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Mar
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Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations – Support pr ogram for the Canadian Francophonie – Call for Projects Stream 3: Partnerships Tickets
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

The Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations (SQRC) is launching its first call for 2021-2022 and will be accepting applications to its Stream 3: Partnership Program to carry out joint projects between organizations in Quebec and those in other provinces and territories in Canada. The call will open on January 18, 2021. 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 

Types of project supported: 

Establishment and strengthening of structures or networks for collaboration and exchange; Support for the offer of services in French in Francophone and Acadian communities; French training activities; Activities to promote French, Francophone cultures and the Canadian Francophone Mobility stay projects between Quebec and the Canadian Francophonie; Multidimensional projects comprising at least tow of the above types; Other collaborations between organizations in Quebec and the Canadian Francophonie. 

Projects can be in one of the following sectors: Youth, economic development, immigration, education, diversity, status of women, health, culture, communication justice, sustainable development, tourism, information technologies, etc. 

Organizations wishing to organize activities on the sidelines of the Summit on the rapprochement of Canadian Francophonies in June 2021 are invited to submit their projects. Activities which correspond to the themes and objectives of the Summit could be identified as partner activities of the event. 

Webinars 

In preparation of this call,the Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations and the Quebec offices in Canada are organizing two webinars to present the Support Program for the Canadian Francophonie (PAFC). The webinars will cover the following topics: 

Program objectives; Eligibility criteria; Documents to be submitted; And more! 

You may register for one of two sessions: 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 1 – 2 pm EST 

Visit the following link to register:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-webinaire-sur-le-programme-dappui-a-la-francophonie-canadienne-133000152035 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 @ 2 – 3pm EST 

Visit the following link to register:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-webinaire-sur-le-programme-dappui-a-la-francophonie-canadienne-133002856123 

Value and Duration 

Up to $20K for 1-year projects  

Up to $40K for 2-year projects 

Up to @60K for 3-year projects 

Deadlines 

Application due at ORS for full review Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Application and fully completed and signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review by 9am on Wednesday, March 1, 2021 Application due at agency Wednesday, March 3, 2021 

Please contact our Faculty research office – fscro@yorku.ca for information on our faculty’s internal deadlines.  

Mar
10
Wed
American Chemical Society – Petroleum Research Fund Tickets
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently received information from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) regarding its New Directions (ND) Grant Program. The ND Grant Program provides seed money to enable investigators to initiate a new research direction. A summary is provided below.  

Objectives 

To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education. 

The New Directions Grants Program aims to stimulate a new direction of research for established faculty, and to support the careers of their student scientists and engineers. 

Webinar 

The PRF has implemented a new information system which has resulted in new processes for submission. ACS will host a live Zoom webinar on the new application process onThursday, January 21stat 1:00pm EST. To attend the webinar, please register at: https://prftest.wufoo.com/forms/petroleum-research-fund-webinar-registration/.  The webinar will be recorded and posted on the PRF website. 

Overhead 

Not eligible 

Value 

Up to $110K 

Duration 

2 years 

Deadlines 

Application due at ORS for full review Friday, February 26, 2021 Application and fully completed and signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review by 9am on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Application due at agency by 5PM EST on Friday, March 12, 2021 

Please contact our Faculty research office – fscro@yorku.ca for information on our internal deadline.  

Mar
26
Fri
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Pediatric Networks for the Human Cell Atlas Request for Applications Tickets
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for its new Pediatric Networks for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) Request for Applications (RFA). This initiative is focused on supporting collaborative teams of researchers to contribute healthy, single-cell reference data for pediatric tissue samples to the (HCA). A summary is provided below. 

Objectives To support proposals from established teams as well as new collaborations, including international collaborations that will make significant contributions toward single-cell reference data for the community of patients, clinicians, and researchers engaged in pediatric research 

Eligibility 

Teams should consist of at least 3 and up to 10 principal investigators, including at least one computational biologist or data scientist, one pediatrician actively engaged in clinical care, and one expert in single-cell biology. Community-engaged researchers should be involved in the collaboration to help provide, promote, and build culturally competent connections with the research participants and members of their community. 

Overhead 

15% 

Value 

Projects that may be supported by this RFA likely require different resourcing levels, therefore a budget limit has not been set on a per project basis. 

Duration 

3 years 

Deadlines 

Full proposal due at ORS for full review Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Final proposal and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review by 9:00 am Friday, March 26, 2021 Full proposal due at agency By 5:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 

Please contact our Faculty Research Office – fscro@yorku.ca for our internal deadlines. 

Mar
30
Tue
NSERC Alliance Grant Program – Option 1 Tickets
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

NSERC Alliance Grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

Research supported by Alliance grants will:

generate new knowledge and/or technology to address complex challenges;create economic, social and/or environmental benefits;contribute to Canada’s long-term competitiveness;support public policy;train new researchers in areas that are important to Canada and to the partner organizations;draw on diverse perspectives and skill sets to accelerate the translation and application of research results.

ELIGIBILITYYou must have at least one partner organization (in the private, public, or not-for-profit sector) whose cash contributions will be recognized for cost-sharing (see Alliance grants: Role of partner organizations).FUNDING VALUE$20,000 – $1M/yearAPPLICATIONS PER YEARNo limitsDURATION1 to 5 years

NSERC DEADLINE

Rolling deadline – applications are accepted at any time

ORS DEADLINES AND APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications requesting up to and including $750,000 total funding from NSERC are supported by the Grants & Applications group, with submission to ORS (researchapps@yorku.ca) as per the following timelines:

·       10 working days before submission to NSERC for full administrative review

·       Otherwise 2 working days before submission to NSERC

Applications requesting more than $750,000 total funding from NSERC are supported by the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) unit as per the following options:

a)   Proposals are provided with full SIRI support for content development, and assessed by the Strategic Projects and Opportunities Review Team (SPORT), which provides feedback to enhance the competitiveness of the application.  For this option, applicants follow periodic internal intake rounds, currently scheduled for January and May 2020, with more to be scheduled in the future.  Applicants pursuing this option should contact Maheen Hasan, SIRI Specialist (mhasan@yorku.ca) as soon as possible.

or

b)   SIRI provides a full administrative review of the completed proposal, which may take up to 10 working days, in advance of submission to NSERC. Completed applications should be submitted to Maheen Hasan, SIRI Specialist (mhasan@yorku.ca).

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Eligible project expenses include:

direct costs of researchsalary support for research trainees (undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral fellows) to perform research and related trainingmaterials and suppliesactivities that support collaborations and knowledge mobilization related to the projectactivities to develop and grow the research collaborations with the partner organizationsThe costs of equipment, provided that the equipment is:essential to achieving the objectives of the research project; andis incremental to the equipment already available at the university or at the partner organization’s location

For large or multi-party projects (NSERC award valued at $750,000 or above), you may also include project management costs, up to a maximum of 10% of the total direct research costs.

FUNDING MECHANISM

The award amount is calculated based on cost-sharing with partner organizations. The portion of the cost of the project that can be cost-shared with NSERC includes only the cash contributions from partner organizations that are recognized for cost-sharing. The following table shows what percentage of the project’s funding can be covered by an Alliance grant according to the size and type of partner organization(s) involved:

Size of Partner OrganizationType of PartnershipNSERC ContributionLarge organizations, including private, public and not-for-profit organizations(500+ employees globally)As a sole partner organization or in partnership exclusively with other large organizations within the same sector (private, public or not-for-profit)50% (1:1 match)As a partner with small and medium-sized enterprises such as in a value- or supply-chain relationship, or with other sectors (private, public or not-for-profit)66% (2:1 match)Small and medium-sized private, public or not-for-profit organizations(Fewer than 500 employees globally)As a sole partner organization or in partnership with other sectors (private, public or not-for-profit)66% (2:1 match)

 Note: University cash is not matched although it can be used towards defraying project costs.

Partner organizations can be private, public or not-for-profit. Applicants should partner with the organizations they need to achieve their research goals and successfully mobilize research results.

At least one of these partners must have a demonstrated ability to exploit such research results, while other partners may be chosen for their ability to generate and mobilize knowledge. Partner organizations must collectively support the project through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (EDI)

Applicants must include an EDI strategy in the project’s research design and consider how to promote and support a variety of forms of mentoring to ensure trainees’ equitable participation and growth. Furthermore, applicants must strive for equity, diversity and inclusion when developing their group of co-applicants, partners and trainees.

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 Checklist, which requires the Chair’s (if applicable) and Dean’s signatures. 

Funder: NSERCNotes:Please note that applications requesting up to $750,000 total funding from NSERC should be submitted to the Grants & Applications group (researchapps@yorku.ca). Applications requesting more than $750,000 total funding from NSERC should be submitted to SIRI Specialist Maheen Hasan (mhasan@yorku.ca). Please see the funding call for further information.

Apr
13
Tue
TandemLaunch Discovery Grant – Stage 2 Tickets
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

TandemLaunch is accepting applications to its Discovery Grant (DG) Program.The TandemLaunch Discovery Grant has been developed in collaboration with Mitacs. A summary is provided below. 

Objectives 

To identify research ideas and academic leaders that can solve impactful challenges in the consumer and industry technology sectors 

Eligibility 

Full-time faculty members at Canadian post-secondary institutions. Applicants must be part of an established research program and have a PhD-level student willing to intern for at least 50% of their time at the TandemLaunch offices for the period of the grant. Investigators must nominate a PhD-level student in their 3rd or higher year to participate in the research project.  

Eligible Topics 

Non-Contact and Continuous Biosignal Monitoring Non-invasive nerve stimulation Event-driven Computer Vison Systems In-Body Communication Free Space Spatially Controlled Sound Transduction Novel Display Technologies Personal Data Management Recyclable Electronics High Spatial Resolution Hyperspectral Imaging 

Value 

Up to $30K 

Duration 

6-12 months 

Application Process 

Stage 1: Applications will be reviewed by the TandemLaunch Venture Development Committee  Stage 2: Elected applicants will be invited to complete and submit a Mitacs application package for the Mitacs review process 

Deadlines

Stage 1 application due at ORS for full review Friday, February 12, 2021 Stage 1 application and fully completed and signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review by 9:00am on Thursday, February 25, 2021 Stage 1 application due at TandemLaunch Monday, March 1, 2021  Stage 2 application due at ORS for review Thursday, April 1, 2021 Stage 2 application and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review by 9:00am on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Stage 2 application package due at Mitacs (by invitation only) Thursday, April 15, 2021 

Please contact our Faculty Research Office – fscro@yorku.ca for information on our faculty’s internal deadline.  

Apr
21
Wed
CIHR Call for Proposals: Health Research Training Platform – Phase 1 Tickets
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

The Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot funding opportunity is intended to support the development of interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoralresearch training platforms that will attract a diverse cadre of high-caliber trainees and ECRs, and equip them with the skills required for academic and non-academic careers. These research training platform grants can be used to build capacity in established or emerging areas, within the scope of the research training areas identified in the funding pools outlined below. 

Funded platforms are expected to: 

support comprehensive training by engaging academic, non-academic and knowledge user mentors from across a variety of disciplines, sectors, and jurisdictions; promote a greater understanding of emerging research and knowledge exchange approaches; increase training and professional development in support of sustainable career trajectories; and consider best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion(EDI) within the platform team and environment. 

These training platforms must demonstrate a value-add, and provide training and mentoring opportunities that demonstrate functions that go above and beyond standard research training programs trainees typically experience. 

This funding opportunity will support training platforms relevant to the following research areas: 

Boys, Men and Masculinities pool Digital Health Solutions for Seniors with Complex Health Needs pool Drug Safety and Effectiveness pool AI, Public Health and Equity pool Girls and Women’s Health and Wellness pool Human Development, Child and Youth Health pool Integrating Mental Health Services within Primary and Community Care pool Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes pool Stigma Reduction and Life Course Mental Wellness for LGBTQ/2S Populations pool Vascular Cognitive Impairment pool 

ValueThe total amount available for this funding opportunity is $28,800,000 – enough to fund approximately 12 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to 6 years, for a total of $2,400,000 per grant. 

CIHR Deadlines 

Phase 1: Registration Deadline – Due April 21, 2021 

Phase 2: Full Application – Due June 22, 2021 

Please see the CIHR websitefor more details on the HRTP program application requirements.  

Application Procedure 

Applicants must notify our faculty research officer – fscro@yorku.ca and the Office of Research Services (Maheen Hasan – mhasan@yorku.ca) as soon as possible about their intention to apply.  Doing so will both streamline the process of securing Faculty-level support for the partnership, and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.  

Apr
30
Fri
NSERC Alliance Grant Program – Option 1 Tickets
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

NSERC Alliance Grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

Research supported by Alliance grants will:

generate new knowledge and/or technology to address complex challenges;create economic, social and/or environmental benefits;contribute to Canada’s long-term competitiveness;support public policy;train new researchers in areas that are important to Canada and to the partner organizations;draw on diverse perspectives and skill sets to accelerate the translation and application of research results.

ELIGIBILITYYou must have at least one partner organization (in the private, public, or not-for-profit sector) whose cash contributions will be recognized for cost-sharing (see Alliance grants: Role of partner organizations).FUNDING VALUE$20,000 – $1M/yearAPPLICATIONS PER YEARNo limitsDURATION1 to 5 years

NSERC DEADLINE

Rolling deadline – applications are accepted at any time

ORS DEADLINES AND APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications requesting up to and including $750,000 total funding from NSERC are supported by the Grants & Applications group, with submission to ORS (researchapps@yorku.ca) as per the following timelines:

·       10 working days before submission to NSERC for full administrative review

·       Otherwise 2 working days before submission to NSERC

Applications requesting more than $750,000 total funding from NSERC are supported by the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) unit as per the following options:

a)   Proposals are provided with full SIRI support for content development, and assessed by the Strategic Projects and Opportunities Review Team (SPORT), which provides feedback to enhance the competitiveness of the application.  For this option, applicants follow periodic internal intake rounds, currently scheduled for January and May 2020, with more to be scheduled in the future.  Applicants pursuing this option should contact Maheen Hasan, SIRI Specialist (mhasan@yorku.ca) as soon as possible.

or

b)   SIRI provides a full administrative review of the completed proposal, which may take up to 10 working days, in advance of submission to NSERC. Completed applications should be submitted to Maheen Hasan, SIRI Specialist (mhasan@yorku.ca).

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Eligible project expenses include:

direct costs of researchsalary support for research trainees (undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral fellows) to perform research and related trainingmaterials and suppliesactivities that support collaborations and knowledge mobilization related to the projectactivities to develop and grow the research collaborations with the partner organizationsThe costs of equipment, provided that the equipment is:essential to achieving the objectives of the research project; andis incremental to the equipment already available at the university or at the partner organization’s location

For large or multi-party projects (NSERC award valued at $750,000 or above), you may also include project management costs, up to a maximum of 10% of the total direct research costs.

FUNDING MECHANISM

The award amount is calculated based on cost-sharing with partner organizations. The portion of the cost of the project that can be cost-shared with NSERC includes only the cash contributions from partner organizations that are recognized for cost-sharing. The following table shows what percentage of the project’s funding can be covered by an Alliance grant according to the size and type of partner organization(s) involved:

Size of Partner OrganizationType of PartnershipNSERC ContributionLarge organizations, including private, public and not-for-profit organizations(500+ employees globally)As a sole partner organization or in partnership exclusively with other large organizations within the same sector (private, public or not-for-profit)50% (1:1 match)As a partner with small and medium-sized enterprises such as in a value- or supply-chain relationship, or with other sectors (private, public or not-for-profit)66% (2:1 match)Small and medium-sized private, public or not-for-profit organizations(Fewer than 500 employees globally)As a sole partner organization or in partnership with other sectors (private, public or not-for-profit)66% (2:1 match)

 Note: University cash is not matched although it can be used towards defraying project costs.

Partner organizations can be private, public or not-for-profit. Applicants should partner with the organizations they need to achieve their research goals and successfully mobilize research results.

At least one of these partners must have a demonstrated ability to exploit such research results, while other partners may be chosen for their ability to generate and mobilize knowledge. Partner organizations must collectively support the project through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (EDI)

Applicants must include an EDI strategy in the project’s research design and consider how to promote and support a variety of forms of mentoring to ensure trainees’ equitable participation and growth. Furthermore, applicants must strive for equity, diversity and inclusion when developing their group of co-applicants, partners and trainees.

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 Checklist, which requires the Chair’s (if applicable) and Dean’s signatures. 

Funder: NSERCNotes:Please note that applications requesting up to $750,000 total funding from NSERC should be submitted to the Grants & Applications group (researchapps@yorku.ca). Applications requesting more than $750,000 total funding from NSERC should be submitted to SIRI Specialist Maheen Hasan (mhasan@yorku.ca). Please see the funding call for further information.

May
30
Sun
NSERC Alliance Grant Program – Option 1 Tickets
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

NSERC Alliance Grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

Research supported by Alliance grants will:

generate new knowledge and/or technology to address complex challenges;create economic, social and/or environmental benefits;contribute to Canada’s long-term competitiveness;support public policy;train new researchers in areas that are important to Canada and to the partner organizations;draw on diverse perspectives and skill sets to accelerate the translation and application of research results.

ELIGIBILITYYou must have at least one partner organization (in the private, public, or not-for-profit sector) whose cash contributions will be recognized for cost-sharing (see Alliance grants: Role of partner organizations).FUNDING VALUE$20,000 – $1M/yearAPPLICATIONS PER YEARNo limitsDURATION1 to 5 years

NSERC DEADLINE

Rolling deadline – applications are accepted at any time

ORS DEADLINES AND APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications requesting up to and including $750,000 total funding from NSERC are supported by the Grants & Applications group, with submission to ORS (researchapps@yorku.ca) as per the following timelines:

·       10 working days before submission to NSERC for full administrative review

·       Otherwise 2 working days before submission to NSERC

Applications requesting more than $750,000 total funding from NSERC are supported by the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) unit as per the following options:

a)   Proposals are provided with full SIRI support for content development, and assessed by the Strategic Projects and Opportunities Review Team (SPORT), which provides feedback to enhance the competitiveness of the application.  For this option, applicants follow periodic internal intake rounds, currently scheduled for January and May 2020, with more to be scheduled in the future.  Applicants pursuing this option should contact Maheen Hasan, SIRI Specialist (mhasan@yorku.ca) as soon as possible.

or

b)   SIRI provides a full administrative review of the completed proposal, which may take up to 10 working days, in advance of submission to NSERC. Completed applications should be submitted to Maheen Hasan, SIRI Specialist (mhasan@yorku.ca).

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Eligible project expenses include:

direct costs of researchsalary support for research trainees (undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral fellows) to perform research and related trainingmaterials and suppliesactivities that support collaborations and knowledge mobilization related to the projectactivities to develop and grow the research collaborations with the partner organizationsThe costs of equipment, provided that the equipment is:essential to achieving the objectives of the research project; andis incremental to the equipment already available at the university or at the partner organization’s location

For large or multi-party projects (NSERC award valued at $750,000 or above), you may also include project management costs, up to a maximum of 10% of the total direct research costs.

FUNDING MECHANISM

The award amount is calculated based on cost-sharing with partner organizations. The portion of the cost of the project that can be cost-shared with NSERC includes only the cash contributions from partner organizations that are recognized for cost-sharing. The following table shows what percentage of the project’s funding can be covered by an Alliance grant according to the size and type of partner organization(s) involved:

Size of Partner OrganizationType of PartnershipNSERC ContributionLarge organizations, including private, public and not-for-profit organizations(500+ employees globally)As a sole partner organization or in partnership exclusively with other large organizations within the same sector (private, public or not-for-profit)50% (1:1 match)As a partner with small and medium-sized enterprises such as in a value- or supply-chain relationship, or with other sectors (private, public or not-for-profit)66% (2:1 match)Small and medium-sized private, public or not-for-profit organizations(Fewer than 500 employees globally)As a sole partner organization or in partnership with other sectors (private, public or not-for-profit)66% (2:1 match)

 Note: University cash is not matched although it can be used towards defraying project costs.

Partner organizations can be private, public or not-for-profit. Applicants should partner with the organizations they need to achieve their research goals and successfully mobilize research results.

At least one of these partners must have a demonstrated ability to exploit such research results, while other partners may be chosen for their ability to generate and mobilize knowledge. Partner organizations must collectively support the project through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (EDI)

Applicants must include an EDI strategy in the project’s research design and consider how to promote and support a variety of forms of mentoring to ensure trainees’ equitable participation and growth. Furthermore, applicants must strive for equity, diversity and inclusion when developing their group of co-applicants, partners and trainees.

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 Checklist, which requires the Chair’s (if applicable) and Dean’s signatures. 

Funder: NSERCNotes:Please note that applications requesting up to $750,000 total funding from NSERC should be submitted to the Grants & Applications group (researchapps@yorku.ca). Applications requesting more than $750,000 total funding from NSERC should be submitted to SIRI Specialist Maheen Hasan (mhasan@yorku.ca). Please see the funding call for further information.

Jun
22
Tue
CIHR Call for Proposals: Health Research Training Platform – Phase 2 Tickets
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

The Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot funding opportunity is intended to support the development of interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoralresearch training platforms that will attract a diverse cadre of high-caliber trainees and ECRs, and equip them with the skills required for academic and non-academic careers. These research training platform grants can be used to build capacity in established or emerging areas, within the scope of the research training areas identified in the funding pools outlined below. 

Funded platforms are expected to: 

support comprehensive training by engaging academic, non-academic and knowledge user mentors from across a variety of disciplines, sectors, and jurisdictions; promote a greater understanding of emerging research and knowledge exchange approaches; increase training and professional development in support of sustainable career trajectories; and consider best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion(EDI) within the platform team and environment. 

These training platforms must demonstrate a value-add, and provide training and mentoring opportunities that demonstrate functions that go above and beyond standard research training programs trainees typically experience. 

This funding opportunity will support training platforms relevant to the following research areas: 

Boys, Men and Masculinities pool Digital Health Solutions for Seniors with Complex Health Needs pool Drug Safety and Effectiveness pool AI, Public Health and Equity pool Girls and Women’s Health and Wellness pool Human Development, Child and Youth Health pool Integrating Mental Health Services within Primary and Community Care pool Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes pool Stigma Reduction and Life Course Mental Wellness for LGBTQ/2S Populations pool Vascular Cognitive Impairment pool 

ValueThe total amount available for this funding opportunity is $28,800,000 – enough to fund approximately 12 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to 6 years, for a total of $2,400,000 per grant. 

CIHR Deadlines 

Phase 1: Registration Deadline – Due April 21, 2021 

Phase 2: Full Application – Due June 22, 2021 

Please see the CIHR websitefor more details on the HRTP program application requirements.  

Application Procedure 

Applicants must notify our Faculty Research Officer – fscro@yorku.ca and the Office of Research Services (Maheen Hasan – mhasan@yorku.ca) as soon as possible about their intention to apply.  Doing so will both streamline the process of securing Faculty-level support for the partnership, and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.  

Jun
30
Wed
NSERC Alliance Grant Program – Option 1 Tickets
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

NSERC Alliance Grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

Research supported by Alliance grants will:

generate new knowledge and/or technology to address complex challenges;create economic, social and/or environmental benefits;contribute to Canada’s long-term competitiveness;support public policy;train new researchers in areas that are important to Canada and to the partner organizations;draw on diverse perspectives and skill sets to accelerate the translation and application of research results.

ELIGIBILITYYou must have at least one partner organization (in the private, public, or not-for-profit sector) whose cash contributions will be recognized for cost-sharing (see Alliance grants: Role of partner organizations).FUNDING VALUE$20,000 – $1M/yearAPPLICATIONS PER YEARNo limitsDURATION1 to 5 years

NSERC DEADLINE

Rolling deadline – applications are accepted at any time

ORS DEADLINES AND APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications requesting up to and including $750,000 total funding from NSERC are supported by the Grants & Applications group, with submission to ORS (researchapps@yorku.ca) as per the following timelines:

·       10 working days before submission to NSERC for full administrative review

·       Otherwise 2 working days before submission to NSERC

Applications requesting more than $750,000 total funding from NSERC are supported by the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) unit as per the following options:

a)   Proposals are provided with full SIRI support for content development, and assessed by the Strategic Projects and Opportunities Review Team (SPORT), which provides feedback to enhance the competitiveness of the application.  For this option, applicants follow periodic internal intake rounds, currently scheduled for January and May 2020, with more to be scheduled in the future.  Applicants pursuing this option should contact Maheen Hasan, SIRI Specialist (mhasan@yorku.ca) as soon as possible.

or

b)   SIRI provides a full administrative review of the completed proposal, which may take up to 10 working days, in advance of submission to NSERC. Completed applications should be submitted to Maheen Hasan, SIRI Specialist (mhasan@yorku.ca).

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Eligible project expenses include:

direct costs of researchsalary support for research trainees (undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral fellows) to perform research and related trainingmaterials and suppliesactivities that support collaborations and knowledge mobilization related to the projectactivities to develop and grow the research collaborations with the partner organizationsThe costs of equipment, provided that the equipment is:essential to achieving the objectives of the research project; andis incremental to the equipment already available at the university or at the partner organization’s location

For large or multi-party projects (NSERC award valued at $750,000 or above), you may also include project management costs, up to a maximum of 10% of the total direct research costs.

FUNDING MECHANISM

The award amount is calculated based on cost-sharing with partner organizations. The portion of the cost of the project that can be cost-shared with NSERC includes only the cash contributions from partner organizations that are recognized for cost-sharing. The following table shows what percentage of the project’s funding can be covered by an Alliance grant according to the size and type of partner organization(s) involved:

Size of Partner OrganizationType of PartnershipNSERC ContributionLarge organizations, including private, public and not-for-profit organizations(500+ employees globally)As a sole partner organization or in partnership exclusively with other large organizations within the same sector (private, public or not-for-profit)50% (1:1 match)As a partner with small and medium-sized enterprises such as in a value- or supply-chain relationship, or with other sectors (private, public or not-for-profit)66% (2:1 match)Small and medium-sized private, public or not-for-profit organizations(Fewer than 500 employees globally)As a sole partner organization or in partnership with other sectors (private, public or not-for-profit)66% (2:1 match)

 Note: University cash is not matched although it can be used towards defraying project costs.

Partner organizations can be private, public or not-for-profit. Applicants should partner with the organizations they need to achieve their research goals and successfully mobilize research results.

At least one of these partners must have a demonstrated ability to exploit such research results, while other partners may be chosen for their ability to generate and mobilize knowledge. Partner organizations must collectively support the project through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (EDI)

Applicants must include an EDI strategy in the project’s research design and consider how to promote and support a variety of forms of mentoring to ensure trainees’ equitable participation and growth. Furthermore, applicants must strive for equity, diversity and inclusion when developing their group of co-applicants, partners and trainees.

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 Checklist, which requires the Chair’s (if applicable) and Dean’s signatures. 

Funder: NSERCNotes:Please note that applications requesting up to $750,000 total funding from NSERC should be submitted to the Grants & Applications group (researchapps@yorku.ca). Applications requesting more than $750,000 total funding from NSERC should be submitted to SIRI Specialist Maheen Hasan (mhasan@yorku.ca). Please see the funding call for further information.