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RESEARCH OFFICE

Faculty Funding Prospects

GEORGE MARTIN HALL, SUITE 201

Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Asst. VP Research Dr. Michael Dawson, SRC - Internal Grants Danielle Connell, Administrative Assistant

December 2009: Issue 1

For more information regarding internal funding or external funding please see the Funding & Support section of the Research website. This is a new initiative of the research office, designed to profile faculty funding opportunities as they arise. Please indicate to us via Sabastian Glass sglass@stu.ca as to whether or not this is helpful, and what you’d like to see it contain. Thanks to Sabastian for pulling it together. Gayle MacD.

Faculty Funding Prospects: Issue 1 (December) 1.

Engage Grants Program

The Engage Grants Program will support the creation of a new university-industry partnership to undertake a fully funded, short-term research project that addresses a company-specific problem. It awards up to $25,000 over a maximum of six months to cover direct project costs. Application Deadline: Proposals can be submitted to the STU Research Office at any time. They must be received by ORS for review 2 weeks prior to submission to NSERC. Funding: $25,000 maximum. Website: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/Engage-Engagement_eng.asp

2.

Interaction Grants Program

The Interaction Grants program will help establish new contacts between companies and NSERC-eligible researchers to identify a company-specific problem that could be solved through a subsequent R&D partnership. Up to $5,000 over three months covers such expenses as travel and meetings needed to set up the partnership. Application Deadline: Proposals can be submitted to the STU Research Office at any time. They must be received by ORS for review 2 weeks prior to submission to NSERC. Funding: $5,000 maximum. Website: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/Interaction-Interaction_eng.asp

3.

Sixth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability University of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador 5-7 January 2010

The International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability aims to develop a holistic view of sustainability, in which environmental, cultural and economic issues are inseparably interlinked. It works in a multidisciplinary way, across diverse fields and taking varied perspectives in order to address the fundamentals of sustainability. In addition to Plenary Presentations, the Conference includes Parallel Presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters submit their written papers for publication in the refereed International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. If you are unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual


registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in the Journal. The deadline for the final round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 15 December 2010. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the Conference website. Website: http://www.SustainabilityConference.com

4.

CIHR Operating Grant: Health Systems Research on H1N1 (Health systems, ethics and knowledge translation research on the implications of H1N1)

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the prompt initiation of research focused on public health and health care system interventions to H1N1 and to study the differential effects of these responses on vulnerable populations. This funding opportunity is also intended to encourage research on the potential ethical, legal and social implications of public health and other health care system interventions directed at the H1N1 outbreak. The effectiveness of knowledge translation approaches used to inform public health and health care system responses to the H1N1 outbreak is also of interest. Close collaboration between decision-makers and researchers from a variety of disciplines is strongly encouraged. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS A SHORTENED TIMELINE. Registration Deadline: January 5, 2010 directly to funding agency. Application Deadline: January 4, 2010 to ORS for review; Funding: Up to $100,000 for a single year. Website: http://www.researchnetrecherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=886&&view=currentOpps&org= CIHR&type=AND&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true

5.

The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) is accepting applications for the Research Assistantship Initiative (RAI)

This program is a joint initiative between the New Brunswick Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour and the NBIF. All academic and research organizations in New Brunswick can apply for funding under the RAI. While all disciplines are considered, emphasis is placed on applications that relate to one of the Foundation's strategic industries or for the purpose of education and training. Research programs that demonstrate value-added relationships with the private sector are encouraged. Funding: RAI contributions can be used to top up other funding sources and can be allocated to one or more students. Graduate student: $10,000 per year for a maximum of two years; undergraduate student: $5,000 for one year only. Deadline: January 15, 2010 (submit to ORS for review) Website: http://www.nbif.ca/eng/research/rai

6.

Built Environment: Population Health Intervention Research


The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is pleased to launch Built Environment: Population Health Intervention Research in partnership with the CIHR Institutes of Circulatory and Respiratory Health; Human Development, Child and Youth Health; Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis; Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes; and Population and Public Health. This strategic initiative aims to support multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral research that address the link between the built environment and health and focus on solutions at the population level. LOI Deadline: February 15, 2010 to ORS for review; Full Application Deadline (by invitation): June 9, 2010 to ORS for review; Funding: Up to $5,000 available as a development grant upon demonstrated need. Maximum grant is $200,000/year for three years, including equipment. Website: http://www.hsf.ca/research/en/strategic-funding-opportunities/be-intervn.html

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Monitoring and Optimizing CPR 2010

Monitoring and Optimizing CPR 2010 aims to support research in the area of monitoring (assessing/evaluating) and optimizing the technical aspects or technique of CPR, which will ultimately result in enhanced quality CPR and improved outcomes in both adult and paediatric populations. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is proud to partner with the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health to support this strategic initiative. LOI Deadline: February 15, 2010 to ORS for review; Full Application Deadline (by invitation): June 9, 2010 to ORS for review; Funding: Maximum grant is $200,000 / year for three years, including equipment, staff and travel. Website: http://www.hsf.ca/research/en/strategic-funding-opportunities/monoptcpr-2010.html

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Resuscitation and Knowledge Transfer and Exchange 2010: Community and Health Care Providers

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the CIHR Institute of Circulatory are pleased to announce the launch of Resuscitation and Knowledge Transfer 2010: Community and Health Care Providers. The goal of this initiative is to fund research that explores how present and proposed policies, strategies, tools, training approaches, legislation or guidelines relating to knowledge transfer of resuscitation science influence the uptake of knowledge by lay-rescuers and/or first responders. The results of the research should lead to the development of new or improved knowledge transfer policies, mechanisms, and/or tools that will help improve survival outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest and ultimately, reduce disability and death among Canadians. LOI Deadline: February 15, 2010 to ORS for review Full Application Deadline (by invitation): June 9, 2010 to ORS for review Funding: Maximum grant is $100,000 / year for two years, including equipment, staff and travel. Website: http://www.hsf.ca/research/en/strategic-funding-opportunities/resusc-kt-2010.html.


9.

Invitation: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowships

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) provides opportunities in universities or other research institutions in Japan for senior scientists/university professors to participate in cooperative activities with researchers. NSERC cooperates with the JSPS by receiving and processing applications, and by nominating candidates to the JSPS. At the time of application, you must: • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; • Be a senior scientist, university professor, researcher with substantial professional experience and hold a doctoral degree for a period of more than six years from April 1, 2010. • Participants will have already made contact with a host researcher in advance. Application Deadline: January 4, 2010 to ORS for review. Funding: 1) Round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations); 2) Monthly maintenance allowance; 3) Domestic research travel allowance; 5) Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage. Website: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/International-Internationaux/JSPSSJPS_eng.asp

10. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have partnered to jointly support applications, with infrastructure component, submitted to the 2010 Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI) Program competition The adjudication process will be managed by SSHRC. Applicants will have to complete SSHRC web-based CVs, a Letter of Intent and a formal application form. As CFI requires institutional commitment in all its funding programs, applicants’ institutions must complete and submit at the MCRI formal application stage a very short Leaders Opportunity fund (LOF) electronic form, available on the CFI website. The two forms will be combined and submitted to the SSHRC/MCRI adjudication committee for review. Exceptionally this year, the MCRI deadlines will be extended. The MCRI/Letter of Intent is due February 21, 2010. The deadline for LOF form and MCRI formal application is September 1, 2010. For more information concerning the LOF, please contact Laurent Messier at 613-996-3107. For more information concerning the MCRI, please contact Jean-François Fortin at 613-996-5794.

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