

View the Program Guidelines for detailed application instructions.

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Food Safety Research Program

Application Deadline: 4:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 29, 2014 

The Food Safety Research Program is an open, competitive research fund with the mandate to support food safety research in three broad areas:

  • - Development / validation of testing methods for pathogen and chemical detection in food and water
  • - Data to support risk assessments / risk assessments, including the identification of emerging hazards and contaminants
  • - Risk management and control in food safety

Research Priorities

Proposals are being solicited that will generate new knowledge and/or technologies in the following areas:

  • - Analysis of food safety economics
  • - Threat identification and prioritization
  • - Detection and surveillance
  • - Pathway analysis
  • - Prevention and control of disease

For the 2014 call, we have identified a number of research needs, such as:

  • - Development and validation of food safety interventions for small and medium scale operators
  • - Validation of manufacturing processes related to various ready to eat food products such as dried/dehydrates meats
  • - Identification and prevention of food safety risks associated with fish processing activities
  • - Interventions to reduce risks of environmental impacts on food safety (e.g. climate change)

Application Process

Interested applicants must apply to the call through a Letter of Intent (LOI) by the submission deadline of Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm EST. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Who May Apply

We invite applicants from universities, research institutes, industry, government agencies and partnership networks with demonstrated capacity to perform quality research to submit a Letter of Intent. Applicants outside the province of Ontario are eligible but must clearly indicate how their proposed research will benefit Ontario's food safety system.

How to Apply

Researchers apply using the Research Management System (RMS), OMAF and MRA's on-line system for managing and administering Ministry-funded research programs. If you have previously applied to a research program through the RMS, log in to your Researcher Workbench to access the Call documents and application form.

If you have not previously applied to a Ministry-funded research program through the RMS, you will need to register to create a user file before you can apply:

Click here if you are an applicant with a Research Office or other approval Authority (such as applicants from colleges, universities, hospitals, government)

More information about the 2014 Food Safety Research Call can be accessed from the program's homepage.

Information Session

An information session to provide an overview of the 2014 Food Safety Research Program will be hosted on May 7, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Conference Centre (Room 3) at 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario. Interested applicants may attend in-person or via Webex. To register for the information session, please contact Stacy Favrin, Senior Research Advisor (519-826-5178).

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NSERC - Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE)

Application Deadline Dates:
Notify Laurier Office of Research Services of your interest in applying: March 28, 2014
Letter of Intent (to NSERC): May 1, 2014

Laurier has been given a quota of two (2) applications, and to ensure that we do not exceed this quota we must identify groups who would like to submit a Letter of Intent.

If more than 2 groups wish to submit a LOI, we will establish an internal competition. To facilitate this, we kindly request that groups intending to apply to this competition notify Charity Parr-Vasquez (cparrvasquez@wlu.ca) no later than March 28, 2014.

The CREATE Program is designed to improve the mentoring and training environment for the Canadian researchers of tomorrow by improving areas such as communication, collaboration and professional skills, as well as providing experience relevant to both academic and non-academic research environments. The program promotes and furthers the development of new researchers within the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) disciplines, or at the interdisciplinary frontier between NSE and the areas covered under the umbrella of the two other federal granting agencies; the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

For More Information, please visit: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/professors-professeurs/grants-subs/create-foncer_eng.asp

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Transformational Research Program in Neurodegenarative Diseases of Aging

Application Deadline: 2 PM (EDT) on Friday, May 2, 2014

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Transformational Research program in neurodegenerative diseases of aging this March.

Goal:
To provide funding to high potential, translational research that will have transformational impact in neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Funding:
Up to $1,500,000 per project over 3 years, up to a maximum of $3.5 million in total for all projects.

Eligibility:
Preclinical development of a therapeutic or development of tools that help accelerate development of therapeutics. Researchers must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent (as the Principal Applicant).

Collaborators must be at the post-doctoral level or above.

The application requires a Letter of Intent due by Friday, May 2nd 2014, 2 p.m. EDT through the Foundation's online grant management system at https://weston.smartsimple.ca/welcome/neuroscience.

Applicants with high potential projects will be invited to submit a proposal in June.

Further details on this program can be found at http://www.westonfoundation.org/Pages/neurotransform2014.aspx.

The Foundation welcomes inquiries about these requests for applications at neuro@weston.ca or 416-935-4056.


 
JUNE DEADLINES

Aid to Scholarly Journals

Application Deadline Date: June 1, 2014

The objective of this funding opportunity is to increase access to, and readership for, original research results in the social sciences and humanities through Canadian scholarly journals.

Through the Aid to Scholarly Journals funding opportunity, SSHRC will contribute to the broad dissemination and impact of original research results in social science and humanities scholarship through Canadian scholarly journals. The funding opportunity will also assist journals as they seek to take advantage of advances in communication technologies. Funds will be awarded to help defray the costs of publishing scholarly articles, to assist with distribution costs, and to support journal organizations in their transitions to digital media.

Value:

Grants are tenable for three years. The maximum value of a grant is $30,000 per annum.

For more information, please visit http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/scholarly_journals-revues_savantes-eng.aspx

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Parents Reaching Out Grants

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/regional.html

Application Deadline Date:
Interim Reports: February 28, 2014
Finishing Project: June 30, 2014
Final Report: August 31, 2014

Funding: Maximum of $30,000

Description: Regional/provincial grants are available to parent organizations, school boards, non-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions working partnership with parents.

 
JULY DEADLINES

Belmount Forum: Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

Backgroud

The Belmont Forum is a group of the world’s major and merging funders of global environmental change research and international science councils. It aims to accelerate delivery of the environmental research needed to remove critical barriers to sustainability by aligning and mobilizing international resources.

Opportunity

Through this Call, the Belmont Forum seeks to bring together integrated teams of natural scientists, social scientists, and stakeholders to develop projects that utilize existing Arctic observing systems, datasets and models to evaluate key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region across one or more of four possible themes:

  1. The natural and living environment – focusing on in-depth understanding of the nonlinear physical and biological interactions within the Arctic.
  2. The built environment and infrastructures – including but not limited to housing and transportation structures, energy, and communications technologies, climate-resilient materials, and sustainable observing designs.
  3. Natural resource management and development – comprising drivers and impacts both in natural and human systems, within the Arctic and interaction with the rest of the world, including food and water security.
  4. Governance – addressing the interactions between actors and organizations that govern the future of the Arctic, from local and tribal to international scale, and their impacts on the natural environment.

Eligibility

  • - All calls require eligible participants from three or more countries (please see participation requirements and national annex documents for more details).
  • - All proposals must integrate across the natural sciences and social sciences and should include an interdisciplinary, multinational approach, demonstrate strong relevance for user needs, and examine a variety of coupled interactions and feedbacks among relevant systems.
  • - Proposals should also include end-users, policy-makers or other relevant stakeholders and should include science products, which are directly applicable, available and usable to relevant stakeholders. Engagement of community participants or other stakeholders in the planning, design, and completion of the research is necessary.

Funding Available

  • Maximum amount: $50k/year
  • Project duration: 3 years

For more information, please visit http://igfagcr.org/cra-2014-arctic-observing-and-research-sustainability#intro.

 
AUGUST DEADLINES

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs at the Balsillie School of International Affairs

Application Deadline: August 1, 2014

Positions:

This is an ideal opportunity for faculty members to identify American colleagues that can come to Waterloo, ON and collaborate on research projects, and share ideas and perspectives.

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs are pre-arranged affiliations to host exceptional scholars who conduct research important to that university.

Partner universities welcome the Fulbright Visiting Chairs into campus life and encourage them to engage with students and faculty, and the broader community. Chairs can guest lecture at university courses, mentor students, lecture in public venues, network, and promote their research,while representing the Fulbright program, and their home and host institutions.

Core Facts about the awards

  • - The competition for American scholars is now open, and closes August 1, 2014.Grants are 4 months. (September 2015 or January 2016)

Eligibility

  • - Candidates must be American citizen
  • - Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate
  • - Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible
  • - Be proficient in English.

Applicants are not eligible if they

  • - Hold permanent residency status in Canada, reside in Canada
  • - Have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six year period immediately preceding the date of application.

Fulbright Canada at a glance

With more than 300,000 Fulbright alumni in more than 150 countries, the Fulbright program is the gold standard in academic exchange and a leader in public diplomacy

The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange

The mandate of Fulbright Canada is to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing support to outstanding individuals. These individuals conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the other country. In doing so, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity, and assist in the shaping of future leaders.

Details and Inquiries

Visit http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/apply-now/

Scholar Inquiries:
Brad Hector
Program Officer for Scholars
bhector@fulbright.ca

Media Inquiries:
Kaitlyn Innes
Program Officer for recruitment and outreach
kinnes@fulbright.ca

 
SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

SEPTEMBER GRANT DEADLINES:

 

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