February 2015 Research Newsletter

Research Appointments Process Moves to Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation

The administration of all grant-funded Research Appointments has transitioned from the Office of the Provost to the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation. We are pleased to welcome Jayne Michaelis who began her new part-time position as Secretary to the Vice-President, Research and Innovation on December 15, 2014. Jayne will be responsible for processing the forms and letters related to all Research Appointments charged to grant accounts.

Jayne is located in Chrysler Hall Tower Room 315 and can be reached at jaynem@uwindsor.ca or at extension 3987. She reports to Amy Davie (acdavie@uwindsor.ca/extension 3925) in the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation.

Please note that all appointments unrelated to grant accounts will continue to be processed in the Office of the Provost.

Competition to Encourage Students to Find Solutions to Accessibility Barriers

The Council of Ontario Universities, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, is pleased to present the fourth annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition.

The IDeA competition seeks innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related barriers in the community.

Ontario’s university undergraduate students are encouraged to use their creativity, working individually or in teams with industry, government and community partners, including members of the disability community, to identify an accessibility-related issue, develop a plan to address the issue, and create an innovative and unique solution to it.

$3000 in prizes! For information on how to submit an IDeA, please visit the How to Submit page.

Internal Funding Opportunities

Academic Development Travel Grant

Deadline: February 10, 2015

Travel grants are available to faculty and librarian members holding probationary and tenured appointments. As well, those holding limited term appointments will be considered providing they are under contract for the year in which the travel will occur. Funds are awarded for presenting an academic paper, poster, or artistic exhibition at a conference. A maximum of $1,000 is allowed for each award. For further information, the ADTF guidelines and criteria for the award, as well as the application form and process for submission please visit the ORIS website. Any further inquiries can be sent to Diane Awram in ORIS at ext. 3919, e-mail: dawram@uwindsor.ca.

Humanities and Social Sciences Internal Research Grant Competition (HSSRG)

Deadline: March 16, 2015

The Office of Research and Innovation Services (ORIS) invites applications under the University of Windsor Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grants (HSSRG) Program. These grants are small non-renewable funding opportunities for researchers to conduct research and other scholarly and artistic activities that aid in strengthening future external grant applications. The maximum amount per grant is $5,000.

The Guidelines for the Program together with the Application form and instructions may be accessed on the ORIS website. Please note: The Application form and Guidelines have been revised and old forms will not be accepted.

If you wish review and feedback on your application, please submit a draft copy electronically to Diane Awram, dawram@uwindsor.ca by March 2, 2015.

Signed copies of the Application are to be submitted to Diane Awram, Research Facilitator, by March 16, 2015.

Women's Research Grant Internal Competition

Deadline: March 16, 2015

The Office of Research Services and Innovation (ORIS) invites applications under the University of Windsor Women’s Grants Program. These grants are small non-renewable funding opportunities for female researchers to conduct research and other scholarly and artistic activities that aid in strengthening future external grant applications. The maximum amount per grant is $5,000.

The Guidelines for the Program together with the Application form and instructions may be accessed on the ORIS website. Please note: The Application form and Guidelines have been revised and old forms will not be accepted.

If you wish review and feedback on your application, please submit a draft copy electronically to Diane Awram, dawram@uwindsor.ca by March 2, 2015.

Signed copies of the Application are to be submitted to Diane Awram, Research Facilitator, by March 16, 2015.

Save the Date – CIHR Townhall

A CIHR Townhall with UWindsor researchers will be held on March 12, 2015 from 1 to 2:45 pm in Erie Hall G141.  CIHR Chief Scientific Officer Jane Aubin will discuss changes to CIHR programs and peer review processes.

Reserve your spot at this videoconference with Natasha Wiebe

Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

CIHR “Transitional” Operating Grant (formerly “Open”): 2014-15 Competition

  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – February 9, 2015
  • ORIS deadline for review –  February 16, 2015
  • Deadline for submission to CIHR – March 2, 2015, 4 pm. (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET.)

 CIHR Planning & Dissemination Grants (Winter 2015)

  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – February 2, 2015
  • ORIS deadline for review –  February 2, 2015.
  • Deadline for submission to CIHR – February 16, 2015, 4 pm. (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET.)  

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant

- What new ways of learning, particularly in higher education, will Canadians need to thrive in an evolving society and labour market?

  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – February 4, 2015
  • ORIS deadline for review –  February 11, 2015.
  • Deadline for submission to SSHRC – February 19, 2015, 4 pm.

 SSHRC Connection Grant

  • Recommended deadline to request letter of support from VP-Research & Innovation (c/o N. Wiebe) – March 1, 2015
  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – April 1, 2015