August 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.

CCV Labs        

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)

Samantha Suntres - CCV Research Assistant

We are pleased to inform you that Samantha Suntres has been hired by the Office of Research Services (ORS) on temporary basis to assist faculty with the entry of their curriculum vitae into the Canadian Common CV (CCV) database. Samantha has started with the Office of Research Services on June 26, 2013 and will be accepting requests for assistance with this process effective immediately. Scheduling of CCV assistance will be on a first-come-first-serve basis with prioritization given to those faculty members who require completion of their CCV for the NSERC NOI due August 1, 2013.

Please join me in welcoming Samantha to ORS Ext. 3914.

Application Deadlines for Major Agencies

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program (RTI)

New Application Process Fall 2013 Competition
As you are aware NSERC has determined they will continue a national competition for the Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) competition this year, however, universities have been provided with a quota of the number of RTI applications that they can submit to NSERC.  Our University of Windsor quota is 6 applications.  As a result of this new quota, we have requested the Deans to review and rank all RTI applications for the Fall 2013 competition.  Upon completion of the Dean's review and ranking, all applications will be submitted to the Office of Research with the final review being undertaken by the Vice-President Research who will confirm the 6 applications that will be submitted for the Fall 2013 RTI competition.  Please note, if your RTI proposal has not been reviewed by your Dean it will not be considered for submission.

The timelines for this internal review processes are listed in the table below:

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

Additionally, I would like to communicate that in order to apply, researchers must submit an Application for a Grant (Form 101) and a Personal Data Form (Form 100) for the applicant and each co-applicant.  The current years RTI competition does not require a CCV to be completed.  To aid the process of the internal selection of applications NSERC has already (as of June 14, 2013 ) provided access to the RTI application forms.

Also note that researchers can apply for only one RTI Grant at a time, either as an applicant or a co?applicant, but not as both.

Only applications from applicants and co-applicants who currently hold or are applying for an NSERC research grant (e.g., Discovery, Strategic, Research Partnership, and Canada Research Chairs) at the time of application meet the NSERC eligibility criteria for the RTI Grant.

If a cash contribution towards the purchase of the equipment is provided by an organization (other than the applicant's institution), a letter is required from the organization confirming this commitment.     

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

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

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