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Office of Research Services BMH 312 Dr. Gayle MacDonald, Assistant Vice-President (Research) Josephine Adda, Proposal Support Officer Margot Malenfant, Office Coordinator (Research)

Research Funding

December 2012 / January 2013: Issue 32

***************************************************************** 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 (josadda@stu.ca, 452-0621). All research funding applications should be reviewed by the Office of Research Services prior to submission. *****************************************************************

Senate Research Committee Internal Grant Recipients November 2012 The Senate Research Committee sincerely thanks all applicants and expresses congratulations to the recipients listed below for submitting such strong proposals.

Major Research Grant:

Robin Vose - $3,625 The Inquisitor's Matrix II: A Survey of Inquisition Manuals in the British Library, London

General Research Grants:

Rusty Bitterman - $2,500 Atlantic Connections: The Jonathan Worrell Family in Early 19th-Century PEI, Barbados, Britain, and France Michael Dawson - $2,359 The Economic, Social, and Cultural Significance of Jell-O


Samira Farhoud - $2,500 Stéréotypes, Diasporas, Désappartenance et Révolte dans la Littérature Francophone de l'Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient (ANMO) Lynne Gouliquer - $2,500 Life History Stories of Senior-Seniors: Tales of Resiliency, Identity, and Longevity from the Maritimes Bonnie Huskins - $2,500 Citizen of the Atlantic: Using Life and Writings of Royal Engineer William Booth to Investiagte the Relationship between 'local' and 'transatlantic' Communities in the Late 18th Century David Korotkov - $2,492 A Social-Cognitive and Trait Based Comparison on the Stress and Humour Variables: A Replication and Extension (Part 2) Martin Kutnowski - $1,272.30 New piece for flute, viola, and harp; Preparation of a Canada Council Application Janet Mullin - $2,500 Homes and Hells: Shifting spaces in middle-class gaming in nineteenth-century England, 1800-1850 Robin Peck - $1,709 Cal Lane Essay and Interview

STU’s subscription to FundVantage for 2012-13 **This subscription is NOW available to all Faculty and students seeking funding for research and graduate studies**clarify this statement. For example, it could read ―funding for research projects‖ or funding for the pursuit of graduate studies. Anyone using a St. Thomas computer should be able to access FundVantage without a username or password, as we have set this account up with campus-wide open access.

TO ACCESS FUNDVANTAGE 1. Go to: https://www.fundvantage.ca/ 2. Click on:

3. Type a keyword to search for funding here:

To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda josadda@stu.ca or call extension 621


Tri-Council & National Funding Agencies Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Call for Applications for Global and International Studies Initiative Visiting Scholar Program ($3000) Deadline: Monday, January 14th 2013.

This is a call for applications to the GISI Visiting Scholar program. The Global and International Studies Program is a threeyear, SSHRC-funded St. Thomas University initiative which is designed to promote global and international studies at STU through a program of major research grants, conference travel support, and the promotion of visiting scholars

Important Notice: SSHRC’S New Grant Management System (GMS) and Common CV (CCV) SSHRC has launched a new electronic grants management system (GMS) that is expected to streamline and simplify the submission process for both applicants and partners. The new portal for all external users will provide a single point of entry for all of SSHRC’s interactions with applicants, reviewers, committee members, institutions and partners. The system will be used for applications to the Insight Development Grants February 1, 2013 deadline competition. The use of the new grants management system also requires adoption of the new Canadian Common CV (CCV). All participants in the Insight Development Grants will be required to provide information pertaining to their CCV when submitting their application to SSHRC through the new grants management system.

Please note: 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 new year (in addition to the one held December 13th 2012) on training for us of the GMS and CCV systems. Please let the ORS know if you are interested in attending one, to help determine interest.

To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda josadda@stu.ca or call extension 621


Current funding opportunities include: Connection Grants Insight Grants Insight Development Grants Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent

SSHRC Connection Grants Created to support events and activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives, these events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research findings of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities. Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or activities that facilitate:  disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;  scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;  intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or  international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges between researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries. SSHRC partnership grants provide opportunities for Canadian and international businesses to work jointly with researchers in the social sciences and humanities and with other partners. Download brochure

SSHRC Insight Development Grants Internal Deadline: January 18, 2013

Insight Development Grants proposals are expected to respond to the objectives put forward in the call for proposals for the Insight program. The objectives of the Insight program are to:     

build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers; support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline; provide a high-quality research training experience for students; fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.

Contact: For more information about the Insight Development Grants funding opportunity, please contact: Email: insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca Tel.: 613-996-6976

To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda josadda@stu.ca or call extension 621


SSHRC Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent Internal Deadline: February 1, 2013

The Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent description is now updated for the 2013 competition and available on the SSHRC website HERE. Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities. Note that partnership proposals focused primarily on partnered research training initiatives may now be submitted to the Partnership Grants funding opportunity under the Talent umbrella program. Partnered research training initiatives seek to support the creation of innovative approaches that enrich research training experiences for students and postdoctoral researchers while facilitating their transition to academic or non-academic workplace settings. Applicants interested in applying must follow SSHRC’s Guidelines for Partnered Research Training Initiatives. The federal budget, as noted in the 2012 Economic Action Plan, announced an increase of $7 million per year to SSHRC for industry-academic partnerships to commence in 2012-13. As a result, SSHRC encourages applicants to involve partners from the private sector, including industry associations, in their partnership. Private sector organizations are also invited to visit SSHRC’s Partnerships for Success section of its website. Contact: 613-943-1007 or email at: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

SSHRC Welcomes Applications Involving Research-Creation Recognizing the importance of research-creation in the social sciences and humanities, and the expertise of artist-researchers, SSHRC is integrating research-creation as an eligible activity across its Talent, Insight and Connection programs. SSHRC defines “research-creation” as a creative process that comprises an essential part of a research activity, and fosters the development and renewal of knowledge through aesthetic, technical, instrumental or other innovations. See Definitions of Terms for more details. Beginning with the October 2012 Insight Grants competition, applicants will be able to request support for projects involving research-creation. Eventually, research-creation activities will be eligible for support through most of SSHRC’s funding opportunities, with newly launched competitions adding “creative outputs” to their evaluation criteria as an option for evidence of expertise. Applicants whose proposals involve research-creation will have the opportunity, in the CV portion of their applications, to provide a link to a website showcasing their creative outputs or research-creation achievements. More Information: research@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca 613-992-3145

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) To view all CIHR opportunities, please visit CIHR Funding Opportunity Database CIHR Newsletter – Issue 132 To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda josadda@stu.ca or call extension 621


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 CIHR has developed a new KT Guide to assist with the writing and reviewing of grants. Integrated and end-of-grant approaches are described in detail with case studies that bring the concepts to life and worksheets that will help guide your thinking and planning. Guidebook for New Principal Investigators Advice on Applying for a Grant, Writing Papers, Setting up a Research Team and Managing Your Time

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. Contact: Meghan McMahon mmcmahon.ihspr@mcgill.ca or Michael Rajendram Michael.Rajendram@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSERC Funding opportunities are available here Funding deadlines are available here 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. Note that a revised version of the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide will be posted in the coming months.

Other Granting Agencies Provincial New Brunswick Innovation Foundation Research Assistantships Initiative Internal Deadline January 11th 2013

Balancing the demands of research work requires many different kinds of support. Whether it’s organizing data or performing technical tasks, funding from our Research Assistantships Initiative [RAI] can put your best students to work for you. Provided together with the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training & Labour, the RAI is beneficial for both professors and the students. In 2012, NBIF awarded $600,000 in research assistantships. To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda josadda@stu.ca or call extension 621


Applications available by clicking the above hyperlink.

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

Update: The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation is pleased to announce a change to the application deadline for the Operating Grant program. Instead of December 15 each year, there will no longer be a deadline. Applications will be accepted at any time. This change ensures that peer review from all national agencies can be accommodated within the program without unnecessary delay. Details are now available on the website at www.nbhrf.com/funding-programs.

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.

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.

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.

New NBHRF Eligibility Requirements NBHRF’s board of directors has approved new eligibility requirements for several of its funding programs. Funding program descriptions on the website now reflect this change.

Federal 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. Communities    

Community Partnerships Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS) Homelessness Partnering Strategy Support for the Not-for-Profit Sector

Disabilities   

Disability Issues Office for Disability Issues Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

Education and Training       

Canada Learning Bond Canada Student Loans and Grants Education Savings for a Child Learning and Post-Secondary Education Literacy and Essential Skills Student Exchanges and International Academic Mobility Trades and Apprenticeship

Employment    

Aboriginal Labour Market Programs Careers at HRSDC Employment Insurance (EI) Employment Measures

To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda josadda@stu.ca or call extension 621


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Employment Standards Equality in the Workplace Foreign Credential Recognition Health and Safety in the Workplace Labour Law Labour Market Information Labour Mobility Labour Program Live-in Caregiver Program National Occupational Classification (NOC) Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workers' Compensation

Families   

Child and Family Intercountry Adoption in Canada Universal Child Care Plan

Seniors    

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) New Horizons for Seniors Old Age Security (OAS) Senior Care

To be added to the distribution list please contact NC-RESEARCH-RECHERCHE-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Internationalization of Research and Development Program The Internationalization of Research and Development (IRD) grant program is a 5-year, $5M initiative. The IRD program gives university and college researchers involved in existing or on-going agriculture and allied sciences research the opportunity to develop collaborations with foreign experts in academic, government or industry research institutions in foreign countries. Deadline: Ongoing Funding: Up to $60,000 over 3 years

2013 Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Research Competition—Now Open 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

European Research Area (ERA)-Can: Promoting Canada EU Research through the European Framework Programme (FP7) ERA-Can encourages and facilitates Canadian researchers and research organizations to collaborate with European researchers under the Seventh Framework Programme. By connecting with European researchers, Canadians can increase the quality of their networks and the impact of their resources and projects. Canadian researchers are eligible to participate on a self-funded basis. In exceptional circumstances, if the proposal can successfully make the case that a Canadian partner’s participation is both essential to the project’s success and that it represents a unique expertise not available in Europe, Canadians may also be eligible to receive funding directly from the European Commission.

To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda josadda@stu.ca or call extension 621


Application Deadline: Varies by theme from October 2012 to January 2013 Funding: Varies by theme

Grand Challenges Canada announces $11.8 million in funding for bold, breakthrough innovations through its Saving Brains initiative

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

MA SSHRC Information MA CIHR Information

Helpful slides on Masters Funding Deadlines for SSHRC and CIHR Masters funding: Masters Funding Session I Graduate School Session Masters Funding Session II First Internal Application Deadline to ORS Feedback Given to Short-Listed Applicants

Tuesday, October 16 Friday October 19 Monday October 29 Noon, Friday, January 11 Friday, January 25

Second/Final Internal Deadline to ORS

Noon, Thursday, January 31

CIHR Masters External Deadline

Friday, February 1

SSHRC Masters External Deadline

Monday, February 4

All applications must be submitted to the Office of Research Services by noon of the deadline date. Killam Fellowships Program (undergraduate students): Competition closes: January 31, 2013

Expanded Mitacs-Accelerate Program: New pilot provides added flexibility

Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere graduate internship program. It connects companies with over 50 Canadian universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality academic expertise. Projects are undertaken by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from ALL research disciplines. Funding now available through the Mitacs-Accelerate InDev Program to collaborate with industry on development-focused projects. InDev Internships differ from Mitacs-Accelerate Research Internships by project scope. Projects acceptable for To learn more please book an appointment with Josephine Adda josadda@stu.ca or call extension 621


InDev are not designed for research projects, but for collaborative projects with industry that advance or significantly improve new products, processes, materials, systems or services. Rolling Deadline: Please email all application components to STU ORS for review at least 2 weeks before you wish to submit to the agency

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