February 2014 Research Newsletter

Join us for Information Sessions on NSERC Engage Grant Program, OCE Voucher for Innovation and Productivity, and Connect Canada program

February 6, 2014 - 12noon - 1:30pm - Oak Room (Vanier Hall)

The Office of Research Services is pleased to invite faculty members interested in learning more about NSERC Engage Grant Program, OCE Voucher for Innovation and Productivity, and Connect Canada program to join us for the information session on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Oak Room (Vanier Hall).

As a reminder, the NSERC Engage Grants Program is meant to initiate and establish new research partnerships between academic researchers and companies that have never collaborated before. The Engage Program supports short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem.

OCE VIP program helps eligible companies commercialize, increase productivity and access all types of innovations (technical, business and social) through projects with Ontario publicly funded academic research institutions (university, college, hospital).  

Dr. Alexandra Reid, Research and Innovation Development Officer from the NSERC Regional Office and Raed Kadri, Business Development Officer for Connect Canada and Business Development Manager from OCE will present an information session on:
•        Introduction of funding programs;
•        Joint NSERC Engage/OCE VIP/Connect Canada;
•        How to write a winning application;
•        And much more!

Faculty members interested in establishing research partnerships with private sector are strongly encouraged to attend.  

If you are planning to attend this event, please RSVP to inga@uwindsor.ca by Tuesday, February 4, 2014.             

Academic Development Travel Grant

Deadline: February 20, 2014

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 ORS website. Any further inquiries can be sent to Diane Awram in ORS at ext. 3919, e-mail - dawram@uwindsor.ca.

Upcoming: Industry Connector Event - March 5, 2014

The Office of Research Services is hosting Industry-Connector event on March 5, 2014 at the Ciociaro Club of Windsor.  Come and meet with local businesses, take advantage of networking and develop new partnerships.  Meet funding agencies staff (NSERC, OCE, Mitacs and Connect Canada) and find out about funding and internships programs.
More information will be provided in the near future.

Humanities and Social Sciences Internal Research Grant Competition (HSSRG)

Deadline: March 15, 2014

The Office of Research Services (ORS) invites applications for the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant Internal Program:
 
This grant is a small non-renewable funding opportunity 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. Eligible applicants include full-time Faculty Members, Librarians and Ancillary Academic Staff who hold a tenured, tenure-track position, or a Limited Term position held for the duration of the grant.

The grant is intended to (i) contribute financial support to eligible applicants to help them establish a research program or initiate a new project that will attract external support (ii) provide seed money for well-defined projects that will lead to applications for external grants by individuals or groups; and (iii) provide research funding for discrete independent research projects leading to publications, scholarly and creative work. The Guidelines for the Program together with the Application form and instructions may be accessed on the ORS website.

Applications are to be submitted to: Diane Awram, Research Funding Officer, Room 301, CHT by March 15, 2013 by 4:30 pm.

Women's Research Grant Internal Competition

Deadline: March 15, 2014

The Office of Research Services (ORS) invites applications for the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant Internal Program:

This grant is a small non-renewable funding opportunity 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. Eligible applicants include full-time female Faculty Members, Librarians and Ancillary Academic Staff who hold a tenured, tenure-track position, or a Limited Term position held for the duration of the grant.

The grant is intended to (i) contribute financial support to eligible applicants to help them establish a research program or initiate a new project that will attract external support (ii) provide seed money for well-defined projects that will lead to applications for external grants by individuals or groups; and (iii) provide research funding for discrete independent research projects leading to publications, scholarly and creative work. The Guidelines for the Program together with the Application form and instructions may be accessed on the ORS website.

Applications are to be submitted to: Diane Awram, Research Funding Officer, Room 301, CHT by March 15, 2013 by 4:30 pm.   

Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

SSHRC Connection Grant
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – At least 1 week before you submit to ORS
• ORS deadline for review – At least 1 week before you wish to submit to SSHRC
• SSHRC deadline – Anytime

SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Jan 17, 2014
• ORS deadline for review – Feb 1, 2014 (Recommended: Make appointment with
Natasha Wiebe at  6 months prior to plan application)
• SSHRC deadline – Feb 18, 2014, 4pm, (as the annual deadline of February 15 falls on a holiday weekend). 

CIHR Open Operating Grant: Winter 2014 Competition
• Registration on ResearchNET – Feb 3, 2013, 8 pm
• Update
Canadian Common CV – ASAP due to changes to CCV system
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Feb 10, 2014
• ORS deadline for review –  Feb 17, 2014
• CIHR deadline – March 3, 2014, 4 pm  (It is recommended that you submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET). 

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant: Winter 2014 Competition
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – February 3, 2014
• ORS deadline for review – February 10, 2014
• CIHR deadline -  February 18, 2014, 4 pm (It is recommended that you submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical issues on ResearchNET)

SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – May 16, 2014
• ORS deadline for review – May 23, 2014
• SSHRC deadline – June 2, 2014, 4 pm (as the annual deadline of June 1, 2014, falls on a weekend)       

Save the Date: Annual Research Showcase May 3, 2014

Our fifth annual "Research Showcase and Outreach to Community" event will take place at Devonshire Mall on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

We are planning on showcasing University of Windsor research activities currently taking place at the University and are eager to give researchers and their teams an opportunity to put on interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations related to their research.

We are inviting faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to be involved in this event. It is an important event to reach out within our community and to highlight the excellent research that is taking place locally. We look forward to your participation.

Please contact Sharon Hayes-Racicot in the Office of Research Services if you are interested in participating in this community outreach event at sracicot@uwindsor.ca or Ext. 3916.    
       

Welcome to campus - Mitacs Representative          Dr.  Jillian Hatnean

Dr. Jillian Hatnean is the new Mitacs Business Development Specialist for the University of Windsor.

Mitacs is a national, private, not-for-profit organization that has set a mandate to drive innovation in Canada through their premiere Mitacs Accelerate internship program, connecting companies and organizations with research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. MITACS Globalink program builds a living bridge between Canada and international partners by establishing and reinforcing global links through student mobility in partner countries.

Please feel free to contact Jillian at jhatnean@mitacs.ca or stop by her office in CEI room 2214 to discuss these exciting opportunities. Born and raised in Windsor, Jillian is also a Windsor alumnus, having received her Ph.D. Chemistry (2011, Dr. Sam Johnson), B.Sc. Biochemistry (2006), then went on to do a PDF at the University of Toronto (Dr. Doug Stephan). www.mitacs.ca

Welcome to campus - OCE Representatives - Steve Colbert and Alison Empey

The Office of Research Services is happy to announce that we have opened a campus office (Room #2213) in the CEI Building for the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Alison Empey and Steve Colbert are business development managers for OCE. Alison and / or Steve will be on campus Wednesdays.

OCE works closely with the Office of Research Services, Faculty, and Industry Partners to develop proposals for co-funding collaborative research; and to support start-up companies to commercialize intellectual property developed at the university. Visit the OCE website for more details: www.oce-ontario.org
 
Alison can be reached at 226 236 4938  alison.empey@oce-ontario.org

Steve can be reached at 519 282 1635 steve.colbert@oce-ontario.org

Alison and Steve invite you to send them an email to set up an appointment for Wednesdays, if there is anything you would like to discuss with them.

Meet the OCE Business Development Manager - Raed Kadri

As of August 2013, Raed has taken on the role of Business Development Manager for the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) focussing on southwestern Ontario.  As a business development manager, his mandate is to develop opportunities and deliver OCE’s suite of programs.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals.

The commercialization and talent development projects OCE supports are in the segments of the economy that will drive Ontario’s future prosperity and global competitiveness. These segments include energy and environment (including water); advanced manufacturing; advanced health technologies; and information, communications technologies and digital media.

Raed Kadri, BASc, MSc., Business Development Manager
Ontario Centres of Excellence
CEI Building, Room 2213
Ext. 4183
Mobile : 226.280.1741

e-mail: Raed.Kadri@oce-ontario.org

NSERC & SSHRC Encourages Researchers to Start CCV

The Canadian Common CV (CCV) will gradually be incorporated into the application process for NSERC and SSHRC opportunities over the coming years. It is now required for:
• NSERC Discovery NOI & application
• NSERC Subatomic Physics Grant
• SSHRC Insight Development
• Most CIHR funding opportunities
Transition to the
CCV is a major endeavour and may take 1 or 2 full days. NSERC and SSHRC encourage everyone using the CCV to start filling it out as early as possible.

Samantha Suntres, ORS, is available to help complete your CCV. Contact her at ssuntres@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000 ext. 3914.

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