Grants & Fellowship

To see the details of each opportunity, click on each title. For further information on funding calls, please contact Reagan Brown at rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca.
Below you will find grants and fellowships listed under New Funding Opportunities, Grants and Fellowships, and Rolling Deadlines.
 
Downlaod the Updated ORS checklist 2017-2018 here

Funding opportunities

CHILD-BRIGHT NETWORK: KT INNOVATION INCUBATOR GRANT COMPETITION

The CHILD-BRIGHT Network recently announced a call for knowledge translation projects for its KT Innovation Incubator Grant competition.  A summary is provided below. 

Objectives
–    To promote and facilitate innovative knowledge translation projects in childhood disability
–    To improve the outcomes for children with brain-based developmental disabilities and their families

Value
$20K

Duration
1 year

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – February 2, 2018
Submission to agency – February 16, 2018

To obtain further information on this funding opportunity, please consult the following link:
https://www.child-bright.ca/kt-innovation-incubator


JOINT CANADA-ISRAEL HEALTH RESEARCH PROGRAM

Objectives
This program seeks to support fundamental research at the cutting-edge of biomedical science.  This call is directed toward basic biomedical sciences in neurobiology, while building capacity and furthering the knowledge-base in low and middle income countries.

Value
Up to $390K/year.  Please visit the link at the bottom of this email for details on how the funds will be divided between the Israeli Principal Applicant’s (PA) institution and the Canadian PA’s institution.

Duration
3 years

Deadlines
Registration due at agency – January 16, 2018
Submission of application to ORS – January 30, 2018
Submission of application to agency – February 13, 2018

For further details on this funding opportunity, please consult the following web site:
https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=2775&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=true
 


NSERC CALL FOR PROPOSALS: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE (CREATE) PROGRAM

Value
$1.65M over 6 years

Application Procedure
Phase 1: Letter of Intent – Due May 1, 2018
Phase 2: Full Application (by invitation only) – Due September 24, 2018

York University Internal Selection Process – Internal Notice of Intent

All researchers planning to submit an application to the CREATE program – Phase 1: Letter of Intent  – are required to submit an internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) along with an indication of financial and other resource commitments to the project, by no later than March 13, 2018 to Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist in the Office of Research Services. 

Please note: NSERC CREATE Grants are institutional awards and require substantial support from researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, and Organized Research Units. We will prioritize proposals with institutional supports to move forward to the funder. 

Applicants must notify their Faculty and VPRI as soon as possible about their intention to apply.  Doing so will both streamline the process of securing Faculty-level support for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.

An information session on the NSERC CREATE program will be held in early 2018, details to be confirmed later. For more information and to schedule a consultation, please contact Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, in the Office of Research Services at mhasan@yorku.ca. 

Please see the NSERC website for more details on the CREATE grant. The following changes to the CREATE program will be introduced shortly:


CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY – FLIGHTS AND FIELDWORK FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (FAST 2017)

Objectives
To support Canadian post-secondary institutions research projects that will contribute to the Advancement of space scientific knowledge and the development of technologies while providing with hands-on experience to students and young researchers (post-doctoral fellows or PDFs).

Value
Category A – Up to 3 years
Category B – Up to 3 years
Category C – 2 to 3 years

Required Overhead
10%

Duration
Category A – $400,000
Category B – $200,000
Category C – $100,000

Deadlines
ORS deadline – January 3, 2018
Agency deadline – January 15, 2018

Please contact Michelle Galloro (mgalloro@yorku.ca), the Research Applications Coordinator, to indicate your interest in applying to this opportunity.

For more details on this opportunity, please visit the following link:
http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/ao/2017-fast.asp

 


CIFAR AZRIELI GLOBAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM – 2017 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Objectives
This programs provides funding and support to help early career researchers build networks and essential skills to position them as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of a full-time academic appointment.

Value
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive:
•    $100, 000 CDN in undesignated research support
•    A two-year appointment in a CIFAR research program, a global network of top-tier research leaders
•    Opportunities to network, collaborate and form a community with colleagues from a range of disciplines
•    Mentorship from a senior researcher within a CIFAR research program
•    Specialized leadership and communication skills training, a support to put skills into action

Duration
2 years

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – February 8, 2018
Submission to agency – February 22, 2018

For more information on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit the following link:
http://www.cifar.ca/global-scholars/

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ONTARIO GENOMICS: BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY FUNDING COMPETITION-CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Ontario Genomics has launched a Genome Canada funding opportunity for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. It is aimed at supporting research projects that address any aspect of bioinformatics and computational biology (B/CB) as it relates to genomics (and other high throughput ‘omics technologies) across all of Genome Canada’s sectors (i.e. human health, agriculture, aquaculture/fisheries, forestry, energy, mining and environment).

Please see the following Ontario Genomics website for further details on the funding program: http://www.ontariogenomics.ca/funding-opportunities/open-competitions/bioinformatics-and-computational-biology-competition/

 


PFIZER INDEPENDENT GRANTS FOR LEARNING & CHANGE – CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change recently announced a Call for Grant Applications (CGA) – Anti-Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor Approaches in Hemophilia Treatment Supporting Local and Regional Activities.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives
•    To support independent education for hematologists focusing on increasing the awareness and understanding of novel approaches to hemophilia treatment including Anti-Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor.
•    To fund proposals that will help hematologists stay abreast of emerging Anti-Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor and other non-factor treatment options.

Proposals may include activities such as: Grand Rounds, Local/Regional live meetings, workshops, Mini symposia alongside established conferences, etc.

Value
Up to $25K

Required Overhead
28%

Duration
N/A

Deadlines
Application due at ORS – January 3, 2018; March 30, 2018; June 29, 2018 and October 1, 2018
Application due at agency – January 15, 2018; April 15, 2018; July 15, 2018 and October 15, 2018

For further information on each grant and how to apply, please visit the following link:
http://www.pfizer.com/files/IGLC_CGA17HEM1_AntiTFPI.pdf


IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR NSERC ENGAGE APPLICANTS – DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO QUALIFY FOR A 2017-18 AWARD

Objectives
–    intended to give companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian universities and colleges;
–    intended to foster the development of new research partnerships, by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem; that is, a problem related to the company’s core competencies or activities.

Value
Up to $25,000

Duration
Up to 6 months

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – January 18, 2018
Submission to agency – Applications are normally submitted at any time, however if applicants would like to receive a result assigned to the current fiscal year (2017-18), you MUST submit your application to NSERC by February 1, 2018. 

Note: Applications that are submitted to NSERC as of February 2nd will automatically fall into the new 2018-19 fiscal year.

For further information on the Engage Grant program, please visit the following web link:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/Engage-Engagement_eng.asp


OPC CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM

This year, the OPC is increasing the maximum amount that can be allocated to a single project to $100,000. A maximum of $450,000 is being made available to applicants under the present call.

All proposals must be submitted by January 16, 2018.

For more information see the news release.


THE OFFICE OF THE PRIVACY COMMISSIONER OF CANADA – 2018-19 CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM

Objectives are to:

  • Strengthen existing privacy research capacity in academic and not-for-profit sectors;
  • Generate new knowledge and support the development of expertise in selected areas of privacy and data protection;
  • Increase awareness and understanding among individuals and organizations across Canada of their privacy rights and obligations; and,
  • Promote uptake and application of research results by relevant stakeholders,

Value 
Up to $100K

Required Overhead
15%

Duration 
One year

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – January 3, 2018
Submission to agency – January 16, 2018, by 11:59 PM

For further details on this program, please consult the following links:
https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/opc-actions-and-decisions/research/funding-for-privacy-research-and-knowledge-translation/

https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/opc-actions-and-decisions/research/funding-for-privacy-research-and-knowledge-translation/how-to-apply-for-contributions-program-funding/applying-for-funding-under-the-contributions-program-annual-call-for-proposals/cp_guide/

 


EXTENDED DEADLINE – WESTON BRAIN INSTITUTE TRANSFORMATIONAL RESEARCH: CANADA 2018 PROGRAM

The Weston Brain Institute recently announced a Call for Letters of Intent for the 2018 Transformational Research Program.  A summary is provided below

Objective
To provide funding for translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Projects must meet two conditions to be eligible:
1)    Be translational research that helps accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging
2)    Be the development of a therapeutic and/or tool

Neurodegenerative diseases of aging by the Institute’s definition:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Multiple system atrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsyVascular contributions to neurodegeneration (not stroke-mediated vascular disease)
  • Prodromes to the above diseases to the listed diseases, including
  • Mild cognitive impairment as prodromal to Alzheimer’s disease
  • REM sleep behavior disorder as prodromal to Parkinson’s disease

Value
Up to $1.5M

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS for review – February 1, 2018
LOI submission to agency – February 15, 2018 by 2:00pm EST
Notification of proposal invitation – April 2017
Submission of full proposal to ORS for review – 10 working days before agency deadline
Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – To be determined

For complete details on this opportunity and application process, please consult the following link:
http://westonbraininstitute.ca/transformational-research-canada-2018/
 


WOMEN’S XCHANGE 15K CHALLENGE

Objectives
•    To support research projects that address women’s health issues at the local level.

Note: Universities/Colleges, schools, hospitals are eligible only if they are working with a community agency that involves at least one eligible organization.

Duration
One year

Value
$15K

Deadlines
Notice of Intent to agency – January 8, 2018 by 4pm
Submission of full application to ORS – January 25, 2018
Full application submission to agency – February 8, 2018 by 4:00pm

For further information on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit the following links:
http://womensxchange.womensresearch.ca/challenge/what-is-the-15k-challenge.html
http://womensxchange.womensresearch.ca/challenge/how-to-apply.html


NSERC STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP GRANTS FOR PROJECTS

Objective
To increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within the next ten years.  Research and training under these grants must be conducted through a partnership between academic researchers and industry or government organizations.

Value
Not stated.

Duration
1-3 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent to ORS for review – January 18, 2018
Submission of Letter of Intent to NSERC – February 1, 2018
Submission of Full Application to ORS – May 24, 2018
Submission of Full Application (by invitation only) – June 7, 2018

Please visit following link to obtain further details on this program:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/SPG-SPS_eng.asp

Instructions for joining Webinar November 29 and December 12

Instructions pour vous joindre au webinaire 28 novembre et 13 decembre
 


ONTARIO-CHINA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FUND (OCRIF)

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) recently announced on behalf of the Government of Ontario, the second round of the Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund (OCRIF), is now open for applications. 

Objective

  • To support scientific and technological collaboration between Ontario and China
  • To develop and enhance cooperation in the field of industrial and technology innovations, to improve competitiveness, and to further economic and business collaboration between Ontario and China

To be considered for funding, projects must present a clearly-identified research focus. Networking and exploratory activities will not be supported under this program. In addition, each project must identify a key added value that the Chinese partner(s) will contribute to the project.

Value
Successful Ontario applicants will be eligible to receive a maximum of $210,000 CAD per project (for academic applicants) or $250,000 CAD per project (for company applicants) from OCE to fund the Ontario portion of the project.

Duration
Up to 3 years
 
Deadlines
Submission to ORS – January 8, 2018
Submission to agency – January 20, 2018

For further details on this opportunity, please consult the web link below:
http://oce-ontario.org/programs/industry-academic-collaboration/ontario-china-research-and-innovation-fund-(ocrif)


SSHRC INSIGHT DEVELOPMENT GRANT COMPETITION

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently announced that the Insight Development Grant (IDG) application form is now available in SSHRC’s Research Portal.  This program supports research in its initial stages. 

Objectives
–    to enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas; and
–    to foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives
$7,000 – $75,000

Duration
1 – 2 years

Deadlines
Submission to ORS for review – January 19, 2018
Submission to agency – February 2, 2018
Submission to ORS of hard copy of full application plus completed and signed ORS checklist and electronic submission to SSHRC – no later than 12noon on February 2, 2018

Complete details on this opportunity may be obtained by visiting SSHRC’s web site at the following link:
http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoir-eng.aspx

 


SUBVENTIONS DE DÉVELOPPEMENT SAVOIR 2018 DU CRSH – FORMULAIRE DE DEMANDE DES SUBVENTIONS DE DÉVELOPPEMENT SAVOIR (SDS) 2018

Le formulaire de demande des subventions de développement Savoir (SDS) 2018 est maintenant disponible sur le Portail de recherche du CRSH. La date limite pour soumettre une demande est le 2 février 2018 et les résultats seront communiqués aux établissements au plus tard en juin 2018.

 


2018-19 YORK-MASSEY FELLOWSHIP AND VISITING SCHOLARSHIPS

The Office of Research Services (ORS) invites applications for the 2018-19 York Fellowship and two Visiting Scholarships at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The Fellowship and the two Scholarships are open to full-time faculty members planning to go on sabbatical or other leave during 2018-19. The Fellowship will provide the selected faculty member with prime office space in the College for the academic year and the status of a full Senior Resident of the College, with dining privileges (such as attendance of all High Tables subject to College rules). The title “York Fellow of Massey College” remains for life or while mutually agreeable.

Deadlines

Friday, January 12, 2018.  Please submit the letter and curriculum vitae via email to: Sean Collins, SIRI Specialist, Office of Research Services, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower, (spc@yorku.ca).


The Weston Brain Institute – Early Phase Clinical Trials: Canada

To provide funding to support translational research that accelerates the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative disease of aging.

Eligibility
Principal applicants must be at or above the level of Assistant professor or equivalent

Value
Up to $1.5M

Duration
Up to 4 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS – 10 working days before submission to the Institute

Submission of LOI to Institute – Applications can be submitted at any time.  Applicants can expect to receive the outcome of their LOI application within ~2 months of submission.

Submission of full proposal to ORS – 10 working days before submission to the Institute

Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – Applicants who are invited to the proposal phase will have ~2 months to submit the full application after the invite notification.
For complete details on this opportunity and application process, please consult the following link:
http://westonbraininstitute.ca/early-phase-clinical-trials-canada/

 


Call for Nominations for the Gerda Henkel Prize 2018

Value of Award:

Euro 100,000

Nomination Deadline:

19 January 2018

More information on the call for nominations and the selection process is available on the Gerda Henkel Foundation website (https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/prize). Please use the online nomination form to make your nomination (https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/prize2018/form).

 


Genome Canada: Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) – Round 10

Please see the following GAPP website for further details on the funding program:
http://www.ontariogenomics.ca/funding-opportunities/open-competitions/genomic-applications-partnership-program-gapp/

Value of Award:
$300,000 to $6 million

Award Period:
1 to 3 year maximum

Funding Proviso
GAPP investment may not exceed 1/3 of the total project budget.

Application Forms and Submission:
For copies of the current forms or to submit an EOI, please contact Shobha Ramsubir, Senior Manager Senior Manager, Business Development & Research at sramsubir@OntarioGenomics.ca


Simon Foundation Autism Research Initiative: 2018 Pilot and Research Awards RFA

objectives

  • To fund a broad range of ASD-relevant science
  • To seek applications that are grounded in biology and will complement SFARI’s grants portfolio, which aims to connect autism etiology to brain function and behavior

Value

Pilot Awards – Up to $330K
Research Awards – Up to $975K

Required Overhead
20% (Not applicable on equipment with a unit cost of more than $10,000, tuition, or Simons Simplex Collection (SSC) or Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP) biospecimens)

Duration
Pilot Awards – Up to 2 years
Research Awards – Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Letter of Intent due at ORS – Friday, November 17, 2017
Letter of Intent due at agency – Friday, December 1, 2017
Full application due at ORS – February 12, 2018
Full application due at agency – February 26, 2018

For more information, including the program guidelines and application forms, please visit:
https://www.sfari.org/grant/pilot-and-research-awards-request-for-applications/


Weston Brain Institute: 2018 Rapid Response Program for P arkinson’s & Related Diseases

Objective
To provide funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Value
Up to $200K

Duration
Up to 18 months

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS – November 20, 2017
Submission of LOI to agency – December 4, 2017 at 2:00pm EDT
Submission of full proposal to ORS – March 21, 2018
Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – April 4, 2018 at 2:00pm EDT

For complete details on this opportunity and application process, please consult the following link:
http://www.westonbraininstitute.ca/rapid-response-canada-2018/


France-Canada Research Foundation – New Scientific Collaboration Support Program

The program aims to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada
  • Promote the advancement of research and innovation,
  • Prepare and structure scientific cooperation between the two countries,
  • Promote researcher mobility, particularly for young researchers, and
  • Provide research training for young researchers.

Value
$8,000 – $15,000 CDN per project for travel and living expenses.

Important Note: These funds are primarily intended to support the mobility of researchers and their students.  No more than 10% of the total budget can be allocated to equipment or the like.

Deadline
Submission to ORS for administrative review – October 27, 2017
Electronic submission to agency AND to ORS – November 10, 2017 by Midnight Pacific Time

For further information and the application form and guidelines, please consult the following web link:

http://highereducation.francecanadaculture.org/en/node/13615


Simons Foundation – Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards 2018 Request for Applications

To help launch the careers of outstanding investigators who will advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution through experiments, modeling or theory.

Projects focusing on the microbiomes of invertebrates or vertebrates or on paleontological records will be considered.

Value
$180,000 USD per year

Duration
3 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent to ORS – October 23, 2017
Submission of Reference Letters to agency – October 30, 2017 by 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time
Submission of Letter of Intent to agency – November 6, 2017 by 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Submission of Full Application to ORS – February 8, 2018
Submission of Full Application to agency (by invitation only) – February 22, 2018

For more information, including the program guidelines, application forms and eligibility, please visit:
https://www.simonsfoundation.org/grant/simons-early-career-investigator-in-marine-microbial-ecology-and-evolution-awards/

 


Grants & Fellowships

2017-18 POGO Seed & Fellowship Grant Competition

Seed Funding Grant

The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) is accepting applications for its Seed Funding Grant and Research Fellowship Clinician Scholar Award programs. Summaries of both programs are provided below.

Value
Up to $15K

Deadlines
Mandatory registration to Dina Skvirsky (dskvirsky@pogo.ca) – October 6, 2017 by 5:00pm
Submission to ORS – November 3, 2017
Submission to agency – November 17, 2017 by 5:00pm

Research Fellowship Program – Clinician Scholar Award

This award is open to licensed clinicians and health practitioners of any discipline working in the field of pediatric oncology

Duration
1 or 2 years

Deadlines
Mandatory registration to Dina Skvirsky (dskvirsky@pogo.ca) – October 6, 2017 by 5:00pm
Submission to ORS – November 3, 2017
Submission to agency – November 17, 2017 by 5:00pm

For more information on these funding opportunities, including how to apply, please visit the following link:
http://www.pogo.ca/research-data/research-funding/

 


SSHRC Introduces New Partnership Engage Grants

Objectives

  • To provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector;
  • To respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors; and
  • To allow non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers to access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.

SSHRC invites all applicants to review Imagining Canada’s Future’s six future challenge areas and subquestions, and to consider addressing one or more of these areas in their research proposal.

Value: $7K – $25K

Duration: 1 year

Deadlines

Submission to ORS: September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1

Submission to agency: September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15