May 2013 Research Newsletter


May 17, June 6, June 28, and August 28, 2013
8:30 to 4:30 pm

NSERC and SSHRC are joining CIHR in requiring the Canadian Common CV for their grant applications. The transfer from the NSERC CV and SSHRC CV will be gradual, with NSERC requiring the CCV for all NSERC NOIs due in August. We anticipate that SSHRC will follow suit for the Insight Grant, which has an August registration date.

• Complete your Canadian Common CV before the fall rush.
• Grad students welcome.
• Help available from colleagues and ORS staff, with telephone support from relevant Help Desk.
Register for a half day (8:30 am to noon) or a full day (noon to 4:30 pm) by emailing

Research Finance - Donna Bergamin - Research Accountant        

On behalf of the University of Windsor, we would like to offer Donna Bergamin our sincere congratulations and best wishes on her retirement. The years of service that she has provided to the University, and most especially to Research Finance, have meant a great deal to the students, faculty and staff with whom she has interacted. Congratulations on a great career that touched many lives! You have been an inspiration to so many of us, and we wish you a happy, healthy and tremendously satisfying retirement in the years ahead…

Annual Community Research Showcase Event a Success -  Thanks!                       

Our fourth annual Research Showcase held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Devonshire Mall was a great success.  Many departments came out to demonstrate to our community the exciting research that is taking place currently at the University.  We would like to thank all the researchers, students and staff who took time out of their busy schedules to support this wonderful endeavour.

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Science Rendezvous - Saturday, May 11th                    

SCIENCE Rendezvous - University of Windsor, 10am – 4pm, CAW Student Center:
Join us for a day of mind-blowing demonstrations and fun and exciting exhibits.
Free parking [print the Science Rendezvous May11 Parking Pass]  [Map]  [Food will be available for purchase]  [Science Rendezvous Windsor 2013 Brochure]
For Youngsters
 •10:00 – 11:00 Chemistry Magic Show
 •Science Passport:  go through the world of Science and collect stamps in your passport along the way.  Completed passports will be eligible for a raffle prize every hour.
For Young Adults
 •1:00 – 2:00 Phunky Physics Show
 •The Amazing Science Race Thrown into the truly fascinating world of science, contestants have to pursue a challenging quest to win the Amazing Science Race and claim their prize!
For Everyone
 •Fire Tornado: On the hour, watch a column of fire turn into a dramatic tornado.  Featured on Daily Planet!
 •Robocup: Football played by Lego Mindstorm Robots!
 •And many more – see featured attractions of 2012

Come to our  preview at Devonshire Mall and on Sunday, May 5th at Chapters – Windsor.

Temporary Office Relocation for Research Ethics Board and Animal Care Committee                    

The Office of the Research Ethics Board and the Animal Care Committee has temporarily re-located to Essex Hall 116.  Please consult the REB (/reb) and the ACC (/acc) for any updates.

Upcoming Events - Save the Date

Summer Grant-Writing Retreat
August 22 to August 23, 2013
8:30 am – 4:30 pm with optional 7 am start
Willistead Manor

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

• Participants will have dedicated time to work on 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. 
• No wireless means fewer 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.

Priority given to registrants who are available both days. Register with Natasha Wiebe, 519-253-3000 x 3953

Academic Development Travel Grant 

Deadline: June 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.

Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

NSERC Discovery Grants (DG)
• Letter of Intent Deadline: August 1, 2013 (Directly to NSERC)
• ORS deadline for review – October 15, 2013
• NSERC deadline – November 1, 2013

NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants
• ORS deadline for review – June 17, 2013
• NSERC deadline – July 2, 2013

CIHR Café Scientifique Grant
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – May 17, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – May 24, 2013
• CIHR deadline – May 31, 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 pm (email), & July 2, 2013 by 4 pm (hard copy)

CIHR Dissemination Events Grant: Spring 2013 Competition
• 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 pm 

CIHR Planning Grant: Spring 2013 Competition
• 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 pm 

SSHRC Insight Grant
• SSHRC Notification of Intent  – Aug 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) – Sept 24, 2013
• ORS deadline for review of draft application – Oct 1, 2013
• SSHRC deadline for full application – Oct 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 – Aug 15, 2013, 8 pm
• Update Canadian Common CV – Asap due to changes to CCV system
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Aug 27, 2013
• ORS deadline for review –  Sept 3, 2013
• CIHR deadline – Sept 17, 2013, 8 pm  (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET)

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
• FASS deadline for review – Nov 8, 2013
• ORS deadline for review – Nov 15, 2013 (Recommended: Make appointment with Natasha Wiebe at least 6 months prior to plan application)
• SSHRC deadline – Nov 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) – Jan 3, 2014
• ORS deadline for review –  Jan 17, 2014
• SSHRC deadline – Feb 1, 2014, 8 pm  (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) – Jan 17, 2014
• ORS deadline for review –  Jan 31, 2014 (Recommended: Make appointment with Natasha Wiebe at least 6 months in advance to plan application)
• SSHRC deadline – Feb 15, 2014, 8 pm 

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