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Research Office George Martin Hall, Suites 201 & 202


Faculty Funding Prospects

August 2011: Issue 19


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) *****************************************************************

Have we been notified of your external (private or foundation) grants or awards? If not, we can’t share your good news or count it towards our annual tally of grant dollars brought to STU by researching faculty. Please keep us as informed as possible. Your success benefits the entire community.

*Please click HERE to see a list of immediate grant deadlines

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. Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research - Upcoming Consultations on Draft Framework CIHR, NSER C, and SSHRC, in collaboration with the AUCC, have been working to update and strengthen the current TriAgency 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 TriAgency policies.

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. 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 The SSHRC Standard Research Grant (SRG) funding opportunity is no longer offered. Through SSHRC's new program architecture, the Insight Grants (IGs) are replacing the SRGs. The Insight Grants funding opportunity supports research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives of three to five years. The maximum value of an Insight Grant is $500,000 over three to five years. The IGs, along with several other funding opportunities, reside under the umbrella of the Insight Program. SSHRC has advised that the Notice of Intent (NOI) is not required for the new Insight Grants program for this year's competition only. The NOI will return next year and will be mandatory. Useful Link: UNB’s Office of Research Services Tri-Council Information (pre-formatted templates, tips and best practices) SSHRC online system login is HERE Internal Deadline: September 23, 2011 (email to for review) External Deadline: October 15, 2011 SSHRC Contact: 613-947-9659 or email

How are Insight Development Grants adjudicated? View the Committee Evaluation Manual and the Committee Reader Review Form that SSHRC has used to adjudicate IDG competitions. The umbrella program descriptions for Insight and Connection have been updated. These descriptions provide important contextual information on competitions and notional budgets allocated to funding opportunities. Research administrators, as well as potential applicants and partners can find the descriptions at the following links: Insight and Connection.

Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences Grants are available to help defray the costs of organizing workshops inside and outside of Canada and conferences in Canada.

Internal Deadline: October 18, 2011 (Email to for review) External Deadline: November 1, 2011 Contact: Stephanie Robertson Program Officer, Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada, SSHRC 613-947-2102 or

New Search Tool for SSHRC Funding Opportunities 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 Pre-Announcement: CIHR Roadmap Signature Initiative in Community-Based Primary Healthcare Funding research that supports the delivery of high-quality community-based primary healthcare across Canada The CIHR CBPHC Initiative will support researchers to conduct original research, build capacity, and translate evidence for uptake into practice and policy through two major funding tools: CBPHC Team Grants will support inter-disciplinary, cross-jurisdictional teams of researchers to conduct excellent research, to provide superior research training and mentorship, and to engage in knowledge translation activities. The first launch of CBPHC Team Grants will take place in Fall 2011. Successful Teams will receive funding of up to $500,000 per year for up to five years to address the following research priority areas:  

Better Systems: Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Community-Based Primary Healthcare Access to Appropriate Community-Based Primary Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations

In order to foster the development of prospective teams, CBPHC Planning Grants of $25,000 will be launched in April 2011. Stay informed: Sign up for the CIHR-IHSPR eBulletin to receive updates about CBPHC funding launches, information sessions, and other important news. We encourage you to contact us at if you have any questions about the CIHR Strategic Initiative in CBPHC.

Best Brains Exchange Travel Award 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 makers and researcher expertise on the issue, and to candidly discuss the applicability of the research for the province. Deadline: Various Funding: $100,000 Contact: Jennifer Campbell, or 613- 941-0805

Team Grant: Joint Call for Applications in Aging Research The European Research Area in Ageing 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: i. Biological mechanisms underlying the Ageing process; ii. Cognitive Impairment in Ageing; iii. Health Services across the continuum of care for the elderly; iv. Longitudinal Studies on Ageing; v. Mobility in Ageing, including Age-friendly (inclusive) designs and environments. Internal Deadline: September 19, 2011 (email to 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 *********************** 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 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 a student researcher to be on your team. 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

Items Involving In-Kind Contributions – CFI Consultation with Institutions The CFI usually provides funding to a maximum of 40 percent of the total eligible costs of the infrastructure projects it supports. The remainder must be provided by the institution(s) and/or eligible funding partners. To this effect, in-kind contributions from suppliers are eligible. In recent years, in-kind contributions have become more prevalent, and some of the challenges that have been reported need to be addressed. Since the fall of 2010, the CFI has been working closely with representatives from CAURA and CAUBO to review existing guidelines. At this point, the CFI would like to engage all institutions in the consultation process to ensure that proposed revised guidelines are adequate and address the current challenges. A summary of challenges and proposed changes, as well as the draft proposed guidelines are attached here. Please send your responses by email to Christine Charbonneau, Director, Finance by August 31, 2011.

International Research Linkages To facilitate international collaboration within the academic community while fostering the development of permanent exchange networks by providing assistance to teams of researchers from Canada and one or more countries in order to organize seminars or other forms of research linkages The International Council for Canadian Studies through a contribution of the Government of Canada offers grants of up to CDN$ 10,000 to assist in the establishment or the development of international research networks in the area of Canadian Studies between Canada and other countries.        

Objective Definitions Eligibility Deadline Application procedure Selection Payment procedure Report of activities

Internal Deadline: November 10, 2011 (Email to for review) External Deadline: November 24, 2011

Springboard Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) call for Statements of Interest for the SD Tech Fund is underway. The SDTC is holding workshops in conjunction with Springboard and NSERC to help support all those who wish to apply for funding. SDTC Statement of Interest Workshops are being held in August / September across Canada. SDTC’s SD Tech Fund is accepting Statements of Interest from August 31st to October 19th, 2011 The SD Tech Fund invests in late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies by Canadian companies in a range of innovative solutions across all industries that address Climate Change, Clean Air, Water and Soil.

Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada: Research Competition in Massage Therapy Through its Massage Therapy Research Fund, Holistic Health Research invites applications in:  Clinical research (primary focus), and  Mechanisms of action, policy issues and research capacity (secondary focus) Pilot studies are needed that provide foundational data on conditions and populations where massage therapy is efficacious and that indicate direction for larger research projects. Studies may be qualitative, quantitative, or mixed

method. The principal investigator must be affiliated with a Canadian charitable organization with acknowledged research capacity that is willing to administer the finances of the grant (i.e., university, research hospital, institution listed with CIHR, or publicly funded community college). The research team may include members affiliated with a nonCanadian institution. One member of the research team should be a massage therapist. Internal Deadline: September 16, 2011 (Email to for review) External Deadline: September 30, 2011 Funding: Up to $15,000 per award

The endMS Research and Training Network is pleased to announce the launch of its 2012 endMS Transitional Career Development (TCD) Award competition. This award provides successful postdoctoral and clinical fellows with $500,000 to fund the last two years of their MS-focused fellowship and the first three years of their first MS-focused faculty position in a Canadian institution. For more information about the 2012 TCD Award competition, including updated eligibility criteria, application guidelines and instructions, please visit National Personnel Awards. Application deadline: Monday, October 3, 2011 Contact:

Homelessness Knowledge Development Call for Proposals on Rural and Remote Homelessness under the Homelessness Knowledge Development funding stream of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy The total amount of available funding is $500,000 with a maximum of $75,000 for each funded project. This CFP focuses on knowledge development research projects related to homelessness in rural and remote areas. The HPS is looking to fund research projects on the following issues associated with rural and remote homelessness:  the migration of homeless people and those at risk of homelessness, especially youth and Aboriginals, from rural and remote areas to urban centres; and  the role that networks of family and friends play as a means to address homelessness. Application deadline: September 30, 2011

NBHRF Capacity Building Programs Seed Operating Grants: Effective immediately, the Seed Operating Grant program has been replaced by the NBHRF Operating Grant program.

1) NBHRF Operating Grants The NBHRF Operating Grant Program is intended to assist in building research capacity and to provide initial support for health researchers in New Brunswick. Research supported must be in a field of human health research, defined broadly as encompassing biomedical science, clinical research, health services and systems research, and research on the cultural, social, and environmental determinants of population health.

Internal deadline: December 1, 2011 (Email to for review) External deadline: December 15, 2011 4pm

2) 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 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 A total of $10,000 is available for 2011-12 Application form Submit application to and please cc: Application Deadlines: September 30th for October-December December 30th for January-March

2) Faculty Mobility Program 2011-2012 Faculty Mobility is designed for both Indian and Canadian faculty/academics from all disciplines. The recipient will be affiliated as a visiting faculty member at the host university, college, or research institution, and will (i) teach courses (individually or in a group), or (ii) offer a series of seminars as part of a course at the host institution. Through Faculty Mobility, academics and professionals may contribute to internationalization of the curriculum/teaching at their Canadian and Indian host institutions and understand the recent developments in India/Canada. Value: The fellowships provide round-trip economy class air travel and monthly stipend as per the travel policy of the Institute. Duration: Four Weeks Eligibility:  Applicants should be a full-time faculty member of a recognized university or institution of higher education or an equivalent degree-granting institution in India or Canada; Scholars from research and policy institutes in India/Canada or professors emeritus may also apply;  Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of India/Canada. Application Deadline: August 23rd, 2011 Application Form: Faculty_Mobility_Application_Form_2011-2012.doc Contact: Website:

The Metropolis Project, in collaboration with SSHRC, is pleased to announce the fifth cycle of the annual Metropolis National Research Competition. The purpose of the competition is to select and finance a major national-level policy research project in the field of immigration and diversity. It is intended that the findings of the research will be of direct relevance to policy-makers within the Government of Canada, and more specifically, to the primary funding partners of the Metropolis Project. The value of the award for a single project under this competition is $125,000. This year’s research question is described HERE. Please note that application forms and detailed information about the competition will soon be posted on the SSHRC website. Deadline to submit applications will be in mid-October 2011. In the interim, questions may be directed to: Mika Oehling, Program Officer, Partnerships Portfolio, SSHRC (613) 992-4227

1) Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange : National and International Project Grants The Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange (APCE) program provides support for Aboriginal artists to travel to other Aboriginal communities to collaborate in a traditional or contemporary artistic practice. This is a multidisciplinary program that is open to individual Aboriginal artists, arts groups, artists’ collectives and arts organizations. Deadline: November 15, 2011 Contact: Noël Habel, Program Officer, Aboriginal Arts Office, Canada Council for the Arts 1-800-263-5588

2) Assistance to Visual Artists: Long Term Grants Long-Term Grants provide support over a two-year period to Canadian, professional artists who have made a significant contribution to contemporary visual arts. Programs of work must be designed to advance the long-term artistic and career development of artists at a key moment in their career. A key moment is defined as a time when there is a shift or progress in an artist’s practice or level of career activities. Deadline: September 1, 2011 Contact: Michel Gaboury, Program Officer, Visual Arts Section, Canada Council for the Arts 1-800-263-5588

3) Assistance to Visual Artists: Project Grants

Project Grants support professional visual artists who contribute to contemporary visual arts for research/creation, production, and career development. The project must be significant and advance the long-term artistic practice, dissemination of the artist’s work, or career development of the applicant at a key moment in their career. There are three types of project grants: Research/Creation, Production, and Career Development The maximum grant amount that you can receive from this program is $20,000. Deadline: December 1, 2011 Contact: Michel Gaboury or Pao Quang Yeh, Program Officers, Visual Arts Section, Canada Council for the Arts 1-800-263-5588

4) Grants for Professional Writers: Creative Writing The Grants for Professional Writers program covers subsistence, project and travel expenses. The Creative Writing Grants component gives Canadian authors (emerging, mid-career and established) time to write new literary works, including novels, short stories, poetry, children’s and young adults’ literature, graphic novels, exploratory writing and literary non-fiction. See Program Guidelines. Applicants must intend to work on a new literary writing project, normally planned for book-length publication, unless they are applying for a grant of $5,000 or less (for feature articles). Deadlines: English-Language Grants: 1 October French-Language Grants: 1 April Funding Available: Applicants must determine the amount of the grant, taking into consideration their needs, the period covered and the maximum allowable. Contact: 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, and enter the appropriate extension number Creative Writing Grants (English-language writers) Paul Seesequasis, ext. 5482 Peter Schneider, ext. 4685 Creative Writing Grants (French- and English-language writers) Andrée Laurier, ext. 5537

5) Grants to Film and Video Artists: Research/Creation Grants, Production Grants and Scriptwriting Grants The Grants to Film and Video Artists program supports Canadian professional independent artists who use cinema and video as a mode of artistic expression, and provides them with opportunities for creative renewal and for production of independent film and video works. The program offers three components: Research/Creation Grants, Production Grants and Scriptwriting Grants. There are separate application guidelines and a form for each of the components.   

Research/Creation Grants Production Grants Scriptwriting Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2011 Contact one of the Program Officers listed below: •Anglophone emerging artists interested in Research/Creation or Production Grants should contact: Laura Jeanne Lefave, toll-free at 1-800-263-5588 •Anglophone mid-career and established artists interested in Scriptwriting Grants, Research/Creation or Production Grants should contact: Ian Reid, toll-free at 1-800-263-5588 •Francophone artists should contact Paul Thinel, toll-free at 1-800-263-5588

1) Creation Grants The Creation Grant program is designed to provide assistance to professional New Brunswick artists for the research, development and execution of original projects in the arts. Creation Grants are intended to allow artists to devote some or most of their time to research and creative production. Forms: Program Description Application Form Interim Report Final Report

2) Documentation Grants The Documentation Grant program is designed to provide assistance to professional New Brunswick artists and arts professionals for the research, development and execution of original documentation of arts activities, arts products or art history for archival purposes. Preference will be given to proposals concerning New Brunswick art or artists. Forms: Program Description Application Form Interim Report Final Report Deadlines for both Creation and Documentation Grants: October 1 2011 and April 1 2012 Contact: Robert Bryar, Program Officer Email Robert Phone: 506.444.5633 or 1.866.460.2787

The Spencer Foundation: Various Education Research Funding Opportunities 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. They invest 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

$9 million in Research funding opportunities announced by Canadian Water Network (2012–15) These opportunities will fund projects that integrate end users into the research process. End users should contact CWN if they are interested in establishing connections with potential research teams. CALL FOR PROPOSALS • Call for proposals to establish research teams within the Canadian Watershed Research Consortium. Research proposal deadline: September 15, 2011 Find out more about this funding opportunity EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST • Call for EOIs to establish research teams within the Secure Source Waters Consortium. EOI submission deadline: September 26, 2011 Find out more about this funding opportunity • Call for EOIs to establish research teams within the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium. EOI submission deadline: September 30, 2011 Find out more about this funding opportunity

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) Research Opportunities is committed to excellence in knowledge development and the creation of policy research to support evidence-based policy making.

HRSDC Research Opportunities Notices Vol. 6, Issue 6 #7462-11-0005 Non-Standard Delivery of Post-Secondary Education and Student Financial Assistance Links: Poster and RFP and Note Deadline moved to August 26, 2011 Vol. 6, Issue 7 #614-11-0005 Accommodations in the Workplace for Employees with Disabilities Links: Poster and RFP and Note Vol. 6, Issue 8 #7614-11-0006 Mental Illness as a Disability over the Life Course in Canada Links: Poster and RFP Vol. 6, Issue 9 #7614-11-0007 Mental Health Disabilities: Access to Government of Canada Disability-Related Social Programs Links: Poster and RFP Vol. 6, Issue 10 #9038-11-0009 Development (design and validation) of a model to enable analysis and predictions of schooling and work decisions according to proposed policy interventions

Links: Poster and RFP Vol. 6, Issue 11 #9038-11-0010 The Effect of Postsecondary Education on Intergenerational Income Inequality Links: Poster and RFP Vol. 6, Issue 12 #9038-11-0011 Brain Drain -- Why do some Canadian PSE graduates choose to work in the United States? Links: Poster and RFP and Note If you know of colleagues who would be interested in being added to the distribution list please contact

This program aims to tap into the creativity, knowledge and skills of emerging Canadian innovators to solve some of the most persistent health challenges in the developing world through scientific/technological, business, and social innovation. We call this approach Integrated Innovation. We are looking for innovative ideas to address complex real-world challenges that involve a scientific or technological solution (new or existing) alone or in combination with social and/or business innovations. From a Social Innovation perspective – are there social innovations (including health systems, the determinants of health, ethical/social/cultural/legal frameworks, public policies, leadership and human resources among others) that will be necessary to bring the scientific/technological solutions that are developed to scale in local communities in an appropriate manner?

ROUND TWO: OPEN Application Deadline: September 19, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EDT  Announcement  Request for Proposals (Round 2 – July 2011)  Program FAQ

ROUND ONE: CLOSED Application Deadline was March 7, 2011  News Release  Request for Proposals (Round 1 – September 2010)  Video Specific FAQ  Canadian Rising Stars Round 1 Peer Review Committee  Canadian Rising Stars Round 1 Peer Review Process FAQ  Learning Summary on Public Engagement

THE DRUMMOND FOUNDATION Request for Applicants (RFA) 2011 – 2012 Link to Poster 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 individual applicant may request a maximum of $50,000 for a one year period. External Deadline: August 31, 2011 Contact: Dr. Ellen Rosenberg, Scientific Advisor at St. Mary’s Hospital (514) 345-3511 ext: 5620

Scholarships, Fellowships, Post-Docs 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

These prestigious two-year fellowships, worth $70,000 per year, are open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree. Seventy fellowships will be awarded each year. Internal deadline: October 17, 2011 (email to for review) External deadline: November 2, 2011 To learn more, visit their website here.

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.

SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowships SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships provide stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are:     

undertaking original research; publishing research findings; developing and expanding personal research networks; broadening their teaching experience; and preparing to become competitive in national research grants competitions.

Fellowships will normally be awarded to candidates affiliated with a university other than that which awarded the PhD. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are tenable at Canadian or foreign universities and research institutions.

Contact: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Research Training Portfolio 613-943-7777

O’Brien Foundation Fellowships The award of the Fellowship may be used for post-graduate studies or research in any sphere of study at any recognized university or research establishment in the world. Awards may also be used for advanced training in the fine arts, music or performance. Each successful candidate may receive such sum in the discretion of the Committee up to $15,000.00 per annum. Awards granted during the last five years have ranged up to $10,000.00. Contact: or 506-454-6590

Connect Canada is a new internship program that links graduate students and Canadian companies for research placements. Regardless of the issue, the sector or the location, Connect Canada internships can help companies find a cost-effective solution developed by highly skilled graduate students under the supervision of an academic supervisor. For graduate students, it provides a pathway to further develop their research skills, while gaining valuable industry experience and contacts. For the academic supervisor, the stipend is considered a part of their research funding and provides an opportunity to make contact with various industrial partners. The categories of research that can be performed through this program fall into the following categories: natural science, engineering, economy, social science, health, environment and ethics. Each internship is four-to-six months and is completed by a graduate student at the master’s, PhD or post-doctoral fellow level. Connect Canada internships are funded by $5,000 from the company, which is matched by Connect Canada for a total intern stipend of $10,000 for the entire internship. The Connect Canada Internship program is funded by the Industrial Research-Development Internship (IRDI) program through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE). For more information, visit or contact Raed Kadri - Business Development Officer at

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. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - Research Grants LTD offers research grants of up to $500 to faculty who wish to engage in research related to teaching. Applications will be given higher priority when they are submitted by a faculty member during the first three years of teaching and from applicants who have not received a grant in the previous two years. Research grants may be awarded for projects that assist faculty to:  Assess, improve or modify techniques of instruction;  Assess student perceptions, responses and attitudes to teaching practices;  Assess innovations in teaching and learning;  Develop/critique educational philosophies and practices,  Have the potential to promote an enhanced learning environment; To learn more visit the LTD Moodle page.

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

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