February 2013 Research Newsletter

Celebration of Excellence in Research - Feb. 27

Mark your calendar now for the Celebration of Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Center.

Please join us to celebrate our Excellence in Research Scholarship and Creative Activity:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
4:30 p.m. to 6:30pm
Ambassador Auditorium 2nd Floor, CAW Student Centre

2012 Honourees

RSVP by February 20 to: Sharon Racicot, Research Funding Officer - Institutional Projects and Communications, X 3916
sracicot@uwindsor.ca

Academic Development Travel Grant Competition

Deadline: February 20, 2013

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.

Humanities and Social Sciences Internal Research Grant Competition (HSSRG)

Deadline: March 15, 2013

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, 2013

The Office of Research Services (ORS) invites applications for the Women's 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.

Welcome Alina Jaworska-Sobiesiak to the Office of Research Services

We are pleased to welcome Alina Jaworska-Sobiesiak who will be temporarily replacing Inga Sliskovic as (Interim) Research Funding Officer for Science & Engineering.

Please join us in welcoming Alina to our office and feel free to contact her at
ext. 3918, jawsob@uwindsor.ca for information on Grant Programs related to Science & Engineering, Tri-Council -NSERC.

Compute Canada Anounces Grants

Under the direction of the new CEO Bill Appelbe, Compute Canada is starting to make its presence felt. On January 21, 2013, they announced grants of nearly $72 million worth of state-of-the-art computing, storage, and support resources allocated to 212 Canadian research projects across the country. SHARCNET is now part of this national umbrella organization. For more information about the
grants and funding opportunities, visit the cc web site https://computecanada.ca/

Gordon Drake,
SHARCNET Site Leader
gdrake@uwindsor.ca

Reminders: Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

FASS applicants: Share draft applications with Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, ideally 1 week before ORS deadline.

SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Jan 18, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – Feb 1, 2013
• SSHRC deadline – Feb 15, 2013, 8 pm ET

CIHR Operating Grant
• Registration on ResearchNET – Feb 1, 2013, 8 pm ET
• Update Canadian Common CV – Asap due to changes to CCV system
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Feb 2, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – Feb 16, 2013
• CIHR deadline – Mar 1, 2013, 8 pm ET (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET)

CIHR Dissemination Events Grant
• Update Canadian Common CV – Asap due to changes to CCV system
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Feb 1, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – Feb 8, 2013
• CIHR deadline – Feb 15, 2013, 8 pm ET (anticipated)

CIHR Planning Grant
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Feb 1, 2013
• Update Canadian Common CV – Asap due to changes to CCV system
• ORS deadline for review – Feb 8, 2013
• CIHR deadline – Feb 15, 2013, 8 pm ET (anticipated)

CIHR Applicants: Changes to your Canadian Common CV
The Canadian Common CV (CCV) application has been redeveloped. If you had an account on the old CCV application you can access the new application by using your previous username and password. However the following need to be done as soon as you log in:
• Change your password (if required) to meet the new security guidelines.
• Change your reminder questions and answers. On top of a predefined list of questions, you can now add your own question. Note that this is an important step as you will be asked to answer the chosen questions if you ever forget your username or password in the future. It is recommended to use a question/answer pair that can easily be remembered.
• Verify your CV data. During the development process, CV data were migrated, wherever possible, from the old to the new application. You need to make sure that the data was properly migrated by inspecting each section and field; please correct any missing or wrongly formatted data. For your convenience, your old CCV application will be available until further notice at www.ccv-cvc-2004.ca/pls/c3/c3.startup so that you can retrieve data from it.

Pivot Database: Research Funding Opportunities

Pivot provides the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities for research, fellowships, travel grants, and more. It integrates with a unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles which makes finding funding and collaborators in one location quick and easy.

Visit the Pivot database.

SHARCNET Research Day 

The planning process has begun for a SHARCNET Research Day.  This year it will be held at Sheridan College in May (date to be determined).  This is a great opportunity for students, either undergraduate or graduate, to talk about their research.  If you have suggestions for keynote speakers or special topics, please forward them to me as soon as possible or send them directly to Ed Sykes (ed.sykes@sheridancollege.ca).      

Gordon Drake,
SHARCNET Site Leader
gdrake@uwindsor.ca

Save the Date: Annual Research Showcase - April 27

Our fourth annual "Research Showcase and Outreach to Community" event will take place at Devonshire Mall on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

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

We are inviting you to encourage your 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 out reach event at sracicot@uwindsor.ca     Ext. 3916.