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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Funding Opportunities Bulletin June 20, 2022

In this issue:

  • Announcements
  • Funding opportunities: New, current and ongoing
  • Office of Research Services (ORS): Processes, internal requirements and contacts
  • Resources: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Tri-Agency; Navigator Tool

Announcements

New announcements

  1. NSERC Discovery Grant NOI webinars will be replaced with pre-recorded videos followed by live Q&A sessions on June 23 and July 5 both from 1 – 2 pm (ET).
  2. NSERC introduces revised guidelines on assessment of contributions to research, training and mentoring.
  3. CIHR invites persons with lived experience to help identify, remove and prevent barriers to accessibility in the health research funding system. This includes virtual discussion sessions or a survey.
  4. Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Early Validation and Early Accelerator Grants. Register for webinar on June 30th 2-3 pm ET.

 Reminders

  1. Transforming Low Survival Cancers Pre-Announcement: CCS Breakthrough Team Grants: View anticipated launch and timelines for this team grant.
  2. Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine)
  3. CIHRs Anti-Racism Action Plan: Update and summary of findings from Environmental Scan
  4. Government of Canada reinforces support for organization to counter harmful disinformationPress Release  

Funding Opportunities

Grants Officers will provide administrative review of grant applications to ensure completeness with agency guidelines and assist with institutional signatures. Submit your proposal for administrative review a minimum of five business days before the agency deadline. 

Note: To learn about internal ORS information, deadlines and requirements, open the word version of this bulletin and click on ‘Internal ORS Info.’

New this month

Agency-Program                                                                      

Internal Deadline

First Agency Deadline

Canadian Cancer Society - Breakthrough Team Grants: Transforming Low Survival Cancers – Expression of Interest

June 21, 2022

June 22, 2022

New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration

-        ORS internal info. and deadlines

June 27, 2022

June 28, 2022

JDRF: Career Development Awards for ECRs – Applications in Psychosocial and Behavioural Health are encouraged.

June 23, 2022

June 29, 2022

Terry Fox Research Institute: New Investigator Award – Registration of Intent

June 24, 2022

June 30, 2022

Accelerated materials innovation for clean fuels – National Research Council of Canada

June 24, 2022

June 30, 2022

Brain Canada Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association: Discovery

Grant – 2 streams

June 30, 2022

July 5, 2022

Alzheimer Society Proof of Concept Grant - LOI

July 8, 2022

July 11, 2022

Brain Canada Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association: Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement 2.0

July 8, 2022

July 13, 2022

OICR Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline: New Early Validation projects and Early Accelerator Projects. Webinar on June 30.

July 8, 2022

July 13, 2022

CCS Health Equity Research Grants – Advancing a more accessible and inclusive cancer care system

July 14, 2022

July 20, 2022

Health Equity Research Grants – Abstract registration

July 14, 2022

July 20, 2022

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants

July 21, 2022

July 27, 2022

Terry Fox Research Institute – New Frontiers Program Project Grant

July 27, 2022

August 2, 2022

 

Current Funding Opportunities

Agency-Program                                                                      

Internal Deadline

First Agency Deadline

NSERC Idea to Innovation Grants (I2I).

Contact Alla.Darwish@ontariotechu.ca

May 30, 2022

June 27, 2022

JDRF: Early-Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Awards

June 23, 2022

June 29, 2022

JDRF: Career Development Awards: accepting applications in the area of psychosocial and behavioural health.

June 23, 2022

June 29, 2022

Mitacs Elevate for Fellows who will work in agriculture, AI, biomanufacturing, clean tech, entertainment and media, social innovation.

June 29, 2022

July 6, 2022

SSHRC Connections Grants

July 25, 2022

Aug 1, 2022

OVIN Ontario Grant for SMEs – Round 2

Nov 10, 2022

Nov 16, 2022

  

Ongoing Opportunities – No Deadline

Notify ORS of your intention to apply a minimum of 2-3 weeks before you intend to submit your proposal.

                                                                                                                             

Agency-Program

Disciplines

City Studio Durham: matching students with real-world projects

-        Contact Danielle.Saney@ontariotechu.ca

All

Teaching City Oshawa: addressing Oshawa’s urban issues through research and innovation

-        Contact Danielle.Saney@ontariotechu.ca

All

NSERC Alliance

FSci; FEAS; FESNS

Mitacs

All

Cisco Research – Research Grants

  • Quantum Computing and Networking
  • Tech for Healthcare
  • Edge Computing
  • Future of Work

Sciences; Engineering; Nuclear; Health; Business and IT

Canada Space Agency - Programs

  • Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST)
  • Space Data Utilization
  • Space Exploration
  • Research and Development
  • International opportunities

Sciences; Engineering; Nuclear; Health; Business and IT

Government of Canada Department of National Defence (DND)

DND Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program

All

Ontario Centre for Innovation (OCI)

To drive commercialization of intellectual property

Voucher for Innovation and Productivity

OCI TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) - NGNP

OCI TalentEdge Fellowship Program (TFP) - OVIN

Joint NSERC Alliance – OCI VIP Funding

Sciences; Engineering; Nuclear; Health; Business and IT

Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges Grants

Health; Sciences; Business and IT;

Social Sciences and Humanities

RBC: Youth Mental Well-being Grants

Social Sciences; Health; Business and IT

Honda Canada Foundation Grants

-        Internal ORS Info.

Health; Sciences; Business and IT;

Social Sciences; Engineering; Sciences

IC-IMPACTS: Innovative Technology Demonstration Projects

Health; Sciences; Business and IT;

Social Sciences; Engineering; Sciences

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction: Building resilient communities

Health; Sciences; Business and IT;

Social Sciences and humanities; Engineering; Sciences

Ontario Health Data Platform: The Challenge Questions Initiative on

COVID-19. Expressions of Interest

Health; Sciences; Business and IT;

Social Sciences and Humanities

Government of Canada Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Health Living and Prevent Chronic Disease

-        Internal ORS Info.

Sciences; Health; Business and IT; Social Sciences and Humanities; Engineering

The National Geographic Society: Research and Exploration Grant Application; Internal ORS Info.

Current topics include:

  • AI for Earth Innovation
  • Equity and the Natural World
  • Enduring Impacts: Archaeology of Sustainability

Sciences; Engineering; Nuclear; Health; Business and IT; Social Sciences and Humanities

SOSCIP Collaborative R&D projects for academia and industry partners

Sciences; Health; Business and IT; Engineering

Max Bell Foundation: Project and Development Grants

  • Environment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Education
  • Improving indigenous health
  • Impact of Tech on society

Sciences; Health; Business and IT; Social Sciences and Humanities; Engineering

 

ORS – Internal processes, information and contacts 

Grant Submission Process

Step 1 - Notification of Intent to Apply:  Engage the ORS as early as possible in planning to submit any grant applications. Your Grants Officer can support your application development and ensure your proposal aligns with program guidelines and internal university policies. 

Step 2 (Optional) - Comprehensive Proposal Review: If you would like a comprehensive review of your grant application, submit it to the appropriate Grants Officer three weeks to one month in advance of the agency deadline, or according to the internal deadlines noted below.

Step 3 - Administrative Review and Internal Approvals: To ensure internal approvals, including required institutional signatures, we require faculty members to provide grant applications and the completed Research Grant/Contract Authorization (RGA) Form a minimum of five business days before the agency deadline. Grants Officers will provide administrative review of new grant applications to ensure completeness with agency guidelines and assist with institutional signatures. 

Internal Information regarding External Grants

Certain funding programs have limitations or specific application requirements. The Office of Research Services will promote specific grants that may include internal competition deadlines or other internal requirements. Faculty are strongly encouraged to review information posted by the ORS and to notify their Faculty Grants Officers regarding their intent to apply.     

Faculty Grants Officers - Contacts

FESNS, FEAS – Joanne Hui – joanne.hui@ontariotechu.ca

FHS, FS – Raluca Dubrowski – Raluca.dubrowski@ontariotechu.ca

FED, FSSH, FBIT – Kamla Ross McGregor – kamla.rossmcgregor@ontariotechu.ca    

Resources

Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

National Security Guidelines

Tri-Agency

NFRF

SSHRC

NSERC

CIHR

Research Facilities Navigator