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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

Office of Research Services Funding Opportunities Bulletin August 13th, 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

 Please note: Opportunities with a (ORS Info.) have extra information within the Word document

Announcements and Resources

Date

Link

NEW

CIHR Opportunity for Early Career Researchers: Call for expressions of interest to the Fall 2021 Reviewer in Training (RiT) program 

EI due Aug 20th, 2021

Program details

NEW

NSERC Alliance – National security Guidelines for Research Partnerships Additional Info. in attached bulletin.

 

Press Release

NEW

Discovery Grant Webinars and Live Q&A (Review resources in bulletin before webinar)

 

Tues, Aug 24th

Thurs, Sept 23

1-2 pm (ET)

Aug 24th sign in Password: FAAaug24

Sept 23rd sign in Password: FASept23

NEW

CIHR Future Priorities for Patient Oriented Research - Survey

Closes Sept. 17th, 2021

 

CIHR Let’s Talk website & survey

NEW

Research Tools and Instruments Webinars

Tues, Sept. 7th, 2021

Thurs, Sept. 30th, 2021

(1-2:30 pm ET)

Link for Sept 7th

Link for Sept 30th

NEW

Extension of Research Data Management Initiative (through SSHRC Connections Grants)

 

Press Release

NEW

Crime Prevention Application Fund - Public Safety Canada – Info. Session

Tues. Aug. 17th, 2021

1:00 pm (ET)

Register for session

WWF Nature x Carbon Challenge Grant. Webinar registration.

Up to August 2021

 

Pre-Registration link 

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

 

 

Info. below in bulletin 

 

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

 

2

NSERC Alliance Grant Program: Application resources

 

3

NSERC Alliance – OCE VIP Joint Funding

 

5

Resources: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Research Enterprise

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

CIMVHR – Literature Review and Scale Development on Psychological Safety in the Military

 

 

13-Aug-21

19-Aug-21

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 Project 2021 Fall Competition

ORS info below.

 

18-Aug-21

10-Sept-21

15-Sept-21

CMHC Housing Supply Challenge Round 2: To improve pre-development processes for housing that is affordable

 

 

18-Aug-21

25-Aug-21

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

12-Aug-21

19-Aug-21

9-Sept-21

16-Sept-21

Heart and Stroke – Grant-in-Aid for novel research in the areas of heart disease and/or stroke       ORS Info below

 

 

20-Aug-21

26-Aug-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

GlycoNET Call for Proposals 2021-22. Focusing on the role of carbohydrates in health.

 

 

25-Aug-21

31-Aug-21

Heart and Stroke – New Investigator Award

ORS Info. below.

26-Jul-21

29-Jul-21

27-Aug-21

2-Sept-21

SFARI: Autism Rat Models Consortium – RFA 2021

 

 

1-Sept-21

7-Sept-21

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

1-Sept-21

7-Sept-21*

TBD

Winter 2022*

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

 

 

1-Sept-21

7-Sept-21*

Canadian Cancer Society/CIHR – Action Grants: Proof of Concept Interventions in Primary Cancer Care.  ORS Info. below.

17-Jun-21

23-Jun-21

3-Sept-21

10-Sept-21

NEW

Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Basic Research Grant 2021.   See ORS info. below.

8-Sept-21

15-Sept-21

25-Oct-21

1-Nov-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

NEW

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

 

 

8-Sept-21

15-Sept-21

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

3-Aug-21

9-Aug-21

9-Sep-21

13-Sep-21

NEW

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

 

 

10-Sept-21

16-Sept-21

NEW

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

 

 

10-Sept-21

16-Sept-21

NEW

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

 

 

10-Sept-21

16-Sept-21

NEW

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

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

Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) Funding Opportunity

7-May-21

13-May-21

TBD

20-Sep-21

By invitation only

NEW

Clean Fuels Program – Building new domestic production capacity

 

 

23-Sept-21

29-Sept-21

SSHRC Insight Grant

 

 

24-Sep-21

1-Oct-21

NEW

MS Society of Canada – Catalyst Research Grant.

ORS info. below.

 

 

27-Sept-21

1-Oct-21

NEW

MS Society of Canada – Discovery Research Operating Grant.

ORS Info. below.

 

 

27-Sept-21

1-Oct-21

NEW

Morris Animal Foundation – 2021 Call for Wildlife Proposals

 

 

28-Sept-21

4-Oct-21

NEW

Crime Prevention Fund – Public Safety Canada

 

 

30-Sept-21

6-Oct-21

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

 

TBD-Sept-21

 

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

NEW

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

NEW

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

 

 

19-Oct-21

25-Oct-21

NEW

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

NEW

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

NEW

Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Early Career Investigator Awards

ORS Info. below.

 

 

26-Oct-21

1-Nov-21

Research Data Management Initiative through SSHRC Connections Grant

 

 

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

NEW

SSHRC’s New Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative. See ORS info. below.

 

 

8-Nov-21

15-Nov-21

NEW

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

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