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Research Funding

Oct 2013: Issue 38

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). All applications should be reviewed by the Research Office prior to submission.

Funding Resources FundVantage Grant Database FundVantage is a superior database that any full or part-time faculty member, staff and students can access from any computer or equivalent device logged onto the STU network. It offers many research funding opportunities. Use this link to access the database - Contact Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer if you encounter any problems in accessing the website. (

The Foundation Center’s Guide to Winning Proposals This guide, which is available through the Office of Research Services, features 20 grant proposals that were funded by leading grantmakers. Each proposal - reprinted in full - includes a critique by the decision-maker and is a valuable resource for developing winning proposals. Click the link for more information.

Canadian Subsidy Directory The Canadian Subsidy Directory is an index of more than 3500 funding programs offered through a variety of governments, associations and foundations. This Directory is available through the Office of Research Services located in Brian Mulroney Hall, Rm 312.

Springboard Atlantic - Industry Engagement Program This funding opportunity promotes the development of effective regional partnerships with industry (company or non-profit). A maximum project cost of up to $15,000 per project is available (including matching funds). Contact the research office for more information. Learn more. Access to Research Data Centres - New Application for Programs of Research The Research Data Centre Program is a strategic joint initiative between Statistics Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to promote research and training in the application of social statistics. This joint initiative provides researchers with access to micro data from population and household surveys. Statistics Canada has launched a new application type called Program of Research, defined as “a series of academic projects linked by a common theme; often funded by a large research grant for a program of research�. Researchers can now submit a proposal for the approval of the overall research program. Once approved, they can submit short project summary proposals, instead of a full proposal, for specific projects that fall under the umbrella of the program of research. Website

Tri-Council & National Funding Agencies

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or

outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. SSHRC provides funding for research, research training and knowledge mobilization initiatives involving a formal partnered approach. Formal partnerships can be among postsecondary institutions, or between the academic and public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors. They can be disciplinary or interdisciplinary, and can include both Canadian and international partners. •

Partnership Development Grants provide support to foster new research and/or related activities with

new or existing partners; and to design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities. These grants are valued at $75,000 to $200,000 over one to three years. •

Partnership Grants provide support to new or existing formal partnerships for initiatives that advance

research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities. These grants are valued at $500,000 to $2.5 million over four to seven years. Requests outside this range will also be considered. Deadlines November 1, 2013

Partnership Grants Formal Application

November 6, 2013

Doctoral Awards (direct applications)

November 6, 2013

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

November 30, 2013

Partnership Development Grants

CIHR Issue 161 Click here to read Visit the CIHR Website for program description and application guidelines ResearchNet login:

Fellowships provide support for highly qualified candidates in all areas of health research at the post-PhD or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad. Funds Available The awards consist of a stipend and a research allowance and are valued in Canadian dollars. Stipends are taxable. • •

It is anticipated that approximately $21 million over five years will be available through this competition, enough to fund approximately 170 awards. The maximum amount awarded for a single award is up to $60,000 per annum for up to 5 years. The value and duration of each award is determined by the degree(s) held, licensure (where applicable), location of tenure and experience of the applicant.

Knowledge Synthesis Grant : Fall 2013 Competition CIHR will us the fall 2013 Knowledge Synthesis Grant competition to pilot design elements related to the reforms of the open suite of programs and peer review process. The pilot will involve modifications to both the application and review processes. Please visit for more information.

Network Catalyst Grant The CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), in partnership with the Institute of Aging (IA) and the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health (IAPH), will provide support for the creation and/or further development of a formal network. The aim of this network will be to facilitate the pooling of resources to support innovative research and practices, to build capacity and to provide a forum for discussing ideas, sharing best practices and consulting on challenges. This opportunity will provide funding for a network that demonstrates a capacity to advance work in priority research areas. For more information on this opportunity please visit the CIHR website

Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research: 2014 Award Purpose: To recognize an outstanding researcher working in a Canadian institution in the area of psychiatry, with a focus on major mental disorders. Amount of award: $25,000 in Canadian funds Nomination deadline: Nominations must be submitted by January 31st, 2014. The recipient of the award will be announced at the Graham Boeckh Foundation’s annual dinner in the spring of 2014. Eligibility: Open to all researchers in the field affiliated with a Canadian academic or clinical institution, who are in the mid-stage of their career, and therefore seven to 15 years from their initial appointment at the time of the submission. For more information click here

The NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program provides the primary avenue to obtain up to $150,000 in support for research tools and instruments with a total net cost between $7,001 and $250,000. Based on the outcome of our consultations with stakeholders, NSERC will continue to conduct a national competition for RTI but will be providing universities with a quota of the number of RTI applications that they can submit to NSERC annually. This quota is based on the number of NSERC-funded researchers in the natural sciences and engineering at each university. Pleaase visit the website for a complete list of changes to the program •

The NSERC deadline remains October 25 at 8 p.m. (ET).

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NSERC Funding opportunities are available here Funding deadlines are available here

Internships Mitacs Accelerate Through Mitacs-Accelerate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from over 50 universities apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges. Armed with the very latest tools, techniques, and innovations, the intern (a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) brings a new perspective to the problem faced by the industry partner. Starting at 4-month research-based industrial internships valued at $15,000, Mitacs Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. Funding: $15,000 for four months for Master's/PhD/postdoctoral level Application Deadline: There is no set deadline for this program Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Mitacs Elevate PDF is a program that supports recent PhD graduates to work on a joint industry-academia research project for 2 years. Fellows lead the collaboration and spend about half of their time at the university and half at the company. In addition, Mitacs provides the fellows with business skills training so they are well positioned to take on R&D leadership roles at the end of the program. This program is open to all PhD holders regardless of nationality. Intent to Apply Deadline: November 4, 2013 Application Deadline: November 5, 2013 Website:

Provincial New Brunswick Health Research Foundation The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) was created in July 2008 with a mandate to co-ordinate, support and promote health research in New Brunswick. Our vision is a healthy and prosperous New Brunswick through excellence in health research and innovation. Our mission is to provide leadership and support to build health research capacity, improve the health of New Brunswickers and advance the knowledge economy. Please visit the NBHRF Website for a complete list of opportunities. Here are just a few:

1) 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. Learn more

2) NBHRF New Investigator Grants Intended to support researchers who are new to the health discipline in New Brunswick. Grants are up to $60,000 per year for up to 2 years, 50% of which may be used as a teaching release. Learn more. 3) NBHRF Establishment Grants Designed to attract outstanding health researchers to the province by providing funding to their initiating organization to help establish independent health research programs in the province. Grants are up to $60,000 per year for up to 2 years, 50% of which may be used as a teaching release. Learn more.

The New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network’s mandate is to advance an evidence-based approach to governance by identifying opportunities for collaboration between the government and people interested in conducting research relevant to socio-economic development. As part of efforts to accomplish its mandate, the network has developed a tool to capture research interests aligned to the specific GNB areas it has identified as well as to broad socio-economic development. Interests identified could form the basis of research grant applications with identified teams, academic institutions and community partners on board. To find out more about the NBSPRN and the potential research subject areas based on GNB commitments, and to indicate your specific interests in alignment to these or other socio-economic topics, click the links below. NBSPRN Website: GNB Research Priority Areas: Support Request Tool: For more information, please contact Nick Scott (453-6507,, Managing Director of NBSPRN.

Other 2014 Alzheimer Society Research Program Announcement Alzheimer Society Research Program funds research that improves the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and research into finding a cure. Deadline for applications is Thursday, November 7,2013 11:59 p.m. EST. Visit the website for more info. Québec Government Research Grants Support Program on Intergovernmental Affairs and Quebec 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 Quebec 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. Click for more info Application Deadline: No set deadline Québec-New Brunswick University Cooperation in Advanced Education & Research Program Given the importance of co-operation as a means of helping universities carry out their dual mission of research and training, and in order to support co-operation between universities in New Brunswick and Québec, the New Brunswick Departments of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour and Intergovernmental Affairs administer a program that provides financial assistance for co-operation projects proposed by New Brunswick universities. This financial assistance program applies to every scientific research field, and is designed for faculty and students. The program has a research component and a training component. For more information please visit the GNB website NBIF Research Assistantship Initiative This funding opportunity is a joint initiative between the New Brunswick Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL) and the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF). The NBIF is accepting applications for the Research Assistantship Initiative (RAI). All academic and research organizations in New Brunswick can apply for funding under the RAI. While all disciplines are considered, emphasis is placed on applications that relate to one of the NBIF strategic industries or for the purpose of education and training. Research programs that demonstrate value-added relationships with the private sector are encouraged. Deadline: January 17, 2014(email all application components to ORS for review) Funding: - Graduate students: $10,000 per year for a maximum of two years - Undergraduate students: $5,000 for one year only *RAI contributions can be used to top up other funding sources and can be allocated to one or more students. Website:

NB Innovation Voucher Fund NBIF now has an Innovation Voucher Fund. Open to all New Brunswick-based small to medium companies it provides up to $80,000 to fund a project that leads to revenue growth or cost savings. To obtain a voucher, companies must collaborate with a New Brunswick applied researcher or research organization, and contribute a minimum of 20% of the total cost of the project. Visit the NBIF website for more information

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. Learn about the funding opportunities (grants and contributions) that are offered by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), the Labour Program and Service Canada by browsing programs accepting applications or funding by topic.

Grand Challenges Canada New Online Proposal Development Resource As part of our mandate to fund Bold Ideas with Big Impact to improve the health and well-being of people in developing countries by integrating scientific/technological, business and social innovation, Grand Challenges Canada has developed resources to assist applicants with preparing their proposals. We hope this resource will help researchers and innovators around the world, whatever their area of study, develop their project proposals and maximize their chances of success seeking funding. Grand Challenges Canada is committed to supporting innovation in developing country settings. The online proposal development resource offers general advice that is applicable to grant writing beyond the specific funding programs of Grand Challenges Canada. We encourage users to view, share, and build on these proposal development resources to accommodate their needs. All content is freely available for downloading and dissemination. Check it out

Learnsphere CCM (Commercialization Consulting and Mentoring) Program The Commercialization Consulting and Mentoring (CCM) Program provides access to financial and technical resources for Atlantic Canada-based SMES, universities, research institutions and other strategic partners to assist in their commercialization efforts. Visit the LearnSphere Website for more information.

John G. Diefenbaker Award The John G. Diefenbaker Award is funded by an endowment given to the Canada Council for the Arts by the Government of Canada. The award is given annually, and it enables a distinguished German scholar to spend time in Canada, which may include brief periods in the United States. While research must be the primary activity during the award period, the award recipient will be encouraged to participate in the teaching activities of the host institution and to interact with the research communities in Canada and the United States by visiting other institutions. Candidates may not apply for a John G. Diefenbaker Award; they must be nominated by a department within a host university or research institute in Canada. Nomination Deadline: December 1, 2013 Funding: The amount of the award for a full year is C$80,000. Website: Molson Prizes The Canada Council for the Arts and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada are accepting nominations for the 2014 Molson Prizes. Two Molson Prizes are awarded: one is awarded annually in the arts, and the other in the humanities or social sciences. The prizes are intended to encourage continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada. Candidates may not apply for a Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize: they must be nominated. Nomination Deadline: December 1, 2013 Funding: Two awards of $50,000 Website:

Master’s Scholarships, Fellowships, Post-Docs CIHR- IHSPR Funding The Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) funds health research in order to develop and support a well-trained base of investigators with the skills and expertise needed to design and conduct innovative and diverse research and knowledge translation activities aimed at improving health. CIHR-IHSPR is committed to building, strengthening and supporting Canadian health research and knowledge translation capacity in the field of health services and policy research at every step along a researcher's career trajectory. IHSPR is also dedicated to recognizing the research excellence and knowledge translation initiatives of the next generation of health services and policy researchers. Rising Star Award IHSPR Travel Awards Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is administered by Canada's three federal granting agencies: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $70,000 per year (taxable) for two years. For more details, please visit the Banting website.

Traditional Fulbright Student Awards These awards are intended for graduate students, prospective graduate students and junior professionals who wish to enroll in a graduate studies program, continue their current course of graduate study and research, or pursue an independent research project for a period of nine months in the United States. All awards are subject to available funding, approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), and compliance with FSB guidelines. The competition for awards taken up in the 2013-14 academic year is now closed. The current competition, for awards to be taken up in the 2014-15 academic year, closes November 15, 2013. For more detailed information, see the Fulbright website

Killam Fellowships Program The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student (applying for and registering at the host university, and paying host tuition fees). Click for more information. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs enable promising and prominent Canadian scholars, as well as experienced professionals to conduct research, develop collaborations, guest lecture and/or teach at select American universities and research centres, normally for one semester, though this may be extended to a full academic year. In addition, successful candidates will have the opportunity to deliver public lectures, give seminar presentations, participate in conferences and otherwise contribute to ongoing research activities at the host institution. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree by December 31, 2012 or have equivalent professional experience. The current competition, for awards to be taken up in the 2014-15 academic year, closes November 15, 2013. Visit the Fulbright website for more information.

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Fp bulletin issue 38 oct 2013  
Fp bulletin issue 38 oct 2013