Week of April 8th to April 14th, 2018


The Drummond Foundation recently announced a Request for Applications for 2018-2019.  Please see below for further details.
 
Objective
The Foundation invites applications from clinical investigators who are interested in Aging related research and improving the quality of life of socially, mentally, or physically disadvantaged older adults, their families, and caregivers.
 
Eligibility

Applicants are eligible if they are:

  • an early-career investigator (within 6 years of first university or clinical appointment), or
  • a mid-career or senior investigator clearly making a bridge to a new field, and
  • new to the Drummond Foundation 

Value
Up to $25K
 
Duration
1 year
 
Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent to ORS – April 23, 2018
Submission of Letter of Intent to agency– May 7, 2018
Submission of full application to ORS – August 20, 2018
Submission of full application to agency (by invitation only) – September 3, 2018
 
For more details on this opportunity, please visit the following links:
https://www.drummondfoundation.ca/
http://www.drummondfoundation.ca/pdf/RFA_Eng.pdf

 

The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently updated the spreadsheet 
of funding opportunities available through CIHR.  Due to the large 
volume of RFAs, ORS has created a simplified Excel spreadsheet that will 
make it easier for researchers to locate the funding call that is most 
appropriate to their research area.  To view the spreadsheet, please 
click on the link below.  You will be required to enter your Passport 
York userid and password for YU Link to gain access to the spreadsheet. 
If the link below does not take you directly to Passport York, please 
copy and paste the link into your web browser.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+April+4+2018/bf197c09-138e-447b-b46f-3411e8871eb3

Alternatively, you may contact ORS at research@yorku.ca to send you the 
file as an attachment.

The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research announced that applications are now being accepted for the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research. A summary is provided below.

Objectives

The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize provides funding to outstanding early-career researchers who are affiliated with a Canadian academic or clinical research institution in the field of mental health, to encourage them to continue to pursue their research interests. It recognizes those with a demonstrated track record in research with excellence in scientific rigor, innovative thinking, imagination and originality and a clear ability to work in partnership with other disciplines and/or research teams external to the institution with which they are affiliated.

Value

The prize is a $100,000 grant to be used at the recipient’s sole discretion for personal support, research operations and/or research equipment.

Deadline

Submission of application to agency – July 15, 2018

For complete information on this opportunity and application process, please consult the following website:

The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research

The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) funds downstream research and development (R&D) projects that address real world opportunities and challenges identified by industry, government, not-for-profits and other “Receptors” of genomics knowledge and technologies. GAPP projects are collaborations between academic researchers and Receptor organizations. They are co-funded by Receptors and other stakeholders, and have the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada.

GAPP aims to:

  • Accelerate the application of Canadian genomics-derived solutions to real-world opportunities and challenges defined by industry and public sector Receptors.
  • Channel Canada’s genomics capacity into sustainable innovations that benefit Canadians.
  • Enhance the value of Canadian genomics technologies by de-risking and incentivizing follow-on investment from industry and other partners.
  • Foster mutually beneficial collaboration and knowledge exchange between Canadian academia and technology receptors.

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 Procedure
Stage 1: Expression of Interest (EOI)
Stage 2: Project Pitch
Stage 3: Supplementary Proposal (by invitation only) 

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

Competition Timelines

Stage Round 12
Registration Open
EOI due to Ontario Genomics May 7, 2018
Face-to-face pitch to Ontario Genomics’ review panel June 4-6, 2018
Submission of EOI to Genome Canada July 3, 2018
Pitch to Genome Canada Est. August 10, 2018
Draft supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics August 27, 2018
Final supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics Oct 1, 2018

Internal Notice of Intent
Genome Canada GAPPs are an institutional award and require the support of researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, Organized Research Units, and the Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation. All researchers planning to submit an EOI to Genome Canada are required to submit an ORS Checklist by May 3, 2018. 

The SIRI Unit in the Office of Research Services, in collaboration with the corresponding Faculty Research Office, will be supporting the development of applications selected to go forward to Genome Canada. Diana Frasca (dfrasca@yorku.ca), Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist, will be available to assist your office and your faculty members with any questions regarding the internal and external application processes. 

Please Note: All researchers should notify both their Faculty and Diana Frasca (dfrasca@yorku.ca) 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.

The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation recently announced a Request for Applications for the 2018-2019 Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program (RCP2).  Please see below for further details.
 
Objective
This program is designed to enhance the effectiveness of connecting point of care clinicians in the senior care sector with university-based researchers to collaboratively design, test and validate innovative products, services or health practice in the aging and brain health sector. Through RCP2, CABHI will provide up to $500,000 in funding per project to support those project costs directly associated with the trial testing of an innovative solution at an advanced stage of development within an aging population group in North America.
 
Eligibility
Teams may include researchers, clinicians, educators, industry partners and/or end-users located
worldwide. However, each team must include at least one clinician and one researcher; one of whom must be identified as the project’s Principal Investigator, who must be employed by an institution that is a Canada Revenue Agency “qualified donee” located in Canada.

Value
Up to $500K
 
Duration
Up to 15 months
 
Deadlines
Submission of full application to ORS – May 4, 2018
Submission of full application to agency– May 18, 2018

For more details on this opportunity, visit www.cabhi.com or email info@cabhi.com

Please note, CABHI will be hosting webinars to learn more about how to submit a successful proposal for RCP2. Topics will include: keys to a successful proposal, how to submit a proposal through our online portals, funding allocation and responsibility for reporting, and much more.

Fri, Apr 13, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT (Link to register)

Fri, Apr 27, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT (Link to register)

RCP2 Program – One-pager_2017 – FINAL with gov logos

On behalf of the Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Haché

Please join us for the Strategic Research Plan (2018-2023) Open Forum being held on Wednesday April 18th, from 2 to 3:30pm in S802 Ross Building.

VP Haché will report back to the community about the consultations to date, and review the draft of the Plan.  As part of the open forum, University community members will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.  The plan is for release of the new SRP this spring.

The SRP draft is available on the Strategic Research Plan website.  To provide feedback, visit the feedback portal.

Directeur/ Directrice, Centre de recherche sur le contact des langues et des cultures (CRCLC)

Un appel à candidatures est lancé pour le poste de directeur du Centre de recherche sur le contact des langues et des cultures (CRCLC), au Collège universitaire Glendon, Université York, pour un mandat de deux ans, à partir du 1er juillet 2018. Sous réserve du renouvellement de la charte du Centre en 2019, il y a possibilité que le mandat du directeur soit reconduit.

 Le CRCLC est un centre de recherche bilingue au sein du Collège universitaire Glendon de l’Université York. Son objectif principal est de favoriser une recherche interdisciplinaire, innovante et collaborative dans les domaines associés à la langue auprès de ses membres de toutes les unités académiques et les centres de recherche. Le CRCLC est un espace inclusif qui rassemble des chercheurs souhaitant étudier la relation entre la langue et la société. Les membres se sont concentrés sur les trois domaines de recherche suivants: l’écologie de la langue et la planification linguistique; le contact, la variation et le changement des langues; la traduction, l’interprétation et l’échange de connaissances. Le CRCLC offre aux chercheurs émergents et établis de multiples possibilités et ressources pour se familiariser avec le travail de chacun, avec le travail de chercheurs invités internationaux et avec la recherche sur les langues et les cultures au sein de la communauté en général. Ces ressources comprennent : a) des cours, des conférences, des ateliers et une conférence internationale ; b) une école d’été ; c) une base de données en ligne de publications et de contenus médias ; et d) un espace de travail et de rencontres (une salle de réunion où se trouve une petite bibliothèque spécialisée et un laboratoire informatique). Le candidat idéal devrait : a) être membre du corps professoral à temps plein de l’Université York, la priorité étant donnée aux candidats affiliés au Collège universitaire Glendon ; b) s’être distingué dans la recherche touchant à l’intersection du contact des langues et cultures, le politique et la mobilisation des connaissances dans ces domaines ; c) être un membre actif du CRLCC, d) être en mesure de faciliter les activités du CRCLC en anglais et en français. Dans le contexte du renouvellement de la chartre du centre en 2019 le directeur devra développer des activités de recherche fédératrices favorisant diverses synergies entre les chercheurs des campus Glendon et Keele, solliciter du financement de sources externes pour le centre, de sorte à consolider la réputation locale et mondiale du CRCLC. Le directeur est également responsable de la gestion des activités financières, organisationnelles et académiques du Centre. Le candidat retenu recevra une allocation financière et un dégrèvement de cours conformément à la convention collective YUFA.  

Les candidatures ou les mises en candidatures doivent être envoyées à Prisca Ng How Tseung, adjointe administrative pour le CRCLC et le Bureau de la recherche, Collège universitaire Glendon, B219 Pavillon York ; Ngprisca@glendon.yorku.ca. Les demandes complètes comprendront le curriculum vitae et les noms des trois référents pouvant être contactés.  Les candidats sont également invités à soumettre une déclaration de leur vision pour le Centre, y compris les buts, les objectifs, les stratégies d’action et le style de leadership. La date limite pour déposer les demandes complètes est le 18 avril 2018.

DIRECTOR, Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC)

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Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Centre on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC), Glendon College, York University, for a term of two years, to begin July 1, 2018. Subject to successful rechartering of the CRLCC in 2019, there is a possibility for the mandate to be renewed for a further term.

The CRLCC offers emerging and well-established researchers a variety of opportunities and resources to become acquainted with each other’s work, with the work of international visiting researchers, and more generally with research on language and culture contact in the wider community. These resources include: a) lectures, workshops and an international conference; b) a summer school; c) an online database of publications and media; and, d) space (a meeting room / classroom with a small, specialized library and a computer lab).

The ideal candidate would: a) be a member of the full-time faculty at York University, with priority to those appointed at Glendon College; b) have a distinguished record of research at the intersection of language/culture contact, policies and knowledge mobilization; c) be an active member of the CRLCC; and, d) be able to facilitate CRLCC activities in English and French. In the context of the Centre’s rechartering in 2019 the Director will provide leadership to build collaborative and individual research activities that federate synergies between researchers working in these domains at Glendon and Keele campus and attract external funding sources for the Centre to continue building the local and global reputation of CRLCC. The Director is also responsible for administering the financial, organizational and academic activities of the Centre. The successful applicant will receive an administrative stipend and the appropriate course load reduction as stipulated by the YUFA Collective Agreement.    

Applications or nominations should be sent to Prisca Ng How Tseung, Administrative Assistant, CRLCC and Research Office, Glendon College, York Hall B219; ngprisca@glendon.yorku.ca. Complete applications will include a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who may be contacted. Applicants are also invited to submit a statement about their vision for CRLCC, including goals, objectives, strategy of action and leadership style.  Deadline for complete applications: April 18th, 2018

Week of March 25th to March 31th, 2018


English text follows / Le texte en anglais suit

Propositions de réseau de collaboration d’essai

Le ministère de la Défense nationale procède actuellement à la mise en œuvre de sa nouvelle politique de défense, Protection, Sécurité, Engagement (PSE). La nouvelle politique invite le Ministère à multiplier ses relations avec le milieu universitaire et les spécialistes pour faire en sorte que les décideurs au sein de l’Équipe de la Défense profitent pleinement des conseils de la communauté des spécialistes au Canada.

Alors que nous nous concentrons sur la mise en œuvre de la politique, le Programme de coopération de la Défense effectuera un essai au cours de la prochaine année dans le but d’aider à évaluer des façons de canaliser les connaissances de la communauté des spécialistes vers le Ministère au moyen de réseaux de collaboration. Nous espérons que les résultats de l’essai nous aiderons à définir le concept des réseaux de collaboration. Ce concept devrait permettre de rassembler des spécialistes provenant de domaines multiples et de différentes régions du pays – et de l’étranger – afin de travailler sur une question définie par le Ministère par conséquent, le format définitif des réseaux de collaboration sera fortement influencé par nos conclusions durant la période d’essai. À terme, il est envisagé que de multiples réseaux opèrent simultanément.  

Visitez le site web pour en savoir plus :

http://www.forces.gc.ca/fr/instruction-education-payee/ProjetS-DEP.page

 

Résumé des renseignements clés
  • Cette occasion appuie les efforts du MDN et des FAC visant à mettre en œuvre la nouvelle politique de défense, Protection, Sécurité, Engagement.
  • Période d’essai d’un an pour évaluer le concept à venir de réseau de collaboration
  • Subvention de 100 000 $
  • Les propositions admissibles doivent comprendre des équipes multidisciplinaires formées de représentants d’au moins deux (2) établissements et/ou organisations distincts. Le réseau et les fonds doivent être administrés par un seul chef de projet.

 

Date de publication : 19 février 2018

Date limite pour la présentation des propositions : 13 avril 2018

Annonce : avril 2018

http://www.forces.gc.ca/fr/instruction-education-payee/ProjetS-DEP.page

                           

Trial Collaborative Network Proposals

The department of National Defence is currently in the process of implementing its new Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE). The new policy calls upon the Department to bolster its academic and expert outreach to ensure decision-makers within the Defence Team fully benefit from the advice of the expert community in Canada.

As we work on implementing the policy, the Defence Engagement Program will conduct a trial over the next year to help assess ways to channel the expert community’s knowledge into the Department through collaborative networks. We expect the outcome of the trial to help define the collaborative network construct. This construct should be able to bring together multidisciplinary teams from different parts of the country – and abroad – to work on challenges identified by the Department. Consequently, the definitive format of the collaborative networks will be heavily influenced by our findings during the trial period. In time, it is envisioned that multiple networks would run concurrently.

 

Visit the website to know more:

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-paid-education/DEP-SProject.page

Summary of Key Information
  • This opportunity supports DND/CAF’s efforts to implement the new Defence Policy Strong, Secure, Engaged.
  • One year trial period to assess the upcoming collaborative network construct
  • $100,000 grant funding
  • Eligible proposals must include multidisciplinary teams from at least two (2) separate institutions and/or organizations
  • Network and funds must be administered by a single project leader

Publication date: 19 February 2018

Application deadline: 13 April 2018

Announcement: April 2018

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-paid-education/DEP-SProject.page

 

The Vice-President Research and Innovation is pleased to announce one of two new internal research funding opportunities in support of York’s Indigenous Framework. The Framework calls for York to “FACILITATE RESEARCH THAT IS RELEVANT TO INDIGENOUS LIFE, AND RESPECTS INDIGENOUS APPROACHES TO KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING.” The new York Indigenous Incentive Grant provides support for the development of applications to external funding agencies. The form is available on yu link

(https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/York+Indigenous+Incentive+Grant/ffc794bd-ae70-4c92-9fc8-bb7a94944d29)

and the deadlines are rolling.

Directeur/ Directrice, Centre de recherche sur le contact des langues et des cultures (CRCLC)

Un appel à candidatures est lancé pour le poste de directeur du Centre de recherche sur le contact des langues et des cultures (CRCLC), au Collège universitaire Glendon, Université York, pour un mandat de deux ans, à partir du 1er juillet 2018. Sous réserve du renouvellement de la charte du Centre en 2019, il y a possibilité que le mandat du directeur soit reconduit.

 Le CRCLC est un centre de recherche bilingue au sein du Collège universitaire Glendon de l’Université York. Son objectif principal est de favoriser une recherche interdisciplinaire, innovante et collaborative dans les domaines associés à la langue auprès de ses membres de toutes les unités académiques et les centres de recherche. Le CRCLC est un espace inclusif qui rassemble des chercheurs souhaitant étudier la relation entre la langue et la société. Les membres se sont concentrés sur les trois domaines de recherche suivants: l’écologie de la langue et la planification linguistique; le contact, la variation et le changement des langues; la traduction, l’interprétation et l’échange de connaissances. Le CRCLC offre aux chercheurs émergents et établis de multiples possibilités et ressources pour se familiariser avec le travail de chacun, avec le travail de chercheurs invités internationaux et avec la recherche sur les langues et les cultures au sein de la communauté en général. Ces ressources comprennent : a) des cours, des conférences, des ateliers et une conférence internationale ; b) une école d’été ; c) une base de données en ligne de publications et de contenus médias ; et d) un espace de travail et de rencontres (une salle de réunion où se trouve une petite bibliothèque spécialisée et un laboratoire informatique). Le candidat idéal devrait : a) être membre du corps professoral à temps plein de l’Université York, la priorité étant donnée aux candidats affiliés au Collège universitaire Glendon ; b) s’être distingué dans la recherche touchant à l’intersection du contact des langues et cultures, le politique et la mobilisation des connaissances dans ces domaines ; c) être un membre actif du CRLCC, d) être en mesure de faciliter les activités du CRCLC en anglais et en français. Dans le contexte du renouvellement de la chartre du centre en 2019 le directeur devra développer des activités de recherche fédératrices favorisant diverses synergies entre les chercheurs des campus Glendon et Keele, solliciter du financement de sources externes pour le centre, de sorte à consolider la réputation locale et mondiale du CRCLC. Le directeur est également responsable de la gestion des activités financières, organisationnelles et académiques du Centre. Le candidat retenu recevra une allocation financière et un dégrèvement de cours conformément à la convention collective YUFA.  

Les candidatures ou les mises en candidatures doivent être envoyées à Prisca Ng How Tseung, adjointe administrative pour le CRCLC et le Bureau de la recherche, Collège universitaire Glendon, B219 Pavillon York ; Ngprisca@glendon.yorku.ca. Les demandes complètes comprendront le curriculum vitae et les noms des trois référents pouvant être contactés.  Les candidats sont également invités à soumettre une déclaration de leur vision pour le Centre, y compris les buts, les objectifs, les stratégies d’action et le style de leadership. La date limite pour déposer les demandes complètes est le 18 avril 2018.

DIRECTOR, Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC)

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Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Centre on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC), Glendon College, York University, for a term of two years, to begin July 1, 2018. Subject to successful rechartering of the CRLCC in 2019, there is a possibility for the mandate to be renewed for a further term.

The CRLCC offers emerging and well-established researchers a variety of opportunities and resources to become acquainted with each other’s work, with the work of international visiting researchers, and more generally with research on language and culture contact in the wider community. These resources include: a) lectures, workshops and an international conference; b) a summer school; c) an online database of publications and media; and, d) space (a meeting room / classroom with a small, specialized library and a computer lab).

The ideal candidate would: a) be a member of the full-time faculty at York University, with priority to those appointed at Glendon College; b) have a distinguished record of research at the intersection of language/culture contact, policies and knowledge mobilization; c) be an active member of the CRLCC; and, d) be able to facilitate CRLCC activities in English and French. In the context of the Centre’s rechartering in 2019 the Director will provide leadership to build collaborative and individual research activities that federate synergies between researchers working in these domains at Glendon and Keele campus and attract external funding sources for the Centre to continue building the local and global reputation of CRLCC. The Director is also responsible for administering the financial, organizational and academic activities of the Centre. The successful applicant will receive an administrative stipend and the appropriate course load reduction as stipulated by the YUFA Collective Agreement.    

Applications or nominations should be sent to Prisca Ng How Tseung, Administrative Assistant, CRLCC and Research Office, Glendon College, York Hall B219; ngprisca@glendon.yorku.ca. Complete applications will include a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who may be contacted. Applicants are also invited to submit a statement about their vision for CRLCC, including goals, objectives, strategy of action and leadership style.  Deadline for complete applications: April 18th, 2018

Week of March 18th to March 24th, 2018


The Vice-President Research and Innovation is pleased to announce one of two new internal research funding opportunities in support of York’s Indigenous Framework. The Framework calls for York to “FACILITATE RESEARCH THAT IS RELEVANT TO INDIGENOUS LIFE, AND RESPECTS INDIGENOUS APPROACHES TO KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING.” The new York Indigenous Incentive Grant provides support for the development of applications to external funding agencies. The form is available on yu link

(https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/York+Indigenous+Incentive+Grant/ffc794bd-ae70-4c92-9fc8-bb7a94944d29) and the deadlines are rolling.

DIRECTOR, Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC)

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________________________________________________

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Centre on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC), Glendon College, York University, for a term of two years, to begin July 1, 2018. Subject to successful rechartering of the CRLCC in 2019, there is a possibility for the mandate to be renewed for a further term.

The CRLCC offers emerging and well-established researchers a variety of opportunities and resources to become acquainted with each other’s work, with the work of international visiting researchers, and more generally with research on language and culture contact in the wider community. These resources include: a) lectures, workshops and an international conference; b) a summer school; c) an online database of publications and media; and, d) space (a meeting room / classroom with a small, specialized library and a computer lab).

The ideal candidate would: a) be a member of the full-time faculty at York University, with priority to those appointed at Glendon College; b) have a distinguished record of research at the intersection of language/culture contact, policies and knowledge mobilization; c) be an active member of the CRLCC; and, d) be able to facilitate CRLCC activities in English and French. In the context of the Centre’s rechartering in 2019 the Director will provide leadership to build collaborative and individual research activities that federate synergies between researchers working in these domains at Glendon and Keele campus and attract external funding sources for the Centre to continue building the local and global reputation of CRLCC. The Director is also responsible for administering the financial, organizational and academic activities of the Centre. The successful applicant will receive an administrative stipend and the appropriate course load reduction as stipulated by the YUFA Collective Agreement.    

Applications or nominations should be sent to Prisca Ng How Tseung, Administrative Assistant, CRLCC and Research Office, Glendon College, York Hall B219; ngprisca@glendon.yorku.ca. Complete applications will include a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who may be contacted. Applicants are also invited to submit a statement about their vision for CRLCC, including goals, objectives, strategy of action and leadership style.  Deadline for complete applications: April 18th, 2018

Week of March 5th to March 10th, 2018


Due to the pending provincial election, the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science has moved the deadlines for Round 14 of the Early Researcher Award (ERA) competition.
 
Please note: attached to this email are the 1) Notice of Intent Form and 2) Application Form 3) Matching Letter Form.

BACKGROUND
The funds are to be used over a period of five years to fund eligible expenses for a research team of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, associates, and technicians.  The ERA program is a competitive, discretionary, non-entitlement program that encourages applications from all disciplines.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

  • are full-time faculty or principal investigators who, at the application deadline, are based at an eligible institution (see detailed guidelines);
  • have started their academic career on or after July 1, 2013; and
  • have completed their first Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, Medical Doctor or terminal degree on or after July 1, 2008

These timelines may be extended in the case of eligible career interruptions:

  • Section 8d of the application allows the applicant to provide the review panel with details on interruptions or delays. Failure to provide information will result in the application being deemed ineligible.
  • Research associate positions and post-doctoral fellowships are not considered eligible interruptions.
  • Continued education, required training (e.g. medical training and fellowships), and parental leave are considered eligible interruptions, but must be clearly described in section 8d of the application. Specific dates are required. Failure to provide information will result in the application being deemed ineligible.

Note: Section 8d of the application should also be used to clearly explain, where applicable, how any previously held positions should NOT be considered as independent academic research appointments for the purposes of eligibility.

VALUE
Each award is a maximum of $100,000 and must be matched by an additional $50,000 from the researcher’s Faculty and/or a partner organization.  In addition, up to $40,000 will be provided to the researcher’s Faculty by the Ministry for indirect costs.

EVALUATION CRITERIA
ERA applications will be evaluated based on four weighted criteria:

  • Excellence of the Researcher (40%)
  • Quality of the Research (30%)
  • Development of Research Talent (20%)
  • Strategic Value to Ontario (10%)

The applications will be ranked as exceptional, excellent, very strong, strong, moderate, or insufficient on these four weighted criteria. 

YOUTH RESEARCH & INNOVATION OUTREACH
Applicants are required to undertake annual youth outreach activities that primarily target high-school, middle school and/or elementary school students. Up to 1% (equivalent to $1,000) of the funding provided by the government may be used for eligible expenses for developing and delivering youth outreach activities, including consumable supplies (e.g. materials for crafts, lab supplies). Funding provided by the institution and/or partner organization may not be used for youth outreach. Activities associated with youth outreach are to be undertaken during each year of the project.
 

DEADLINES: 2 stage application process

 

STAGE 1
TBD (likely April – May) ERA Information session
May 31, 2018 @ 10am ORS deadline: Completed electronic NOI document due

·         Submit to Sean Collins, spc@yorku.ca

June 1 @ 4pm Agency NOI Deadline

Note:  Submission of a NOI is not binding and will not be assessed by the government. However, the NOI is a mandatory part of the review process as it allows the government to select appropriate reviewers.

STAGE 2
July 17 @ 4pm Three (3) signed letters of reference:

·         Electronic letters of reference are acceptable but must be sent directly to the institution’s Office of Research Services.

·         The reference letters must be received by ORS by Tuesday, July 17, 2018 and should be sent directly to Sean Collins at spc@yorku.ca. Applicants must not be cc’ed or have access to letters. 

·         The letters should be addressed to:

Early Researcher Awards Program

Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science

Science and Research Branch

56 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor

Toronto, Ontario M7A 2E7

·         If a referee prefers to submit an original, signed letter in hard copy, please send to Sean Collins, ORS, 5th Floor Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON M3J 1P3; the address on the letter itself should be the Ministry’s address in the previous bullet. If submitting via hard copy, letters should be sent by a courier that provides a tracking number.

July 31 @ 9am Completed Applications are due at ORS in the following  formats:

Paper Copies

·         Two original and complete ERA applications, including appropriate appendices – note: application requires original institutional signature (secured by ORS).

 

Electronic Copies

·         One copy of the ERA application form only in a PDF document (with appendices properly linked)

 

Completed ORS Checklist with Chair and Dean signature (Hard copy)

 

Tuesday, August 7 @ 4pm Agency Deadline

NOTE: Both NOIs and Full Applications must be submitted to the Ministry by the Office of Research Services on behalf of applicants.
 
APPLICATION SUPPORT SERVICES
Faculties will lead the development of nominations, and as such applicants are encouraged to contact their Faculty Research Officers (and/or Directors) regarding application support.  The Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) Unit at ORS will coordinate submission of NOIs and Full Applications, and will secure any required institutional signatures.

As well, to help support the nomination development process, the Associate Vice-Presidents Research will establish a mentorship program that engages previous York-based ERA and Premier’s Research Excellence Award recipients.  However, mentorship will only be provided on a demand basis at the request of the Faculty, and should target high potential nominees.  Further to this, it is suggested that nominees be within the last two years of the program’s eligibility window to be genuinely competitive.

Finally, please note that all nominations should be directed through Faculties, not Organized Research Units (ORUs), given the Award’s focus on graduate student support. However, ORUs are asked to ensure that their membership is made aware of the Award and to encourage interested members to pursue the opportunity, if applicable.

 

ERA – Round 14 – Application form – York

ERA – Round 14 – NOI form – York

ERA – Round 14 – Matching letter – York

 

 

The Azrieli Foundation and Brain Canada recently announced a new open call for funding, the Early-Career Capacity Building Grant program.  This program is for Early-Career Researchers who are within three years of their first research or university appointment at a Canadian Institution.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To accelerate novel and transformative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health.
  • To reduce the social and economic burden of neurological and mental health problems by prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment.
  • To provide an opportunity for researchers to develop new lines of research on the fundamental properties and mechanism of the brain and nervous system

Scope
Research topics are to focus on the fundamental properties and mechanisms of the brain and nervous system including:

  • Basic research into fundamental neuroscience challenges, including functional studies based on the use of genome data.
  • Projects related to disease or dysfunction of the nervous system if they will lead to new insights into fundamental biological mechanisms.
  • Projects aimed at developing novel methods, or models of neural activity, if these methods allow new neuroscientific questions to be answered.

Value
Up to $100K per project

Duration
Up to 2 years

Deadlines
Submission of application to ORS: April 3, 2018
Submission of application to agency: April 17, 2018 by 16:00 ET

To obtain further information on this funding opportunity and to access the guidelines please consult the following link:
https://braincanada.ca/for-researchers/

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) recently announced the launch of UpCycle, a new drug repurposing funding program.  Further details are provided below. 

Objective
To accelerate the discovery of treatments for cancer patients.

Eligible projects should fall into one of the following categories:

1.    Screening of an approved compound library provided by the Cancer Research Society.
2.    Computer-assisted or in silico screening followed by pharmacological validation of FDA-approved, off-patent, repurposed compounds.
3.    In cellulo or in vivo validation of an FDS-approved, off-patent drug with demonstrated drug repurposing potential.

Value
Up to $100K

Duration
12-18 months

Deadlines
Letter of Intent due at ORS – March 20, 2018
Mandatory Letter of Intent due at agency – March 27, 2018 by 11:59pm (EST)
Full application due at ORS – June 5, 2018
Full application due at agency (by invitation only) – June 19, 2018 by 11:59pm (EST)

For more information on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit the following web page:
https://www.societederecherchesurlecancer.ca/en/researchers/upcycle-drug-repurposing-grant

 

 

. Below is correspondence from NSERC regarding upcoming Community Engagement webinars. The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to invite researchers and research support staff to attend the English webinar that is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th from 1:00 – 3:00pm.  The session will be held in room 901 Kaneff Tower.  Please RSVP at research@yorku.ca if you plan on attending this session. 

Individuals can also participate in these webinars individually from their own computer.  Details are below.

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NSERC engagements visits have been a successful tool for the Agency and the community to share information and build linkages. Over the last five years, NSERC officials have made 54 visits to 39 universities. Moving forward, we plan to continue connecting with the community through these engagement visits.

These visits also offer a platform for the community to ask questions and seek direct information from some of NSERC’s staff. The visits are planned for three hours and feature presentations by NSERC staff, interspersed with opportunities for questions from attendees.

NSERC is also providing the Engagement visits in Webinar format as per the information below.

  Community engagement webinar (French Session) Community engagement webinar (English session)
Date Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Conference Number 1-877-413-4790 1-877-413-4790
Conference ID 7462843 7462843
Link http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/engagement-communautaire/

 

http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/engagement-webinar/

First time attending an Adobe Connect meeting?

We would greatly appreciate if you could extend this invitation to anyone on your campus who would be interested in attending these webinars.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

Avant de faire demande pour les postes “Work/Study – CLAY – YES – RAY” pour la session d’été (message dessous), veuillez, s’il vous plaît, envoyer un message au Directeur général, Patrick Banville, indiquant le besoin de votre département. 

Date limite:   vendredi 16 mars 2018.

 

Please provide the following information:

–  # of positions you wish to request & position title(s)

–  type of work the student will be performing

–  total payment for each student (including 4% vacation pay)

 

The Executive officer will review your request(s) and send his authorization.  IMPORTANT:  Without his pre-approval, you will NOT be able to hire your students.

Pre-approval is NOT required for professors paying from their Research Accounts (Fund 400 or 500).

 

N’hésitez pas à me contacter si vous avez des questions.  Merci!


Good morning everyone,

Student Financial Services is pleased to announce the call for Summer 2018 position requests for the Work/Study program.

You may now start entering job requests on the career centre online job posting system. (see: https://york-csm.symplicity.com/employers/index.php?signin_tab=3&js_disabled=0)

If you are new to the process or require a refresher, information on how to post a job request can be found in the program policy manual(s) located on the Employment Administrators website at http://sfs.yorku.ca/employment/.

Please note that the hiring manager must create a separate job posting for each position they would like considered.

The deadline date for entering your job request(s) is Friday March 23, 2018.  Position decisions will be sent by email no later than Friday, April 6, 2018.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: Bill 148 (Equal Pay for Equal Work) comes into effect on April 1, 2018.  Under this bill, employers will be required to pay casual, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees at the same rate as full-time employees if those employees perform substantially the same, but not necessarily identical, kind of work in the same establishment.  Please keep this in mind when submitting your positions for consideration and make amendments to job postings where applicable.  Positions that are deemed to be substantially the same as a permanent position in the department will likely not be approved for the Work/Study program.

All questions/enquiries should be directed to wspost@yorku.ca<mailto:wspost@yorku.ca>.

Sincerely,

Karen Warner

Manager, Scholarships and Bursaries

Partners in Student Success

Week of February 18th to February 24th, 2018


The Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) recently announced its 2018 Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program (HIIFP).  The HIIFP funds research at Ontario colleges and universities to encourage applied research in transportation infrastructure in Ontario. A summary of this funding opportunity is provided below. 

Objectives

  • to fund research at Ontario colleges and universities to encourage applied research in transportation infrastructure in Ontario;
  • intended to solicit innovation solutions to assist the Ministry in meeting its strategic plan and to encourage undergraduate and graduate research in transportation and infrastructure engineering by providing funding to aid in such research; and
  • designed to supplement the research expertise at the Ministry with that available from Ontario’s academic community.

The following are Invited Topics that may involve specific technical issues or broader themes crossing multiple aspects of highway management.  Examples issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Investment planning
  • Asset management engineering materials
  • Highway Design
  • Construction
  • Geomatics
  • Pavements and foundations
  • Bridges
  • Traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems
  • Environmental impacts, climate change and sustainability
  • Highway maintenance
  • Cycling and active transportation
  • Climate change
  • Autonomous and connected vehicles
  • Rapid bridge rehab
  • UAV’s
  • Variable speed limits
  • GHG savings in concrete and materials
  • Curing of concrete
  • Asphalt testing (mix test)
  • Queue end warning technology
  • Cable guiderail

Please consult the guidelines to obtain information and a detailed description of each Invited Topic.

Open Topics are Researcher-identified challenges falling outside the scope of the Invited Topics.  Please contact the HIIFP Coordinator at HIIFP@ontario.ca to discuss the suitability of proposed Open Topics.

Value
The total value of the awards is expected to be about $1,500,000 beginning April 2018. It is expected that approximately thirty projects will be funded.

Required Overhead
25%

Duration
One year, with some consideration for multi-year proposals

Deadlines
Submission to ORS:  March 2, 2018
Submission to agency: March 16, 2018 by 2:30pm EST

To obtain a copy of the guidelines and application form, please send an email to research@yorku.ca.

 

The Canadian Cancer Society recently announced a Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for its Impact Grant program.  A summary is provided below.
 
Objectives

  • To contribute to the scientific idea ‘pipeline’ by supporting significant progression in cancer research programs, from individual investigators or multidisciplinary teams, that are anywhere in the continuum from basic high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic and beyond;
  • To support large, well-developed programs in cancer research that have the potential to make a significant impact on the burden of disease in patients and populations.
  • To accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short or long term, into outcomes that will significantly advance understanding of cancer and improve scientific knowledge, which will result in optimized patient care, improved cancer treatment or reduced cancer burden.
  • To provide funding to support ideas that promote major advancement in research programs, whether at the fundamental discovery stage through to applied research

Value
Up to $250K/year to a maximum of $1.25M per grant
 
Duration
Up to 5 years
 
Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS – March 27, 2018
Submission of LOI to agency – April 10, 2018
Submission of Full application to ORS – August 29, 2018
Submission of Full application (by invitation only) to agency – September 13, 2018

Application guides can be found on the EGrAMS documentation for applicants page.
 
Further details can be found by visiting the following link:
http://www.cancer.ca/en/research/grants-and-awards/current-funding-opportunities/impact-grants/

La version anglaise suit

 

Festival de la recherche : 5 avril 2018

9h00- 17h00

 

Concours 2018 de la meilleure thèse en 180 secondes sur

«Comment les arts libéraux préparent le citoyen engagé du 21è siècle ?»  – Présentation en tandem avec un(e) professeur(e)

 

Date limite de soumission : 6 mars 2018

 

Pour vous enregistrer pour la compétition, visitez notre site web

https://www.glendon.yorku.ca/research/fr/festival-de-la-recherche-2018/

 

S’inspirant du concours « Ma thèse en 180 secondes » (MT 180), le Bureau de la recherche invite les étudiant(e)s au premier cycle à présenter, avec l’appui d’un(e) professeur(e), leur perspective sur l’importance d’une formation postsecondaire bilingue en arts libéraux au 21e siècle le 5 avril 2018 : date du festival de la recherche à Glendon. Les projets de recherche en cours ou terminés sont éligibles. La présentation peut se faire soit en anglais soit en français et doit être préparée en collaboration avec un(e) enseignant(e)-chercheur(e) dont le domaine de recherche vous permettra de répondre à la question du concours.

 

Le thème du concours 2018 est assez large pour inclure tout type de thèse ou travaux qui questionnent, problématisent, articulent, ou valident la pertinence de votre éducation bilingue en arts libéraux au 21è siècle : un siècle qui se veut planétaire, démocratique, pluriel, écologique, …

 

Pour vous aider à relever le défi, voici une question du philosophe d’Edgar Morin dans son ouvrage « Les Sept savoirs nécessaires à l’éducation du futur » : 

 

La connaissance des problèmes clés du monde, des informations clés concernant ce monde, si aléatoire et difficile soit-elle, doit être tentée sous peine d’infirmité cognitive. Et cela d’autant plus que le contexte, aujourd’hui, de toute connaissance politique, économique, anthropologique, écologique… est le monde lui-même. L’ère planétaire nécessite de tout situer dans le contexte et le complexe planétaire. La connaissance du monde en tant que monde devient nécessité à la fois intellectuelle et vitale. C’est le problème universel pour tout citoyen du nouveau millénaire : comment acquérir l’accès aux informations sur le monde et comment acquérir la possibilité de les articuler et de les organiser ? Comment percevoir et concevoir le Contexte, le Global (la relation tout/parties), le Multidimensionnel, le Complexe ? [Edgar Morin, Les Sept savoirs nécessaires à l’éducation du futur, 1999, p. 15]

 

Comment fonctionne le concours « Ma thèse en 180 secondes » (MT 180)?

 

Les présentations seront adressées à un jury diversifié de non-spécialistes. Le défi consiste à présenter des travaux sur des questions complexes de manière vivante, concise, accessible, convaincante et passionnante pour l’auditoire.

 

Pour avoir une idée de comment préparer une présentation MT 180  veuillez consulter les vidéos ci-dessous :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXyhuzNWWR0&feature=youtu.be 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v79gGa5pP4

 

 

Les critères du concours :

 

  • L’auteur doit être un(e) étudiant(e) de Glendon. (Premier cycle)
  • La mise en candidature peut être faite par un professeur(e) ou l’étudiant (e) peut se proposer lui-même / elle-même.
  • Les contributions doivent refléter une problématique originale.
  • Les contributions doivent être en anglais ou en français.
  • La proposition doit inclure un titre et une brève description et doit être soumise au plus tard le 6 mars 2018.
  • L’étudiant(e) doit indiquer les membres impliqués dans le tandem (professeur(e) de York / Glendon)

 

Prix

 

1er Prix : $400.00

2e prix : $ 300.00

3e  prix : $150.00

Vote du public : $150.00

 

Horaire à venir

 

Contactez le bureau de recherche pour toute information complémentaire :

 

Bureau de la Recherche

Pavillon York :  B219

Poste:  88521

research@glendon.yorku.ca

Research Festival: April 5th, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm

How do the Liberal Arts prepare for engaged stewardship in the 21st Century? 2018 Competition for engaged students – Presentations in Tandem with a Professor.

Submission deadline: March 6th, 2018

Register for the competition by visiting our website

https://www.glendon.yorku.ca/research/festival-de-la-recherche-2018/

 

Inspired from the 3 minutes Thesis competition, 3MT, The Research Office welcomes undergraduate students, graduate students, with the support of their professors, to apply to present at Glendon’s Research Festival on their perspective on the relevancy of Liberal Arts education in the 21st Century on April 5th, 2018.  Completed or ongoing research papers are eligible for this contest. Presentations can be done either in English or in French. Presentations are to be prepared in collaboration with a faculty member doing research in the same field.

The theme of the 2018 competition can be interpreted broadly to include any type of thesis or work that questions, problematizes, articulates or validates the relevance of your bilingual liberal arts education in the 21st century: a century that is global, democratic; plural, ecological, …

To help you meet the challenge, here is a quote from the French philosopher Edgar Morin from his book; Seven Complex Lessons in education for the future.

If we are to escape from cognitive infirmity we must try to have knowledge of key problems of the world, key information about the world, no matter how difficult and hazardous the task may be. And all the more so today, when the context of all ecological, anthropological, economic, and political knowledge is … the world itself. In this planetary era we have to situate everything in the planetary complex and context.  Learning about the world as world has become a vital and intellectual necessity. The universal problem for every citizen of the new millennium is how to get access to information about the world, and how to acquire skills to articulate and organize that information. How to perceive and conceive the Context, the Global (the whole/parts relation), the Multidimensional, the Complex. [Edgar Morin, Seven Complex lessons in education for the future, 1999, p. 13]

How does a 3MT presentation work?

Participants have three minutes or less to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research information in an engaging, accessible and compelling way.

Click on the links below for some 3MT presentation examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeU2OELZM_k

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrflFPDbD98

To be considered for this competition:

  • Proposer must be a Glendon student (undergraduate).
  • Nomination can be done by a professor or the student may self-nominate
  • Proposals must reflect an original question.
  • Proposals can be in English or in French.
  • Proposals should include a title, a brief description, and name of the professor the student will work with
  • Students must present in tandem with a York/Glendon professor

Prizes

  • 1st place: $400.00
  • 2nd place: $300.00
  • 3rd place: $ 150.00

People’s Choice: $150

Schedule to come

Contact the Research Office for inquiries:

Research Office

York Hall B219

Ext: 88521

 

research@glendon.yorku.ca

The English version follows:

Festival de la recherche 2018 à Glendon

Appel général à communications.

Date limite: 06 mars 2018

Le colloque annuel du Bureau de la recherche aura lieu lors de la Journée du festival de la recherche et de la réception pour honorer les prix d’excellence du Principal au campus Glendon, université York le 5 avril 2018.

Cette année le Bureau de la recherche, en partenariat avec le Bureau du Principal, souhaitent mettre en valeur les compétences acquises dans une institution académique qui valorisent les arts libéraux.

 Les thématiques du festival de la recherche sont les suivantes :

  1. La formation initiale et supérieure dans un collège d’arts libéraux bilingue au 21è siècle: (i) enjeux contemporains pour l’éducation du futur, (ii) innovations et savoirs pour comprendre la complexité, (iii) principes d’une connaissance pertinente pour le monde du travail au 21è siècle.
  2. La recherche sur l’éthique de la recherche

Cet appel général à communications sollicite des propositions en anglais ou en français de 15 minutes susceptibles de soulever des questions et discussions entre enseignants-chercheurs et avec les étudiants et la communauté de Glendon.

La discussion sur l’éthique de la recherche sera sous forme de table-ronde : chaque participant présentera brièvement (5 à 10 minutes environ) son optique sur une question problématisant l’éthique de la recherche; un débat et une discussion avec le public suivra.

Prière d’envoyer vos propositions de communication pour le colloque ou la table-ronde d’ici le 6 mars 2018 au plus tard (au plus 100 mots) avec une courte notice bibliographique en format Word ou RTF au bureau de la recherche en précisant votre intérêt de discussion – (i) formation en arts libéraux, (ii) recherche sur l’éthique de la recherche à l’adresse suivante : research@glendon.yorku.ca).

Programme prévisionnel

9h00 – 9h10 : Mot de bienvenue : Donald Ipperciel

9h10- 9h30 : Conférencier/Conférencière invité /e : Brian Cantwell Smith [À confirmer] [https://www.cifar.ca/profiles/brian-cantwell-smith/]

9h30 – 10h15 : Concours 2018 de la meilleure thèse en 180 secondes des étudiants du premier cycle sur « Comment les arts libéraux préparent le citoyen engagé du 21è siècle ?»  – Présentation en tandem avec un(e) professeur(e).

10h15- 10h30 : Pause

10h30 -10h40 : Remise des prix pour le concours MT 180

10h40 – 12h00 :  Table-ronde : La recherche sur l’éthique de la recherche, suivie d’une période de questions et réponses et d’une discussion avec le public.

12h00 – 13h00 : Pause déjeuner

13h15 – 15h30 : Colloque annuel du Bureau de la recherche sur La formation initiale et supérieure dans un collège d’arts libéraux bilingue au 21è siècle (5 panélistes et 1 modérateur), suivi d’une période de questions et réponses et d’une discussion avec le public.

15h45 -17h00 : Remise des prix et réception de clôture :

  1. Prix d’excellence du Principal à l’enseignement et à la recherche.
  2. Prix de la meilleure dissertation du Centre de recherche sur le contact des langues et des cultures de Glendon (CRCLC)

Pour en savoir plus:

Bureau de la recherche

PY: B219

Poste 88521

research@glendon.yorku.ca

glendon.yorku.ca/parlonsinnovation | glendon.yorku.ca/innovationspeaks

 

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Glendon Research Festival 2018

 

General Call for Papers

Application deadline: 6 mars 2018 

The Research office annual colloquium will take place on April 5th, 2018 during the Research day and the Principal’s award reception at the Glendon Campus, York University.  

This year, the Office of Research, in partnership with the Office of the Principal, would like to showcase the skills acquired in a liberal arts education.

The themes of the Festival are as follows:

a.)    Initial and advanced education in a bilingual liberal arts college in the 21st century: (i) contemporary issues in education for the future, (ii) innovations and knowledge to make sense of complexity, (iii) Principles of pertinent knowledge for the 21st century work environment.

b.)    Research on ethic research.

The general call for papers invites proposals in English or in French for 15 minutes presentations that will foster interdisciplinary questions and discussions from the scholars and students present at the Research Office annual colloquium.

The discussion on research on ethic research will be a roundtable: Participants will present their perspectives (roughly 5-10 minutes) on questions raised in research on ethic research; a discussion and debate with the audience will follow.

Please submit your paper proposals for (i) the colloquium or (ii) the round table (no more than 100 words) with a short biography in Word or RTF to the Research Office at following address: research@glendon.yorku.ca . All paper proposals can be written in French or English.

Preliminary schedule

9:00 – 9:10: Opening: Donald Ipperciel

9h10- 9h30: Keynote Speaker; Brian Cantwell Smith [TBC] [https://www.cifar.ca/profiles/brian-cantwell-smith/]

9:30 – 10:15: 3 minutes Thesis Competition for undergraduate students. How do the Liberal Arts prepare for engaged stewardship in the 21st Century? – Presentations in Tandem with a Professor.

10:15- 10:30: Break

10:30 -10:40: Award ceremony for the 3MT competition

10:40 – 12:00:  Roundtable: Research on ethic research and Q and A session with the audience

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch Break

13:15 – 15:30: Research Office Colloquium: 

Initial and advanced education in a bilingual liberal arts college in the 21st century: (i) Contemporary issues in education for the future, (ii) Innovations and knowledge to make sense of complexity, (iii) Principles of pertinent knowledge for the 21st century work environment.

(5 panellists et 1 moderator). Followed by and Q and A session with the audience

15:45 -17:00: Principal’s excellence award ceremony and Reception

  1. Principal’s excellence Prix for research and teaching
    1. Best student paper contest award (CRLCC)

 For more information please contact: 

Research Office

York-Hall B219

Ext: 88521

research@glendon.yorku.ca

glendon.yorku.ca/parlonsinnovation | glendon.yorku.ca/innovationspeaks

Bonjour,

Vous trouverez ci-joint l’appel de candidatures pour le Prix de la recherche du principal. Deux prix sont décernés chaque année pour rendre hommage à deux professeur(e)s à temps plein de Glendon, un(e) en début de carrière et un(e) plus expérimenté(e), ayant apporté une contribution exceptionnelle à la recherche au cours des cinq dernières années. Les récipiendaires de ces prix recevront un certificat signé par le Principal et seront honorés lors d’une réception spéciale le 3 avril (détails suivront).

DATE LIMITE : Les candidatures doivent être soumises par voie électronique d’ici le 12 mars 2018 à Reagan Brown, Agente de recherche, rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca, avec copie conforme à Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, Vice-principale à la recherche et aux études supérieures, aprgs@glendon.yorku.ca.

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Please find attached the Call for Nominations for the Principal’s Award for Research. Two awards are given to honour one early-career and one established full-time faculty member at Glendon who have made an outstanding contributions to research in the last five years. Recipients of the awards will receive a certificate signed by the Principal and will be recognized at a special reception on April 3rd (details to follow).

DEADLINE: Nominations must be submitted electronically by March 12, 2018 to the Reagan Brown, Research Officer, rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca, with a copy to Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, Associate Principal Research and Graduate Studies, aprgs@glendon.yorku.ca.

Week of February 4th to February 10th, 2018


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the United Kingdom recently launched an international competition to assess the state of research knowledge on Canada-UK trade relationships.  SSHRC will be accepting applications through its Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSGs) Program.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives
To support researchers, teams of researchers and knowledge users in producing knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that:

  • Support the use of evidence in decision-making, and the application of best practices, and
  • Assist in developing future research agendas

Applicants must address the following three objectives in their proposal for a knowledge synthesis or scoping review:
1.    State of Knowledge and Research Gaps

  • critically assess the state of knowledge in the theme under consideration from a variety of sources, as appropriate;
  • identify knowledge strengths and gaps within the theme; and
  • identify the most promising policies and practices related to the theme.
  1. Research Data
  • assess the quality, accuracy and rigour (i.e., methodological approaches) of current work in the field; and
  • identify strength and gaps in the quantitative and qualitative data available.
  1. Knowledge Mobilization
  • engage cross-sectoral stakeholders, including government policy-makers, throughout the project to mobilize knowledge related to promising policies and practices; and
  • use effective knowledge mobilization methods to facilitate sharing research findings with multisectoral stakeholders (academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors)

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research.  Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge strengths and research gaps.

Themes relevant under this Call are:

  1. UK-Canada trade relationships in the context of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and Brexit
  2. Governance
  3. Prosperity and sustainability: Inclusion, labour and environment
  4. Trade barriers: From tariffs and regulatory barriers to non-tariff barriers
  5. Technological and digital transformations, cross-border trade in services, and geography

Note: Only international collaborative research projects will be accepted to this competition.  Projects must involve a minimum of two researchers, one of whom is affiliated with an institution in Canada, the other with an institution in the UK.  The teams may also include researchers from other countries.

Value
C$30K (~£17,290.55, subject to the exchange rate of January 29, 2018)

Duration
1 year

KSGs are one-year grants. However, all synthesis reports must be completed within six months and submitted to SSHRC by November 2018, for discussion at a December 2018 forum.

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – March 14, 2018
Submission to agency – March 28, 2018

For further details on this program, please visit the following web link:
http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/ksg_esrc-ssc_esrc-eng.aspx

 

The Weston Brain Institute recently launched the Rapid Response Canada 2018 program for Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases.  A summary is provided below.

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

This call is focused on Alzheimer’s related diseases:
•    Alzheimer’s disease
•    Frontotemporal dementia
•    Mild cognitive impairment
•    Vascular contributions to the above
•    Prodromes to the above

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

Information Webinar
An information webinar will be held on March 8, 2018 at 1:00pm EST.  To register for the webinar, please visit the following: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8109192212756035586

Value
Up to $200K

Duration
Up to 18 months

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS – April 5, 2018
Submission of LOI to agency – April 19, 2018 at 2:00pm EDT
Submission of full proposal to ORS – July 24, 2018
Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – August 8, 2018 at 2:00pm EDT

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

Programme de soutien à la recherche en matière d’affaires intergouvernementales et d’identité québécoise (PSRAIIQ)

 

APPEL DE PROJETS AVANTAGE FRANCOPHONE

 

(English follows)

 

 

Le Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes (SQRC) vous invite à prendre connaissance de l’appel de projets ci-joint en matière de recherche sur la francophonie canadienne dans le cadre de son Programme de soutien à la recherche en matière d’affaires intergouvernementales et d’identité québécoise et à en informer les chercheurs de votre université qui œuvrent dans les disciplines pertinentes.

 

La date limite pour faire parvenir votre proposition avec tous les documents pertinents à l’analyse est le 23 février 2018.

 

Pour toutes questions concernant cet appel de projets, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec Mme Marie-Michèle Tremblay, coordonnatrice à la francophonie canadienne, au numéro suivant : 418 644-7509, poste 1693 ou par courriel : marie-michele.tremblay@mce.gouv.qc.ca

 

Pour vous procurer les formulaires de demande de subvention, veuillez consulter le site Web du Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes.

 

Par ailleurs, nous en profitons pour vous rappeler que le PSRAIIQ accepte les projets de recherche en matière d’affaires intergouvernementales et d’identité québécoise en continu. Pour plus d’information, veuillez consulter le site Web.

 

 

 

 

Financial Support for Research on Intergovernmental Affairs

and Québec Identity (PSRAIIQ)

 

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS: AVANTAGE FRANCOPHONE

 

Le Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes (SQRC) would like to draw your attention to the call for research project on the francophonie canadienne as part of its Research Support Program on Intergovernmental Affairs and Québec Identity. Could you please forward this information to researchers in relevant departments within your institutions?

 

The deadline for submitting your proposal with all relevant documents is February 23, 2018.

 

For more information on this call for research projects on the francophonie canadienne, please contact Ms Marie-Michèle Tremblay, coordonnatrice à la francophonie canadienne, at 418 644-7509, ext. 1693 or by email marie-michele.tremblay@mce.gouv.qc.ca

 

You can find the grant application form on the Website of the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes.

 

Moreover, we take this opportunity to remind you that the Research Support Program on Intergovernmental Affairs and Québec Identity is receiving research projects all year long. For more information on the Research Support Program on Intergovernmental Affairs and Québec Identity, please visit our Website

 

Line Dumont

Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes

Direction de la veille et de la réflexion stratégique

875, Grande Allée Est, 3e étage

Québec (Québec) G1R 4Y8

 

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Assistance program (NRC IRAP) in collaboration with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is pleased to announce the first Call for Proposals for 2+2 research and development projects, focused on the development of Industry 4.0 enabling technologies.  A summary is provided below.

Objective

  • To enhance the cooperation between industry, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and university research in both Canada and Germany under the comprehensive topics of Advanced Manufacturing-Industry 4.0.
  • To advance novel technologies, to spur innovation and to facilitate collaboration between Canadian and German partners while training highly qualified personnel.

The collaborations fostered by this call are expected to lead to:

  • Increased cross-disciplinary research.
  • The next generation of young scientists in the important area of Industry 4.0 in a gender-balanced, diverse and inclusive manner.
  • Enhanced innovation capacity and integration of new knowledge into Canadian manufacturing.
  • Deployment of advanced information and communications technology (ICT) and/ or manufacturing solutions in industrial processes.
  • ackling environmental and societal challenges through innovation for the next industrial age (Industry 4.0).
  • Increased economic benefits for Canada and increased competitiveness of Canadian companies.

Research Topics

The topic of the call falls under the encompassing umbrella of Advanced Manufacturing–Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0, or the “Smart Factory,” refers to the digital transformation of manufacturing, connecting automated machines to each other, to their operators, to other processes and services, to the Internet of Things, and to the supply chain. The Smart Factory can act upon the available information to self-optimize, customize production, and self-manage for improved energy efficiency. It can also enable decentralized manufacturing. It represents the convergence of enabling technologies such as robotics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual reality, additive manufacturing, and the digitization of the supply chain. Some examples of research topics under this call are:

  • Advanced materials development
  • Additive manufacturing / 3D printing
  • High-precision manufacturing
  • Sensors and sensor networks
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Digital technologies on the factory floor
  • Robotics and mechatronics in manufacturing
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) applied in manufacturing

Value
Up to $300K/year

Duration
24 – 36 months

Deadlines
Submission to of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS – Mar 29, 2018
Submission of LOI to NRC-IRAP – April 16, 2018
Submission of Full Application to NSERC to ORS – June 8, 2018
Submission of Full Application to NSERC (by invitation only) – June 22, 2018

Complete details on this funding opportunity and how to apply can be obtained at the following web links:

https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/about/global/proposals/canada_germany_2018.html

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/International-Internationale/CanadaGermany_call-Appel_CanadaAllemagne_eng.asp

 

 

 

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced that effective February 1, 2018, Connect Grants have been revised to combine Levels 2 and 3 and to broaden the scope of eligible activities.  Further details are provided below.

Objectives
To provide financial support for the Canadian research community to undertake activities that will help make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. These activities must advance NSERC’s Research Partnerships and/or one or more of the goals outlined in NSERC’s 2020 Strategic Plan.

There are three levels of funding:

Level 1 Connect Grants– For domestic travel costs to develop new academic-industry partnerships or to visit a potential industrial partner (in Canada) to explore a research relationship

Level 2 Connect Grants– For activities aimed at developing or promoting:

  • New academic-industry partnerships
  • Student-industry training opportunities, and/or
  • Goals of NSERC’s 2020 Strategic Plan

The Level 2 Connect Grants includes sponsoring networking events, through workshops to plan major grant applications.

Value
Level 1 – Up to $5K
Level 2 – Up to $25K

Duration
Level 1 – Up to 3 months
Level 2 – Up to 12 months

Deadlines and Submission

Submission to ORS

  • 10 working days before submission to the agency for a full review of your application
  • Connect Grant applications will require an institutional organization signature in addition to the applicant’s signature before submission.  Please provide your application to ORS 2 working days prior to the submission to the agency, so that ORS staff can secure the institutional signature.

Submission to Agency

  • Rolling deadline
  • NSERC turnaround time for Connect applications is within 30 days.   

IMPORTANT: All Connect Grants must be submitted through the NSERC Research Partnerships Secure Upload Site, not by email or the online system.       
   
For more information on this funding opportunity, please consult the following link:

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/Connect-Connexion_eng.asp

 

 

 

The NSERC Connect program has been revamped as of February 1, 2018.   Check out the website for changes.   http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/Connect-Connexion_eng.asp   

 

Connect 1  remains the same and covers up to $5000 in travel costs for a professor to visit a potential industrial partner (in Canada) to explore a research relationship (e.g. Engage grant below)

 

Connect 2 and 3 have been merged into a New Connect 2  of up to $25,000, which encompasses the previous scopes and more. 

 

The New Connect 2 includes sponsoring networking events (former Connect 2),  through workshops to plan major grant applications  (former Connect 3), and  has been expanded to include supporting the goals of NSERC 2020; including, for example, Women in Science events. 

 

Evaluations of Connect 2’s divide at $10,000.  Events below $10,000 require 4 weeks’ notice and are adjudicated at the Regional Office level, while grants over $10,000 require 12 weeks’ notice and are adjudicated by a National Committee (as Connect 3’s used to be).  Check out the website and/or talk to Sarah O’Neill for details and timelines.

 

The NSERC Engage Grant funds a first research interaction of up to $25,000 between University PI (Professor) and an Industrial partner (Company).  http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/Engage-Engagement_eng.asp .  We will be awarding the 10,000th  Engage sometime in February 2018. 

 

The cut off for this fiscal year (March 31) was Feb. 1.    We received well in excess of 300 Engage applications in the last 2 weeks.  Turnaround may be a bit slower than the target 6 weeks, but they will be evaluated before fiscal year end (March 31, 2018).  Engage applications received after Feb. 1 will likely be counted as each Pi’s one Engage per fiscal year for the next fiscal year (April 1, 2018  – March 31, 2019).

 

With Engage, the cash flows to the University (Research Office) and there is no cash  (modest in-kind) required from the industrial partner, who owns any IP developed.   Applications for Engage are made by the Investigator (typically via the Research Office) with a Letter of Support (LOS) and company description (Form 183A) supplied by the company. 

 

To be eligible, the professor must have a recent (within 6 years) Discovery Grant or other peer-reviewed NSERC grant  (maximum of 2 co-PI’s).  Alternatively, Professors who applied for, but did not receive, a Discovery Grant, but were rated Strong, Very Strong or Outstanding on “Excellence of the Researcher“ in their most recent Discovery application are also Eligible (see the website for details).

 

To be eligible, a company needs to have Two Full-Time (100% dedicated, no other employment) employees.   The company also needs to have been in business at least two years and to have “receptor capacity”  (the ability to collaborate effectively and then take the research forward to market).   A new clarification in the eligibility rules means that small home-based business will usually no longer be eligible.  Those located in an incubator or similar are probably OK.    In the case of start-ups (companies) that are “poised for exceptional growth” (meaning exceptional receptor capacity), but do not meet the 2 years in operation requirement, they should contact the NSERC Regional Office before applying to be pre-screened. 

 

Engage applications require a Company Letter of Support (LOS).   “A letter of support from the company involved in the project must be provided and must outline: … (11 bullet points)”  from Engage Website under Application Procedures    Please remind the company to address each bullet point briefly.  A good letter should be no more than 2 pages.  

 

In addition, the Form 183A asks for the number of staff.  For small companies, we need to know the number of full time staff (specifically, do they have 2 or more full time staff).

 

In Ontario, we have a partnership with OCE to deliver a combined (single application) VIP1-Engage of $45,000 over 1 year (plus $5,000 Company cash).  Over 200 have been awarded.  We would encourage you to explore this as a way for your researchers to double their funding.  There is also a VIP2-CRD program.

 

Experience, Connect and Engage applications are managed by the Regional Offices, and are typically processed in 6 weeks, as they do not require Peer Review.  CRD and other grants, are managed out of Ottawa and take longer.  Both Engage and CRD have about 85% success rates. 

 

 

 

 

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently announced that is it participating in a joint co-funded call for proposals with Europe as part of GENDER-NET Plus.  This joint call invites research integrating a gender dimension in addressing urgent societal challenges. Details are provided below.

Objectives

  • To support Canadian researchers interested in investigating sex and gender in health through transnational collaborations.

The call invites interdisciplinary applications exploring sex and gender effects and dimensions in research topics relating to one or more of the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  1. Good health and well-being (SDG 3)
  • SDG3: Gender-based violence (topic 1.1)
  • SDG3: Sex, Gender and Aging (topic 1.2)
  • SDG3: Sex, Gender and Health (topic 1.3)
  1. Infrastructure, Industrialization and Innovation (SDG 9)
  • SDG9: Gender and New Technologies (topic 2.1)
  • SDG9: Gender in Entrepreneurship and in the Innovation System (topic 2.2)
  1. Climate Action (SDG 13)
  • SDG13: Gender Dimension in Climate Behavior and Decision-Making (topic 3.1)

The call invites both basic and applied research. For any chosen topic, an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the interplay between society – technology and culture is encouraged. Research that addresses the social dimension of gender is strongly encouraged.

IMPORTANT: CIHR will support applications that respond to SDG 3, Good Health and Well-being, topics 1.2 and 1.3 only.

Value
$100K/year

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Pre-proposal due at ORS: February 21, 2018
Mandatory pre-proposal application due to Gender-Net: March 1, 2018, 5pm (Central European Time)
Full application due at ORS: June 29, 2018
Full application due at CIHR: July 16, 2018
Full application due at Gender-Net: Mid July 2018

For further details on this program, please consult the following links:

http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/50719.html

http://gender-net-plus.eu/joint-call/cofunded-call/

 

 

 

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) recently announced the launch of its 2018 Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists competition, an initiative aiming at supporting future generations of Canadian researchers.  Further details are provided below. 

Objectives
To support future generation of Canadian researchers.

The award consists of two part covering a period of three years:

Part 1
This is a post-doctoral salary award for a candidate finishing his/her fellowship.  The candidate must have completed at least two years of postdoctoral training when he/she will accept the salary award on September 1st.

Part 2
This is an operating grant that is awarded once the candidate has obtained a faculty position at a recognized Canadian institution.

Value
Part 1: Postdoctoral Salary Award – $40K
Part 2: Operating Grant – $60K/year

Duration
Part 1: Postdoctoral Salary Award – 1 year
Part 2: Operating Grant – 2 years

IMPORTANT: Applying to only one part of the award is prohibited.

Deadlines
Submission of full application to ORS for review – April 13, 2018
Submission of full application to agency – April 27, 2018, 11:59 pm (EST)

If you are interested in applying to this competition, please contact Kim McIntyre, post-doctoral services coordinator, at kimmcint@yorku.ca or extension 22993.

For more information on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit the following web page:
https://www.societederecherchesurlecancer.ca/en/what-we-do/funding-programs/schcolarship-for-the-next-generation-of-scientists

 

 

 

 

The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently received information regarding a Call for Applications (CFA) from the Embassy of France in Canada regarding its 2018 Mobility Funding for Researchers.  Further details are provided below. 

Objective
To facilitate and/or encourage collaborations by helping with the mobility of researchers.

Eligibility:  Canadian or French researchers affiliated to laboratories/departments which are part of Canadian or French University/Research Centre.

Value
•    1 return economy-class flight Canada-France or France-Canada
•    A contribution towards subsistence costs (per diem, for a maximum of three nights)

Duration
Travel must take place between April 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018

Deadlines
Submission to ORS for administrative review – March 5, 2018
Submission to agency – March 18, 2018

For further information and how to apply, please consult the following link:
http://francecanadaculture.org/higher-education-gp/call-for-applications-2018-mobility-funding-for-researchers/

Bonjour,

Vous trouverez ci-joint l’appel de candidatures pour le Prix de la recherche du principal. Deux prix sont décernés chaque année pour rendre hommage à deux professeur(e)s à temps plein de Glendon, un(e) en début de carrière et un(e) plus expérimenté(e), ayant apporté une contribution exceptionnelle à la recherche au cours des cinq dernières années. Les récipiendaires de ces prix recevront un certificat signé par le Principal et seront honorés lors d’une réception spéciale le 3 avril (détails suivront).

DATE LIMITE : Les candidatures doivent être soumises par voie électronique d’ici le 12 mars 2018 à Reagan Brown, Agente de recherche, rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca, avec copie conforme à Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, Vice-principale à la recherche et aux études supérieures, aprgs@glendon.yorku.ca.

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Please find attached the Call for Nominations for the Principal’s Award for Research. Two awards are given to honour one early-career and one established full-time faculty member at Glendon who have made an outstanding contributions to research in the last five years. Recipients of the awards will receive a certificate signed by the Principal and will be recognized at a special reception on April 3rd (details to follow).

DEADLINE: Nominations must be submitted electronically by March 12, 2018 to the Reagan Brown, Research Officer, rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca, with a copy to Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, Associate Principal Research and Graduate Studies, aprgs@glendon.yorku.ca.

 

Principal’s Research Award 2018 Call for Nominations-Final

Prix de la recherche du principal 2018 Appel de candidatures

 

Week of January 21st, 2018 to January 27th, 2018


INTRODUCTION

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) has just launched a competition for Knowledge Mobilization (KM) networks. The program funds networks dedicated to transferring knowledge to those who can put it into practice. It supports collaborations between knowledge producers and knowledge users from various disciplines, sectors and institutions, including industry, government, not-for-profit organizations and various sources and types of knowledge for the social, economic, technological, and/or wellness benefit of Canada and the Canadian population. Networks must focus on addressing key problems, challenges and opportunities of high strategic importance to Canada.

The goal of the NCE-KM Initiative is to further the application and mobilization of world-class research to benefit Canada and the Canadian population, by supporting networking and collaboration between well-established research teams and knowledge users.

NCE-KM OBJECTIVES

NCE-KM networks must create social and/or economic benefits through the application of evidence-based knowledge generated from research in combination with other sources and types of knowledge. The NCE-KM initiative supports networks pursuing knowledge translation along the entire spectrum: from the range of activities encompassed in knowledge mobilization (creation of activities and tools designed to put knowledge into active service, often through the establishment of new or modification of existing policies, processes and standards) to those encompassed in commercialization (the transformation of knowledge or technology into marketable goods, processes or services).

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Applications can be submitted by one or more researchers who are eligible to apply for funding under the policies and guidelines of at least one of the three federal granting councils. All applications must be co-led by a non-academic knowledge user as a co-applicant with an academic researcher. The inclusion of a non-academic knowledge user as a co-applicant is mandatory and ensures the meaningful involvement of the partner in all aspects of the network, beginning with the conception of the network.

VALUE

Up to $1.6M over 4 years, with a possible 3 year renewal

SELECTION CRITERIA

To ensure that the NCE-KM program goals and objectives are met, proposals are assessed according to program goals and objectives as well as the following five review criteria are:

  1. Expected Impacts and Added Value
  2. Plan for Knowledge Mobilization
  3. Stakeholder Engagement
  4. Proposed Network Team
  5. Management and Governance

In general, NCE-KM competitions are open to all research areas.

The NCE-KM initiative currently funds 5 networks in the following areas:

  • Health and Life Sciences – 4 funded networks
  • Information and Communication – 1 funded network

MANDATORY WORKSHOP

All applicants must attend the VPRI led NCE-KM workshop which will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 in room KT519 from 2:30-4:30pm. Applicants are strongly encouraged to invite a key non-academic knowledge user partner to attend this workshop. Please RSVP your attendance to mhasan@yorku.ca by Monday, February 5, 2018.
 
Applicants should also attend the following NCE led Webinars on How to Prepare a Letter of Intent:

English webinar: Friday, February 16, 2018, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (ET)

French webinar: Friday, February 16, 2018, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ET)

VPRI SELECTION PROCESS

Faculties are invited to submit an internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) for interested applicants. iNOIs will then be reviewed by an AVP-chaired internal committee struck to help inform selection decisions by VPRI.  The deadline for internal submission is no later than noon on Monday, February 26, 2018.
 
Once the VPRI selection process is completed, Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, will work with the lead applicant, the associated Organized Research Unit (if applicable), and the Faculty-based research office to prepare final documentation for submission to the funder.

Internal NOI Components:
Please email submission to mhasan@yorku.ca by noon on Monday, February 26, 2018

1. Dean’s Memo of Endorsement (1-2 pages), detailing:

  • Alignment of the project with the strategic research objectives of the Faculty
  • Summary of Faculty level commitments to proposal development and network (cash and in-kind)
  1. NCE LOI Form
  2. Description of Proposed Network Including the Following Headers (Maximum 5 pages):
  • Expected Impacts and Added Value
  • Plan for Knowledge Mobilization
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Proposed Network Team
  • Management and Governance

For guidance on completing these sections, please use the Networks of Centres of Excellence Knowledge Mobilization (NCE-KM) Guidelines for the 2018 LOI competition.

TIMELINE

 

iNOI submission deadline February 26, 2018
Internal review March 9, 2018
Feedback from internal review Mid-March
ORS deadline for draft of completed LOI March 24, 2018
ORS deadline for technical review of completed Preliminary Application April 12, 2018
NCE LOI Deadline April 16, 2018
NCE Invitation to Apply results June 2018
NCE Full Application Deadline September 4, 2018
NCE Competition Results November 2018

 If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Mahen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, Office of Research Services, mhasan@yorku.ca, extension 44200.

All applications for external research funding must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. The application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application package must be submitted to ORS ten (10) working days prior to the final submission date.

Enclosed: NCE LOI Form  

BRACING FOR IMPACT: THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CHALLENGE (A ROADMAP FOR AI GOVERNANCE IN CANADA) CONFERENCE

Friday, February 2, 2018

Conference: 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM
Cocktail Reception: 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

The Donald Lamont Learning Centre
Law Society of Ontario
130 Queen St. W., Toronto, Canada

Visit the event website or watch the video for more information: http://aichallenge.osgoode.yorku.ca
 
Canada has positioned itself as a world leader and destination of choice for companies looking to invest in artificial intelligence and innovation. The “Bracing for Impact: The Artificial Intelligence Challenge” conference is a recognition that advancements in AI will have a huge impact on our social, moral and legal norms. It is therefore important to not only fund AI innovation, but we must also move quickly to ensure that robust and effective governance structures are in place.

The conference will feature internationally renowned AI experts who will discuss some of the fundamental questions that arise when machines start to think for themselves.

Topics include:
The impact and implications of AI for Industry;
Concerns about Intellectual Property and Commercialization;
Cybersecurity and Algorithmic Accountability;
Social Good.

_________________________________________

IP Osgoode
Intellectual Property Law & Technology Program
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, Canada  M3J 1P3
3047a Ignat Kaneff Building
T 416.650.8449 | F 416.736.5736
iposgoode@osgoode.yorku.ca
www.iposgoode.ca
@IPOsgoode

 

The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently updated the spreadsheet of funding opportunities available through CIHR.  Due to the large volume of RFAs, ORS has created a simplified Excel spreadsheet that will make it easier for researchers to locate the funding call that is most appropriate to their research area.  To view the spreadsheet, please click on the link below.  You will be required to enter your Passport York userid and password for YU Link to gain access to the spreadsheet. If the link below does not take you directly to Passport York, please copy and paste the link into your web browser.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+January+25+2018/b8226ecc-2da4-4dfd-9f5e-20082a3ee967

Alternatively, you may contact ORS at research@yorku.ca to send you the file as an attachment.

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Le français suit.                                            

Dear CARA members,

SSHRC has recently launched its annual Storytellers contest, challenging postsecondary students to creatively show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research has an impact on our lives and on our communities.                               

The contest is open to all students—graduate and undergraduate—enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their task is to tell the story, in 3 minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project—their own or a professor’s—taking place at their institution. We will select 25 finalists to receive a $3000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications. For details on this year’s Storytellers contest, please follow us on Twitter, watch the #SSHRCStorytellers hashtag, and visit the SSHRC website.

We encourage you to spread the word to faculty who may wish to encourage a student to profile their SSHRC-funded research. Don’t hesitate to be in touch should you have any questions. Please note that participant questions should be addressed to Storytellers@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.                  

Thank you for your collaboration.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Walters
Director Communications
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Great research matters. How you tell its story is just as important.

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Chers, chères, membres de l’ACAAR,

Le CRSH a récemment lancé son concours national annuel J’ai une histoire à raconter, qui met les étudiants universitaires au défi de démontrer de façon créative aux Canadiens en quoi la recherche en sciences humaines a un impact positif sur leur vie et leurs communautés.

Le concours est ouvert aux étudiants de tous les cycles, inscrits dans un établissement postsecondaire canadien. Leur mandat est de raconter l’histoire, en trois minutes ou en 300 mots, d’un projet de recherche, financé par le CRSH qui est mené dans leur établissement. Le projet peut être le leur ou celui de leur professeur. Nous sélectionnerons vingt-cinq (25) finalistes qui recevront un prix en argent de 3 000 $ et participeront à un atelier spécialisé en communication axée sur la recherche. Pour obtenir des détails au sujet du concours J’ai une histoire à raconter de cette année, veuillez nous suivre sur Twitter, prêter attention au mot-clic #RécitCRSH et visiter le site Web du CRSH.

Nous vous encourageons à passer le mot aux membres du corps professoral qui pourraient encourager leurs étudiants à décrire leur projet de recherche financé par le CRSH. N’hésitez pas non plus à communiquer avec moi si vous avez des questions. Les questions des participants devraient quant à elles être envoyées à récit@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

                           

Merci de votre collaboration.

Je vous prie d’agréer mes salutations les plus sincères.

Christopher Walters
Directeur Communications
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada

La recherche, ça compte! La façon d’en parler aussi!

 

Please forward this revised email to faculty members in your unit.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced that is it participating in a joint co-funded call for proposals with Europe as part of GENDER-NET Plus.  This joint call invites research integrating a gender dimension in addressing urgent societal challenges. Details are provided below.

Objectives

  • To fund research projects that will promote the integration of sex and gender analysis into research at an international level.

The joint call invites interdisciplinary applications exploring sex and gender effects and dimensions in research topics related to one or more of the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG3 – Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 9 – Infrastructure, Industrialization and Innovation, and SDG 13 – Climate Action.

NSERC will provide direct funding to eligible Canadian researchers to participate in awarded projects in the natural sciences and engineering related to SDG9 and SDG13 call topics only.

Information Session hosted by NSERC via webinar:

DATE:                   Thursday, February 1, 2018
TIMES:                 1 pm – 2 pm (ET): English presentation
                              2 pm – 3 pm (ET): French presentation
LINK:                    http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/gendernetplus/

NSERC has updated its virtual meetings with VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the videoconference, join through teleconference using the information below. Do not join the teleconference unless you are instructed to do so.

Local dial-in:                     613-960-7514
Toll-free dial-in:               1-877-413-4790
Conference ID:                 7462843                            

Value
$100K/year

Duration
2 to 3 years

Deadlines
Pre-proposal due at ORS – February 14, 2018
Mandatory pre-proposal due at agency – Thursday, March 1, 2018 17:00 (Central European Time)
Full application due at ORS – 10 working days before submission to the agency
Full application due at agency – July 2018

Note: For NSERC-eligible researchers, an itemized budget page and one-page justification must be submitted to NSERC at both the pre-proposal and full application stages.

Pre-proposal documents and full applications must be submitted by the Project Coordinator via the GENDER-NET Plus Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS). Further information about the competition and application process is available on the GENDER-NET Plus website.

For further details on this program and to obtain information on how to apply, please consult the following links:

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/GenderNet-GenderNet_eng.asp

http://gender-net-plus.eu/joint-call/cofunded-call/

Week of January 14th, 2018 to January 20th, 2018


GrantsSolutions.gov recently announced that the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) are soliciting applications under the following program: Research on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To solicit applications for projects to conduct innovative research related to the prevention of research misconduct, protection of whistleblowers, and the furtherance of research integrity in the country and internationally.
  • To further develop the evidence base for ORI and others to create or modify educational programs to encourage the responsible conduct of research.

Specifically, the ORI seeks to:

  • Identify risk factors that make misconduct more likely;
  • Create an evidence base for proactive interventions;
  • Build on lessons learned through previous research and the experiences of those who have been involved in guiding research misconduct proceedings; and
  • Support the development of tools that can be used to more easily identify research misconduct in images and statistical results.

Value
Up to US$150K

Required Overhead
10%

Duration
1 year

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – March 9, 2018
Submission to agency – March 23, 2018, by 5:00 PM

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants are advised to register as early as possible in Grants.gov since the registration process can take up to one month.  For information on registering for Grants.gov refer to http://www.grants.gov or contact the Grants.gov Contact Center at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov.

For further details on this program, please consult the following link:
https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=60245

The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) funds downstream research and development (R&D) projects that address real world opportunities and challenges identified by industry, government, not-for-profits and other “Receptors” of genomics knowledge and technologies. GAPP projects are collaborations between academic researchers and Receptor organizations. They are co-funded by Receptors and other stakeholders, and have the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada.

GAPP aims to:
•    Accelerate the application of Canadian genomics-derived solutions to real-world opportunities and challenges defined by industry and public sector Receptors.
•    Channel Canada’s genomics capacity into sustainable innovations that benefit Canadians.
•    Enhance the value of Canadian genomics technologies by de-risking and incentivizing follow-on investment from industry and other partners.
•    Foster mutually beneficial collaboration and knowledge exchange between Canadian academia and technology receptors.

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 Procedure
Stage 1: Expression of Interest (EOI)
Stage 2: Project Pitch
Stage 3: Supplementary Proposal (by invitation only)

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

Competition Timelines

Stage Round 11 Round 12
Registration Open Open
EOI due to Ontario Genomics Feb 26, 2018 Apr 19, 2018
Face-to-face pitch to Ontario Genomics’ review panel Mar 26-28, 2018 May 14-16, 2018
Submission of EOI to Genome Canada Apr 11, 2018 Jun 11, 2018
Pitch to Genome Canada May 4-25, 2018 July 14-Aug 3, 2018
Draft supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics Jun 11, 2018 Aug 20, 2018
Final supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics Jul 16, 2018 Oct 1, 2018

Internal Notice of Intent
Genome Canada GAPPs are an institutional award and require the support of researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, Organized Research Units, and the Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation. All researchers planning to submit an EOI to Genome Canada are required to submit an ORS Checklist for Round 11 by February 23, 2018 and for Round 12, April 16, 2018.

The SIRI Unit in the Office of Research Services, in collaboration with the corresponding Faculty Research Office, will be supporting the development of applications selected to go forward to Genome Canada. Diana Frasca (dfrasca@yorku.ca), Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist, will be available to assist your office and your faculty members with any questions regarding the internal and external application processes.

Please Note: All researchers should notify both their Faculty and Diana Frasca (dfrasca@yorku.ca) 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.

 

The Office of Research Services would like to remind you of the upcoming deadline for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grants competition.  These grants were introduced to better address the short-term research needs, challenges and opportunities facing organizations in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors.   A summary is provided below.

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: March 15, and June 15, September 15, December 15,

The application and instructions are now available on the SSHRC web site at:
http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_engage_grants-subventions_d_engagement_partenarial-eng.aspx

La Division de la réussite, de l’enseignement et de l’apprentissage en langue française, les facultés d’Éducation de l’Université d’Ottawa et l’Université Laurentienne, ainsi que le collège La Cité et le collège Boréal vous invitent à prendre part à la 4e édition du forum Synergie portant sur la recherche en éducation de langue française de l’Ontario qui aura lieu les 28 et 29 mars 2018, à l’hôtel Radisson Admiral Harbourfront, à Toronto. La période des appels de communication est amorcée!

La thématique de cette année, La  recherche avec un petit et un grand « R » : moteur de changement, donne lieu à une ouverture sur le monde de la recherche et de l’innovation.

Description de la thématique

Une recherche, qu’elle soit fondamentale ou appliquée, pratique ou théorique, locale ou internationale, ou qu’elle soit menée de manière individuelle ou en groupe par une professeure ou un professeur, une étudiante ou un étudiant, une enseignante ou un enseignant ou encore une ou un élève, répond à une démarche rigoureuse scientifique.

  • La recherche avec un petit « r » vise à analyser et transformer une problématique locale pour mener à une prise de décision ou une résolution, de manière individuelle ou collective.  
  • La recherche avec un grand « R » vise à ajouter à la connaissance collective dans un processus de validation d’une communauté de chercheurs.

La recherche, avec un petit « r » et un grand « R », s’enracine dans la prise en compte de la connaissance collective à l’égard d’une thématique ou d’une problématique en vue d’enrichir notre connaissance.

Appels de communication

La période des appels de communication est en cours. Ces communications devront s’arrimer à la thématique du forum 2018 et à la vision renouvelée de l’éducation en Ontario, Atteindre l’excellence. Lors du forum, les intervenantes et intervenants des milieux de la pratique et de la recherche auront la chance d’amorcer des discussions avec des éducatrices et éducateurs de la petite enfance, des enseignantes et enseignants, des leaders scolaires, des leaders à l’échelle du système et des membres du corps professoral du postsecondaire.

En plus de prendre part à des discussions, il sera possible de participer de quatre différentes façons :

Option A – Présentation des nouvelles recherches – tables rondes

Option B – Foire de recherches et de pratiques innovatrices

Option C – Présentations par capsules vidéo de la recherche chez la jeunesse franco-ontarienne

Option D – Présentation des partenariats recherchés – capsules vidéo

Pour enrichir les présentations de votre contribution, il suffit de cliquer sur le lien suivant : proposition. Si de plus amples informations s’avèrent nécessaires, n’hésitez pas de communiquer avec l’agente d’éducation responsable de ce dossier, Nathalie Clément, à l’adresse de courriel suivante nathalie.clement@ontario.ca ou par téléphone au 613 733-6246.

En vous remerciant de l’attention que vous porterez au forum Synergie portant sur la recherche en éducation de langue française de l’Ontario, je vous souhaite une très agréable journée.

Lillian Patry EAO, M.Éd.

Directrice(I)/Director(A)

Division de la réussite, de l’enseignement et de l’apprentissage en langue française

French Language Teaching, and Learning Division

Ministère de l’éducation/Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Formation professionnelle

Ministry of Education/Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

1570 Walkely, ON M7A 1L2

Téléphone : O (613) 733-6058 ou T (416) 325-6349

Courriel : lillian.patry@ontario.ca

The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to remind health researchers of the upcoming competition for the CIHR Project Grant Program.  This program was designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes.  A summary of the program is provided below.
 
Objectives 
•    To support a diverse portfolio of health-related research and knowledge translation projects at any stage, from discovery to application, including commercialization;
•    To promote relevant collaborations across disciplines, professions, and sectors; and,
•    To contribute to the creation and use of health-related knowledge.
   
Value
Project grant funding levels are proportionate to the requirements of the research proposed.
 
Duration
Up to 5 years
 
Deadlines
Registration due at agency – February 6, 2018
Application due at ORS for full review – February 20, 2018.
Application due at agency – by 12noon on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 on-line submission of the application in ResearchNet and submission to ORS of completed and fully signed ORS Checklist and complete hard copy of the application

For further details on the guidelines and application procedures, please consult the following web site:
 https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/viewOpportunityDetails.do?browseArc=true&fodAgency=CIHR&org=CIHR&progCd=10803&view=browseArchive&language=E#howtoapply49051.html
 

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) recently announced the launch of a new funding opportunity through the Health System Research Fund (HSRF): The Targeted Call for Patient-Oriented Research in Mental Health and Addictions.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives
To solicit and fund focused research applications within MOHLTC priority areas. This new call will focus on Patient-Oriented Research in Mental Health and Addictions.

Priority areas are as follows:
•    Community-and Home-Based Care
•    Health Promotion
•    Health System Performance and Sustainability
•    Mental Health and Addictions
•    Quality Improvement and Safety
•    Long-Term Care

Please consult the following link for definitions and examples of each priority area:
http://health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/ministry/research/hsrf_guidelines.aspx

Value
Up to $250K/year

Duration
24 months

Deadlines
Submission of mandatory NOI to agency – Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Submission of full application to ORS for review – Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Submission of full application to agency – Wednesday, March 14, 2018

For further information, program guidelines and application process, please consult the following link:
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/ministry/research/hsrf_target_research.aspx

Week of January 7th, 2018 to January 13th, 2018


The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has issued a 2018 Call for Applications (CFA) for its Grants Program.  A summary is provided below. 

Objectives

  • To support highly practical research studies and training initiatives from leading experts.
  • To enhance workers’ compensation system outcomes by supporting innovative proposals that are aligned to the WSIB’s mandate and strategic objectives.

The central areas of focus are Return to work and Recovery and Innovations in Service.  Aligned to these categories, the WSIB has identified the following priority areas:

Return to Work & Recovery

  • Vulnerable Workers
  • Mental Health
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Emerging Opportunities

Innovations in Service

  • Technology
  • Partnerships

Two types of proposal will be accepted the WSIB Grants Program:

1)    Research Proposals

  • Expert research proposals that deliver practical results for the workers’ compensation system
  • Workplace-based projects that establish partnerships between the workplace, researchers and organizations.

2)    Training Proposals

  • Initiatives that help workers, employers and the compensation system resolve long-standing barriers
  • Innovative opportunities that build capacity in the community and offer significant potential to improve compensation system results

Value
Up to $200,000/year

Duration
Up to 2 years

Deadlines
Submission of initial proposal to ORS for review – February 6, 2018
Submission of initial proposal to agency – February 20, 2018
Submission of detailed proposal to ORS for review – May 14, 2018
Submission of detailed proposal to agency (by invitation only) – May 28, 2018

To obtain the Request for Proposals, research priorities, the grant application and guidelines, please visit the following link:
http://www.wsib.on.ca/WSIBPortal/faces/WSIBArticlePage?fGUID=939604048075002603&_afrLoop=2525030307944000&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=null#%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26_afrLoop%3D2525030307944000%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26fGUID%3D939604048075002603%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dmz4ml9925_4

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is holding a series of Question & Answer webinars on the Project Grant: Spring 2018 application.  These Question and Answer webinars are designed to complement the Project Grant: Spring 2018 applicant learning module, which will be available on January 19th on the Learning for Applicants web page. Together, the module and webinars will give applicants an insightful understanding of the recent changes to the Project Grant competition and the application submission process.

The Office of Research Services (ORS) invite researchers and research support staff to attend the English webinar that is scheduled for Monday, January 29th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.  The session will be held in room 956 Kaneff Tower.  Please RSVP at research@yorku.ca if you plan on attending this session.

Individuals can also take part in the other French and English webinars individually from their own computer.  To register, click the link of the session you would like to attend. When you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with all the information required to join the session, including a direct link to the session and the session password.

English Sessions:

French Sessions:

Register early to ensure your place, and review the information below in advance of the webinar to ensure your experience is as productive as possible.

The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently updated the spreadsheet of funding opportunities available through CIHR.  Due to the large volume of RFAs, ORS has created a simplified Excel spreadsheet that will make it easier for researchers to locate the funding call that is most appropriate to their research area.  To view the spreadsheet, please click on the link below.  You will be required to enter your Passport York userid and password for YU Link to gain access to the spreadsheet. If the link below does not take you directly to Passport York, please copy and paste the link into your web browser.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+January+9+2018/83f30c22-27ec-4bb9-8e4a-20d7b47e5098

Alternatively, you may contact ORS at research@yorku.ca to send you the file as an attachment.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is accepting applications for its Collaborative Research Travel Grants (CRTG) program.  Further details are provided below.

Objectives
To support researchers from degree-granting institutions to travel either domestically or internationally to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique or to facilitate a collaboration.

Eligibility
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering at the time of the application; and interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences.  Please see the Request for Proposals for additional eligibility requirements.

Value
Up to $15K. Funds can be applied towards airfare, accommodations, meals, ground transportation, and other travel expenses.

Duration
The award period begins June 1, 2018 and ends December 31, 2019. No exceptions or extensions will be approved.

Deadlines
Submission to ORS: January 18, 2018
Submission to agency: February 1, 2018 by 4:00pm ET

For further details on this opportunity, eligibility and submission process, please consult the following link:

https://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/biomedical-sciences/collaborative-research-travel-grants

AGE-WELL, Canada’s technology and aging network is launching a new funding program called the Strategic Investment Program (SIP) Accelerator to support post-discovery projects focused on the commercialization and/or knowledge mobilization of solutions (e.g. technologies, services or policies).  A summary is provided below. 

Objectives
•    To support innovative research projects aimed at generating, promoting or accelerating economic and social benefit in the field of technology and aging
•    To help older Canadians maintain their independence, health and quality of life through technologies and services that increase their safety and security, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation.

Value
Up to $40,000/year

Duration
12 months

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – February 15, 2018
Submission to agency – March 2, 2018 by 5:00pm EST

For more information on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit the following link:
http://agewell-nce.ca/research/age-well-2017-sip-accelerator-funding

Week of December 24th, 2017 to December 31st, 2017


In response to the 2018 NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks (SPG-N) competition, which funds large-scale, multidisciplinary research projects in targeted research areas that require a network approach and that involve collaboration between academic researchers and Canadian-based organizations, the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI) is launching an internal call to select proposals for submission. 

 

Please review the following program details and the internal selection process for the NSERC SPG-Networks competition and share the information with your respective Research Directors, Research Officers, Departments, and Faculty members.

 

The anticipated budget for the 2018 SPG-N competition is expected to result in up to two new awards. 

 

NSERC STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP GRANTS FOR NETWORKS

The goal of the Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks is to increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years.  Research and training under these grants must be conducted through a partnership between academic researchers and industry or government organizations.

 

Target Areas

Proposals must address one or more of the following target areas:

 

 

Applications are encouraged in clean technologies across all four target areas and with a focus on the impacts of climate change, including climate change mitigation and adaptation (if appropriate).

 

Applicants should be an established researcher with a solid track record in collaborative research, student training and grant management, and who demonstrated the leadership and other skills necessary for managing a complex, interdisciplinary, multi-institutional project. 

 

Strategic Networks may be national, regional, or under exceptional circumstances, local. NSERC encourages applicants to incorporate international collaborations into their proposals and Network proposals are required to have an international engagement strategy.

 

Network Categories

NSERC has two application categories – A and B:

  1. The proposed network will investigate a new collection of research objectives that do not build on previous network-scale activities and that have never been funded through an NSERC network grant, a Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) grant, or other federal or provincial network-scale granting programs. The network applies for SPG-N funds between $500,000 and $1 million in Year 1, and $500,000 and $1.125 million per year in Years 2 through 5, for a maximum request of $5.5 million.
  2. The proposed network will build upon a collection of research objectives that have been previously funded through an NSERC network grant, an NCE grant, or other federal or provincial network-scale granting programs. The network partners must collectively assume more responsibility for funding the network compared to the previously funded network. For every dollar contributed to the network by eligible industry and government partners, up to three dollars can be requested from NSERC. Other contributions to the network are encouraged (e.g., other funding agencies, university support), but are not included in the leveraging of NSERC funds.   The network can request NSERC funding between $500,000 and $1 million in Year 1, and between $500,000 and $1.125 million per year in Years 2 through 5, for a maximum request of $5.5 million.

 

Funding Criteria

To be funded, a SPG-N proposal must meet the following requirements:

  • The network must support the SPG-N objectives and fall within the identified target areas. A minimum of 80 percent of the research will investigate one or more of the topics listed under the target areas.
  • The objectives and scope of the network must be well-defined and the research results achievable within a 5 year time frame.
  • The network must involve a minimum of 5 academic researchers who are eligible to receive NSERC funding, from at least 3 separate departments, faculties or institutions.
  • The network must have the strong commitment and active involvement of Canadian-based partners from relevant sectors (industrial, government), as appropriate for the research area. These organizations must be involved in all stages of the network, from development of the proposal to exploitation of the research results for the benefit of Canada.
  • Networks applicants must outline the measures that will be implemented to advance diversity, gender equity, and inclusion within the structure of the proposed network and its activities.
  • The network must offer opportunities for enhanced training of highly qualified personnel that takes advantage of the multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral environment of a network.
  • The network must have an appropriate management structure to direct, manage and integrate its activities.
  • The network must have a strategy for knowledge and technology transfer to all stakeholders and the general public, as appropriate, that conforms with NSERC’s policy on intellectual property.

 

Gender Equity and Diversity

Network applicants must outline the measures that will be implemented to advance gender equity within the structure of the proposed network and its activities.  Examples include strategies for any of the following:

  • Increasing gender equity in the composition of the research team and group of trainees;
  • Ensuring equitable mentorship of all trainees;
  • Initiatives aimed at ensuring an equitable and inclusive research and work environment;
  • The implementation of networking and leadership training events within the network that highlight gender equity.

 

INTERNAL NOMINATION AND REVIEW PROCESS

Interested Faculties are invited to submit an internal Notice of Intent (iNOI), which will be reviewed by the Strategic Projects and Opportunities Review Team (SPORT) in order to help inform selection decisions by VPRI.  The deadline for iNOIs is February 27, 2018; however, Faculties are asked to notify Maheen Hasan by email (mhasan@yorku.ca) by January 29, 2018 of their intent to submit.

 

The iNOI consists of the following components:

 

  1. iNOI Form – see attached Word document.
  2. Memo from the Dean that explains the alignment of the proposed network with the strategic objectives of the Faculty, and indicates financial and/or other resource commitments. The memo must provide rationale for why and/or how:
    • The network is an important investment for the Faculty and links to future plans for the Faculty (areas of strategic development, key hires, etc.).
    • The network complements or builds on existing partnerships in the Faculty.
  3. A description of the proposed Network (Category A – 12 pages max, Category B – 16 pages max) that includes the following:
    • Name of the network (“NSERC” must be included in the name of the network, and the name should be meaningful and descriptive of the proposed research);
    • Proposed research and fit with the target area(s);
    • Need for a network approach to the proposed research;
    • Strengths and track record of the applicant to lead a large multi-institutional team of researchers;
    • Expertise, involvement and role of the key researchers in the network;
    • Extent of involvement of partners in all stages of the network;
    • Potential for international collaborations that could contribute to attaining network objectives;
    • Management structure;
    • Plans for training highly qualified personnel;
    • Benefits to Canada and the partners;
    • Estimated annual budget, including funds requested from NSERC and estimated in-kind and cash (if applicable) contributions from the partners;
    • For Category B networks only – details about previous network activities and a justification for additional network funding.

Please note that Associate Deans Research need to ensure that submitted iNOI documents have all necessary requirements outlined above.  Any iNOI with missing components will be deemed incomplete and will not be reviewed by SPORT. The iNOI must be submitted by no later than February 27, 2018 to Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist in the Office of Research Services. 

 

COMPETITION TIMELINE:

 

Preliminary Notification of Interest to Submit January 29, 2018
iNOI submission deadline February 27, 2018
SPORT Feedback Mid-March
ORS deadline for draft of completed Preliminary Application March 24, 2018
ORS deadline for technical review of completed Preliminary Application March 29, 2018
NSERC deadline for Preliminary Application April 2, 2018
NSERC “Invitation to Apply” results May 2018

NSERC SPG-N iNOI Form – 13 Dec 2017

NSERC SPG-N Internal Launch Memo – 19 Dec 2017

 

Week of December 10th, 2017 to December 16th, 2017


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

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the Azrieli Foundation, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have issued a Call for Proposals in immunology research under the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program.  A summary is provided below.

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.

The specific objectives are:

To advance research and discovery in the biomedical sciences;

To encourage scientific collaboration between Canadian and Israeli researchers and trainees; and

To build capacity in biomedical science and foster scientific relations and collaborations with researchers and trainees in low and middle income countries.

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

molecular, genetic and epigenetic basis of neurological diseases

developmental neurobiology

neuroimmunology

neuroendocrinology

regenerative medicine in brain disease

cellular and molecular basis of cognition

modeling brain function

imaging of neural processes

brain-machine interface

novel technologies in neurobiology

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
 

The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently updated the spreadsheet of funding opportunities available through CIHR.  Due to the large volume of RFAs, ORS has created a simplified Excel spreadsheet that will make it easier for researchers to locate the funding call that is most appropriate to their research area.  To view the spreadsheet, please click on the link below.  You will be required to enter your Passport York userid and password for YU Link to gain access to the spreadsheet.

If the link below does not take you directly to Passport York, please copy and paste the link into your web browser.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+December+12+2017/929031e7-ed4b-4d11-9eec-92913423a73c

Alternatively, you may contact ORS at research@yorku.ca to send you the file as an attachment.

We are anticipating the announcement of an NSERC Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2018 CREATE competition. CREATE initiatives provide a value-added experience to the university training environment that includes the development of professional skills among students and postdoctoral fellows that complement their qualifications and technical skills, with a focus on providing an enriched training experience for graduate students

CREATE programs are recognized for:

their innovative nature to create a rich research training environment;

the excellence of the researchers, and their success in training HQP for employment in all sectors including industry, government and academia;

their capacity to raise the standard for best practices in research training and development of professional skills of new researchers; and

encouraging student mobility, between different Canadian universities, or between the universities and potential workplaces or among participating Canadian and international institutions.

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

Applicants/co-applicants cannot be involved in an existing CREATE program at the time of application (if funding for the existing CREATE ends in April 2018, the applicant/co-applicant must wait until 2019 to apply).

Applicants/co-applicants cannot be listed on more than one LOI for the upcoming competition.

CREATE teams must be gender balanced; failure to do so requires additional documentation to provide a justification.

For a description of prioritized research challenges, please review the NSERC strategic areas.

For examples of successful CREATE programs, please review the list of competition results.

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. 

iNOI components include:

York iNOI form (attached)

Outline of Training Program (2 pages) – attach as PDF document*

Excellence of Proposed Team of Researchers (2 pages) – attach as PDF document*

NSERC Form 100 – only required for the lead applicant

Industry Partner Letters/Emails – required for Industry Stream applications

Copy of NSERC Review Comments for Resubmissions

Faculty letter of support (1 page) – attach as PDF document

The letter should detail the alignment of the project with the strategic research objectives of the Faculty, and the supports/resources that the Faculty is prepared to commit to the project. Commitments and supports from Organized Research Units (ORUs) should be included as appropriate.

*For bullets 2-3, please follow NSERC CREATE Guidelines.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Stage 1: Letter of Intent

  • Faculty iNOI Submission to ORS: March 13, 2018
  • SPORT Committee Feedback: Late March 2018
  • ORS Deadline for Draft of Completed Letter of Intent: April 16, 2018
  • ORS Deadline for Final Draft of Completed Letter of Intent and ORS Checklist: April 27, 2018
  • NSERC Letter of Intent Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • NSERC Invitation to Apply Results: ~June 30, 2018

 

Stage 2: Full Application (to be confirmed)

  • ORS Deadline for Complete Application Submission for SPORT Review: Early August, 2018
  • SPORT Committee Feedback: Mid-August, 2018
  • ORS Deadline for Draft 2 of Completed Application: September 10, 2018
  • ORS Deadline for Final Application and ORS Checklist: September 19, 2018
  • NSERC Application Deadline: September 24, 2018

 

TIMELINE:

Stage 1: Letter of Intent

iNOI submission deadline March 13, 2018
SPORT Feedback Late March, 2018
ORS deadline for draft of completed Letter of Intent April 16, 2018
ORS deadline for Final Draft of completed Letter of Intent April 27, 2018
NSERC deadline for Letter of Intent May 1, 2018
NSERC Invitation to Apply results ~June 30, 2018

 

Stage 2: Full Application (to be confirmed)

ORS Deadline for Complete Application Submission for SPORT Review August 6, 2018
SPORT Feedback Mid-August, 2018
ORS deadline for Draft 2 of Completed Application September 10, 2018
ORS deadline for Final Draft of completed Letter of Intent September 19, 2018
NSERC Application Deadline September 24, 2018
NSERC Invitation to Apply results March 2019

All applications for external research funding must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. The application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application package must be submitted to ORS ten (10) working days prior to the final submission date. 

Enclosed: York iNOI Form

York CREATE iNOI Form – 2018 Competition

Week of December 3rd, 2017 to December 9th, 2017


The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) recently announced the Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST 2017), Announcement of Opportunity (AO).    This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) provide grants to Canadian universities in support of research projects that offer hands-on experience in space-like missions to Canadian Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) and more precisely to students and young researchers (post-doctoral fellows or PDFs) in order to acquire competencies required by the marketplace. A summary is provided below.

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).

More specifically, this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) aims to:

  • Develop and maintain a critical mass of researchers and HQPs in space-related areas in Canada;
  • Increase the level of student employability by exposing them to practical experiences that enable them to acquire space science and technology knowledge and skills sought by, among others, the industry; and
  • Increase scientific knowledge and/or develop new technologies.

Projects supported under this AO must contribute to at least one of the following CSA and the Class Grant and Contribution (G&C) Program objectives:

  • Support the development of science and technology relevant to the priorities of the CSA and particularly those defined specifically for this AO;
  • Foster the continuing development of a critical mass of researchers and HQP in Canada in areas relevant to the priorities of the CSA.

The following are examples of some elements that projects must address:

  • Involvement of at least three Canadian HQP in a space-like mission or space-related project through training activities;
  • A training plan;
  • Activities related to specific research priorities identified for this FAST AO;
  • A funding request falling into one of the three identified categories;
  • Activities that will be linked to CSA G&C Program Objectives;

In addition, projects proposed under the funding category must include:

  • A planned field campaign at an analogue site, the use of specific ground-based infrastructure or a planned suborbital flight during the period covered by the grant agreement; and
  • The use of a space technology or scientific instrument during an orbital/suborbital flight, during fieldwork or at

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

 

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) recently announced the 2018 Call for Applications to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program.  A summary is provided below.

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.

Scholars’ research interest must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program.  Eligible programs are:
•    Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
•    Bio-inspired Solar Energy
•    Gravity & the Extreme Universe
•    Humans & the Microbiome
•    Molecular Architecture of Life

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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Please note, the following webinar will now be held in room 510 Kaneff Tower.

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Please forward the following message to researchers who are considering applying to the NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects competition.

You are invited to attend a webinar regarding the 2018 competition for Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects. The webinar will highlight the process for Stage 1 – Letter of Intent. Details for connecting to the webinars are attached.
 
The schedule of webinars is as follows:
 
French:
Tuesday November 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 (Eastern Time)
Wednesday December 13, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 (Eastern Time)
 
English:
Wednesday November 29, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 (Eastern Time)
Tuesday December 12, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 (Eastern Time)

The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to invite researchers and research support staff to attend the English webinar that is scheduled for Tuesday, 12 December 2017 from 1:00 to 2pm pm.  The session will be held in room 510 Kaneff Tower.   Please RSVP at research@yorku.ca if you plan on attending this session.

In addition, please note the following changes that have been implemented for this year’s application process:
–    Inclusion of a mandatory F183A for each supporting organization in the LOI application
–    LOI application process will require approval from the institution RGO prior to submission of the application to NSERC

Instructions for joining Webinar November 29 and December 12

Instructions pour vous joindre au webinaire 28 novembre et 13 decembre

 

(La version française suit)

Contents

  1. Webinars on Insight Development Grants at SSHRC
  2. Launch of the 2018 SSHRC Impact Awards Competition
  3. SSHRC Impact Awards evaluation and management response

Webinars on Insight Development Grants at SSHRC

 

SSHRC will be holding two webinars on the upcoming Insight Development Grants (IDG) 2018 competition. New this year, a detailed presentation is available in advance of the webinars by selecting these links (you do not need to have a Dropbox account in order to have access this presentation):

English presentation: http://ow.ly/clNA30gZIJs

French presentation: http://ow.ly/NPTa30gZIOK

The webinars will outline briefly what is new this year and focus on responding to questions. Advance registration is not required. They will be held via Adobe Connect (for the visual presentation, written questions and audio) on the following dates:

Date Time Topic Language Link to meeting
December 11, 2017 10:30 AM-12:00 PM ET IDG 101 and Updates French https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r1z3a1v8vyhm/
December 12, 2017 1:00-2:30 PM ET IDG 101 and Updates English https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/rul991i52gjk/

 

For technical questions please contact:    

Helpdesk

Tel.: 613-995-4273

Email: webgrant@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

 

For Programs-related questions please contact:

Research Grants and Partnerships Division

Tel.: 613-996-6976

Email: insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

 

  1. Launch of the 2018 SSHRC Impact Awards Competition

 

SSHRC is pleased to announce the launch of SSHRC’s 2018 Impact Awards competition, with the deadline for nominations falling on March 6, 2018.

 

Every year, SSHRC invites eligible institutions to nominate their best and brightest researchers and students for an Impact Award. The awards recognize outstanding achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or completely by SSHRC.

 

In response to feedback provided by program stakeholders during the evaluation of the Impact Awards funding opportunity, page limits for the following sections of the nomination package have been reduced:

 

  • Rationale for the Nomination: two pages maximum instead of four;
  • Information Supporting the Nomination Rationale:
    • Gold Medal: six pages maximum instead of ten;
    • Insight, Connexion and Partnership: three pages instead of four;
    • Talent: the page limit remains the same at two pages maximum.

 

Information regarding previous Impact Awards winners is available on our website.

 

For further information, please contact Geneviève Truchon, Program Officer in the Research Training Portfolio (genevieve.truchon@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca).

 

 

  1. SSHRC Impact Awards evaluation and management response

 

We would like to inform you that the first evaluation of the SSHRC Impact Awards funding opportunity (Evaluation of Research-Based Knowledge Culture) as well as the management response is now available on SSHRC’s website: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/about-au_sujet/publications/evaluations-eng.aspx#2017.

 

For any question regarding the results of the evaluation, please contact: ImpactAwards-PrixImpacts@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

Contenu :

  1. Webinaire concernant les subventions de développement Savoir du CRSH
  2. Lancement du concours des prix Impacts du CRSH de 2018
  3. Évaluation des prix Impacts du CRSH et réponse de la direction

 

  1. Webinaire concernant les subventions de développement Savoir du CRSH

Le CRSH tiendra deux webinaires concernant le concours 2018 des subventions de développement Savoir (SDS). Nouveauté cette année, vous pouvez consulter la présentation détaillée avant le webinaire en cliquant sur ces liens (vous n’avez pas besoin d’un compte Dropbox afin d’accéder à la présentation):

Présentation française : http://ow.ly/NPTa30gZIOK

Présentation anglaise : http://ow.ly/clNA30gZIJs

Les webinaires seront focalisés sur les nouveautés du concours ainsi que sur la période de questions.  L’inscription préalable n’est pas requise. Ils se dérouleront via Adobe Connect (pour la présentation visuelle, les questions écrites et le son) aux dates suivantes :

 

Date Heure Sujet Langue Lien à la réunion
Le 11 décembre 2017 10 h 30 à 12 h HE SDS 101 et  mises à jour français https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r1z3a1v8vyhm/
Le 12 décembre 2017 13 h à 14 h 30 HE SDS 101 et mises à jour anglais https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/rul991i52gjk/

 

Pour toute question d’ordre technique, veuillez communiquer avec :
Bureau de soutien
Tél. : 613-995-4273
Courriel : webgrant@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Pour toute question liée aux programmes, veuillez communiquer avec :

Division des subventions de recherche et des partenariats
Tél. : 613-996-6976
Courriel : developpementsavoir@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

  1. Lancement du concours des prix Impacts du CRSH de 2018

Le CRSH a le plaisir d’annoncer le lancement du concours des prix Impacts 2018 du CRSH. La date limite de mise en candidature a été fixée au 6 mars 2018.

Chaque année, le CRSH invite les établissements admissibles à poser la candidature de leurs plus brillants chercheurs et étudiants en vue d’obtenir un prix Impacts. Les prix Impacts visent à reconnaître les meilleures réalisations issues de la recherche, de la formation en recherche, de la mobilisation des connaissances et des activités de rayonnement financées en tout ou en partie par le CRSH.

En réponse aux observations faites par les intervenants durant l’évaluation de l’occasion de financement liée aux prix Impacts, le CRSH a réduit la limite de pages autorisées dans les sections suivantes de la candidature :

  • Justification de la mise en candidature : deux pages maximum (au lieu de quatre)
  • Information supplémentaire à l’appui de la justification de la mise en candidature :
    • Médaille d’or : six pages maximum (au lieu de dix)
    • Prix Savoir, Connexion et Partenariat : trois pages maximum (au lieu de quatre)
    • Prix Talent : limite de pages inchangée (à savoir, deux pages maximum).

Vous trouverez des renseignements concernant les anciens lauréats des prix Impacts dans le site Web du CRSH.

Pour en savoir plus, veuillez communiquer avec Geneviève Truchon, agente de programme du Portefeuille de la formation en recherche (genevieve.truchon@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca).

  1. Évaluation des prix Impacts du CRSH et réponse de la direction

 

Nous voulons vous informer du fait que la première évaluation des prix Impacts du CRSH (l’évaluation de la Culture du savoir axée sur la recherche) ainsi que la réponse de la direction est maintenant disponible dans le site Web du CRSH : http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/about-au_sujet/publications/evaluations-fra.aspx#2017.

 

Pour toute question au sujet des résultats de l’évaluation, veuillez joindre : ImpactAwards-PrixImpacts@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

The Office of Research Services (ORS) will host the English version of the Insight Development Grant webinar (see details below).  The webinar will be held on 12 December 2017 at 1:00pm in 626 Kaneff Tower.

Please RSVP at research@yorku.ca if you plan on attending this session.
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SSHRC will be hold two webinars on the upcoming Insight Development Grants (IDG) 2018 competition.  New this year, a detailed presentation is available in advance of the webinars by selecting these links:

English presentation: http://ow.ly/clNA30gZIJs
French presentation: http://ow.ly/NPTa30gZIOK

The webinars will outline briefly what is new this year and focus on responding to questions. Advance registration is not required. They will be held via Adobe Connect (for the visual presentation, written questions and audio) on the following dates:

Date Time Topic Language Link to meeting
December 11, 2017 10:30 AM-12:00 PM ET IDG 101 and Updates French https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r1z3a1v8vyhm/
December 12, 2017 1:00-2:30 PM ET IDG 101 and Updates English https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/rul991i52gjk/

 

For technical questions please contact:    
Helpdesk
Tel.: 613-995-4273
Email: webgrant@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

For Programs-related questions please contact:
Research Grants and Partnerships Division
Tel.: 613-996-6976
Email: insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Webinars on Insight Development Grants at SSHRCWebinars on Insight Development Grants at SSHRC

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced a submission-cut-off date for Engage applications hoping to qualify for an award in the current-fiscal-year.  Per the revised quotas introduced by NSERC in early 2016, researchers are now limited to receive only one Engage award per NSERC’s fiscal year which ends March 31st (Engage Plus awards do not count).  If you wish to have result in an award assigned to the current (2017-18) fiscal year, you MUST submit your application to NSERC by February 1st, 2018.

For researchers intending to submit an application for Engage Grant funding by way of the special ‘VIP1-Engage’ joint-funding opportunity that NSERC offers in collaboration with the Ontario Centres of Excellence, the deadline for projects to be submitted to OCE will be January 19th, 2018.

A summary of the NSERC Engage Grant program is provided below.

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.

Note: As the purpose of the EG Program is to foster a new relationship between one company and one university researcher, there can be no existing or past relationship between the researcher applying for funding and the company with a problem to be addressed through the project.

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

Ontario Genomics: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Funding Competition

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).

 Key Program Highlights:

  • Total Funding Available: $12M
  • Project Size: $500k-$1M per project (total)
  • Co-funding: 50% from Genome Canada + 50% from other eligible sources (1:1)
  • Award Duration: Up to 3 years
  • Proposal Focus Areas:
    • Stream 1: proposals mainly impacting the human health sector
    • Stream 2: proposals mainly impacting one or more of the other sectors (i.e. agriculture, aquaculture/fisheries, forestry, energy, mining and/or environment)

Two-Step Application Process:

  • Final Registration – due to Ontario Genomics on January 31, 2018
  • Full application – due to Ontario Genomics on March 28, 2018

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/

Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to contact Kelly Hunter, Manager, Research & Business Development at khunter@OntarioGenomics.ca, to discuss details of the competition such as scope, application process, tips for writing the Benefits to Canada section and co-funding requirements.

Internal Notice of Intent
All researchers planning to submit a Registration Form are first required to submit the Registration Form to Diana Frasca (dfrasca@yorku.ca) at the Office of Research Services by January 15, 2018.

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and the Dean’s signatures. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to ORS ten (10) working days prior to the final submission date.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
Submission to ORS: January 15, 2018
Draft Registrations due to Ontario Genomics: January 24, 2018 – 10:00 AM
Final Registrations due to Ontario Genomics: January 31, 2018 – 10:00 AM    
Final Registrations due to Genome Canada: February 1, 2018    
Draft Applications due to Ontario Genomics: February 7, 2018 – 10:00 AM    
Final Applications due to Ontario Genomics: March 28, 2018 – 10:00 AM
Final Applications due to Genome Canada: April 9, 2018    
Genome Canada review process completed: Mid-May, 2018    
Funding Decision by Genome Canada and Partners: Late June 2018    

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

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced a submission-cut-off date for Engage applications hoping to qualify for an award in the current-fiscal-year.  Per the revised quotas introduced by NSERC in early 2016, researchers are now limited to receive only one Engage award per NSERC’s fiscal year which ends March 31st (Engage Plus awards do not count).  If you wish to have result in an award assigned to the current (2017-18) fiscal year, you MUST submit your application to NSERC by February 1st, 2018.

For researchers intending to submit an application for Engage Grant funding by way of the special ‘VIP1-Engage’ joint-funding opportunity that NSERC offers in collaboration with the Ontario Centres of Excellence, the deadline for projects to be submitted to OCE will be January 19th, 2018.

A summary of the NSERC Engage Grant program is provided below.

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.

Note: As the purpose of the EG Program is to foster a new relationship between one company and one university researcher, there can be no existing or past relationship between the researcher applying for funding and the company with a problem to be addressed through the project.

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

Week of November 26th, 2017 to December 2nd, 2017


(The English version follows below)

Le Commissariat à la protection de la vie privée du Canada a lancé aujourd’hui un appel de propositions dans le cadre de son Programme des contributions 2018-2019, qui finance la recherche indépendante sur la protection de la vie privée et des initiatives connexes d’application des connaissances.

Le Commissariat sollicite des propositions pour des projets de recherche et d’application des connaissances permettant de faire avancer ses priorités stratégiques liées à la vie privée.

En outre, le Commissariat est particulièrement intéressé à financer des projets de recherche ou d’application des connaissances qui visent à promouvoir le développement et l’adoption de technologies d’amélioration de la confidentialité.

Cette année, le Commissariat fait passer le montant maximal alloué à un seul projet à 100 000 $. Un montant maximal de 450 000 $ est mis à la disposition des demandeurs dans le cadre de cet appel de propositions.

Toutes les propositions doivent être présentées au plus tard le 16 janvier 2018.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter le communiqué.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals under its 2018-2019 Contributions Program, which funds independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives.

The Office is inviting research and knowledge translation applications that advance its strategic privacy priorities.

In addition, the OPC is particularly interested in funding research or knowledge translation projects that aim to promote the development and adoption of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs).

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 Research Services (ORS), the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) and the Office of Research Ethics (ORE) would like to notify all researchers that we will be closed on Monday, December 18th for a holiday function.  Normal hours will resume on Tuesday morning at 8:30am.
 
Should you have any questions, please contact the ORS at (416) 736-5055 or research@yorku.ca.

To:        DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
             FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
             RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
             APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this email to all faculty members whose research is related to privacy promotion and protection, e.g. disciplines such as law, engineering, information technology, consumer rights, and social sciences.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recently issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) under its 2018-19 Contributions Program, and is actively encouraging the submission of research and knowledge applications that advance its strategic privacy priorities.   A summary is provided below.

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,

This year, the OPC is inviting research and knowledge translation applications that relate to one or several of their priority areas and related implementation strategies.  The OPC’s priority areas are:

  1. The Economics of Personal Information
  2. Governance Surveillance
  3. Reputation and Privacy, and
  4. The Body as information

This year the OPC is particularly interested in funding research or knowledge translation projects that aim to promote the development and adoption of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs).  The OPC is interested in project proposals that address the following areas:

  1. Research to assess relative strengths and weakness of different categories of PETs;
  2. Research to invent new PETs;
  3. Research to improve the effectiveness of existing PETs;
  4. Research to study what are the barriers to deployment and adoption of PETs and how should these be addressed;
  5. Work to develop public education tools to better equip and enable individuals to avail themselves of the technologies that exist, and;
  6. Some combination of the above.

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/

 

To:    DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
         FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this revised email to all faculty members who conduct research in the area of neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

The Weston Brain Institute has extended the deadline for the Transformational Research: Canada 2018 program, from December 7, 2017 to February 15, 2018 at 2:00pm EST.

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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

Information Session
The Institute will be holding an online Program Information Webinar on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1:00pm EDT.  This session is intended to provide you with comprehensive information on the application process and to provide an opportunity for open questions. To register for the session, please go to the following link:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5977228168556194819

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/
 

 

To:        DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
             FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
             RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
             APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this email to faculty members who engage in research to advance the health of women and girls.

Women’s Xchange, a woman’s health knowledge translation and exchange centre, based at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto recently announced a Call for Proposals to support grassroots research projects. A summary of this initiative is provided below.

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

 

Mercredi 6 décembre, 2017

de 13h00 à 15h00

 

PY-A224

présenté par

Alison Collins- Mrakas

 

Veuillez confirmer votre présence en écrivant à research@glendon.yorku.ca

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Wednesday, December 6th 2017

1 pm to 3pm

YH-A224

Presented by

Alison Collins- Mrakas

Please RSVP to research@glendon.yorku.ca

Week of November 19th, 2017 to November 25th, 2017


The Office of Research Services would like to remind faculty members of the upcoming deadline for the NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (SPG-P) competition.  Please note, a mandatory Letter of Intent stage has been added to the submission process.  A summary is provided below.

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.

Target Areas:

  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. Environment and Agriculture
  3. Information and Communications Technologies
  4. Natural Resources and Energy

For a description of each target area, please visit the following link:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/SPGTargetAreas-SPSDomainesCibles_eng.asp

To be funded, a research project must meet the following requirements:

  • The project must support the goals of Strategic Partnership Grants and fall within one of the target areas.
  • The objectives and scope of the project must be well-defined.  The duration may be from one to three years.
  • At least one academic researcher and at least one supporting organization must collaborate in the project.
  • The supporting organization must be actively involved in all stages of the project; therefore, in-kind contributions are required, but cash is not.

It is anticipated that the program will:

  • generate new knowledge/technology with the strong potential to strengthen Canada’s industrial base, generate wealth, create employment and/or influence Canadian public policy;
  • increase the number of highly qualified personnel in the specified target areas; and
  • enable the transfer of knowledge/technology and expertise to Canadian-based companies that are well-positioned to apply the results for economic gain or to government organizations to strengthen public policy.

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 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. 

Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS), China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) invite you to consider applying to the OCRIF.  This fund will support collaborations between researchers and innovative companies in Ontario and China, to generate positive economic, technological, scientific and social impacts for both jurisdictions.  A summary is provided below. 

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.

Research Team Structure
Each project research team is to be structured as follows:

  • Two Principal Investigators (one from Ontario and one from China) who will represent the project and be responsible for the management of the application and for the project’s internal scientific management. The Principal Investigators must be from an Eligible Applicant organization. Please refer to guidelines under eligibility.
  • Each Principal Investigator will be responsible for managing the project and reporting on the scientific and financial aspects to the granting agency in their respective jurisdiction. Principal Investigators in Ontario will report to OCE, while Principal Investigators in China will report to MOST.

The current call for proposals will accept projects focusing on the following research theme:

  • Energy Storage

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)

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) will be accepting applications for the development of a current state of evidence review to support an up-to-date overview of the existing research in the area of relapse prevention and implications for self-excluded breaching.

Objective
To support evidence-informed decision making in the development and implementation of responsible gambling policies, standards, and practices.

The focus of the review is to identify, assess, and summarize what is known in the relapse prevention literature in order to help inform the development of support resources, tools, and methods for those who self-exclude but end up breaching their self-exclusion agreement.

The approach taken should cover the following three topic areas:

  • Examine the diverse range of relapse prevention techniques in gambling and other addictions. Examples may include: cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and urge/stress management.  Specific models, such as Marlatt’s Cognitive-Behavioural Model of relapse should also be examined.
  • Examine the theoretical underpinnings of relapse prevention including (but not limited to) behavior change, emotional regulation, coping mechanisms, models of craving/urges, self-efficacy and outcome expectancies.
  • Identify potential or novel techniques which could be used to help those who have lapsed or breached in their gambling.

Value
$30K (including indirect expenses)

Required Overhead
20%

Duration
6 months

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent to ORS – December 1, 2017
Submission of Letter of Intent to agency – December 15, 2017
Submission of application to ORS – December 15, 2017
Submission of application to agency – January 8, 2018

For more information on the solicitation and how to apply, please consult the following web page:
http://www.greo.ca/en/programs-services/state-of-evidence-funding.aspx

 

You are invited to attend a webinar regarding the 2018 competition for Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects. The webinar will highlight the process for Stage 1 – Letter of Intent. Details for connecting to the webinars are attached.
 
The schedule of webinars is as follows:
 
French:
Tuesday November 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 (Eastern Time)
Wednesday December 13, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 (Eastern Time)
 
English:
Wednesday November 29, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 (Eastern Time)
Tuesday December 12, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 (Eastern Time)

The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to invite researchers and research support staff to attend the English webinar that is scheduled for Tuesday, 12 December 2017 from 1:00 to 2pm pm.  The session will be held in room 626 Kaneff Tower.   Please RSVP at research@yorku.ca if you plan on attending this session.

In addition, please note the following changes that have been implemented for this year’s application process:
–    Inclusion of a mandatory F183A for each supporting organization in the LOI application
–    LOI application process will require approval from the institution RGO prior to submission of the application to NSERC
.

 

Mercredi 6 décembre, 2017

de 13h00 à 15h00

PY-A224

présenté par

Alison Collins- Mrakas

Veuillez confirmer votre présence en écrivant à research@glendon.yorku.ca d’ici le 30 novembre

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Wednesday, December 6th 2017

1 pm to 3pm

YH-A224

Presented by

Alison Collins- Mrakas

Please RSVP to research@glendon.yorku.ca by November 30th, 2017

Week of November 12th, 2017 to November 18th, 2017


The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) recently announced that online applications forms are available for the upcoming Innovation Grants and Innovation to Impact Grants competitions.  Further details are provided below. 

Innovation Grants

Objectives

  • To support innovative, creative problem solving in cancer research
  • To support unconventional (“high risk/high reward”) concepts, approaches or methodologies to address problems in cancer research

Please note:

  • The Canadian Cancer Society has partnered with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute for Cancer Research to jointly fund Innovation Grants.
  • A special call for breast cancer is included in this competition as a result of a merger of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and CCS.
  • There is funding available for a meritorious application focused on uterine cancer as a result of a generous donation.

Value
Up to $100K/year and a maximum of $200K/grant

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Mandatory Abstract registration deadline – December 15, 2017
Submission of full application to ORS for review – March 15, 2018
Submission of full application to agency – March 29, 2018 by 5pm EST

For more information on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit the following web page:
http://www.cancer.ca/en/research/grants-and-awards/current-funding-opportunities/innovation-grants/

Innovation to Impact Grants

Objectives

  • To support further development of significant findings based on the goals originally explored through a funded CCS Innovation Grant or eligible Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) Grant.

Note:  Only investigators with a funded Innovation Grant or CBCF grant with a project end date between January 1, 2015 and July 31, 2018 are eligible for this program.

Value
Up to $150K/year and a maximum of $450K/grant

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Mandatory Abstract registration deadline – December 15, 2017
Submission of full application to ORS for review – March 15, 2018
Submission of full application to agency – March 29, 2018 by 5pm EST

For more information on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit the following web page:
http://www.cancer.ca/en/research/grants-and-awards/current-funding-opportunities/innovation-to-impact-grants/

 

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. 

New this year and of particular interest to IDG applicants:
 
•    Applicants can select a specific adjudication committee to evaluate their application instead of a research group;
•    The adjudication committee structure will include disciplinary, multidisciplinary and thematic committees;
•    Specific instructions for applicants who have selected one of the two multidisciplinary committees have been added to the Summary of Proposal module;
•    A Reviewer Exclusion module has been added; and
•    The PDF formatting of the Funds Requested from SSHRC module has been improved.
 
A summary of the IDG program is provided below. 

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

Proposed projects may involve, but are not limited to, the following types of research activities:

  • case studies;
  • pilot initiatives; and
  • critical analyses of existing research.

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

NOTE: The Office of Research Office would like to bring researchers attention to SSHRC guidelines around submission of multiple applications.  An individual may not, in a calendar year, submit as applicant (principal investigator/project director), an application for both an Insight Development Grant and an Insight Grant.

Value
$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

 

Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services (ARIES) of Centennial College and College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) are very pleased to announce the 2017 Massage Therapy Research Fund (MTRF) competition. The MTRF funding competition is now open to support high quality and rigorous research in massage therapy. We invite researchers to submit research project proposals till the application deadline on December 18, 2017 (11:59 p.m. ET). Grant recipients will be announced in February, 2018.

 

In this cycle of funding competition:

  • Up to $60,000 grant amount is available to fund projects.
  • The maximum grant amount for a project is $40,000.
  • The number of grants will depend on the number of quality submissions received.

Eligible research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Massage therapy effectiveness, efficacy and safety
  • Access to and delivery of massage therapy services
  • Professionalization of massage therapy
  • Massage Therapy competencies and competency assessment
  • Evaluation of massage therapy practice

You can find more information at www.mtrf.ca.

 

To:        DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
             FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
             RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
             APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this email to all York University researchers who engage in cancer research.

The Cancer Research Society (CRS) recently announced a Call for Letters of Intent for its 2018 Operating Grant competition. A summary is provided below. 

Objectives
To support fundamental research, early translational and environment-cancer in the broad field of cancer and contribute to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease.

In addition to the regular grants that are available for all types of cancer, the CRS is making specific calls for operating grant proposals in particular areas of research.  For more details, please see the 2018 Letter of Intent instructions document by going to the link provided below.

Value
$60K/year

Duration
2 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent to ORS for review – November 21, 2017
Submission of mandatory LOI to agency – December 5, 2017 by 11:50pm (EST)
Submission of full application to ORS for review – February 1, 2018
Submission of full application (by invitation only) – February 15, 2018 by 11:59pm (EST)

To obtain further information on this funding opportunity, please consult the following link:
https://www.crs-src.ca/for-researchers-operating-grant
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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

Financement pour l’amélioration de la prestation des services d’établissement

 

 Vous avez jusqu’au 28 novembre 2017 d’ici 17h00 pour présenter une lettre d’intérêt.

 

Comment présenter une proposition

 

  1. Examinez les lignes directrices du financement pour l’amélioration de la prestation des services de 2017(version PDF), et suivez-les.
  2. Créez un compte à partir du portail des partenaires du Système des subventions et des contributions (SSC), et obtenez un identifiant d’organisation (si vous n’en avez pas déjà un).
  3. Présentez une lettre d’intérêt.
  4. consultez le site web pour en savoir plus : : http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/grants-contributions-funding/settlement-service-improvement-funding.asp

 

 

Après avoir présenté une proposition

 

Vous recevrez un accusé de réception de votre lettre d’intérêt. Si votre projet est sélectionné, on communiquera directement avec vous afin de vous inviter à passer à la prochaine étape et à remplir une demande complète.

Si vous avez des questions à propos de ce processus de déclaration d’intérêt ou souhaitez obtenir des précisions à cet égard, communiquez avec ADP@cic.gc.ca.

 

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Settlement service delivery improvement funding

This process is now open. You can submit a Letter of Interest until November 28, 2017- 5:00 pm EST.

 

How to apply

 

  1. Review and follow Service Delivery Improvement 2017 Funding Guidelines(PDF version).
  2. Create an account on the Grants and Contributions System (GCS) partner portaland get an organization ID (if you do not already have one)
  3. Submit your Letter of Interest
  4. Please visit the following website for more information: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/grants-contributions-funding/settlement-service-improvement-funding.asp

 

After you apply

You will receive acknowledgement that your Letter of Interest has been submitted. If your project is selected, you will be contacted directly with an invitation to the next stage and asked to submit a full application.

For further questions and clarifications on this Expression of Interest process contact CFP@cic.gc.ca.

 

Mercredi 6 décembre, 2017

de 13h00 à 15h00

 

PY-A224

présenté par

Alison Collins- Mrakas

 

Veuillez confirmer votre présence en écrivant à research@glendon.yorku.ca d’ici le 30 novembre

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Wednesday, December 6th 2017

1 pm to 3pm

YH-A224

Presented by

Alison Collins- Mrakas

Please RSVP to research@glendon.yorku.ca by November 30th, 2017

 

Week of November 5th, 2017 to November 11th, 2017


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.

Nouveau cette année et d’un intérêt particulier pour les candidats

  • Les candidats peuvent choisir le comité de sélection qui évaluera leur demande (au lieu d’un secteur de recherche);
  • La structure des comités de sélection comprendra des comités disciplinaires, multidisciplinaires et thématiques;
  • Les candidats qui ont sélectionné l’un des deux comités multidisciplinaires trouveront des instructions détaillées dans le module Résumé de la proposition;
  • Un module d’exclusion d’évaluateurs a été ajouté; et
  • Le format PDF du module Subvention demandée au CRSH a été amélioré.

 

Instructions

Les instructions de la demande de SDS sont intégrées dans le formulaire de demande. Cependant, nous avons créé un document d’instructions en format PDF (ci-joint) pour aider les candidats et administrateurs de la recherche qui souhaitent consulter les instructions hors ligne.

Des renseignements détaillés sont également disponibles aux candidats qui préparent une demande de SDS liée à la recherche-création.

Nous avons créé un « organisme test » pour les administrateurs de la recherche qui souhaitent remplir un formulaire de demande fictif. Nous demandons donc à ces derniers de sélectionner l’organisme administrateur ZZZ-ENVIRONNEMENT D’ESSAI À USAGE INTERNE.

Pour toute question d’ordre technique, veuillez communiquer avec :
Bureau de soutien
Tél. : 613-995-4273
Courriel : webgrant@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Pour toute question liée aux programmes, veuillez communiquer avec :

Division des subventions de recherche et des partenariats
Tél. : 613-996-6976
Courriel : developpementsavoir@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Cordialement,

Tim Wilson, PhD

Executive Director | Directeur exécutif

Research Grants and Partnerships Division | Division des subventions de recherche et partenariats Research Programs

SSHRC | CRSH

The Insight Development Grants (IDG) 2018 application form is now available in SSHRC’s Research Portal. The application deadline is February 2, 2018 and the results will be available to institutions by June 2018.

New this year and of particular interest to applicants

  • Applicants can select a specific adjudication committee to evaluate their application instead of a research group;
  • The adjudication committee structure will include disciplinary, multidisciplinary and thematic committees;
  • Specific instructions for applicants who have selected one of the two multidisciplinary committees have been added to the Summary of Proposal module;
  • A Reviewer Exclusion module has been added; and
  • The PDF formatting of the Funds Requested from SSHRC module has been improved.

 

Instructions

Instructions for the IDG application can be found within the application form. However, we have created the attached PDF document to assist applicants, administrators and research officers who wish to consult the instructions offline.

Detailed information is also available to applicants preparing an IDG research-creation application.

A “Test Organization” is available for administrators and research officers who are completing a test or practice application. We therefore ask administrators to select ZZZ-INTERNAL TESTING ENVIRONMENT as their administering organization.

 

For technical questions please contact:    

Helpdesk

Tel.: 613-995-4273

Email: webgrant@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

 

For Programs-related questions please contact:

Research Grants and Partnerships Division

Tel.: 613-996-6976

Email: insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca 

 

Sincerely,

 

Tim Wilson, PhD

Executive Director | Directeur exécutif

Research Grants and Partnerships Division | Division des subventions de recherche et partenariats Research Programs

SSHRC | CRSH

IDG 2018 – Application and Instructions

SDS 2018 – Demande et instructions

 

 

Due to the maintenance of the Embassy of France in Canada website, the deadline to submit applications to the France-Canada Research Fund competition, has been extended to November 17, 2017 Midnight PST.

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The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently received information regarding a Call for Proposals (CFP) from the France-Canada Research Foundation (FCRF) regarding its New Scientific Collaboration Support Program.  This CFP is open to all disciplines.  Further details are provided below. 

Objective
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.

This program provides funds for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before.

Note:  All York applicants are now required to submit their FINAL application electronically to the Embassy of France, Office for Science and Technology (OST) attention: Mrs. Armelle Chataigner-Guidez at assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org AND to ORS at research@yorku.ca by November 17, 2017.  

Only five proposals will be accepted by the agency from each university.  In the event that more than five proposals are submitted on the November 17th deadline, ORS will coordinate an internal peer review process to select the five applications to go forward to the agency.  Applications cannot be revised after they are submitted to the France-Canada Research Fund on November 17, 2017.   As a result, the peer review committee will not provide any substantive feedback since it is not possible to incorporate the feedback in the application. 

All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by December 11th.

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.

Duration

2 years

Deadline
Submission to ORS for administrative review was October 27, 2017
Electronic submission to agency AND to ORS –  November 17, 2017 by Midnight PST (This deadline was extended from the previous deadline of November 10, 2017)

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

http://highereducation.francecanadaculture.org/en/node/13615
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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and the Dean’s signatures. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to ORS ten (10) working days prior to the final submission date.

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Please forward this email to all researchers in your department.

The Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations (SQRC), recently launched a call for projects under the Provincial and Territorial Projects Component of the Support Program for Canadian Francophonie (PAFC), for the 2018 fiscal year.  A summary of the program is provided below. 

Objectives

  • To support annual projects that meet the needs of Francophone and Acadian communities in a given province or territory
  • Aims to strengthen links between Quebec and the Francophone and Acadian communities in Canada
  • Intended for organizations (associations, businesses, institutions) in Quebec and Francophone and Acadian communities that undertake to carry out partnerships or twinning, collaboration and exchange of expertise or exploratory missions to accentuate the promotion and affirmation of French as well as to increase the visibility and influence of the Canadian Francophonie throughout the country

Project that fall under one of the following priorities are favored:

Education and identity building: exchange of expertise and initiatives to ensure the protection, enhancement and transmission of the French language and culture in order to contribute to the sustainable development of the Francophone community;
  
Francophone immigration: activities aimed at facilitating the reception of qualified newcomers, their integration into the community and their access to the labor market with the aim of achieving the ultimate objective of increasing the proportion and number of Francophone immigrants;
  
Tourism: strategic support to private and public tourism operators for the promotion, development and diversification of their offer with regard to Francophone tourism markets within Canada and internationally;
   
Economic development and employability: foster cooperation between Francophone economic development organizations in areas deemed relevant to the development of economic exchanges in French in order to contribute to the prosperity of communities and the development and competitiveness of Francophone businesses;
   
Culture: Valorization of Francophone heritage and identity through the dissemination and local and regional development of arts and culture in support of the creative industries in the production of quality works in French to Francophile and Francophone audiences.

Projects that do not all within these action priorities are also eligible.

Value
Not stated

Duration
April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Deadlines
Submission of application to ORS – December 1, 2017
Submission of application to agency – December 15, 2017

For further information on this Call and how to apply, please consult the following link:
https://www.sqrc.gouv.qc.ca/francophonie-canadienne/soutien-financier/programme-appui-francophonie-canadienne.asp
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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

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             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
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Please forward this email to all York University researchers who engage in cancer research.

The Cancer Research Society (CRS) recently announced a Call for Letters of Intent for its 2018 Operating Grant competition. A summary is provided below. 

Objectives
To support fundamental research, early translational and environment-cancer in the broad field of cancer and contribute to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease.

In addition to the regular grants that are available for all types of cancer, the CRS is making specific calls for operating grant proposals in particular areas of research.  For more details, please see the 2018 Letter of Intent instructions document by going to the link provided below.

Value
$60K/year

Duration
2 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent to ORS for review – November 21, 2017
Submission of mandatory LOI to agency – December 5, 2017 by 11:50pm (EST)
Submission of full application to ORS for review – February 1, 2018
Submission of full application (by invitation only) – February 15, 2018 by 11:59pm (EST)

To obtain further information on this funding opportunity, please consult the following link:
https://www.crs-src.ca/for-researchers-operating-grant
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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

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Please forward this message to all faculty members in your area who may be planning a sabbatical or other leave during 2018-19.

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.

The Visiting Scholars will have a carrel in the College and access to Robarts Library and all public rooms in the College. Membership in the Massey Alumni Association is granted to Visiting Scholars at the completion of their program.

Massey College is an independent college situated in the University of Toronto campus, almost directly opposite the Munk School of Global Affairs and very close to the Robarts Library. It consists of a junior fellowship, made up of graduate students, and a senior fellowship, consisting primarily of faculty, of whom an increasing number come from York University. (See below for a list of past successful candidates.) York Fellows and Visiting Scholars are expected to participate in the activities of the College and contribute to fulfilling its mission.

Application Process & Deadline
Interested individuals are asked to submit to the Office of Research Services a letter outlining sabbatical or other leave plans, including reasons for wishing to be at Massey College, along with a current curriculum vitae, by 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).

Submissions will be reviewed by the Major Awards Advisory Committee (MAAC), which will then provide advice to the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI) on top tier candidates.  The VPRI will then put forward the top three applications to Massey College for their consideration. Results are expected to be announced in March 2018. 

Past York Fellows of Massey College
2001-02 George Fallis, Department of Economics, Faculty of LA&PS
2002-03 Elizabeth Cohen, Department of History, Faculty of LA&PS
2003-04 John Mayberry, Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
2004-05 Jonathan Warren, Department of English, Faculty of LA&PS
2005-06 Katey Anderson, Department of Humanities, Faculty of LA&PS
2006-07 Sampa Bhadra, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science and Engineering
2007-08 Stephen Brooke, Department of History, Faculty of LA&PS
2008-09 Maria Figueredo, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of LA&PS
2009-10 George Georgopoulos, Department of Economics, Faculty of LA&PS
2010-11 Peer Zumbansen, Osgoode Hall Law School
2011-12 Laura Levin, Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
2012-13 Peter McKinnon, Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
2013-14 Alice MacLachlan, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of LA&PS
2014-15    Michael Zryd, Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Arts   
2015-16    Sarah Parsons, Department of Visual Art and Art History, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design
2016-17    Naomi Adelson, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of LA&PS
2017-18    Lily Cho, Department of English, Faculty of LA&PS

Past Visiting Scholars at Massey College
2013-14 Benjamin Berger, Osgoode Hall Law School
2014-15    Francois Tanguay-Renaud, Osgoode Hall Law School
2014-15    Marshall McCall, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science
2014-15    Kathy Young, Department of Geography, Faculty of LA&PS
2015-16    Douglas Hay, Osgoode Hall Law School & Department of History
2015-16    Leo Panitch, Department of Political Science, Faculty of LA&PS
2016-17    Heather Lotherington, Faculty of Education
2016-17    Patricia Burke Wood, Department of Geography, Faculty of LA&PS
2017-18    Karen Krasny, Faculty of Education
2017-18    David McNally, Department of Political Science, Faculty of LA&PS

Contact
Sean Collins
SIRI Specialist
Office of Research Services
spc@yorku.ca

Jeudi 23 november, 2017

de 10h00 à midi

Présenté par

Angela Zeno (Research Accounting)

and

Paula Perri (General Accounting)

Veuillez confirmer votre présence en écrivant à research@glendon.yorku.ca d’ici le 17 novembre

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

10am to 12pm

YH-A224

Presented by

Angela Zeno (Research Accounting)

and

Paula Perri (General Accounting)

Please RSVP to research@glendon.yorku.ca by November 17th, 2017

Week of October 29th, 2017 to November 4th, 2017


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             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
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Please forward this message to all York University researchers in the fields of engineering, environmental, earth, chemical, and physical sciences.

The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently received information from Imperial Oil regarding their University Research Awards Program.  A summary is provided below. 

Objective
To encourage research at Canadian universities in areas of interest to Imperial Oil’s petroleum, petrochemical and energy resource development businesses. These areas include the fields of engineering, environmental, earth, chemical, and physical sciences.

Awards for specific research projects are made to full-time faculty members to support research work carried out by university students under their direction.

Value
Individual awards are normally available in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 depending on budgets for the proposed research, availability of funds, and potential significance of the research as determined by Imperial.

Required Overhead:
40%

Duration
Awards are made for one year and may be renewed annually for a maximum tenure of three years.

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – December 1, 2017
Submission to agency – December 15, 2017

For complete details on this opportunity and application form, please consult the following web links:
http://www.imperialoil.ca/en-ca/company/innovation-and-research/university-research-awards/university-research-awards

Sent on behalf of Ms. Alison Collins-Mrakas, Sr. Manager and Policy Advisor, Research Ethics Please forward this message on to all York University researchers:

To:             Faculty Research Officers
Graduate Program Assistants
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research Centers & Institutes

 

From:       Alison Collins-Mrakas, Senior Manager & Policy Advisor

Office of Research Ethics

 

Date:        Monday, October 30, 2017

 

Re:          Notice from Office of Research Ethics: Protocol Submission Deadline 

Please be advised that given the 20-day turn-around time for protocol approvals, protocols received after Friday November 24th, 2017 will not be circulated to the committee until the New Year.

In addition, protocols received up to and including Friday November 24th, 2017 will be reviewed by the committee; however, committee comments and/or approvals may not be forwarded to the researchers until the first week in January 2018.

If you have any questions about this process please contact Wendy Jokhoo at ext. 55201 or at wjokhoo@yorku.ca.

 

Best Regards,

Alison M. Collins-Mrakas M.Sc., LLM
Sr. Manager and Policy Advisor
Office of Research Ethics

 

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Wendy Jokhoo Research Ethics Review Coordinator
Office of Research Ethics

YORK UNIVERSITY
Kaneff Tower – 5th Floor • 4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON • Canada M3J 1P3
T 416.736.5201 •  F 416.736.5512
wjokhoo@yorku.ca
www.research.yorku.ca/ore

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Jeudi 23 november, 2017

de 10h00 à midi -dans la salle PY-A224

présenté par

Angela Zeno (Research Accounting)

and

Paula Perri (General Accounting)

Veuillez confirmer votre présence en écrivant à research@gl.yorku.ca d’ici le 17 novembre

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

10am to 12pm

YH-A224

Presented by

Angela Zeno (Research Accounting)

and

Paula Perri (General Accounting)

Please RSVP to research@glendon.yorku.ca by November 17th, 2017

Week of October 22nd, 2017 to October 28th, 2017


What:  A hands on introductory workshop where researchers will have an opportunity to create/update their CCV in advance of the SSHRC Insight Development Grant competition. Research support staff are also welcome to attend.

When (choose one):

Tuesday November 28th at 3pm

Tuesday December 12th at 10am

Wednesday January 10th at 11am

Where:  To attend you must RSVP no later than 5 business days prior to the workshop you wish to attend.  Send RSVP’s to Alon Teper (tepera@yorku.ca).  Location and additional instructions will be sent out after the RSVP deadline date. 

Should you have questions about the CCV or would like some guidance in creating/updating your CCV then please RSVP to attend the ORS workshop.

 

Every two years, the Gerda Henkel Foundation awards the Gerda Henkel Prize for outstanding research in the historical humanities. The prize is worth € 100,000. On behalf of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, we are delighted to invite you to nominate a candidate for the Gerda Henkel Prize 2018.

Internationally acclaimed researchers from the disciplines and funding areas supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation – Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History – must be nominated before 19 January 2018. In addition we will be accepting nominations from the fields of the “Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements” and “Security, Society and the State” special programmes. Other focal points of the Foundation’s efforts are support for young scholars in the humanities in both Africa and Southeast Asia as well as for the preservation of our cultural heritage, specifically in regions experiencing crisis.

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).

We gladly look forward to receiving your institute’s nomination.

Yours sincerely,
The Gerda Henkel Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Michael Hanssler
– Chair of the Executive Board –
  Dr Angela Kühnen
– Member of the Executive Board –
 

 

 
  Gerda Henkel Stiftung
Malkastenstrasse 15 · 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)211 93 65 24 – 0 · Fax: +49 (0)211 93 65 24 – 44E-Mail info@gerda-henkel-stiftung.de 
www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/english
 

 

 

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         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
         FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this email to all faculty members who conduct research in the area of neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

The Weston Brain Institute recently launched the Early Phase Clinical Trial: Canada program to provide support for clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies that have excellent preliminary data.  A summary is provided below.

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

Projects must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
 
1) Be a clinical trial(s) and/or a clinical trial sub-study(s) that accelerates the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

  • Projects that require only up to $200,000 over up to 18 months may also be submitted to the Rapid Response program.
  • Translational research other than clinical trials and/or clinical trial sub-studies should be submitted to the Transformational Research program or the Rapid Response program.

2) Be the development of a therapeutic and/or tool.

Projects must also fall within the institute definition of scope in Section 2.  Please see the Request for Applications (RFA) document at: http://westonbraininstitute.ca/wp-content/uploads/CT18-Program-Details-v05.pdf for more information.

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/

 

Grand Challenges Canada has launched an open call for bids on our Saving Brains Platform contracts! We are searching for a team of experts that will support the portfolio of innovators in our Saving Brains program. The full RFP is available here: http://www.grandchallenges.ca/funding-opportunities/service-opportunities/

 

The bid solicitation closes November 7, 2017 at 15:00 ET. Please note that while we are open to applications from anywhere, Canadian applicants are preferred. I hope you will consider applying or will share this opportunity with other parties that might be interested. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have on this.

 

With warm wishes,

 

Patrick Coburn

Program Coordinator

 

Grand Challenges Canada / Grands Défis Canada

MaRS Centre, West Tower

661 University Avenue, Suite 1720

Toronto, ON  M5G 1M1

T 416.583.5821 x5556

patrick.coburn@grandchallenges.ca 

grandchallenges.ca

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         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
         FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this message on to all York University faculty members who engage in health research.
 
The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently updated the spreadsheet of funding opportunities available through CIHR.  Due to the large volume of RFAs, ORS has created a simplified Excel spreadsheet that will make it easier for researchers to locate the funding call that is most appropriate to their research area.  To view the spreadsheet, please click on the following url or copy and paste it into your address bar.  You will be required to enter your Passport York userid and password for YU Link to gain access to the spreadsheet.
 
https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+30+Oct+2017/9c7d70de-ae88-4056-b010-64774a3624e2

Alternatively, you may contact ORS at research@yorku.ca to send you the file as an attachment.

 

 

Come and join one of our Community Feedback Sessions: Series of unstructured feedback sessions across the University to discuss SRP development with VPRI

  • October 30th, 9:00am-10:30am, 956 Kaneff Tower
  • November 13th, 10:30am-12:00pm, 402 HNES
  • November 15th, 1:00pm-2:30pm, 286C Winters College

 

Sent on behalf of Ms. Alison Collins-Mrakas, Sr. Manager and Policy Advisor, Research Ethics Please forward this message on to all York University researchers:

To:             Faculty Research Officers
Graduate Program Assistants
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research Centers & Institutes

 

From:       Alison Collins-Mrakas, Senior Manager & Policy Advisor

Office of Research Ethics

 

Date:        Monday, October 30, 2017

 

Re:            Notice from Office of Research Ethics: Protocol Submission Deadline 

 

Please be advised that given the 20-day turn-around time for protocol approvals, protocols received after Friday November 24th, 2017 will not be circulated to the committee until the New Year.

In addition, protocols received up to and including Friday November 24th, 2017 will be reviewed by the committee; however, committee comments and/or approvals may not be forwarded to the researchers until the first week in January 2018.

If you have any questions about this process please contact Wendy Jokhoo at ext. 55201 or at wjokhoo@yorku.ca.

Best Regards,

Alison M. Collins-Mrakas M.Sc., LLM
Sr. Manager and Policy Advisor
Office of Research Ethics

—–

Wendy Jokhoo Research Ethics Review Coordinator
Office of Research Ethics

YORK UNIVERSITY
Kaneff Tower – 5th Floor • 4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON • Canada M3J 1P3
T 416.736.5201 •  F 416.736.5512
wjokhoo@yorku.ca
www.research.yorku.ca/ore

This electronic mail (e-mail), including any attachments, is intended only for the recipient(s) to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure. No waiver of privilege, confidentiality or any other protection is intended by virtue of its communication by the internet. Any unauthorized use, dissemination or copying is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, or are not named as a recipient, please immediately notify the sender and destroy all copies of it.

 

Week of October 8th , 2017 to October 14th , 2017


To:    DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
         FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this email to all York University researchers in your unit.

The Office of Research Services will be hosting the English portion of this webinar on October 18th at 12pm in room 510 Kaneff Tower.  Please join us on October 18th or feel free to connect from your personal computer directly.

Note the availability of the French version of the webinar on October 20th.

Webinar Date Adobe Connect Link
Partnership Grants – Stage 1 (English) Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, 12:00-14:00 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/rsix1zzbqxki/ 
Partnership Grants – Stage 1 (French) Friday, October 20th, 2017, 12:00-14:00 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/rpqt6noi8ztx/ 

 

Please note that you do not need to register in advance and a question and answer period will follow the presentation. With Adobe Connect, questions must be submitted in writing.

To join via Adobe Connect:

Click on the Adobe Connect webinar link on the date and time specified.

Enter your name, and press “Enter Room”.

Adjust the volume on your computer.

First time attending an Adobe Connect meeting?

 

Le français suit

 

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), in partnership with the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), invites you to an information session on supporting the health and performance of astronauts during deep space missions, including space exploration medical capabilities and synergies with technology development and research that address similar terrestrial health challenges.

 

You will also hear from companies and researchers who have experience developing technologies and conducting research for space, and learn about potential opportunities to play a role in support of astronaut healthcare and performance in future deep space manned exploration missions.

 

October 26, 2017, 08:00-12:30, MaRS Discovery District

 

Be a part of the conversation!

 

If you have expertise in technology development and research related to any of the following areas, we invite you to attend our information session:

·         artificial intelligence

·         advanced materials

·         advanced medical equipment

·         advanced therapeutics

·         aging research

·         bio-analysis

·         decision support

·         digital technologies

·         e-health

·         electronic medical records

·         food and nutrition

·         genomics

·         health care delivery in an isolated, confined and extreme environment

·         imaging

·         life-support systems

·         neurocognitive assessment techniques

·         personalized medicine

·         population health

·         preventive medicine

·         radiation dosimetry and shielding

·         sensors

·         telemedicine

·         training and simulation

·         wearables

***Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and experts in other relevant areas are also invited to attend.

 

 

To learn more and to apply to participate in an information session, please visit http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/events/2017/planning-canada-next-chapter-human-space-exploration-health-and-biomedical-roles.asp. Due to limited space, the CSA will review all requests to participate and follow-up with a formal invitation and meeting details.

 

If you have any questions, please email us at asc.santespatiale-spacehealth.csa@canada.ca.

 

PARTNERS – PARTENAIRES

 

                                                                                                           

L’anglais précède

L’Agence spatiale canadienne (ASC), en partenariat avec le Programme d’aide à la recherche industrielle du Conseil national de recherches du Canada, vous invite à une séance d’information sur les moyens d’assurer la santé et le rendement des astronautes pendant les missions dans l’espace lointain. Les sujets touchés : les futures capacités médicales dans l’exploration spatiale et les synergies avec le développement de technologies et la recherche qui porte sur les problèmes semblables de santé sur Terre.

De plus, vous écouterez des entreprises et des chercheurs qui ont de l’expérience dans le développement de technologies et la recherche pour l’espace, et vous découvrirez les occasions potentielles de jouer un rôle de soutien aux soins et aux performances des astronautes dans les futures missions d’exploration habitée dans l’espace lointain.

 

le 26 octobre 2017, 8 h à 12 h 30, MaRS Discovery District

 

Participez au dialogue!

Si vous avez des compétences en développement technologique et en recherche liées à l’un des domaines suivants, nous vous invitons à assister à notre séance d’information:

·         aide à la prise de décision

·         alimentation et nutrition

·         capteurs

·         cybersanté

·         dispositifs médicaux portatifs

·         dosimétrie et blindage contre les rayonnements

·         dossiers médicaux électroniques

 

·         équipements médicaux de pointe

·         formation et simulation

·         génomique techniques d’évaluation neurocognitive

·         intelligence artificielle

·         la vie et la prestation des soins de santé dans un environnement isolé, confiné et extrême

 

·         matériaux de pointe

·         médecine personnalisée

·         médecine préventive

·         recherche sur le vieillissement

·         santé de la population

·         systèmes de survie

 

·         technologies de bioanalyse

·         technologies d’imagerie

·         technologies numériques

·         télémédecine

·         thérapies de pointe

*** Veuillez noter que cette liste n’est pas exhaustive et que des experts d’autres domaines pertinents sont également invités à participer.

Pour en savoir plus et pour soumettre une demande de participation aux séances d’information, veuillez consulter http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/fra/evenements/2017/planifier-prochaine-etape-canada-missions-exploration-spatiale-habitees-roles-sante-technologies-biomedicales.asp. Le nombre de places étant limité, l’ASC examinera toutes les demandes de participation et enverra par la suite des invitations formelles ainsi que les détails sur les rencontres prévues.

Si vous avez des questions, envoyez-nous un courriel à asc.santespatiale-spacehealth.csa@canada.ca.

 

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           DEPARTMENT CHAIRS / PROGRAM / SCHOOL DIRECTORS
           FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
           RESEARCH CENTRES / INSTITUTES
           APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE
 
Please forward this message to all York University faculty members for whom this may be of interest.

The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph is accepting nominations for the two 2018 Arrell Food Innovation Awards. A summary is provided below.

Objective

The awards recognize global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hope to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond. The prizes recognize global excellence in the broad area of food innovation and community impact.

About the Awards

In 2018, two awards will be given:

  • One award will recognize a researcher, or group of researchers, who has advanced understanding of food production, processing, distribution, consumption, safety and/or human nutrition, with a significant positive impact on society. Likely themes include: food science, the environmental impact of agriculture, crop or livestock genetics, agro-ecology, soil health, food animal health and production, pest management, supply chain management, food processing, food packaging, food safety, food consumption, human nutrition, food retail/marketing.
  • The other award will recognize an individual, or group of individuals, who has contributed to improved nutritional health and/or food security, with a focus on strengthening disadvantaged communities. Likely themes include: food sovereignty, food production, food distribution/access, food insecurity, household nutrition, urban poverty, Aboriginal food security, non-traditional food systems, socioeconomic policy, poverty elimination, empowerment of women and children, community development and governance, food and nutrition literacy.

Academic institutions, governmental units or private / public organisations may submit a nomination for the Arrell Food Innovation Awards. Each organization may submit one application to each award.

Eligibility

  • Citizens of any country are eligible for nomination, with no restrictions on gender, race, religion, creed or residency.
  • Nominations may come from private companies, academic institutions, governmental units, charitable foundations, and not-for-profit organisations. In the case of multiple nominations from a single organization, only the one with the latest date will be accepted.

Term and Value

The Arrell Food Prizes come with the following terms:

  • Each of the two prizes will be worth $125,000 CAD comprising a $100,000 cash award for the personal use of recipients and up to $25,000 per award for travel and accommodation of the recipients, administered by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph.
  • Recipients are expected to participate in a program of events. In particular, in May 2018, Award recipients will give a series of lectures at the University of Guelph and other academic institutes. This program will include the Arrell Food Summit that will be held over three days in Guelph and Toronto.

Timeline

December 1, 2017: Notice of Intent email due to SIRI

January 10, 2018: Nominations due to SIRI

January 31, 2018: Nominations due to Arrell Food Institute

February 2018: Administrative checks, then eligible nominations to Adjudicators for consideration

March 2018: Adjudication Panel meets to select winners

April 2018: Winners contacted; travel arrangements made

May 24, 2018: Award Ceremony in Toronto; part of Arrell Food Summit

A short speaking tour will be arranged associated with the Award Ceremony

 

For more details on this opportunity, please visit the following links:

https://arrellfoodinstitute.ca/innovation-awards/

https://arrellfoodinstitute.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Arrell-Food-Awards-Nomination-Instructions.pdf

The SIRI unit in collaboration with the corresponding Faculty Research Office will be supporting the development of applications selected to go forward to the Arrell Food Institute. Sean Collins, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist in the Office of Research Services at spc@yorku.ca, will be available to assist your office and your faculty members with any questions regarding the internal and external application processes.

 

Formation sur Concur

Séance de formation pour la communauté de Glendon (Personnel académique et de soutien)

Mardi 17 octobre 2017
de 9h  à 11h30
PY- A224

Merci de confirmer votre présence en contactant Prisca Ng à l’adresse suivante: research@glendon.yorku.ca

________________________________

Training session on Concur

Training session on Concur for Glendon’s Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
9am to 11:30am
York-Hall A224

Please RSVP to research@glendon.yorku.ca

 

Week of October 1st, 2017 to October 7th, 2017


To:        DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
             FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
             RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
             APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this email to all York University faculty members who engage in research related to autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

The Simon Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) recently announced a Request for Applications for the 2018 Pilot and Research Awards program. These grants are intended to provide funding for investigators conducting bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  A summary is provided below. 

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

Pilot Awards are intended for investigators who are requesting support for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that will build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding by SFARI or other organizations.

Research Awards are intended for investigators with demonstrated experience who are requesting support for compelling, high-impact research on an experimental hypothesis for which preliminary data have already been gathered.

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/
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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

 

To:    DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
         FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this email to all York University researchers in your unit.

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

The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) funds downstream research and development (R&D) projects that address real world opportunities and challenges identified by industry, government, not-for-profits and other “Receptors” of genomics knowledge and technologies. GAPP projects are collaborations between academic researchers and Receptor organizations. They are co-funded by Receptors and other stakeholders, and have the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada.

GAPP aims to:

  • Accelerate the application of Canadian genomics-derived solutions to real-world opportunities and challenges defined by industry and public sector Receptors.
  • Channel Canada’s genomics capacity into sustainable innovations that benefit Canadians.
  • Enhance the value of Canadian genomics technologies by de-risking and incentivizing follow-on investment from industry and other partners.
  • Foster mutually beneficial collaboration and knowledge exchange between Canadian academia and technology receptors.

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 Procedure
Stage 1: Expression of Interest (EOI)
Stage 2: Project Pitch
Stage 3: Supplementary Proposal (by invitation only)

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

Competition Timelines

Registration Open
EOI due to Ontario Genomics Nov 13, 2017, at 9am
Face-to-face pitch to Ontario Genomics’ review panel TBD (Dec)
Submission of EOI to Genome Canada Jan 18, 2018, at 9am
Practice Pitch Jan 29-Feb 9, 2018
Pitch to Genome Canada Feb 12-23, 2018
Supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics Apr 4, 2018, at 9am


Internal Notice of Intent

Genome Canada GAPPs are an institutional award and require the support of researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, Organized Research Units, and the Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation.  All researchers planning to submit an EOI to Genome Canada are required to submit an ORS Checklist by November 10, 2017.

The SIRI office in collaboration with the corresponding Faculty Research Office will be supporting the development of applications selected to go forward to Genome Canada. Diana Frasca, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist in the Office of Research Services at dfrasca@yorku.ca, will be available to assist your office and your faculty members with any questions regarding the internal and external application processes.
Please Note: While the ORS checklist is not due until November 10, 2017, all researchers should notify both 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.

 

Formation sur Concur

Séance de formation pour la communauté de Glendon (Personnel académique et de soutien)

Mardi 17 octobre 2017
de 9h  à 11h30
PY- A224

Merci de confirmer votre présence en contactant Prisca Ng à l’adresse suivante: research@glendon.yorku.ca

________________________________

Training session on Concur

Training session on Concur for Glendon’s Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
9am to 11:30am
York-Hall A224

Please RSVP to research@glendon.yorku.ca

 

Week of September 24, 2017 to September 30, 2017


Background

Internationalization is a priority for Toronto’s educational institutions and for the Federal Government. To quote from Global Affairs Canada:

“International education is critical to Canada’s success. In a highly competitive, knowledge-based global economy, ideas and innovation go hand in hand with job creation and economic growth. In short, international education is at the very heart of our current and future prosperity.

International collaboration in higher education contributes to success on many levels—both domestically and globally. Inviting international students and researchers into Canada’s classrooms and laboratories helps create new jobs and opportunities for Canadians while addressing looming skills and labour shortages. Perhaps most importantly, international education fuels the people-to-people ties crucial to long-term success in an increasingly interconnected global economy.”[1]

Educational institutions’ efforts to attract more international students coupled with policies that have eased access to work permits and facilitated immigration pathways for this group have resulted in increasing numbers of international students studying in Canada in general, and in Toronto in particular. CBC recently reported that “the number of foreign students attending university in Ontario increased 88.5 per cent over six years, starting in 2010…. During the same period, enrolment of domestic students grew just seven per cent. Total revenue from international students’ tuition fees more than doubled in a four-year stretch, shooting upward from $620 million in 2011-12, to $1.28 billion in 2015-16, the most recent year for which statistics are available.” CBC also cited federal government research that “estimates the economic impact of international students in Canada at about $11 billion annually, with about $5.4 billion of that spent in Ontario.” [2]

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to document the impact international students are having on Toronto’s economy, society and post-secondary education infrastructure.  The project is to focus on post-secondary institutions and students.  While international students also are being sought by pre-secondary private schools and institutions, including this sector in the analysis would require a greater budget than is available.

Scope of Work

The researcher will:

  1. Investigate and analyse information and data to summarize trends and the impact that international students at the post-secondary level are having on Toronto’s economy, society and education infrastructure. It is expected that the analysis will:
  2. Identify five-year trends in international student enrolment and tuition as compared to domestic students in absolute numbers and percentages of the total. Breakdowns for key programs are to be provided as well as totals.
  3. Estimate direct economic contributions made by international students and domestic students in terms of accommodation and living expenses and tuition paid.
  4. Analyse and comment on any impact on domestic students’ access to post-secondary programs.
  5. Analyse and comment on any impact on capacity building and investment in Toronto’s post-secondary education infrastructure.
  6. Document any evidence of international students’ rate of transition to permanent residents and on their success in finding employment, forming new businesses, and creating Canadian intellectual property and patents.
  7. Document any evidence of international students’ impact on international relations or success in building international partnerships.
  8. Provide a bibliography of sources and research studies already completed on these topics that were identified through the research process.
  9. Conduct and document interviews and/or focus groups with key informants such as members of Toronto’s Higher Education Alliance, the Ontario Research Innovation Centres (RICs), international students who have graduated and settled in Toronto, relevant post-secondary institution staff, employers, businesses, and industry to inform analyse and comments on the seven topics listed above.
  10. Document data gaps that limit analysis of the six topics listed above.

Deliverables

The researcher will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Interim written research report summarizing findings to date and presented to the ICE Committee by mid-March 2018;
  • Final written research report incorporating feedback from the ICE Committee and presented to the ICE Committee by mid-May 2018. It is expected that the final written research report will be of sufficient quality (form and content) for publication on the ICE website and wide distribution through our network;
  • Participation in a report launch event later in 2018 (beyond the completion of the report).

Budget

The maximum budget for this contract research project is $15,000 inclusive of HST (if applicable).

Timeline

The anticipated project timeline start date is November 1, 2017, with an interim report due in mid-March 2018 and a final report due mid-May 2018.  The successful applicant(s) should be available for the launch of the report and any associated events beyond completion of the report.

Application Process

To apply, email a two- to three-page submission to info@icecommittee.org with the subject line “ICE Contract – International Students”. 

Your submission should:

  • Outline how you propose to carry out the work related to this project.
  • Demonstrate the requisite experience and capacity to carry out the project in the allotted timeframe, including your ability to do the required research.
  • In addition to the two- to three-page submission, include a short resume or CV.

Application deadline:                    5:00 p.m. October 6, 2017

We will accept joint applications from groups of individuals or organizations.  We encourage applications from current graduate students and graduates with relevant degrees.  Credentials and professional experience earned either in Canada or internationally will be recognized.

Selection schedule (subject to change):

  • All applicants will be notified of receipt of their submission when received.
  • Applications selected for an interview will be contacted by October 16, 2017.
  • Interviews will take place the week of October 23, 2017.
  • The project contract will be awarded by October 30, 2017.
  • The project start date is November 1, 2017.

About the ICE Committee

The Intergovernmental Committee for Economic and Labour Force Development in Toronto (the ICE Committee) was established in 1997 by officials in the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and the City of Toronto. The purpose of the committee is to coordinate the economic and labour force development activities of the three governments (and the various departments and ministries within each government) in Toronto. The ultimate goal of the ICE Committee is to achieve the effective delivery of economic and labour force development programs in Toronto. ICE has played a key role in bringing together critical players to share information on their respective programs and projects. For more information about ICE, please visit www.icecommittee.org.

Research Project – ICE – International Students – 2017 09 18 final

 

To:    DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
         FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this revised email to all faculty members who conduct research in the area of neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

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

Information Session
The Institute will be holding an online Program Information Webinar on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1:00pm EDT.  This session is intended to provide you with comprehensive information on the application process and to provide an opportunity for open questions. To register for the session, please go to the following link:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5977228168556194819

Value
Up to $1.5M

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS for review – Thursday, November 23, 2017
LOI submission to agency – Thursday, December 7, 2017 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/

 

Atelier sur l’Éthique de la recherche
Et les nouveaux formulaires en vigueur

Le Bureau de Research Ethics et le Bureau de la Recherche à Glendon vous présentent une séance d’information sur l’éthique de la recherche et les nouveaux formulaires en vigueur.

Séance d’information pour la communauté de Chercheurs (Personnel académique, de soutien, étudiants du premier cycle et aux études supérieures.)

Mercredi 4 octobre 2017
de 13h30  à 15h30
PY- A224

Merci de confirmer votre présence en contactant Prisca Ng à l’adresse suivante: research@glendon.yorku.ca

________________________________
Research Ethics workshop on
New forms in effect

To support the release of the new forms and documents, The Office of Research Ethics and the Glendon Research office is offering the following information and training sessions:

Information sessions – for the research community (Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
York-Hall A224

Please RSVP to research@glendon.yorku.ca

 

Séance d’information sur la gestion des données numériques

L’objectif de la Déclaration de principes des Trois Conseils sur la gestion des données numériques est de promouvoir l’excellence dans les pratiques de gestion et d’intendance des données numériques de travaux de recherche financés par les organismes. La déclaration de principes s’appuie sur les politiques existantes des organismes et aide les chercheurs, les communautés de chercheurs et les établissements de recherche à répondre aux exigences actuelles et futures des organismes en matière de gestion des données de recherche.

5 octobre de 10h00 à midi

PY-A224

Présenté par Andrea Kosavic

Pour plus d’information sur la gestion des données numériques, veuillez consulter le lien suivant https://www.library.yorku.ca/web/open/overview/

En guise de préparation pour la session d’information, veuillez passer en revue les informations disponibles au https://www.library.yorku.ca/web/open/overview/rdm-plan/. N’hésitez pas à apporter vos questions à cet égard.

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Information session on Research Data Management

The objective of the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data management is to promote excellence in digital data management practices and data stewardship in agency-funded research. It complements and builds upon existing agency policies, and serves as a guide to assist researchers, research communities and research institutions in adhering to the agencies’ current and future research data management requirements.

October 5th from 10am to noon

York-Hall A224

Presented by Andrea Kosavic

Please visit https://www.library.yorku.ca/web/open/overview/ for more know more about Research Data Management.

In preparation for this information session, you are encouraged to review the information available on https://www.library.yorku.ca/web/open/overview/rdm-plan/. Feel free to bring any questions you have.

Week of September 17, 2017 to September 23, 2017


To:   DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
         FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this message on to all York University faculty members who engage in health research.
 
The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently updated the spreadsheet of funding opportunities available through CIHR.  Due to the large volume of RFAs, ORS has created a simplified Excel spreadsheet that will make it easier for researchers to locate the funding call that is most appropriate to their research area.  To view the spreadsheet, please click on the following url or copy and paste it into your address bar.  You will be required to enter your Passport York userid and password for YU Link to gain access to the spreadsheet.
 
https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+Sept+20+2017/3d4f7225-0daf-4f62-8f07-00a99e91ee10

Alternatively, you may contact ORS at research@yorku.ca to send you the file as an attachment.

To:        DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
             FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
             RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
             APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this email to all York University researchers who engage in research related to bleeding disorders.

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) recently announced a Call for Applications for its research programs for the 2018/2019 grant period.  A summary of each program is provided below. 

1)    Dream of a Cure Research Program

Objectives
–    To support research towards improving the health and quality of life of all people with inherited bleeding disorders and finding a cure.
–    To provide basic scientific research grants aimed at developing treatments for hemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and platelet function disorders

Value
Up to $75,000 per year and per project for a maximum of $150,000

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
ORS deadline – November 1, 2017
Agency deadline – November 15, 2017

For further information and application forms, please visit the following links:
http://www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/chs-dream-of-a-cure-research-program/
http://www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/chs-dream-of-a-cure-research-program/application-forms/

2)    CHS/PFIZER Care Until Cure Research Program

Objectives
To support clinical research in fields relevant to improving the quality of life of persons with hemophilia, persons with von Willebrand disease or other inherited bleeding disorders, persons with related conditions such as HIV or hepatitis C, and carriers of an inherited bleeding disorder.

Researchers are encouraged to submit proposals within specific areas of interest.  The 2018-2019 Areas of Interest include and are not limited to:

  • Hemophilia B
  1. Epidemiology / burden of disease / outcome research
  2. Routine prophylaxis and preventative treatment
  3. Surgical prophylaxis, dosing
  4. Pharmacokinetics (including recovery) in Hem B
  5. Joint outcomes and optimizing therapy
  6. The role of non-circulating & extravascular Factor IX in hemostasis
  7. Mild Hemophilia B: clinical outcomes, healthcare utilization, joint surveillance
  8. “Real World” Observational Data on Factor Utilization & Cost-effectiveness
  • Transition and clinical issues
  1. Treatment adherence to prescribed regimens
  2. Management of adolescent hemophilia patients
  3. Management of aging hemophilia population
  4. Tailoring/Personalized Hemophilia Treatment (eg, pharmacokinetics and other factors)
  • Clinical monitoring of hemophilia treatment
  1. Inhibitors, Inhibitor Management (eg, Immune tolerance), and Immunogenicity
  2. The role of point-of-care joint ultrasonography in the management of Hemophilia
  • Product switching experience
  1. Rationale for switching products
  2. Inhibitor development and safety associated with switches
  3. Understanding differences in Factor VIII molecules (eg, full-length versus B-domain deleted)
  • Antifibrinolytic Therapy

Value
Up to $75,000 per year and per project for a maximum of $150,000

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
ORS deadline – November 1, 2017
Agency deadline – November 15, 2017

For further information and application forms, please visit the following links:
http://www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/the-chs—pfizer-care-until-cure-research-program/
http://www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/the-chs—pfizer-care-until-cure-research-program/application-form/

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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

 

Atelier sur l’Éthique de la recherche
Et les nouveaux formulaires en vigueur

Le Bureau de Research Ethics et le Bureau de la Recherche à Glendon vous présentent une séance d’information sur l’éthique de la recherche et les nouveaux formulaires en vigueur.

Séance d’information pour la communauté de Chercheurs (Personnel académique, de soutien, étudiants du premier cycle et aux études supérieures.)

Mercredi 4 octobre 2017
de 13h30  à 15h30
PY- A224

Merci de confirmer votre présence avant le 29 septembre en contactant Prisca Ng à l’adresse suivante: research@glendon.yorku.ca

________________________________
Research Ethics workshop on
New forms in effect

To support the release of the new forms and documents, The Office of Research Ethics and the Glendon Research office is offering the following information and training sessions:

Information sessions – for the research community (Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
York-Hall A224

Please RSVP to research@glendon.yorku.ca by September 29th, 2017.

 

Week of September 10, 2017 to September 16, 2017


Please forward this message to all York University faculty members who conduct research in the social sciences, arts and humanities. 

INFORMATION SESSIONS
SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent


Please note there will be two Information Sessions for the SSHRC Partnership Grant – Letter of Intent (PG LOI) hosted by the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Unit (SIRI), Office of Research Services. 
Full details are below. 

INFORMATION SESSION 1

 Thursday, September 21, 2017
2 – 3:30 PM
280A Kaneff Tower

 Presenter: Diana Frasca, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist
 Topic: You will receive an overview of the SSHRC PG LOI application and learn more about the internal Notice of Intent Process, Guidelines, and Deadlines. You will also learn about best practices for preparing a PG LOI application and building a successful research partnership in the social sciences, arts, and/or humanities.

INFORMATION SESSION 2


SIRI will also host the English portion of the SSHRC-hosted PG LOI webinar on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12 PM in room 510 Kaneff Tower. Please join us or feel free to connect from your personal computer following the instructions below:

 
The webinar will be held via Adobe Connect at the following time:
 

Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent (English)  Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:00-14:00 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/rsix1zzbqxki/

Please note that you do not need to register in advance and a question and answer period will follow the presentation. With Adobe Connect, questions must be submitted in writing.

To join via Adobe Connect:

  • Click on the Adobe Connect webinar link on the date and time specified.
  •             Enter your name, and press “Enter”.
  • Adjust the volume on your computer.

First time attending an Adobe Connect meeting?

Test your connection
Get a quick overview

­­­­­­­­­­­For any questions, please contact SSHRC by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THESE INFORMATION SESSIONS?

  • Researchers who plan to submit an application to the SSHRC PG LOI competition in 2018 or in subsequent years
  • Research administrators or other support personnel who will be supporting applications to the Partnership Grant competition

Learn more about SSHRC Partnership Grants and York University’s Internal Notice of Intent process…

 SSHRC PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
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 through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through shared resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Complete details on this funding program can be found by visiting SSHRC’s web site here.

Guidelines from the 2017 SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI (subject to changes with SSHRC’s official 2018 Competition Launch) can be found here. Please see the SSHRC website for definitions of “Partner Organization” and “Formal Partnership.” 

Partnership Grant proposals are expected to respond directly to the objectives of the Insight, Connection or Talent programs.

Value of Awards
Stage 1: Letter of Intent – Up to $20,000
Stage 2: Full Application (by invitation only) – between $500,000 and $2.5 million over 4-7 years

PLEASE NOTE: SSHRC has not formally launched the 2018 competition, but York University is launching an internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) process early given the competitiveness and strategic importance of the competition to the university. 

 INTERNAL NOTICE OF INTENT
All researchers planning to submit an application to the SSHRC Partnership Grants program – Letter of Intent phase – are required to submit an Internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) to Diana Frasca, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) Specialist in the Office of Research Services (ORS) no later than 9am on November 27, 2017. iNOI packages will be reviewed by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT), as well as Diana Frasca, and reviews will be returned to Project Directors by mid-December.

 Please Note: Because SSHRC Partnership Grants are institutional awards and require the support of researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, Organized Research Units (ORU), and the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI), the iNOI package should be accompanied by confirmed commitments. In order to secure these commitments, all researchers should notify their Department, Faculty Research Office, ORU, and Diana Frasca as soon as possible about their intention to apply (ideally in September). Doing so will both streamline the process of securing supports for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation. 

 Application components include:

  1.                 NOI application form
  2.                 Project Goals and Description (8 pages)*
  3.                 Description of Team (3 pages)*
  4.                 Proposed Contributions Plan (1 page)*
  5. Funds Requested from SSHRC (use the attached budget template)*
  6. Principal Investigator SSHRC CV, Research Contributions, and Relevant Experience*
  7.                 Project Alignment with University and Faculty Strategic Plans (1 page)
  8.                 Confirmation of York University commitments to the proposed partnership (i.e. email communications, Dean’s memo)

*For bullets 2-6, please follow SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent Guidelines.

IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES:

  • SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI Information Session: Mid-September 2017
  • iNOI + Confirmation of Resources/Institutional Support Submitted to ORS: November 27, 2017
  • SPORT Committee + SIRI Specialist Feedback: mid-December 15, 2017
  • ORS Deadline for Final Technical Review of Completed Application: January 26, 2018
  • Final ORS deadline for complete Letter of Intent: February 14, 2018
  •             Agency Deadline for Letter of Intent: February 15, 2018
  • SSHRC Results: Spring 2018
  • Full Application Deadline (by invitation only): November 1, 2018
  • SSHRC Interview Phase (all applicants invited to full application): February 2019
  • Funds Released: March 2019

For more information and to set up a one-on-one meeting contact Diana Frasca, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, in the Office of Research Services at dfrasca@yorku.ca.

Enclosed: York iNOI Form,   SSHRC Budget Template

 

York University SSHRC Partnership Grant NOI Form_2018

SSHRC Partnership Grant budget template

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Please forward this email to all York University researchers in your unit.

The Office of Research Services will be hosting the English portion of this webinar on September 21st at 1pm in room 901 Kaneff Tower.  Please join us on September 21st or feel free to connect from your personal computer on the 21st or any of the other dates listed below.

NSERC is hosting webinars to assist the research community on “How to complete an application” using the Research Portal and the NSERC Canadian Common CV (CCV).  Sessions are as follows:

Discovery Grant – Submission of an application
  English Sessions
Dates Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time 1 to 3 p.m. (ET)
Open to Members of the research community across Canada
Link  http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/complete-application/
  French Sessions
Dates Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time 1 to 3 p.m. (ET)
Open to Members of the research community across Canada
Link  http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/presenter-une-demande/

 

Additional information is available at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/RP-CCV-Webinar_eng.asp

 

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Please forward this email to all York University researchers in your unit.

The Office of Research Services will be hosting this webinar on September 20th at 1pm in room 902 Kaneff Tower.  Please join us on September 20th or feel free to connect from your personal computer.

NSERC is hosting webinars to assist the research community on “How to complete an application” using the Research Portal and the NSERC Canadian Common CV (CCV).  Sessions are as follows:

Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Programs – Submission of an application
  English Sessions
Dates Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time 1 to 3 p.m. (ET)
Open to Members of the research community across Canada
Link  http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/complete-application/

 

Additional information is available at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/RP-CCV-Webinar_eng.asp

 

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Please forward this email to all York University researchers in your unit.

The Office of Research Services will be hosting the English portion of this webinar on September 14th at 1pm in room 901 Kaneff Tower.  Please join us on September 14th or feel free to connect from your personal computer on the 14th or any of the other dates listed below.

NSERC is hosting webinars to assist the research community on “How to complete an application” using the Research Portal and the NSERC Canadian Common CV (CCV).  Sessions are as follows:

Sessions for Applicants
Research Tools and Instruments – Submission of an application
  English Sessions
Dates Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time 1 to 3 p.m. (ET)
Open to Members of the research community across Canada
Link  http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/complete-application/
Presentation 2017 RTI Webinar
  French Sessions
Dates Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time 1 to 3 p.m. (ET)
Open to Members of the research community across Canada
Link  http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/presenter-une-demande/
Presentation OIR Presentation 2017

Additional information is available at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/RP-CCV-Webinar_eng.asp


Canada Council for the Arts – 2018 Molson Prize competition

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            DEPARTMENT CHAIRS / PROGRAM / SCHOOL DIRECTORS
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Please forward this message to all York University faculty members who conduct research in the social sciences and humanities.

The Canada Council for the Arts is accepting nominations for the 2018 Molson Prize competition. A summary is provided below.

Objective
Molson Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished individuals to encourage continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada.

Two prizes are awarded each year, one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities.

Eligibility
Nominator
Candidates must be nominated by one nominator; either an individual or an organization. Anyone or any organization with an interest in, and capacity for, nominating appropriate individuals is eligible to do so.

Nominee
Candidates must be nominated for the award. To be nominated, candidates must have made a substantial and distinguished contribution over a significant period. They must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. They do not need to be residing in Canada.

In addition, candidates:
•    must have clearly demonstrated “outstanding achievement”; and
•    should still be active and productive.

Value
Each prize is in the amount of $50,000.

Deadline
November 1, 2017

For more details on this opportunity, please visit the following links:
http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/molson-prizes
http://canadacouncil.ca/-/media/Files/CCA/Funding/Prizes/Guidelines/Prizes_Guidelines_Molson_EN.pdf


Canada Council for the Arts – 2018 John G. Diefenbaker Award

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Please forward this message to all York University faculty members for whom this may be of interest.

The Canada Council for the Arts is accepting nominations for the 2018 John G. Diefenbaker Award competition. A summary is provided below.

Objective
The award is given annually, and it enables a distinguished German scholar to do research 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.

The teaching and institutional visiting activities are intended to broaden the impact of the award recipient’s visit, while enriching the visitor’s experience.

Eligibility
Candidates may not apply for this award: they must be nominated by a department within a host university or research institute in Canada.

This award is open to German scholars who have demonstrated outstanding ability, especially through a substantial publication record over several years. The award is offered in support of research in any of the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.

Candidates must be German citizens with a contractual or working relationship with an academic institution in Germany. They must have a sound working knowledge of at least one of Canada’s two official languages. If no appropriate candidate is nominated, the award may be withheld and carried over to the following year.

Term and Value
The award is for 12 months, although shorter award periods will be considered. The award period should begin on or after 1 August following the selection of the award recipient.

The amount of the award for a full year is CDN$80,000. These funds are to be used by the host institution as a contribution towards the payment of the salary of the visiting scholar.

In addition, a grant of up to CDN$15,000 is provided to cover the cost of travel to the Canadian host institution (including travel of the recipient’s immediate family for award periods longer than three months) and travel to other institutions in Canada and the United States.

The amount of an award for a briefer period will be an appropriate proportion of a full award.

Deadline
November 1, 2017

For more details on this opportunity, please visit the following links:
http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/john-g-diefenbaker-award
http://canadacouncil.ca/-/media/Files/CCA/Funding/Prizes/Guidelines/Prizes_Guidelines_JohnGDiefenbaker_EN.pdf

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         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
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Please forward this email to all faculty members who conduct research in the area of neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

The Weston Brain Institute recently launched the Rapid Response 2018 program for Parkinson’s & Related Diseases – Round 1.  A summary is provided below.

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

This call is focused on the PD-related diseases:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Multiple systems atrophy
  • Vascular contributions to the above
  • Prodromes to the above

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

Information Webinar
An information webinar will be held on October 10, 2017 at 1:00pm EDT.  To register for the webinar, please visit the following: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4497947423299780098

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/
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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and the Dean’s signatures. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to ORS ten (10) working days prior to the final submission date.

Week of September 03, 2017 to September 09, 2017


Under the SHARP budget model, overhead and Research Support Funds (RSF)

will flow first to the Faculties for Faculty-based Organized Research Units (ORUs)

and to VPRI for institutional ORUs. This change will ensure that Faculties are fully

cognizant of their responsibilities as sponsoring, lead and/or participating Faculties

as determined by the Charter of each ORU.

As a result of these changes and as discussed with CRD and ADRs, ORU

Directors will no longer be required to sign the ORS Checklist effective

immediately. A revised ORS Checklist is posted on yu link: https://yulinknew.

yorku.ca/documents/20182/1241545/ORSChecklistFillable-August23-

2017/5656aee5-e33a-4561-96a8-fbc56f4077f8. It removes the signature lines for

the ORU Director and instead gives the immediate opportunity for the applicant to

indicate that the application is going through an ORU by providing the name of the

ORU. Moving forward, all ORS Checklists will need to be signed by the Faculty of

the individual who is applying for research funding. Applicants are expected to

inform the relevant ORU Director of their intent to put their grant through the ORU.

Some applicants for external research funding are not members of a York Faculty

(i.e., they are independent scholars or visitors whose only affiliation to York is their

membership in the ORU). All ORUs have lead and participating Faculties named in

their charters. ORU affiliated members who are not part of a York Faculty and who

are applying through a York ORU for external research funding should speak with

the ORU Director to determine which of the Faculties named in the ORU’s charter

is most appropriate to sign the ORS Checklist. In those cases the ORS Checklist

and application will be submitted to the selected Faculty for review and signature.

ORU affiliates who are not York employees cannot hold cost centres. Therefore

ORU directors must provide written confirmation that they support the application

of an ORU affiliated member and will hold the cost centre if the application is

successful. This written confirmation must be included when the ORS Checklist

and the hard copy of the application are submitted to the Faculty and to ORS.

Celia Haig-Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Vice-President Research

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You are invited!!  And please pass this invitation along to your friends and colleagues.

Drive for Success!  Connect with Academic Researchers, Industry and Government Funders to learn how you can develop technologies, solve technical & business problems, and move research programs forward.

Note the new, larger location – The Underground, at the Student Centre, beside York Lanes.
Please Register at Innovation York November 8 Event.

 

 

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Please forward this email to all York University faculty members who conduct research in the fields of climate change, energy transition and the Earth system.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) recently launched a new funding program, to undertake research in the fields of climate change, energy transition and the Earth system to advance sustainability research.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives
Germany and France are inviting researchers from all over the world to cooperate with German and French partners to advance sustainability research in the following fields:
1.    Research on climate change
2.    Research for the energy transition
3.    Research to understand the Earth system.

Fellows of the programme will be given the opportunity to set up their own research group at a German University or research institution.

Value
Junior researchers – up to 1 million euros
Senior researchers – up to 1.5 million euros

Duration
4 years

Deadlines
Submission of statement of interest to ORS – October 3, 2017
Submission of statement of interest to agency – October 13, 2017
Submission of full application to ORS – January 3, 2018
Submission of full application to agency – January 15, 2018

For information on eligibility and how to apply, please consult the following link:
https://www.daad.de/hochschulen/ausschreibungen/projekte/de/11342-foerderprogramme-finden/?s=1&projektid=57401203
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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and the Dean’s signatures. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to ORS ten (10) working days prior to the final submission date.

 

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             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
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             APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE
   

Please forward this email to all York University faculty members who engage in research related to childhood cancer control.

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.

1)    Seed Funding Grant

Objective
To facilitate or support feasibility studies, the development of preliminary data to enable applications to other granting agencies, or self-contained studies.

Value
Up to $15K

Duration
Not stated

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

2)    Research Fellowship Program – Clinician Scholar Award

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

Value
Yearly salary of $55K
$5K in project-specific one-time operating support

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/

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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

 

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         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
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Please forward this email to all York University researchers in your unit.

The Office of Research Services will be hosting the English portion of this webinar on September 14th at 1pm in room 901 Kaneff Tower.  Please join us on September 14th or feel free to connect from your personal computer on the 14th or any of the other dates listed below.

NSERC is hosting webinars to assist the research community on “How to complete an application” using the Research Portal and the NSERC Canadian Common CV (CCV).  Sessions are as follows:

Sessions for Applicants
Research Tools and Instruments – Submission of an application
  English Sessions
Dates Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time 1 to 3 p.m. (ET)
Open to Members of the research community across Canada
Link  http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/complete-application/
Presentation 2017 RTI Webinar
  French Sessions
Dates Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time 1 to 3 p.m. (ET)
Open to Members of the research community across Canada
Link  http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/presenter-une-demande/
Presentation OIR Presentation 2017

Additional information is available at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/RP-CCV-Webinar_eng.asp

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             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
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             RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
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Please forward this email to all York University faculty members who engage in research related to microbial ecology and evolution.

The Simon Foundation is accepting applications for its Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards.  A summary is provided below. 

Objectives
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

Required Overhead:
20%

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/
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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

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             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
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Please forward this email to all faculty members in your unit, who are involved as team members in SSHRC Partnership Grant, SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, or SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent Applications.

If you are a member of a SSHRC Partnership Grant, Partnership Development Grant (as either Project Director or Co-applicant), or a Partnership Grant Letter of Intent application team and you think you would like York University to act as a partner on the project, this message pertains to you. 

The attached Guidelines outline the process and criteria under which York University will partner on a SSHRC Partnership or Partnership Development Grant application or project.

The accompanying form should be used for making formal requests for York University partnership on SSHRC grants.

Please note all requests for partnership on SSHRC Partnership Grants (both full application and Letter of Intent) must be made at least 20 business days before the funder deadline.   This academic year’s deadlines are as follows:

  • 4PM, October 3, 2017 for Full Applications (Funder application deadline is November 1)
  • 4PM, January 18, 2018 Letters of Intent (SSHRC application deadline is February 15, 2018)

For Partnership Development Grants requests must be made at least 10 business days before the funder deadline, i.e. on or before:

  • 4PM, November 16, 2017 for Partnership Development Applications (SSHRC Application deadline is November 30)

Please note that other institutions may have internal deadlines that require partnerships to be confirmed earlier. Please be sure to allow for the required advanced notice before the earliest mandatory deadline.

For questions or to submit a request for partnership in one of the above competitions, please contact Diana Frasca, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, Office of Research Services (dfrasca@yorku.ca).

If the application in one of the above competitions is accompanied by a memorandum of understanding, research collaboration agreement, or equivalent, it will also need to be reviewed, approved, and signed by VPRI and should be submitted to Andrea Thomas in the Office of Research Services (tandrea@yorku.ca) for review following the same above deadlines.

Enclosed:          Guidelines for York Partnership on SSHRC Partnership Grants
                           York University Letter of Support Request Form

 

Guidelines for York Partnership on SSHRC Applications – revised Sept 2017

ORS Letter Request Form_Updated2017

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Please forward this email to all York University faculty members in your unit.

The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently received information regarding a Call for Proposals (CFP) from the France-Canada Research Foundation (FCRF) regarding its New Scientific Collaboration Support Program.  This CFP is open to all disciplines.  Further details are provided below. 

Objective
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.

This program provides funds for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before.

Note:  All York applicants are now required to submit their FINAL application electronically to the Embassy of France, Office for Science and Technology (OST) attention: Mrs. Armelle Chataigner-Guidez at assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org AND to ORS at research@yorku.ca by November 10, 2017.  

Only five proposals will be accepted by the agency from each university.  In the event that more than five proposals are submitted on the November 10th deadline, ORS will coordinate an internal peer review process to select the five applications to go forward to the agency.  Applications cannot be revised after they are submitted to the France-Canada Research Fund on November 10, 2017.   As a result, the peer review committee will not provide any substantive feedback since it is not possible to incorporate the feedback in the application.  Therefore, applicants are encouraged to work with their Faculty Research Officers on their applications as well as to submit to Mala Thakoor (mthakoor@yorku.ca) by 10:00am on Friday, October 27 to receive an administrative review.

All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by December 11th.

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.

Duration

2 years

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
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York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and the Dean’s signatures. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to ORS ten (10) working days prior to the final submission date.

 

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