June 2013 Research Newsletter

CCV NEWS - NSERC & SSHRC encourage 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
• SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI (anticipated)
• 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.

UWindsor faculty are invited to complete their CCVs during our lab (details below), and to extend this invitation to local co-applicants and collaborators. 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.

CCV Lab        

June 6, June 28, July 11, July 18, & Aug 28
8:30 am -- 4:30 pm (choose half or full day)

• University Computer Centre Classroom
• CCV now required by NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR!
• Complete your CCV before the fall rush, at your own pace & with minimal interruption.
• Co-applicants, collaborators, and grad students welcome.
• Help available from colleagues and ORS staff, with telephone support from relevant Tri-Council Help Desk.
• Register: Alina Jaworska-Sobiesiak  (NSERC) or  Natasha Wiebe (SSHRC/CIHR)

Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

Mitacs Accelerate Program
Internships for your grad students or postdocs - collaborate with industry, non-profit organizations, research hospitals, and/or some government offices on research or development projects.Deadline: July 31, 2013
• Asap -- Schedule appointment to plan  internship with UWindsor Mitacs rep, Gregor Lawson, 519-661-2111 x89121

Mitacs Globalink Program
Invite a top international student to join your research team in Summer 2014 – Easy application process!
• Asap -- Schedule appointment to plan application with UWindsor Mitacs rep, Gregor Lawson, 519-661-2111 x89121
• FASS deadline for draft application & ORS form (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – July 17, 2013
• ORS deadline for draft application & ORS form – July 24, 2013
• Mitacs deadline – July 31, 2013Letter of Intent Deadline: August 1, 2013 (Directly to NSERC)

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program (RTI)

Proposals submitted to Deans for review and approval by September 30, 2013

Proposal submitted to ORS by October 9,2013

VPR:  selection and approval of 6 proposals for final submission to NSERC by October 16,2013

NSERC submission deadline by October 25,2013

NSERC Discovery Grant

Letter of Intent due to NSERC by August 1, 2013 - must be completed on-line.  Please contact for futher information: Alina Jaworska-Sobiesiak

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 – on your own our at a CCV Lab - 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 on your own our at our CCV lab (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 deadline – Feb 15, 2014, 8 pm 

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)

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@uwinsor.ca.

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 (uwindsor.ca/reb) and the ACC (uwindsor.ca/acc) for any updates

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OCE Discovery 2013                    

The University successfully participated in the OCE Discovery Conference in Toronto on May 27 - 28. This year, the Office of the VP Research supported the registration cost of 11 students to attend the conference. The research being showcased at the conference included those from Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Automotive & Materials Engineering, Education, and Physics.