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July 31, 2015
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Current Funding Opportunities



To receive notification of upcoming opportunities, please join the VPR-listserv.

External Grant Application Assistance Available

Assistance with grant proposal concepts, budgets, and the writing and revision of grant applications and knowledge mobilization plans is available through the Office of Research Services.  2015 deadlines are listed here. Consult your research facilitator for more details.


SSHRC Insight Grant

Notice of Intent to Apply form


Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF)

The Government of Canada recently launched the CFREF. The inaugural competition will see Canadian post-secondary institutions vying for research funding over seven years.

Grants will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit, strategic relevance to Canada (including the potential for the research area to create long-term economic advantages for Canada), and quality of implementation plan. Submissions will be reviewed by independent panels of international scientific experts as well as an arms-length selection board composed of leaders from the academic, public and private sectors. All CFREF awards are for up to seven years. There is no prescribed size for CFREF awards.

Each institution will be allowed to submit one proposal per competition. To fill Laurier’s quota Faculty Deans and the Vice-President: Research will solicit Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from faculty members.  EOIs will be adjudicated internally and the top ranked proposals will be invited for further development according to CFREF guidelines.

Deans’ open call/VPR Invited Expression of Interest Form:

Instructions Application Form

Timelines

Inaugural competition 1

($350 million to be awarded)

Inaugural competition 2

($950 million to be awarded)

Release of application forms

December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014

Deans’ open call/VPR invited Expressions of Interest deadline

VPR invite only for inaugural competition 1

February 15, 2015

Institutional applicant announced

VPR invite only for inaugural completion 1

March 1, 2015

Notice of intent deadline to CFREF

February 2, 2015

August 31, 2015

Application deadline to CFREF

March 2, 2015

October 30, 2015

Results announced

July 2015

Spring 2016

Selection Committee

  • Vice-President: Research
  • Associate Vice-President: Research
  • Director, ORS or delegate
  • Deans from faculties submitting expressions of interest

Government of Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Priority Research Areas

** Only initiatives aligned with the Government’s priority areas will be funded **

Research Priorities

Focus Areas

Environment and Agriculture

· Water: Health, Energy, Security

· Biotechnology

· Aquaculture

· Sustainable methods of accessing energy and mineral resources from unconventional sources

· Food and food systems

· Climate change research and technology

· Disaster mitigation

Health and Life Sciences

· Neuroscience and mental health

· Regenerative medicine

· Health in an aging population

· Biomedical engineering and medical technologies

Natural Resources and Energy

· Arctic: Responsible development and monitoring

· Bioenergy, fuel cells and nuclear energy

· Bio-products

· Pipeline safety

Information and Communications Technologies

· New media, animation and games

· Communications networks and services

· Cybersecurity

· Advanced data management and analysis

· Machine-to-machine systems

· Quantum computing

Advanced Manufacturing

· Automation (including robotics)

· Lightweight materials and technologies

· Additive manufacturing

· Quantum materials

· Nanotechnology

· Aerospace

· Automotive


CFREF Selection Criteria

1. Scientific merit and demonstrated capacity to lead on an international scale:

· originality and positioning of the proposed research with respect to existing national and international capacity;

· potential for the proposed research to provide breakthrough impact on a global scale;

· level of excellence of the existing research underpinning the proposed initiative;

· the institution’s faculty research strength in the proposed field(s);

· potential for the institution to demonstrate global research leadership in the proposed field(s);

· quality of the institution’s relevant research facilities, as well as of the opportunities and environments for research training.

2. Strategic relevance to Canada:

· potential for the proposed research to create long-term economic advantages for Canada;

· alignment of the proposed initiative with the Government of Canada’s science, technology and innovation priority research areas (note that only initiatives aligned with the Government’s priority research areas will be funded);

· ability of the proposed initiative to leverage additional resources and promote knowledge mobilization through partnerships with:

o the private sector;

o international research institutions; and/or

o public sector, academic and philanthropic organizations, both in Canada and abroad; and

· potential for the research results to foster innovation (e.g., to create or build upon commercial endeavours, advance public policy or otherwise mobilize research discoveries).

3. Quality of implementation plan:

· the institution’s vision and willingness to commit internal resources towards supporting the proposed initiative;

· demonstrated strength of the institution’s research culture and standards;

· quality of the implementation and risk management plans; and

· suitability of the institution’s performance measurement plan as a basis for reporting, progress-monitoring and midterm review.

Useful Links

CFREF FAQ 

CFREF: http://www.cfref-apogee.gc.ca/program-programme/apply-demande-eng.aspx

Seizing Canada’s moment: Moving forward in science, technology, and innovation 2014

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_07472.html

Questions?

Consult your research facilitator.

OPEN DEADLINES AND GRANT SCHEDULES

SSHRC Connection Grants 

Application deadlines:  February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1 

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. SSHRC will not fund the full cost of any connection event or outreach activity. Additional support in the form of cash and/or in-kind contributions (excluding registration fees), equivalent to a minimum of 50 per cent of the amount requested from SSHRC, must come from sponsoring organizations. 

For more information visit: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/connection_grants-subventions_connexion-eng.aspx#4

Contact your knowledge mobilization officer to apply.  

 
OCTOBER DEADLINES

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline:  September

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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SSHRC Insight Grants Full Application

Application Deadline: October 15


 
NOVEMBER DEADLINES

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Application Deadline: November 30

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

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. 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 your facilitator if you have any questions or concerns.


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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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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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JANUARY DEADLINES

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

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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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FEBRUARY DEADLINES


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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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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SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

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

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, click here

Link to Insight Development Grants (IDG) application form.

Link to SSHRC Common C.V. (Instructions). *This is time consuming, please start early. 

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:

  • The CCV will only allow research contributions from the last six years. Committee members will be advised to take special circumstances into account;
  • The number of fields has been reduced, and extraneous fields have been removed;
  • CCV instructions have been improved and can be found on the SSHRC website.
  • An improved FAQ has been posted to assist with the forms.

In the IDG Application form:

  • Applicants, co-applicants, and collaborators 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. Applicants are encouraged to use charts and graphs when providing the timelines of their research projects.

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

For technical questions please contact:

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

Contact your facilitator to apply. 

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SSHRC Partnership Grants Letter of Intent

Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

More information

 
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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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


 
APRIL DEADLINES

Brain Canada: 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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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


 
JUNE DEADLINES

Aid to Scholarly Journals

Application Deadline Date: June  

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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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

SSHRC Insight Grants

August 15 - Notification of Intent (NOI) 

 
SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

SEPTEMBER GRANT DEADLINES: