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Office of Research Services BMH 312 Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Assistant Vice-President (Research) Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer (Research) Meghan Huestis, Office Coordinator (Research) Tanaka Chinemberi Research Assistant (Research)

Research Funding

March 2013: Issue 33

***************************************************************** Please notify the Office of Research Services as soon as possible of your intention to apply for any research funding: grant, contract, award or prize (, 452-0621).All research funding applications should be reviewed by the Office of Research Services prior to submission. *****************************************************************

Senate Research Committee Internal Grant Recipients McCain Award Dr. Michael Dawson has been awarded the McCain Award for the 2013-2013 academic year and we are looking forward to the release of his book “Debating Consumerism: Shopping and the Politics of School Hours in Vancouver and Victoria”. Conference Travel Grant Dr. Robin Vose of the History Department will be actively participating in The Friars and their Influence in Medieval Spain Conference from April 11-13, 2013 in Madrid Spain. Dr. Janet Mullin of the History Department will be actively participating in the Economic History Society Annual Conference from April 5-7, 2013 in York , UK. Dr. Shaun Narine of the Political Science Department will be travelling to actively participate in the International Studies Association Annual Conference in San Francisco from April 2 - April 6 2013 Dr. Bonnie Huskins of the History Department will be travelling to actively participate in the “Head West” British Association of American Studies 58th Annual Conference from April 18 – 21 2013 at the University of Exeter Dr. Craig Proulx of the Anthropology department will be travelling to actively participation in the CASCA Conference from May 8 - May 11 2013 in Victoria British Columbia. Dr. Monika Stelzl of the Psychology has been awarded a Conference Travel Grant and will be travelling to actively participate in the 3rd Annual Global Conference – Femininities and Masculinities in Prague Czech Republic from May 21 - May 24 2013. Dr. Melissa Ptacek of the Criminology and History Department has been awarded a Conference Travel Grant and will be travelling to actively participate in the “New Faces of War” 3rd HAW Conference in Baltimore Maryland from April 5 - April 7 2013. Dr. Trevor Sawler of the English Department has been awarded a Conference Travel Grant and will be travelling to actively participate in the Ezra Pound International Conference from July 10 - July 13 2013 in Dublin Ireland Dr. Santiago Mora has been awarded a Conference Travel Grant and wll be travelling to participate in the 10 th Meeting of the Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies at the University of Liverpool in the UK from June

25 to June 28 2013. Indexing Grant Dr. Clive Baldwin has been awarded a Publication Grant and we wish him good wishes with his publication Research Assistant Grant Dr. Matthew Hayes has been awarded a Research Assistant Grant.

The Senate Research Committee sincerely thanks all applicants and expresses congratulations to the recipients listed below for submitting such strong proposals.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

News Bulletin (LONDON—MARCH 15, 2013)—Some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds working in diverse scientific disciplines will receive significant support from the federal government, through the Canada Research Chairs program, to pursue world-class research at postsecondary institutions across Canada. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), made the announcement today while speaking at Western University in London, Ontario. “Our government is committed to attracting and retaining the world’s best and brightest researchers, supporting innovation, creating jobs, and strengthening our economy,” said Goodyear. “By investing in programs such as the Canada Research Chairs, we are fostering cutting-edge research and the generation of new innovations for the marketplace, which will benefit Canadians.” The Canada Research Chairs program has positioned Canada as an international leader and destination of choice in research and development. In total, the Government of Canada will provide $90.6 million in support to 120 newly awarded and renewed Canada Research Chairs. The research, which will be conducted at 39 Canadian institutions, has potential benefits for Canadians and their families, businesses, practitioners and policy-makers. Of this total, 19 researchers have been recruited from abroad, including 10 Canadians returning to work in their home country—demonstrating the success of the program in attracting and supporting research excellence in Canada. The Canada Research Chairs program invests approximately $300 million per year toward research in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences. Today’s event at Western University featured Dr. Tima Bansal, Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability. Western University will receive $1.4 million over seven years to support the work of Bansal, a new Tier 1 chairholder. With the goal of strengthening the link between research and practice, Bansal will bring together academics and businesses from all sectors of the economy to identify and develop sustainable business practices, helping firms manage their financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities. “As a Canada Research Chair, I will be even better positioned to help companies rise to the forefront of competitive leadership,” said Bansal. “There is a perception that there’s a trade-off between competitiveness and environmental and social responsibility. In fact, they are completely consistent, especially over the long run. Canada’s long-term prosperity depends on firms making development sustainable.” “The Canada Research Chairs program continues to support and attract many of the world’s top researchers to Canadian post-secondary institutions,” said Chad Gaffield, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and chair of the Canada Research Chairs Steering Committee. “With the support of federal research investments announced today, chairholders will enhance our understanding of critical issues in ways that will improve our quality of life and strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness.” The investment announced today also includes an additional To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda or call extension 621

$4.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research infrastructure associated with the new Chair awards. “World-class research requires world-class research infrastructure,” said Gilles G. Patry, president and CEO of CFI. “With the right tools, Canada Research Chairs can push the boundaries of their work and make the kind of advances and innovations that benefit people in all corners of Canada.” Since 2006, the Government of Canada has invested nearly $8 billion in initiatives supporting science, technology and the growth of innovative firms in Canada, including $5 billion for advanced research, education and training; $2 billion for postsecondary infrastructure; and $1 billion for applied research and financing. This funding has helped to make Canada a world leader in postsecondary education research and to create the knowledge and highly skilled workforce that are required for a prosperous economy. As outlined by the Prime Minister, the federal government remains focused on what Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, pride in being a citizen of this country and personal financial security. A complete list of chairholders is available on the CRC website at Details on CFI’s funding for research infrastructure associated with the new Chair awards are available on the CFI website at

The four federal research funding organizations—the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada—have developed a new, harmonized conflict of interest and confidentiality policy. The Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policy of the Federal Research Funding Organizations will help ensure that the merit review process continues to meet the highest ethical and integrity standards and preserves the trust and confidence of the research community, the government and the public The policy will be integrated into each organization’s review process in the coming months. Review committee members, external reviewers and observers will be required to agree to comply with the policy and to take necessary measures to protect the public interest in all conflict-of-interest situations.

Access to Research Data Centres The Canadian initiative on social statistics access to research data centres is a strategic joint initiative of SSHRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Statistics Canada to promote research and training in the application of social statistics. Applications may be submitted at any time. Results will be announced approximately five to eight weeks after submission.

Reminder SSHRC’S New Grant Management System (GMS) and Common CV (CCV) - use of the new Grants Management System and CCV applies only to the Insight Development Grants at this time. Additional funding opportunities and programs for SSHRC, including the Canada Research Chairs program, will be phased into the system in 2013. It is anticipated that all SSHRC applicants will be using the CCV by the end of 2013. If you had an account in the old CCV website (as opposed to a SSHRC generated CV), you can access the new CCV by using your previous username and password. However, the following need to be done in the “Account” section when you log in for the first time: • Change your password (if desired) to meet the new security guidelines. • Add two reminder questions and answers that you will be asked if you ever forget your username or password in the future. • Verify all your CV data. CV data was migrated, wherever possible, from the old to the new system. You need to inspect each section and field to make sure that the data was properly migrated. Any missing or wrongly formatted data will have to be corrected by you. For your convenience, the old CCV application will be available until further notice for you to retrieve any data. There will be workshops in the Spring 2013 for Faculty focusing on using the GMS and CCV systems. Please let the ORS know if you are interested in attending one, to help determine interest.

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SSHRC Funding Digging into Data Challenge – an international research funding opportunity - Each project is an international partnership among two to four national teams, from at least two of the four participating countries (Canada, the Netherland, the US, and the UK). When a project is selected for funding, each of the teams will receive a grant from their respective country. For Canadian teams, the maximum award amount (over two years) will range from: up to $125,000 for projects requesting funds from SSHRC only; or for multidisciplinary teams requesting funds from SSHRC and NSERC, a maximum of $125,000 from each agency can be requested. CFI is also making funds of $500,000 available for Canadian teams towards specific infrastructure needed to enable the Canadian research team(s) to achieve their research objectives. Final applications will be due May 15, 2013. SSHRC launched its new competition for Canadian university students: Research for a better life: The Storytellers. Tell your compelling research story in three minutes or less, and you could be one of 25 finalists to win $3,000 and attend the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. After Congress, the five final winners will be invited to deliver a featured presentation at this year’s World Social Science Forum in Montreal. See full details on SSHRC’s website. SSHRC will be celebrating outstanding achievement in research and research training with the launch of a prestigious new suite of prizes, to be awarded to researchers and graduate students. SSHRC announced its new suite of prizes, the Impact Awards, on March 20, 2013. SSHRC Impact Awards are designed to build on and sustain Canada’s research-based knowledge culture. The awards recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or completely by SSHRC. Institutions are invited to put forward nominations for the following awards:     

Gold Medal ($100,000) Talent Award ($50,000) Insight Award ($50,000) Connection Award ($50,000) Partnership Award ($50,000)

Please note that the William E. Taylor Fellowship, the SSHRC Postdoctoral Prize, and the SSHRC Aurora Prize will no longer be offered. The Molson Prize, co-managed with the Canada Council for the Arts, will not be affected. Please contact Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer at or 452-0621 for additional information.

Please note that a call for proposals for SSHRC’s Knowledge Synthesis Grants on Skills Development for Future Needs of the Canadian Labour Market has just been posted at the following link:

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Funding Opportunities and Funding News Research Support Program on Intergovernmental Affairs and Québec Identity - The Research Support Program on Intergovernmental Affairs and Québec Identity is intended to assist in the development and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of Intergovernmental Affairs and Québec Identity through activities, research and studies. Researchers affiliated with various organizations (post-secondary institutions, research centres, associations, institutes) in Québec, in Canada or elsewhere may apply under the program, which is designed to accommodate the spectrum of needs within the broader academic community. The program is accepting applications under two components, each of which has its own objectives and eligibility criteria: 1) The Intergovernmental Affairs component supports projects of interest to Québec that are likely to contribute to the improvement of interprovincial and federal-provincial-territorial relations, especially by: - consolidating intergovernmental cooperation; - promoting relations between governments that are based on the respect of the Constitution and the recognition of diversity; - promoting the exchange of views between the various regions of Canada. 2) The Québec Identity component supports projects that are likely to contribute to the promotion of Québec identity, especially by: - fostering a better understanding of Québec identity and specificity and of the Québec nation and its constituent elements; - enhancing a sense of common citizenship within Québec. Application Deadline: No set deadline (email all application components to ORS for review at least 2 weeks before you wish to submit to the agency) Funding: No funding limit—budgets must be justified and applications are analysed on an individual basis. Website:

The Québec – New Brunswick University Cooperation in Advanced Education and Research Program is a financial assistance program to promote education and research exchanges between students and professors in New Brunswick and Québec. Cooperation program web page at :

Applications for 2013-2014 are available at the

University professors and students can apply to receive funding for eligible costs related to participation in a research project with a host university in Québec. Two (2) options of the program are: Research: New Brunswick teams wishing to conduct research jointly with Québec universities; or Training: A student can do a research/training internship at a partner Québec university or a student1 can study for one or two semesters at a Québec university while still remaining enrolled at a New Brunswick university. The credits obtained in Québec are transferable to the students programme in New Brunswick. Please pay special attention to all documents related to the programme, particularly the guidelines, the application form and the project assessment form.

NBHRF Health Research Strategic Initiative: Restricted Industrial Grants - The program supports the health research enterprise in New Brunswick and ensures a more efficient and coordinated approach to the development of the research enterprise in dealings with the private sector (such as, but not limited to, health and life sciences industries, biotechnological, biopharmaceutical medical devices, or diagnostics companies). This includes identifying the elements necessary to support the research enterprise and designated initiatives targeted at creating, evolving and/or sustaining these elements. For more information please refer to the link For further information your can contact Josephine Adda Proposal Support Office at 452-0621 or by email at For a listing of Funding programs you can refer to the link: To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda or call extension 621

Canada Council for the Arts: Killam Research Fellowships - The Killam Research Fellowships (KRFs) are awarded annually on a competitive basis in the following fields: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, and studies linking any of the disciplines within these fields. KRFs provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to individual scholars who wish to pursue independent research. The fellowships are awarded to individuals, but the funds are paid to and administered by universities or research institutes. Deadline: May 15, 2013 (before deadline email all application components to ORS for review) Website: Reminder: NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program - The CREATE program is designed to improve the mentoring and training environment for 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. Successful applicants will consist of a group of accomplished researchers who will work collaboratively to offer a defined research training program to a group of trainees. Where appropriate, proposed initiatives could also encourage interaction with the users of research and future employers of the trainees, or contribute to providing additional opportunities for students to participate in exchanges at the national or international level. CREATE funding can be directed toward the following NSERC priority areas: Environmental science and technologies; Information and communications technologies; Manufacturing; and Natural resources and energy. Opportunities within the CREATE program : Industrial Stream; and International Collaboration Opportunities such as NSERC and the DFG (the German Research Foundation) and Brazil and CREATE. For a Summary of Changes to the CREATE Program for the 2013 Competition go to: Funding: up to $150,000 in the first year and up to $300,000 annually in years two to six for a total of $1.65M total over a period of six years

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) To view all CIHR opportunities, please visit CIHR Funding Opportunity Database

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is currently performing user research to gain insight into the usability of the CIHR website and they would appreciate your input. You can access the activity online: It should take you no more than 5 minutes to complete. This activity is completely anonymous and is an evaluation of their website - there are no right or wrong answers. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Marion McGregor at

Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health A partnership of the Graham Boeckh Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Phase I: Call for Expressions of Interest Responses due: April 30, 2013 Transformational Research in Adolescent To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda or call extension 621

Mental Health (TRAM) is a partnership of the Graham Boeckh Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. TRAM’s goal is to work with mental health communities over the next year to collectively build one unique pan-Canadian research-to-practice network. Together the partners will invest $25M over a period of five years. TRAM is a core initiative under CIHR’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) – transforming the health system through provincial/territorial and stakeholder partnerships which create high-impact research. What will the funded network do? Through research and implementation of transformative intervention approaches, the network will catalyze fundamental change in youth and adolescent mental health care in Canada. Over the coming months, a unique, iterative development process will link and connect the innovative ideas and people to prepare complete pan-Canadian network proposals, and ultimately, select one to fund. Through thisthree-phase process, a network will emerge: Phase I: Expressions of Interest and April 30, 2013 Strengthening Workshop June 26-28, 2013 Phase II: Letters of Intent September 2, 2013; Phase III: Full proposals January 13, 2014 Who is eligible to apply to this call for Expressions of Interest? Expressions of Interest can come from two kinds of participant groups: 1. Proponents of a nascent proposal for a full pan-Canadian research-to-practice network 2. Teams which could become part of a pan-Canadian research-to-practice network. All Expressions of Interest must include active participation from stakeholders with a direct interest in the mental health needs of 11-25 years olds, including: 1) patients/family representatives; 2) policy makers; 3) researchers; 4) service providers; 5) community organizations, and other stakeholders as appropriate. In Phase I, the intent is to identify the key groups, resources and ideas which may be important components of a pan-Canadian network. In Phase I, participants are applying to partake in a network development process, not for traditional grant funding. The leadership of applicant groups making proposals that are selected through the Expression of Interest MUST participate in the TRAM Strengthening Workshop, scheduled for June 26-28, 2013. For more information you can contact Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer at or 452-0621.

Funding opportunities The following is a list of funding opportunities which CIHR and its partners posted between February 14 and March 13, 2013. To view these opportunities, please use the CIHR Funding Opportunity Database at ogram&masterList=true&view=currentOpps. Simply select the opportunity from the list which is sorted alphabetically. * Dissemination Events: Spring 2013 Competition * Dissemination Events: Spring 2013 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) * Operating Grant: Discovery Frontiers * Planning Grants: Spring 2013 Competition * Planning Grants: Spring 2013 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

CIHR - Knowledge Synthesis Grant 2013 Spring Competition Application deadline – April 2 2013. CIHR's mandate 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. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice. For questions on CIHR funding guidelines, how to apply, and the peer review process contact: Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer at 452-0621 or

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CIHR Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy Research Application deadline: May 1, 2013 This new prize is a career achievement award that honours and recognizes an exceptional researcher in the area of health services and policy research who has created an influential body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy and/or care delivery. The prize consists of $25,000 in research grant funding. A nominee must: * be an independent researcher;* be registered at an eligible institution; * have at least 10 years of experience as an independent investigator and currently hold a full-time position within a Canadian academic, hospital, not-for-profit or governmental institution or affiliated research institution.

CIHR Healthcare Renewal Policy Analysis Grants

These grants will support the generation of high-quality policy analyses that identify evidence-informed policy options for healthcare renewal in Canada in the EIHR priority areas of healthcare financing and funding, health system sustainability, and governance and accountability.

CIHR Governance a) Institute Advisory Boards 2013 Renewal - CIHR is renewing membership for its 13 Institute Advisory Boards (IABs). On average, each Institute will appoint 1 to 2 members for this cycle. Online applications for the 11th annual cycle of IAB renewal for all thirteen Institute Advisory Boards (IABs) can be submitted, via ResearchNet, until April 15, 2013.

Notice of Decision Update for the 2012-2013 New Investigator Salary Award and the Fall 2012 Priority Announcement - 201209MSH - Please note that the Anticipated Notice of Decision of the New Investigator Salary Award: 2012-2013 competition and the New Investigator Salary Award: Fall 2012 Priority Announcements has changed to 2013-06-28

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For CIHR Institutes CIHR Publications CIHR Newsletter – Issue 133 CIHR IHSPR Innovator - Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Newsletter Two New Online Guides from CIHR - (Hard copies are available at the ORS) Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches and Guidebook for New Principal Investigators

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSERC Funding opportunities are available at: Funding deadlines are available at:

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REVISIONS – Program Guide for Professors The Program Guide for Professors has been revised recently for the programs with fall application deadlines. You can get an overview of these new programs and revisions to the program literature by consulting the Summary of Changes – 2012-2013 Program Guide for Professors which is posted on our Web site and is updated as programs are added or revised.

Other Granting Agencies Provincial New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

Federal Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Internationalization of Research and Development Program

Check out our updated list of books available to loan from the ORS

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