March 2014 Research Newsletter

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.   

Research Matters - Welcome to the Curiosity Shop

What are you curious about?  We want to know!

Research Matters is traveling across the province to ask Ontarians to tell us the questions you’ve always wanted to have answered. Get your photo snapped at the Curiosity Shop or share your question on our Post-it wall, and your question might be selected to be answered by an Ontario researcher. Submit your questions at: http://yourontarioresearch.ca/curiosity-shop/curiosity-shop-form-2/

The Research Matters campaign's Curiosity Shop has begun posting answers to some of the questions that people have been asking of Ontario researchers. You can see videos here: http://yourontarioresearch.ca/curiosity-shop/

The Curiosity Shop will be at Devonshire Mall on March 19, 2014 and at the CAW Student Centre on March 20, 2014.       

Research Finance Welcomes Joe Branget

The Office of Research Finance would like to welcome Joe Branget into his role as Senior Research Grant Accountant. Please join us in welcoming Joe to the Research Finance team. Joe can be contacted by email at jbranget@uwindsor.ca or at Ext. 2132.

Research Finance – TRI-COUNCIL DEADLINE DATES

All Tri-Council grants with an end date of March 31, 2014 must have their paperwork into Research Finance by the following deadline dates:

1.     Payroll must be in by March 28th
2.     All Invoices must be in by March 14th
3.     All Check Requisitions must be in by March 31st.

Thank you.

Research Finance Staff

Spring Writing Retreat at Willistead Manor 

April 22 & 23, 2014, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

• Work on your grant proposal (or another text), leaving only finishing touches for the hectic fall semester.
• Enjoy extensive quiet writing time interwoven with collegial discussion during catered meals and refreshment breaks.
• Choose from 3 workshops (optional):
1. Effective summary pages – Natasha Wiebe, ORS
2. Grant proposals: How to promote yourself, your department, & your university – Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, FAHSS
3. Knowledge mobilization plans – Dragana Martinovic, Education
• Only 20 spots available! Register now with Natasha Wiebe, 519-253-3000 x 3953.    

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 Insight Grant 
Canadian Common CV now required – Create with the assistance of Samantha Suntres, ORS (ext. 3914)
• SSHRC Notification of Intent  – Aug 15, 2014 (to be confirmed). NOI is mandatory, but all details except applicant/principal investigator name can be modified in full application.
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Sept 24, 2014 (to be confirmed)
• ORS deadline for review of draft application – Oct 1, 2014 (to be confirmed)
• SSHRC deadline for full application – Oct 15, 2014, 4 pm (anticipated). ORS recommends you submit at least 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical difficulties with SSHRC’s online system.

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
• FAHSS deadline for review  (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Nov 10, 2014 (to be confirmed)
• ORS deadline for review – Nov 17, 2014 (to be confirmed). Recommended: Make appointment with Natasha Wiebe at least 6 months in advance to plan application.
• SSHRC deadline – December 1, 2014, 4 pm (to be confirmed)

CIHR Café Scientifique Grant
• FAHSS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – May 12, 2014 (to be confirmed)
• ORS deadline for review – May 19, 2014 (to be confirmed)
• CIHR deadline – May 26, 2014, 4 pm (to be confirmed)

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.   

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.

Pivot Database: Research Funding Opportunities

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