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Research Office George Martin Hall, Suites 201 & 202


Faculty Funding Prospects

July 2011: Issue 18


Please notify the Research Office as soon as possible of your intention to apply for any research funding: grant, contract, award or prize (, 452-0621) *****************************************************************

Tri-Council & National Funding Agencies IMPORTANT: Changes to Tri-Council Grant Stipends for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Beginning September 15, 2011, the policies and practices of the three agencies will be harmonized, and specific minimums or maximums pertaining to stipends paid from grants will no longer be in effect. The Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide (attached above) will be updated to no longer stipulate the value of stipends that can be paid from grants, and it will be posted on that date to reflect these changes. In addition, the agencies will remove the restriction on providing supplements ("top-ups") from grants to award holders. Please note that this new policy will apply to all existing agency grants as well as new awards made after that date; the official letter is available here.

Canada Research Chairs Secretariat Update, June 2011 News from the Canada Research Chairs Program: Results from the 10-year evaluation, update on post-evaluation activities, follow the CRC program on Twitter and YouTube, Indirect Costs evaluation and more!

Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research Upcoming Consultations on Draft Framework CIHR, NSER C, and SSHRC, in collaboration with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, have been working to update and strengthen the current Tri-Agency Policy Statement: Integrity in Research and Scholarship, the Framework for Tri-Council Review of Institutional Policies Dealing with Integrity in Research and their process for dealing with misuse of grant funds and breaches of Tri-Agency policies. The result of this collaboration is the consultation document, Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (the "draft Framework") which consolidates and strengthens existing Tri-Agency documents about research integrity and other policies related to the responsible conduct of research.

A consultation process on the draft Framework will begin August 15, 2011 and end September 30, 2011. During this time, the Agencies will be inviting post-secondary institutions, associations and organizations, as well as individuals to provide feedback on the draft Framework. Representatives of institutions and organizations will be asked to consult their researchers and their membership and to report on the collective perspective; however, individuals will also be able to respond independently. At the beginning of the consultation period in mid-August, the Agencies will send a consultation message and a Web link to the document. Your support of and involvement in this process would be greatly appreciated. For more information please contact

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

SSHRC Deadlines Available Here New funding opportunity: Insight Grants SSHRC continues implementation of its renewed program architecture with the launch of the Insight Grants. This funding opportunity offers support for long-term research initiatives. The maximum value of an Insight Grant is $500,000 over three to five years. This new opportunity is open to both emerging and established scholars who are affiliated with an eligible Canadian post-secondary institution. Deadline: October 15, 2011. (Note: The application form will be available mid-July 2011) Contact: 613-947-9659 or email Please visit here for more information on multiple applications

New Search Tool for SSHRC Funding Opportunities SSHRC has upgraded the Funding section of the SSHRC website with a new search tool that allows researchers to find, sort and view information on SSHRC funding opportunities with the click of a button. The search tool is part of a redesign to fully integrate Talent, Insight and Connection into the SSHRC website. Researchers can now effortlessly view SSHRC's funding opportunities in each of these areas, find out more about SSHRC programs, as well as search for funding by their applicant category.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

To view all CIHR opportunities, please use the new CIHR Funding Opportunity Database CIHR Open Operating Grants: Mandatory Registration All researchers who intend to apply for an Open Operating Grant MUST submit a registration. Applicants will not have access to the full applications in ResearchNet if they have not previously submitted a registration. Researchers will submit their registration electronically using the ResearchNet online system. Registration Deadline: August 15, 2011 (directly to CIHR via ResearchNet) Application Deadline: September 1, 2011 (email to the Research Office for review) Helpful Links:  Program Description  Registration  Application  ResearchNet login  ORS Tri-Council Information (pre-formatted templates, tips and best practices):

Five Additional CIHR Grant Programs have been added to the eApproval Process  Randomized Controlled Trials: Mentoring  Proof of Principle Program - Phase I  Proof of Principle Program - Phase II  Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI)  Knowledge Synthesis Grant This means that for these programs all applications will be electronically directed to the Research Institution for approval. Once the applications are approved, the Research Institution will be submitting the applications electronically to CIHR on behalf of the applicant. Contact: (613) 948-2773 or by e-mail:

Best Brains Exchange Travel Award The Best Brains Exchange initiative is part of a larger CIHR provincial engagement strategy called Evidence on Tap. Evidence on Tap aims to produce high-quality, timely, and accessible evidence that responds to Ministry-identified health system priorities to help inform policy development, planning and program implementation. The Best Brains Exchange is a one-day, in-camera meeting for decision makers and researchers with expertise on a topic deemed high priority by the Ministry. Specifically, it is a forum to highlight existing and relevant research evidence on the topic (and where the gaps in evidence lie), to bring together both decision maker and researcher expertise on the issue, and to candidly discuss the applicability of the research for the province. Deadline: Various Funding: $100,000 total (The value of each travel award will be determined based on the location of the applicant and that of the Best Brains Exchange to which they were invited to attend) Contact: Jennifer Campbell, or 613- 941-0805

Team Grant: Joint Call for Applications in Aging Research The European Research Area in Ageing (ERA-AGE 2) has launched an open call for multidisciplinary research applications on "Active and Healthy Ageing Across the Life Course". The call is dedicated to the achievement of enhanced and healthy ageing and, in particular, to address the major priority established by the AHAIP (Active and Healthy Ageing Innovation Partnership) of a 2 year increase in healthy life expectancy in the European Union by 2020. Multidisciplinary research groups representing 3 to 5 funding countries can submit pre-proposals between June 1st and October 3rd 2011, to investigate specific research questions related to this call. Relevant Research Areas The CIHR-IA will consider funding research programmes that are relevant to (in alignment with) the international research priority areas described below: i. ii. iii. iv. v.

Biological mechanisms underlying the Ageing process; Cognitive Impairment in Ageing; Health Services across the continuum of care for the elderly; Longitudinal Studies on Ageing; Mobility in Ageing, including Age-friendly (inclusive) designs and environments.

Internal Deadline: September 19, 2011 (email to the Research Office for review) External Deadline: (Pre-proposals) October 3, 2011 Funding: Maximum $80,000 for up to 3 years Contact: Michelle Peel, or 613- 952-4537

Launching the Science Policy Fellowship CIHR and Health Canada have recently launched a new program that aims to foster positive exchanges between researchers and policy makers. The Science Policy Fellowships program will allow researchers at the doctoral, postdoctoral, new investigator and mid-senior investigator levels to carry out short-term policy assignments at Health Canada. For more information, please view our promotional video on the CIHR YouTube channel and view the funding opportunity.

To view CIHR Funding News, Issues 103, 104 and 105 click here. *************************************************** Useful CIHR Contacts General Inquiries: 613-941-2672 Grants & Awards Information: 613-954-1968 Media Relations: 613-941-4563 Knowledge Translation Portfolio: 613-948-2318 Partnerships: 613-957-6138 Ethics Office: 613-948-5852 Technical / IT Help Desk: 613-941-0068 CIHR’s website:

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSERC Funding opportunities are available here Funding deadlines are available here

NSERC Discovery Grant: Mandatory Notification of Intent to Apply All researchers who intend to apply for a Discovery Grant MUST submit a Notification of Intent (NOI) to apply for a Discovery Grant (Form 180) and an up-to-date list of research contributions. Researchers will submit their Form 180 electronically using their account in NSERC’s online system. NOI Deadline: August 2, 2011 (send directly to NSERC via the online system) Internal Application Deadline: October 11, 2011 (email to the Research Office for review) External Application Deadline: November 1, 2011

Helpful Links:  NEW! Discovery Grant how-to videos  Program Description  NSERC Form 180 Instructions  NSERC online system login  ORS Tri-Council Information (pre-formatted templates, tips and best practices):

NSERC – USRA (Undergraduate Studies Research Awards Program) Have you considered working with an undergraduate student-researcher on your research project? Could your research stimulate your student’s interest in further research in the Natural Sciences and Engineering? The NSERC – USRA helps fund your student researcher to be on your team. The USRA is designed to expose students to research work that complements their studies within an academic setting while stimulating their interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. The awards are tenable within the University. Note: NSERC has recently made a special provision for faculty at small institutions. Faculty who do not hold NSERC research funding may be approved as USRA supervisors up to three times until they secure NSERC research funding. Deadline(s): Not Applicable Funding: $4,500/year for 16-Week period Website:

Other Granting Agencies Call for Concept Papers: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) Researchers, heads of research agencies and their partners are invited to submit concept papers for projects in which they will examine the conditions and factors affecting various career development activities that impact the employment situation of various categories of people facing obstacles to integrating into the labour market, including unskilled adults, recent immigrants, Aboriginal people, persons with poor literacy or numeracy skills, and those with disabilities. Funding: Projects will be eligible for maximum funding of $400,000, and must be implemented and completed within 12 to 15 months from the date of receipt of notice of funding approval. Deadline: August 5th

The Drummond Foundation The Drummond Foundation invites applications from clinical investigators working in Canada and interested in improving the quality of life of socially, mentally, or physically disadvantaged elderly individuals and their families. Studies concerning community dwelling seniors with compromised autonomy will be favored. The applicant should be a relatively new investigator not yet ready to seek CIHR funding, or an investigator making a bridge to a new field, and is new to the Drummond Foundation. The Foundation will consider any quantitative or qualitative research studies that address the physical or mental health care needs of elderly persons or their capacity for autonomous living. Applications will be judged for their originality, feasibility and the potential clinical impact of results, social value and relevance to the lives of the elderly in the community, and by the quality of study design and the grant application. Internal Deadline: August 15, 2011 (to Research Office for review) External Deadline: August 31, 2011 Funding: Up to $50,000 for 1 year

Request for Applications: NeuroDevNet Workshops Initiative Program NeuroDevNet is accepting proposals for collaborative workshops and training courses:  


Brain Camps, short events (e.g., 1-3 day) that are designed for knowledge exchange and/or intensive training experiences, or to explore new areas of neurodevelopment or novel approaches to NeuroDevNet funded research areas. (up to $15K plus matching funds). Deep Brain Camps, extended workshop curricula (e.g.,1-2 weeks) for intensive knowledge exchange and/or hands-on training of HQP and network members in research areas aligned with NeuroDevNet priorities (e.g., training in new technologies and data analysis with a cross-disciplinary approach toward understanding specific disorders). (up to $50K plus matching funds). Sponsorship Requests, limited partner sponsorship to externally organized workshops (sponsorship levels from $2K-$5K). Sponsorship recipients must acknowledge NeuroDevNet on workshop materials, and provide the opportunity to distribute NeuroDevNet brochures and information at the workshop.

Application Deadline: August 2, 2011 Contact: Dr. Douglas Swanson, Training and Education Program Manager ( Please click here for the Request for Applications

Research Workshop Support – New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

The Research Workshop Support fund is to assist in capacity building by way of financially supporting a workshop organizer by funding or partially funding a workshop. The workshop must be one with tangible outcomes addressing health research subject matters. Grant applications must be completed & submitted online through the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation website 60 days prior to the event. Research Workshop Support grants are for a maximum of $5000.

1. Membership Development Fund (MDF) The objective of this modest funding is to assist Shastri Canadian member institutions with the organization of events to support the promotion and expansion of India Studies and related activities in their institutions. Value: Each member institution will receive up to $500 CAD A total of $10,000 CAD is available for 2011-12 Application form Submit completed electronic application to Shastri Institute’s Canada Office at and cc Application Deadlines: September 30th October-December $ 2500 December 30th January-March $ 2500

2. Partnership Development Seed Grant 2011-12 The purpose of the grant is to be a catalyst for activities which contribute to formal institutional agreements or other long-term partnerships between Canadian and Indian institutions. Funds may be used to support a bi-national seminar, conference, meeting, or other activities which:    

Build awareness of potential collaboration opportunities between Canadian and Indian institutions Promote sharing of knowledge, information, resources and expertise Showcase existing Canada-India research collaborations and their impact on society Assist researchers to take advantage of Canada-India collaborative opportunities

Value: $10,000 Number of Grants: 5 Duration: 6 moths, starting July 2011

Fulbright: Scholarship and fellowship competitions for 2012-2013 are now open On-line applications for future graduate students, current graduate students, and faculty who wish to study, conduct research, or lecture in the United States are now available.    

Fulbright awards are available in all disciplines except medical training Student awards are available to Canadian graduate students wishing to do one year of research/field work in the United States Fulbright awards can be held concurrently with other awards/grants including SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR research awards/grants, provincial government student awards/grants, university-specific awards/grants, and sabbatical pay. Fulbright award recipients continue to benefit as alumni. Alumni have access to Fulbright Canada sponsored academic and social events as well as to additional funding to undertake local community action (through Fulbright Canada’s Eco-Leadership and Community Leadership programs).

Contact: or 613-688-5517 General Poster with Fact Sheet General Poster for Students with Fact Sheet Specialized Program Poster

The Spencer Foundation: Various Education Research Funding Opportunities The Spencer Foundation invests in education research with the purpose of making education better. The Foundation's present areas of interest are:  The Relation Between Education and Social Opportunity  Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Systems  Teaching, Learning and Instructional Resources  Purposes and Values of Education Projects with Budgets of $40,000 or Less Deadlines: Various Funding: up to 40,000 Note: The Spencer Foundation has other funding opportunities available with various deadlines

The Spencer Foundation for Research in Education The Spencer Foundation is a reputable source of funding opportunities and can be accessed by Education faculty members as their focus is specifically in funding research in Education. The foundation has seasonal opportunities with specific deadlines and also year round opportunities with no-deadlines.

The Russell Sage Foundation Research Programs

The Russell Sage Foundation dedicates itself exclusively to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies. The Foundation currently pursues five principal programs:  A program of research on the Future of Work concerned principally with the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of low-wage work in the United States and other advanced economies.  A program of research on current U.S. Immigration aimed at discovering how well immigrants and their children are adapting socially, politically, and economically to life in the United States, particularly as they move beyond the traditional immigrant gateway cities.  A program on Cultural Contact concerned with understanding and improving relations between racial and ethnic groups in schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and other key institutional settings.  A program on Social Inequality, focused on the social effects of rising economic inequality, with particular attention to the ways in which the U.S. political and educational systems have responded to growing economic disparities.  A program of research on Behavioral Economics which incorporates the insights of psychology and other social sciences into the study of economic behavior.

Internal Funding for Teaching Development 2011 AAU Teaching Showcase Funding for attendance Mount Saint Vincent University October 29, 2011 Note that STU's Learning and Teaching Development Committee is willing to financially support each faculty member wanting to benefit from attending the AAU Teaching Showcase, or another regional teaching conference, with a grant of up to $200/year, to a maximum of $2000 (i.e., up to 10 faculty). Applications are reviewed on a first-come, firstserved basis. Higher subsidies can be sought if the faculty member is presenting. The forms and guidelines are posted to the LTD Moodle page.

Research Office P: (506) 452-0647 F: (506) 452-9591

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