September 2013 Research Newsletter

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
• 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.

Please contact Samantha Suntres for assistance at Ext. 3914.

NSERC Discovery Grant Program: ORS Information Session

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Location: Oak Room Vanier Hall

During the session we will provide an overview of the 2014 Discovery Grant competition including information on the required elements/documents using the new Research Portal, evaluation process with emphasis on evaluation criteria, merit of the proposal, and merit indicators etc… Moreover, we will talk about the new submission process using the Research Portal and NSERC Canadian Common CV, and additionally a valuable grant proposal tips will be offe red from faculty members involved in the NSERC peer review system.

Please book your calendar and plan to attend.

Please RSVP for this session by emailing Samantha Suntres - Ext. 3914.

ORS Fall Events

Drop by Writing Retreat

McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall
Any time between 9 am to 4 pm

To find quiet writing time while on campus, drop by McPherson Lounge on any of the following days. Make the most of that hour or two between engagements by working without interruption on a grant proposal, article, or another text.

To assist us with ordering refreshments, please notify Natasha Wiebe (ext. 3953) of the dates that you expect to drop by:

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday January 23, 2013
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014

Research Roundtables

November - date to be confirmed, 2013, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall

• Plan your research program for the coming year.

• Choose from several 20-minute roundtable discussions in just 2 hours.

• Discussion topics facilitated by experts from across campus tentatively include:

1. Coordinating research teams
2. The art of finding funding
3. Grant writing tips: Social sciences, humanities, & health
4. Grant writing tips: Science & engineering
5. How to research your teaching
6. Knowledge mobilization & translation

• For faculty and graduate students.

• Refreshments served.

• More information to follow - contact Natasha Wiebe.

Academic Development Travel Grant

Deadline:  October 21, 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 -

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 and ranked 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 - September 30, 2013

Proposal submitted to ORS - October 9, 2013

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

NSERC submission deadline - 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.     

NSERC timelines for other programs:


Applications for the PromoScience Grants

ORS Deadline: August, 30, 2013

NSERC Deadline: September 15, 2013


Applications for Research Tools and Instruments Grants - Category 1

ORS Deadline: October 9, 2013

NSERC Deadline: October 25, 2013


Applications for Discovery Grants

ORS Deadline: October 15, 2013

NSERC Deadline: November 1, 2013


SSHRC Connection Grant
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – At least 1 week before you submit to ORS
• ORS deadline for review – At least 1 week before you wish to submit to SSHRC
• SSHRC deadline – Anytime

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)

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 – (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 – 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

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 16, 2013, 8 pm  (Try to submit 2 days early to avoid last-minute technical problems on ResearchNET)

CIHR Dissemination Events Grant: Fall 2013 Competition
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Oct 1, 2013
• ORS deadline for review –  Oct 7, 2013
• CIHR deadline – Oct 15, 2013, 8 pm 

CIHR Planning Grant: Fall 2013 Competition
• FASS deadline for review (c/o E. Maticka-Tyndale) – Oct 1, 2013
• ORS deadline for review –  Oct 7, 2013
• CIHR deadline – Oct 15, 2013, 8 pm

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