October 2015 Research Newsletter

Search for Funding Opportunities using Pivot

University of Windsor researchers now have access to a searchable funding database called Pivot. This database aggregates research funding opportunities allowing researchers and research administrators to seek out both broadly-based and narrowly-focused grant opportunities

In order to utilize all of Pivot’s functionality, users will need to register and/or login. If you do not have a current account, use your UWindsor email to register for an account by following the “sign-up” link in the “Log In” option. Ensure that you select “University of Windsor” as the “Affiliated Member Institution” during the registration process.

Pivot allows individuals to create unique funding searches, receive weekly emails based upon those searches, and track relevant opportunities.

Once logged in to Pivot, you can claim or create your profile. Claiming or creating a profile allows access to Pivot Advisor which provides suggestions on available funding opportunities based on your research profile. The recommendations are automatically available on your Pivot Homepage under the “Advisor” tab.

New Research Commercialization Associate at the Office of Research and Innovation Services

The Office of Research and Innovation welcomes Dr. Alejandra Ward as the new Research Commercialization Associate. She obtained her PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Windsor and is applying her scientific background to the fields of technology transfer and research commercialization. She can be reached at wardrale@uwindsor.ca

Internal Grant: Academic Development Travel Grant

Deadline: November 15, 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.

Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

SSHRC Insight Grant – October 2015 competition

For mature, ongoing programs of research in which the individual or team has established a publication record.

  • ORIS deadline for review – October 1, 2015.
  • Deadline for submission to SSHRC – By 4 pm on October 15, 2015

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments

  • Proposals submitted to Deans for review and ranking: October 7, 2015
  • Proposals submitted to ORIS: October 14, 2015
  • VPRI:  selection and approval of 8 proposals for submission to NSERC: October 21, 2015
  • NSERC submission deadline  October 25, 2015 (actual deadline is Oct 26, 2015)

NSERC Discovery Grants

  • Proposals submitted to ORIS: October 14, 2015
  • NSERC submission deadline  November 1, 2015 (actual deadline is November 2, 2015)

SSHRC Connection Grant – November 2015 competition

For dissemination or community outreach activities.

  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – October 1, 2015
  • ORIS deadline for review – October 15, 2015.
  • Deadline for submission to SSHRC – By 4 pm on November 2, 2015 (Subsequent Connection Grant competitions have deadlines of February 1, 2016, May 1, 2016, and August 1, 2016.)

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

To develop research or knowledge-mobilization partnerships that bring together several organizations.

  • Schedule meeting to plan proposal (c/o N. Wiebe, ORIS) – ASAP (recommended at least 6 months in advance of SSHRC deadline)
  • Recommended deadline to request letter of support from VP-Research & Innovation (c/o N. Wiebe) – October 1, 2015 
  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – October 30, 2015
  • ORIS deadline for final review – November 16, 2015
  • Deadline for submission to SSHRC – By 4 pm on November 30, 2015 

CIHR Project Scheme: 2016 1st Live Pilot

For health research or knowledge translation projects at any stage. Replacing Open Operating, Knowledge Synthesis, Knowledge to Action, New Investigator Salary, and Proof of Principle programs.

  • Register through ResearchNET -- January 18, 2016, 8 pm. Requires CIHR’s new Registration CCV. 
  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – February 9, 2016
  • ORIS deadline for final review – February 16, 2016
  • Deadline for submission to CIHR –March 1, 2016, 4 pm

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

To support research in its initial stages, and to help researchers develop new research questions and experimentation with new approaches.

  • Canadian Common CV required – May take 2 days to create.
  • FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – January 5, 2016
  • ORIS deadline for review –  January 19, 2016
  • Deadline for submission to SSHRC  – February 1, 2016, 4 pm

SOSCIP: Call for Expressions of Interest

Through the University of Windsor's membership in SOSCIP, UWindsor researchers are invited to submit expressions of interest for the development of collaborative research projects.

SOSCIP Phase 2 provides academic and industry researchers with access to advanced computing tools and infrastructure to support collaborative R&D projects in the areas of advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, digital media, mining, and other SOSCIP focus areas as appropriate. Goals of the program include commercialization and increased productivity with significant economic benefit for Ontario (jobs, revenues, etc.) and program partners.

For more information, please contact info@soscip.org

There is no deadline for applications, and the SOSCIP operations, technical and business development teams will work with project PIs to develop their proposal prior to submission.

Mitacs funding for collaborative international research

Mitacs is now accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada. The deadline to apply is November 20, 2015, at 5 p.m. PST.

For students in Canada to do research abroad:

For students in France to do research in Canada:

To learn more, visit the Globalink web page or contact the UWindsor Mitacs Business Development Officer at kfacecchia@mitacs.ca