April 2013 Research Newsletter

ORS Welcomes Amy Davie - Executive Assistant to the Vice- President Research

The Office of Research Services would like to welcome Amy Davie into her new role as Executive Assistant to K.W. Michael Siu, Vice-President, Research. Amy brings with her extensive experience in both an academic environment and private industry. Please join us welcoming Amy to the University of Windsor. Amy can be contacted by email at acdavie@uwindsor.ca or at Ext. 3925.

Scientists and Engineers in Business (SEB) "Global Start" Fellowships Opportunity

The University of Windsor, in partnership with Carleton University, has been awarded the Scientists and Engineers in Business (SEB) "Global Start" Fellowship by FedDev to provide seed funding of up to $25,000 (each) to graduating Masters and PhD students and recent alumni (within 3 years of graduation) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs who are interested in commercializing their innovations or starting high-technology businesses. If your students are interested in this opportunity, please ask them to contact Heather Pratt, Director, Research and Development at ext. 3917 or hpratt@uwindsor.ca

Annual Research Showcase Event

Saturday, April 27
10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Devonshire Mall (in front of the Bay)                         

Come out and show your support, bring your family and see what your colleagues are achieving.
 
This event is dedicated to showcasing the exceptional research happening right here at the University of Windsor.  We will be presenting hands on activities, exciting demonstrations.

The Research Showcase is an important event to reach out within our community and to highlight the excellent research that is taking place at the University of Windsor. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Upcoming Events - Save the Date

VP-R’s Grant-Writing Retreat - Social Sciences, Humanities, & Health
Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 23 - 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Willistead Manor 
NEW! Early birds welcome at 7:00 am
Willistead Manor

The Office of the Vice-President Research is pleased to host its third writing retreat at historic Willistead Manor in Windsor:

• Participants work on their draft grant proposals, leaving only finishing touches for the hectic fall semester.
• Extensive quiet writing time is interwoven with collegial discussion during works-in-progress groups and workshops. 
• The absence of wireless connectivity helps to minimize distractions. 
• 20 participants share their diverse experience and expertise in writing across disciplines, methodologies, and funding agencies.
• Tasty and nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks, with gluten-free and vegan options (etc.) available upon request.

Save your spot: Natasha Wiebe, 519-253-3000 x 3953. Please let Natasha know of any dietary restrictions.

ORS Research Roundtables
Tuesday, April 30, 9:30 am – 11:30 am in the Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall - Refreshments served

                      
Plan ahead for busy application season—or ask questions of awarded funding.
• Open to graduate students.
• Choose from four 20-minute roundtable discussions in just 2 hours.
• Topics facilitated by experts from across campus tentatively include:

1.  Successful CIHR applications (Otis Vacratsis, Science)
2.  Grant writing tips – social sciences, humanities, & health (Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, FASS)
3.  Grant writing tips – science & engineering (Trevor Pitcher, Biological Sciences)
4.  Winning scholarship applications (James Gauld, Graduate Studies)
5.  Community & industry partnerships (Francine Schlosser, Business)
6.  How to research your teaching (Erika Kustra, CTL)
7.  Knowledge mobilization & translation (Dragana Martinovic, Education)
8.  VPR internal grants (Diane Awram, ORS)
Register by April 15:  Natasha Wiebe, 519-253-3000 ext. 3953.

CCV Retreat
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
University Computer Centre Classroom

• Complete your Canadian Common CV before the fall rush.  NOTE:  THE CCV IS NOW A REQUIREMENT FOR NSERC, SSHRC AND CIHR.
• Graduate students welcome.
• Help available from colleagues and ORS staff, with telephone support from CCV   HelpDesk.
Register for a half or full day:  Natasha Wiebe, 519-253-3000 x 3953.

Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

NSERC CREATE Program Grant

Internal submission of letter of intent (LOI) which is the phase 1 of the application process is due on Monday, April 15, 2013. The final submission date to NSERC for the CREATE LOI is Wednesday, May 1, 2013 and the University of Windsor has an assigned allocation of LOIs that it is able to submit.
Please do not hesitate to contact Alina Jaworska-Sobiesiak PhD, Ext.3918 jawsob@uwindsor.ca iif you have any further questions.

SSSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Skills Development for Future Needs of the Canadian Labour Market
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – April 24, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – May 1, 2013
• SSHRC deadline – May 10, 2013

CIHR Café Scientifique Grant
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – May 10, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – May 17, 2013
• CIHR deadline – May 24, 2013

Seeds4Hope (start-up grants for cancer researchers)
• Notification of Intent – May 26, 2013
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – June 10, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – June 17, 2013
• Seeds4Hope deadlines – June 30, 2013 by 4:00 pm (email), & July 2, 2013 by 4:00 pm (hard copy)

CIHR Dissemination Events Grant: Summer 2013 Competition
• Update Canadian Common CV – ASAP due to changes to CCV system
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – May 31, 2013
• ORS deadline for review –  June 7, 2013
• CIHR deadline – June 17, 2013, 8:00 pm ET (anticipated)

CIHR Planning Grant: Summer 2013 Competition
• Update Canadian Common CV – ASAP due to changes to CCV system
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – May 31, 2013
• ORS deadline for review –  June 7, 2013
• CIHR deadline – June 17, 2013, 8:00 pm ET (anticipated)

SSHRC Insight Grant
• SSHRC Notification of Intent  – August 15, 2013 (Mandatory, but all details except applicant/principal investigator name can be modified in full application)
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – September 24, 2013
• ORS deadline for review of draft application – October 1, 2013
• SSHRC deadline for full application – October 15, 2013 (ORS recommends you submit at least 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical difficulties with SSHRC’s online system)

CIHR Open Operating Grant: Fall 2013 Competition
• Registration on ResearchNET – August 15, 2013, 8:00 pm ET
• Update Canadian Common CV – ASAP due to changes to CCV system
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – August 27, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – September 3, 2013
• CIHR deadline – September 17, 2013, 8:00 pm ET (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET)

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
• FASS deadline for review – November 8, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – November 15, 2013 (Recommended: Make appointment with Natasha Wiebe at least 6 months in to plan application)
• SSHRC deadline – November 30, 2013

SSHRC Insight Development Grant
• Canadian Common CV now required – Create ASAP or at our CCV workshop tentatively scheduled for August 28, 2013 (SSHRC’s recommendation: Set aside 1 full day to complete CCV)
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – January 3, 2014
• ORS deadline for review –  January 17, 2014
• SSHRC deadline – February 1, 2014, 8:00 pm ET (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on SSHRC’s online system)

SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – January 17, 2014
• ORS deadline for review –  January 31, 2014 (Recommended: Make appointment with Natasha Wiebe at least 6 months in advance to plan application)
• SSHRC deadline – February 15, 2014, 8:00 pm ET

Compute Canada Announces 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 website https://computecanada.ca/

Gordon Drake,
SHARCNET Site Leader
gdrake@uwindsor.ca

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