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Funding Opportunity Bulletin May 14, 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, grant agency deadlines, considerations for active research projects, and funding opportunities for COVID-19 research, please refer to the Vice-President, Research and Innovation’s COVID-19 Updates website.

 Services and Internal Process: 

Notification of Intent to Apply: We advised that researchers engage 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, please 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, can be provided in time, we now 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, FBIT

Lisa Kozycz

E-mail: lisa.kozycz@ontariotechu.ca

FHSC, FSCI, FED, FSSH

Raluca Dubrowski

E-mail: raluca.dubrowski@ontariotechu.ca

 

Kamla Ross McGregor

E-mail: kamla.rossmcgregor@ontariotechu.ca

 

Please note: Opportunities with a page number have extra information within the Word document

Announcements and Resources

Date

Link

NEW

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

 

 

https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/52470.html

 

NEW

SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future (ICF) initiative - ICF Ideas Lab

May 19, 2021

ICF and May 19th Webinar info.

 

 

Workshop on EU-Canada Horizon Europe research call on Quantum Technologies

May 31, 2021

 Save the date info

 

NEW

Workshop on the feasibility of establishing a Canadian Biodiversity Observation Network (CAN BON) 

EOI due May 31, 2021

EOI and Invitation to workshop info.

NEW

CMHC Housing Supply Challenge: Round 2 Launch in June 

June 2021

1

NEW

NSERC 2030: A Strategic Plan

 

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

 

NEW

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

 

2

Update on NSERC Alliance Grant Program: New application resources

 

3

NSERC Alliance Grant Program – Option 2 “One Pager”

 

4

NSERC Alliance – OCE VIP Joint Funding

 

5

Resources: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Research Enterprise

See link for more information

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

 

6

Ontario Health Data Platform – Covid-19 Challenge Questions Initiative

 

7

CIHR’s Policy on Identical and Essentially Identical Applications

 

8

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

NSERC Science Communications Skills Grant

(ORS Info.)

 

 

10-May-21

17-May-21

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research – Clinical Translation Pathway Request for Applications

11-May-21

17-May-21

6-Aug-21

12-Aug-21

SHARCNET – Call for proposals

 

 

17-May-21

21-May-21

NEW

NDRIO-Portage Covid-19 Data Curation Funding

 

 

17-May-21

21-May-21

CIHR – Team Grant: Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness  

20-May-21

26-May-21

02-Jul-21

07-Jul-21

NEW

Lab2Market Toronto Fall 2021 cohort

If interested in applying, please contact Alla Darwish, Intellectual Property Officer (alla.darwish@ontariotechu.ca)

 

 

21-May-21

28-May-21

NEW

The Transition Accelerator: Transition Pathways Research Funding Opportunity to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

 

 

24-May-21

31-May-21

NEW

The Digital Citizen Contribution Program

 

 

24-May-21

28-May-21

NEW

WSIB 2021 Grants Initiative: Occupational Asbestos Exposure and Development of Gastro-intestinal Cancers

 

 

25-May-21

31-May-21

NEW

Huntington Society of Canada – Navigator Research Program

25-May-21

31-May-21

TBD

09-Jul-21

By invitation only

NEW

Mitacs Elevate for 2-year postdocs

 

27-May-21

2-June-21

24-Jun-21

30-Jun-21

AMS Healthcare: Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Small Grant

 

 

28-May-21

3-Jun-21

Mitacs-Own the Podium

25-Mar-31

31-Mar-21

25-Mar-21

31-May-21

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) – Data and Sample Mining (DM) or Research Models (RM) – Opportunity for Health & Life Sciences

 

 

31-May-21

04-Jun-21

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

 

 

TBD-May-21

 

Summer 2021

CIHR, Team Grant: Indigenous Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative Cohort Research Study

 

 

2-Jun-21

08-Jun-21

NEW

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

3-Jun-21

10-Jun-21

TBD

Sept-21- by invitation only

NEW

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) for international undergrad internships in Summer 2022 - all disciplines eligible

 

 

3-Jun-21

9-Jun-21

NEW

National Call for Concepts under the Community Capacity and Innovation Stream -Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy

 

 

4-Jun-21

11-Jun-21

NEW

Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World – Call for Proposals

8-Jun-21

14-Jun-21

6-Jul-21

12-Jul-21

NEW

NSERC Discovery Horizons

(ORS Info.)

8-Jun-21

15-Jun-21

TBD

18-Oct-21

By invitation only

SSHRC – Partnership Engage Grant

 

 

9-Jun-21

15-Jun-21

NEW

Ontario Community Environment Fund

 

 

17-Jun-21

23-Jun-21

CIHR, Team Grant: Indigenous Gender and Wellness Team Grant

16-Jun-21

22-Jun-21

23-Jul-21

29-Jul-21

NEW

Kids Brain Health Network: Strategic Investment Fund 2021

18-Jun-21

25-Jun-21

TBD

1-Oct-21

NEW

AMS Health Care Small Project Grant – to advance the History of health, health care and disease

 

 

22-Jun-21

28-Jun-21

NEW

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

24-Jun-21

29-Jun-21

TBD

20-Dec-21

NEW

Facebook Research RFP: Statistics for Improving Insights, Models and Decisions

 

 

24-Jun-21

30-Jun-21

NSERC – Idea to Innovation Grants

If interested in applying, please contact Alla Darwish, Intellectual Property Officer (alla.darwish@ontariotechu.ca)

 

 

TBD

28-Jun-21

NEW

Brain Canada & ALS Canada – Discovery Grant 2021 to accelerate our understanding of ALS therapies

 

 

28-Jun-21

5-Jul-21

The Cancer Research Society and Ovarian Cancer Canada joint competition for Ovarian Cancer Research

23-Apr-21

29-Apr-21

29-Jun-21

6-Jul-21

CIHR – Operating Grant: 13th JPIAMR Transnational Call for Research Projects (2021) – Antimicrobial Transmission Interventions on One Health interventions to prevent or reduce the development and transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)”

 

10-Mar-21

16-Mar-21

6-Jul-21

12-Jul-21

NEW

SSHRC Imagine Canada’s Future (ICF) Ideas Lab

(ORS Info.)

9-Jul-21

16-Jul-21

 

Invitation only

Fighting Blindness Canada – 2021 Grant Competition

23-Apr-21

29-Apr-21

16-Jul-21

22-Jul-21

NEW

SSHRC Connections Grant

 

 

26-Jul-21

1-Aug-21

NEW

NSERC Discovery Grant

28-Jul-21

3-Aug

TBD

1-Nov

Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) Funding Opportunity incl. Press Release

7-May-21

13-May-21

TBD

20-Sep-21

By invitation only

Healthy Cities Implementation Science Team Grants

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

DnD – Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEas) - Green Heat: Low Carbon Energy Generation for Heating Existing Buildings – Advance Procurement Notice

 

 

 

TBD – Summer 2021

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

20-Apr-21

24-Apr-21

23-Feb-22

01-Mar-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

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