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COVID-19 information and screening.

Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.

Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Funding Opportunities Bulletin September 13, 2021

In this issue:

  • Announcements and Resources
  • Research Funding Opportunities 

The Office of Research Services (ORS) team is working diligently to maintain full services remotely to the entire research community. For regular updates on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the University’s research operations, please refer to the Vice-President, Research and Innovation’s COVID-19 Updates website. 

Services and Internal Process: 

Notification of Intent to Apply: We advise that researchers 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. 

Comprehensive Review: If you would like a comprehensive review of your grant application, submit it to the appropriate Grants Officer one month in advance of the agency deadline, or according to the internal deadlines noted below.
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. 

FESNS, FEAS

Lisa Kozycz

E-mail: lisa.kozycz@ontariotechu.ca

FHSC, FSCI

Raluca Dubrowski

E-mail: raluca.dubrowski@ontariotechu.ca

FED, FSSH, FBIT

Kamla Ross McGregor

E-mail: kamla.rossmcgregor@ontariotechu.ca

 For items with "ORS Info." link, refer to the attached Word  version. 

Announcements and Resources

Date

Link

NEW:  New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Webinars: 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Webinar – Sept 17th

Notice of Intent (NOI) Stage – Sept 23rd

 

EDI - Fri., Sept. 17th, 2021 (10- 12 pm)

 

NOI Stage, Thurs, Sept 23rd, 2021 (10-12 pm)

EDI Click “Join Webinar”

 

 

NOI Click “Join Webinar”

 

NEW:  SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative Webinar

 

 

Tues, Sept 21, 2021

12:30 – 2 pm (ET)

Webinar link

NSERC Alliance – National security Guidelines for Research Partnerships

Additional Info. in bulletin below.

 

Press Release

Discovery Grant Webinars and Live Q&A

(Review resources in bulletin before webinar)

 

Thurs, Sept 23

1-2 pm (ET)

Sept 23rd sign in Password: FASept23

CIHR Future Priorities for Patient Oriented Research - Survey

Closes Sept. 17th, 2021

 

CIHR Let’s Talk website & survey

Research Tools and Instruments Webinar

 

 Thurs, Sept. 30th, 2021

(1-2:30 pm ET)

Link for Sept 30th

Deep Space Health Challenge. Looking for health care solutions for Canadian remote communities and eventually deep space.

 

Sign up for updates

Canadian Space Stations - Open Source Science Opportunities. Data or publications derived from ISS research activities

 

Open source science opportunities

Updates to Alliance Option 2 application and funding request limits

 

 ORS Info.

 Tri-Agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee (one-year pilot)

 

 https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/52470.html

NSERC 2030: A Strategic Plan

 

New NSERC Strat Plan. Send ideas, comments and questions to:  nserc2030crsng2030@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

CityStudio Durham – Seeking new Collaborations and experiential Learning opportunities for students

 

CityDurham Studio – New Collaborations

 Tri-Agency Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

 

https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/EDI-EDI/Action-Plan_Plan-dAction_eng.asp

Tri-Agency COVID-19 Information and Updates

 

NSERC      SSHRC   CIHR

Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

 

Policy: http://science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_97610.html

FAQs: http://science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_97609.html

Research Facilities Navigator – Online Research Promotion Tool

 

ORS Info.

NSERC Alliance Grant Program: Application resources  

 

ORS Info.

NSERC Alliance – OCI VIP Joint Funding  

 

ORS Info.

Resources: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Research Enterprise

New Frontiers in Research Fund Best Practices in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research Guide

 

 

ORS Info.

Ontario Health Data Platform – Covid-19 Challenge Questions Initiative

 

ORS Info.

CIHR’s Policy on Identical and Essentially Identical Applications

 

ORS Info.

CIHR Funding Opportunity Database - ResearchNet

 

http://bit.ly/2VJ7Djv

         General Research Funding Opportunities

 Agency – Program

LOI/NOI/

Reg

ORS Deadline

LOI/NOI/ Reg Agency Deadline

Full ORS Deadline

Full Agency Deadline

NEW:  Michael J. Fox Foundation - Parkinson’s Research Grants (Targeted Opportunities) 

15-Sept-21

21-Sep-21

 

13-Jan-22 by invitation only

NEW:  Stem Cell Network 2022-2025 Competition – Multiple Awards

16-Sep-21

22-Sep-21

24-Nov-21

1-Dec- 21

NEW:  Kidney Health Research Grants 2022

16-Sep-21

22-Sep-21

2-Nov-21

8-Nov-21

NEW:  CIHR – Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium

29-Sept-21

5-Oct-21

 

13-Jan-22

NEW:  Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants for cancer researchers

1-Oct-21

8-Oct-21

 

26-Jan-22

NEW:  WSIB Research and Grants Program. Focus on how we work, how we approach health and safety and how we support return-to-work/recovery

 

 

11-Oct-21

15-Oct-21

NEW:  Infrastructure Canada Research in Knowledge Initiative for cultivating Community Data and Research to inform public infrastructure decision-making

 

 

19-Oct-21

25-Oct-21

NEW:  CIHR – Catalyst Grant: Quadruple Aim and Equity

 

 

20-Oct-21

26-Oct-21

NEW:  CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars (new investigator grants) for bio-inspired solar energy, child & brain development, gravity & extreme university, learning in machines & brains, quantum information science and materials.

 

 

20-Oct-21

27-Oct-21

NEW:  Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grants 

 

 

25-Oct-21

1-Nov-21

NEW:  New Frontiers in Research (NFRF) – Transformation 2022

ORS Info.

27-Oct-21

 

20-Dec-21

2-Nov-21 (NOI)

11-Jan-22 (LOI)

 

20-Sept-22 by invitation only

NEW:  Eureka – Call for Green Hydrogen Projects

 

 

1-Nov-21

5-Nov-21

NEW:  Mitacs – Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund (SERRF)

ORS Info.

 

15-Nov-21

23-Feb-22

1-March-22 by invitation only

NEW:  Mitacs Globalink Research Award Thematic Call in Quantum Tech, A.I. Achieving Net Zero Emissions and Global Health

 

 

24-Nov-21

1-Dec-21

NEW:  SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Emerging Asocial Society

 

 

10-Dec-21

17-Dec-21

NEW:  CIHR – Team Grant: Transitions in Care -Phase 2

 

 

18-Jan-22

25-Jan-22

NEW:  Open Research Area: 7th Call for Proposals

 

 

11-Nov-21

17-Nov-21

CIHR: Operating Grant: Emerging covid-19 Research Gaps and Priorities

3-Aug-21

9-Aug-21

9-Sep-21

13-Sep-21

CIHR Project 2021 Fall Competition

ORS info below.

 

18-Aug-21

10-Sept-21

15-Sept-21

NSERC Promo Science

 *Subject to internal departmental competition. You must apply by Aug 23rd to be considered.

*23-Aug-21

 

9-Sept-21

15-Sept-21

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline – Request for Applications

30-Jun-21

7-Jul-21

8-Sept-21

15-Sept-21

Partnership Engage Grant

 

 

8-Sept-21

15-Sept-21

Sony Research Award Programs (for IT, Devices and materials, or Biomedical and Life Science)

 

 

8-Sept-21

15-Sept-21

Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Basic Research Grant 2021.

See ORS info. below.

8-Sept-21

15-Sept-21

25-Oct-21

1-Nov-21

CIHR – Catalyst Grant: Alcohol research to inform health policies and interventions

12-Aug-21

19-Aug-21

9-Sept-21

16-Sept-21

DnD - IDEaS: Less GHGs on the Seas: Practical Solutions to Measure and Record Energy consumption

 

 

10-Sept-21

16-Sept-21

DnD – IDEaS: Worth a thousand sources: A fused picture for continental surveillance

 

 

10-Sept-21

16-Sept-21

DnD – IDEaS: High Bandwidth, low profile: Next generation point-to-point communication solutions for the field

 

 

10-Sept-21

16-Sept-21

New Frontiers in Research Funds (NFRF) – Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context. Review ORS info. below.

20-Sept-21

21-Sept-21

19-Oct-21

26-Oct-21

Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) Funding Opportunity

7-May-21

13-May-21

TBD

20-Sep-21

By invitation only

DnD – IDEas - Green Heat: Low Carbon Energy Generation for Heating Existing Buildings Test Drive *Deadline for Step 1 of 2

 

 

22-Sept-21

28-Sept-21*

Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) - Advancing climate change science and technology.

3-Jun-21

10-Jun-21

TBD

Sept-21- by invitation only

Clean Fuels Program – Building new domestic production capacity

 

 

23-Sept-21

29-Sept-21

SSHRC Insight Grant

 

 

24-Sep-21

1-Oct-21

MS Society of Canada – Catalyst Research Grant.

ORS info. below.

 

 

27-Sept-21

1-Oct-21

MS Society of Canada – Discovery Research Operating Grant.

ORS Info. below.

 

 

27-Sept-21

1-Oct-21

Morris Animal Foundation – 2021 Call for Wildlife Proposals

 

 

28-Sept-21

4-Oct-21

Crime Prevention Fund – Public Safety Canada

 

 

30-Sept-21

6-Oct-21

New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) -       Pre-Announcement of Inaugural Funding Opportunity

*Delayed due to federal election

 

*Fall 2021

 

 

SSHRC Imagine Canada’s Future (ICF) Ideas Lab

9-Jul-21

16-Jul-21

TBD

By invitation only

Kids Brain Health Network: Strategic Investment Fund 2021

18-Jun-21

25-Jun-21

TBD

1-Oct-21

Genome Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

*Multiple Deadlines.

4-Aug-21

10-Aug-21

6-Oct-21

12-Oct-21

New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2021 Exploration Competition   ORS info.

4-Aug-21

10-Aug-21

13-Oct-21

19-Oct-21

Horizon Europe – Digital Emerging Technologies for competitiveness    

Note: Contact your grants officer as soon as possible if applying.

 

 

15-Oct-21

21-Oct-21

NSERC – European Commission – Joint Call on quantum technologies

 

 

15-Oct-21

21-Oct-21

NSERC Discovery Horizons

(ORS Info.)

8-Jun-21

15-Jun-21

TBD

18-Oct-21

By invitation only

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments 2022 Competition. Application Instructions. ORS deadlines below.

 

 

19-Oct-21

25-Oct-21

JDRF Canada – Brain Canada Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Team Grants

8-Sept-21

15-Sept-21

21-Oct-21

28-Oct-21

Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Clinical Research Grant 2021.

See ORS info. below.

 

 

25-Oct-21

1-Nov-21

SSHRC Connections Grant

 

 

26-Oct-21

1-Nov-21

Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Early Career Investigator Awards

ORS Info. below.

 

 

26-Oct-21

1-Nov-21

NSERC Discovery Grant

ORS info re. NOI

 

3-Aug

TBD

1-Nov

Alzheimer Society of Canada – New Investigator and Proof of Concept Grants

30-Jun-21

6-Jul-21

1-Nov-21

5-Nov-21

CFI - Major Science Initiatives Fund

4-Aug-21

10-Aug-21

TBD

4-Nov-21

By invitation only

SSHRC’s New Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative.

ORS info.

 

 

8-Nov-21

15-Nov-21

Partnership Development Grant

 

 

8-Nov-21

15-Nov-21

CIHR: Heart Failure Research Network Team Grant for national interdisciplinary research network

30-Jun-21

7-Jul-21

30-Nov-21

7-Dec-21

CIHR: TRANSCAN-3: Next generation cancer immunotherapy: targeting the tumor microenvironment

24-Jun-21

29-Jun-21

TBD

20-Dec-21

World Wildlife Fund: Nature and Carbon Neutral Tech Challenge. *Multiple Deadlines.  ORS Info. Here.

1-Sept-21

7-Sept-21*

TBD

Winter 2022*

Global Call for Ideas 2021: The Future of Being Human (CIFAR)

*Multiple Deadlines.

11-Aug-21

17-Aug-21

20-Jan-21

26-Jan-22

CIHR - Team Grant: Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North

20-Apr-21

24-Apr-21

23-Feb-22

01-Mar-22

CIHR Team Grant: Healthy Cities Implementation Science (HCIS) Team Grants and ORS information below.

4-Aug-21

11-Aug-21

TBD

28-Apr-22

Cisco Research – Research Grants

Various Opportunities:

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

 

 

 

No Deadline

Canadian Space Agency

 

 

 

Various deadlines

DND Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program

 

 

 

Various deadlines

NSERC Alliance Grants

 

 

 

No Deadline

Joint NSERC Alliance – Mitacs Accelerate Streamlined Funding

 

 

 

No Deadline

OCI – Voucher for Innovation and Productivity To drive commercialization of intellectual property

 

 

 

No deadline

NSERC Alliance – OCI VIP Joint Funding

 

 

 

No Deadline

Government of Canada – CanExport Innovation Funding

 

 

 

No Deadline

OCI, TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) - AVIN

 

 

 

No Deadline

OCI, TalentEdge Fellowship Program (TFP) - AVIN

 

 

 

No Deadline

AVIN, AV Research and Development Partnership Fund – Stream 1

 

 

 

No Deadline

Mitacs, Accelerate Connecting SMEs with AI

 

 

 

No Deadline

Mitacs Accelerate

 

 

 

No Deadline

Mitacs, Accelerate Fellowship

 

 

 

No Deadline

Mitacs, Entrepreneur International Program

 

 

 

No Deadline

Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations

 

 

 

Various

Royal Bank of Canada, Youth Mental Health Project

 

 

 

No Deadline

Honda Canada Foundation, Grants

 

 

 

No Deadline

IC-IMPACTS Centres of Excellence, Call for Collaborative Research Proposals Between Canada and India – Innovative Technology Demonstration Projects

 

 

 

No Deadline

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Quick Response Program

 

 

 

No Deadline

Public Health Agency of Canada, Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease

 

 

 

No Deadline

The National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration Grant Application

Current topics include:

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

 

 

 

Quarterly deadlines

Max Bell Foundation

 

 

 

No Deadline

SOSCIP- Collaborative Projects

 

 

 

No Deadline