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Research Office George Martin Hall, Suites 201 & 202


Faculty Funding

September 2011: Issue 20


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

FUNDVANTAGE The Research Office has purchased a one year subscription to FundVantage. FundVantage helps us be more successful in our effort to find the right funding opportunities for you. FundVantage provides current intelligence on numerous funding programs. It tracks nearly four hundred Canadian funding agencies. We can target unpublicized funding programs and get insights such as success rates where available. If you are interested in having the Research Office perform a search for you, please let us know.

Tri-Council & National Funding Agencies Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research - 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 end September 30, 2011. During this time, the Agencies are inviting post-secondary institutions, associations and organizations, as well as individuals to provide feedback on the draft Framework. Send your comments to

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

SSHRC Deadlines Available Here SSHRC has launched a new Digital Economy priority. Applicants for SSHRC funding are encouraged to consider this priority area when developing their proposals and considering opportunities for partnerships.

Revisions to Guidelines for Subject Matter Eligibility Please note that minor revisions to the guidelines on Subject Matter Eligibility have been posted on the SSHRC web site to provide further clarification to applicants regarding the eligibility of health-related research. Specifically, the revisions provide additional examples of eligible and ineligible topics based on the experience of the past competition year.

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 9, 2011 (Extended) Contact: Stephanie Robertson 613-947-2102

Public Outreach Grants Public Outreach Grants are designed to mobilize and/or leverage existing and ongoing research in the social sciences and humanities for a range of audiences beyond academia. Through this funding opportunity, SSHRC encourages researchers to find effective ways to disseminate, transfer, exchange, synthesize and broker research results to wider audiences. Funding is available for knowledge mobilization activities in the open category, or any of SSHRC's priority areas:      

Open: Applicants may submit knowledge mobilization projects drawing from any eligible SSHRC discipline Canadian Environmental Issues Northern Communities: Towards Social and Economic Prosperity Innovation, Leadership and Prosperity Aboriginal Research Digital Economy

Internal Deadline: November 14, 2011 (Email to for review) External Deadline: November 28, 2011 (Extended) Contact: Bryde Kelly Program Officer, Knowledge Mobilization and Program Integration Division 613-947-2060 bryde.kelly

Partnership Development Grants The Partnership Development Grants provide support to foster new research and/or related activities by new partnerships involving existing and/or potential partners; and to design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities. Funds are available to support a variety of formal partnership development initiatives in the social sciences and humanities. Partnerships may be between academic institutions, or between one or more academic institutions and one or more non-academic partners.

Application form and application instruction sheet Internal Deadline:November 16, 2011 (email to for review) External Deadline: November 30, 2011 Contact SSHRC: 613-943-1007

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 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

*********************** Useful CIHR Contacts General Inquiries: 613-941-2672 Grants & Awards Information: 613-954-1968 Partnerships: 613-957-6138 Technical / IT Help Desk: 613-941-0068 ***********************

Issue 107 1) Funding Opportunity News a) Funding opportunities posted between August 9 and August 17, 2011 by CIHR and its partners 2) Application and Funding Policy News a) Consultation launched on the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research b) Earlier cut-off time of 8:00 p.m. ET for CIHR funding opportunities (effective January 3, 2011) – (Reminder) 3) Links to Institute and Portfolio News a) CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (CIHR-IGH) Upcoming Deadlines for IGH Trainee Funding Opportunities b) CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) Call for Cases for a New Publication: Population and Public Health Ethics Casebook (Reminder)

IHSPR News: The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research's (IHSPR) quarterly e-newsletter, Summer 2011

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSERC Funding opportunities are available here Funding deadlines are available here NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment and installations. RTI Grants are one-year awards that assist in buying or developing research equipment that costs more than $7,000. Items costing less than $7,000 each can be purchased with Discovery Grant funds or be included as a complement to a main piece of equipment being requested. NSERC will accept applications for equipment whose total net cost is up to $250,000, provided that the applicant is able to secure funding from other sources to bring the amount requested from NSERC to $150,000 or less. This funding must be in place and confirmed at the time that the application is submitted. External Deadline: October 25, 2011 Funding: $7,001 - $150,000 Note: REVISIONS to NSERC’s Program Guide for Professors and Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide

Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Leading Edge and New Initiatives Funds (LEF/NIF) September 15, 2011 Issue call for proposals Online Notice of Intent (NOI) forms available January 2012 Online proposal forms available January 20, 2012 Deadline for the submission of notices of intent Resources • Guidelines for completing proposals – coming in late September

Other Granting Agencies Natural Resources Canada: The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) is a new program that received $97 million in funding in Budget 2011 (federal). The program's objective is to support energy technology innovation to produce and use energy in a more clean and efficient way. The ecoEII will provide up to 75% of total project costs. The balance of the project costs must be provided by applicants and their non-government partners. Letters of Interest are invited for R&D projects in the ecoEII priority areas only:  Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Communities  Clean Electricity and Renewables  Bioenergy  Electrification of Transportation  Unconventional Oil and Gas LOI Deadline: October 7, 2011, submitted by e-mail to Applicants will be advised within three weeks of the LOI closing date whether or not they are invited to submit a full project proposal. Funding: $100,000 - $5,000,000 (depending on the priority area)

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation – Research Assistantships Initiative 2011-2012 The goal of the NBIF Research Assistantship Initiative (RAI) program is to help balance the demands of research work, which requires many different kinds of support. Whether it’s organizing data or performing technical tasks, funding from the RAI can put our best students to work. Provided together with the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training & Labour, the RAI is beneficial for both professors and the students. The 2011 RAI competition is now open and STU faculty are encouraged to apply. If you wish to apply, please contact our office at

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

Innovation Mobilization Program The Springboard Innovation Mobilization Program provides service to all Springboard members concerning the advisement and advancement of knowledge transfer in any form be it a push or pull type activity and the support for industry engagement. The goal is to advance as many technologies as possible and to mobilize the knowledge /skill-­­based expertise resident in member institutions into industry, in order to help industry engage with researchers and commercialize institutional opportunities. News Release: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTS IN SPRINGBOARD: FROM LAB TO MARKETPLACE - CREATING JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN ATLANTIC CANADA Atlantic Canadian post-secondary institutions will receive invaluable support in moving their cutting-edge research and development (R&D) from the lab to the marketplace, thanks to an $8.5 million federal investment in Springboard, a regional commercialization and industry network. The announcement was made today at the Université de Moncton by the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and La Francophonie. Read more…

Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada Current Research Funding Initiatives:      

The Aldo Fund CAMpaign for Cancer Canadian CAM Research Fund Homeopathy Research Fund Massage Therapy Research Fund The Van Iterson Fund for Alternative Cancer Treatments

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.

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. Funding: $125,000 (for 12 to 18 months) Contact: Mika Oehling, Program Officer, Partnerships Portfolio, SSHRC (613) 992-4227

Shastri Indo Canadian Institute Institutional Research Collaboration Development Grant (IRCDG) The objective of IRCDG is to support the Institute’s research collaboration programs in the area of socio-economic development with a focus on sustainable development. Themes of particular interest to the Institute are food security, child and youth education and employment, environment and energy, gender and health, and good governance. The program, made possible through funding from the Canadian International development Agency (CIDA), is to encourage new institutional investments in these areas of research. Small matching grants of up to CAD $10,000 are available to select member institutions that commit an equivalent amount of funds to initiate and develop research projects or programs that address CIDA’s development priorities. Grants are based on bi-national collaboration that will lead to future research in these broad areas. Eligibility: Both Canadian and Indian member institutions are eligible to apply for this grant. Number of Grants: 5 (five) – One project per participating institution Deadline: September 30th, 2011

Partnership with Canadians Branch of the Canadian International Development Agency (PWCB-CIDA) Call for University Partnership Proposals The objective of this call is to support the international work of Canadian universities in contributing to Canada's efforts to reduce poverty in developing countries. This call will fund projects from Canadian universities in partnership with institutions and organizations in developing countries. CIDA will contribute between $500,000 and $5 million to projects with a duration of up to five years. Cuba is one of the eligible countries. 80 percent of PWCB funding will be aligned to CIDA's priority themes: increasing food security, securing the future of children and youth, and stimulating sustainable economic growth. Read more…. Deadline: October 13, 2011

2012 Calls for Proposals - With Targeted Opportunities for Canadians  Energy  Environment (including Climate Change)  Health  Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy  Transport (including Aeronautics)

FP7 Legal and Financial Workshop September 29 & 30, 2011, Ottawa The workshop is designed to provide expert advice from experienced European FP7 project managers to Canadian researchers and research managers who are currently, or who plan to, participate in FP7 projects. It will focus on FP7 Cooperation (research) and People (Marie Curie mobility and training) Grants and cover:   

How to prepare a successful application: from project development to submission How to manage the negotiation phase: from evaluation to project launch How to successfully manage participation in a project: from launch to completion

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 13 Social Finance Awareness in the General Finance Sector. (9945-11-0010) View Poster and RFP Vol 6 – Issue 14 Caregiving for and Institutionalization of Canadian Seniors with Disabilities. (7614-11-0014) View Poster and RFP If you know of colleagues who would be interested in being added to the distribution list please contact

The Leonard and Kathleen O'Brien Humanitarian Trust was established in 1971 to provide postgraduate fellowships for deserving students who wish to pursue advanced study or research in any academic, artistic, or professional field at any recognized university or research establishment. The fellowships are administered by a Committee known as The O'Brien Foundation. How to Apply.

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. Deadline: October 1, 2011 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.

Master’s Scholarships, Fellowships, Post-Docs Research Training Funding Opportunities

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 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.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program: Doctoral Nominations The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program is administered by Canada's three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health sciences. Vanier CGSs are valued at $50,000 per year, for up to three years. For more details, please visit the Vanier CGS website or contact: Tel.: 1-613-943-7777 Email:

SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (MA SSHRC) St. Thomas has been allocated 3 nominations

Workshops: October 17th 3-4pm and October 18th 6-7pm Internal Deadline: January 4 Feedback Given: January 23 Revised Applications due to RO: February 1 External Deadline: February 2

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

CIHR Master’s Level: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Award (MA CIHR) St. Thomas has been allocated 1 nomination

Workshops will be offered in conjunction with MA SSHRC Workshops: October 17th 3-4pm and October 18th 6-7pm Internal Deadline: January 4 Feedback Given: January 23 Revised Applications due to RO: January 31 External Deadline: February 1

NSERC Contact Mike Houlihan for more information regarding NSERC awards: Undergraduate Level:  Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program St. Thomas has been allocated 2 nominations Internal Deadline: November 11 External Deadline: November 25 Master’s Level:  Alexander Graham Bell Award – Canada Graduate Scholarships St. Thomas has been allocated 1 nomination Internal Deadline: November 11 External Deadline: November 25


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). Internal Contact: Kim Fenwick at External Contact: or 613-688-5517 External Deadline: November 15 General Poster with Fact Sheet General Poster for Students with Fact Sheet Specialized Program Poster

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute “Understanding Canada” Fellowships Traditionally known as “Canadian Studies” Programme, this fellowship programme aims at promoting and developing interest of Indian academics in Canadian Studies through research and academic exchanges. These fellowships are funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada and offered for: a) Doctoral Research, (b) Faculty Research and (c) Faculty Enrichment, to develop and enhance understanding about Canada at Indian Institutions. In order to give a wider coverage to these competitions, we request you to kindly circulate it to your colleagues, collaborators and students in India. This will help in promoting our programme and benefit the academic community. Contact: Prachi Kaul (Dr.), Programme Officer

The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives. Examples include but are not limited to: providing services, providing legal counselling and assistance, counselling mature women entering or re-entering the labour market, counselling women in crisis, counselling and training women for non-traditional employment, and positions in women's centres.

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