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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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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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
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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 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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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

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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

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
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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 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
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           RESEARCH CENTRES / INSTITUTES
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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

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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

 

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         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


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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+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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         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 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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         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 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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         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 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

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

To:      DEANS / PRINCIPAL / UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
           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 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

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

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.

 

 

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 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.

 

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 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
         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 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
             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 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.

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 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

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 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.

Week of August 27, 2017 to September 2, 2017


 Holders of common NSERC Grants (Discovery, RTI, CRD Projects, CREATE, etc.) and common SSHRC Grants (IG, IDG, PDG, Connections, etc.) have traditionally been granted continued access to unspent funds at the end of their grant term (with a possible one-year extension provided by the agency, where applicable). York wishes to continue to work with researchers to ensure that grant funds are spent within the period granted by SSHRC or NSERC and encourages spending of funds according to the plan originally proposed in the grant application.

At the termination date of the grant, and upon request to Research Accounting by the grant holder, York will create a new fund 500 extension cost centre to permit continued access to 90% of the remaining balance during the next year, with further annual reductions by 10% to unspent balances in NSERC Grants and SSHRC Grants in the following years. As in the past, York will continue to deposit any retained balances in the General Research Fund, to be used by the University according to tri-council policies.

AVPs Research may grant an exception to this practice in the event of a career interruption or extenuating circumstances.

A new rule by NSERC and SSHRC effective 2016-2017 requires holders of extension cost centres to spend more than 50% of their opening balance by March 31 of the following year in order to avoid a return of unspent funds to the agency. For example, if $10,000 is the unspent balance at the end of the grant, upon request the PI will be provided with $9,000 in an extension cost centre for continued spending. The PI must spend at least 50% ($4,501) during the year in order to avoid a return of unspent funds to the agency. This also applies to extension cost centres that have received their own end date extensions.

For more information, or to determine if a specific grant is eligible for continued access to unspent funds, or to request continued access to unspent funds, please contact Research Accounting (resacct@yorku.ca). All requests for continued access to unspent funds on cost centres with end dates of March 31, 2017 or earlier must be made no later than March 1, 2017. If your grant ends on a date other than March 31, 2017, please request continued access at least one month before the end date.

 

Celia Haig-Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Vice-President Research

 

September 18th, 2017

From 1pm to 3pm

YH-A224

Atelier sur la mobilisation des connaissances@GH 219

The Research office, in partnership with the Knowledge Mobilization Granting councils are asking more and more for research teams to identify their Knowledge Mobilization strategy. In this hands-on session, learn about strategic elements, create a draft strategy for your project, and tips on how to present your strategy.

Presented by

Krista E.Jensen and Simon Landry

Please RSVP to research@glendon.yorku.ca

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18 september 2017

De 13h à 15h

PY-A224

 

Atelier sur la mobilisation des connaissances@GH 219

En partenariat avec le Bureau de la mobilisation des connaissances, le Bureau de la recherche à Glendon organise un atelier sur la mobilisation des connaissances.

Les conseils d’octroi demandent de plus en plus aux équipes de recherche d’identifier leur stratégie de mobilisation des connaissances. Découvrez dance cette séances pratique, les éléments stratégiques, créez un projet de stratégie pour votre projet et des conseils sur la façon de présenter votre stratégie.

Présenté par

Krista E.Jensen et Simon Landry

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

 

Week of August 20, 2017 to August 26, 2017


The Office of Research Services will be hosting the English portion of this webinar on November 8th at 12:30pm in room 510 Kaneff Tower.  Please join us on November 8th or feel free to connect from your personal computer directly.

Note the availability of the French version of the webinar on November 9th.

Webinar Date Adobe Connect Link
Connection Grants (English) Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 12:30-15:00 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r60ab5vjqk9/
Connection Grants (French) Thursday, November 9th, 2017, 12:30-15:00 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r9ih7b0v01n/

 

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For any questions, please contact us by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976.

 

The Office of Research Services will be hosting the English portion of this webinar on September 7th at 1:30pm in room 510 Kaneff Tower.  Please join us on September 7th or feel free to connect from your personal computer directly.

Note the availability of the French version of the webinar on September 8th.

Webinar Date Adobe Connect Link
Insight Grants (English) Thursday, September 7th, 2017, 13:30-15:30 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r3ykymcyov2c/
Insight Grants (French) Friday, September 8th, 2017, 13:30-15:30 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r8wqqq81u3r1/

 

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For any questions, please contact us by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976.

The Office of Research Services will be hosting the English portion of this webinar on October 17th at 2pm in room 901 Kaneff Tower.  Please join us on October 17th or feel free to connect from your personal computer directly.

Note the availability of the French version of the webinar on October 19th.

Webinar Date Adobe Connect Link
Partnership Development Grants (English) Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, 14:00-16:00 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/rrj0g6n933nr/
Partnership Development Grants (French) Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 14:00-16:00 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/rsl0h418yiby/

 

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.

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For any questions, please contact us by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976.

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 apply 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, 2017

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, 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 University SSHRC Partnership Grant NOI Form_2018

SSHRC Partnership Grant budget template

 

Week of August 13, 2017 to August 19, 2017


The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to remind researchers of the upcoming deadline for the NSERC RTI Grants Program, Category 1 (October 25).  Please find below important information regarding submission of your application.

Objective

  • To foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment

NSERC will only accept requests:

  • For tools and instruments that form a comprehensive system intended to support NSERC funded research in the natural sciences and engineering (bundling of unrelated tools and instruments, will not be accepted).
  • For the purchase of new equipment, or for the fabrication of equipment, or for the repair or upgrade of equipment, or for the fabrication of equipment that is not readily available off the shelf.
  • For equipment that is purchased after the application deadline.

*NEW*

  • NSERC has eliminated the university quota
  • Researchers can submit one RTI application per competition, either as an applicant or a co-applicant, but not as both.  This requirement does not apply to Subatomic Physics applicants as their grant applications are reviewed and supported through a different multi-program envelope.

Value
Up to $150K

Duration
1 year

Deadlines
Submission of application to ORS for full review: October 11, 2017
If you prefer NOT to have a full review, please submit a signed ORS Checklist along with a hardcopy of the application to ORS and submit the application electronically on the Research Portal by 12noon on October 25, 2017.

Submission of application to agency: October 25, 2017

For the application form and guidelines, please see:
http://nserc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RTII-OIRI/RTI-OIR_eng.asp

The ORE website has been updated to include a number of new resources for Delegated Ethics Review Committees, Course Directors and Graduate and Undergraduate students.

Documents and forms include:

        Resources:  Delegated Ethics Review Committees 

  • Terms of Reference
  • Delegated Ethics Review – Tip Sheet/How to Review a Protocol
  • Committee Templates:
    – Committee comments on protocols
    – Committee comments to researchers
    – Approval Certificate template
  • Reporting Forms:
    – Undergraduate Research Involving Human Participants
    – Graduate Research Involving Human Participants

        Resources:  Course Directors  

  • Ethics Review Requirements:  Course Related Research Involving Human Participants (Including MRPs)  
  • Course Director Responsibilities  
  • Generic Protocol – Course Related Research Involving Human Participants
  • Course Director Ethics Review Reporting form

        Resources:  Students

  • TCPS Tutorial
  • Student Researcher Responsibilities
  • Individualized Protocol:  Course Related Research Involving Human Participants (undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Graduate student MRP Protocol:  Research Involving Human Participants  
  • Graduate student Thesis/Dissertation/Pilot Project Protocol (TD2): Research Involving Human Participants
    – Informed Consent Form Template
    – Amendment Application
    – Renewal application
    – Statement of Relationship Between Proposal and an Existing HPRC-Approved Project (TD4)

Please share this information with all relevant parties.  Note that, as of September, 2017, it is the expectation that research ethics protocol submissions will only be accepted if they  are submitted on these new forms.

More information can be found at  http://research.info.yorku.ca/research-ethics/

To support the release of the new forms and documents, The Office of Research Ethics is offering the following information and training sessions:

Information sessions – for the research community (Faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students)

Monday August 28th               

2:00-3:00 pm          

519 Kaneff Tower

Friday September 1st          

11:00 – 12:00          

519 Kaneff Tower

Monday September 18th        

11:30 – 12:30    

 519 Kaneff Tower

Training sessions – for Delegated Ethics Review committee members and staff

Monday September 11                

2:30-3:30    

519 Kaneff Tower

Friday September 15            

1:00-2:00     

519 Kaneff Tower

 

Monday September 18          

11:00-12:00      

 519 Kaneff Tower

 

Wednesday September 20  

10:00-11:00    

519 Kaneff Tower

 

(Le français suit)
 
NSERC’s PromoScience Webinars
 
In preparation for the submission of PromoScience applications, NSERC will host webinars dedicated to walking participants through the process and to providing practical tips for applying.
Meeting Name:  PromoScience Webinar for Applicants
Date:  August 22rd, 2017 (in English) and/or August 24th, 2017 (in French)
Time: 1:00 to 2:30 pm (Ottawa time – ET)
 
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To join the August 22nd 2017 meeting in English, click here:  http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/promoscience/
 
To join the August 24th 2017 meeting in French, click here.  http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/programme_promoscience/
 
·  Enter your name
·  Click “Enter Room”
 
We have updated our virtual meetings with VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the videoconference,  we will ask you to join through teleconference using the information below. Please 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
·  Enter the conference ID: 7462843
 
Here are a few points to make these webinars as productive as possible:
 
·  If you use the teleconference, your phone will be muted as to not disturb the presenter or other participants.
· If your page freezes at any time during the webinar, try to refresh it.
·  You can submit questions at any time using the Q& A feature.
·   At the end of the session, questions will be read aloud by an NSERC representative and answered.  
 
We hope to see you then.
 
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Webinaires sur le Programme PromoScience
 
En prévision de la période de présentation des demandes pour le Programme PromoScience, le CRSNG tiendra des webinaires visant à guider les participants dans ce processus et à leur offrir des conseils pratiques.
Nom de la réunion : Webinaire sur le Programme PromoScience pour les candidats
Date: Le 22 août 2017 (en anglais) et/ou le 24 août 2017 (en français)
Heure: De 13 h à 14 h 30 (à Ottawa – HE)
 
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· Numéro local : 613-960-7514
· Numéro sans frais : 1 877-413-4790
·  Numéro d’identification de la conférence : 7462843
 
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·  Garder votre téléphone sur le mode discrétion pour ne pas déranger le présentateur ou d’autres participants.
·  Si votre page gèle à tout moment pendant le webinaire, essayez de « rafraîchir ».
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· Toutes questions reçues seront lues et répondues à haute voix par un représentant du CRSNG à la fin de la session.

 

 

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

**PLEASE NOTE THE SHORT DEADLINE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY**

Please forward this email to all faculty members who engage in research related to geo-mapping for energy and minerals.

The Natural Resources of Canada recently announced a Call for Proposals for the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program.  A summary is provided below. 

Objectives
To support the development of innovative approaches and tools that facilitate the use of GEM data and knowledge by Northerners, enabling the use of modern regional geoscience knowledge to enhance northern knowledge capacity and to inform northern decision-making

Key activities of the GEM program consist of:

•    Collected new field data, applying modern techniques in airborne geophysics and using cutting-edge geochemistry methods;
•    Using state of the art geological science and technologies to document geological structures, create new maps, and develop geological models and regional frameworks;
•    Making the data, maps and knowledge available via the Internet to decision-makers ranging from government and community agencies, to industry and land-use planners;
•    Collaborating with Northern institutions to develop innovative approaches and tools that facilitate the use of GEM data and knowledge by Northerners; and,
•    Engaging communities and local governments to participate in field projects.

Value
Up to $75K

Duration
Projects must be completed by September 30, 2019

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

To apply for a grant, eligible applicants must complete and submit the attached proposal form.

For further information on this program and how to apply, please visit the following links:
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/resources/federal-programs/geomapping-energy-minerals/18215
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/resources/federal-programs/geomapping-energy-minerals/19900

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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 researchers in your unit.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for The NSERC PromoScience Program.  This program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology).

Objective
To support hands-on learning experiences for young students and their science teachers.  Grants may be used to cover improvements to program content or delivery, as well as for new programs and activities.  Grants can also be used to cover operational costs such as salaries, travel, postage, materials and supplies, provided that they relate to the promotion of science and engineering.

Value
Up to $50K

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – September 1, 2017
Submission to agency – September 15, 2017 by 8:00pm (ET)

For complete details on the PromoScience Program and application process, please consult the following links:

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Promoter-Promotion/PromoScience-PromoScience/About-Apropos_eng.asp
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Promoter-Promotion/PromoScience-PromoScience/CallApplication-AppelDemande_eng.asp
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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 August 06, 2017 to August 12, 2017


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

Please pass this information on to all York University faculty members in your unit.

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute recently announced a Call for Applications for its Research and Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant programs.  A summary is provided below.

Research Grant

Objectives
To support new and ongoing collaborations between SICI’s Canadian and Indian member institutions that promote mobility and capacity building among faculty members and researchers. 

Value
$5, 000 per project

Duration
Grants must be fully utilized between November 11, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Deadlines
Submission to the ORS – September 6, 2017
Submission to the agency – September 20, 2017 by 11:00pm MST

Please consult the following web page for additional details, guidelines and application requirements:
http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/Shastri-Research-Grant/

Travel Subsidy Grant

Objectives
To assist faculty members with travel subsidies to participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and academic meetings in India or Canada with a view to establishing institutional and scholarly linkages.

Value
Up to $1,000 to support the scholar’s international airfare (economy class)

Duration
Not stated

Deadlines
Submission to the ORS – September 1, 2017
Submission to the agency – September 18, 2017 by 11:00pm MST

Please consult the following web page for additional details, guidelines and application requirements:
http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/shastri-scholar-travel-subsidy-grant-sstsg/

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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
             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 climate change.

The Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) recently announced a joint research competition on research topics of mutual interest to both provinces.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives 

  • To develop solutions to agri-food issues shared by Quebec and Ontario
  • To encourage partnerships between Quebec and Ontario researchers
  • To enhance graduate student training through internships in the cooperating province

Research Priorities
The focus of this Call is on climate change. Proposals are solicited that will generate new knowledge and/or technologies in the following areas:

  • Research to evaluate climate change impact on soil health and develop best practices
  • Research to determine climate change impacts on food processing and food safety including development of adaption and mitigation strategies

Value
Up to $250,000 per project (to be shared equally between an Ontario and Quebec applicant)

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent to ORS– September 6, 2017
Submission of Letter of Intent to agency – September 20, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. EST
Submission of Full Proposal to ORS – 10 working days before submission to agency
Submission of Full Proposal to agency (by invitation only) – To be determined

Complete RFP details can be found by consulting the following link:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/research/onqc_research/index.html#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.

 

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

Please pass this information on to all York University faculty members in your unit.

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute recently announced a Call for Applications for the Shastri Faculty Training and Internationalization Grants (SFTIG).  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

The SFTIG grants will:

  • support capacity building of the faculty members as well as internationalization of curriculum/teaching methodologies in the participating institutions
  • allow Canadian and Indian faculty members to travel to universities of the other country upon invitation to work on receiving/delivering capacity building training in areas such as teaching-learning pedagogy, course or curriculum development and other areas identified by the host institution

Value
$5, 000 per project

Duration
Grants must be fully utilized between November 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Deadlines
Submission to the ORS – September 7, 2017
Submission to the agency – September 21, 2017 by 11:00pm MST

Please consult the following web page for additional details, guidelines and application requirements:
http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/faculty-training-and-internationalization-program-fti-2017-18/
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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 faculty members who engage in research related to English language learning and teaching.

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) recently announced a Call for Proposals for the TOEFL® English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program.  Please see below for further details.

Objective
To enable practitioners to become involved in ETS’s efforts to promote English language learning and to support education and professional development for English-language teachers worldwide through ETS’s assessments and services.

The main objectives are:

  • To provide language teachers who have direct contact with English learners in classrooms with opportunities to conduct and collaborate in research
  • To accumulate additional information about the effectiveness of using TOEFL test scores for decision making in various contexts
  • To build a better understanding of the complex relationships among learner characteristics, English language learning environment and learning outcomes

The specific goal for the program this year is to compile data from diverse language learning contexts and to summarize these data in order to better understand the complexities of English language learning and teaching.

Value and Duration
US $5,000 – $10,000.  The exact amount of funding will be commensurate with the scope of the particular research project after determining the duration of the instructional period, the frequency of test administrators, the number of students tested, and the amount of other performance data collected.

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – September 15, 2017
Submission to agency – September 30, 2017
 
For further details on this opportunity, please visit the following link:
https://www.ets.org/toefl/grants/el_researcher_practitioner_grant

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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 July 30, 2017 to August 05, 2017


Dear Member of the Ontario Innovation Ecosystem,

I am pleased to let you know that Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) continues to help build the province’s strength in the growing cybersecurity fintech sector with a new pilot program to be delivered on behalf of the Government of Ontario.

The Cybersecurity Fintech Innovation Pilot Program (CFIPP) is a one-year, $7.8-million initiative funded by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) and delivered by OCE in collaboration with the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA).

The program will accelerate the growth of cybersecurity start-up/scale-up companies (small- and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs, with less than 500 employees) in Ontario by partnering with financial institutions (FIs) seeking innovative solutions to cybersecurity challenges, and by providing them with high-quality cybersecurity talent from Ontario’s publicly-funded colleges and universities.

CFIPP has two streams. Stream 1 consists of Technology Development and Demonstration Projects, while Stream 2 focuses on Talent Development.

Partnering Forum

In order to facilitate potential partnerships between start-ups/scale-ups and FIs, OCE will host a partnering forum on September 28 to bring together potential collaborators for Technology Development and Demonstration projects. Details on how to register for the partnering forum will be sent in a follow-up communication.

Driving Growth

By accelerating the growth of cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups, CFIPP will catalyze the early adoption of innovative technologies, engage the Ontario innovation ecosystem in demonstrating innovative products and services that drive economic growth and identify, attract and retain Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) with skills in cybersecurity for the province’s robust finance sector.

For more information on the Cybersecurity Fintech Innovation Pilot Program, please contact Elizabeth Chak, Business Development Manager, OCE, at 416.861.1092 ext. 1037 or elizabeth.chak@oce-ontario.org.

We ask that you share this news among your diverse networks.

 

Best regards,

 

Dr. Tom Corr
President and CEO

Ontario Centres of Excellence

325 Front Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, ON  M5V 2Y1
t:416.861.1092 * 1.866.759.6014 * f:416.971.7164
www.oce-ontario.org

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

(Distribution list: University and College Research Grants Officers)

This is to inform you that the Government of Canada is seeking input on their discussion paper on the federal review of the environmental and regulatory processes. A public comment period on the discussion paper is currently underway until August 28, 2017 at Canada.ca/environmentalreviews.

Drawn from extensive consultations, Expert Panel reports and Parliamentary studies conducted over the past 12 months, this paper outlines potential reforms to rebuild trust and modernize Canada’s environmental and regulatory processes, including a review of: the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, the National Energy Board Act, the Fisheries Act, and the Navigation Protection Act.

The proposed approach outlined in the discussion paper is based on the guiding principles of early, inclusive and meaningful public engagement, Indigenous partnerships, and timely decisions based on the best available science and Indigenous knowledge.

We therefore invite you to inform your research community of this ongoing consultation and to invite them to provide their input.

This email is for information only; please direct your questions or comments through the link provided above.

Cordially,

 

Diane.Charles@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

350 Albert Street, Ottawa ON  K1A 1H5 | 350, rue Albert, Ottawa ON  K1A 1H5

Telephone | Téléphone | 613-996-7559

www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca | www.crsng-nserc.gc.ca 

 

SSHRC will be holding a series of webinars for applicants and research administrators on upcoming competitions. 

The webinars will be held via Adobe Connect at the following times:

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?

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For any questions, please contact us by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976

Tim Wilson, PhD
Executive Director | Directeur exécutif
Research Grants and Partnerships Division | Division des subventions de recherche et des partenariats

Research Programs | Programmes de recherche
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
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             FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
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             APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this email to faculty members who conduct research in the area of cancer biotherapeutics.

Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment (BioCanRx) recently announced a Call for Proposals to all investigators located at Canadian institutions eligible to received peer-reviewed funding from the three federal research-granting councils (CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC).  Please see below for further details.

Objective
To improve outcomes for cancer patients by accelerating the development of cost-effective and curative biotherapies.

LOIs are now being accepted for the following four research programs:

1) Clinical Trials Program

  • Provides financial support for the clinical evaluation in Canada of novel biotherapeutic products and platforms that have been substantially developed in Canada.  The program is focused on clinical trials using biotherapeutics, including but not limited to: oncolytic viruses, immune cell therapies, and therapeutic antibodies, either as mono-therapies or in combination.

  2) Enabling Studies Program

  • Provides financial support and resources for GMP manufacturing and process development, GLP assay development and studies required to position biotherapeutic products or platforms for their translation to clinical testing.

3)    Catalyst Program

  • Provides financial support for short-term, collaborative projects that have clear deliverables and will either result in an application to one of the other two BioCanRx programs, or will generate tools or methodologies that may be used by numerous BioCanRx members.

4)    Clinical, Social and Economic Impact (CSEI) Program

  • To provide financial support for the implementation or application of research methodologies, tools or assets to identify gaps and advance solutions in the uptake of BioCanRx cancer biotherapeutics and companion technologies by receptors, including cancer patients, health-care delivery systems, commercial partners and health-care markets.

Value
Catalyst Project – $200K

All other funding programs can have flexible budget requests. Investigators are expected to put forward focused projects with milestones and deliverables to support the project, along with a budget request that is appropriate for the activity.  Enabling applications tend to be awarded in the $300K – $500K range, Clinical Trials in the $450K – $750K range, and CSEI projects in the $300K – $400K range.  Please see guidelines for additional information.

Duration
All projects must aim to be completed by March 31, 2020.  Given this time constraint, it is unlikely that new clinical trial projects will be funded in the next call for proposals, unless the trial is of a small pilot scale and the applicant(s) can convincingly demonstrate feasibility of completion of the study by March 31, 2020.

Deadlines
Submission of LOI to ORS – October 18, 2017
Submission of LOI to agency – November 1, 2017, by 11:59am EST
Submission of full application to ORS – 10 working days before submission to the agency
Submission of full application to agency –  Application deadline anticipated for mid-February
 
For further details on this opportunity, please visit the following link:
https://biocanrx.com/research/research-program/research-funding/application-process-and-instructions
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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 July 16, 2017 to July 22, 2017


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

**PLEASE NOTE THE SHORT DEADLINE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY**

Please forward this email to all York University faculty members in your Unit.

Grand Challenges Canada is now accepting grant proposals for Round 9 of the Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH), an initiative to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact™ from the best and brightest talent, both in low-and middle-income countries and in Canada, to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to save and improve lives in low- and middle-income countries through improved reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To support innovators in eligible low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) and Canada, to address inequalities and catalyze scale, sustainability and impact
  • To support Bold Ideas for Big Impact on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health from innovators in eligible countries (as outlined in Section 4.1 of the Request for Proposals document)
  • To seek bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health are addressed in low- and middle-income countries.
  • To seek bold ideas that can easily be implemented in LMIC that focus on RMNCH, including those that yield positive early childhood experiences that contribute to the health and well-being of all children around the world
  • To seek proposals that are bold, innovative, transformational and ‘outside-the-box’, and must have the potential to make a substantial, equitable impact on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health through one or more of the following pathways:
    • Improve use of essential health services and development services, including sexual and reproductive health services;
    • Prevent, manage and treat communicable and non-communicable diseases; and
    • Improve the use of early childhood development services.

Note for Canadian applicants: It is mandatory for all applicants from Canada to have a collaborator based in an eligible country other than Canada.  (See section 4.1 of the Request for Proposals document).

Value
Up to $100,000 CAD

Duration
Up to 12-18 months. 

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – July 27, 2017
Submission to agency – August 3, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. ET

For further information on this funding opportunity and application instructions, please visit the following web site:

http://www.grandchallenges.ca/funding-opportunities/

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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.

 

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 researchers who engage in gender equity research.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)) is accepting applications to its Gender Programme which offers grants to help member universities to meet the costs of organizing workshops promoting gender equity.  A summary is provided below.

Objective

  • To offer grants to help member universities organize workshops which advance gender equity.

Suitable workshop topics include (but not limited to):

  • gender mainstreaming in universities
  • addressing sexual and gender-based harassment and violence on campus
  • gender considerations in research
  • women in leadership
  • women in science and research

Value
Up to GBP 1,000

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

For additional details and how to apply, please consult the following link:
https://www.acu.ac.uk/focus-areas/gender-programme/gender-workshop-grants

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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.
 

 

Attention York researchers: CIHR wants to hear your stories

CIHR wants to hear from you: Tell them about your research in 150 words

As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)  would like to feature your work in a showcase of the life-changing research being conducted right here in Canada. They will use your story to create a crowd-sourced digital storybook of health researchers from across the country.

How you can get involved

CIHR would like you to tell them about your research in around 150 words. Why did you go into health research in the first place? What are you and your lab working on? What health problem(s) are you tackling? What new scientific knowledge are you creating? From discovery science and clinical research to strengthening the health care system and examining the social determinants of health – CIHR wants to hear about the exciting projects you’re working on.

We hope you’ll consider participating in this celebration of Canada’s health researchers during our country’s big year.

All set? Share your story now.

_____________________________________________________
Megan Mueller    Manager, Research Communications

Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation

YORK UNIVERSITY
Kaneff Tower – 5th Floor 4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON Canada M3J 1P4
T 416.736.2100 ext 21069
muellerm@yorku.ca

blog: www.research.info.yorku.ca
Twitter: @YUResearch  

To:    DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS

         FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS

         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

The Office of Research Services will be hosting the “Ask Me Anything” webinar with Adrian Mota, Acting Vice President, Competition Management.  The webinar will take place on July 27th at 1:30pm in room 901 of the Kaneff Tower.

CIHR recently announced changes to its Project Grant and Foundation Grant competitions. To discuss these changes and to provide clarification, Adrian Mota is inviting the research community to join a live discussion on Thursday, July 27 from 1:30-2:30pm (EDT). The full hour will be dedicated to answering questions from participants (in French or English), and Adrian will respond to as many questions as possible during the time allotted. The session will also be recorded and posted on CIHR’s website at a later date.

Registration is required to participate in this webinar.  Please feel free to join ORS in 910 Kaneff or register online and participate from your own personal computer. Space is limited to 300 participants.

Please forward this invitation to anyone who may be interested in joining the discussion.

 

 

 

Week of July 09,  2017 to July 15, 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 July 26th at 12noon in room 901 Kaneff Tower.  Please join us on July 26th or feel free to connect from your personal computer on the 26th or any of the other dates listed below:

CIHR’s webinars will be conducted on the WebEx web conferencing platform. To register, click the link of the session you would like to attend. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email that will include all information required to join the session, including a direct link to the session and the session password.

In advance of the webinar, please ensure that:

  1. You have access to a computer with speakers in order to hear the presenters. (A chat feature will enable you to provide written input and/or questions during the session.)
  2. You test your computer for its ability to join the WebEx session, which may be through Java or a temporary WebEx application. If you experience technical difficulties, please view this short tutorial on YouTube.
  3. You have reviewed the Project Grant: Fall 2017 Applicant eLearning Module and the competition’s core text-based reference materials.

Additional information is available at: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45096.html

 

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 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

 

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 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

 

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 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

 

(An English version follows)

 

Chers/Chères collègues,

L’Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme (ILOB) de l’Université d’Ottawa agit à titre de « Point de contact national » pour le Centre européen pour les langues vivantes (CELV) du Conseil de l’Europe, et pour coordonner la nomination de participants canadiens à des projets et ateliers organisés par le CELV à Graz en Autriche. C’est dans ce contexte que je vous écris aujourd’hui.

Appel à nomination

Dans le cadre du cinquième Programme à moyen terme du CELV (2016-2019) Les langues au cœur des apprentissages, nous avons reçu l’Appel à nomination de participants pour l’Atelier n°4 /2017 (16-17 novembre 2017) « Développer la conscience linguistique dans les matières scolaires » (Développer la conscience linguistique dans les matières scolaires). L’Appel à nomination à cet Atelier est constitué des documents suivants que vous trouverez ci-joints: lettre circulaire, formulaire de nomination, ainsi que la description des conditions spécifiques pour participer à cet Atelier. Les documents ci-joints sont en français et en anglais, et les langues de travail pour cet atelier sont le français et l’anglais, avec interprétation simultanée. Pour consulter le dépliant du Programme 2016-2019, veuillez vous référer au lien suivant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Je vous invite à consulter le résumé de ce projet, ainsi que les documents en pièces jointes, et nous indiquer par retour de courriel si vous désirez recommander un participant de votre institution à cet atelier. Prière de noter que les frais de voyage et de séjour devront être pris en charge par votre institution (environ 3 000$).

 

La date limite pour les nominations à l’Atelier n°4/2017 (16-17 novembre 2017) est le 4 septembre 2017. Pour votre information, Mme Susan Ballinger, Professeure adjointe du Département d’études intégrées en éducation (DISE) de l’Université McGill, agit à titre de partenaire associée au projet « Développer la conscience linguistique dans les matières scolaires » (Développer la conscience linguistique dans les matières scolaires).

                                                                                                                                                                       

Je vous remercie de votre collaboration et vous demande de communiquer avec moi si vous désirez recommander un participant à ces ateliers, ou bien pour tout autre renseignement.

 

Bien cordialement,

 

Nikolay Slavkov

 

Nikolay Slavkov, Ph.D.
https://olbi.uottawa.ca/about/academic-staff/slavkov-nikolay
Professeur agrégé | Associate Professor
Directeur, Centre canadien d’études et de recherche en bilinguisme et aménagement linguistique (CCERBAL) |

Director, Canadian Centre for Studies and Research in Bilingualism and Language Planning

Rédacteur, Cahiers de l’ILOB | Editor, OLBI Working Papers
Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme (ILOB) | Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI)
Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa

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Dear Colleagues:

 

The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI)  of the University of Ottawa acts as the « National Contact Point » for the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) of the Council of Europe in Canada, and coordinates the nomination of Canadian participants to projects and workshops held at the ECML in Graz, Austria. It is in this context that I am writing to you today.

 

Call for nomination

 

In the context of its fifth medium-term Programme (2016-2019) Languages at the heart of learning, we have received a Call for nomination of participants for the Workshop No. 4/2017 (16-17 November 2017)Developing language awareness in subject classes” (Developing language awareness in subject classes). The Call for nomination for this Workshop comprises of the following documents which are attached: circular letter, nomination form, and a description outlining the conditions specific to the Workshop. The documents are in French and in English, and the two working languages for this project are English and French, with simultaneous interpretation. To consult the 2016-2019 Programme brochure, please refer to the following link.

                                                                                                                                                                                                

I invite you to consult the abstract of the project, as well as the attached documents, and let us know if your institution would like to recommend a participant to this Workshop. Please note that your institution will have to cover the travel and accommodation costs of the participant (approximately $3000).

 

The deadline for nomination for the Workshop No. 4/2017 (16-17/11/2017) is September 4, 2017. For your information, Ms. Susan Ballinger, Assistant Professor at the McGill University’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), will act as an associate partner to the project “Developing language awareness in subject classes” (Developing language awareness in subject classes).

                                 

I thank you for your cooperation and I would ask you to contact me, should you wish to recommend a participant to these Workshops, or if you require additional information.

 

Best regards,

 

Nikolay Slavkov

 

Nikolay Slavkov, Ph.D.
https://olbi.uottawa.ca/about/academic-staff/slavkov-nikolay

Professeur agrégé | Associate Professor
Directeur, Centre canadien d’études et de recherche en bilinguisme et aménagement linguistique (CCERBAL) |

Director, Canadian Centre for Studies and Research in Bilingualism and Language Planning

Rédacteur, Cahiers de l’ILOB | Editor, OLBI Working Papers
Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme (ILOB) | Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI)

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Call for nominations 2017
CRLCC Best Student Paper Contest

Deadline: August 31, 2017

Every year the CRLCC holds a best student paper competition, aimed at recognizing student research excellence. The award is given to one undergraduate and one graduate paper written as part of a course at York University. The paper should be on a subject related to one of the three CRLCC research clusters:

– Language ecology and planning.

– Language contact, variation, and change.

– Translation and interpreting.

To be considered for the competition, papers should be nominated by a faculty member who will submit a letter of nomination to the following e-mail address: crlc_crcl@glendon.yorku.ca

Nominees should fill out the contest submission form and submit it along with an electronic copy of the paper by email at the following address:  crlc_crcl@glendon.yorku.ca All paper submissions will undergo a blind review by a selection committee.

To apply click here: Best paper contest submission form CRLCC

The contest winner will receive a certificate of recognition and will be invited to present her/his paper at a CRLCC research event and/or have the paper published on the CRLCC website.

Appel à nomination 2017
Concours du CRCLC de la meilleure dissertation étudiante

Date d’échéance: 31 août, 2017

Chaque année, le CRCLC organise le concours de la meilleure dissertation étudiante dans le but de promouvoir l’excellence en matière de recherche étudiante. Le CRCLC remet une récompense pour une dissertation rédigée dans le cadre d’un cours de premier cycle et une autre pour une dissertation rédigée dans le cadre d’un cours de cycle supérieur à l’université de York. Le sujet de la dissertation doit porter sur un des trois axes de recherche du CRCLC:

– Écologie des langues et aménagement linguistique.

– Changement, variation et contact des langues.

– Traduction et interprétation.

Pour entrer en compétition, toute dissertation doit être sélectionnée par un membre du corps professoral qui rédigera une lettre de recommandation. Les lettres de recommandation doivent être envoyées à crlc_crcl@glendon.yorku.ca.Les candidats désignés devront remplir le formulaire d’inscription au concours, puis le soumettre avec la copie électronique de leur dissertation, à crlc_crcl@glendon.yorku.ca.Toutes les candidatures seront étudiées de façon anonyme par un comité de sélection.

Remplisez le formulaire ici: Meilleure dissertation étudiante CRCLC

La gagnante ou le gagnant du concours recevra un certificat de reconnaissance et pourra, s’il le souhaite, présenter son travail lors d’un évènement du CRCLC et/ou sur le site internet du CRCLC.

 

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Please forward this message to all York University researchers.
 
The Office of Research Services (ORS) will be closed on Monday, 14 August 2017 for a divisional retreat. If you have any applications for research funding that are due on Monday, 14 August 2017, please submit a complete hardcopy as well as a completed and fully signed ORS Checklist to ORS no later than 9:00am on Thursday, 10 August 2017. No one will be available to process or sign applications on Monday, 14 August 2017. ORS will re-open at 8:30am on Tuesday, 15 August 2017.

 

An English message follows

Chaires de recherche Canada 150

Annoncé dans le budget fédéral de 2017, le Programme des chaires de recherche Canada 150 investit 117,6 millions de dollars pour rehausser la réputation du Canada en tant que centre mondial d’excellence en sciences, en recherche et en innovation, dans le but de souligner le 150e anniversaire du Canada.

Le Programme mise sur les succès obtenus au moyen des investissements fédéraux faits dans le Programme des chaires de recherche du Canada, le Programme des chaires d’excellence en recherche du Canada et le Fonds d’excellence en recherche Apogée Canada. Le Programme des chaires de recherche Canada 150 prévoit un investissement ponctuel qui permettra aux établissements d’enseignement canadiens d’attirer au Canada des universitaires et des chercheurs de premier plan qui sont en poste à l’étranger (y compris des Canadiens expatriés).

Les principaux objectifs du Programme sont les suivants :

  • accroître la capacité de recherche du Canada en recrutant et en maintenant en poste au Canada des universitaires et des chercheurs de premier plan qui sont en poste à l’étranger;
  • rehausser la réputation du Canada en tant que centre mondial d’excellence en sciences, en recherche et en innovation;
  • améliorer la capacité des établissements d’enseignement de produire de nouvelles connaissances et de les appliquer;
  • améliorer la formation et le perfectionnement d’un personnel de recherche hautement qualifié

Le calendrier de ce programme est extrêmement court. L’inscription est due le 18 août, avec des demandes prêtes à être soumises pour le 15 septembre.

 

Compte tenu de ces critères, les membres du corps professoral sont encouragées à considérer les candidats potentiels qui peuvent profiter de cette opportunité.

 

Nous vous demandons de fournir le nom de votre candidat potentiel et la valeur correspondante de la chaire de recherche proposée à Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, Vice-principale à la recherche et aux études supérieures (APRGS@glendon.yorku.ca).

 

Pour plus de renseignements sur le programme veuillez consulter les documents ci-joints.

Une initiative interorganismes

Le Programme des chaires de recherche Canada 150 est une initiative conjointe du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH), du Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie et des Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada. Il est administré par le Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements, qui partage les locaux du CRSH.

 

Engagement à l’égard de l’équité, de la diversité et de l’inclusion

Les travaux de recherche menés au Canada se doivent d’être plus équitables, plus diversifiés et plus inclusifs si l’on souhaite produire des résultats caractérisés par l’excellence, l’innovation et l’impact, lesquels sont nécessaires pour saisir les occasions qui se présentent et relever des défis mondiaux. C’est pourquoi le Programme s’engage à respecter les politiques fédérales de non-discrimination et d’équité en matière d’emploi.

Toutes les pratiques de recrutement des titulaires de chaire doivent être ouvertes, transparentes et équitables. L’équité et la diversité seront largement prises en compte dans le cadre du concours, afin de répondre aux attentes du gouvernement du Canada qui voudrait voir un groupe de titulaires de chaire plus diversifié. Les établissements sont également tenus de garantir un accès équitable aux possibilités offertes au sein même des équipes associées à une chaire.

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Canada 150 Research Chairs

The Canada 150 Research Chairs Program, announced in Budget 2017, invests $117.6 million to enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The program builds on the successes achieved through other federal investments in the Canada Research Chairs Program, the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program and the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. It provides Canadian universities with a one-time investment to attract top-tier, internationally based scholars and researchers (including Canadian expatriates) to Canada.

The program’s key objectives are to:

  • strengthen Canada’s research capacity through the recruitment and retention of top-tier, internationally based scholars and researchers;
  • enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence;
  • improve universities’ capacity to generate and apply new knowledge; and
  • improve the training and development of highly qualified research personnel.

 

 

The timeline for this program is extremely short. Registration is due on August 18, with full applications due September 15. We anticipate that the identity of the nominee must be known by the registration date; however, this has yet to be confirmed by program staff. It is certain however that the identity of the nominee must be known by the September 15 deadline.

With these criteria in mind, Faculties are encouraged to consider potential nominees who can take advantage of this unique opportunity. In particular, recent foreign candidates who might reconsider accepting a position at York contingent upon their nomination for a Canada 150 Research Chair.

 

I would ask that you provide any potential nominee’s name and corresponding value of the proposed research chair to Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, Associate Principal, Research & Graduate Studies (APRGS@glendon.yorku.ca).

For more information about Canada 150 Research chairs, please see the documents attached.

A tri-agency initiative:

The program is a tri-agency initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. It is administered by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, which is housed within SSHRC.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to creating the excellent, innovative and impactful research necessary to seize opportunities and for responding to global challenges. As such, the program is committed to the federal government’s policies on non-discrimination and employment equity.

All institutions’ practices for recruiting chairs are expected to be open, transparent and equitable. Equity and diversity will be given strong consideration in the competition, consistent with the Government of Canada’s expectations for a diverse set of awardees. Institutions are also required to ensure equitable access to opportunities available within the research teams that the program will establish.

Information Note – Canada 150 Research

Chairs C150 FAQs Final July 4 – EN

C150 – Registration Form

C150 FAQs Final July 4 – FR

C150 – Formulaire d’inscription

Overview of C150 Program

Overview of C150 Program – FR

Memo – Canada 150 Research Chairs

Bonjour

Vous trouverez ci-joint le mémo et documents correspondants du VPRI au sujet du concours de Chaires de recherche York 2017/2018. Notez que Glendon aura une sélection interne en avance de la date limite du VPRI. Si vous êtes intéressé à soumettre votre candidature pour une Chaire de recherche York, veuillez remplir le formulaire de mise en candidature, Phase 1: Glendon (ci-joint) et le soumettre eléctroniquement avec les pièces jointes correspondants à la Vice-principale à la recherche et aux études supérieures  (aprgs@glendon.yorku.ca), avec copie à research@glendon.yorku.ca and rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca. La date limite pour le concours interne est le 4 septembre.

 

Please see attached for the VPRI memo and corresponding documents regarding the 2017/2018 York Research Chairs Competition. Note that Glendon will hold an internal adjudication in advance of the VPRI deadline. If you are interested in submitting your file for a York Research Chair, please complete the Glendon Round 1 Application Form (also attached) and submit it electronically, along with the corresponding attachments to the Associate Principal Academic and Graduate Studies (aprgs@glendon.yorku.ca), with a copy to research@glendon.yorku.ca and rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca. The deadline for the internal competition is September 4.

Reagan

CRY Formulaire de Candidature Glendon 2017-18

YRC Launch Memo 2017-18

YRC Guidelines 2017-18

YRC Full Nomination Form 2017-18

YRC Application Form Glendon 2017-18

YRC NOI Form 2017-18

 

Week of June 30, 2017 to July 05, 2017


 

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

Please forward this email to researchers in your unit.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is inviting nominations for the NSERC Prizes- Science Promotion Awards program.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To honour people and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public; and
  • To recognize, support and encourage outstanding science promoters.

Science promotion could include activities such as:

  • organizing science camps, fairs, clubs or programs with youth organizations;
  • creating new learning materials;
  • developing science and engineering related co-op programs or job shadowing initiatives
  • arranging demonstrations, visits and lectures;
  • writing books and articles;
  • creating radio or television programs;
  • generating public involvement through multi-media programs.

Value
Individual recipients will receive a $10,000 award and group recipients will receive a $25,000 award.

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Nominations due at ORS – August 18, 2017
Nominations due at agency – September 1, 2017

For complete details on the Science Promotion Award and application process, please consult the following links:

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/SciencePromotion-PromotionScience/Nomination-Nomination_eng.asp

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/SciencePromotion-PromotionScience/About-Apropos_eng.asp

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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
         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 in order to gain access to the spreadsheet.
 
https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+June+27+2017/d1ac3ac0-6058-4e27-a9fb-9e3862eea61b

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

 

Bonjour,

 

Vous trouverez ci-joint le mémo et documents correspondants du VPRI au sujet du concours de Chaires de recherche York 2017/2018. Notez que Glendon aura une sélection interne en avance de la date limite du VPRI. Si vous êtes intéressé à soumettre votre candidature pour une Chaire de recherche York, veuillez remplir le formulaire de mise en candidature, Phase 1: Glendon (ci-joint) et le soumettre eléctroniquement avec les pièces jointes correspondants à la Vice-principale à la recherche et aux études supérieures  (aprgs@glendon.yorku.ca), avec copie à research@glendon.yorku.ca and rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca. La date limite pour le concours interne est le 4 septembre.

 

Please see attached for the VPRI memo and corresponding documents regarding the 2017/2018 York Research Chairs Competition. Note that Glendon will hold an internal adjudication in advance of the VPRI deadline. If you are interested in submitting your file for a York Research Chair, please complete the Glendon Round 1 Application Form (also attached) and submit it electronically, along with the corresponding attachments to the Associate Principal Academic and Graduate Studies (aprgs@glendon.yorku.ca), with a copy to research@glendon.yorku.ca and rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca. The deadline for the internal competition is September 4.

Reagan

CRY Formulaire de Candidature Glendon 2017-18

YRC Launch Memo 2017-18

YRC Guidelines 2017-18

YRC Full Nomination Form 2017-18

YRC Application Form Glendon 2017-18

YRC NOI Form 2017-18

 

 

 

 

…………………………………………………….
Reagan Brown, MA
Agente de recherche | Research Officer
Pavillon York B219 | B219 York Hall
Collège Universitaire Glendon, Université York | Glendon College, York University
(416) 487-6829
rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca

Week of June 23, 2017 to June 29, 2017


 

To:        DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
             FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
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Please forward this email to all York University faculty members who engage in food safety research.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) recently issued a Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for its Food Safety Research Program 2017/2018 to enhance food safety in Ontario through innovative research.

Objectives 

  • To support the OMAF and MRA Emergency Management research theme, which seeks to lessen the frequency and impact of agri-food emergencies.
  • To fund demand-driven research that has ready receptors in policy, programs or the marketplace.

Program outcomes include:

  • New or enhanced technologies that support the agri-food industry and government regulatory and laboratory programs
  • New information about emerging food hazards and contaminants
  • New strategies to reduce, eliminate or otherwise manage food safety risks

Research Priorities
Proposals are solicited that will generate new knowledge and/or technologies in the following areas:

  • Pathway Analysis
  • Detection and surveillance
  • Prevention and control of disease

Value
Up to $150,000

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
ORS deadline for Letters of Intent: Friday, August 4, 2017
Agency deadline for Letters of Intent – Monday, August 21, 2017 by 11:59am EST
Full Application (by invitation only) – OMAFRA will notify all applicants of their LOI status. The deadline for the full application submission to the agency has not yet been determined.

Pre-submission Consultation
This consultation will provide an overview of the research program and the Research Management System (RMS) on-line application system. There will also be time for questions.  The consultation will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 1:30 – 3:00pm in the Conference Centre (Room 1) at 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario. You can attend the consultation in person or by webinar. To register, please contact Krista Kapitan, krista.kapitan@ontario.ca.

Complete details can be found by consulting the following link:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/research/foodsafety/fsresearchprogram.html

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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 the final submission date.

 

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

Correction: Please note, applications should be submitted directly to the Community Engagement Centre and not to the Office of Research Services.

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

The York U-TD Community Engagement Centre (CEC) is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the 2017/2018 Community Engagement Catalyst Grants. These grants are designed to support creative and innovative collaborations between community partners and York University.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To support the University’s commitment to build a more engaged university by facilitating mutually-beneficial collaborations between York University and the Black Creek community
  • to provide start-up funding for innovative collaborations.  Pilot projects are welcome but for those projects that plan to continue, alternate sources of ongoing funding will need to be identified
  • to support a project that involves at least one community (Black Creek) partner working together with one York University partner

Value
One-time project start-up funding up to a maximum of $10,000.  Most grants will be approximately $5,000 or less.

Duration
Project must be completed by March 31, 2018

Deadline
Submission to CEC – September 4, 2017

For detailed information on this funding opportunity, please see attached document.

Catalyst Grant Criteria 2017-2018 Final

 

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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 York University faculty members in your unit.

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Call for Proposals for the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF). A summary is provided below.

Objectives

The purpose of OHCRIF is to support research and innovation projects that identify better ways to help people prepare for, return to or keep employment and become productive participants in the labour force. OHCRIF is funded through the Canada-Ontario Labour Market Development Agreement and is used to improve knowledge in the areas of postsecondary education, training, labour market, and employment.

This is an open Call for Proposals that will provide funding for academic researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and non-faculty postsecondary researchers affiliated with publicly-assisted postsecondary institutions in Ontario; researchers affiliated with public or non-profit organizations in Ontario; PhD students; and other researchers affiliated with research firms or organizations.

MAESD will accept applications for projects on the following research themes:

  • Skills and return on investment
  • Postsecondary education (PSE) and training policies
  • Labour market programs, policy and service delivery
  • Labour market impacts of transformative technology
  • Equitable access to postsecondary education and training

Value and Duration
Synthesis Projects Up to $25,000

Inquiry Projects Up to $50,000

Doctoral Projects Up to $15,000

Final reports due on or before March 31, 2018

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Impact Projects Up to $50,000 (annually for up to three years)

First-year reports due on or before March 31, 2018

Deadline
ORS Deadline: July 28 2017

Agency Deadline: August 11 2017

 

For more information on this opportunity, please consult the following link:

http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/programs/ohcrif.html

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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 June 18, 2017 to June 22, 2017


 

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

Please distribute the following message widely to all researchers in the social sciences and humanities.

The Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) recently announced a new funding opportunity: Partnership Engage Grants.  These grants are being 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: September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 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

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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 if an ORS review is requested, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

Dear Associate Dean Graduate,

As a reminder, the next posting deadline for CUPE 3903 Unit 3 is scheduled for July 1st (for those positions that are scheduled to begin on September 1st).  Below is the language that is set out in the CUPE 3903 Unit 3 collective agreement, Article 10.03:

_____________________________
Postings

Except as otherwise provided in the Collective Agreement, all positions in Unit 3 shall be electronically posted by the hiring unit on a site accessible to employees and the Union. The following posted deadlines shall apply other than in exceptional circumstances:

July 1st for positions scheduled to begin in September;
November 1st for positions scheduled to begin in January; and
March 1st for positions scheduled to begin in May.

GAship postings shall be clearly labelled as Unit 3 and shall identify:
(i)   the duties, responsibilities and tasks;
(ii)   reasonable qualifications of the position;
(iii)  the number of hours of the GAship;
(iv)  the start and end date of the GAship;
(v)   application deadline

Postings shall indicate whether priority in the assignment will be given to applicants for whom the position will partially or fully satisfy the applicant’s funding commitment from the University.

All applicants for these positions must complete an application form and submit a curriculum vitae, if required by the unit, for consideration by each hiring unit in which she seeks a position.

All appointments shall be made from among the applicants who meet the qualifications.

Hiring Units will make available a common application form or template (hard copy or electronic). 

____________________________

To further assist you and your Faculty through this process I have attached the current detail workflow process and posting template that can be distributed to programs/hiring units within your Faculty.  This information has not, at this time, been widely distributed to programs as we are leaving this to Faculty Dean’s Offices to coordinate within each Faculty.  FGS is happy to provide system training and/or assist in any part of the process as needed.   

As a reminder CUPE 3903 Unit 3 Graduate Assistantship budgets were established and approved by the Provost Office at the beginning of the fiscal year in consultation with each Faculty.  Should you need any clarification regarding the CUPE 3903 Unit 3 budget allocations for 2017-2018, please do not hesitate to contact me,

cheers,

MARIO VERRILLI Executive Officer
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Graduate Studies

YORK UNIVERSITY
230 York Lanes • 4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON • Canada M3J 1P3
T 647-688-8905 F 416.736.5592
mariov@yorku.ca
gradstudies.yorku.ca
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To:        DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
             FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS
             RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
             APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

**PLEASE NOTE THE SHORT DEADLINE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY**

Please forward this email to all York University health researchers.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is inviting pre-proposals for its Infectious Diseases Grant Program, Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH).  The program provides support to investigators at the assistant professor level to study infectious disease pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology. A summary is provided below. 

Objectives are to:
–    provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect;
–    support research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of these encounters: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones.

Eligibility
The ideal candidate is an accomplished investigator at the mid-to late-assistant professor level with an established record of independent research in a tenure-track position or its well-supported equivalent in non-tenure-offering departments.

Value
Up to $500,000

Duration
5 years

Deadlines
Submission of pre-proposal to ORS for review – June 30, 2017
Submission of pre-proposal to agency – July 14, 2017 4:00pm EDT
Submission of full application to ORS for review – November 1, 2017
Submission of full application to agency (by invitation only) – November 15, 2017 by 4:00pm, EST

For complete details on eligibility, the application process and application guidelines, please consult the following link:
https://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/infectious-diseases/investigators-in-pathogenesis-of-infectious-disease
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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 COORDINATOR

         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

 

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

 

The Canada Council for the Arts will be accepting nominations for its prestigious John G. Diefenbaker Award.  A summary is provided below.

 

Objective

The award enables distinguished German scholars in the humanities to conduct research in Canada and spend brief periods gaining further experience at American institutions.

 

Candidates may not apply for this award: they must be nominated by a department within a host university or research institute in Canada.

 

Value

Up to CDN $95,000

 

Duration

12 months

 

Deadlines

Submission to ORS – October 18, 2017

Submission to agency – November 1, 2017

 

For further information and application process, please consult the Canada Council’s website at:

http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/john-g-diefenbaker-award

 

 

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.

 

 Happy Monday everyone!

Student Financial Services is pleased to announce the call for position requests for Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Research at York (RAY) program.   

The Research at York (RAY) Program is a strategic, collaborative initiative developed by the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Student Financial Services within the portfolio of the University Registrar that enhances the research culture of the university and the undergraduate student academic experience.  It supports York’s University Academic Plan which has established both research and enhancing the student experience as critical priorities.   Through the RAY Program, paid opportunities are created for eligible undergraduate students to participate in research projects with faculty members and fellow students.

To be considered for this program, RAY position submissions must involve undergraduate students in research activities that will provide them with hands-on research experience and at the same time provide the faculty member with meaningful research support.

The job description(s)  should not exceed 400 words and must include the following:

  • Nature of the research project
  • Specific research activities the student(s) be engaged in
  • Type of research experience the student(s) will receive
  • Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities
  • The name of the supervising full-time faculty member

Examples of suitable research activities include (but are not limited to) the following.

  • Performing a literature search or bibliographical compilation
  • Understanding the difference between primary and secondary sources
  • Developing a compelling research proposal
  • Designing and trouble-shooting an experiment
  • Learning interview techniques or basic laboratory skills
  • Understanding data collection, visualization and analysis techniques
  • Applying statistical and error analyses, including through programming, and the

        importance of a control sample

  • Honing techniques in archival research, data mining and meta-analyses
  • Learning the dynamics associated with being part of a research team
  • Enhancing communication skills – oral and written – including conference presentations

        and manuscripts

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

The faculty member/administrator must create a separate job posting for each position they would like considered.  This is to ensure that each position is assigned a unique job id number.  The program allows for a maximum of 3 positions per full time faculty member.  Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be considered.

Information on how to post a job request can be found on the Employment Administrators website at http://sfs.yorku.ca/employment/.

The deadline date for entering your job request(s) is Friday, July 14, 2017.  Position decisions will be sent by email no later than Friday, August 4, 2017.

All questions/enquiries should be directed to raypost@yorku.ca

With regards,

Karen Warner
Manager, Scholarships and Bursaries

Week of June 11, 2017 to June 17, 2017


Hi everyone

Here is the most recent version of the worksheet that helps in the calculation of benefits cost when hiring research personnel.  I think it’s quite useful.   If you have any questions contact Karen Chu or myself .

Thank you,

Angela Zeno, BA, CPA,CGA
Manager,Research Accounting
York University
4747 Keele St.Toronto, ON
M3J 2N9
Tel: 416-736-5668
Fax: 416-736-5815
email: azeno@yorku.ca
benefit calculations fund 500 – Protected – Updated 2016-11-17

 

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 York University faculty members who engage in research related to employment and training in Ontario.

The Ontario Centre for Workforce (OCWI) Innovation recently launched several new research opportunities.  OCQI supports several research activities that identify, test, and build capacity for evidence-informed approaches to employment and training services across Ontario. A summary of each opportunity is provided below

1) CASE STUDIES – Many workforce development professionals around the province are currently implementing creative and innovative solutions to address local challenges in workforce development.  OCWI case study projects provide an opportunity to rigorously document and evaluate these promising practices.

Objectives
Through OCWI’s case study projects, it aims to:
•    identify effective, innovative practices that can be promoted and shared across the province
•    support the transferability, effectiveness, relevance, and scalability of a “success story” to the broader workforce development sector

Value
N/A

Duration
6 weeks

Deadline
No deadline
Note: 2017 meeting dates for committee to review submissions are July 27, September 28 and November 23.

For more information on this opportunity, please consult the following link:
http://www.ocwi-coie.ca/case-studies-2/

2) EXPLORATION PROJECTS – are a new, collaborative approach to designing research-based solutions for workforce development challenges.

Objectives
OCWI will help applicants develop a rigorous research framework for an innovative idea submitted in one of following areas:
–    Employment & Training Supports for Older Workers
–    Shared Apprenticeship Model
–    Demand-Led Employment Strategies
–    Contextualized Essential Skills
–    Career Pathways
–    Client-Centred Service

Value
OCWI will provide the resources and partners required to transform your idea into a strong research project. Full budgets will be developed based on the specific project needs identified during the workshop and proposal development process.

Duration
1 year

Deadlines
Stage 1
•    Submit your idea by June 30, 2017

Stage 2
•    Applicants must be available for a Collaborative one-day workshop to be held between Monday, July 17 and Friday, August 4, 2017 (for selected ideas only)
•    Full application due at ORS: July 31, 2017
•    Full application due at agency: August 14, 2017
   
Stage 3
•    Project kick-off meetings will be held the week of September 4, 2017
•    Projects must be completed by Friday, August 31, 2018

For more information on this opportunity, please consult the following link:
http://www.ocwi-coie.ca/portfolio/
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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.

 

Dear Associate Dean Graduate,

As a reminder, the next posting deadline for CUPE 3903 Unit 3 is scheduled for July 1st (for those positions that are scheduled to begin on September 1st).  Below is the language that is set out in the CUPE 3903 Unit 3 collective agreement, Article 10.03:

_____________________________
Postings

Except as otherwise provided in the Collective Agreement, all positions in Unit 3 shall be electronically posted by the hiring unit on a site accessible to employees and the Union. The following posted deadlines shall apply other than in exceptional circumstances:

July 1st for positions scheduled to begin in September;
November 1st for positions scheduled to begin in January; and
March 1st for positions scheduled to begin in May.

GAship postings shall be clearly labelled as Unit 3 and shall identify:
(i)   the duties, responsibilities and tasks;
(ii)   reasonable qualifications of the position;
(iii)  the number of hours of the GAship;
(iv)  the start and end date of the GAship;
(v)   application deadline

Postings shall indicate whether priority in the assignment will be given to applicants for whom the position will partially or fully satisfy the applicant’s funding commitment from the University.

All applicants for these positions must complete an application form and submit a curriculum vitae, if required by the unit, for consideration by each hiring unit in which she seeks a position.

All appointments shall be made from among the applicants who meet the qualifications.

Hiring Units will make available a common application form or template (hard copy or electronic). 

____________________________

To further assist you and your Faculty through this process I have attached the current detail workflow process and posting template that can be distributed to programs/hiring units within your Faculty.  This information has not, at this time, been widely distributed to programs as we are leaving this to Faculty Dean’s Offices to coordinate within each Faculty.  FGS is happy to provide system training and/or assist in any part of the process as needed.   

As a reminder CUPE 3903 Unit 3 Graduate Assistantship budgets were established and approved by the Provost Office at the beginning of the fiscal year in consultation with each Faculty.  Should you need any clarification regarding the CUPE 3903 Unit 3 budget allocations for 2017-2018, please do not hesitate to contact me,

cheers,

MARIO VERRILLI Executive Officer
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Graduate Studies

YORK UNIVERSITY
230 York Lanes • 4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON • Canada M3J 1P3
T 647-688-8905 F 416.736.5592
mariov@yorku.ca
gradstudies.yorku.ca
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***** Sent on behalf of Trudy Pound-Curtis, Interim VP Finance and Administration and AVP Finance and CFO *****

An internal exchange rate adjustment will be implemented as follows:

Effective June 14, 2017, the internal foreign exchange rates applied for USD transaction processing to the University’s General Ledger are:

Accounts Receivable:   
        1.30   CAD per USD  – applies to INCOMING USD cheques/deposits

Accounts Payable:    
        1.36   CAD per USD  – applies to OUTGOING USD payments/cheques Issued by York

Week of June 04, 2017 to June 10, 2017


 

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

Please forward this reminder to all researchers in your Unit.

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 Wednesday, 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.

————— 

NSERC engagements visits have been a successful tool for the Agency and the community to share information and build linkages. Over the last four years, NSERC officials have made 48 visits to 39 universities. Moving forward, we plan to continue connecting with the community in a more informal way. We will, where possible, contact institutions when NSERC staff are in their region, and of course we encourage any institution interested in hosting NSERC staff to contact us at connect@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.  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 13, 2017 Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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/

 

In addition to the Engagement visits and webinars, 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).  You can visit our Connect Page for more details.

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 meeting with us.   

Thank you in advance for your assistance.  

 

Two Molson Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished individuals (one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities), in recognition of an exceptional contribution in those fields.  The prizes are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts in cooperation with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  Candidates may not apply for a Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize: they must be nominated.

Objective
To encourage ongoing contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage.

Value
Two prizes worth $50,000 – one for the arts and one for the humanities or social sciences

Deadlines
Submission to agency – November 1, 2017

For further information and application process, please consult the Canada Council’s website at:
http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/molson-prizes

 

 To:    DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS

         FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATOR

         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

 

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

 

The Canada Council for the Arts will be accepting nominations for its prestigious John G. Diefenbaker Award.  A summary is provided below.

 

Objective

The award enables distinguished German scholars in the humanities to conduct research in Canada and spend brief periods gaining further experience at American institutions.

 

Candidates may not apply for this award: they must be nominated by a department within a host university or research institute in Canada.

 

Value

Up to CDN $95,000

 

Duration

12 months

 

Deadlines

Submission to ORS – October 18, 2017

Submission to agency – November 1, 2017

 

For further information and application process, please consult the Canada Council’s website at:

http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/john-g-diefenbaker-award

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.

 Happy Monday everyone!

Student Financial Services is pleased to announce the call for position requests for Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Research at York (RAY) program.   

The Research at York (RAY) Program is a strategic, collaborative initiative developed by the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Student Financial Services within the portfolio of the University Registrar that enhances the research culture of the university and the undergraduate student academic experience.  It supports York’s University Academic Plan which has established both research and enhancing the student experience as critical priorities.   Through the RAY Program, paid opportunities are created for eligible undergraduate students to participate in research projects with faculty members and fellow students.

To be considered for this program, RAY position submissions must involve undergraduate students in research activities that will provide them with hands-on research experience and at the same time provide the faculty member with meaningful research support.

The job description(s)  should not exceed 400 words and must include the following:

  • Nature of the research project
  • Specific research activities the student(s) be engaged in
  • Type of research experience the student(s) will receive
  • Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities
  • The name of the supervising full-time faculty member

Examples of suitable research activities include (but are not limited to) the following.

  • Performing a literature search or bibliographical compilation
  • Understanding the difference between primary and secondary sources
  • Developing a compelling research proposal
  • Designing and trouble-shooting an experiment
  • Learning interview techniques or basic laboratory skills
  •    Understanding data collection, visualization and analysis techniques
  • Applying statistical and error analyses, including through programming, and the

        importance of a control sample

  • Honing techniques in archival research, data mining and meta-analyses
  • Learning the dynamics associated with being part of a research team
  • Enhancing communication skills – oral and written – including conference presentations

        and manuscripts

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

The faculty member/administrator must create a separate job posting for each position they would like considered.  This is to ensure that each position is assigned a unique job id number.  The program allows for a maximum of 3 positions per full time faculty member.  Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be considered.

Information on how to post a job request can be found on the Employment Administrators website at http://sfs.yorku.ca/employment/.

The deadline date for entering your job request(s) is Friday, July 14, 2017.  Position decisions will be sent by email no later than Friday, August 4, 2017.

All questions/enquiries should be directed to raypost@yorku.ca

With regards,

Karen Warner
Manager, Scholarships and Bursaries

Week of May 28, 2017 to June 3, 2017


Information Session: DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL EARLY RESEARCHER AWARD APPLICATION

Monday, June 12, 2017

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Kaneff Tower, Room 519

  
The Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Unit, Office of Research Services is coordinating an Early Researcher Award (ERA) Information Session for those faculty members who are preparing an application in the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science’s Round 13 competition for the ERA. All eligible researchers across campus who are interested in applying are encouraged to attend. This session is intended to provide a general overview of the ERA funding opportunity, its peer review process, and tips and techniques on how to write a successful application.

This session includes both a presentation and panel discussion. An overview of the program will be given by:

  1. TEHANI MOTT, PMP
    Senior Policy Advisor
    Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science

Also attending the session will be two successful York University ERA applicants and one faculty member who has served on an ERA review panel, who have agreed to answer questions and share best practices with applicants:

  1. SAPNA SHARMA
    Tier 2 York Research Chair
    Associate Professor, Department of Biology
    Faculty of Science
    Recipient of an ERA in Round 12

    DR. JANE HEFFERNAN

    Tier 2 York Research Chair
    Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty of Science
    Recipient of an ERA in Round 5

    DR. GORDON FLETT

    Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
    Professor, Department of Psychology
    Faculty of Health
    ERA Program Review Panelist

Please confirm your attendance, using the subject line <ERA Info Session> at spc@yorku.ca by Thursday, June 8.
  
For further information about the information session or the ERA program, please contact Sean Collins, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, at ext. 44670 and by e-mail at spc@yorku.ca.

 

 

Week of May 21, 2017 to May 27, 2017


Digital Inclusion Research:

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

**PLEASE NOTE THE SHORT DEADLINE FOR THIS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY**

Please forward this email to all faculty members who conduct research in the area of digital inclusion.

eCampusOntario recently announced a Call for Proposal for its 2017-2018 Digital Inclusion Research Funding program.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To provide support for researchers who wish to explore digital inclusion and related areas of focus, such as inequities in access to the Internet and digital skills, practices of design which exclude groups or individuals, and explorations of the concrete ways in which people can benefit from the application of digital skills and access across sectors (e.g., healthcare, education, civic participation) as well as ways in which people may be put at risk as a result of lack of knowledge, or skills in digital technologies.
  • To support researchers and teams who aim to explore the benefits and outcomes of digital inclusion and related interventions in an Ontario context, with outcomes that can be applied in a real-world context in communities.

Areas of focus

  • Access
  • Adoption, and;
  • Application

Value
Up to $20K for small-scale projects
Up to $125K for large-scale projects

Duration
1 year

Deadlines
Submission of application to ORS for review – June 12, 2017
Submission of application to agency – June 19, 2017 by 4:00pm EDT

For further details on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please consult the following link:
https://www.ecampusontario.ca/App_Content/Resource/docs/1aed3640-e16a-4e45-a065-d4cbbfefd7f9/Digital%20Inclusion%20Research%20RFP%20-%20eCampusOntario,%20EN.pdf
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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.

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
FROM: Aklilu Tefera

Director, Policy Research and Analysis Branch

Ministry of Community and Social Services

RE: Ontario’s Developmental Services Research Grant Fund – 2017 Call for Proposals
I am writing to announce the launch of the 2017 Developmental Services Research Grant Competition, supported by the Ministry of Community and Social Services of the Government of Ontario.

The Developmental Services (DS) Research Grant fund was created in 2012 to support research and innovative initiatives for the DS sector.  A competitive call for proposals was used to select six projects for funding and a subsequent competition was held in 2015.

This is the third call for research proposals.  The Ministry is interested in obtaining research proposals on three particular topic areas:

·         Criminal justice system and forensic services

·         Support and residential models for people with exceptional needs

·         Direct funding

More detail about the topic areas is provided in the attached documents.

The Fund will provide a maximum of $400,000 across all funded projects each of two years to support research in priority areas. Projects may be either short-term projects that are less than one year in duration or larger projects that have a duration of up to two years. Projects are eligible for varying amounts of funding based on the complexity of the project, the number of research questions identified, the duration of the project and the type of research

Information about how to apply for a DS Research Grant is attached, along with the templates that must be submitted.  Completed applications must be received by July 5, 2017 to be considered.

La présente vise à vous annoncer le lancement du concours 2017 pour l’octroi de subventions de recherche pour les services aux personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle appuyé par le ministère des Services sociaux et communautaires du gouvernement de l’Ontario.

Le Fonds de subventions de recherche pour les services aux personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle a été créé en 2012 afin d’appuyer les initiatives novatrices de recherche pour le secteur des services aux personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle. Un appel de propositions concurrentiel a été lancé et a abouti à la sélection de six projets en vue de leur financement, et un autre concours a eu lieu en 2015.

Il s’agit du troisième appel de propositions de recherche. Le ministère souhaite obtenir des propositions de recherche sur les trois thèmes suivants :

·        Système de justice pénale et services médicaux-légaux;

·         Modèles de soutien et services résidentiels pour personnes ayant des besoins exceptionnels;

·         Financement direct.

Les documents ci-joints contiennent de plus amples renseignements sur ces thèmes.

Le Fonds fournira un maximum de 400 000 $ pour tous les projets financés à chacune des deux années pour appuyer la recherche dans les domaines prioritaires. Les projets peuvent être ou bien à court terme (d’une durée inférieure à un an), ou bien d’envergure (d’une durée maximale de deux ans). Ils peuvent faire l’objet de divers montants de financement selon leur complexité, le nombre de questions de recherche répertoriées, leur durée, et le type de recherche.

Vous trouverez ci-joint des renseignements sur la procédure à suivre pour faire une demande de subvention de recherche pour les services aux personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle, ainsi que les modèles de demande à présenter. Pour être prises en compte, les demandes doivent être dûment remplies et reçues d’ici le 5 juillet 2017.

 DS Grant Application Form 2017 – French

DS Grant Application Form 2017

DS Grant Call Letter – French

DS Grant Call Letter

Sincerely,

Aklilu Tefera

Director, Policy Research and Analysis Branch

Ministry of Community and Social Services

***** Sent on behalf of Trudy Pound-Curtis, Interim VP Finance and Administration and AVP Finance & CFO *****

An internal exchange rate adjustment will be implemented as follows:

Effective May 26, 2017
, the internal foreign exchange rates applied for USD transaction processing to the University’s General Ledger are:

Accounts Receivable:     1.32   CAD per USD
  – applies to INCOMING USD cheques/deposits

Accounts Payable:     1.38   CAD per USD
  – applies to OUTGOING USD payments/cheques Issued by York

 

Week of May 14, 2017 to May 20, 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 to all NSERC-eligible York University faculty members who may be in the process of preparing a grant application for the upcoming 2018 Discovery Grants Program (Individual and Subatomic Physics Project).  

The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to remind researchers who are considering applying for a NSERC Discovery Grant (Deadline: November 1, 2017) or Discovery Project Grant (Subatomic Physics only) (Deadline: October 1, 2017) to complete the Notification of Intent to Apply (Form 180) which is due at NSERC by August 1st, 2017 by 8:00 p.m. (ET).  Please note that Form 180 is mandatory.   In addition, Form 180s do not need to come through ORS but should be submitted directly to NSERC.  

Phase-out of Discovery Team Grants

NSERC no longer accepts Team Grant applications. It was determined that Team Grants are not effectively meeting the needs of the research community they are intended to support. While all new applications must now be made individually, applicants are encouraged to continue incorporating collaboration into their individual applications. Existing team grants will continue to receive support until their last instalment. Researchers who are supported by an NSERC Team Grant should submit an individual Discovery Grant application when submitting a new request for funding.

Application  Process – Research Portal and Canadian Common CV (CCV)

You must submit your NOI and the NSERC version of the Canadian Common CV (CCV) using the Research Portal.  Refer to the instructions on how to complete the NOI and CCV. We encourage you to start completing your CCV early, as it can be time-consuming to populate the fields the first time.

For more information on the Research Portal and instructions for the NOI, please consult the links below:

Useful Links

Research Portal resource page

Frequently Asked Questions

Instructions

 

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 York University faculty members who engage in research related to livestock production.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has issued the 2017 Call for Full Proposals (CFP) for the New Directions Research Program – Northern Livestock.   A summary is provided below.                                        

Objective
To stimulate the sustainable growth and competiveness of Ontario agri-food sector and agri-business sectors, and to strengthen rural communities.  The development of new and alternative products provides potential to increase the diversification of agriculture.  New knowledge and new technologies help Ontario’s agri-food and agri-business sectors address challenges, expand market opportunities at home and abroad, and support thriving rural communities.

The focus of this call for proposals is on the expansion of livestock production in Northern Ontario with a particular focus on the Great Clay Belt, specifically along the Highway 11 North corridor between Cochrane and Hearst. Research will pertain to the environment, economics and social understanding to support sustainable livestock farms in the Great Clay Belt.

Research priorities areas are:
•    Barriers to Establishment of Livestock Farms in the Clay Belt
•    Changes in Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics Through Land Conversion
•    Baseline Soil and Water Data and how Dynamics Change Through Land Conversion

Pre-submission Consultation
A pre-submission consultation is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 10am – 12pm at 1 Stone Road, Guelph, Conference Centre 1.  A Webex option is available.  Please contact Tieghan Hunt at tieghan.hunt@ontario.ca to register.

Duration
Up to 3 years

Value
Up to $200,000 per project (includes a maximum of 25% indirect costs)

Deadlines
Application due at ORS – June 28, 2017
Application due at agency – July 12, 2017 by 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST

The Call for Full Proposals document and program information can be accessed at the OMAFRA web site:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/research/new_directions/ndresearchprogram.html
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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.

 

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 and drug discovery.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) has recently launched a new funding opportunity, the Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline (CTIP), to capitalize on Ontario’s expertise in cancer biology and drug discovery.  A summary is provided below. 

Objectives

  • To support the translation of Ontario discoveries into therapeutic assets with the potential for improving the lives of cancer patients.
  • To stimulate collaborative research with the Ontario cancer research community in the area of cancer therapeutic discovery.

Funding is available to support projects in two stages of preclinical drug discovery: Accelerator and Incubator Projects.

Value
Early Accelerator Projects – Up to $100K
Late Accelerator Projects – Up to $250K
Incubator Projects – Up to $2M

Duration
Early Accelerator Project – Up to 1 year
Late Accelerator Projects – Up to 2 years
Incubator Projects – 2 years

Deadlines
Registration due at agency – June 16, 2017
Full application due at ORS – August 1, 2017
Full application due at agency – August 15, 2017

For further information on this funding opportunity please visit the following web site:
https://oicr.on.ca/funding-opportunities/
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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 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 in order to gain access to the spreadsheet.
 
https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+May+16+2017/fa8dae47-598a-40bb-8136-0f47d2e9af52

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

 

 

Week of May 7, 2017 to May 13, 2017


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

Forwarded on behalf of the Dean, Faculty of  Graduate Studies, Barbara Crow and AVP Celia Haig-Brown.

Please distribute to all faculty in your unit.

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We are organizing  a meeting  on May 31st at the MTCC for Canadian researchers that is aimed at delineating the next steps for the Naylor panel’s report on fundamental science.  I know it unfortunately clashes with the social science and humanity congress at Ryerson but it would be great to bolster the number of people from these sectors of research. The meeting is filling up well and we have great representation from people of all career stages from the health and natural science communities but are short of SSHRC funded researchers (we ask at registration the sources of funding).

Would you be willing to communicate the meeting to your constituencies? We think it’s essential to keep the conversation moving forward on the Naylor report or it will be in danger of neglect. We are also encouraging students and fellows who are interested to attend.

The details of the meeting can be found here:  sciencereview.lunenfeld.ca

Jim Woodgett
Director of Research

T 416-586-8811 F 416-586-8839 woodgett@lunenfeld.ca lunenfeld.ca 

982-600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON  M5G 1X5


A patient care, teaching and research centre affiliated with University of Toronto
.

 

To:        DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
             DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS
             FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS   
             RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES
             APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE
Please forward this reminder to all York University faculty members who are considering applying to the upcoming NSERC Discovery Grant and the Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) competitions.

 

GRANT ASSIST PROGRAM

NSERC DISCOVERY and RTI GRANT INFORMATION SESSION

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

10:00am – 12:00Noon

280N York Lanes

 

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is coordinating an NSERC Information Session for those faculty members who are in the process of preparing an NSERC Grant (Discovery and RTI) for this Fall’s NSERC Grant competition (deadline November 1 and October 25, respectively).  All eligible researchers are encouraged to attend this session.  These sessions are intended to provide tips and techniques on how to write a successful application, provide information on the conference model, peer review process and the selection criteria. 

This session includes the following speakers:

Alidad Amirfazli

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering

Successful Recipient of NSERC Discovery Grant (2017-2022)

AND

George Zhu

Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering

Successful Recipient of NSERC Equipment Grant (2016 Competition)

Dr. Alidad Amirfazli will discuss tips and strategies for preparing a winning Discovery Grant application (methodology, budget etc.) based on his past experience as a new researcher and an established one.  Dr. George Zhu will do the same for an RTI grant application.

The session will also consist of two panel members who all have experience as NSERC Selection Committee members.  They will provide valuable advice on the peer review process.

Panelists:

Ellen Bialystok

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health

NSERC RTI Selection Committee – Biological Systems and Functions

AND

Katalin Hudak

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

NSERC Discovery Grant Selection Committee 1501 – Genes, Cells and Molecules

Moderator: Sushanta Mitra, Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation

To assist in planning this session, please confirm your attendance by sending an email to research@yorku.ca or by calling ext. 55055.  

 

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

Please forward this message to all early career York University faculty members.

The Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science has announced Round 13 of the Early Researcher Award(ERA) competition. Please read this notice carefully, as the Ministry has made changes for this year’s competition, including requirements around reference letters and signatures.

Please note: attached to this email are the 1) Notice of Intent Form and 2) Application 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 discretionary, non-entitlement program that encourages applications from all disciplines.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

  • The ERA program is open on a competitive basis to researchers who:
  • 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, 2012; and
  • have completed their first Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, Medical Doctor or terminal degree on or after July 1, 2007.

The guidelines have details on eligible career interruptions.

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 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 ERA Information session
July 6, 2017 @ 10am ·         ORS deadline: Completed electronic NOI document due

July 7, 2017 @ 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
August 18, 2017 @ 4pm ·         Three (3) signed letters of reference:

  • For this round, 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 Friday, August 18, 2017 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.
August 30, 2017 @ 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)

 

September 5, 2017 @ 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-Round13-Application_form

ERA-Round13-NOI_form

 


 

Le français suit

Dear Research Administrators,

The message below was sent out to grant holders today. SSHRC will be removing access to the Final Research Report and the Activity report from the SSHRC online system, as of May 23, 2017. All funding opportunities must now submit the new Achievement Report.  If the end of grant report is not yet due and the grant holder wishes to wait until a later date to submit the report, no further action is required. When they are ready to submit the report, they can do so through the Achievement Report. Any grant holders who have started a Final Research Report are encouraged to submit it to SSHRC before the information and access is removed from the system.

For any questions related to the Achievement Report, please contact corporate-performance@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

**

Chers administrateurs de recherche,

Le message ci-dessous a été envoyé aux titulaires de subventions aujourd’hui. À compter du 23 mai 2017, le CRSH supprimera l’accès au Rapport de recherche final et au Rapport d’activités dans le système en ligne du CRSH. Toutes les demandes liées aux occasions de financement doivent maintenant être accompagnées du nouveau Rapport sur les réalisations. S’il n’est pas encore temps de soumettre le rapport de fin de subvention et le titulaire de subvention souhaite attendre à une date ultérieure pour le soumettre, aucune autre démarche n’est nécessaire. Lorsqu’il est prêt à soumettre le rapport, il peut le faire au moyen du Rapport sur les réalisations. Tout titulaire de subvention qui a commencé la rédaction d’un rapport de recherche final est invité à le soumettre au CRSH avant que l’information et l’accès ne soient supprimés du système.

Pour toute question concernant le Rapport sur les réalisations, veuillez communiquer avec corporate-performance@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

  

Amy Larin
Senior Planning and Performance Analyst  | Analyste principale en planification et en mesure du rendement
Corporate Strategy and Performance | Stratégie et rendement organisationnels
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
350 Albert Street  |  350, rue Albert, Ottawa, ON   K1P 6G4
E  |  C   amy.larin@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
T  613.992.5911   FAX  |  TÉLÉC.  613.996.4824
www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Le français suit.

Dear Grant Holder,

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has developed a new format for its end-of-grant reports. The Achievement Report replaces the final research and activity reports.   The Achievement Report is a survey format available on a secure web platform. It is concise, user-friendly and offers a preview  to the questions prior to beginning your report.

We invite you to submit your report now, for application file number (file number), due (date) through the new Achievement Report.

Also, we are writing to inform you that, as part of the transition to Achievement Reports, we will be removing the SSHRC system access to the Final Research Report or Activity Report tab from all grant holders’ accounts on May 23, 2017. After that date, any information that has been entered in the final report tab, but not submitted to SSHRC will be lost.

Until May 23th, grant holders may elect to complete either a Final Research Report/Activity Report  or an Achievement Report .  After May 23th, all end of grant reports will be submitted using the new Achievement Report.

For questions relating to specific end-of-grant reports please refer to “Contact Us” to access program specific inboxes.  

For general inquiries related to the Achievement Report, contact:

corporate-performance@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

Thank you for your collaboration.

Tim Wilson, PhD
Executive Director | Directeur exécutif
Research Grants and Partnerships Division | Division des subventions de recherche et des partenariats

Research Programs | Programmes de recherche
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
350 Albert Street | 350, rue Albert, Ottawa, ON  K1P 6G4

www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

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Cher titulaire de subvention,

Le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) a préparé un nouveau format pour ses rapports de fin de subvention. Le Rapport sur les réalisations remplace le rapport de recherche final et le rapport d’activités. Le Rapport sur les réalisations est présenté selon un format de sondage et accessible sur une plateforme Internet sécurisée. Il est concis, convivial, et offre un aperçu des questions avant de commencer votre rapport.

Nous vous invitons à soumettre votre rapport dès maintenant, avec le numéro du dossier de demande (numéro de demande), et l’échéance (date) au moyen du nouveau Rapport sur les réalisations.

La présente a également pour objet de vous informer que, dans le cadre de la transition au Rapport sur les réalisations, nous supprimerons dans le système du CRSH l’accès à l’onglet Rapport de recherche final ou Rapport d’activités pour tous les comptes des titulaires de subvention le 23 mai 2017. Après cette date, toute information saisie dans l’onglet Rapport final, mais non soumise au CRSH, sera perdue.

Jusqu’au 23 mai, les titulaires de subvention peuvent choisir de produire soit un Rapport de recherche final/Rapport d’activités soit un Rapport sur les réalisations. Après le 23 mai, tous les rapports de fin de subvention seront soumis au moyen du nouveau Rapport sur les réalisations.

Pour les questions concernant des rapports de fin de subvention spécifiques, veuillez utiliser le lien « Contactez-nous » pour accéder aux boîtes de réception spécifiques aux programmes.

Pour les demandes de renseignements généraux concernant le Rapport sur les réalisations, communiquez avec corporate-performance@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

Merci de votre collaboration.

Tim Wilson, PhD
Executive Director | Directeur exécutif
Research Grants and Partnerships Division | Division des subventions de recherche et des partenariats

Research Programs | Programmes de recherche
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
350 Albert Street | 350, rue Albert, Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4

www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

 

Le livre, défi de design : l’intersection numérique de la création et de l’édition
  
Colloque ÉCRiDiL « Écrire, éditer, lire à l’ère numérique »

Deuxième édition – Montréal, 30 avril-1er mai 2018

  

Le colloque ECRiDiL étudie sans les séparer les trois usages fondamentaux de la chaîne du livre (ÉCRire, éDIter, Lire) à partir de la culture de l’innovation par le design, dans l’esprit de l’innovation sociale et numérique.
Appel de propositions d’interventions

 

Après plus d’une décennie d’expérimentations sur le livre numérique (depuis les premières liseuses et l’adoption du standard epub), les discours soutiennent soudain l’idée d’une certaine faillite de la révolution annoncée pour le livre dans un contexte numérique, à grands renforts d’études, par exemple, sur la préférence des jeunes pour les livres sur support papier. C’est pourtant là faire l’impasse de transformations profondes dans les pratiques de production et de consommation du livre aujourd’hui – depuis le succès de la plateforme Kindle d’Amazon, de nouveaux modes de circulation du savoir scientifique (pensons à l’enjeu du libre accès et de la structuration des contenus), les nouvelles formes numériques de diffusion de la culture, jusqu’aux statistiques impressionnantes d’adhésion au prêt numérique d’ouvrages dans les bibliothèques publiques. S’il y a certainement une conception conventionnelle du livre qui persiste dans les esprits et les préférences des lecteurs (rattachée à son acquisition, à sa manipulation, à sa possession physique sous forme de codex), un examen du spectre large des manifestations du livre aujourd’hui ne peut écarter une pénétration avérée du numérique dans ses modalités d’existence. Au cœur de ce colloque s’inscrit un questionnement fondamental et transversal : qu’est-ce qu’un livre ? Comment est-il appelé à se transformer en contexte numérique ?
S’inscrivant dans un esprit d’innovation – celui des formes et des pratiques, mais aussi celui des processus et des méthodes –, l’édition 2018 du colloque ÉCRiDiL souhaite prendre appui sur les expérimentations de la dernière décennie pour mieux se projeter dans un avenir qui, bien que spéculatif, permettra aux acteurs du monde du livre d’envisager de nouvelles voies pour la création, l’édition et la diffusion. La rencontre de praticiens (éditeurs, écrivains et designers), de chercheurs et d’acteurs de l’expérimentation (graphique, multimodale,  logicielle) se placera sous l’égide de la pensée du design, conduite par les facteurs humains et les finalités sociales, afin d’exploiter les potentialités de la forme et de l’expérientialité du livre, de ses mises à l’épreuve et d’un examen critique de sa performance. Si la réflexion sur les modes de circulation du savoir et des contenus ne peut plus faire l’économie du contexte numérique et d’une large vision des digital humanities qui viennent l’éclairer, leur incarnation concrète dans des projets, des prototypes et des coups de sonde appelle à une exploration large, autant rigoureuse que visionnaire, des possibilités existantes et futures pour le livre – dont la définition demeure résolument au cœur de cet événement.
Trois principales thématiques structureront les présentations et les échanges.
1.        Enjeux techniques, nouveaux territoires. La question technique/technologique balise entièrement notre expérience du livre (on l’oublie parfois, mais le codex demeure une innovation technique fascinante !). Le caractère innovant du livre numérique a généralement été réduit à la question des formats de fichiers (les standards epub et protocoles concurrents, les verrous numériques…) et à celle des surfaces (liseuses, e-ink, tablettes et mobiles, lisibilité des écrans…). Il importe de dépasser ce qui est déjà considéré comme des lieux communs pour voir au-delà – ou au travers. Comment articuler la création de web books et la réalité de la distribution, de la visibilité des livres ? Quels apprentissages tirer des initiatives innovantes du secteur de l’édition scientifique – balisage de contenus, enrichissement en métadonnées, forme linéaire ou tabulaire du livre, gestion des lectorats… ? La démocratisation des technologies immersives (réalité virtuelle, réalité augmentée) et l’accélération fulgurante des accès à des ressources en intelligence artificielle bouleverseront-elles les possibilités de création et de mise en œuvre des livres à courte échéance, de même que l’identité même du référent « livre » ?
2.        Écritures renouvelées. Soumise depuis des décennies à sa transformation par le contexte numérique, l’écriture (littéraire ou documentaire) s’est en quelque sorte réfugiée dans deux zones – celle d’une perméabilité profonde aux possibilités médiatiques (hypermédialité, décentrement du texte) et celle d’une permanence des traditions rhétoriques et compositionnelles de la littérature sur papier. Une telle polarisation tend à attester une intégration encore difficile des moyens numériques du livre et ceux du texte. En suivant une pensée du design, les expérimentations du livre en contexte numérique constituent des foyers de création privilégiés pour favoriser une réelle recherche des possibilités multimodales des écritures contemporaines, en tenant compte des écritures sensorielles, visuelles, auditives et  haptiques qui forment également les interfaces du livre de demain. Quelles sont ses affordances, ses mutations, ses extensions sur le plan du design ? Comment l’épaisseur sémantique des œuvres littéraires peut-elle être servie par des procédés techniques (textes superposés, enrichissement sémantique de mots, manipulations typographiques) ? La gestion de l’espace de la page, fondamentale pour l’édition papier, s’est-elle renouvelée sur les écrans au travers même des traits de la composition littéraire ? La littérature et le design, notamment, se frottent ainsi à l’importance croissante d’une prise en charge de l’expérience proposée aux lecteurs.
3.        Design et cocréation. Discipline conduite par les facteurs humains, les usages et les finalités sociales, le design appelle la collaboration étroite de ses acteurs dans la mise en forme des contenus et de l’ensemble des paramètres impliqués dans un projet. Le développement des livres numériques, dans les dernières années, a trop souvent fait l’impasse sur cette communication nécessaire à une réelle intersection des enjeux de la création et des moyens de l’édition. Les possibilités techniques de création de formes ou de mise en forme restent souvent liées à des compétences informatiques, en négligeant les apports du design graphique, d’information et d’interaction, pourtant fondamentaux à la création; à l’inverse, la capacité de donner forme à un projet littéraire ou documentaire relève de la créativité propre de l’écrivain, du scripteur ou du designer. C’est sans étonnement que l’on constate que les projets numériques les plus convaincants (des projets littéraires ou transmédiatiques) ont été réalisés grâce à une réelle cocréation, synchrone et participative, entre des acteurs du numérique (designers et développeurs) et des créateurs littéraires. Quelles modalités mettre en place pour aménager les conditions nécessaires à ces collaborations ? Quels outils, quelles plateformes, quels incitatifs élaborer pour réussir l’arrimage ? Des compétences et des sensibilités réciproques doivent-elles être développées pour rassembler les conditions nécessaires à la création de livres numériques ?
  

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Après le vif succès du colloque ÉCRiDiL à Nîmes en avril 2016 (dont les actes viennent de paraître aux Presses universitaires de France), une deuxième édition est organisée à Montréal en 2018. Arrimée étroitement aux avancées nord-américaines en matière de design et d’édition, elle assurera la continuité des échanges et une avancée importante de nos réflexions sur les possibilités actuelles du livre en contexte numérique. L’événement se construit sur une alternance entre des perspectives critiques (extérieures à la pratique créative et éditoriale) et des points de vue appliqués (témoignages d’acteurs des milieux de l’édition et des bibliothèques, comptes rendus d’expérimentations). Afin de susciter le dialogue et la collaboration, la formule de participation retenue repose sur trois modalités de présentation différentes :

  • des interventions resserrées et dynamiques d’une quinzaine de minutes (les textes lus sont à éviter !);
  • des interventions groupées, sous le mode d’un débat ou d’une réflexion commune à coconstruire;
  • des présentations de projets ou de résultats d’expérimentations (sous forme d’affiches ou de démonstrations – objets, prototypes, projections numériques).

  

Ce choix délibéré d’activités visant à la participation, aux échanges et, nous le souhaitons, à la collaboration s’inscrit en cohérence avec l’esprit d’innovation que l’on associe au secteur du livre à l’ère numérique. Aux retransmissions en direct de l’événement (diffusion de certaines interventions, live-tweet, captation vidéo des installations) s’ajoutera une publication des interventions, sous forme d’un livre innovant dont le rendu fera l’objet d’un projet de design.
Modalités de soumission

Vos propositions de communication, incluant un titre provisoire et un descriptif de quelques lignes, sont à transmettre par le formulaire en ligne de l’événement. Une notice biobibliographique brève (poste, affiliation, principales publications ou réalisations) devra être jointe à l’envoi. Indiquez clairement à quelle modalité de présentation correspond votre proposition.
  
Date de soumission : 12 juin 2017
(les réponses seront transmises au début juillet 2017).
  

Une contribution aux frais de déplacement (prioritairement ceux des étudiants) sera disponible sous réserve de financement.
  
Comité d’organisation
René Audet (CRILCQ, Université Laval)
Renée Bourassa (CRIalt, Université Laval)
Oriane Deseilligny (GRIPIC, Université de Paris-13)
Bertrand Gervais (CRC arts et littératures numériques, UQAM)
Michael Sinatra (CRIHN, Université de Montréal)
Stéphane Vial (PROJEKT, Université de Nîmes)
Josée Vincent (GRÉLQ, Université de Sherbrooke)
Marcello Vitali-Rosati (CRC écritures numériques, Université de Montréal)

 

Week of April 28, 2017 to May 06, 2017


To:          DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS

                FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS

                RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

                APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

 

Please forward to faculty members engaged in equity and inclusive education research.

As part of Phase II of the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER), the Ontario Government has launched a call for proposals to identify a network host(s) and establish a knowledge network for promoting equity and inclusive education.  

Objectives

This call for proposals is a call to action to education and research leaders to address systemic, persistent inequities in school achievement among racialized and marginalized children and youth. The Learning and Leading for Equity Knowledge Network is an opportunity for those working in the space of equity and inclusive education to engage in on-going learning, collective thinking and purposeful action to identify and reduce systemic biases within and across school communities

The Learning and Leading for Equity Knowledge Network will:

  • bring together diverse partner organizations to mobilize evidence from educational research and professional practice connected to diversity and equity;
  • facilitate the use of evidence-based practices for instruction to support improved educational achievement for racialized and marginalized students; and
  • contribute to Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy in partnership with educators, researchers and stakeholders across Ontario.

The Learning and Leading for Equity Knowledge Network Host(s) will be the lead organizations responsible for coordinating the collaborative activities of the network partners and communities of practice to be established through the network.

Further details and documents related to the Call for Proposals can be found at http://www.knaer-recrae.ca

Value
$325,000 per year for an estimated total of $975,000 over three years

Deadline
The deadline for submission is June 12, 2017.

Those interested in pursuing this opportunity are asked to immediately contact:

Mark Roseman
Director, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives
roseman@yorku.ca
416-736-2100 ext 22507

 

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 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:

6 months minimum 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

Timelines

Registration Open
EOI due to Ontario Genomics May 15, 2017, at 9am
Face-to-face pitch to Ontario Genomics’ review panel Early June, 2017
Submission of EOI to Genome Canada TBD
Practice Pitch TBD
Pitch to Genome Canada TBD
Supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics October, 2017

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 12, 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. Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist in the Office of Research Services at mhasan@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 May 12, 2016, 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.

 

To:    DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

         DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS

         FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS

         RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

         APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please distribute the following message widely to all researchers in your Unit.

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 Wednesday, 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 four years, NSERC officials have made 48 visits to 39 universities. Moving forward, we plan to continue connecting with the community in a more informal way. We will, where possible, contact institutions when NSERC staff are in their region, and of course we encourage any institution interested in hosting NSERC staff to contact us at connect@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.  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 13, 2017 Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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/

 

In addition to the Engagement visits and webinars, 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).  You can visit our Connect Page for more details.

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 meeting with us.  

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

To:       DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS

            FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS

            RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

            APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Please forward this information to all York University faculty members in your unit.
This message is being sent on behalf of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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We are very pleased to let you know that at its meeting of April 27, 2017 Senate approved a Policy on Postdoctoral Researchers at York University based on a recommendation of its Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee.  The new policy is now in effect: http://secretariat-policies.info.yorku.ca/policies/postdoctoral-researchers-at-york-university-senate-policy-on/

York University is increasing its commitment to develop postdoctoral scholarship and training at its campuses. The University Academic Plans (UAP) and the Plan for the Intensification and Enhancement of Research (PIER) (part of the Integrated Institutional Resource Planning (IIRP) process), have each indicated the importance of expanding the postdoc presence at York by increasing the number of postdocs and providing appropriate supports for this expansion. This Policy, approved by the Senate, the highest academic governance body at the University, creates a shared understanding of the value of postdocs at the university, terms of reference for their roles, as well as the university’s obligation to postdoctoral scholars as part of our research community.

Should you have any questions, please contact the University Secretariat or the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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 York University faculty members who engage in research related  to the health and productivity of honey bee colonies.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has issued the 2017/18 Call for Full Proposals (CFP) for the New Directions Research Program.  A summary is provided below.                                        

Objective
To stimulate the sustainable growth and competiveness of Ontario agri-food sector and agri-business sectors, and to strengthen rural communities.  The development of new and alternative products provides potential to increase the diversification of agriculture.  New knowledge and new technologies help Ontario’s agri-food and agri-business sectors address challenges, expand market opportunities at home and abroad, and support thriving rural communities.

Research priorities for the current call for proposals are:
•    Evaluating the efficacy of treatments for the control of pests and pathogens
•    Evaluating the resistance to pests and pathogens through breeding and genetics
•    Evaluating the effects of multiple pests and pathogens on honey bee health
•    Evaluating the relationship between pathogen presence and development of clinical disease, and/or significant colony damage

Duration
Up to 3 years

Value
Up to $200,000 per project (includes a maximum of 25% indirect costs)

Deadlines
Letter of Intent submission to ORS – Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Letter of Intent due at agency – Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12:00pm EST
Full application due at ORS – 10 working days prior to agency deadline
Full application due at agency – Agency will notify applicants of the deadline date

The Call for Full Proposals document and program information can be accessed at the OMAFRA web site:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/research/new_directions/ndresearchprogram.html
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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.

 

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 who conduct research in the area of space science and technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will be offering webinars concerning the Canadian CubeSat Project (CCP)( http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/sciences/canadian-cubesat-project.asp). This project aims to offer a unique opportunity to professors from post-secondary institutions and their students to build and operate a CubeSat.

Professors interested to participate in this project are invited to attend webinars to obtain more information on CubeSat design and on the CCP.

Language CCP Webinar in English CCP Webinar in French CCP Webinar in English
Date Thursday, May 18th, 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

(Eastern Daylight Time, Montreal, UTC-4h)

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT

(Eastern Daylight Time, Montreal, UTC-4h)

3:00 p.m. to 16:30 p.m. EDT

(Eastern Daylight Time, Montreal, UTC-4h)

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Please register using the hyperlinks below. You will be prompted to enter basic information. You will then receive a confirmation by email with further instructions on the webinar for which you registered.

In order to participate to Thursday May 18th Webinar:

  1. Click here to access the first session in English, or copy and paste this link in your browser:

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6c140a19954212f39a410d28dab597ec

  1. Once on the Webex page, click on the « Register » button at the bottom of the page to register.

In order to participate to Tuesday May 30th Webinar:

  1. Click here to access the second session in English, or copy and paste this link in your browser:

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e624d2727df74116d6c8efa1625432070

  1. Once on the Webex page, click on the « Register » button at the bottom of the page to register.

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The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) recently announced a Call for Letters of Interest for the Canadian CubeSat Project (CCP) Initiative. A summary is provided below.

Objectives

To offer a unique opportunity to professors and students from post-secondary institutions across Canada to be involved in the design and operation of a CubeSat.

A series of webinars will be hosted in the coming weeks by CSA experts in order to provide interested professors with general information on CubeSat design and the CCP.  Information regarding webinars will be posted on the CSA web site: http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/sciences/canadian-cubesat-project.asp

Value

Approximately $200K

Duration

Up to 36 months

Deadlines

ORS deadline for Letters of Interest – May 12, 2017

Agency deadline for Letters of Interest – May 26, 2017

For more details on this opportunity and how to apply, please visit the following web site:

http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/ao/2017-cubesat.asp

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.

Week of April 23, 2017 to April 27, 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 are considering applying to the upcoming NSERC Discovery Grant and the Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) competitions.

 

GRANT ASSIST PROGRAM

 

NSERC DISCOVERY and RTI GRANT INFORMATION SESSION

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

10:00am – 12:00Noon

280N York Lanes

 

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is coordinating an NSERC Information Session for those faculty members who are in the process of preparing an NSERC Grant (Discovery and RTI) for this Fall’s NSERC Grant competition (deadline November 1 and October 25, respectively).  All eligible researchers are encouraged to attend this session.  These sessions are intended to provide tips and techniques on how to write a successful application, provide information on the conference model, peer review process and the selection criteria.  

This session includes the following speakers:

Alidad Amirfazli

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering

Successful Recipient of NSERC Discovery Grant (2017-2022)

AND

George Zhu

Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering

Successful Recipient of NSERC Equipment Grant (2016 Competition)

Dr. Alidad Amirfazli will discuss tips and strategies for preparing a winning Discovery Grant application (methodology, budget etc.) based on his past experience as a new researcher and an established one.  Dr. George Zhu will do the same for an RTI grant application.

The session will also consist of two panel members who all have experience as NSERC Selection Committee members.  They will provide valuable advice on the peer review process.

Panelists:

Ellen Bialystok

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health

NSERC RTI Selection Committee – Biological Systems and Functions

AND

Katalin Hudak

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

NSERC Discovery Grant Selection Committee 1501 – Genes, Cells and Molecules

 

Moderator: Sushanta Mitra, Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation

 

To assist in planning this session, please confirm your attendance by sending an email to research@yorku.ca or by calling ext. 55055.  

 

 

Ministry of Education                          Ministère de l’Éducation

Education Research &                          Direction de la Stratégie de recherche

Evaluation Strategy Branch                  et d’évaluation en éducation               

900 Bay Street                                        900, rue Bay

23rd Floor Mowat Block                  23ème étage Edifice Mowat

Toronto ON   M7A 1L2                          Toronto ON   M7A 1L2

Telephone: (416) 325-0663                  Téléphone: (416) 325-0663

Facsimile: (416) 326-3734                     Télécopieur: (416) 326-3734

 

April 25, 2017                                                                        

Dear colleagues,

Attached, please find the Call for Proposals to identify a knowledge network host(s) and establish a Learning and Leading for Equity Knowledge Network.

This Call for Proposals is part of Phase II of the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER). We are building on what has been learned from Phase 1, and are now supporting the establishment of four thematic knowledge networks that use a systems approach to knowledge mobilization. In November 2016, two out of the four thematic knowledge networks were established around the themes of Mathematics and Well-Being. The Mathematics Knowledge Network is being led by the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Science while the Knowledge Network for Student Well-Being is being co-led by the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and the Offord Centre for Child Studies. For more information about KNAER and the thematic knowledge networks please visit http://www.knaer-recrae.ca.

This Call is in search of a Network Host(s) for the Learning and Leading for Equity Knowledge Network. The Equity Knowledge Network Host(s) will be the lead(co-lead) organization responsible for coordinating the collaborative activities of the network partners. The Equity Knowledge Network Host(s) will establish and lead the network by bringing together diverse partner organizations to form the network; mobilize evidence from educational research and professional practice connected to diversity and equity; facilitate the use of evidence-based practices for instruction to support improved educational achievement for racialized and marginalized students; and contribute to Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy in partnership with educators, researchers and stakeholders from across Ontario.

 

If you are interested in making a submission on behalf of your organization, please review the attached guide carefully, as it describes all the information that is required in a submission. Please note that the deadline for submissions is June 12th, 2017. There will be an information session to learn more about the equity thematic network and the role of the network host. In the meantime, please contact cro.office@ontario.ca if you have any questions. Please feel free to share this call for proposals with others who are interested.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Erica van Roosmalen, Ph.D.

Director

Education Research and Evaluation Strategy Branch

 

Equity Knowledge Network Application Form_

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Equity Knowledge Network Application Form

KNAER Learning and Leading for Equity

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Ministry of Education                          Ministère de l’Éducation

Education Research &                          Direction de la stratégie de recherche

Evaluation Strategy Branch                  et d’évaluation en éducation

 

                                               

900 Bay Street                                        Édifice Mowat, 23e étage

23rd Floor Mowat Block                  900, rue Bay

Toronto ON M7A 1L2                            Toronto (Ontario)  M7A 1L2

Telephone (416) 325-0663                   Téléphone : 416 325‑0663

Facsimile: (416) 326-3734                     Télécopieur : 416 326‑3734

Le 25 avril 2017                                                                                

Bonjour,

Vous trouverez en pièce jointe l’appel de propositions visant à trouver des gestionnaires de réseau d’échange des connaissances et établir un réseau d’échange des connaissances pour l’apprentissage et la promotion de l’équité.

Cet appel de propositions fait partie de la Phase 2 du Réseau d’échange des connaissances pour la recherche appliquée en éducation (RECRAE). Nous tirons parti des leçons apprises dans le cadre du travail effectué au cours de la Phase 1 et appuyons actuellement l’établissement de quatre réseaux d’échange des connaissances thématiques qui utilisent une approche systémique à la mobilisation des connaissances. En novembre 2016, deux des quatre réseaux d’échange des connaissances thématiques ont été établis sur les thèmes des mathématiques et du bien-être. Le réseau d’échange des connaissances sur les mathématiques est dirigé par le Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, alors que le réseau d’échange des connaissances sur le bien-être des élèves est codirigé par le Hamilton Wentworth District School Board et l’Offord Centre for Child Studies. Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le RECRAE et les réseaux d’échange des connaissances thématiques, consultez le site http://www.knaer-recrae.ca.

L’appel de propositions vise à trouver des gestionnaires pour le Réseau d’échange des connaissances pour l’apprentissage et la promotion de l’équité. Les gestionnaires du Réseau d’échange des connaissances pour la promotion de l’équité seront les organismes principaux chargés de la coordination des activités collaboratives des partenaires du réseau. Ils établiront et dirigeront le réseau qui sera formé de divers organismes partenaires, mobiliseront les données probantes tirées de la recherche pédagogique et de la pratique professionnelle dans les domaines de la diversité et de l’équité, favoriseront l’utilisation de pratiques fondées sur des données probantes en enseignement pour contribuer à l’amélioration des résultats scolaires des élèves socialement marginalisés et faisant l’objet de discrimination en raison de leur race, et contribueront à la Stratégie ontarienne d’équité et d’éducation inclusive en partenariat avec des représentants et représentantes du milieu de l’éducation, des chercheurs et chercheuses ainsi que des intervenants et intervenantes de partout en Ontario.

Si vous voulez présenter une proposition au nom de votre organisme, veuillez lire attentivement le guide ci-joint, qui décrit l’information devant être fournie dans la proposition. Veuillez noter que la date limite pour la présentation des propositions est le 12 juin, 2017. Une séance d’information aura lieu pour vous permettre d’en apprendre davantage sur le réseau d’échange des connaissances thématiques pour la promotion de l’équité et sur le rôle du gestionnaire de réseau. Entre-temps, si vous avez des questions, veuillez envoyer un courriel à l’adresse cro.office@ontario.ca. N’hésitez pas à transmettre cet appel de propositions aux personnes intéressées.

Merci.

Cordialement,

Erica van Roosmalen, Ph. D.

Directrice

Direction de la stratégie de recherche et d’évaluation en éducation

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 Finance Department Announces Improvements to Concur and other Travel Services

April 2017

Finance regularly reviews feedback from the York University community in order to enhance and improve the Concur tool to better serve the needs of faculty and staff. Based on this feedback, Finance would like to announce a few improvements to Concur.

Purchase Airfare for Visiting Faculty, Guests and Students

Faculty and staff have the option for booking air travel for visitors and students who travel for University purposes. Air travel for pre-approved visitors and students booked through FCM Travel Solutions (FCM) will be paid directly by the University. For more information, please review this announcement on the Finance website.

File Claims for Visiting Faculty and other Guests in Concur

Faculty and staff may now use Concur to submit expense claims for visiting faculty and other guests of the University. For more information, please read this announcement on the Finance website.

Hotel Itemization Removed … and Other Changes to Concur Forms

The nightly itemization of hotel invoices (or folios) that do not contain meals or personal expenses is no longer required! For more information on this and other changes to Concur expense forms, please review this announcement on the Finance website.

We’ve made it easier to Book and Pay for Travel

Faculty and staff can book travel through FCM and access exclusive travel discounts and a dedicated team of professional agents. You can book travel with FCM either online (through Concur Travel by clicking on the travel tab in your Concur account) or directly with an agent at 416-813-4784 [M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm ET] or york@fcmtravel.ca.

Travel bookings and other travel expenses can be paid using the University travel Visa card which is available to full time faculty and staff that travel regularly for University purposes. With the travel Visa card, approved expenses are paid directly by the University, eliminating the need for cash advances or your personal credit. In addition, your card is linked to Concur, making it even easier to populate your expense claim!

Visit the Finance website for more information on travel booking with FCM or the University travel Visa card.

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 who conduct research in the area of neurodegenerative diseases of aging

The Weston Brain Institute recently launched the Rapid Response 2017 program for AD-related diseases.  A summary is provided below.

Objective

To provide funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research ideas to accelerate the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

This call is focused on the AD-related diseases:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Prodromes to the above
  • Vascular contributions 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

Value

Up to $200K

Duration

Up to 18 months

Deadlines

Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS – June 21, 2017

Submission of LOI to agency – July 5, 2017 at 2:00pm EDT

Submission of full proposal to ORS – October 5, 2017

Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – October 19, 2017 at 2:00pm EDT

For complete details on this opportunity and application process, please consult the following link:

http://westonbraininstitute.ca/canada-rapid-response-2017/

 

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.

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

Please forward this message to all York University faculty members who conduct research in the field of measurement and language assessment.

Paragon Testing Enterprises is inviting applications for its Research Grants competition. Further details are provided below.  

Objective
Grants are intended to nurture research relationships between Paragon’s Test Research and Development unit and experts in the field of measurement and language assessment.  The purpose of the collaboration is to:
    1.    contribute additional validity evidence for Paragon’s tests, and
    2.    investigate new methods, approaches, and concepts that can advance the field of measurement and language assessment.

Projects are encouraged in the following areas:
1.    Constructs

  • Test-takers’ cognitive processes (e.g., test-taking processes in reading/listening tests, composing processes in writing tests)
  • Corpus-based analysis of test responses
  1. Task characteristics and test-takers’ performance
  • Integrated speaking and/or writing tasks
  • Comparability of tasks
  • Correspondence between test performance and real-life performance
  1. Test use and impact
  • Test stakeholders’ perceptions and experience
  • Utility of Paragon tests for their intended uses
  • Tracking studies of test takers in the target language use context
  1. Application of complex psychometric models to solve language assessment issues.Value
    Up to $30KDuration
    Up to 1 yearDeadlines
    Submission to ORS – June 26, 2017
    Submission to the agency – July 10, 2017 by 23:59 PSTFor further details on these funding opportunities, guidelines and application form, please consult the following link:
    https://www.paragontesting.ca/about-research/awards-and-grants/paragon-research-grants/—————————————————————————-
    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 faculty members who conduct research in the area of space science and technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) recently announced a Call for Letters of Interest for the Canadian CubeSat Project (CCP) Initiative. A summary is provided below.

Objectives

To offer a unique opportunity to professors and students from post-secondary institutions across Canada to be involved in the design and operation of a CubeSat

A series of webinars will be hosted in the coming weeks by CSA experts in order to provide interested professors with general information on CubeSat design and the CCP.  Information regarding webinars will be posted on the CSA web site: http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/sciences/canadian-cubesat-project.asp

Value

Approximately $200K

Duration

Up to 36 months

Deadlines

ORS deadline for Letters of Interest – May 12, 2017

Agency deadline for Letters of Interest – May 26, 2017

For more details on this opportunity and how to apply, please visit the following web site:

http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/ao/2017-cubesat.asp

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.

Week of April 16, 2017 to April 22, 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 faculty members who conduct research in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD).

The Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) recently announced that it will be applying to the Network Centres of Excellence (NCE) program for a five-year renewal of funding, extending from 2020-2025.  As a result, KBHN is soliciting project proposals to establish outstanding research teams that can demonstrate early impacts and contribute toward its network renewal efforts.  Please see details below.

Objectives
Project must emphasize innovation, have national scope, and possess potential for cross-disciplinary networking and synergy with past Kids Brain Health Network efforts.  Successful teams will address issues that are relevant to patients, parents and caregivers, improve the quality of life of individuals with NDD, and identify stakeholder partners who will help shape and implement the research agenda. Research project submissions need to have translational capacity toward commercialization or social innovation, and present leveraged funding opportunities. The proposed research and activities should move new knowledge to impact, provide promise of sustainability, and develop partnerships with institutions and/or industrial/community partners for material support and who will benefit from the project deliverables.

The following three categories of projects will be funded:
1)    Proto-Impact Projects that identify a team and are ready to move toward impact.  It is expected that these projects will produce impactful deliverables annually and result in strong applications for Impact Teams for renewal funding and long-term sustainability.
2)    Discovery Impact Projects that are ready to deliver results but could use additional support to realize full impact.  Projects can be from current KBHN activities or new to the KBHN portfolio, but synergistic with previous KBHN research areas
3)    Team Development Grants will support the establishment of larger Impact Teams for 2020-2025 renewal.  Activities will be focused on development of NDD community needs/issues, team building, and stakeholder engagement.

Value
Proto-Impact Projects – Budget requests can be in the range of $100K per year
Discovery Grants Projects – Budget requests can be in the range of $25K-$75K per year
Team Development Grants – Budget requests can be in the range of $25K – $50K per year

Duration
Up to 2 years

Deadlines
Proposal registration due at agency – May 31, 2017
Application due at ORS – August 28, 2017
Application due at agency – September 11, 2017

To obtain further information on this funding opportunity, please consult the following link:
http://www.neurodevnet.ca/kbhn-request-applications-2017
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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.

 

 Week of April 9, 2017 to April 15, 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 ORF-RE Notice of Intent form is now available on the ORF-RE website:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-research-fund-research-excellence#section-4

Please also refer to the ORF-RE Program Guidelines (see PDF document attached in email body) for competition details.

If you should have any questions or concerns about the ORF-RE program, you may contact Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist (SIRI) at the Office of Research Services (ORS), at ext. 44200 or by email at mhasan@yorku.ca.

Noted below are the key program deadlines:

Date Milestone
April 17, 2017 Faculties submit Notice(s) of Intent to the Office of Research Services (ORS)
May 2 ORS submits Notice(s) of Intent to funding agency
May – August Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist , works with applicants and Faculty-based research support staff to prepare full applications
August 21 Submission deadline of draft application(s) for review by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT)
Late  August –
mid September
Revision of application(s) following SPORT review
September 18 Final application(s) due to ORS
September 25 ORS submits application(s) to funding agency

NOIs and Full applications must be submitted by the Office of Research Services, on behalf of applicants.
Notice re ORS Checklist and Deadlines

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 at least ten (10) working days prior to the final submission date.

 

Click on the link below for the program guidelines

ORF-RE Round 9 – Program Guidelines

 

 

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 health researchers.
 
The Drummond Foundation recently announced a Request for Applications for 2017-2018.  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 and their families.
 
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 – May 1, 2017
Submission of Letter of Intent to agency– May 15, 2017
Submission of full application to ORS – August 17, 2017
Submission of full application to agency (by invitation only) – August 31, 2017
 
For more details on this opportunity, please visit the following links:
http://www.drummondfoundation.ca/
http://www.drummondfoundation.ca/pdf/RFA_Eng.pdf

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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.

 

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 in order to gain access to the spreadsheet.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+April+10+2017/5ca933aa-9d8d-4488-b955-bcf44779d604

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 NOTE THE SHORT DEADLINE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY*

Please forward this email to all York University researchers who engage in research related to aging and brain health.

The Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) is inviting applications for its Knowledge Mobilization Partnership Program (KMP2). A summary of this program is provided below.

Objectives

  • To accelerate wide adoption of proven innovations across the province or across Canada.
  • To support projects that drive the adoption of best and next practices in the aging and brain health sector and may include proven innovations in practices, products and services.
  • To enable older adults, their caregivers, and healthcare practitioners, to gain access to knowledge, skills and support, in order to implement practices consistent with evidence.

CC-ABHI’s focus is on supporting knowledge mobilization and adoption that will address one or more of the four themes listed below:

  1. Emergency Department Visits: Solutions that avoid or reduce unnecessary emergency department visits for older adults living with dementia.
  2. Falls Prevention: Solutions that prevent falls, or mitigate injury due to falls, in older adults with dementia.
  3. Aging at Home: Solutions for prolonging independence and better management of complex chronic conditions for older adults with dementia living at home.
  4. Cognitive Fitness: Solutions that improve brain health or cognitive fitness in older adults.

Projects may encompass a range of activities that will:

  • Create actual products (learning materials) and/or actual dissemination tools or methodologies;
  • Enable the spread and integration of knowledge into practice throughout several organizations;
  • Support staff with adopting new practices;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of knowledge mobilization activities and outcomes for end users.

Eligibility

An individual employed by an Institution or affiliated with an Institution that qualifies as a Canada Revenue Agency qualified donee or with a non-profit organization located in Canada, can apply for the program.

Note: York University is a Canada Revenue Agency qualified donee; therefore, York applicants will apply under this category for the host institution status. 

Value

Up to $250K

Duration

Up to 12 months

Deadlines

Submission of application to ORS: April 26, 2017

Submission of application to agency – May 10, 2017 by 5pm EST

To obtain further information on this funding opportunity and to access the guidelines please consult the following link:

http://www.ccabhi.com/kmp2-call-for-innovations/

 

 

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 reminder to all York University faculty members who are considering applying to the upcoming SSHRC Insight Grant competition.

Information Session:

DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL SSHRC INSIGHT GRANT APPLICATION

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

1:00 – 3:00 pm

280N York Lanes

 

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) and the Office of Research Services (ORS) are coordinating a SSHRC Insight Grant (IG) Information Session for those faculty members who are considering preparing an application to the upcoming fall SSHRC Insight Grant competition. All eligible researchers across campus who are interested in applying are encouraged to attend this session. This session is intended to provide researchers with a general overview of the IG funding opportunity, its peer review process, and tips and techniques on how to write a successful application.

 

This session includes the following speakers:

Kristin Andrews

Department of Philosophy, Faculty of LA&PS

Successful recipient of SSHRC Insight Grants (2013-2016 and 2016-2021)

AND

Deanne Williams

Department of English, Faculty of LA&PS
SSHRC Insight Grant Selection Committee Member, 2016-17 (435-1E committee – covering Literature).   Recipient of SSHRC Insight Grant (2013-19).

Dr. Kristin Andrews will discuss tips and strategies for preparing a winning proposal (methodology, budget etc.,) by using her application as a sample. Dr. Deanne Williams will talk about her general experience as a Selection Committee Member, including how the adjudication and scoring systems work. 

Please confirm your attendance by contacting ORS at ext. 55055 (research@yorku.ca).

Week of April 2, 2017 to April 8, 2017


Good Morning

Please find attached a memo and corresponding documents from Robert Haché, Vice-President Research & Innovation regarding the internal process for the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.

Regards
  
Tina
  
  
Tina Sposato
Executive Assistant
Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation


Memo

To:                          Deans

CC:                         Associate Deans Research, Faculty Research Officers and Directors From: Robert  Haché, Vice President Research & Innovation

Date:                     April 6, 2017

Subject:               Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – Cyberinfrastructure Initiative

 

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative aims to support research communities in their efforts to devise optimal ways to organize and use research data resources. In this competition, CFI invites institutions to propose projects that bring together a community of researchers from across the country who share similar challenges linked to the availability of research data. Projects should address existing or emerging challenges for a community of researchers through the development of new tools and applications or novel ways of organizing and using research data that would enhance the community’s capacity to conduct leading-edge research. The research data infrastructure initiative is about data-sharing and providing access to any researcher who can exploit and mine the resource to advance knowledge and promote innovation.

Such projects will require partnerships within and, in some cases, across research domains, so that the shared infrastructure supports a wide range of users and reduces unnecessary duplication of efforts within and between disciplines. Adopting a collaborative, partnership-based approach will necessitate a community of researchers to work closely with technical experts (such as data scientists, data analysts and software developers) who are able to build research data infrastructures, and with other stakeholders. In many cases, the expertise required to build research data infrastructures already exists in organizations such as Compute Canada or CANARIE, and should be effectively employed.

Proposals must demonstrate the sustainability and long-term relevance and usefulness of the research data infrastructure. CFI expects to support proposals that meet the following three objectives:

 

  • Scientific Excellence
  • Impact and ongoing relevance
  • Feasibility

 

CFI expects that the research data infrastructure, once completed, should be made available to all Canadian researchers, regardless of their affiliation. CFI will not be prescriptive and will leave it to researchers and their institutions to devise appropriate policies and regimes that maximize user access, in keeping with the particular nature of the proposed research data resources. Access fees or membership fees can be charged and thereby contribute to the sustainability of the research data infrastructure.

Term and Value

Proposed projects should not exceed $5 million in total eligible costs, with 40% (up to $2 million) of the total to be contributed by CFI, and the remaining 60% to be achieved through vendor/applicant in-kind or cash contributions. Projects must be completed within a three year time frame. Funded projects will also receive an Infrastructure Operating Fund (IOF) contribution of 30% of the CFI award.

Eligible Project Costs

  • The design and development of integrated research data resources;
  • The creation of specialized software and analytical tools, methods and standards required to effectively exploit the data resources;
  • The personnel required to design, develop, build and integrate the data resource, software and analytical tools, methods and standards;
  • Personal computing needs of the above-mentioned personnel;
  • The acquisition of software and analytical tools;
  • Test beds, where they are well justified and cannot be provided by Compute Canada, provided they do not represent a significant proportion of the total project costs;
  • The renovation of existing space, for the personnel required to develop and build the research resource.

Please refer to the link below for further details:

https://www.innovation.ca/awards/cyberinfrastructure-initiative

Application Process

The following table outlines key dates/stages of the application process: Date Milestone
March 31, 2017 Call for Proposals Released
April 20, 2017 Faculties submit draft Notice(s) of Intent (NOI) for review by Advisory Committee on Computing
Late April – Mid May Revision of Notice(s) of Intent
May 12, 2017 ORS submits Notice(s) of Intent to funding agency
Late June Invitation to submit proposal
August 21, 2017 Submission deadline of draft application(s) for review by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT) and Advisory Committee on Computing
October 13, 2017 Deadline for Proposals
March 2018 Funding decisions announced

 

The NOI consists of the following components:

 

  • CFI NOI form – please note that the NOI form is available through the CFI Award Management System (CAMS) link.
  • A letter of support from the Faculty should accompany the NOI, detailing the supports/resources that the Faculty is prepared to commit to the project to help the applicant meet the CFI matching funds requirement. Commitments and supports from Organized Research Units (ORUs) should be included as appropriate.
  • CFI NOI Budget – see attached Excel template
  • CSBO Renovation and Construction Form (if applicable) – see attached Word template
  • Computing Requirements Form (if applicable) – see attached Word template
  • Curriculum Vitae – generated by the CV module on the CFI website – attach as pdf

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

For more information, and to set up a one-on-one meeting, please contact Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist (SIRI) at the Office of Research Services (ORS) at ext. 44200 or by email at mhasan@yorku.ca.

Please note that Associate Deans Research need to ensure that submitted NOI documents have all necessary requirements as outlined above. Any NOI with missing components will be deemed incomplete and will not be reviewed by SPORT.

CFI Cyber NOI Budget

Computing Requirements Form

CSBO Renovation and Construction Form

 


***Sent on behalf of Dr. Sushanta Mitra, Associate Vice-President Research***

Good afternoon,

There will be a Times Higher Education Master Class Information Session held on April 20th from 10:30am to 12noon in BCE Orientation Room, 1st Floor, Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence.

This Information Session will be hosted by Christopher Nitsch, Director, Strategic Solutions-US/Canada from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Please RSVP to Amanda Thomson (amandath@yorku.ca) at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards,
Sushanta

 


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Sushanta K. Mitra, PhD, PEng
Associate Vice-President Research
Kaneff Professor in Micro & Nanotechnology for Social Innovation
FCSME, FASME, FEIC, FRSC, FCAE, FAAAS

Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation
York University
511 Kaneff Tower
4700 Keele St., Toronto,
ON, M3J 1P3

Phone: +1-416-736-5780
Website: lassonde.yorku.ca/mntl

 

FYI – this is a national policy engagement and leadership development program, focused on Canada’s energy sector and the implications of the global transition towards clean energy sources.  It is open to individuals from all background.

This could be of interest to your undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs or even some new faculty.  The age limit for participation is 18-35.
_______________________________________________________
Mark Roseman, Ph.D., MBA

Director, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives

Office of Research Services, York University
Kaneff Tower – 5th Floor, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

416-736-2100 ext 22507
roseman@yorku.ca

Dear members of the Public Policy Forum,
  
PPF is pleased to provide you with an early notice about a project that the Forum is launching in partnership with Action Canada. Your Energy Future is a national youth engagement and leadership program that will blend the strength of Action Canada’s leadership program with the Public Policy Forum’s depth in convening and examining policy issues of importance to Canada. The outcome will be a report and recommendations from Canada’s future leaders that inform how they want to achieve Canada’s mid-century targets to reduce GHGs and mitigate climate change. This project is made possible with funding from the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Lawson Foundation and the Government of the Northwest Territories.
  
Across the country, governments are beginning to rethink their approach to energy development, from developing plans for reducing emissions to addressing demands for greater engagement and consultation on decisions being made today. In Quebec, for example, the provincial government launched a public consultation to identify strategies for promoting the social acceptability of resource projects. Similarly, governments of other provinces and territories are designing processes that will enable them to meet mid-century targets to reduce GHGs and mitigate climate change. Where is the voice of Canada’s youth in these discussions? How does the current direction of Canada’s energy future align with the views of our future leaders?
  
These questions led us to develop Your Energy Future. Today, the Forum and Action Canada is launching a microsite devoted to this initiative. The microsite will include information about the policy challenge, timeline, and the organizations that have confirmed their support to date.
  
Most importantly, this microsite is launching a national call for applications to identify 15-20 future leaders of the Canadian energy sector. The deadline for applications will be April 21, 2017. 
 
  
The successful applicants will participate in a rigorous five-part program that combines leadership training, education, and community engagement exercises over a nine-month period.  Applicants will travel to four different locations in Canada, collect information from other Canadian youth and have opportunities to hear from private, public, academic and NGO leaders in Canada’s energy sector. The culmination of their work will be presented to a group of senior leaders, and released in the form of a report, under the Public Policy Forum banner next March.
  
On behalf of the Forum we ask you to help us promote this program. Your support will enable us to identify and build a cohort of some of Canada’s most promising future leaders to address an issue that is of utmost priority to many Canadians.   
  
Please contact Rhonda Moore Rhonda.moore@ppforum.ca , our project lead, for questions and comments about this program.
  
Sincerely,
Anna
 
Anna Jahn

Director of Membership and Partnerships
Public Policy Forum | Forum des politiques publiques
1400 – 130 rue Albert Street, Ottawa, ON  K1P 5G4
(613) 238-7858, ext. 220
Cell:  613 617 2602
Anna.Jahn@ppforum.ca

Week of March 26, 2017 to April 1, 2017


Dear Colleague,

I hope my message finds you well.

Please forward this message to whom it may concern.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Best regards,

Concetta

Concetta FALZONE

International Officer (Departments of Political Science & Criminology)

University of Liège – Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs, 3 (B31) – B-4000 Liège (Belgium)
Email: C.Falzone@ulg.ac.be       Phone: ++32/4/366 27 37

Dear Partner,

Every year the David-Constant Fund offers three grants for research study trips with the aim of inviting  foreign researchers to the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology. The scholarship award consists of 10.000 euros. The trip must last a minimum of three months. The subject of the research must be law or criminology or in relation with law or criminology issues.

Application 2016 between March 27th and May 2nd.

Please find in attachment the rules and the application form IN.

More information :
Melissa SCHNEIDER
Faculté de Droit, de Science Politique et de Criminologie
Université de Liège
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs 3, Bât.
B31 
4000 Liège
Tél. +32 4 366 27 27
melissa.schneider@ulg.ac.be

www.droit.ulg.ac.be/fdc

Do not hesistate to forward to anyone.

Best regards,
————————————–

Madame, Monsieur,
Chers Partenaires,

Chaque année, le Fonds David Constant octroie maximum trois bourses de séjour scientifique, d’un montant de 10.000euros, dans le but d’inviter un/des chercheur(s) étranger(s) à la Faculté. Le séjour doit être d’une durée de trois mois minimum et le sujet de la recherche doit être juridique ou s’y apparenter ou comporter à tout le moins un volet juridique ou criminologique.

Vous trouverez ci-joint le formulaire de candidatures IN et le règlement.http://www.droit.ulg.ac.be/boursesfdc

Les dossiers de candidatures peuvent être déposés entre le 27 mars et le 2 mai 2017 auprès de Mme Schneider (par mail : melissa.schneider@ulg.ac.be).

Pour plus d’informations :
Melissa SCHNEIDER
Faculté de Droit, de Science Politique et de Criminologie
Université de Liège
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs 3, Bât. B31 
4000 Liège
Tél. +32 4 366 27 27
melissa.schneider@ulg.ac.be

www.droit.ulg.ac.be/fdc

Nous vous encourageons à diffuser cet appel au sein de votre unité de recherches et à l’ensemble de vos contacts.

Bien cordialement,

Melissa Schneider

 

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

REMINDER TO JOIN US – OVER 150 PEOPLE HAVE REGISTERED – including 91 industrial partners across all industry sectors, 20 government funders, and 42 academic researchers.  Come and meet potential industrial partners and government funders to help support your research labs.  

We are going to be holding our next Industry / Academia / Government Funder event on April 12.  We hope that you can come, and please forward this invitation to any colleagues / companies you think would benefit from attending.

Teamwork Makes the Research Dream Work! Connect with Academic Researchers, Industry, and Government Funders to learn how you can develop technologies, solve technical & business problems, and move research programs forward.

You are invited!!  And please pass this invitation along to your friends and colleagues.

Please Register
at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/industry-academic-research-collaborations-teamwork-makes-the-research-dream-work-tickets-32458777076

 

Memo

To:         Deans and Associate Deans of Research

From:     Barbara Crow, Dean and Associate Vice President Graduate Date:     Thursday, March 23, 2017

Subject: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition 2017-2018

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is happy to accept nominations for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, in the form of a Letter of Intent (LOI) package. Please forward this information related to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and the internal York process for this competition to all eligible researchers in your unit.

Because of the highly competitive nature of this opportunity, an internal selection process is in place, whereby supervisors/candidates must submit a truncated, preliminary version of the application as an LOI (Letter of Intent) on an internal deadline in advance of the agency deadline. All LOI submissions will be reviewed by the York Banting Selection Committee.  Successful candidates will the be invited to go forward to the full application stage and submission to the agency.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research-based growth.

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:

  • attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
  • develop their leadership potential
  • position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow

The purpose of the Banting program is to attract top-tier postdoctoral applicant who are recent PhDs from other national and international institutions – as postdoctoral researchers.

The Banting program is unique in its emphasis on the “synergy” between the applicant and the host institution; that is, the close and unique alignment of the supervisor’s research, the applicant’s research, and the institution’s strategic priorities. This “synergy” should therefore guide both the prospective supervisor’s choice of candidate and the nomination package’s points of emphasis.

Poststdoctoral Fellowships, Competition Year 2016-2017

 

 

Description

 

The purpose of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships is to build world- class research capacity by recruiting top-tier Canadian and international postdoctoral researchers at an internationally competitive level of funding. Seventy fellowships will be awarded each year through CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. The program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between applicants and research institutions. The emphasis is on the excellence of the candidate as well as the quality of the research environment and given the limited number of fellowships, this is a highly competitive program. Evidence of the quality of the research environment is required as is an indication of the level of institutional support that will be made available to the nominee.

Value $70,000 per year for two years.
 

 

 

 

Eligibility criteria

·             Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and/or foreign citizens

·             Recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree (degree completed between September 21, 2014 and September 30, 2018, with a possible extension of this window by up to a cumulative maximum of two years for career interruptions due to  specific reasons)

·             Nominees  must not hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position

·             Only in very rare cases will a fellowship be offered to an applicant proposing to hold it at the same institution at which the PhD was completed

·             Applicants must be nominated by the institution and can only take up the fellowship at the nominating institution

·             Please review complete eligibility criteria at:  http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/app-dem_elig-adm.html

 

Required Documents for LOI/ Application Guide

Documents to be submitted for the LOI stage:

 

1.    Research proposal (max. 4 pages)

2.    Draft supervisor’s statement (max. 5 pages)

3.    Vanier-Banting CCV (Create an account at the CCV website:  https://ccv-cvc.ca/indexresearcher-eng.frm)

 

Please review the full Banting application guide at:  http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/app-dem_guide.html

 

Timeline and guidelines

Banting Information Session June 13, 1pm, KT 956
Internal LOI documents deadline – electronic submission (kimmcint@yorku.ca)  

July 24

Banting selection committee meets to decide which files will move forward to Banting.  Applicants will receive notification that they are moving forward and will receive feedback.  

By August 10

 

  Meetings with applicants, supervisors, and FGS to assist in development of the application  

August 14-16

Revised Banting files due for technical review (kimmcint@yorku.ca)  

Sept 13

 

Banting Submission Deadline

 

September 20 (to be confirmed)

Process ·             Contact Kim McIntyre, Postdoctoral Services Coordinator, if you are interested in this opportunity

·             Potential candidates should work with their nominating supervisor to compile the documentation necessary for the letter of intent (LOI)

·             Submit all required documentation electronically to Kim McIntyre (kimmcint@yorku.ca ) no later than July 24, 2017

·             Wait for follow-up from Banting Selection Committee

·             Revise and compile complete application as requested

 

Selection Criteria

Research excellence and leadership in the research domain – demonstrated capacity for research excellence based on track record to date as defined by quality of applicant’s research contribution, and demonstrated capacity for leadership in the research domain defined by the sphere of influence achieved to date by the applicant.

 

Quality of applicant’s proposed research program – examined in terms of the potential of the proposed research program, executed in the proposed institutional environment, to position the applicant for significant impact through a research-intensive career (potential for significant impact).

 

Institutional commitment and demonstrated synergy between applicant and institutional strategic priorities

 

Demonstrated commitment of the institution to support development of the applicant’s research and leadership capacity through institutional support (funding, facilities, equipment, etc.) and professional development

 

Demonstrated alignment and synergy between the applicant’s research ambitions and the institution’s potential to benefit strategically from engagement with the applicant (alignment with institution’s strategic priorities)

 

FGS Contact

 

Kim McIntyre

Postdoctoral Services Coordinator ext 22993 – kimmcint@yorku.ca

 

 

Memo

To: Deans, Organized Research Unit Directors

CC: Associate Deans Research, Faculty Research Officers and Directors

From: Robert Haché, Vice President Research & Innovation

Date: March 17, 2017

Subject: Ontario Research Fund–Research Excellence Round 9

The Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science has officially launched the call for proposals for Round 9 of the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence (ORF-RE) program. The ORF-RE program promotes research excellence of strategic value to Ontario by supporting new leading-edge, transformative, and internationally significant research. Full details on the program can be found in the attached Program Guidelines.

ORF-RE Round 9 consists of three application streams:

  1. General: Open to all disciplines.
  1. Disruptive Technologies: Open to proposals focused on Clean Technologies (cleantech). For the purpose of this competition, cleantech is defined as any process, product, or service that reduces environmental impacts through:

 environmental protection activities that prevent, reduce, or eliminate pollution or any other degradation of the environment;

 resource management activities that result in a more efficient use of natural resources, thus safeguarding against their depletion; or

 the use of goods that have been modified or adapted to be significantly less energy or resource intensive than the industry standard.

  1. Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (SSAH): Open to proposals in the arts, the humanities and social sciences. For example:

 Social Sciences – including economics and law – provide essential body of knowledge, necessary for proper functioning of businesses as well as for political, regulatory and socio-economic wellbeing of society;

 Arts – including the visual and performing disciplines, design, architecture, film, music or literature – contribute to cultural identity, enjoyment of life and quality of place, the key factors in retaining and attracting the best and brightest minds;

 Humanities – including history, languages and philosophy – are essential disciplines in understanding cultural identity and proper functioning of a more ethical and democratic society.

The Ministry encourages applicants to the SSAH stream to, where applicable, address the ethical, environmental, economic, legal and/or social implications of effectively integrating and adapting disruptive technologies.

“Disruptive technologies”, for the purposes of this round, are those technologies that have the potential to transform or disrupt current societal behaviour and market by displacing it with a new emerging technology.

Term and Value

With funding over five years, ORF-RE provides up to 1/3 of the total value of a project, requiring the remaining 2/3 to be sourced from a combination of private sector and institutional contributions.

 General and Disruptive Stream Proposals: The minimum support that will be provided is $1 million and the maximum support provided is $4 million.

 Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (SSAH) Proposals: The minimum support that will be provided is $200,000 and the maximum support provided is $1 million.

Eligible Project Costs

Direct Costs:

 Salaries and benefits: claimed in proportion to the time spent working on the project

 Facilities and equipment: up to 10% of total direct costs

 Other direct research costs: including, but not limited to, materials, fieldwork expenses, and dissemination of research. Some hospitality costs may be eligible where essential for networking purposes but must adhere to the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act – 2010.

 Management and administration: up to 10% of total direct costs

Indirect Costs:

 Up to 40% of costs associated with conducting the research project (i.e. direct costs)

Adjudication Criteria

Research Excellence: Scientific merit, quality of research, and expertise of research team

Research Impact: Anticipated value to Ontario in the following three categories:

  1. Commercialization
  2. Economic Benefits
  3. Societal Benefits

Achieving Impact Plan: A plan for achieving Research Impact

Development of Research Talent: A clear plan for the training of highly qualified personnel

Project Management and Governance: Management of the project, including governance structure, sustainability, budget, and milestones

Application Process

The following table outlines key dates/stages of the application process: Date Milestone
April 17, 2017 Faculties submit Notice(s) of Intent to the Office of Research Services (ORS)
May 2 ORS submits Notice(s) of Intent to funding agency
May – August Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist , works with applicants and Faculty-based research support staff to prepare full applications
August 21 Submission deadline of draft application(s) for review by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT)
Late August – mid September Revision of application(s) following SPORT review
September 18 Final application(s) due to ORS
September 25 ORS submits application(s) to funding agency

 

 

 

 

 Memo

To: Associate Deans of Research

Cc: Deans

From: Robert Haché, Vice-President Research & Innovation

Date: March 24, 2017

Subject: Nomination Process for 2017 Killam Prize

 

Please find below information regarding review the 2017 Call for Nominations for the Killam Prizes, which recognize substantial and distinguished contributions, over a significant period, to scholarly research.

This information, and the accompanying Guidelines and Nomination Form document, should be circulated to your respective Research Directors, Research Officers, and Faculty members, to ensure their familiarity with the nomination process.

Killam Prizes

The Killam Prizes honour distinguished Canadian scholars who have been engaged in research in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions. Valued at $100,000 each, they are awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to distinguished Canadian scholars doing research in any of the following disciplines:

 humanities

 social sciences

 natural sciences

 health sciences

 engineering

 

Normally, one prize is awarded each year in each of the five disciplines.

Eligibility

Killam Prizes are intended for active (not retired) Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and distinguished contribution, over a significant period, to scholarly research. It is not intended as an “end of service” reward, as recognition for one great accomplishment, or in expectation of future distinguished contributions.

Scholars may not apply for the Killam Prizes; they must be nominated by an expert in their field.

Only Canadian citizens are eligible for this honour, and prizes are awarded only to living candidates.

Prizes_Guidelines_Killam_EN

Assessment of Nominations

Peer evaluation is fundamental to the decision-making process. The interdisciplinary Killam Selection Committee, composed of 15 distinguished scholars, will choose the prize recipients. The Killam Selection Committee will evaluate the nominations on their merit, compared with each other in a national context. The prizes will be offered to those candidates considered outstanding by the committee.

The following points will figure prominently in the selection of the candidates being considered for the Killam Prize:

 the exceptional quality of the candidate’s research achievements;

 evidence of the candidate’s outstanding commitment, creativity and efforts to share research knowledge beyond the academic community;

 the enduring contribution of the candidate’s ideas and research results to Canadian society, including the nation’s intellectual and/or cultural life;

 the scope of the candidate’s research contributions, taking into account the norms of the field of study;

 where appropriate, the international stature of the candidate.

Nomination Process

Nominees will work with the SIRI Awards and Nominations Specialist and Faculty-based research support personnel (as appropriate) to prepare the full nomination package for submission. As such, nominees are asked to notify the SIRI Awards and Nominations Specialist (see Contact below) as soon as possible of their intent to pursue a Killam Prize.

The Major Awards Advisory Committee (MAAC) will review draft support materials (Part C) of nominations and provide feedback to nominees to assist with the further development of their nomination.

Full nominations include:

 Part A: Forms confirming:

o Name and location of nominator and nominee

o Category of nomination

o Declarations of nominator and nominee

 Part B: Form identifying experts providing letters of support

o A maximum of three original, signed letters from experts, within or outside Canada, supporting the nomination

 Part C: Support materials:

o A signed letter of nomination

o A brief description (maximum of two pages) of the nature of the nominee’s research and distinguished contributions to scholarly research, including why the candidate should be considered an outstanding nominee for the prize information

o A biography for the nominee, summarizing the candidate’s education, distinguished research achievements, current research interests, and honours or awards received (maximum of one page)

o The nominee’s curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and/or professional activities, as appropriate to the nominee

Relevant Deadlines DATE MILESTONE
April 24 Draft supporting materials (Part C) due to the Office of Research Services (ORS)
Early May MAAC Review
June 5 Full nomination and signed ORS Checklist due to ORS
June 15 Funding Agency Deadline

 

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 Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) will be hosting Information Sessions across Ontario regarding the recent launch of Round 9 of the Ontario Research Fund, Research Excellence (ORF-RE) program. 

Attached below is the schedule of the upcoming sessions. The sessions are open to institutions in the area, please contact the person listed on the template if you plan to attend.

Location Day and Time Location of Meeting

 

Contact Person/ Host MRIS

 

University of Guelph Monday, April 3

10:30 am -12 pm

 

 

University Centre Room 441

Use the North elevator and then turning right out of the elevator and right again to find Room 441.

 

Carolyn Dowling-Osborn

dowlingo@uoguelph.ca

 

Karla Morris,

 

Jack Krepel

 

Queen’s University Tuesday, April 4

11 am -12:30pm

Rowe Room

3rd floor conference room in Fleming Hall, Jemmett Wing

 

Hollie O’Dette-Hoiles

Telephone: 613-533-2757

Email: hoilesh@queensu.ca

 

Karla Morris
McMaster University Wednesday, April 5

11 am -12:30 pm

Room 535 in the Engineering Technology Building (#56 on the attached map) Melina Mirabella

mirabem@mcmaster.ca

905-525-9140 ext. 26974.

 

Karla Morris
University of Ottawa Friday, April 7

10 am -12 pm

 

 

Alex Trebek Alumni Hall (157 Séraphin Marion Private), room 116.

 

Christian Beaulé, PhD, MBA

cbeaule@uottawa.ca

 

Karla Morris

 

Carlene Harris

University of Waterloo Monday, April 10

11 am -12:30pm

 

 

Enterprise Theatre, room 1111 in East Campus 5 (EC5) building.

The East Campus is located on the corner of Philip St. and Columbia St. in Waterloo

 

Aaron Pereira

(519) 888-4567 ext. 38523

aaron.pereira@uwaterloo.ca

 

 

Karla Morris
University of Toronto Wednesday, April 12

10 am – 12:00 pm

 

 

Medical Sciences Building

1 King’s College Circle; Toronto, ON, Canada; M5S 1A8

Room 2173

 

Map link: http://map.utoronto.ca/.

MayLiza Baak

416.978.7605

Email: m.baak@utoronto.ca

 

Karla Morris

Joel Bartczak

Other TBC

 

ORF-RE Round 9 – Program Guidelines

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 Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) recently announced a Call for Applications for its Prevention Innovation Grants program.  A summary is provided below.
 
Objectives

  • To support unique, creative research ideas and applications of new knowledge with imminent application potential relevant to cancer prevention in human populations;
  • To support unconventional concepts, approaches or methodologies to address problems in cancer research

Proposed projects must demonstrate a specific and defined potential for impact on cancer incidence, for example through prevention/risk reduction research, programs, and practice, including interventions, knowledge translation, best practices and health-related decision making at the individual, organizational and health system levels. Applications are invited for social/psychosocial and behavioural science, health policy, population health, health promotion and health services research aimed at cancer prevention.

Priority areas identified by the Canadian Cancer Society and/or the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance include, but are not limited to:

  • health disparities
  • tobacco control
  • occupational and environmental (chemical, physical, and biological) carcinogens (O&E)
  • UV and ionizing radiation exposure
  • healthy eating and physical activity
  • screening to reduce cancer incidence
  • health economics and health systems related to cancer prevention
  • behavioural and population interventions

Value
Up to $100K/year to a maximum of $200K per grant
 
Duration
Up to 2 years
 
Deadlines
Mandatory abstract registration due at agency – May 1, 2017
Full application due at ORS – June 1, 2017
Full application due at agency – June 15, 2017
 
Further details can be found by visiting the following link:
http://www.cancer.ca/en/research/grants-and-awards/current-funding-opportunities/prevention-innovation-grant/?region=on
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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 faculty members who are considering applying to the upcoming SSHRC Insight Grant competition.

Information Session:

DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL SSHRC INSIGHT GRANT APPLICATION 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

1:00 – 3:00 pm

280N York Lanes

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is coordinating a SSHRC Insight Grant (IG) Information Session for those faculty members who are considering preparing an application to the upcoming fall SSHRC Insight Grant competition. All eligible researchers across campus who are interested in applying are encouraged to attend this session.  This session is intended to provide researchers with a general overview of the IG funding opportunity, its peer review process, and tips and techniques on how to write a successful application.

This session includes the following speakers:

Kristin Andrews

Department of Philosophy, Faculty of LA&PS

Successful recipient of SSHRC Insight Grants (2013-2016 and 2016-2021)

AND

Deanne Williams

Department of English, Faculty of LA&PS
SSHRC Insight Grant Selection Committee Member, 2016-17 (435-1E committee – covering Literature).  Recipient of SSHRC Insight Grant (2013-19).

Dr. Kristin Andrews will discuss tips and strategies for preparing a winning proposal (methodology, budget etc.,) by using her application as a sample.  Dr. Deanne Williams will talk about her general experience as a Selection Committee Member, including how the adjudication and scoring systems work.  

Please confirm your attendance by contacting ORS at ext. 55055 (research@yorku.ca).

 

Week of March 19, 2017 to March 25, 2017


If you plan to supervise a Banting postdoctoral candidate, please note the internal application process outlined in the document below.

York’s Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Process Memo 2017-2018

 

 

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 researchers in your unit.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)) is accepting applications for its Titular Fellowships funded by the ACU Development Fellowships Fund.  A summary for each fellowship is provided below.

Objectives of Fellowships

  • To enable the universities of the Commonwealth to develop the human resources of their institutions and countries through the interchange of people, knowledge, skills and technologies.

Fellowships which do not have a specific subject linked to them are tenable in any of the priority subject areas:

  • Education
  • Health and related social sciences
  • Information technology and management
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects
  • Sustainable development
  • University development and management

1) George Weston Limited Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded in the fields of agriculture, forestry, food science and food technology.

This fellowship is tenable at any ACU member university outside the applicant’s home country, or in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country other than the applicant’s home country.

Eligibility

     Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of an ACU member university.

2) Gordon and Jean Southam Fellowship

This fellowship is open to applicants from any Canadian ACU member university. The fellowship can be used for either a collaborative academic research visit, or a collaborative fact-finding visit.

This fellowship is tenable in any ACU member university outside Canada, or in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country other than Canada.   

Eligibility

Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of an ACU member university in Canada.

3) Jacky McAleer Memorial Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded in the field of information technology, with priority given to the computerization of record systems or computer-assisted learning.

This fellowship is tenable at any ACU member university outside the applicant’s home country, or in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country other than the applicant’s home country.  

Eligibility

     Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of an ACU member university.

4) Swansea University Fulton Fellowship

This fellowship is tenable at Swansea University, UK.  The fellowship can be used for either a collaborative academic research visit, or a collaborative fact-finding visit.

Eligibility

     Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of an ACU member university in a country other than the UK.

5) Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Fellowship 

This fellowship is awarded in the field of accountancy. The fellowship is tenable in any Commonwealth country other than that in which the applicant works.  It is tenable either at an ACU member university or in industry, commerce or public service.

Eligibility

Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of an ACU member university.

Value

Up to 5000 DBP and intended to cover:

    • International economy return airfare and other travel costs
    • Medical insurance and visa fees
    • Board and loading fees
    • Research costs

Duration

Tenure of fellowships must be less than six months and travel must be completed by August 1, 2018.

Deadlines

Submission to ORS – April 28, 2017

Submission to agency – May 12, 2017 by 23:59 BST

For additional details and application form, please consult the following link:

https://www.acu.ac.uk/scholarships/titular-fellowships/

 

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.
 

See http://www.isryorku.ca/what-we-do/sss2017/ for a full listing of the short courses offered by the Institute for Social Research at York.

Director and Professor
Centre for Refugee Studies
8th Floor Kaneff Tower, York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 Canada
www.yorku.ca/jhyndman
 

**Sent on behalf of Dr. Sushanta Mitra, Associate Vice-President Research***

Good afternoon,

There will be a Times Higher Education Master Class Information Session held on April 20th from 10:30am to 12noon in BCE Orientation Room, 1st Floor, Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence.

This Information Session will be hosted by Christopher Nitsch, Director, Strategic Solutions-US/Canada from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Please RSVP to Amanda Thomson (amandath@yorku.ca) at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards,
Sushanta

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Sushanta K. Mitra, PhD, PEng
Associate Vice-President Research
Kaneff Professor in Micro & Nanotechnology for Social Innovation
FCSME, FASME, FEIC, FRSC, FCAE, FAAAS

Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation
York University
511 Kaneff Tower
4700 Keele St., Toronto,
ON, M3J 1P3

Phone: +1-416-736-5780
Website: lassonde.yorku.ca/mntl

 

Week of March 12, 2017 to March 18, 2017


Please see the website below for the most current version of York’s Tri Agency handbook.

http://www.yorku.ca/finance/documents/Grant_Administration_Handbook.pdf

Hello everyone

I have revised the offer letters for Research Assistants, Research Associates and Post Docs. There is an attestation at the end of each letter which is now required by the Tri Agencies.

Basically someone who is eligible to hold a Tri Agency award cannot also be paid a salary or stipend from a Tri agency award.   

Please inform your local PI’s as we need to ensure we are in compliance with their requirements.

Angela Zeno, BA, CPA,CGA
Manager,Research Accounting
York University
4747 Keele St.Toronto, ON
M3J 2N9
Tel: 416-736-5668
Fax: 416-736-5815
email: azeno@yorku.ca

research letter of offer full-time template

post-doc letter of offer full-time template

 

***Sent on behalf of Dr. Sushanta Mitra, Associate Vice-President Research***

Good afternoon,

Please see below for information on the NRCan survey on helping Canada reduce GHGs.  Please distribute to your faculty members for their participation.

Regards,
Sushanta

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Sushanta K. Mitra, PhD, PEng
Associate Vice-President Research
Kaneff Professor in Micro & Nanotechnology for Social Innovation
FCSME, FASME, FEIC, FRSC, FCAE, FAAAS

Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation
York University
511 Kaneff Tower
4700 Keele St., Toronto,
ON, M3J 1P3

Phone: +1-416-736-5780
Website: lassonde.yorku.ca/mntl
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On 2017-03-13 9:51 AM, Noël Sturgeon wrote:

—–Forwarded by Noël Sturgeon/fs/YorkU on 03/13/2017 09:46AM —–

  

Help Canada Reduce GHGs: a survey for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

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I would never think it was possible, but it’s a fact that Canada is the number one emitter of Greenhouse gas per capita, worldwide!

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On the other hand, Canada is one of the world’s most natural and wild territories, and it doesn’t make sense that these two characterizations should apply to our Country.

  

Even though they could still be arguing about the magnitude of the impact of human-based emissions of GHG on our environment, nobody claims that there’s any!

  

Moreover, besides the need for reducing these emissions, there are great opportunities to progressively transform our one-way lifestyle (extraction-use-disposal) to a more circular production and use process, and make Canada a world leader in relevant technologies and processes.

  

If Canada is the first emitter of GHG per capita, Canada also has an impressive number of researchers, each working in their respective domain, to help reduce by many means, these emissions.

  

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has identified as critical, the need for developing more research actions in this domain, and they want to help develop future strategies by identifying first the scientific expertise already present in our Universities and Research Centres.

  

As a first step, NRCan has commissioned a research paper being prepared by myself, Eric Prouzet (Asso. Prof. University of Waterloo (ON)) and Warren Mabee (Asso. Prof. Queen’s University).

  

To help us achieving a complete panorama of research actions, we invite you to tell us how you contribute, or you could, to GHG reduction, if you work on, or with, advanced materials in any way. We want to ensure that we don’t miss any domain or expert, especially Yours, when NRCan will help define the future research targets.

  

To help us, it’s easy: just use your next 7 minutes to fill this short survey via the following weblink:

https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/GHG_Reduction_University

Thanks in advance for your help, which will make us sure that we take into account your own research activity when advocating for future research programs.

Best regards,

Eric Prouzet

Asso. Prof. Chemistry& Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo (ON)

Contact: ep.sf.waterloo@gmail.comeprouzet@uwaterloo.ca

  

You can also help us further by forwarding this invitation to any other Canadian researcher in your network.


 

The Australian KT Experience and Our Move to the Impact Agenda
March 29, 2017        

Tamika Heiden, Knowledge Translation Australia

                  Wednesday, March 29                      
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  
  Room 519, Kaneff Tower
     York University, Keele Campus
  

This talk has been organized by the Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. Knowledge mobilization helps turn research into action.  

Tamika Heiden, of Knowledge Translation Australia, has been driving change, advocating for Knowledge Translation (KT), and training researchers and research support staff in KT processes for the past three years. In a country yet to embrace KT and Impact, Tamika has been preparing for the inevitable change to research funding and reward. In 2017, the Australian government is undertaking its first Engagement and Impact Assessment Pilot, with the view to ongoing impact assessment beginning in 2018.

Join Tamika as she shares the KT practices that are happening in Australia and gives insights into the current research impact and engagement evaluation landscape. This conversational style session will look at Tamika’s entrepreneurial approach to KT, examine current KT roles and activities, and discuss the role of KT in the Australian Impact and Engagement agenda moving forward.

 

Week of March 05, 2017 to March 11, 2017


CFI is about to launch another Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, and sent out the attached document as a pre-announcement announcement! They’re looking for a team of researchers who can build a shared research data infrastructure (e.g. databases and data repositories).

 

For more information please click here >> Cyberinfrastructure Initiative Draft Call for proposals 2017
Sincerely,

Maheen
Maheen Hasan
Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist
Office of Research Services, York University

Kaneff Tower – 5th Floor, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3
416.736.2100 ext 44200 
mhasan@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 York University faculty members who you know may be interested in applying for a Killam Research Fellowship.  

THE KILLAM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Objective:  The Killam Research Fellowships are awarded annually to well-established researchers, on a competitive basis, in the following fields:

  • humanities
  • social sciences
  • natural sciences
  • health sciences
  • engineering
  • studies linking any of these disciplines.

Killam Research Fellowships provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to individual scholars who wish to pursue independent research. The fellowships are awarded to individuals, but the funds are paid to and administered by universities or research institutes.

 

Note: The award is not intended as a subsidy for the overall research or teaching program of a department, institute or centre, and it is not offered for work undertaken as part of a degree program

 

An individual may win this award only once.

 

Value

Killam Research Fellowships provide release time and are valued at $70,000 per year. The funds are paid to the university or research institution which employs the Fellow.  Fellowship recipients must obtain support for research and laboratory costs from other sources.

 

The university or research institution that employs the Killam Research Fellow is expected to relieve him or her of all teaching and administrative responsibilities, and to continue to pay the Fellow’s full salary and benefits during the full tenure of the fellowship. The fellowship funds assist the university or research institution in defraying the costs of replacing the Fellow and in paying the Fellow’s salary and benefits during the two-year fellowship period.

 

Duration

Two years

 

Deadlines

ORS deadline in order to provide a full review of your application – May 1, 2017

Agency deadline – May 15, 2017

 

NOTE: Please submit a hardcopy of your application along with an ORS checklist to the Office of Research Services by Thursday, May 11th, 4:30pm, so that ORS can electronically approve your application on Monday, May 15th.

 

For complete information on the Killam Research Fellowship and to apply, please consult Canada Council’s web links at:

http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/killam-research-fellowships

http://killam.canadacouncil.ca/

 

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 faculty members who conduct research in the area of transportation infrastructure.

Two important amendments have been made to the 2017-18 HIIFP Program:

  1. The due date for submission is amended from March 17 to March 24, 2017 at 2:30pm
  2. Submissions will be accepted either in the format stated in the Guide (hard copy plus CD or USB) or alternatively, as attachments to an email in lieu of hard copy and CD or USB. Details for email submission are provided below.
    • The subject line of the email must state: HIIFP submission Topic # (or Open Topic)
      • Example: Topic 2017-31 Smith.pdf  or  Topic 2017-31 Smith.doc.
    • If separate files are used for different documents, the document name should be included in the file name. 
      • Example: Topic 2017-31 Perchanok Attach B.pdf.
      • The maximum file size for incoming email is 10Mb.   If it is necessary to split a document into more than one file, or to send more than one email, add Part 1, Part 2, etc. to the file name or the subject line.

A notification of receipt will be provided but the Ministry will not accept responsibility for email or hardcopy submissions that are not received by the deadline, whether through fault of our system or otherwise.  You are strongly encouraged to send your submission ahead of the deadline to ensure that it is received. 

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The Ontario Ministry of Transportation recently announced its 2017 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 are:

  • 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 areas of transportation and infrastructure engineering are included in this program:

  • Traffic Operations
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Engineering Materials
  • Highway Design
  • Investment Planning
  • Environmental
  • Geomatics
  • Bridges
  • Construction
  • Maintenance

To be eligible for funding, HIIFP applications must cover one (or several) of the topics from the following categories:

  • Specific Research Topics
  • Open Research Topics 

Please consult the guidelines to obtain information and a detailed description of each specific research topic.

Value

The total value of the awards is expected to be about $1,000,000 beginning April 2017. It is expected that approximately twenty-eight projects will be funded.

 

Duration

One year, with some consideration for multi-year proposals

 

Deadlines

Submission to ORS:  March 10, 2017

Submission to agency: March 24, 2017 by 2:30pm EST

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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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

New deadline

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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, 2017. 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 translation research 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 language-related research; c) be an active member of the CRLCC; and, d) be able to facilitate CRLCC activities in English and French. The Director provides overall leadership for the Centre’s collaborative and individual research activities, develops external funding sources and builds 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 and nominations (including a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who may be contacted) should be sent to Prisca Ng How Tseung, Administrative Assistant, CRLCC and Research Office, Glendon College, York Hall B219; ngprisca@glendon.yorku.ca. Applicants are also invited to submit a statement about their vision for CRLCC, including goals, objectives, strategy of action and leadership style.  Deadline for applications and nominations: April 5th, 2017. 

(Nos excuses pour les envois dupliqués)

 

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

Nouvelle date limite

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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 2017. 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 en recherches traductologiques (Translation Research Summer School); 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 la langue ; c) être un membre actif du CRLCC, d) être en mesure de faciliter les activités du CRCLC en anglais et en français. Le directeur doit assurer la direction générale des activités de recherche individuelles et collaboratives du Centre, solliciter du financement de sources externes et 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 et les mises en candidatures (y compris le curriculum vitae et les noms des trois référents pouvant être contactés) 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 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 candidatures et les mises en candidature est le 05 avril 2017. 


ARCHIVED NEWS

long blue line

2017


Call for proposals: University Student Housing: Addressing the Affordability Challenge

Call for proposals:

University Student Housing: Addressing the Affordability Challenge

In 2015-2016, the presidents of the four Toronto universities collaborated on the StudentMoveTO initiative in order to develop the first-ever comprehensive survey of university student travel behavior, trends and needs across seven campuses in the GTA. A second collaborative initiative is now being proposed to address the unique housing affordability challenges faced by students attending Toronto universities.

The City of Toronto is the second most expensive housing market in Canada. In May 2016, the average cost of a detached home in the city was $1.28M, while the average cost of all home types was $782,051, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board.

Rentseeker.ca (Fall 2015) suggests that the average rental cost for an apartment in Toronto ranged from $937 to $1,288 for bachelor, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments respectively. These averages do not reflect differences in location, proximity to the city centre (where three of the seven campuses of Toronto-based universities are located), or quality of housing and access to amenities. Furthermore, research conducted by Prof. David Hulchanski identifies a trend referred to as the ‘Three Cities’ in which city neighbourhoods are becoming increasingly polarized based on household income. The city’s core is transitioning to an enclave of wealthy households, while lower-income households are becoming more concentrated in the inner and outer suburbs of the GTA. The high cost of housing and the segregation of wealth and poverty in Toronto, combined with differential access to transit, present acute challenges for university students in their ability to secure affordable housing. Student incomes tend to be both low and fixed – making students especially vulnerable to increases in housing expenses.

StudentMoveTO identified the tradeoff that students are forced to make between housing and transportation. The cost of housing was identified by nearly one-quarter of survey respondents as the reason for their most recent move. Furthermore, when students were asked what would motivate them to change their main mode of transportation to campus, results indicated that “the most important motivator across all seven campuses was a change in home location; a sign students understand the relationship between transportation and housing” (StudentMoveTO, 3).

Implications of a lack of affordable housing for students are significant and include greater economic precarity, hidden homelessness, longer daily commute times, lower levels of campus engagement, and potentially compromised health and safety. Given that such a large proportion of the students attending the four Toronto universities come from lower-income families, the lack of affordable student housing can, at worst, act as a barrier to university attendance, further amplifying income disparities and negatively impacting future opportunities for increased prosperity.

In light of this situation, we propose that students and faculty from the four universities work together to:

  1. Document the nature and extent of the current student housing affordability challenge, including the unique housing challenges faced by students, and
  2. Identify creative initiatives that might address these housing Improved affordability may depend on zoning changes, innovative design solutions, novel financing mechanisms, social entrepreneurship or other shifts in municipal, provincial or federal policy.

The four university presidents will once again jointly contribute funds in the amount of

$40,000 to support research and the formulation of potential solutions to address housing affordability for students.

Activities to be supported could include (but are not limited to) primary research, identification of international best practices, workshop/conference, design charettes, or prototype/policy development. The aim is to encourage the formation of multi-university, multi-disciplinary teams comprising both faculty and students, ideally working in concert with public sector partners and/or not-for-profit and community-based

organizations.

Proposals should be based on teams comprising faculty and students from at least two of the four participating universities. If multiple proposals are received, the four presidents may opt to combine proposals and/or teams.

Proposals are due by 24 March 2017. Those interested in submitting a proposal should contact Professor Linda Peake, Director of the City Institute at city@yorku.ca


 Call for SU17 RAY positions

Good morning everyone,

Student Financial Services is pleased to announce the call for Summer 2017 position requests for the RAY 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 can be found on the Employment Administrators website accessible at http://sfs.yorku.ca/employment/.

To be considered for the RAY program, positions must involve undergraduate students in quality research activities that will provide them with hands-on research experience and at the same time provide the faculty member with meaningful research support. Quality research activities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Performing a literature search or bibliographical compilation
  • Understanding the difference between primary and secondary sources
  • Developing a compelling research proposal
  • Designing and trouble-shooting an experiment
  • Learning interview techniques or basic laboratory skills
  • Understanding data collection, visualization and analysis techniques
  • Applying statistical and error analyses, including through programming, and the importance of a control sample
  • Honing techniques in archival research, data mining and meta-analyses
  • Learning the dynamics associated with being part of a research team
  • Enhancing communication skills – oral and written – including conference presentations and manuscripts

When submitting a position(s),  the job description should not exceed 400 words and must include the following:

  1. Brief description of the nature of the research project.
  2. An indication of the types of research activities in which the student will be actively involved.
  3. A description of the research experience that the student will receive.
  4. A description of the type of training and support that will be provided to the student in carrying out these research activities.
  5. The number of RAY positions applied for this session (3 maximum) and the name of the supervising faculty member.  

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 24, 2017.

Position decisions will be sent by email no later than Friday, April 7, 2017.

Please be advised that the information distributed by HR  regarding changes to the  YUSA 2 and Summer Student hiring process, does not apply to positions approved under the Work/Study Program at this time.

All questions/enquiries should be directed to raypost@yorku.ca.

Sincerely,

Karen Warner
Manager, Scholarships and Bursaries 


CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

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 researchers in your unit.

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) recently announced 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 five years of their first full-time academic appointment.

Scholars’ research interest must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program.  Eligible programs are:

Value
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive:
•    $100, 000 CDN in undesignated research support
•    A two-year appointment to a CIFAR research program aligned with their research interests
•    Mentorship from experienced researchers
•    Specialized leadership and communication skills training

Duration
2 years

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – May 9, 2017
Submission to agency – May 23, 2017 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone

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


Weston Brain Institute – Canada: Rapid Response 2017 PD-Related Diseases

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 who conduct research in the area of neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

The Weston Brain Institute recently launched the Rapid Response 2017 program for PD-related diseases.  A summary is provided below.

Objective

To provide seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research ideas to accelerate the development of safe and effective treatments 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
  • Prodromes to the above
  • Vascular contributions 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

Value

Up to $200K

Duration

Up to 18 months

Deadlines

Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS – April 25, 2017

Submission of LOI to agency – May 9, 2017 at 2:00pm EDT

Submission of full proposal to ORS – July 27, 2017

Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – August 10, 2017 at 2:00pm EDT

For complete details on this opportunity and application process, please consult the following link:

http://westonbraininstitute.ca/canada-rapid-response-2017/

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.


Updated CIHR Spreadsheet

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 in order to gain access to the spreadsheet.
 
https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+February+28+2017/dc6f86df-45aa-4edf-9ee9-9bcf49925dd3

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


 NSERC CREATE Update – 2017/2018 Competition

To:          DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

                 DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS

                FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS

                RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

                APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE 

Please note that three important changes are being implemented for the 2017/2018 competition (internal Notice of Intent deadline March 17, 2017).

  1. All universities, regardless of size, now have a quota of 5 LOIs that can be submitted.
  2. To encourage the focused involvement of more researchers in the program and to underline the expectation that CREATE initiatives are self-sustaining by the time the grant ends, researchers are now only eligible to be involved in one active grant and cannot apply while participating in an active grant (as applicant or co-applicant). Therefore, if they currently receive CREATE funding, they cannot be part of a new LOI until the fiscal year following the end of the award. For those currently involved in two CREATE grants, both must be ended before reapplying (i.e. if the last installment of the grant is April 1, 2017, the PI/coPI cannot be involved in or apply for any other CREATE grants until the following May 2018).
  3. NSERC reviewers will be asked to pay closer attention to gender representation and advancement this year. CREATE initiatives are generally encouraged to promote approaches that increase the representation and advancement of women in the natural sciences and engineering. If the discipline of the proposed program tends to have a gender imbalance in the applicant/trainee population, PIs must demonstrate that this imbalance has been considered and addressed in their plan for trainee recruitment.

Should you have any questions, please contact Maheen Hasan at mhasan@yorku.ca


 Guide for the Merit Review of Aboriginal Research

 Memo

To: Associate Deans Research, Council of Research Directors, Research Directors, Research Officers

From: Celia Haig-Brown, Associate Vice-President Research, Office of the VPRI

Ruth Koleszar-Green, Co-Chair, York’s Indigenous Council


Date: February 15, 2017

Subject: Guide for the Merit Review of Aboriginal Research

This joint message, from the Co-Chair of York’s Indigenous Council, Ruth Koleszar-Green, and SSHRC’s representative for York, Celia Haig-Brown (AVPR), is a reminder of SSHRC’s Guidelines for the Merit Review of Aboriginal Research. Please ensure that all review committee members at the unit levels are aware of and engage with the intent of this policy. In addition to providing the link to the full documentation (below), the following excerpt provides context for the Review process. “The Guidelines for the Merit Review of Aboriginal Research ensure that Aboriginal research incorporating Aboriginal knowledge systems (including ontologies, epistemologies and methodologies) is recognized as a scholarly contribution and meets SSHRC’s standards of excellence. The guidelines are also designed to encourage that Aboriginal research be conducted with sensitivity, and only after consideration about who conducts the research and why and how it is conducted.” We recommend strongly that review committee members for both faculty and student applications, grant proposals and all other research-related competitions familiarize themselves with the guidelines.

http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/merit_review-evaluation_du_merite/guidelines_research-lignes_directrices_recherche-eng.aspx


 Invitation to Research Event:  University Librarian’s Speaker Series on Emergent Research in Digital Scholarship

Milligan and Ruest to speak about innovations in web archiving on March 7th

York University Libraries welcome Ian Milligan (Assistant Professor, History) from the University of Waterloo and Nick Ruest (Digital Assets Librarian) from York University to give the inaugural talk for the University Librarian’s Speaker Series on Emergent Research in Digital Scholarship.
The talk, titled “Capturing the Web Today for Tomorrow: Innovations in capturing and analyzing social media and websites for the new scholarly record” will be held on March 7th, 2017 at 1PM, in room 1003 in Ignat Kaneff (Osgoode Hall Law School).

The talk will run from 1-2:30PM, and will allow time for discussion.

 
Additional details can be found on the event website.

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Joy Kirchner
University Librarian
YORK UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
516 Scott Library
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3
CANADA


Invitation to Research Event: April 12, 2017 – Industry-Academic Research Collaborations – Teamwork Makes the Research Dream Work


Teamwork Makes the Research Dream Work! Connect with Academic Researchers, Industry, and Government Funders to learn how you can develop technologies, solve technical & business problems, and move research programs forward.

You are invited!!  And please pass this invitation along to your friends and colleagues.

Please Register
at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/industry-academic-research-collaborations-teamwork-makes-the-research-dream-work-tickets-3245877707

Learn about the power of teamwork to move your research program forward.


A Public Lecture on Why Higher Education Still Matters

Thriving in the University

A Public Lecture on

Why Higher Education Still Matters

by Dr. Les Back

March 29 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | 152 Founders College

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Join us for a Public Lecture by Dr. Les Back (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Professor, sociologist, and author of Academic Diary: Why Higher Education Still Matters, Dr. Les Back from Goldsmiths, University of London will give a public lecture about the enduring importance of higher education . Then, inspired by Dr. Back’s book, York University’s Dr. Lorna Erwin (Sociology), Dr. Don Dippo (Education), and Dr. Vidya Shah (Education) will each share an academic diary entry and their perspective on life in the university today.


Reading in the University 

Reading in the University
A Collegial Conversation about Professor Les Back’s

ACADEMIC DIARY

March 28 | noon – 2:00pm | 030 Winters College


Nouvelle ressource sur le site Web du CRSH/Canada 150 – New Resource on SSHRC Website

Dear SSHRC Leaders,
  
This message is intended to raise general awareness about some of the Canada 150 events that SSHRC, its partners or the social sciences and research community are leading, including those related to the SSHRC Connection Grants – Connecting for Canada’s 150th. You will find these events posted on SSHRC’s website under the section, From coast to coast to coast: What’s on in our research community. If you wish to add an upcoming event that will be based in Canada in 2017, please send us a message at the following mailbox (IFCA-SICA@SSHRC-CRSH.GC.CA). We also encourage you and others from your institution to use the following combination of hashtags in any of its related social media messages: #Canada150th and #SSHRC_CRSH.
  
Thank you in advance.
  
Sincerely,
Chantal  

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Chers ou chères leader pour le CRSH,
  
Ce message a pour but de vous faire part de certains évènements en lien avec le 150e anniversaire du Canada menés par le CRSH, ses partenaires ou encore la communauté de recherche en sciences humaines, incluant ceux qui se rattachent aux subventions Connexion – Initiative 150e anniversaire du Canada. Ces évènements sont publiés sur le site Web du CRSH, sous la section intitulée, D’un océan à l’autre : l’actualité du milieu de la recherche en sciences humaines. Si vous désirez y rajouter un évènement qui se déroulera au Canada en 2017, veuillez nous en faire part (IFCA-SICA@SSHRC-CRSH.GC.CA). Nous vous encourageons également à utiliser les mots-clics suivants lorsque vous ou un membre de votre établissement communique à ce sujet sur les médias sociaux : #Canada150e et #CRSH_SSHRC.
  
En vous remerciant d’avance.
  
Cordialement,
Chantal
  
Chantal D. Barton, PhD, PMP

Manager, Stakeholder Engagement  
| Gestionnaire, Engagement des intervenants
Office of the Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges | Bureau de la Vice-présidente adjointe, Défis de demain
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH)

350 Albert Street  |  350, rue Albert, Ottawa, ON   K1P 6G4
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T  613.996.1337   FAX  |  TÉLÉC.  613.944.4077
www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute: Impact Grants

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 Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) 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;
  • 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 20, 2017

Submission of LOI to agency – April 3, 2017

Submission of Full application to ORS – August 31, 2017

Submission of Full application (by invitation only) to agency – September 15, 2017

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/?region=on

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.


IDRC – Global Call for Research Proposals: Innovations to improve livestock vaccines

To:          DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS

                FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS

                RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

                APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

**PLEASE NOTE THE SHORT DEADLINE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY**

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

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) recently announced a Global Call for Research Proposals: Innovations to improve livestock vaccines.   A summary is provided below.

Objectives

To support the use of the latest cutting edge innovations to improve existing vaccines against livestock diseases. 

Proposals should adopt innovative approaches to increase the duration of immunity by better induction and maintenance of immunological memory, reduce the number primo/vaccinations and/or revaccinations, improve vaccine safety and develop universal vaccines with capacity to provide protection against multiple strains, subtypes and serotypes.

This Call will not fund projects:

  • related to registration issues
  • related to commercialization
  • designed for fundamental research only

Value

Up to $1M

Duration

30 months

ORS deadlines

Submission to ORS – March 7, 2017

Submission to agency – March 21, 2017 at 12:00pm, Eastern Standard Time (Ottawa)

For more information on this Call, please consult the following links:

https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/grants/innovations-improve-livestock-vaccines?utm_source=e-bulletin-116&utm_medium=email&utm_content=en&utm_campaign=bulletin

https://www.idrc.ca/sites/default/files/sp/Documents%20EN/lvif_call_2_-_innovations_to_improve_livestock_vaccines.pdf

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.


 Organic Science Cluster III: Call for Letters of Intent

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 organic agriculture.

The Organic Federation of Canada (OFC), in collaboration with Dalhousie University’s Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) issued a Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for research in Organic Science Cluster III (2018-2023). This Letter of Intent process is being conducted in anticipation that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) next Agricultural Policy Framework will include another Science Cluster Initiative.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives 
The purpose of the LOI:
1)    Provide an opportunity for researchers to express their interest in being part of the Organic Science Cluster III (2018-2023)
2)    Screen (and provide direction on) proposed research for its relevance and potential impact on the organic sector based on:
            i)    how the Activity will strategically address industry priorities
            ii)    the novel scientific contribution the research will make
            iii)    the level of industry collaboration and support, and
            iv)    the preliminary plan to communicate the results of the research.

Research proposals should relate to the following:
1)    Increasing competitiveness through:
        –    Improvements in productivity, production stability, resiliency and/or quality
                o    E.g. Breeding, pest and soil management, irrigation, feed, plant/animal health
                o    E.g. Management responding to climate extremes
        –    Improvements in efficiency, cost reduction
                o    E.g. Labour, nutrients, water, energy, feed
        –    Development and application of new technologies to support organic production systems
                o    E.g. Amendments, equipment, feed, biostimulants, pesticides, probiotics
                o    E.g. Data supports systems, soil test recommendations, precision ag. Technologies
        –    Development of emerging crops, livestock and related products
        –    Improvements in processing, handling and packaging

2)    Advancing public good through:
        –    Improvements in knowledge about how organic agroecosystems function
                o    E.g. Pest behavior, nutrient cycling and movement, life cycle analysis, energy use
        –    Evaluation of ecosystem services – benefits, shortcomings, improved practices
                o    E.g. Biodiversity, soil health, water quality, carbon sequestration
        –    Evaluation of the health benefits of organic
                o    E.g. Nutritional value, risk reduction; shortcomings, improvements
3)    Supporting organic sector evolution through:
        –    Assessments of the sustainability of organic agriculture production systems
        –    Application of holistic principles to find solutions that close nutrient and energy cycles
                o    E.g. Recycling/use of waste by-products in organic systems as a sustainable practice (e.g. struvite, municipal compost)
        –    Improvements of animal welfare – assess status, improved practices
        –    Improvement of organic standards – Canadian science to support the standard
        –    Integration of the traditional knowledge of First Nations people into organic

Value
Not stated

Duration
Not stated

Deadlines
ORS deadline for Letters of Intent: March 27, 2017
Agency deadline for Letters of Intent – April 10, 2017
LOI Applicants notified, full proposals invited – April 24, 2017
Activity proposal submitted to ORS for review – May 15, 2017
Activity proposal submission to agency (by invitation only) – May 29, 2017

Complete details can be found by consulting the following link:
https://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/oacc/en-home/organic-science-cluster/OSCIII.html
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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 the final submission date.


Call for proposals: CIFAR Research Workshops

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
INTERNATIONAL & INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH WORKSHOPS

For more than three decades, CIFAR’s global research programs have connected many of the world’s best minds across borders and disciplines to shape new perspectives and spark ground-breaking ideas. Our commitment to sustained research interactions and engagement through interdisciplinary networks offers researchers the rarest of commodities: freedom to take intellectual risks that are essential for creating truly transformative knowledge.
CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) has launched a new opportunity to explore key questions of global importance that can best be addressed through interdisciplinary, international teams. CIFAR invites the global research community to submit proposals for workshops that are centred on complex, fundamental questions of importance to the world. CIFAR will provide up to $50,000CAD to support short-term, time-limited interactions between 10-20 participants. At least one researcher must be based in Canada. Other participants are expected to be geographically diverse.
Topics selected for workshops should have the potential to impact multiple sectors of society internationally. Topics that are timely in the context of world events, high-risk or which have strong potential for advancement or refinement through a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach are encouraged.  
CIFAR will accept proposals for workshops submitted to either an open call or to targeted areas.
 OPEN CALL

The open call is now accepting workshop proposals from any field of humanities, engineering, social, natural, or biomedical sciences that address critical questions of global importance. Open call workshop proposals will be accepted and assessed on a rolling basis. Please visit the workshop website for more information about the open call, including proposal requirements, evaluation criteria and more.

TARGET AREAS

CIFAR will be launching targeted calls in the areas of Child Well-being, Quantum Science, Brain/Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Energy. Proposals submitted under these themes will be assessed based on a predetermined timeline; there will not be rolling submissions. Child Well-being will be the first target area, with an anticipated launch in early March. Please continue to visit the workshop website for more information about the target areas.
For questions about the workshops, including the open call for proposals or your eligibility to submit under the target areas, please email workshops@cifar.ca.

Mala ThakoorInformation Officer
Office of Research Services
Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation
YORK UNIVERSITY
5th Floor, Kaneff Tower • 4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON • Canada M3J 1P3
T 416.736.2100 ext 88858 F 416.736.5512
mthakoor@yorku.cawww.yorku.ca/research

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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute: Quality of Life Research Grants

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 Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) recently announced a Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for its Quality of Life Research Grants program.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives
        –    To support quality of life cancer research that has the potential to make a significant impact on the burden of disease on patients, survivors and caregivers.
        –    Intended to explore psychosocial, survivorship, symptom control, supportive care and end-of-life issues, research gaps, needs and opportunities, or models for survivorship care.
        –    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 the reduced burden or enhanced quality of life                  for cancer patients in Canada and elsewhere.
        –    To support and accelerate research addressing the creation and application of new knowledge relevant to improving quality of life.

Examples of projects that may be appropriate for this grant program include, but are not limited to:
        –    Qualitative or quantitative studies
        –    Case control or cohort studies
        –    Clinical studies
        –    Health systems, health economics and health services research
        –    Methodology development
        –    Measurement tools development
        –    Efficacy or effectiveness studies of novel interventions

Value
Up to $300K

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS – May 1, 2017
Submission of LOI to agency – May 15, 2017
Submission of Full application to ORS – October 18, 2017
Submission of Full application (by invitation only) to agency –November 1, 2017
The LOI application form will be accessible through the CCSRI‘s online application system

EGrAMS.

Further details can be found by visiting the following link:

http://www.cancer.ca/en/research/grants-and-awards/current-funding-opportunities/quality-of-life-research-grants/?region=on

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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.


Award for Lieutenant Governor Visionaries Prize

Award for Lieutenant Governor Visionaries Prize Announced

$2,500 to be awarded to each finalist

TORONTO—January 30, 2017—The Walrus Foundation announced today that the six winners of the

Lieutenant Governor Visionaries Prizes will each receive a $2,500 award to help bring their vision for

Ontario to life. In addition to the awards, the winning entries will be featured in The Walrus magazine

and honoured by the Lieutenant Governor.

To be considered for the prize, innovative and creative thinkers aged 18 and over are asked to identify

a policy challenge and solution for Ontario over the next half century. Entrants are asked to submit a

two-minute video or an 800-word essay to thewalrus.ca/LGvisionariesprize by Monday, March 6, at

5:00 p.m. EST.

Campaign Categories

Reconciliation: Inspiring, supporting, and promoting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples while

fostering renewed relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.

Governance: Evolving our governing process to ensure that Ontarians’ voices are heard and that

government is held accountable.

Inclusive Prosperity: Ideas for an inclusive economy where prosperity is within reach of all citizens.

Environmental Stewardship: Fostering responsible use and protection of the environment through

conservation and sustainable practices.

Social Cohesion: Improving the way individuals and groups take part in society.

Scientific and Technological Innovation: Ideas that contribute to Ontario’s growing leadership in

the science and technology fields.

Up to six finalists will be selected in each category and will showcase their visions to an expert panel of

judges and the public at events across Ontario. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered

for the finalists.

“The award illustrates the commitment to support and foster public policy ideas in this province,” says

head judge and CBC Radio host, Piya Chattopadhyay.

Judging Panel

Head Judge

Piya Chattopadhyay

Host of CBC’s Out in the Open

Reconciliation

Waneek Horn-Miller

Mohawk from the Kahnawake Mohawk

Territory, Pan Am Games gold medalist

Environmental Stewardship

Edward Burtynsky

Photographer, Officer of the Order of Canada

Governance

Steve Paikin

Anchor of TVO’s The Agenda

with Steve Paikin

Social Cohesion

Sanjay Khanna

Futurist, Thought leader

Inclusive Prosperity

Annette Verschuren

CEO of Home Depot Canada,

CEO of NRStor Inc.

Scientific and Technological Innovation

Ilse Treurnicht

CEO of MaRS Discovery District

Competition Locations

Reconciliation, Thunder Bay – September 13, 2017

Governance, Kingston – September 19, 2017

Inclusive Prosperity, Windsor – September 21, 2017

Environmental Stewardship, Waterloo – September 26, 2017

Social Cohesion, Brampton – September 28, 2017

Scientific and Technological Innovation, Toronto – October 2, 2017

What do the winners get?

Each winner will receive: (a) a $2,500 award; (b) an all-expenses-paid trip to the corresponding

competition location; (c) an all-expenses-paid trip to Toronto with all finalists for a special reception

with the Lieutenant Governor at Queen’s Park on October 3. ; (d) a physical award; (e) press coverage,

including being featured in The Walrus magazine; and (f) a video of the onstage presentation.

About the Walrus Foundation

The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable non-profit organization with an educational mandate

to create forums for conversations on matters vital to Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to

supporting writers, artists, ideas, and thought-provoking conversation. We achieve these goals across

multiple platforms by publishing The Walrus magazine ten times a year in print, tablet, and mobile

editions; curating the national series of Walrus Talks and leadership dinners; posting original, highquality

content daily at thewalrus.ca; and through other digital projects. The foundation also trains

young professionals in media, publishing, and non-profit development. The foundation is the

implementing partner for the Lieutenant Governor Visionaries Prizes.

About Ontario150

In 2017, Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary. As a founding province of Confederation, Ontario

will be marking the occasion by supporting events and programs across the province that showcase

our diversity, encourage Ontarians to get involved, and celebrate and leave a lasting legacy for

communities across the province to enjoy. This is a chance to reflect on our history and look ahead

toward the next 150 years in Ontario. The Ontario150 program is intended to engage Ontarians of all

ages, but especially our youth, who will help lay the groundwork for strong economic, social, and

cultural legacies for the next generation.

 

For further information or to book an interview, please contact

Amirah El-Safty at amirah.elsafty@

thewalrus.ca or 416-971-5004 x253


Revised Broader Public Sector (BPS) Expense Directive Per Diems

Memo

To: University Community

From: Trudy Pound-Curtis, AVP Finance & CFO

Date: February 3, 2017

Subject: Revised Broader Public Sector (BPS) Expense Directive – Per Diems

The Ontario Government has recently revised the Broader Public Sector Expense Directive issued under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010. The directive was revised to align with recent changes to the Ontario Public Service Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expense Directive. As a result of the changes, original itemized receipts for meal claims are no longer a requirement when funding is provided by the Ontario government or by its agencies or ministries.

Currently at York University, per diem allowances are allowable only when funded by non-operating fund accounts and where funding is not provided by agencies or ministries of the government of Ontario. Otherwise, original meal receipts are required to support the claim.

As a result of the changes, the University is aligning its reimbursement policy with the government directive. Individuals may claim per diems in lieu of providing receipts for meal charges incurred on or after January 1, 2017, up to the maximums allowed.

The following table summarizes the maximum meal allowances (whether claiming per diems or providing receipts):

                                                In Canada     US or International
Breakfast CAD $12 USD $12
Lunch CAD $17 USD $17
Dinner CAD $36 USD $36
Total Daily Allowance CAD $65 USD $65

  Nominations for Honorific Professorships now open

York Senate Committee on Awards is now accepting nominations for University Professorships and Distinguished Research Professorships.

University Professorships are conferred upon long-serving tenured faculty members who have made extraordinary contributions to the University as colleagues, teachers and scholars. Such achievement fulfills the following requirements:

  • significant long-term contribution to the development or growth of the University or of its parts;
  • significant participation in the collegium through mentorship, service and/or governance;
  • sustained impact over time on the University’s teaching mission; and
  • recognition as a scholar.

The Distinguished Research Professorship is awarded to a member of the faculty who has made outstanding contributions to the University through Research.  The Distinguished Research Professor will have demonstrated scholarly achievement by sustained publication or other recognized and accepted demonstrations of sustained authoritative contributions to scholarship. Such achievement fulfills the following requirements:

  • includes sustained and continuing contributions to the field or fields of scholarship involved;
  • the work is of excellent quality;
  • the work has made a major impact on the discipline or field of study involved;
  • the work is recognized within and appreciated beyond the University; and
  • the nominee will have an international reputation in the field of study involved.

Nominations may be made by all tenured faculty members, who shall provide a complete nomination file, including the nominee’s C.V., a detailed letter of nomination explaining how the candidate’s achievements conform to the general criteria, along with three (3) letters of support from those in a position to comment on the nominee’s achievements and contributions. For the Distinguished Research Professorship, two of these letters will be from those external to the University who must be at arm’s length from the nominee. These will be asked to include in the letter of support a statement as to their relationship, if any, with the nominee.

The Senate Policy on Honorific Professorships is available on the Senate website.The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 8.  Nominations may be submitted electronically to tcarter@yorku.ca or to the University Secretariat.


 Internal Process : 2019 Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program Competition

Memo

To:                          Deans

Cc:                          Associate Deans of Research

From:                     Robert Haché, Vice President Research & Innovation

Date:                      December 2, 2016

Subject:                 Internal Process: 2019 Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program Competition

INTRODUCTION

In anticipation of the expected launch of the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program competition in spring 2017 (for 2019 NCE funded networks), the Office of the Vice President Research & Innovation (VPRI) is launching an internal process to select one application to go forward in the national competition.  Please circulate this information widely to ensure the research community is familiar with the upcoming NCE program opportunity and VPRI’s internal application process.

WHAT IS AN NCE NETWORK?

An NCE network is a virtual collaboration model connecting researchers, highly qualified personnel, administrators, managers, and directors, across public,  academic, private, and not-for-profit sectors and who geographically span the country. Through the involvement and investment of all these groups, the NCE network is capable of overcoming larger scale challenges through the conduct, application and mobilization of knowledge generated through supported research and development (R&D) activities. The Network creates its own administration and governance to select and support research topics that align with its strategic objectives. As the R&D landscape evolves over the life of the Network, it continuously engages new individuals and groups in order to seize new opportunities and tackle new challenges.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

To be eligible for the NCE program, an application must be submitted by an academic researcher or researchers eligible to apply for grants from one of the three federal granting agencies (Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), or Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)).

Although the application is typically submitted by a single researcher, it must be completed in partnership with a Canadian university (proposed as the Network Host) and on behalf of other academic, private and public partners (network members and collaborators).

An NCE network must federally incorporate as a not-for-profit organization and thus must be eligible to apply to do so under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.

NCE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The NCE program goal is accomplished by investing in Networks that meet the following objectives:

  • Stimulate internationally competitive, leading-edge, multidisciplinary research in areas critical to Canadian economic and social development;
  • Develop and retain world-class research and research mobilization capabilities in areas essential to Canada’s productivity and economic growth;
  • Create nation-wide and international partnerships that bring together the key individuals and organizations needed to generate and implement multifaceted solutions to complex Canadian challenges;
  • Accelerate the exchange of research results within the Network and the use of this knowledge by organizations within Canada to produce economic and social benefits; and
  • Increase Canada’s international visibility and reputation as a leader by attracting world-class collaborations, and developing partnerships with international organization counterparts, when

The NCE program is a cornerstone of the collaborative programs between CIHR, SSHRC, and NSERC. Essential to all NCE networks is the multi-disciplinarity of the approach to challenges. The NCE program supports Networks operating with a mandate that spans multiple granting agencies (at least two), involves multiple institutions, and are pan-Canadian.

SELECTION CRITERIA

To ensure that the NCE program goals and objectives are met, proposals are assessed against the five NCE program criteria, relevance to the NCE program goals and objectives and relevance to the target research areas. The five NCE program criteria are:

  • Effective Management of the Network
  • Excellence of the Research Program
  • Development of Highly Qualified Personnel
  • Networking and Partnerships
  • Knowledge and Technology Exchange and Exploitation

TARGET AREAS

In general, NCE competitions are open to all research areas. The NCE Steering Committee will decide on the need to target research areas for new networks prior to each competition, taking into consideration:

  • the amount of funding available;
  • the broad areas already represented in the ongoing networks;
  • the need to promote or develop specific areas in accordance with national

The NCE currently funds 12 NCE networks in the following target areas:

  • Health and Life Sciences – 8 funded networks
  • Environment – 3 funded networks
  • Natural Resources – 1 funded network

VPRI SELECTION PROCESS

The Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI) invites Faculties to submit one internal NOI for the competition. All NOIs will be reviewed by the Strategic Projects and Opportunities Review Team (SPORT), which will provide advice on the quality, strengths and weaknesses of each file to inform VPRI’s decision on which one application will be put forward by York for the national competition.

In addition to assessing proposals based on the NCE selection criteria, the proposal VPRI selects to represent York University in the competition will have demonstrated strong support for both proposal development and planned network operations at the Faculty-level. At the NCE Letter of Intent stage, support for proposal development might take a number of forms, including but not limited to: funds to support a network planning workshop and travel, and/or supplementary funds to hire personnel to assist with application coordination and writing.

INTERNAL NOMINATION & REVIEW PROCESS

  • Deans’ offices are asked to submit one NOI for consideration by the The deadline for internal submission is no later than noon on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
  • The SPORT will review nominations and provide advice to the VPRI about which file should be advanced in the NCE
  • VPRI will make the final file
  • Lisa Rumiel, 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

Internal NOI Components*

*for email submission to lrumiel@yorku.ca by noon on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  1. Dean’s Memo of Endorsement (1-2 pages), detailing:
    • Name of Scientific Director
    • Proposed Network Title
    • Proposed Network Budget Total
    • Brief Network Description
    • Summary of Faculty Level Commitments to proposal development & network operations (cash and in-kind)
  2. Socioeconomic Context (1/2 page)**
  3. Network Vision (1/2 page)**
  4. Management Plan (maximum 1 page for text and 1 page for organizational chart)**
  5. Excellence of the Research Program (maximum 5 pages)**
  6. Development of Highly Qualified Personnel (maximum 1 page)**
  7. Networking and Partnerships (maximum 1 page)**
  8. Knowledge and Technology Exchange and Exploitation (maximum 1 page)**
  9. Explanation of Overlap (maximum 1 page, if applicable)**
  10. List of Participants and Partners – including Participating Researchers, Private Sector, Government, Civil Society Organization, and/or Non-profit Organization Partners, and Participating Post-Secondary Institutions

**For guidance on completing these sections, please use the Networks of Centres of Excellence Guidelines for the 2015 LOI competition – found here.

TIMELINE (pending NCE program launch details)

March 15, 2017             Submission of draft Letter of Intent (LOI) for SPORT Review

March 2017                   NCE Program Launch

Early April 2017            VPRI Selection Process Complete

April 2017                     NCE Program Information Session

August 2017                 NCE LOI Deadline

October 2017                Invitations to Full Application

June 2018                     Full Application Deadline at NCE

March 2019                   NCE Release of Funds

Contact: If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact: Lisa Rumiel, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, Office of Research Services, lrumiel@yorku.ca, extension 20757.


NSERC Discovery Frontiers Call for Proposals: Biodiversity and Adaptation of Biosystems 

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 York University faculty members.

NSERC Discovery Frontiers Call for Proposals: Biodiversity and Adaptation of Biosystems

NSERC Discovery Frontiers grants support a limited number of large-scale international research activities and opportunities that are of high priority in the context of advanced research in Canada.  Proposals should be for concerted, broad-based, collaborative efforts and not individual research projects.

The 2017 NSERC Discovery Frontiers call for proposals will fund select new, transformative, and integrative research initiatives which involve academic researchers and a network of international collaborators. Proposals must address national research priorities and global challenges, generate substantial impact, and seize leadership opportunities in areas of national importance. These initiatives will be led by world-class Canadian researchers and will comprise multi-institutional teams that will generate substantial impact for the benefit of Canada.

Please see the NSERC website for more details on the Discovery Frontiers grant:

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/DFProposal2017-FDPropositions2017_eng.asp#application

Target Areas

This call for proposals is in the area of Biodiversity and Adaptation of Biosystems.

Value of Award:

$1 million per year for 4 years

Application Procedure

Stage 1: Letter of Intent

Stage 2: Full Application (by invitation only)

Please review the following program details and the internal selection process for the NSERC Discovery Frontiers competition:

Resource development of a diverse range of energy sources including wind, solar, nuclear, biomass, natural gas and oil will be of strategic importance to Canada’s economic well-being and the overall sustainability of our high quality of life. In order to devise realistic and viable conservation and mitigation strategies for biodiversity and to address this global challenge, a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed environments from genes to ecosystems and how they respond or adapt to complex changing conditions is essential. In addition, harnessing ecological and evolutionary knowledge has the potential to spur adaptation where needed (to improve productivity in agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, fisheries) and to limit adaptation where undesirable (to prevent emerging diseases and resistance to pesticides or drugs).

To address the ongoing and alarming disappearance of species on Earth, Discovery Frontiers will support a program that will be paradigm-shifting, “transdisciplinary” in nature, open new fields, or integrate existing fields in new ways, involve international collaboration, and accelerate the establishment of expertise and capacity. This Discovery Frontiers initiative spans a range of disciplines including: evolution, climate change, productivity in managed systems, population dynamics, conservation, invasive species, extinctions, adaptation, and the diversity of life.

    The anticipated outcomes of this collaborative research initiative will redefine biodiversity science and lead to the following benefits:

  • a strong evidence-based focus in the development of new models and/or refinement of existing ones to gain a better understanding of ecosystems and the biodiversity they support, and processes of adaptation;
  • the development and use of new technologies, strategies or methodologies that advance model building and experimentation, reduce pressures on natural systems, and provide solutions to existing threats to biodiversity;
  • an improvement in forecasting future developments and consequently provide more precise directions in terms of implementing mitigation measures;
  • the dissemination of data, results, and advancements to the broader community, including the public domain for information and action.

Eligibility

The following criteria will apply to all DF applications:

  • All applicants and co-applicants must be NSERC eligible.
  • The activity will encompass discovery research and must involve international collaboration; it can involve industrial or receptor sector participation capacity, if appropriate.
  • The activity should encourage collaboration and integration across several disciplines within the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) and may include aspects of social science and health research.
  • The activity will be distinct from, and will not duplicate, what is being done through other existing NSERC programs such as, but not limited to, the Discovery Accelerator Supplements, CREATE, Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks or Networks of Centres of Excellence programs.
  • The proposal should demonstrate that the one-time research contribution has the potential to generate substantial and important advances in knowledge.

Gender Equity and Diversity

Discovery Frontiers projects funded under this call for proposals are encouraged to promote approaches that increase the inclusion and advancement of women and other under-represented groups in the natural sciences and engineering, as one means to foster excellence in research and training. Diversity and increased gender equity must be considered when developing their group of co-applicants, collaborators and trainees.

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 project that highlight gender equity.  

Internal Nomination and Review Process

Interested researchers 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 March 20, 2017; however, researchers are asked to notify Maheen Hasan by email (mhasan@yorku.ca) as soon as possible of their intent to submit.

The iNOI consists of the following components:

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  1. 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 proposal is an important investment for the Faculty and links to future plans for the Faculty (areas of strategic development, key hires, etc.)
  • The proposal complements or builds on existing partnerships in the Faculty.
  1. A description of the research proposal (5 pages max) that includes the following:
  • a description of the main research challenges and activities;
  • a discussion of anticipated participation by collaborators, such as international researchers and government scientists, and their roles;
  • a discussion of anticipated outcomes and benefits;
  • a description of the plans for training of highly qualified personnel; and
  • a high level summary of the major budget items with justification.

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Please note that any iNOI with missing components will be deemed incomplete and will not be reviewed by SPORT.

Please email the completed iNOI by March 20, 2017 to:

Maheen Hasan
Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist
Office of Research Services
Email:  mhasan@yorku.ca
Phone: Ext 44200

TIMELINE

iNOI submission deadline March 20, 2017
SPORT Feedback March 31, 2017
ORS deadline for revised draft of completed Preliminary Application April 10, 2017
ORS deadline for technical review of completed Preliminary Application April 14, 2017
NSERC deadline for Preliminary Application April 17, 2017
NSERC “Invitation to Apply” results June 2017

Please click here to have access to the: York iNOI Form


Updated CIHR Spreadsheet

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 in order to gain access to the spreadsheet.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+Feb+2017/85093ca8-e908-4058-9ad5-deed841bc213

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


 Canadian Blood Services – MSM Research Grant Program

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 (ORS) recently received information from the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) regarding the 2017 MSM Research Grant Program competition.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To ensure the generation of adequate evidence –based research for alternative screening approaches for blood or plasma donors, which could evolve the current deferral policy for men who have sex with men (MSM) while maintaining the safety of the blood supply.

 

Research priorities for the MSM Research Grant Program include:

  • Research to inform the development of an individual risk assessment donor policy (behavioral based) or to strengthen the existing policy (population based).  Research focus may be to limit references perceived to be discriminatory while ensuring sufficient screening to maintain the safety of the blood supply.  Questions to be addressed in this area may include but are not restricted to: How would one identify a low-risk population of MSM eligible to donate? How would one formulate an acceptable donor questionnaire that would prevent deferral of low-risk MSM? What would be the feasibility of a gender-blind deferral policy?  Level of donor compliance vis-à-vis donor questionnaire? Research strategies may include reanalysis of existing data, completion of systematic reviews, or the generation of new data.
  • Research to evaluate operational feasibility of potential donor deferral policies and their acceptability. Questions to be addressed in this area may include but are not restricted to: What factors influence the way donors answer screening questions? How do we ensure appropriate interpretation of the question and truthful answers? How can we improve comprehension of information? What is the public acceptance of risk? Strategies to address these questions may include qualitative research. In addition, research may explore the role of alternative risk-reduction technologies (e.g., pathogen reduction).
  • Risk modeling and surveillance to assess the risk associated with alternative donor selection policies. Questions to be addressed in this area may include but are not restricted to: What data are required to improve existing modeling strategies? Are there any other factors that should be considered in the model? How would one test the model?  

Note: MSM Research Grant proposals must be aligned with the program objective and one or more of the research priorities identified above.

Value

Small Project Grant – Up to $50K

Large Project Grant – Up to $400K

Duration

Small Project Grant – Up to 1 year

Large Project Grant – Up to 3 years

Deadlines

Submission of registration form to agency – February 26, 2017

Submission of full application to ORS – April 17, 2017

Submission of full application (by invitation only) – April 30, 2017

For complete details on this opportunity, registration form and application guidelines, please consult the following link:

https://blood.ca/en/research/funding-programs#MSM

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.


Appel de candidatures – Prix de la recherche du principal / Call for nominations – Principal’s Research Award

Bonjour,

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).

Vous trouverez en cliquant sur ce lien l’appel de candidatures pour le Prix de la recherche du principal.

DATE LIMITE : Les candidatures doivent être soumises par voie électronique d’ici le 10 mars 2017 à Reagan Brown, Agente de recherche, rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca, avec copie conforme à Christina Clark-Kazak, Vice-principale à la recherche et aux études supérieures, cclark-kazak@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).

Please click on the provided link to find  the Call for Nominations for the Principal’s Award for Research

DEADLINE: Nominations must be submitted electronically by March 10, 2017 to the Reagan Brown, Research Officer, rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca, with a copy to Christina Clark-Kazak, Associate Principal Research and Graduate Studies, cclark-kazak@glendon.yorku.ca.

 


Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award

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 conduct research in the field of dystonia.

The Banting Research Foundation and the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation recently announced a call for applications for its Discovery Award Program. A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To support the discovery of new and improved therapies and, ultimately, a cure for dystonia.
  • To support research related to the causes, mechanisms, prevention, and treatments which could potentially enable medical breakthroughs and transformative health care advances to find a cure for dystonia.
  • To support the work of outstanding new investigators in all fields of medical research who are within the first three years of their independent academic appointment at a Canadian university or research institute in Canada.
  • To provide seed funding so that applicants are able to gather pilot data to enhance their competitiveness for other sources of funding.

Eligibility

This competition is open to new investigators at any Canadian university or affiliated research institute who will be within the first three years of the date of their first career academic appointment at the application deadline date of March 15, 2017,

AND 

have not been awarded more than $150,000 in start-up funding by their institution (exclusive of support from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation),

AND

have not been awarded more than $50,000 per annum in external operating funds at the application deadline date.  (An applicant who has been awarded more than $50,000 per annum in external operating funds may submit a request for less than $25,000, such that the total sum of operating funds received from all sources during the funding year, should the application to the Banting Research Foundation be successful, not exceed $75,000.)

Important Note

A department/division head will be permitted to nominate only ONE potential applicant during each annual granting cycle.  For this reason, please indicate your intent to apply by sending an email to research@yorku.ca no later than 9am on Monday, 21 February 2017, so that the Office of Research Services can liaise with your department/faculty if there is more than one applicant from any department.

Note: Intent to apply that are submitted to ORS after the February 21st  deadline will not be accommodated if a potential applicant from your department has already been approved to submit their application to agency.

Value

Up to $25K

Duration

The maximum duration of the grant is one year – July 1 to June 30

Deadlines

ORS deadline – March 1, 2017

Submission to agency – March 15, 2017

To obtain the guidelines and application form please consult the following links:

http://bantingresearchfoundation.ca/grants/guidelines/

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


The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship: call for applications

Please forward this information to all York University faculty members in your unit.

Mitacs has partnered with the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), Mitacs’ university partners, and the Government of Canada to offer the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship. A summary is provided below.
Objectives
The fellowship helps government develop policy with advice from respected professors and postdoctoral scholars and will strengthen ties between the public sector and academia.

The specific aims are to:

· Form mutually beneficial and robust relationships between government decision-makers and academic researchers in support of pressing policy challenges in Canada
· Enhance science communication, collaboration, and policy capacity within government departments and agencies
· Develop a network of external expertise in Canadian science policy that complements existing capacity within the public service

Fellows’ roles and responsibilities

Fellows will be considered full-time employees of their host departments or agencies. They will work with policy decision-makers and participate in related activities including:

  • Design, implementation, or evaluation of policy
  • Stakeholder meetings and/or consultation management
  • Parliamentary committee support
  • Senior decision-maker briefings
  • Preparation of briefing and speaking notes

Value
Fellow will receive a stipend that reflects their qualifications and is commensurate with comparable full-time employment within the federal public service, typically in the range of $70,000 – $80,000 per year.  Individual stipends may vary depending on the host department or agency.  Fellows will negotiate stipends with their host departments once a successful match has been made.

Fellows are responsible for their own relocation costs and accommodations in Ottawa.

Duration
12 months

Deadlines
Submission to agency – March 14, 2017 by 5pm PDT

For further information please visit the following web page:
https://www.mitacs.ca/en/canadian-science-policy-fellowship


 Sshrc 2017 CIHR Social Sciences for Population Health planning grants / Subventions de planification en sciences sociales pour la santé des populations 2017 des IRSC

Message for social science departments / message à l’intention des départements des sciences sociales
(Le français suit)

Dear CARA members,
I am writing to draw your attention to the message below from Dr. Steven J. Hoffman from the CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health, announcing a new funding opportunity geared towards social scientists.
Yours sincerely, Tim
Tim Wilson, PhD
Executive Director
Research Grants and Partnerships Division
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Dear colleagues,
I am reaching out to you today to introduce myself and to share some exciting news with you.
My name is Steven Hoffman, and I’m the new Scientific Director of the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the only social scientist leading a CIHR institute. Since my term as Scientific Director began this past summer, I’ve travelled to a number of cities as part of a cross-country Listening Tour. One of the findings is that some social scientists working in population and public health have not always seen themselves reflected in CIHR’s funding opportunities.
To that end, I’m pleased to inform you that we have a new funding opportunity geared towards social scientists who are conducting research focused on addressing the broad spectrum of population and public health issues. I’m especially excited about this opportunity because this is the first time that CIHR has announced a funding opportunity specifically targeting social scientists who are based in social science departments. This funding marks an important step in the process of bringing researchers across disciplines together with those trained in public health to confront the social and structural factors that shape health and health equity, and related cultural, economic, legal, political and regulatory environments.
Specifically, we are funding “population health planning grants” designed to support social scientists who have never previously been the Nominated Principal Investigator of a CIHR Foundation Grant or Project Grant to develop competitive applications for CIHR’s bigger funding opportunities. Please review the funding opportunity for full eligibility details.
With these grants, I’m excited to be trying something new and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best,
Steven
Steven J. Hoffman JD PhD LLD
Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health
Director, Global Strategy Lab, and
Associate Professor of Law, University of Ottawa
                                                _________________________________
  
Chers, chères, membres de l’ACAAR,
Je vous écris afin de vous faire part du message ci-dessous de Dr. Steven J. Hoffman, Directeur scientifique, Institut de la santé publique et des populations des IRSC, concernant une  nouvelle occasion de financement à l’intention des spécialistes en sciences sociales.
Cordialement, Tim            
Tim Wilson, PhD
Directeur exécutif
Division des subventions de recherche et des partenariats
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Chers collègues,
Je communique avec vous aujourd’hui afin de me présenter et de vous faire part de bonnes nouvelles.
Je m’appelle Steven Hoffman et je suis le nouveau directeur scientifique de l’Institut de la santé publique et des populations (ISPP) des Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC). Depuis le début de mon mandat l’été passé, en tant que seul spécialiste des sciences sociales à diriger un institut des IRSC, j’ai eu l’occasion de visiter plusieurs acteurs du milieu dans le cadre d’une tournée de consultation pancanadienne.  Durant cette tournée, certains spécialistes des sciences sociales oeuvrant dans le domaine de la santé publique et des populations ont déploré  le fait que leur travail n’était pas toujours reconnu dans les possibilités de financement des IRSC.
À cet égard, je suis heureux de vous informer que nous lancerons une nouvelle possibilité de financement à l’intention des spécialistes des sciences sociales qui réalisent de la recherche sur des enjeux s’inscrivant dans le large spectre de la santé publique et des populations. Je suis particulièrement heureux de cette initiative puisque c’est la première fois que les IRSC lancent une possibilité de financement ciblant précisément les chercheurs qui travaillent dans des départements des sciences sociales. Ce financement marque donc une étape importante de notre démarche visant à réunir des chercheurs de disciplines diverses et des chercheurs formés en santé publique pour étudier les facteurs sociaux et structurels qui influent sur la santé et l’équité en santé, ainsi que les contextes culturel, économique, juridique, politique et règlementaire connexes.
Plus précisément, nous accorderons des subventions de planification en sciences sociales pour la santé des populations à des spécialistes des sciences sociales qui n’ont jamais auparavant agi à titre de chercheurs principaux désignés dans le cadre d’un concours de subventions Fondation ou Projet des IRSC pour les aider à élaborer des propositions de recherche concurrentielles dans le cadre plus vaste des possibilités de financement des IRSC. Veuillez prendre connaissance de la possibilité de financement pour connaître tous les critères d’admissibilité.
J’ai hâte de mettre de l’avant cette approche par le lancement de ces nouvelles  subventions et espère avoir bientôt de vos nouvelles.
Cordialement,
Steven
Steven J. Hoffman, J.D., Ph.D., LL.D.
Directeur scientifique, Institut de la santé publique et des populations des IRSC
Directeur, Labo de stratégie mondiale, et professeur agrégé de droit, Université d’Ottawa

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 The Association of Commonwealth Universities – Early Career Academic Grants

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 researchers in your unit.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)) recently announced a Call for Applications for its 2017 Early Career Academic Grants competition.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To support early career academics from ACU member universities, to attend relevant conferences or academic meetings in another Commonwealth country
  • Aimed at those who have not previously worked or attended an academic conference outside their home region  

Value

Up to GBP 2000 

Duration

Travel should take place between July 1 and December 31 2017

Deadlines

Submission to ORS – March 20, 2017

Submission to agency – April 2, 2017 by 11:59pm BST

For additional details on this funding opportunity and application form, please consult the following link:

https://www.acu.ac.uk/scholarships/early-career-academic-grants/

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.


Funding Opportunity – Research visit awards for researchers from outside of Québec

Link to the opportunity:

http://www.banq.qc.ca/a_propos_banq/bourses_recherche/bourses_chercheurs/index.html?language_id=1

Updated November 1st, 2016

Value

Three awards worth $2500 each

Purpose of the awards

These awards are intended to provide financial support for researchers from outside Québec who come here to do research in one or more Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) buildings to consult documents of a heritage nature.

Eligibility criteria and rules of use

For the purposes of the programme, the expression “researchers from outside of Québec” designates a researcher who is not a resident of Québec within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act (R.S.Q., ch. A-29) and who is not domiciled in Québec. Candidates for the awards for visiting researchers are attached to a recognized institution of higher learning or research not located in Québec. They cannot submit the same project more than twice. During their visit to BAnQ, they conduct research on an aspect or on a component of the archival fonds and heritage collections of the institution. They take part, during or after their visit, in promotional activities related to their research. Researchers from outside of Québec who have been granted an award under the Research support programme must wait four years before submitting a new project.

Duration of the visit

The BAnQ research visit last a minimum of 20 days and a maximum of 120 days.

A complete application includes

  • A one-page* cover letter;
  • The form [Word – 119 KB] (in French only) duly completed, dated and signed;
    If you are unable to fill out this form, help is available. Please contact us by dialing 514 873-1101, extension 6572 (Montréal region) or 1 800 363-9028, extension 6572 (all regions of Québec outside the Montréal region).
  • A research paper, namely a copy of a published article or analysis related to the candidate’s areas of research (maximum 15 pages*);
  • A curriculum vitae.

* The extra pages will be removed from the file before it is given to the jury.

Language of applications

All items must be written in French or English. Any document in another language must be accompanied by a French translation certified by an accredited translator.

Selection criteria

  • Suitability of the project given the objective of promoting BAnQ’s fonds and collections;
  • Scientific quality of the research;
  • Dissemination potential;
  • Quality and relevance of academic and professional career.

Method of selection

Examination of applications by jury members who grant three visiting researcher awards.

Composition of the jury

Three members, including a faculty member at a Québec university, and two BAnQ representatives.

Annual timetable

Competition closing date: March 1 (the files must be mailed no later than this date; the postmark serves as proof of the mailing date)
Announcement of jury’s decision:
No later than June 15
Start date of award:
Between July 1 and March 1, following the announcement of the jury’s decision


 NSERC Webinar: Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program

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. 

NSERC Webinar: Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program

In anticipation of the NSERC deadline for Letters of Intent (LOI) for the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) competition, a VPRI information session and NSERC webinar will be held on February 8, 2017 in room 280N York Lanes from 12:30-4:00pm.

Please send any questions regarding the CREATE program and/or the application process in advance to CREATE@NSERC-CRSNG.gc.ca so that they may address them in the presentation.

If you are unable to attend the CREATE webinar in person, you may use the link below to access the session:

http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/create_webinar/

  • Or copy and paste the link into your internet browser
  • Choose the “Enter as a Guest” option and enter your name and/or university
  • Press “Enter Room”.

Following the presentation, a link to that recording will be emailed so that those who are unable to attend may watch the recorded webinar later at their convenience.

Please RSVP by sending a reply to mhasan@yorku.ca.


  AGE-WELL 2017 Catalyst Program

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 York University faculty members who conduct research in the area of technology and aging.

AGE-WELL, Canada’s technology and aging network recently launched its 2017 Catalyst Funding Program to support innovative research projects.  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 support early-stage, scalable research projects including pilot studies, feasibility studies and novel approaches that are aligned with AGE-WELL’s mission and vision.

Value

Up to $50,000/year

Duration

12 months

Deadlines

Submission to ORS – February 22, 2017

Submission to agency – March 8, 2017 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/catalyst-funding-program

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.


 Finance Department Announces New Travel Booking Option for Visitors and Students January, 2017

***** Sent on Behalf of Trudy Pound-Curtis*****

The finance department is introducing a new option for booking air travel for visitors and students who travel on University business. University employees may now book air travel for pre-approved visitors and students directly with FCM Travel Solutions (FCM).

Benefits of using the new service include the following:

  1. Airfare is paid directly by the University, reducing the out of pocket travel cost and inconvenience to the visitor or student
  2. Access to discounted airfares that are currently available to University faculty and staff
  3. 24 hour emergency assistance for travelers worldwide
  1. Professional service through an experienced team of client service representatives dedicated to book travel requirements for individuals travelling on behalf of the UniversityFaculty and staff arranging travel for students and visitors will be required to complete a request for pre-payment of non-employee travel. Upon receiving approval of the request from Finance, airfare can be arranged directly through FCM.
    In order to utilize this service, please review the,
    Standard Operating Procedure
    (http://www.yorku.ca/finance/documents/SOP_Request_for_Prepayment_of_nonemployee_travel.pdf)
    and complete the Request for Pre-Payment of Non-Employee Travel Form(http://www.yorku.ca/finance/documents/Request_for_Prepayment_of_NonEmployee_Travel_Fillable_Form.pdf) available on the Finance website. Please note that Finance is only offering this service for booking air travel through FCM–York’s official vendor of record.
    About FCMFCM is York University’s preferred travel agent. FCM is a global travel management company servicing a number of colleges and universities and some of the world’s best-known companies.Further details on this initiative can be obtained from Sanish Samuel, Assistant Comptroller, General Accounting and Compliance (sanish@yorku.ca).

 Year-end Dates from Research Accounting

To:                   Researchers, Research Administrators, Executive Officers, and Financial Officers

From:               Angela Zeno, Manager, Research Accounting Cc:  Aldo DiMarcantonio, Comptroller

Paula Perri, Manager, General Accounting Date:    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Subject:       March 31, 2017 Financial Reporting for Research

If you are a Researcher or an Administrator of a CIHR, SSHRC, Canada Research Chair (CRC) or NSERC Grant, this memorandum contains important information

At  this time Research Accounting is planning its process for financial reporting for the period ending March 31, 2017, for all CIHR, SSHRC, Canada Research Chair (CRC) and NSERC grants. (Other funding agencies may also have March 31 end dates).

Key Dates To Remember Deadline
Research reports updated on eReports Daily
Submit correcting upload journal entries to Research Accounting Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Submit supplier original invoices (including payment via cheque, EFT & wire) Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Submit Claims for Reimbursement (use of Concur is strongly encouraged) Friday, March 17, 2017
2017-2018 grant installments added to cost centre by Monday, April 10, 2017
Researchers receive statement (Form 300) as of March 31, 2017 Friday, May 5, 2017
Researchers return signed statement (Form 300) to Research Accounting Friday, May 19, 2017

CIHR, SSHRC, CRC and NSERC Grants

The Annual Statement of Account (Form 300) for grants will be sent to Researchers by Friday, May 5, 2017. As in the past, Researchers will be required  to  approve  these  statements  and  return  them  to  Research Accounting by Friday, May 19, 2017 in order to meet the Tri-Council submission deadlines.

In order to ensure the Annual Form is correct, Researchers and Research Administrators are required to do the following in February 2017:

  1. Access your cost centres by logging into eReports https://ereports.uit.yorku.ca/ereports and review your transactions for accuracy, completeness and eligibility with agency It is important that only transactions/expenditures related to your grant are processed to your Cost Centre. If you discover any transactions that do not relate to your research, please notify either your Administrator or Research Accounting. Prepare any correcting upload journal entries and submit them to Research Accounting resjrnls@yorku.ca no later than Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in order to ensure they are processed in time for March month end.
  2. Clear outstanding personal advances by submitting a claim for reimbursement through CONCUR (automated expense system) no later than Friday, March 17,
  3. Submit outstanding approved supplier invoices (originals) to Accounts Payable no later than Tuesday, March 28,
  4. Review all cost centres to ensure that all outstanding commitments for purchase orders (P.O.) are A purchase order is cleared by making payment. If you have a yellow copy of the P.O. and you are satisfied with receipt of goods, sign this document and forward the related invoice to Accounts Payable for payment. If you wish to cancel a purchase order, contact John Pastorcic at extension 22248.
  5. Review all cost centres to ensure that all outstanding salary commitments terminate on or before the expiry date of your grant(s).
  6. Ensure you resolve any over expenditures by making appropriate transfers/journal entries

Note that expenses incurred outside of the period specified in your Grant Agreement are normally not eligible.

If your grant or contract ends on or before March 31, 2017 it is important to determine whether you have funds remaining and whether you wish to spend those funds on eligible expenditures, before the grant ends. Note all salary, advances and P.O. commitments must be cleared before the end date of grant as required for reporting to Tri-Council.

Once the final cut off for processing accounts payable invoices, travel and expense claims and payroll have passed, we cannot guarantee inclusion of  those expenses in financial statements we prepare for grants and contracts ending March 31, 2017.

A final schedule for March month end will be released in a few weeks by Financial Reporting.

Grant Installments for the 2017/2018 Year

If applicable, grant installments for continuing grants for the 2017/2018 will appear in your cost centre by Monday, April 10, 2017.

If applicable to your particular grant, you are required to renew your Ethics Certificate on an annual basis. Contact Alison Collins – Senior Manager & Policy Advisor, Research Ethics at extension 55914.

New Research Awards

Once Research Accounting receives notices of award for new research grants, an accountability document will be sent to Researchers for signature. Upon its return and upon approval by Ethics, a new cost centre will be created and you will be notified via email.

Narrative /Progress reports

Where applicable, and to ensure prompt receipt of current and future funding installments, send all progress, technical reports and other deliverables to the funding agency on time and as specified in your funding agreements.

Institutional Advances

If an installment is due to a sub grantee institution it will be processed once Research Accounting receives a form 300 (financial statement) from the sub grantee institution.

NEW -General Research Fund (NSERC and SSHRC only) – NEW

Some grants can be extended past the end date if residual balances are deemed to be eligible for transfer to the GRF by Tri Agency. A residual balance is an amount corresponding to 50% or less of the allocated grant. Any higher amount is deemed to be an unspent grant and a reimbursement is required by Tri Agency.

If you have any questions with respect to the above information, contact your Research Administrator (see list below) or feel free to call me at extension 55668. See below a list of other Finance contacts.

Your effort in ensuring a successful Tri Council reporting year end is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Angela Zeno B.A, CPA, CGA Manager, Research Accounting

Office of the Comptroller, Finance Department 416-736-5668 (ext. 55668)

azeno@yorku.ca


 2017 Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program (HIIFP)

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 conduct research in the area of transportation infrastructure.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation recently announced its 2017 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 are:

  • 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 areas of transportation and infrastructure engineering are included in this program:

  • Traffic Operations
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Engineering Materials
  • Highway Design
  • Investment Planning
  • Environmental
  • Geomatics
  • Bridges
  • Construction
  • Maintenance

To be eligible for funding, HIIFP applications must cover one (or several) of the topics from the following categories:

  • Specific Research Topics
  • Open Research Topics

Please consult the guidelines to obtain information and a detailed description of each specific research topic.

Value

The total value of the awards is expected to be about $1,000,000 beginning April 2017. It is expected that approximately twenty-eight projects will be funded.

Duration

One year, with some consideration for multi-year proposals

Deadlines

Submission to ORS:  March 3, 2017

Submission to agency: March 17, 2017 by 2:30pm EST

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

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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Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Collaborative Research Travel Grants

To:          DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS

FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS

RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

**PLEASE NOTE THE SHORT DEADLINE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY**

Please forward this email to all York University researchers who conduct research in the biomedical sciences.

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, 2017 and ends December 31, 2018. No exceptions or extensions will be approved.

Deadlines

Submission to ORS: January 18, 2017

Submission to agency: February 1, 2017 by 4:00pm ET

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

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

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.


Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – 2017 Request for Applications

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 York University faculty members who conduct research in the area of occupational health and safety and the workers’ compensation system.

The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has issued its 2017 Request for Applications (RFA) 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 16, 2017

Submission of initial proposal to agency – March 3, 2017

Submission of detailed proposal to ORS for review – 10 working days before submission to the agency

Submission of detailed proposal to agency (by invitation only) – July 2017

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=3997201318468000&_afrWindowMode=0&_afrWindowId=null#%40%3F_afrWindowId%3Dnull%26_afrLoop%3D3997201318468000%26_afrWindowMode%3D0%26fGUID%3D939604048075002603%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dd1ysd19oq_79

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.


Postdoctoral Guidelines for York University: Consultation Session and On-line Feedback

To:    DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS

FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS

RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

Sent on behalf of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is working with the research community to draft a set of overarching guidelines to support productive and engaged postdoctoral research at York University. This initiative supports the University Academic Plan (UAP), Strategic Research Plan (SRP), and the Plan for the Intensification and Enhancement of Research (PIER) documents, which foreground the importance of intensifying research and helping to attain our goals for a larger and well supported community of postdocs at York.

The intent is for these guidelines ultimately to inform a Senate policy on Postdoctoral scholarship. The draft is based on background research on institutional policies from more than 30 universities across Canada and on preliminary consultations with various offices within York University.  We are continuing to seek feedback from York’s research community and we thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts.

To access the preliminary draft guidelines and feedback form, please click: http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/postdoctoral-guidelines-feedback/

Please also join us for a consultation session:

Postdoctoral Guideline Consultation Session

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

10am – 12noon

280A York Lanes


Updated CIHR Spreadsheet

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 in order to gain access to the spreadsheet.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+Jan+3+2017/3457952f-f117-4419-9255-bee18ee26c21

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


Important Deadlines for NSERC Engage applications  

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 conduct research in the natural sciences and engineering fields.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently 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.  If you wish to have result in an award assigned to the current (2016-17) fiscal year, you MUST submit your application to NSERC by February 17th.

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 – February 3, 2017

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 (2016-17), you MUST submit your application to NSERC by February 17, 2017. 

Note: Applications that are submitted to NSERC as of February 18th will automatically fall into the new 2017-18 fiscal year.

For further information on the Engage Grant program, please visit the following web link:

http://nserc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/Engage-Engagement_eng.asp

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.


 Office of Research Ethics announces new Research Ethics protocol form

In an effort to streamline and harmonize the Research Ethics review processes and protocols and enhance compliance with current guidelines, the Office of Research Ethics (ORE) has updated a number of research ethics related documents.

We are pleased to inform you that the updated HPRC Protocol form for Research Involving Human Participants is now available on our website.

Researchers are reminded that as of January 2017, ONLY online submissions of the HPRC protocol form will be accepted. In other words, paper copies of the HPRC protocol form will no longer be accepted. (Exceptions will be made, however, for those researchers that require it)

What’s new?

In addition to the updated HPRC protocol, a number of other documents have been updated or newly created to provide researchers with the resources they need to complete the ethics review process.

New/updated documents include:
·        HPRC Protocol Form
·        HPRC Informed Consent Form Template
·        HPRC Adverse Events Reporting Form
·        HPRC Amendment Request Form
·        HPRC Procedures to ensure ongoing compliance
·        HPRC Renewal Request Form
·        Participant consent for use of images
·        Pre-release of research funds application form
·        Research Team Member confidentiality agreement
·        Checklist for Researchers – Aboriginal Related Research
·        Debriefing Consent Form

New/Updated guidelines:
·        Research involving Investigator’s Students
·        Secondary Data Analysis

Need help?

The Office of Research Ethics offers a number of training and outreach activities to assist researchers in completing their ethics protocols:

  •        ‘Brown bag’ presentations: Starting January 18, the Office of Research ethics will host monthly Ethics presentations for the research community.
  •        One-on-one meetings: Appointments can be made at any time with ORE staff for advice and consultation on protocol submissions.
  •        Training of delegated review committees: For delegated review committees conducting reviews of course-related research, contact ORE to book a training session.
  •        Ethics 101: This is a presentation on ethics policy and procedures, which is available to any undergraduate or graduate class, faculty council, or any other group that requires it.

For further information, please contact Alison Collins-Mrakas at:  acollins@yorku.ca.

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Megan Mueller    Manager, Research Communications
Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation

YORK UNIVERSITY
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 Session d’information sur l’éthique de la recherche/ Research Ethics Information Session

Bonjour,

Les Services à la recherche Glendon vous invite à assister à une session d’information “Research Ethics 101” avec Alison Collins-Mrakas, Senior Manager and Policy Advisor, Research Ethics. Durant cette session vous recevrez une formation importante sur les processus d’évaluation éthique pour les projets de recherche liés aux cours, ainsi que pour les projets individuels des étudiants et des chercheurs. Vous apprendrez aussi comment soumettre vos projets pour satisfaire les critères d’approbation et comment créer un comité d’évaluation éthique pour la recherche des étudiants au premier cycle.

Alison élaborera aussi sur les changements au processus de revue, un sujet qu’elle a brièvement présenté durant la réunion de Conseil de la faculté en novembre. Ces changements prendront effet en janvier 2017.

Cette session sera ouverte aux professeurs et aux employés. Nous encourageons à y assister, toute personne qui fait de la recherche avec les sujets humains ou animaux, ou qui reçoit des questions liées à l’éthique.

Session d’information “Research Ethics 101”

Jeudi, le 12 janvier
13h30 – 15h00
Lieu à confirmer (campus Glendon)
*notez que cette session sera présentée en anglais

Veuillez confirmer votre présence avant lundi, le 9 janvier à research@glendon.yorku.ca

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Glendon Research Services invites you to attend a Research Ethics 101 information session with Alison Collins-Mrakas, Senior Manager and Policy Advisor, Research Ethics. You will receive important training on the ethics approval procedures for course-related research projects, as well as for individual projects by students and researchers. You will learn how to submit your projects for approval and how to set up department level ethics review committees for undergraduate research.

Alison will also elaborate on the changes to the review process, which she presented briefly at the November Faculty Council meeting. These changes take effect in January, 2017.

This session is open to faculty members and staff. We encourage everyone who conducts research on human or animal subjects, or who deals with ethics-related inquiries, to attend.

Ethics 101 Information Session

Thursday, January 12
1:30 – 3:00
Location TBD (Glendon campus)

Kindly RSVP by Monday, January 9 to research@glendon.yorku.ca

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Reagan Brown, MA
Agente de recherche | Research Officer
Pavillon York B219 | B219 York Hall
Collège Universitaire Glendon, Université York | Glendon College, York University
(416) 487-6829
rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca

2016



New deadline dates – Weston Brain Institute 2017 Transformational Research Program


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 2017 Transformational Research Program.  A summary is provided below

PLEASE NOTE: The agency deadlines for this competition have been revised.  Please see new dates below.

Objective

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

Proposed projects must fall into one of two categories to be eligible for funding:

1) Preclinical development of a therapeutic

2) Development of tools that help accelerate development of therapeutics

Neurodegenerative diseases of aging by the Institute’s definition:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)*
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Multiple system atrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Vascular contributions to neurodegeneration (not stroke-mediated vascular disease)
  • Prodromes to the above diseases

*Projects focused on ALS should be submitted to the ALS-focused program scheduled to launch in spring 2016.

Information Session

The Institute will be holding an second online Program Information Session on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST.  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://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8759554430458546180

Value

Up to $1.5M

Duration

Up to 3 years

Deadlines

Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS for review – Friday, January 27, 2017

LOI submission to agency – Friday, February 10, 2017, by 2:00pm EST

Submission of full proposal to ORS for review – Friday, June 9, 2017

Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – Friday, June 23, 2017, by 2:00pm EDT

For complete details on this opportunity and application process, please consult the following link:

http://westonbraininstitute.ca/funded-research/programs/transformational-research-2017/

NSERC-OCE TargetGHG Collaborative R&D Program – Call for Expressions of Interest


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 York researchers who may have an interest in this program.

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) are inviting eligible researchers to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) in partnership with for-profit businesses through OCE’s TargetGHG Industrial Demonstration Program.  A summary of the program is provided below.

Objectives are to:

  • Support projects with industrial emitters that demonstrate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in collaboration with innovative companies providing solutions
  • Support technologies that address Ontario’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for years 2020-2030
  • Encourage for-profit businesses with GHG reduction technologies to collaborate with postsecondary institutions, to foster innovation and drive commercialization

Projects can be at any point in the R&D life cycle for technologies that address Ontario’s GHG emission reduction targets for years 2020-2030 and that are consistent with the postsecondary institutions’ research, training, and technology transfer mandate.  Activities may include:

  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory testing
  • Experiments and data collection
  • Workshops and meetings
  • Cross-disciplinary exploratory meetings
  • HQP knowledge and skills development

Eligibility

  • Industry partners may include industrial large emitters, SMEs and large enterprises
  • Projects must include one NSERC-eligible applicant from an NSERC-eligible postsecondary institution in Ontario (university or college).
  • OCE and NSERC will share project costs with other NSERC-eligible industry partners from across Canada in agreement with the cost-sharing ratios that apply to the NSERC CRD or ARD programs.R&D projects must leverage the unique capabilities of the academic

For further information on eligibility, please consult the application guidelines.

Cheryl Giblon (cgiblon@yorku.ca), Industry Liaison Manager, Innovation York, will be able to work with PIs to bring relevant industry on-board.

Value

OCE will support large research endeavours with awards of up to $800,000 per project towards direct costs

For a maximum funding request, the Ontario-based industry partner(s) must provide matching funds to the postsecondary institutions of at least $400,000 in cash plus at least $400,000 of eligible in-kind support (plus institutional overhead.

Through the NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) or Applied Research and Development (ARD) Programs, NSERC will further match the industry cash and eligible in-kind contributions towards the direct costs of research (excluding institutional overhead i.e. the Net Contribution) up to twice the net industry cash contribution, if the eligible in-kind contribution is at least equal to the net industry cash.

Please see the guidelines for further details.

Duration

Up to 3 years

Two-step application process

Deadlines

Submission of EOI to ORS for review – February 14, 2017

Submission of EOI via OCE Online Application System – February 28, 2017 by 2pm Eastern Time

Submission of first draft of NSERC CRD to NSERC (by invitation only) – May 12, 2017 by 2pm Eastern Time

Submission of final application to ORS for review – June 2, 2017

Submission of final application to NSERC – June 16, 2017 by 2pm Eastern Time

For further information on this program, eligibility and other criteria, please consult the following link:

http://oce-ontario.org/programs/strategic-initiatives/TargetGHG/targetghg-collaborative-r-d-program/how-it-works

Updated CIHR Spreadsheet


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 in order to gain access to the spreadsheet.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+December+2016/506f281f-833e-48ac-976c-72beb7095b13

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

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement: Request for Proposals


DEANS/PRINCIPAL/UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/PROGRAM COORDINATORS/SCHOOL DIRECTORS

FACULTY RESEARCH COORDINATORS

RESEARCH CENTRES/INSTITUTES

APPRC SENATE COMMITTEE

**PLEASE NOTE THE SHORT DEALINE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY**

Please forward this email to all York University faculty members who engage in health research.

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) recently announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for applicant(s) to complete a scope of work for case study development and analysis of “Triple Aim” initiatives in Canada focused on inner city and marginalized populations.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

The overall goal is for successful applicants to highlight effective Canadian population health initiatives that target inner city populations by exploring what has made them successful.

Specific objectives include:

  • describing the structure, processes and outcomes of exemplar inner city populations health initiatives that are led by or directly involve healthcare delivery organizations;
  • understanding factors that influence the success of inner city population health initiatives that are led by or directly involve healthcare delivery organizations;
  • highlighting initiatives that prospectively follow the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim (TA) framework, and/or those doing “Triple Aim work” without necessarily purposely following this approach.

Value

Up to $25K

Duration

Not stated 

Deadlines

Expression of Interest due at agency – January 3, 2017 no later than 12:00pm EST

Formal application due at ORS – January 3, 2017

Formal proposal due at agency – January 16, 2017 (Please note, the agency deadline to submit the formal proposal was originally January 6, 2017 but has been extended to January 16, 2017)

For more information, including the program guidelines and application process, please consult the following links:

http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/sf-docs/default-source/default-document-library/rfp-triple-aim-initiatives-case-studies-2016-12-06.pdf

http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/sf-docs/default-source/default-document-library/rfp-triple-aim-initiatives-q-and-a.pdf

http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/Home.aspx

http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/WhatWeDo/triple-aim

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.

Ontario-Jiangsu Industrial Research and Development Program


The Ontario-Jiangsu Industrial Research and Development Program (OJIRDP) will support joint industrial R&D projects focusing on the development of products or processes that lead to commercial success and socio-economic benefits for both jurisdictions.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

To be considered for funding, projects must present a clearly-identified R&D focus on products or processes which may lead to commercialization in global markets.  Networking and exploratory activities will not be supported under this program. Each project must identify a key added value that each partner will contribute to the project.

The current call for proposals will accept project applications focusing on all technology sectors, including clean tech, communications, internet, IT and enterprise software, life sciences, semiconductors, new materials, intelligent manufacturing and miscellaneous technologies

Value

Up to $300,000 ($150,000 in Ontario and $150,000 in Jiangsu)

Duration

N/A

Deadlines

ORS deadline – January 24, 2017
Agency deadline – February 7th, 2017 by 2pm

For complete details and to download a copy of the application form, please consult the following website: http://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/industry-academic-collaboration/ontario-jiangsu-industrial-research-and-development-program-(ojirdp)/how-it-works

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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.

OCE – Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund (OCRIF)


Please forward this email to all York University faculty members who engage in research that supports scientific and technological collaboration between China and Ontario, with a current emphasis on biomaterials.

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

The current call for proposals will accept project applications focusing on the following research theme: Biomaterials

Value

Up to $500,000 ($250,000 in Ontario and $250,000 in China)

Duration

3 years

Deadlines

ORS deadline – January 16th, 2017
Agency deadline – January 30th, 2017 by 2pm

For complete details and to download a copy of the application form, please consult the following website:http://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/industry-academic-collaboration/ontario-china-research-and-innovation-fund-(ocrif)/how-it-works


Memo

To:                  Associate Deans of Research

Cc:                  Deans

From:             Robert Haché, Vice President Research & Innovation Date:              

Date:              December 9, 2016

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Subject:   Internal Process for Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Please review the following programmatic details and the internal process for the 2017 institutional nominations to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New  Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

This information should be circulated to your respective Research Directors, Research Officers, and Faculty members.  All internal institutional nominations will be reviewed by the Major Awards Advisory Committee (MAAC).

VPRI’s internal process applies to institutional nominations only, of which York is allowed to submit up to three (3).

Overview: RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) was established in 1882 as the senior Canadian collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists. The primary objective of the Society is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences. The Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement.

The RSC’s deadline for nominations is March 8, 2017. Note that this is approximately one week earlier than last year.

The criterion for election to the College is excellence, which is understood to encompass the goals of diversity and inclusivity to which the RSC is committed, and to which the membership of the College is expected to exemplify in terms of discipline, gender, ethno-racial diversity, Aboriginality, and official languages.

Membership is for seven (7) years.

Candidates must be no more than 15 years from the conferral of the PhD or equivalent qualification. For the cohort of 2017, a candidate must have received his or her PhD or equivalent no earlier than January 1, 2002. The RSC will consider an exemption period of up to three years for those who have had a career interruption for the purpose of maternity, childrearing, illness, or health-related family responsibilities. Where there are questions of equivalence eligibility, the

Honorary Secretary will provide the conclusive determination on behalf of the RSC Council.

Internal Nomination & Review Process

Nominations to the College can be initiated by Members of the College (Members), Fellows of the RSC (Fellows), and Institutional Members (IMs) of the RSC. In all cases, candidates are encouraged to take advantage of available university resources and to seek peer advice throughout the development of their nomination file.

Direct Member and Fellow Nomination

Individuals may be nominated for a fellowship by a Member of the College, or Fellow of the Society, who need not be from York University.  This nomination process does not require a York University internal selection process, and thus will ensure that the candidate’s nomination files will be put forward to the RSC for consideration.

Important Considerations for Direct Fellow Nominations:

  1. The Primary Nominator need not be from the same field as the
  2. There is no limit to the number of nominations put forward by Members or
  3. We encourage Direct Fellow Nominations, as they flow directly to the RSC and are not subject to the institutional competitive

Institutional Nomination from York University

As an Institutional Member of the RSC, the President on behalf of York University may nominate a maximum of three individuals annually.  For such institutional nominations only, the selection process to identify these nominees is managed by the Office of Research Services (ORS), and includes a review of internal nominations by the Major Awards Advisory Committee (MAAC). The MAAC will then provide advice to VPRI to inform the final selection of three nominations to be advanced to the RSC.

The internal nomination, review and feedback process is designed to ensure that  only the most competitive nominations are put forward for consideration. All Faculties may submit no more than one candidate, with the exception of LA&PS, which may submit two.

The institutional nomination process is as follows:

  1. Internal nomination packages are due on Tuesday, January Faculties are asked to email SIRI Research Awards and Nominations Specialist Sean Collins (spc@yorku.ca) the following components of a nomination, which  will then be reviewed by MAAC:
  • A draft of the short citation (70 words max);
  • A draft of the summary of the candidate’s record (1,000 words max);
  • The nominee’s current CV (50 pages max);
  • A signed 1-page letter on faculty letterhead from the Dean or Associate Dean of Research endorsing the nomination(s). This document should inform the multi-disciplinary MAAC about the importance of the nominee’s field and demonstrate the nominee’s stature within it;
  • A written commitment of the referee to provide a letter of reference. An email from the referee will suffice.
  1. MAAC will review internal nomination packages and provide feedback to nominees and advice to VPRI to inform its selection of nominees to proceed to the full nomination
  1. Selected nominees will work with the SIRI Research Awards and Nominations Specialist and Faculty-based research support personnel (as appropriate) to prepare the full application package for Completed nominations include:
  • A cover letter from the primary nominator (i.e. the York University President – to be secured by SIRI);
  • The nominee’s current CV (50 pages max);
  • One signed reference letter on letterhead from a person of authority on the candidate and their field, along with a brief biography of the referee (to be secured by SIRI);
  • A completed Nomination Form, which includes:
    • A 1000-word summary of the candidate’s record;
    • A 70-word
DATE MILESTONE
January 17, 2017 Internal nomination files due to ORS
Late January MAAC Review
Early February VPRI decisions and feedback to nominees
Early February Selected internal nomination files sent to referee by SIRI
February 15 File submitted for SIRI review
March 6 Full application and ORS Checklist due to SIRI
March 8 RSC electronic submission deadline

Relevant Deadlines

For further information, please contact:

Sean Collins

SIRI Awards and Nominations Specialist Office of Research Services

Email: spc@yorku.ca Phone: Ext 44670

 Call for Research Proposals: Year of Polar Prediction


The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network in partnership with Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) and the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF), is accepting proposals that will strengthen Canada’s participation in the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) initiative.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

To enable Canadian leadership in marine environmental observation, prediction and response, in close coordination with partners, and to deliver knowledge, technology, technique and highly-qualified people (HQP) to enhance resilience and optimize economic opportunity for Canada.

This funding cycle will focus on strengthening pathways with partners and end-users and will continue to develop multi-sectoral and international partnerships to ensure the delivery of knowledge and technology to partners and end-users for the benefit of Canada.

Proposals should show strong connections to the main objectives of YOPP.  Please see the Call for Proposal document in English   | French for project areas and topics.

Value

The total funding available is $2.3M (it is anticipated that fewer than eight project will be funded)

Duration

Up to 3 years

Deadlines

Submission to ORS – February 17, 2017

Submission to Agency – March 6, 2017, by 4:00pm Atlantic Time

For more details on this funding opportunity, eligibility, application requirements, please visit the following websites:

http://meopar.ca/research/current-calls-for-proposals

http://www.polarprediction.net/yopp.html

  NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects – Letter of Intent


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, 2017
Submission of Letter of Intent to NSERC – February 1, 2017
Submission of Full Application to ORS – May 24, 2017
Submission of Full Application (by invitation only) – June 7, 2017
Please visit following links to obtain further details on this program:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/SPG-SPS_eng.asp#Projects
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/SPG-SPS_eng.asp
  Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative – SPARK Clinical Site Network Request for Applications


The Simon Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is accepting applications for the SPARK Clinical Site Network to support research that will lead to better ways to treat and to improve the lives of individuals with ASD. A summary is provided below.
Objectives
To support a network of U.S. based clinical sites for the purposes of recruiting individuals and families affected by ASD to participate in SPARK.
SFARI’s specific goals are:
• To develop more reliable quantitative, objective outcome measures for ASD clinical trials
• To develop partnerships with individuals with ASD and clinical providers to promote ASD research; and
• To enable and evaluate new, potential therapies and supports for individuals with ASD.
Value
Up to $150K/year
Duration
Up to 3 years
Deadlines
ORS deadline – Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Agency deadline – Friday, January 13, 2017
For more information, including the program guidelines and application forms, please visit:
https://sfari.org/funding/grants/clinical-site-network-rfa/clinical-site-network-for-the-national-autism-cohort-request-for-applications-rfa/
Ontario Genomics Pre-commercial Business Development Fund (PBDF)


Ontario Genomics is accepting proposals for its Pre-commercialization Business Development Fund (PBDF) to support late-stage academic research and early-stage companies developing promising ’omics and ’omics-enabled technologies. A summary is provided below.

Objectives
The Fund is focused on enabling the advancement of Ontario ’omics research projects and technology development toward commercialization and economic impact. Specifically, it aims to provide early-stage financial support as companies (with or without academic collaborators) move towards commercial applications to speed up the transfer of products from R&D to market.

Specific objectives are:

• Create downstream economic benefits from ’omics research;
• Support scientific entrepreneurs and start-ups; and
• Generate returns for future PBDF investments.

Areas of consideration for the PBDF include, but are not restricted to:
• Biofuels, bioproducts
• Human or animal diagnostics
• Human and animal therapeutics
• Crop or livestock trait improvements
• Environmental management (related to water, mining, energy, other)
• Forestry, natural resources
• Laboratory and medical devices
• Food, nutrition
• Informatics including databases , software, other tools

Value
Up to $100,000

Duration
Up to 24 months

Deadlines
ORS deadline – Monday, January 9, 2017
Agency deadline – Monday, January 23, 2017

For complete details and to download a copy of the application form, please consult the following website:
http://www.ontariogenomics.ca/funding-opportunities/open-competitions/pbdf/
Call for Abstracts: Research Symposium: Healthy Matters


Dear Associate Deans Research & ORU Directors,
Building on our first successful symposium and drawing on input from the Faculty ADRs who identified cross-thematic research areas, we are planning our second university-wide research symposium for February 28, 2017 focussed on “Healthy Matters”. This daylong event will include a combination of talks and panels.
For the symposium, healthy matters are broadly defined, encompassing mental, physical and socio-cultural aspects. We welcome presentations from a wide range of perspectives including fundamental investigation, regulatory frameworks, applied research, creative activities, philosophical analyses, and discursive explorations. We look forward to proposals from each Faculty and ORU.
This is the second of our series of symposia which bring together York researchers from diverse fields with common interests . The day presents researchers with opportunities to translate their current work into new research initiatives, both collaborative and individual.
To help streamline submissions, we ask that interested researchers send their proposed speakers’ names, talk titles and 100 word abstracts to the respective Associate Dean Research or ORU Director by January 16th, 2017. ADRs and ORU Directors will consolidate and forward them to Amanda Thomson (amandath@yorku.ca) in the VPRI Office for review and organization by January 20th.
Phone: +1-416-736-5780
Website: lassonde.yorku.ca/mntl

New KT funding opportunity


NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

The Institute of Gender and Health is pleased to announce a new team grant aimed at generating evidence about if and how applying a gendered lens could improve the effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions. Click here for the full funding opportunity.

The integration of sex and gender throughout all phases of the health research cycle has increased over the past two decades. While the integration of gender is slowly making its way into health research, it has yet to infiltrate thinking in the practice and science of translating research knowledge into evidence-based practice.

For more information this identified gender-gap in KT, read the recently-published paper co-authored by IGH Scientific Director, Cara Tannenbaum, Why sex and gender matter in implementation research.

Objectives

The aim of this funding opportunity is to support and create new knowledge about the effectiveness of integrating gender considerations into knowledge translation interventions involving human participants. The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:
• Generate evidence about whether applying sex- and gender-based analysis to knowledge translation interventions involving human participants improves effectiveness, thereby contributing to improved health outcomes;
• Contribute to a broader knowledge base on how to effectively and appropriately integrate gender into KT interventions;
• Facilitate the consideration and development of gender-transformative approaches in KT interventions.

Funds Available
• $2.25 million
• To fund approximately five team grants at $150,000 per year for up to three years
• Of this, $450,000 is available to support an application in the area of indigenous health research

Important dates

Registration deadline: January 17, 2017
Application deadline: February 7, 2017
Anticipated notice of decision: April 27, 2017
Funding start date: April 1, 2017

http://cihr-irsc.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=873fb0e14e3b72cfb6c50cba3&id=f8fc39493b&e=d340d9c494 Check out the full funding opportunity.
Selected Funding Opportunities


Please click on the link provided below for selected funding opportunities that may be of interest to York researchers. Please note that this is not a comprehensive listing as new funding opportunities are announced regularly throughout the year.
https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/group/yulink/selected-funding-opportunities

 Changes made to SmartBuy


Please note that you will have to provide a reason for any purchases related to research made via Smartbuy. The reasons are to be noted in Internal Notes and Attachments.

Intro to the Canadian Common CV (CCV) for the Insight Development Grant (IDG) 2017 Competition – An ORS Workshop


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:  January 4th 2017 at 2:30pm

Where:  To attend you must RSVP no later than January 2nd 2017 by noon.  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.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: 2017-2018 Contributions Program


The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recently issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) under its 2017-18 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 aimed at developing Privacy Codes of Practice.  Specifically, the Office is inviting proposals by not-for-profit industry, trade or professional associations, academics, civil society groups, and/or consumer advocacy groups to develop privacy codes of practice that will:
•    Enhance organizational accountability
•    Promote regulatory compliance through greater certainty and predictability, and
•    Augment information to individuals beyond privacy policies, helping to promote transparency and openness with respect to how privacy obligations are met and addressed.

Value
Up to $50K

Duration
One year

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – December 15, 2016
Submission to agency – January 9, 2017, by 11:59 PM

For further details on this program, please consult the following link:
https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/opc-news/news-and-announcements/2016/an_161130_cp/

Funding opportunity for faculty and students


The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) recently announced a Call for Applications (CFP) for the AAC Research Awards Program which recognizes contributions in Arthritis Research.  A summary of this opportunity is provided below.

Objectives
To nationally recognize high quality research in AAC priority areas that focus on aligning and strengthening arthritis research in Canada.  This recognition will: (1) formally acknowledge the outstanding contributions of patient partners and scientists; (2) help researchers in competing for and participating in national grants and programs in arthritis research; and (3) provide opportunities to highlight arthritis research via media releases.

The AAC will provide seven awards in each of the following categories:

1.        Master Student – sponsored by McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health
2.        PhD Student – sponsored by Arthritis Consumer Experts
3.        Post-doctoral Fellow – sponsored by CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
4.        Young Faculty Researcher (graduate within the first five years of faculty appointment) – sponsored by CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
5.        Knowledge Translation (KT) research – sponsored by Bone and Joint Institute of the University of Western Ontario
6.        Knowledge Translation (KT) practice – sponsored by Janssen Inc.
7.        Patient for active engagement in arthritis research – sponsored by the Arthritis Society

Value
$650 CAD

Duration
N/A

Deadlines
Notice of Intent due at agency – Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (midnight ET)
Full Application due at agency – Tuesday, January 3, 2017 (midnight ET)

To obtain further information on this funding opportunity and to access the application forms, please consult the following link:
http://www.arthritisalliance.ca/en/
http://www.arthritisalliance.ca/en/2016-11-08-02-26-19

Updated CIHR Spreadsheet


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 in order to gain access to the spreadsheet.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+November+2016/e8138bca-2a8a-4473-9834-d4763313caf8

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

2017 SSHRC Insight Development Grants – Application Instructions and Upcoming Webinars


In preparation for the submission of Insight Development Grant applications, SSHRC has created the attached PDF document to assist applicants who wish to consult the instructions offline.

In addition, SSHRC will be holding fours webinars on the upcoming 2017 Insight Development Grants competition: one general session and one focused on research-creation, in both English and French.

The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to invite researchers and research support staff to attend the following two English webinars:

IDG General Session
Wednesday, December 7 from 1:30 – 3:00pm
in room 901 Kaneff Tower

IDG Research-Creation Session
Tuesday, December 13 from 1:30 – 3:00pm
in room 524 Kaneff Tower (Board of Governors meeting room)

Please RSVP at research@yorku.ca if you plan on attending these sessions.

Individuals can also take part in these webinars individually from their own computer.  You do not need to register in advance. Details are below.

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The webinars will be held via Adobe Connect (for the visual presentation and written questions only. No audio.) and teleconference (for the audio) on the following dates:

Date Time Topic Language Link to meeting
December 6 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG general French https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r6v4f5nz28f/
December 7 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG general English https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r727n10acd6/
December 13 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG Research-creation English https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r2bpmsfmhs1/
December 14 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG Research-creation French https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r7nu25f27we/

To join the teleconference (for the sound):

  • Local Dial-in: 613-960-7515
  • Toll free Dial-in: 1 877-413-4791
  • Enter the Conference ID: 6214165

First time attending an Adobe Connect meeting?

  • Test your connection
  • Get a quick overview

http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/products/adobeconnect/pdfs/VQS_Guide_for_Participants.pdf

NSERC Call for Proposals: Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program


We are anticipating the announcement of NSERC Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2017 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.

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, 2017
Phase 2: Full Application (by invitation only) – Due September 22, 2017

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 17, 2017 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. As York University will be allowed to submit only 4 proposals to this competition, we will prioritize proposals with institutional supports to move forward to the funder.

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.

An information session on the NSERC CREATE program will be held in early 2017, details to be confirmed later. For more information and to set up a one-on-one meeting contact Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, in the Office of Research Services at mhasan@yorku.ca. 

iNOI components include:

  1. York iNOI form (attached)
  2. Outline of Training Program (2 pages) – attach as PDF document*
  3. Excellence of Proposed Team of Researchers (2 pages) – attach as PDF document*
  4. NSERC Form 100 – only required for the lead applicant
  5. Industry Partner Letters/Emails  – required for Industry Stream applications
  6. 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 17, 2017
  • SPORT Committee Feedback: ~March 28, 2017
  • ORS Deadline for Draft of Completed Letter of Intent: April 17, 2017
  • ORS Deadline for Final Draft of Completed Letter of Intent and ORS Checklist: April 28, 2017
  • NSERC Letter of Intent Deadline: May 1, 2017
  • NSERC Invitation to Apply Results: ~June 30, 2017

Stage 2: Full Application

  • ORS Deadline for Complete Application Submission for SPORT Review: August 21, 2017
  • SPORT Committee Feedback: ~August 31, 2017
  • ORS Deadline for Draft 2 of Completed Application: September 11, 2017, 9am
  • ORS Deadline for Final Application and ORS Checklist: September 21, 2017
  • NSERC Application Deadline: September 22, 2017

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

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants Competition


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently launched a Call for Proposals (CFP) for its Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition linked to the Imagining Canada’s Future initiative. Proposals are sought that address the challenge area of: How will Canada continue to thrive in an interconnected world and evolving global landscape? Details are provided below.

Objectives
To support researchers, teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that:

  • support the evidence’s use in decision-making, and the application of best practices; and
  • assist in developing future research agendas.

Objectives are three-fold:

  1. State of Knowledge and Research Gaps
  • critically assess the state of knowledge of the future challenge area 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 of current work in the field; and
  • identify gaps in the quantitative and qualitative data available.
  1. Knowledge Mobilization
  • mobilize knowledge related to promising policies and practices within the academic, private, not-for-profit and public policy sectors;
  • facilitate dialogue between academic researchers, cross-sectoral stakeholders and policy-makers in government; and
  • facilitate the use of resulting findings by stakeholders.

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 gaps.

Please consult the link at the bottom of this email for a description of each themes, sub-themes and sub-questions that are relevant to this Call.

Value
Up to $25,000

Duration
1 year

Deadlines
ORS deadline for full review – January 3, 2017
ORS deadline for obtaining required institutional letter – by 10:00am, January 10, 2017
Agency deadline – January 12, 2017

Note: All application materials must be submitted as PDF files and be received by January 12, 2017 at the agency. ORS must receive the application no later than January 10, 2017, by 10:00am in order to prepare the required institutional letter and return it to the applicant to include in his/her application materials for submission to SSHRC on January 12, 2017. The applicant will be responsible for submitting the PDF files directly to SSHRC.

For further details and application process, please consult SSHRC’s web site at:
http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/ksg_interconnected_world-ssc_monde_interconnecte-eng.aspx

GreenCentre Canada – IHC4 Call for Academic Inventions


GreenCentre Canada recently announced the InnovationHouse Chemistry Countering Climate Change Call for Academic Inventions (IHC4 Call for Academic Inventions). Through the IHC4 Call, GreenCentre is accepting applications and will award proof of principle grants to researchers. A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To identify early-stage technologies that could be commercialized for the economic benefit of Ontario and Canada
  • To develop novel and commercially promising academic technologies
  • To support the research and development of technologies with the highest potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Eligible topic areas for technologies can include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduction of GHG emissions from conventional energy sources
  • Low-carbon, carbon-free, and carbon-neutral alternative energy sources
  • Elimination of decreased use of fuels that emit GHGs
  • Carbon capture, storage, and utilization
  • Utilization of GHGs to generate value-added products

Value
Up to $50,000 per project

Duration
Not stated

Deadlines
Submission to ORS for review – December 1, 2016
Submission to agency – December 15, 2016

To obtain further information on this funding opportunity and to access the guidelines please consult the following link:https://www.gccinnovationhouse.com/

2017-18 York-Massey Fellowship and Visiting Scholarships


The Office of Research Services (ORS) invites applications for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018. 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

There are no application forms, but interested individuals are asked to submit a letter outlining sabbatical or other leave plans, with their reasons for wishing to be at Massey College, with their curriculum vitae to the Office of Research Services by Friday, January 13, 2017. Please submit the letter and curriculum vitae via email to: Sean Collins, Research Awards and Nominations Specialist, Office of Research Services, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower, (spc@yorku.ca).

Applications for both the Fellowship or the Visiting Scholarships will be considered by the VPRI Major Awards Advisory Committee (MAAC), and applicants may be invited for an interview at Massey College. Results are expected to be announced in March 2017.

Contact
Sean Collins
Research Awards and Nominations Specialist
Office of Research Services
Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation
spc@yorku.ca

24 November Industry-Academic Research Collaborations Event


We have had tremendous registration so far for the 24 November 2016 event – Industry-Academic Research Collaborations – Keys to Success. So far, 101 industry partners have registered, 45 researchers, and 24 government / funders. And registrations are still coming in. This is a terrific opportunity for your researchers to network with potential industry collaborators, to discuss their research interests and hopefully develop new partnerships. Each registrant has indicated their area of research interest, and I will be circulating a list of attendees / interests at the event, allowing for very targeted networking. This is also a great way for researchers and students to network and meet companies.

Please register at http://innovationyork.ca/events
Learn about Keys to Success to moving your research program forward.

SSHRC Insight Development Grants Competition


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

New this year and of particular interest to IDG applicants:

  • Improved Canadian Common CV (CCV) sections, subsections and fields (see list of changes in the SSHRC CCV instructions)
  • Revised Terms and Conditions of Applying for Applicants and Co-Applicants
  • New joint initiative with the Department of National Defense
  • Updated instructions for Aboriginal Research
  • Revised instructions for Funds Requested from SSHRC ModuleUpdated definition of an Emerging Scholar and of the Scholar Type section

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 ongoing initiatives

Insight Development Grants proposal are expected to respond to the objectives put forward in the call for proposals for the Insight program.

The objectives of the Insight program are to:

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

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.

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 20, 2017
Submission to agency – February 3, 2017
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 3, 2017

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

Parkinson Society Canada – Request for Applications


The Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) recently announced a Request for Applications for its 2017-2019 National Research Program Funding Cycle. Summaries of the funding opportunities are provided below.

PILOT RESEARCH GRANT

Objective

  • To encourage established investigators to enter into the study of Parkinson’s disease and perform research in new, specifically targeted, high priority areas.
  • To foster novel, high-potential projects and ideas with a trajectory for major grants with larger granting institutions.

Targeted Competition
Parkinson Canada invites applications for a targeted Pilot Project Grant on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

Value
Up $45K

Duration
1 year

NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD GRANT

Objective
To provide investigators who have recently completed research training with an early opportunity to develop and demonstrate ability to initiate and conduct independent health research.

Value
Up $45K/year

Duration
2 years

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – January 18, 2017
Submission to agency – February 1, 2017 by 5:00pm EST

A summary is provided below and application materials and information may be obtained at the following links:http://www.parkinson.ca/site/c.kgLNIWODKpF/b.9196711/k.8FC1/For_Researchers.htm

Transport Canada – Clean Rail Academic Grant Program

Transport Canada is accepting applications for its Clean Rail Academic Grant Program (Round 4) for research and development projects. A summary of this funding opportunity is provided below.

Objectives

  • To provide federal funds to academic research programs currently developing technologies and practices which aim to reduce air emissions from the rail sector.
  • To support the communication of findings from funded research to other academic institutions or the rail industry.

Value
$25K

Duration
Not stated.

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – December 14, 2016
Submission to Agency – January 6, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

For additional information on the program, please consult the following link:https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/innovation-571.htm

The application form and guidelines are available upon request at cdt.tdc@tc.gc.ca.

Media Workshop for Researchers –December 7, 2016


media-workshop-for-researchers

Genome Canada: Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) Round 8 competition

The Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI) is accepting applications for the Genomic Application Partnership Program (GAPP) Round 8 competition.

Objectives
The GAPP is a Genome Canada funding program that promotes the commercialization and translation of genomics-derived technologies. It is open to organizations (industry, government, not-for-profits, etc) that have active collaborations with an academic researcher.

To be eligible for the GAPP, a project must:

    • respond to the objectives of the GAPP
    • represent an active partnership between Academic(s) and User(s)
    • propose to develop, enhance or validate a genomics-derived solution (i.e., a product, tool or process whose origin is based in genomics or related disciplines such as bioinformatics, epigenomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics, proteomics and transcriptomics);
    • address key challenges or opportunities defined by the User that require a partnership with Academia (i.e., User “pull”); and
    • focus on downstream R&D activities.

A program summary is provided below:

Value
$300K – $6M

 Funding
1/3 from Genome Canada, 1/3 from User Partner (Cash or In-kind), 1/3 other co-funding

Duration
6 months – 3 years

 Deadlines
Agency deadline – Monday, November 14, 2016 by 5 pm

To apply, contact Ontario Genomics to determine project eligibility and to obtain the Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist in the Office of Research Services at mhasan@yorku.ca, will be available to assist your office and your faculty members with any questions regarding the internal and external application processes.

For more information, including the program guidelines and application forms, please visit:
http://ontariogenomics.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=672a3e37ca0487527ce1bc8af&id=5968d2aba6&e=6a48fd07c8

Postdoc Supervisors  Information and Consultation Session – November 7


Information Session

Postdoc Information and Consultation Session for Supervisors

The Faculty Graduate Studies is hosting an information and consultation session for postdoctoral supervisors to convey information about tools and resources for supervisors and the implications of the new collective agreement.  Additionally, we are hoping to hear what tools and supports would be helpful to supervisors of postdocs on campus

This session will be of particular interest to faculty members currently supervising postdoctoral fellows and those who anticipate supervising postdoctoral fellow in future.

Postdoc Information and Consultation Session for Supervisors

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: 626 KT

Agenda

  1. Review of New YUFA Collective Agreement Implications for Supervisors
  2. Update on Supports and Services @ FGS and Beyond
  3. Tools and Templates
    1. Budgeting for Postdocs
    2. Job description template
    3. Reporting template
    4. Attendance management spreadsheet
    5. What other tools and templates would be helpful?
  4. Job Posting Options for Fellowship Opportunities
  5. Policy/Guideline Discussion
  6. Tracking Process for All Postdoc
  7. Other Business

Call for Research Proposals – Best in Science Research Grant Program 2016-2017


The Ontario Ministry of the Environment recently announced the 2016/17 Call for Research Proposals for its Best in Science program.  One of the priorities of the program is to provide grants to support research that addresses Ontario’s current environmental priorities and anticipates the province’s future environmental research needs.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

To support the research endeavors of those in the broader scientific community who have common interests in environmental science.  The program supports research that achieves the following objectives:

  • encourages and promotes scientific research;
  • invests in science that fosters best practices, develops innovative approaches to expand environmental protection tools, and supports environmental leadership in Ontario’s scientific research communities, and
  • supports scientific collaboration and knowledge transfer that proactively contributes to healthier communities and ecosystems.

The Best in Science Research Priorities are as follows:

Clean Air

  • Climate Change (Greenhouse Gas Reductions)

Clean Water

  • Great Lake, Inland Lakes, Climate Change

Development, Enhancement and Validation of Testing Methods for Pathogens and Environmental Pollutants

  • Great lakes, Inland lakes, Drinking Water, Surface Water, Land Resources, Pollinator Health, Beach

Risk Assessment and Risk Management

  • Pollinator Health – Impacts on Ecosystem Integrity

Value
Up to $100K

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – November 1, 2016 by 4:30pm
Submission to agency – November 13, 2016

For further information on this program and how to apply, please consult the attached documents.

For YUFA Faculty members only
Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca

Imperial Oil University Research Awards Program


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.

 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, 2016
Submission to agency – December 15, 2016

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-grants/university-research-awards?parentId=a192d2dd-16c1-4927-96b2-b440e2f7eba2

Scholarship Announcements – 2017 John Charles Polanyi Prizes


John Charles Polanyi Prizes, 2017

Announcements and Application forms in both English and French. These documents are also available on our website:http://cou.on.ca/about/awards/john-charles-polanyi/

We would like to remind you of the following:
All applicants must be prescreened as no more than three applications per prize area (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science) are to be submitted by any one institution.

For YUFA Faculty members only
Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Preterm Birth Initiative


The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is inviting proposals for the Preterm Birth Initiative. Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply. A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth; and
  • To stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods.

Value
Up to $600,000

Duration
4 years

Deadlines

Submission to ORS for review – November 17, 2016
Submission to agency – December 1, 2016 by 4:00 pm (Eastern)

For complete details on eligibility, the application process and application guidelines, please consult the following link:http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/reproductive-sciences/preterm-birth-initiative

Tri agency info session Wednesday, November 9, 2016


The Tri- Agencies are conducting a financial monitoring visit the week of November 7, 2016.  During the financial monitoring visit, the Tri-Agencies will be reviewing the University’s financial and administrative framework over the management of research funds.

The Tri-Agencies are also conducting an information session on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2pm.  in the Senate Chamber -Ross building  940 N.  This session will provide the broader research community (Principal Investigators and those involved in administration) with an opportunity to interface with representatives from the funding agencies and to ask questions .

It’s very important that PI’s attend as the agencies want to speak with them and Admin staff are welcome to attend. I would greatly appreciate if you could take the time to attend this meeting.

You can express your concerns and ask your questions about their requirement in the administration of your research grants.

ORU Director Position – Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean


Sent on behalf of the AVP Research Celia Haig-Brown
For YUFA Faculty members only
Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca

ORU Director Position – York Centre for Asian Research


Sent on behalf of the AVP Research Celia Haig-Brown
For YUFA Faculty members only
Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca

Department of National Defence research initiative (SSHRC-DRDC joint initiative)


DRDC is interested in Defence and Security Target Research Area Descriptions focussing on:

• Enabling sustained and effective military organizational culture change;
• Developing trust in diverse organizational teams and in cross-cultural settings; and
• Trust in autonomous intelligent systems.

For more information, please visit the DRDC website.

Interested researchers should develop proposals related to this initiative and submit their applications through SSHRC’s Insight Grants or Insight Development Grants competitions.

If you have any questions, please contact Chantal Meda, Program Officer at 613-947-2094 or by email, chantal.meda@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
SSHRC Research and SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants


REMINDER: The new forms for the SSHRC Research Opportunity and the SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants must be used to apply for funding.  These forms can be accessed on the Selected Funding Opportunities page on YU Link (follow link and scroll down to the “Upcoming Internal Deadlines” section): https://yulink – new.yorku.ca/group/yulink/selected-funding-opportunities

The old forms for the SSHRC Small Research Grant and the SSHRC Grant in Aid of Travel will not be accepted.

For YUFA Faculty members only
Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca

Memo from Robert Haché, Vice-President Research & Innovation, regarding changes to the SSHRC Small Research Grant and the SSHRC Grant in Aid of Travel.

 

Papers in Political Economy


For YUFA Faculty members only
Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca

 

Citizenship and Immigration Canada RFP: Model Projects and Research Studies -Syrian Refugees Integration


Objectives

The overarching goal is to study and test new and alternative ways of supporting the integration of Syrian refugees in Canada.  These innovative interventions must target Syrian refugee families, women, men, youth or children or some combination thereof; or other stakeholders that are currently involved in or could support the settlement process of Syrian refugees (e.g. employers).

Interventions should include one or more of the following social innovation approaches:

  • Innovation delivery mechanisms for information and services offered at the local or community level (e.g. sport activities, community events, employer information sessions, use of technology, etc.) to help refugees settle and make community connections; and/or
  • New locations for service delivery (e.g. community libraries, hospital/community health centres, banks, stores, etc.); and/or
  • New partnerships and/or institutional arrangements to support the settlement of refugees in host communities (e.g. private sector working together to provide services, use of social finance instruments); and/or
  • Alternative ways of providing services, such as informal language learning in French or English (e.g. mentoring, conversation circles etc.); and/or
  • New approaches regarding the timing for service delivery and/or the sequencing of services or information offered; and/or
  • New approaches for delivery or understanding challenges and opportunities from the client’s (refugees’) perspective and engaging clients in problem definition, conducting research, analysis and designing and testing solutions focused on their own settlement and integration (e.g. participatory research and action).

The models testing and research priorities that CIC aims to enhance through this process fall under the following eight streams:

Models Streams
Stream I: Employment models/approaches for connecting unemployed Syrian refugees with employment
Stream II: Workplace Based Language Training (Informal language training)

Research and Studies Stream
Stream III: Study of pay-for-performance models to achieve better employment outcomes for Syrian refugees
Stream IV: Participatory research study with Syrian refugee youth on various topics
Stream V: Participatory research study on how to reduce social isolation for parents and caregivers who stay at home with their children as well as isolated seniors
Stream VI: Research study on existing innovative practices to initiate discussions with Syrian families on issues including family violence and rights, women’s rights, acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ), and community supports
Stream VII: Research study of mobilization of volunteers to support refugees
Stream VIII: Research and prototype model of a mobile digital tool to support Syrian refugee settlement

 Note: Each stream requires its own proposal. Consult the RFP for further details on each stream

Value
$40,000 for Stream I
$30,000 for Stream II
$50,000 for Stream III
$30,000 for Stream IV
$30,000 for Stream V
$20,000 for Stream VI
$20,000 for Stream VII
$30,000 for Stream VIII

Duration
3 months

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – October 25, 2016
Submission to agency – November 8, 2016 by 2:00pm

To obtain complete details and how to apply, please consult the following web site:
https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-16-00749973

 

Invitation – November 24, 2016 – Industry-Academic Research Collaborations – Keys to Success


Please register at http://innovationyork.ca/events
Learn about Keys to Success to moving your research program forward.

 

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) – Call for Applications


The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) recently announced a Call for Applications for its research programs for the 2017/2018 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 in fields relevant to 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

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/

Deadlines
ORS deadline – November 1, 2016
Agency deadline – November 15, 2016

2)    CHS/PFIZER Care Until Cure Research Program

Objectives
To support clinical research, including outcome evaluation, to improve 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 2017-2018 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 $150,000Duration
    Up to 3 yearsFor 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/Deadlines
    ORS deadline – November 1, 2016
    Agency deadline – November 15, 20163)    CHS/Novo Nordisk Canada Psychosocial Research ProgrammeObjectives
    To provide fellows in hematology or other relevant fields the opportunity to obtain additional focused clinical or research training relevant to Hemostasis so that they may improve the care, treatment and quality of the lives of patients with hemophilia and other congenital or acquired bleeding disorders.Value
    Up to $40,000Duration
    1 yearFor further information and application forms, please visit the following links:
    http://www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/chs—novo-nordisk-psychosocial-research-program/
    http://www.hemophilia.ca/en/research/chs—novo-nordisk-psychosocial-research-program/application-form/Deadlines
    Letter of Intent due at ORS – November 1, 2016
    Letter of Intent due at agency – November 15, 2016
    Full application due at ORS – December 19, 2016
    Full application due at agency – January 9, 2017

Weston Brain Institute – 2017 Transformational Research Program


The Weston Brain Institute recently announced a Call for Letters of Intent for the 2017 Transformational Research Program.  A summary is provided below

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

Proposed projects must fall into one of two categories to be eligible for funding:
1)    Preclinical development of a therapeutic
2)    Development of tools that help accelerate development of therapeutics

Neurodegenerative diseases of aging by the Institute’s definition:
•    Alzheimer’s disease
•    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)*
•    Frontotemporal dementia
•    Lewy body dementia
•    Multiple system atrophy
•    Parkinson’s disease
•    Progressive supranuclear palsy
•    Vascular contributions to neurodegeneration (not stroke-mediated vascular disease)
•    Prodromes to the above diseases

*Projects focused on ALS should be submitted to the ALS-focused program scheduled to launch in spring 2016.

Information Session
The Institute will be holding an interactive Program Information Session on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST.  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://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4255716208066652161

Value
Up to $1.5M

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS for review – Monday, November 28, 2016
Submission of LOI to agency – Monday, December 12, 2016, by 2:00pm EST
Submission of full proposal to ORS for review – Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – Tuesday, May 2, 2017, by 2:00pm EDT

For complete details on this opportunity and application process, please consult the following link:
http://westonbraininstitute.ca/funded-research/programs/transformational-reserach-2017/

 

The Council of Canadian Fire Marshals – Call for Research Projects


The Council of Canadian Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs are inviting researchers to submit research projects using the newly formed National Fire Information Database.   A summary is provided below.

Objectives
To fund projects using the National Fire Information Data to study patterns of fire incidents in Canada.

All proposed projects must relate to one of the following focus areas:

1)    Building Codes
2)    Firefighter safety
3)    Career Risk
4)    Sustainability
5)    At risk populations
6)    At risk places
7)    Risk Models
8)    Climate/Environment
9)    High risk assets
10)    Infrastructure resilience
11)    Equipment/material
12)    Other specify

Please see the following Request for Proposal document for further details on each focus areas:
http://nfidcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/NFID-Request-for-Proposals-Oct-2016.pdf

Value
Up to $20,000

Duration
1 year

Deadlines
Submission of application to ORS for review – December 2, 2016
Submission of application to agency – December 16, 2016

For further information and how to apply, please visit the following link:
http://nfidcanada.ca/research/

BUDGETING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS

For YUFA Faculty members only
Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca


SOSCIP OCE TALENT EDGE POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) and the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) recently announced the first Call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for new industry-academic collaborative projects.  Successful applications will be awarded salary support for one post-doctoral fellow to help lead the project under the SOSCIP – TalentEdge Post-doctoral Fellowship Program.  Further details on this program are provided below.

Objectives

  • To provide salary support to Ontario-based PhD graduates and post-doctoral fellows working on industry-driven research and development projects in the areas of advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, digital media, mining and other SOSCIP focus areas as appropriate.
  • To provide PhD graduates with an experiential learning opportunity and hands-on industry experience.

Value
$57,500 per year for up to two years

Duration
12-24 months

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – September 29, 2016
Recommended draft EOI to agency – by September 30, 2016
Submission of final EOI to agency – October 13, 2016 by 5:00pm

For further information on this program, application requirements and how to apply.


CANADA-U.S FULLBRIGHT PROGRAM

The Office of Research Services (ORS) has recently received information regarding a Call for Applications for the “Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program”. This program strengthens binational collaborative research and promotes thoughtful public debate on topics that reflect the broad range of contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States and the relationship between the two countries. A summary of these programs are provided below.

Objective
To provide opportunities for Canadian and American scholars to lecture, research, and study in the other country.  It further aims to enhance the study of Canada and the United States, and to encourage and broaden research efforts in the wide range of subjects pertaining to the relationship between the two countries

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian and American scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in the United States and Canada, respectively. Awards available to Canadian scholars post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals include:

 1) Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs
This program enables exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals to conduct research, develop collaborations, guest lecture and/or teach at select American universities and research centres, normally for one semester, though this may be extended to a full academic year.  Applicants must hold a Ph. D. or have the equivalent professional experience as appropriate.

Value
US $25,000 for one semester (4 months).  Basic health insurance is also provided, along with visa services and on campus support. Enrichment opportunities are available through the Fulbright Mobility Initiative in Canada and the Occasional Lecturers Program in the United States. Faculty sabbatical, leave-of-absence, or retirement pay may be used concurrently with Fulbright support.

 Duration
4 months

 Deadlines
ORS deadline – November 1, 2016
Agency deadline – November 15, 2016 by 5:00pm EST

 For further information on the Visiting Research Chairs program.

2) Traditional (All Disciplines) Awards
The awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research centres of their choice in the United States.

Value
US $12,500 for one semester, either September 2017 or January 2018.  A Health Benefit Plan is also provided. Enrichment opportunities in the United States are available through the Outreach Lecturing Funds. Faculty sabbatical, leave-of-absence, or retirement pay may be used concurrently with Fulbright support.

 Deadlines
ORS deadline – November 1, 2016
Agency deadline – November 15, 2016 by 5:00pm EST

For further information on the Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards program.


MITACS GLOBALINK RESEARCH AWARD

Objectives
To offer senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 12-to-24 week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in the following Mitacs partner countries: Brazil, Mainland China, France (at French universities or Inria Research Centres), India, Mexico, and Tunisia.

Value
Approved recipients will receive funds to support student travel and accommodation expenses, research-related expenses, and student stipend. Funding amounts vary by international partner and host country.

Duration
12 to 24 weeks

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – October 26, 2016
Submission to agency – November 9, 2016 by 5pm PST

For further information and detailed submission instructions, guidelines, and a template for your submission.


2016/2017 POGO SEED AND FELLOWSHIP GRANT COMPETITION

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, 2016 by 5:00pm
Submission to ORS – October 28, 2016
Submission to agency – November 11, 2016 by 5:00pm

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, 2016 by 5:00pm
Submission to ORS – October 28, 2016
Submission to agency – November 11, 2016 by 5:00pm

For more information on these funding opportunities, including how to apply.


ONTARIO GENOMICS 2016 SPARK PROGRAM: MICROBIOME COMPETITION

Objectives
To catalyze new research directions and support innovative genomics-based projects that have the potential to advance microbiome research, and improve our knowledge and understanding of this important field.

The SPARK 2016 Microbiome competition will be open to research projects involving human, plant, livestock and the environment including soil and water.

Value
$25,000

Duration
6-12 months

Deadlines
ORS deadline – Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Agency deadline – Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by 9 am

For more information, including the program guidelines and application forms.


ERICSSON CANADA – REQUEST FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

Objectives
To strengthen Canada’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) ecosystem and to enhance its vision of a Networked Society.

Areas of focus include but are not limited to the following:

• Operator Support Systems – OSS
• Business Support Systems – BSS
• TV and Media Systems
• Cloud Technologies
• Network Function Virtualization – NFV
• Software Defined Networks – SDN
• 5G
• LTE
• Context Aware Communications
• Media Coding
• Data & Knowledge
• Security
• Internet of Things
• User Experience
• Next generation IP network
• Next generation fixed and mobile broadband technologies (i.e. 5G)
• Heterogeneous networks and small cells
• Smart Grid communications
• Software engineering
• Machine-to-machine communications
• Internet of the future
• Business model research
• Social implications of a networked society
• Energy efficiency of infrastructure
• Virtualization
• Smart Cities
• Content Distribution Networks
• Data Center Architecture & Management
• Applications of networked society such as e-health, m-health, intelligent transportation systems, security or cyber-security

Note: The terms and conditions as set out in the attached “University (NSERC) template RFP 2017” agreement document must be accepted by both the applicant and University in order for a proposal to be considered by Ericsson.

Value
Up to $50K

Duration
Up to 2 years

Deadlines
Submission of application to ORS for review – October 17, 2016
Submission of application to agency – October 31, 2016

If you would like to submit a proposal, please confirm your contact information by sending an email to Alina Florentina Chiriac <alina.chiriac@ericsson.com>, with the following details before October 15, 2016 to receive detailed instructions outlining the RPF guidelines and application process:

• Institution name
• Contact person (First Name, Last Name)
• Email address
• Telephone number


BIOTHERAPEUTICS FOR CANCER TREATMENT – CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment (BioCanRx) recently announced an Open Call for Proposals to all investigators located at Canadian institutions eligible to received peer-reviewed funding from the three federal research-granting councils (CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC).  Please see below for further details.

Objective
To improve outcomes for cancer patients by accelerating the development of cost-effective and curative biotherapies.
LOIs are now being accepted for the following four research programs:

1)    Clinical Trials Program

  • Provides financial support for short-term, collaborative projects that have clear deliverables and will either result in an application to one of the other two BioCanRx programs, or will generate tools or methodologies that may be used by numerous BioCanRx members.

2)    Enabling Studies Program

  • Provides financial support and resources for GMP manufacturing and process development, GLP assay development and studies required to position biotherapeutic products or platforms for their translation to clinical testing.

3)    Catalyst Program

    Provides financial support for the clinical evaluation in Canada of novel biotherapeutic products and platforms that have been substantially developed in Canada.

4)    Clinical, Social and Economic Impact (CSEI) Program

  • Provides financial support for the implementation or application of research methodologies, tools or assets to identify gaps and advance solutions in the uptake of BioCanRx cancer biotherapeutics and companion technologies by receptors, including cancer patients, health-care delivery systems, commercial partners and health-care markets.

Value and Duration
Catalyst Project – $200K over 2 years

All other funding programs can have flexible budget requests. Investigators are expected to put forward focused projects with milestones and deliverables to support the project, along with a budget request that is appropriate for the activity.  Enabling applications tend to be awarded in the $300K – $500K range, Clinical Trials in the $450K – $750K range, and CSEI projects in the $300K – $400K range.  All projects must aim to complete by March 31, 2020.

Deadlines
Submission of LOI to ORS – October 26, 2016
Submission of LOI to agency – November 9, 2016, by 11:59pm EDT
Submission of full application to ORS – 10 working days before submission to the agency
Submission of full application to agency – Applicants will be notified by the agency

For further details on this opportunity.


REMINDER – NSERC WEBINAR: DISCOVERY GRANTS – SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION”

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, September 22nd from 1:00 to 4pm pm. The session will be held in room 280N York Lanes.  Please RSVP at research@yorku.ca if you plan on attending this session.

Individuals can also take part in this webinar individually from their own computer. Details are below.

Dates Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time 1:00 to 4:00 pm (ET)
Open to Members of the research community across Canada
Conference number 1-877-413-4788
Conference ID 5248493
Link http://nsercofcanada.adobeconnect.com/complete-application/

First time attending an Adobe Connect meeting?

Participants are advised to dial in for better audio sound quality.


A SURVEY ON MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

A mental health survey developed by York’s Mental Health Steering Committee.  The Steering Committee is interested in determining who on campus is engaged in mental health/stigma research and/or practice. The intention is to develop a hub of information and expertise in this field from faculty and graduate students across the campus and highlight/share knowledge, skills and resources.

This survey is being conducted under the request of the Mental Health Steering Committee Members at York University: Lesley Beagrie, Co-Chair; Suzanne Killick, Co-Chair; and Stephanie Francis, Co-Chair.

It is requested that the survey be shared widely and that responses be completed by September 30, 2016.

Please use the following link to access the 3 question survey: https://ore.research.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=121


SSHRC PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT GRANTS WEBINAR – HOSTED BY ORS

The Office of Research Services will be hosting the English portion of this webinar on October 4th at 12noon in room 626 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 Development Grants (English)

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016,  12:00-14:00 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r49w8mf4p50/

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?

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­For any questions, please contact SSHRC by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976.


CIHR FOUNDATION GRANT: 2016 STAGE 1 APPLICATION – WEBINAR

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is holding a series of Question & Answer webinars on the Foundation Grant 2016 Stage 1 application. These webinars allow both applicants and research administrators the opportunity to ask any outstanding questions they may have about the application.

In advance of the webinar, participants are invited to consult the Foundation Grant Program web pages, which include updated supporting material and resources to help applicants successfully complete a Foundation Grant stage 1 application:

The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to invite researchers and research support staff to attend the English webinar that is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.   The session will be held in room 901 Kaneff Building.  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. Details are below.

In advance of the webinar, please ensure that:

  1. You have access to a computer with speakers in order to hear the presenters. A chat application will be made available to all attendees during the session, allowing you to provide written input and/or questions.
  2. Java is installed on your computer, as this software is required to run WebEx.
  3. You have reviewed the updated supporting materials listed above.

Use the Cisco WebEx web site to test your computer for the minimum requirements (browser) in advance of the webinar.

If you experience technical difficulties with the WebEx technology, please view this short tutorial on You Tube that has been developed to help you troubleshoot issues you may have encountered.


CIHR PROJECT GRANT WEBINAR: FALL 2016 APPLICATION

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is holding a series of Question & Answer webinars on the Project Grant: Fall 2016 applications. These webinars allow both applicants and research administrators the opportunity to ask any outstanding questions they may have about the application.

In advance of the webinar, participants are invited to consult the Project Grant Program web pages, which include updated supporting material and resources to help applicants successfully complete a Project Grant application:

The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to invite researchers and research support staff to attend the English webinar that is scheduled for Monday, September 26th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.   The session will be held in room 280N York Lanes.  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. Details are below.

In advance of the webinar, please ensure that:

  1. You have access to a computer with speakers in order to hear the presenters. A chat application will be made available to all attendees during the session, allowing you to provide written input and/or questions.
  2. Java is installed on your computer, as this software is required to run WebEx.
  3. You have reviewed the updated supporting materials listed above.

Use the Cisco WebEx web site to test your computer for the minimum requirements (browser) in advance of the webinar.

If you experience technical difficulties with the WebEx technology, please view this short tutorial on You Tube that has been developed to help you troubleshoot issues you may have encountered.


DEADLINES AND PROCESS: REQUEST FOR YORK UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP ON SSHRC PARTNERSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

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, 2016 for Full Applications (Funder application deadline is November 1)
  • 4PM, January 18, 2017 Letters of Intent (SSHRC application deadline is February 15, 2017)

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, 2016 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 Lisa Rumiel, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, Office of Research Services (lrumiel@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

For YUFA Faculty members only
Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca


SSHRC PARTNERSHIP GRANT LETTER OF INTENT INFORMATION SESSIONS

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.

INFORMATION SESSION 1

Monday, September 26, 2016
12:30 – 2PM
519 Kaneff Tower

Presenter: Lisa Rumiel, 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 19, 2016 at 12noon 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 19, 2016 , 12:00-14:00 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r8zoq6nnl8d/

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.

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­­­­­­­­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 2017 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 2016 SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI (subject to changes with SSHRC’s official 2017 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 2017 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 Lisa Rumiel, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) Specialist in the Office of Research Services (ORS) no later than 9am on November 25, 2016. iNOI packages will be reviewed by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT), as well as Lisa Rumiel and reviews will be returned to Project Directors no later than December 9, 2016.

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 Lisa Rumiel 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.
**VPRI commitments will be formalized after SPORT review.

IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES:

  • SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI Information Session: late September 2016
  • iNOI + Confirmation of Resources/Institutional Support Submitted to ORS: November 25, 2016
  • SPORT Committee + SIRI Specialist (Lisa Rumiel) Feedback: December 9, 2016
  • ORS Deadline for Final Technical Review of Completed Application: January 27, 2017
  • Final ORS deadline for complete Letter of Intent: February 14, 2017
  • Agency Deadline for Letter of Intent: February 15, 2017
  • SSHRC Results: Spring 2017
  • Full Application Deadline (by invitation only): November 1, 2017
  • SSHRC Interview Phase (all applicants invited to full application): February 2018
  • Funds Released: March 2018

For more information and to set up a one-on-one meeting contact Lisa Rumiel, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, in the Office of Research Services at lrumiel@yorku.ca.

Enclosed:
York iNOI Form
SSHRC Budget Template

For YUFA Faculty members only
Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca


SSHRC CONNECTION GRANTS WEBINAR – HOSTED BY ORS

The Office of Research Services will be hosting the English portion of this webinar on November 7th at 12noon in room 519 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 times:

Connection Grants (English)

 

Monday, November 7, 2016 , 12:00-13:30 ET https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r2go86viks2/

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?

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­For any questions, please contact SSHRC by email at:  insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca or by telephone: 613-996-6976.


FRANCE-CANADA RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FCRF) – NEW SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION SUPPORT PROGRAM

Objective

  • 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, 2016.

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, 2016. 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 Thursday, October 27 to receive an administrative review.

All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by December 12th.

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, 2016
Electronic submission to agency AND to ORS – November 10, 2016

For further information and the application form and guidelines


ORU DIRECTOR POSITION – CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

For YUFA Faculty members only
Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca


REMINDER SSHRC PARTNERSHIP GRANT LETTER OF INTENT INFORMATION SESSION + SSHRC PG LOI 2017 GUIDELINES AVAILABLE

INFORMATION SESSION 1
Monday, September 26, 2016
12:30 – 2PM
519 Kaneff Tower

Presenter: Lisa Rumiel, 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 19, 2016 at 12noon 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 19, 2016 , 12:00-14:00 ET
https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r8zoq6nnl8d/

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?

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 2017 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 2016 SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI (subject to changes with SSHRC’s official 2017 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 2017 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 Lisa Rumiel, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) Specialist in the Office of Research Services (ORS) no later than 9am on November 25, 2016. iNOI packages will be reviewed by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT), as well as Lisa Rumiel and reviews will be returned to Project Directors no later than December 9, 2016.

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 Lisa Rumiel 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.

**VPRI commitments will be formalized after SPORT review.

IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES:

  •  SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI Information Session: late September 2016
  •  iNOI + Confirmation of Resources/Institutional Support Submitted to ORS: November 25, 2016
  •  SPORT Committee + SIRI Specialist (Lisa Rumiel) Feedback: December 9, 2016
  •  ORS Deadline for Final Technical Review of Completed Application: January 27, 2017
  •  Final ORS deadline for complete Letter of Intent: February 14, 2017
  •  Agency Deadline for Letter of Intent: February 15, 2017
  •  SSHRC Results: Spring 2017
  •  Full Application Deadline (by invitation only): November 1, 2017
  •  SSHRC Interview Phase (all applicants invited to full application): February 2018
  •  Funds Released: March 2018

For more information and to set up a one-on-one meeting contact Lisa Rumiel, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, in the Office of Research Services at lrumiel@yorku.ca.

Enclosed:

York iNOI Form
SSHRC Budget Template

SSHRC PARTNERSHIP GRANTS – 2017 COMPETITION

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 2016 SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI (subject to changes with SSHRC’s official 2017 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 2017 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 Lisa Rumiel, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) Specialist in the Office of Research Services (ORS) no later than 9am on November 25, 2016. iNOI packages will be reviewed by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT), as well as Lisa Rumiel and reviews will be returned to Project Directors no later than December 9, 2016.

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 Lisa Rumiel 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:

  • NOI application form
  • Project Goals and Description (8 pages)*
  • Description of Team (3 pages)*
  • Proposed Contributions Plan (1 page)*
  • Funds Requested from SSHRC (use the attached budget template)*
  • Principal Investigator SSHRC CV, Research Contributions, and Relevant Experience*
  • Project Alignment with University and Faculty Strategic Plans (1 page)
  • 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.
**VPRI commitments will be formalized after SPORT review.

IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES:

  • SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI Information Session: late September 2016
  • iNOI + Confirmation of Resources/Institutional Support Submitted to ORS: November 25, 2016
  • SPORT Committee + SIRI Specialist (Lisa Rumiel) Feedback: December 9, 2016
  • ORS Deadline for Final Technical Review of Completed Application: January 27, 2017
  • Final ORS deadline for complete Letter of Intent: February 14, 2017
  • Agency Deadline for Letter of Intent: February 15, 2017
  • SSHRC Results: Spring 2017
  • Full Application Deadline (by invitation only): November 1, 2017
  • SSHRC Interview Phase (all applicants invited to full application): February 2018
  • Funds Released: March 2018

For more information and to set up a one-on-one meeting contact Lisa Rumiel, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, in the Office of Research Services at lrumiel@yorku.ca.

Enclosed:
York iNOI Form
SSHRC Budget Template


2019 NETWORKS OF CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE (NCE) PROGRAM COMPETITION

INTRODUCTION

In anticipation of the expected launch of the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program competition in spring 2017 (for 2019 NCE funded networks), the Office of the Vice President Research & Innovation (VPRI) encourages interested researchers, Faculties, and Organized Research Units (ORUs) to begin the process of planning. VPRI is eager to assist Faculties and ORUs in achieving success in this competition. Please circulate this information widely to ensure the research community is familiar with the upcoming NCE program opportunity and VPRI’s projected timeline for the application process.

WORKSHOP WITH NCE EXPERT

To provide an overview of the NCE program and to discuss key success factors in developing a competitive application, VPRI has invited Dr. Stephanie Michaud, President and CEO of BioCanRx (a $60M NCE) and former NCE Deputy Director, to speak at York. She will be on campus on Thursday, September 8 from 9am to 11am in room Kaneff 519 to speak to the research community about her extensive experience with the NCE program. This promises to be an excellent learning opportunity for interested research teams, administrative academic leaders, and research administration support personnel, so I hope that many of you will be able to attend. A notice about this meeting will also be shared with the wider York community.

Draft Workshop Agenda

9:00-9:15 Welcome & Introductions
9:15-9:45 Overview of the NCE program
9:45-10:15 So you want to lead an NCE? (success factors and things that kill an application)
10:15-10:30 Q&A on NCE program
10:30-10:45 York considerations: Strategic Research Plan, Strategic & Institutional Research Initiatives; Innovation York; Faculty plans & supports
10:45-11:00 Q&A on York considerations

WHAT IS AN NCE NETWORK?

An NCE network is a virtual collaboration model connecting researchers, highly qualified personnel, administrators, managers, and directors, across public, academic, private, and not-for-profit sectors and who geographically span the country. Through the involvement and investment of all these groups, the NCE network is capable of overcoming larger scale challenges through the conduct, application and mobilization of knowledge generated through supported R&D activities. The Network creates its own administration and governance to select and support research topics that align with its strategic objectives. As the R&D landscape evolves over the life of the Network, it continuously engages new individuals and groups in order to seize new opportunities and tackle new challenges.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

To be eligible for the NCE program, an application must be submitted by an academic researcher or researchers eligible to apply for grants from one of the three federal granting agencies (Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), or Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)).

Although the application is typically submitted by a single researcher, it must be completed in partnership with a Canadian university (proposed as the Network Host) and on behalf of other academic, private and public partners (network members and collaborators).

An NCE network must federally incorporate as a not-for-profit organization and thus must be eligible to apply to do so under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.

NCE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The NCE program goal is accomplished by investing in Networks that meet the following objectives:

  • stimulate internationally competitive, leading-edge, multidisciplinary research in areas critical to Canadian economic and social development;
  • develop and retain world-class research and research mobilization capabilities in areas essential to Canada’s productivity and economic growth;
  • create nation-wide and international partnerships that bring together the key individuals and organizations needed to generate and implement multifaceted solutions to complex Canadian challenges;
  • accelerate the exchange of research results within the Network and the use of this knowledge by organizations within Canada to produce economic and social benefits; and
  • Increase Canada’s international visibility and reputation as a leader by attracting world-class collaborations, and developing partnerships with international organization counterparts, when applicable.

The NCE program is a cornerstone of the collaborative programs between CIHR, SSHRC, and NSERC. Essential to all NCE networks is the multi-disciplinarity of the approach to challenges. The NCE program supports Networks operating with a mandate that spans multiple granting agencies, involves multiple institutions, and are pan-Canadian.

SELECTION CRITERIA

To ensure that the NCE program goals and objectives are met, proposals are assessed against the five NCE program criteria, relevance to the NCE program goals and objectives and relevance to the target research areas. The five NCE program criteria are:

  • Effective Management of the Network
  • Excellence of the Research Program
  • Development of Highly Qualified Personnel
  • Networking and Partnerships
  • Knowledge and Technology Exchange and Exploitation

TARGET AREAS

In general, NCE competitions are open to all research areas. The NCE Steering Committee will decide on the need to target research areas for new networks prior to each competition, taking into consideration:

  • the amount of funding available;
  • the broad areas already represented in the ongoing networks;
  • the need to promote or develop specific areas in accordance with national needs.

The NCE currently funds 12 NCE networks in the following target areas:

  • Health and Life Sciences – 8 funded networks
  • Environment – 3 funded networks
  • Natural Resources – 1 funded network

STRATEGIC PROJECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES REVIEW TEAM (SPORT)

The SPORT will be the primary review and advisory body for the 2019 NCE program applications at York. The SPORT will review draft application packages, provide feedback and recommendations to strengthen the application, and advise VPRI on which one application that will be submitted from York as the lead institute for the national competition.

PROJECTED TIMELINE (pending NCE program launch details)

September 8, 2016 Presentation: Dr. Stephanie Michaud, President & CEO of BioCanRX

March 2017 NCE Program Launch

April 2017 NCE Program Information Session

June 2017 Submission of draft Letter of Intent (LOI) for SPORT/External Review

August 2017 NCE LOI Deadline

October 2017 Invitations to Full Application

June 2018 Full Application Deadline at NCE

March 2019 NCE Release of Funds

PLAN FOR APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

The Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) Unit will be the designated central support unit for NCE program applications. Additional supports, including supports from Faculties, will be discussed in advance of preparing an application.

CONTACT
For more information on the upcoming competition, please contact:
Mark Roseman
Director, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives
Email: roseman@yorku.ca
Phone: Ext 22507


UPDATED CIHR SPREADSHEET

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 in order to gain access to the spreadsheet.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+August+2016/b9cbb097-1837-408f-831c-f1b51de55cce

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


2016 SSHRC PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently launched the 2016 Partnership Development Grants (PDG) competition. The application form and instructions are now available on the SSHRC website through the following link:

http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programme/partnership_development_grants-subventions_partenariat_developpement-eng.aspx

Objectives are to:

  • develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnership for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Partnership Development Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program or the Connection program.   Descriptions of these programs are provided below.

The objectives of the Insight Program are to:

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

The objectives of the Connection Program are to:

  • facilitate the multidirectional flow of social sciences and humanities knowledge among researchers and between the campus and the larger community, in order to enhance intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit, and impact;
  • increase the accessibility and use of social sciences and humanities research knowledge among academic and non-academic audiences;
  • support the building of reciprocal relationships among social sciences and humanities researchers, and between social sciences and humanities researchers and those in a position to either co-create or use research knowledge;
  • support the development of social sciences and humanities research networks and tools designed to facilitate scholarly work; and
  • make such networks and tools more accessible to non-academic audiences.

Eligibility Restriction

An individual may not, in a calendar year, both submit, as applicant (principal investigator/project director), an application for a Partnership Development Grant and be the named project director in a Partnership Grants – Formal Application

Value
$75,000 – $200,000

Duration
1 – 3 years

Deadlines
ORS Deadline – November 16, 2016
Agency Deadline – November 30, 2016


TOEFL ENGLISH LANGUAGE RESEARCHER/ PRACTITIONER GRANT

Objective
To enable practitioners to become involved in ETS’s efforts to promote English language learning and to support education and professional development for English-language teachers worldwide through ETS’s assessments and services.

The main objectives are:

  • To provide language teachers who have direct contact with English learners in classrooms with opportunities to conduct and collaborate in research
  • To accumulate additional information about the effectiveness of using TOEFL test scores for decision making in various contexts
  • To build a better understanding of the complex relationships among learner characteristics, English language learning environment and learning outcomes

The specific goal for the program this year is to compile data from diverse language learning contexts and to summarize these data in order to better understand the complexities of English language learning and teaching.

Value and Duration
US $5,000 – $10,000. The exact amount of funding will be commensurate with the scope of the particular research project after determining the duration of the instructional period, the frequency of test administrators, the number of students tested, and the amount of other performance data collected.

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – September 16, 2016
Submission to agency – September 30, 2016

For further details on this opportunity, please visit the following link:
https://www.ets.org/toefl/grants/el_researcher_practitioner_grant


BIOFUELNET CANADA

BioFuelNet Canada (BFN), a Network of Centres of Excellence recently launched three new Calls for Proposals in the following areas related to the development of advanced biofuels: social outreach, techno-economic analysis and novel approaches. Please see below for further details on each area.

Social Outreach
BFN will consider applications that contribute to the overall goal of improving the network’s understanding of public perception of biofuels and associated bio-products, and/or contributes to public outreach and education.

Techno-economic Analysis
BFN will consider any application that contributes to the overall goal of improving the network’s understanding of the techno-economic aspects of production pathways for advanced biofuels and associated bio-products.

Novel Approaches
BFN will consider any application that contributes to the overall goal of improving the network’s ability to enhance the advanced biofuels sector.

Value and Duration
$22,500 for the period of 2016-2017

Deadlines
Application due at ORS – August 18, 2016
Application due at agency – September 1, 2016 by 20:00 EST

For further details and the application procedure, please consult the following link:
http://www.biofuelnet.ca/research/call-proposals-2/


RESEARCH PORTAL: APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

This is to inform you that the Research Portal is now open for applications to the Discovery Grants and Subatomic Physics programs.

Please note the following important points related to the submission of applications:

Deadline – Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
We ask that you closely monitor the applications created in the research portal and ensure that they are submitted to NSERC on time.  NSERC will not accept applications after the deadline.

Other deadlines:
Research Tools and Instruments (RTI):  October 25, 2016, 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Subatomic Physics (MRS, RTI Cat. 2 & 3, Projects over $500K):  October 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Instructions
Researchers must follow NSERC’s instructions for completing an application.  Information that does not conform to these instructions will not be used for peer review and the application may be rejected.
*NEW*DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements
NSERC has launched a new initiative in partnership with the Department of National Defence (DND) through their agency Defence Research and Development Canada. The partnership will provide up to 20 research supplements to support unclassified university-based research dedicated to the development of non-weapon specific technologies with dual-use applications in defence and security target areas.

  • To be considered for the DND/NSERC Supplement, applicants must complete the new Supplements/Joint Initiatives section of the Discovery Grant application through the Research Portal.
  • Additional details on the initiative are available on NSERC’s website. Should you have any questions about the DND/NSERC Supplement, please email NSERC at dndsuppmdn@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

Availability of Applications in the Portal
Applications in the Research Portal are available for three (3) months following the application deadline.  Save a copy for your records as soon as possible after the submission.

Eligibility of Researchers to Apply for Funding
Before forwarding an application to NSERC, please ensure that you verify the eligibility of applicants and that the information provided in the eligibility profile is accurate.  If the eligibility of an applicant is questioned, NSERC will contact you and the applicant. Questions regarding the interpretation of NSERC – Eligibility Criteria for Faculty should be sent to eligibility@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

Eligibility of Subject Matter
To help applicants identify the appropriate agency when applying for funding, consult the guidelines for Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency. For additional information and specific examples relating to subject matter eligibility, refer to the Addendum to the guidelines for the eligibility of applications related to health document. Applications that are outside of NSERC’s mandate will be rejected. Decisions on eligibility of subject matter may come at any time during the review cycle.

Gender Equality in Science and Engineering
NSERC encourages applicants to provide information on their gender on a voluntary basis in the identification section of the CCV.  The information is used for statistical purposes and to help build evidence for policy improvements, in accordance with the NSERC – Policy Statement on Gender Equality in SCience and Engineering. It is not seen or used in the NSERC peer review process.

Webinars and Other Resources
NSERC will host a series of webinars to assist with the application process.  Please consult our Webinars page for upcoming dates.  Other resources are available on the Research Portal Page

Technical Support
If you require technical assistance for the Research Portal, contact NSERC technical support by email at webapp@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or by telephone at 613-995-4273.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at coord@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

We thank you for your ongoing collaboration.

Program Operations Unit
Research Grants and Scholarships Directorate
NSERC


2019 NETWORKS OF CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE (NCE) PROGRAM COMPETITION

For YUFA Faculty members only

Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca


CHANGES TO THE SSHRC SMALL RESEARCH GRANT AND THE SSHRC GRANT IN AID OF TRAVEL

For YUFA Faculty members only

Please contact the Research Office at Glendon for further information: research@glendon.yorku.ca


CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CANADA (CIC)

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is seeking proposals for research projects on the issue of immigration in Canada’s Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs). A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To enable CIC to broaden its expertise and knowledge in the field of immigration in OLMCs
  • To enable CIC to gain a better understanding of the challenges that immigrants face, specifically that of settling and living in a minority context.

Research projects must address one of the following seven themes:

Theme I : Participation of French-Speaking Immigrants in a Minority Situation
Theme II : Settlement and Integration Experiences of French-Speaking Immigrants and Refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa
Theme III : A Study on French-Speaking Refugees in Winnipeg and Saint Boniface
Theme IV : Access to Employment among Recent French-Speaking Immigrants in the Atlantic region
Theme V : The Community Learning Centre (CLC) Initiative” and English-Speaking Immigrants and Refugees in Quebec: A Case Study
Theme VI : Re-settlement and Integration Experiences of English-Speaking Refugees in Quebec
Theme VII : Access to Employment among Recent English-Speaking Immigrants in Quebec

Value
$40,000 for Themes 1, 5 and 6
$50,000 for Themes 2, 4, and 7
$30,000 for Theme 3

Duration
Up to 1 year

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – September 1, 2016
Submission to agency – September 15, 2016 by 2:00pm

To obtain complete details and how to apply, please consult the following web site: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-16-00741475


NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH DND IN SUPPORT OF DISCOVERY RESEARCH

NSERC is launching a new initiative in partnership with the Department of National Defence (DND) through their agency Defence Research and Development Canada. The DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplements aim to support unclassified university-based research dedicated to the development of non-weapon specific technologies with dual-use applications in defence and security target areas.

Through the Discovery Grant Program, the Department of National Defence will provide funding for up to 20 supplements of $40,000 per year for three years to successful Discovery Grant applicants who are performing research within target areas specified by the Department of National Defence. This initiative falls under a renewed Memorandum of Understanding between NSERC and the Department of National Defence, along with the DND/NSERC Research Partnership Grants, which continue to be a success for both organizations.

Details on the Program
This new initiative will be launched in time for the 2017 Discovery Grants competition. Researchers will be able to indicate their interest in applying for a DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplement, and provide written justification of how their proposed research fits within the target areas identified by the Department of National Defence, through the Research Portal as part of their Discovery Grant application. Evaluation Groups will evaluate and rate applications in accordance with established Discovery Grant evaluation criteria, without evaluating the DND justification section.
Following the NSERC evaluation, the applications and ratings of the successful Discovery Grant applicants who indicated interest in the DND Supplement will be forwarded to an internal committee at the Department of National Defence. That committee will select the recipients of the Supplement based in part on the Discovery Grant application ratings as well as the extent to which the proposed research activity addresses the Department’s defence and security target areas.
Additional details on the initiative will be available on NSERC’s website shortly. Should you have any questions about the DND/NSERC Discovery Grant Supplement, please email NSERC at dndsuppmdn@nserc-crsng.gc.ca


WESTON BRAIN INSTITUTE – CANADA: RAPID RESPONSE 2016 ROUND 3

Objective
To provide seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research ideas to catalyze the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Round 3 will focus on:

AD-Related Diseases:

  • Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Prodromes to the above

Projects must fall into one of the two following categories:

  1. Development of a therapeutic. A pharmacological approach, e.g., drugs (including small molecules, biologics, cell therapies and vaccines, and including drug repositioning and repurposing), animal models imaging techniques, reagents, biomarkers, diagnostics, medical devices, surgical interventions, or magnetic or electrical brain stimulation; but not complementary approaches. Therapeutics can be for symptomatic relief, disease modification, or prevention.
  2. Development of tools that help accelerate development of therapeutics. An item that accelerates the development of therapeutics, e.g., drugs (including small molecules, biologics, cell therapies and vaccines), medical devices and surgical interventions.

Value
Up to $150K

Duration
Up to 18 months

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS – Monday, August 29, 2016
Submission of LOI to agency – Monday, September 12, 2016 by 2:00pm EDT
Submission of full proposal to ORS – 10 working days before the agency deadline
Submission of full proposal to agency (by invitation only) – Not stated

For complete details on this opportunity and application process, please consult the following link:
http://westonbraininstitute.ca/rapid-response-2016/

IDRC GLOBAL CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS: INNOVATIONS IN LIVESTOCK VACCINES

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) recently announced the first of two research calls in 2016 for The Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF).   A summary is provided below.

Objectives
To enable researchers to exploit the latest advances in biotechnology and vaccinology which now provide unparalleled opportunities for the rapid development of new generation livestock vaccines.
All proposals must have the potential to accelerate the vaccine research and development process towards marketable vaccines for one or more livestock diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, South and South East Asia.

This Call will not fund projects:
•    related to registration issues;
•    to improve production methods;
•    related to commercialization
•    designed for fundamental research only.

Value
Up to $1.5M

Duration
24 months

Deadlines
ORS deadline – August 29, 2016
Agency Deadline– September 12, 2016 at 12:00pm, Eastern Standard Time (Ottawa)


CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION: 2016 NATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT GRANT COMPETITION

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) recently announced a Call for Proposals for its new National Research Grant Program, A summary is provided below.

 Objectives
This program will support breast cancer research in Canada that demonstrates scientific excellence, relevance and innovation, and that has the potential to achieve a significant impact on breast cancer.

The foundation has established two broad areas of focus: basic and pre-clinical research; and clinical/evaluative research.

Value
Up to $450,000

Duration
Up to 3 years

Deadlines
Submission of Letter of Intent to ORS for review – Thursday, August 18, 2016
Submission of LOI to agency – Thursday, September 1, 2016 by 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Submission of full application to ORS for review – Thursday, December 1, 2016
Submission of full application (by invitation only) – Thursday, December 15, 2016 by 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)


NOI DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR DISCOVERY GRANT

The Office of Research Services recently received information from NSERC regarding the deadline for submitting the Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) for a Discovery Grant or Subatomic Physics Grant application to NSERC. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 3rd at 8pm (ET) due to a hardware failure at the CCV hosting site last Saturday and Sunday July 23 and 24.  The CCV site was restored and the system is functioning normally.  Reminder – NOIs must be received at NSERC by this deadline date.  Late NOIs will not be accepted.

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The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to remind researchers who are considering applying for a NSERC Discovery Grant (Deadline: November 1, 2016) or Discovery Project Grant (Subatomic Physics only) (Deadline: October 1, 2016) to complete the Notification of Intent to Apply (Form 180) which is due at NSERC by August 3rd, 2016 by 8:00 p.m. (ET). Please note that Form 180 is mandatory. In addition, Form 180s do not need to come through ORS but should be submitted directly to NSERC.

Phase-out of Discovery Team Grants

NSERC no longer accepts Team Grant applications. While applications must be submitted individually, applicants are encouraged to continue incorporating collaboration into their applications. Existing team grants will continue to receive support until their last instalment. Researchers who are supported by an NSERC Team Grant should submit an individual Discovery Grant application when submitting a new request for funding.

Application   Process – Research Portal and Canadian Common CV (CCV)

 Researchers applying for a Discovery Grant must submit a NOI (Form 180) using the Research Portal. In addition, the Canadian Common CV (CCV) must be completed by applicants and co-applicant(s) and linked to the NOI. Applicants are encouraged to start completing their CCV early and to allow ample time to complete this task in order to meet the NOI deadline date as completing the CCV for the first time can be time consuming.

Applicants can expect the following improvements to the CCV:

  • In several sections of the CV, exact dates are no longer required. Note: dates previously entered in the CCV have automatically been converted
  • “Technicians” have been added to the drop down menu in the Supervisory Activities section.

For more information on the Research Portal and instructions for the NOI, please consult the links below:

Useful Links

Research Portal resource page
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions


UPDATED CIHR SPREADSHEET

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 in order to gain access to the spreadsheet.

https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/documents/20182/1221386/CIHR+CFA+July+22+2016/6c06c26b-15a1-4a97-96f0-fd61c5726422

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


JP BICKELL FOUNDATION – MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

The J. P. Bickell Foundation is inviting applications to its Medical Research Program

Objective
To assist biomedical scientists of various departments and faculties in Ontario universities, hospitals and scientific institutions concerned with medical research. These grants may be distributed among medical research institutions and universities in Ontario.

Note: Only one application is accepted from each university. Therefore, York researchers are requested to submit one (1) electronic copy of the application directly to Mala Thakoor (mthakoor@yorku.ca) by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. The granting agency’s deadline is November 1st. Potential applicants are required to submit early to allow ORS to coordinate a peer review process if necessary.

Value
Up to $65,000

Duration
Not stated

Deadlines
ORS deadline for internal adjudication – by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Agency deadline – November 1, 2016

To obtain a copy of the guidelines and application form, please contact ORS at ext. 55055 (research@yorku.ca).


GRANT ASSIST PROGRAM – CIHR PROJECT SCHEME: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Office of Research Services (ORS) and the Faculty of Health are hosting a CIHR Information Session for those faculty members who are in the process of or considering preparing an application to the upcoming CIHR Project Scheme competition. All researchers are encouraged to attend this session. This session is intended to provide potential applicants with a general overview of the Project Scheme, the peer review process, and tips and techniques on how to write a successful application.

Tuesday August 9, 2016
2:00 – 3:30noon
Room 519 Kaneff Tower

This session includes the following speakers:

Dr. Lauren Sergio
School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Health and CIHR Delegate for York University

Dr. Tamara Daly
School of Health Policy & Management, Faculty of Health

Dr. Tara Haas
School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Health

Dr. Sergio will speak to the various components of a Project Scheme application and give an overview of the peer review process. Drs. Daly and Haas will give their perspective as peer reviewers and discuss what a strong application looks like and common pitfalls to avoid.

CIHR funds research in all areas of health research and this session will be of interest to researchers in all areas, from biomedical, to social science and humanities, to clinical.

To assist ORS in planning this session, please confirm your attendance by contacting ORS at ext. 55055 (research@yorku.ca). Refreshments will be served.


SDTC FUNDING CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – CONTINUOUS DEADLINE

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a Government of Canada initiative is accepting applications on a continuous basis for the SD Tech Fund and the SD Natural Gas Fund. A summary is provided below.  

Objectives

The SD Tech Fund

  • To support projects that develop and demonstrate new technologies that address issues related to climate change, air quality, clean water and soil

SDTC has issued five areas of priority for SD Tech Fund applicants:

  1. Responsible natural resource development
  2. Carbon-free power generation and distribution
  3. Remote and Northern Community Utility Systems
  4. Energy efficiency for industry and communities
  5. Next generation technologies with longer-term benefits for Canada

The SD Natural Gas Fund

  • To support the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of new downstream natural gas cleantech solutions that will generate cleaner energy, create new jobs and stimulate economic growth in Canada

Eligibility note: To be considered for SDTC funding, applicants should have expertise in sustainable development technology and be part of a project consortium.

To qualify for funding, a technology must show strong market relevance, and should generate incremental intellectual property to reduce uncertainties throughout the project; otherwise the applicant would go to conventional financial sources for project financing.

Note: To proceed with an application, you must complete the self-assessment questionnaire to determine if you are eligible to apply for funding from the SDTC’s SD Tech Fund and SD Natural Gas Fund. Please see the Eligibility Questionnaire.

 Value
SDTC typically funds 33% of the eligible projects costs but can fund up to 50% of the total project costs in the case of early stage technologies. Funding is typically in the range of $250,000 to $15 million.

Duration
Up to 5 years

Deadlines
Application due at ORS – 10 working days before submission to the agency
Application Submission to agency (by invitation only) – Continuous deadline
For information on SDTC’s funding process, eligibility and how to apply, please visit Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)


PATHAWAYS TO PRIVACY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recently issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) under its 2016-17 Contribution Program – “Pathways to Privacy” Research Symposium
The OPC is inviting academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations to submit proposals to organize and host an event to be held between January 15 and march 31, 2017. Further details are provided below.

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

Research Priority Areas
Under this call, the OPC will only accept symposium proposals that address one or more of the following four priority areas of the Office:
1. The economics of personal information
2. Government surveillance
3. Reputation and privacy, and
4. The body as information

Previously OPC funded projects
The OPC wants its Pathways to Privacy Symposia to prominently feature previously funded projects under the Contributions Program.

Accordingly, OPC-funded researchers must form at least 50% of the researchers on the symposium program for a proposal to be considered eligible for funding.

Applicants are encouraged to consult the list of previously funded Program projects and integrate some of these projects in their funding proposals.

Value
Up to $50K

Duration
Event to be held between January 15 and march 31, 2017

Deadlines
Submission to ORS – July 29, 2016
Submission to agency – August 15, 2016 by 11:59pm


INNOVATIONS IN LIVESTOCK VACCINES

Global Call for Research Proposals: Innovations in Livestock Vaccines
Call for
Proposals
Program(s)
Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund
Deadline
September 12, 2016 by 12:00 PM (EDT)
Topic(s)
Livestock, Vaccines, Innovation
Duration
24 months
Region(s)
Global
Contact

lvif@idrc.ca

Budget
up to eight (8) research projects of up to a maximum of CA$ 1,500,000 each.

Eligibility
This call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations from academia, private sector and research institutes from around the world.

Other eligibility requirements:
The proposed research focuses on vaccine development for one or more of the eligible livestock diseases of the LVIF as specified in Annex 1.

Scope
This call aims to support the use of the latest cutting-edge innovations to accelerate the development of new vaccines against livestock diseases.

The call seeks proposals that are adopting highly innovative biotechnologies to generate rapid vaccine development and testing platforms. Innovations proposed for the research will significantly accelerate the Research and Development (R&D) of vaccines for livestock smallholders.

More details

Funders: The Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Affairs Canada and Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

Link to application:
Interested in applying?
If you are eligible for this grant we welcome you to submit an application. You will be directed to our grant application site that will provide further details.
Apply online