Director Search: York Centre for Vision Research
Deadline: Dec. 13, 2010
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the York Centre for Vision Research, for a term of two to five years, to begin July 1, 2011. Applicants are expected to be members of the full-time faculty at York University, and to have a distinguished record of scholarship and interdisciplinary research in vision science. Applicants must either be CVR members or eligible for membership in CVR. The Director is expected to administer the financial, organizational and research activities of the Centre, to develop external funding sources, and to encourage and sustain an active interdisciplinary and collaborative research program among CVR members. The successful applicant will receive an administrative stipend and the appropriate course load reduction as stipulated by the YUFA Collective Agreement. The Director of the Centre reports to the Vice-President Research & Innovation. Applications and nominations (including curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who may be contacted) should be sent to Phyllis Lepore Babcock, Executive Officer, Research, Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, 5th Floor, York Research Tower. Applicants are also asked to submit a statement about their vision for the Centre including goals, objectives, strategy of action and leadership style. Applications and nominations must be received by Monday, December 13, 2010.
York Ad hoc Travel Grants to Conferences
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2010
The Ad hoc Committee is a last resort source for funding travel to conferences. To provide full-time faculty members and librarians with travel grants to conferences at which a substantial presentation is being made. An individual is eligible to receive one grant per fiscal year (May 1-Apr 30).Value: Up to the cost of return minimum airfare.
York Ad Hoc Grants for Conferences at York (ORS)
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2010
To help defray the cost of conferences held at either the York or Glendon campuses which are open to faculty and students. Value: Not specifically stated, but usually in the $500-$1,000 range.
York Ad Hoc Grants for Periodicals at York (ORS)
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2010
To support the publication of a new periodical.
YUFA Educational Leaves
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2010
Provides opportunities for tenured or tenure stream faculty and continuing appointment employees to take Educational Leaves for approved plans of study.
YUFA Leave Fellowship (Sabbatical)
Jan. 15, 2010
A Leave Fellowship Fund (Article 19.30 of the YUFA Collective Agreement) of $250,000 is available to provide peer-adjudicated additional grants of up to 10% of academic base salary to sabbaticants. The grants shall be subject to the conditions set out in Article 20.17 (b) of the YUFA Collective Agreement. Applicants may apply for amounts of up to 10% of their academic base salary.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011
The York-Massey Fellowship will provide one faculty member with an office for the academic year 2011-2012 at Massey College, as well as dining and collegial rights. Massey College is an independent college situated in the University of Toronto campus, almost directly opposite to the Robarts Library. There are no application forms, but interested individuals are asked to submit a letter outlining sabbatical or other leave plans, with their reasons for wishing to be at Massey College, with their curriculum vitae to ORS by January 15, 2011. Please submit the original plus one hardcopy of both the letter and curriculum vitae to: Mala Thakoor, Office of Research Services, 5th Floor, York Research Tower. Applicants may be invited for an interview at Massey College. Results are expected to be announced some time in March.
York Seminar for Advanced Research
Deadline: Jan. 17, 2011
The York Seminar for Advanced Research (YSAR) is a year-long seminar which provides a forum in which a small group of scholars working in closely related fields can consult extensively on a particular theme. The Seminar aims to foster, in an appropriate environment, informal yet deep discussion, exploration of the limits of specialized fields, and enduring professional and intellectual contacts. Interdisciplinarity and collaboration is encouraged.
CIHR Synapse Awards 2011
Deadline: Jan. 28, 2011
Each year, the CIHR Synapse Awards are given out to emphasize the importance of mentors in developing Canada’s next generation of health researchers. One of the three awards, valued at $10,000, is given to a health research group that has been active in youth outreach activities and is intended to support the group’s future mentorship activities. The other two awards, worth $5,000 each, are provided to an individual health researcher involved in youth outreach efforts and an individual master’s student, doctoral student or postdoctoral fellow who is likewise engaged in mentorship activities.
CIHR Knowledge Translation Prize
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011
The CIHR Knowledge Translation Prize honours and supports the exemplary knowledge translation efforts and activities of an exceptional individual, team or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to increasing the application of research findings, improving the health of individuals, improving health services and products, or strengthening the health-care system.
CIHR Prize: Knowledge Translation in Aging
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011
Through the Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation in Aging, the CIHR-Institute of Aging will recognize individual(s), team(s) or organization(s) that have advanced the translation of research in aging at a local or regional level.
CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC?
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) support and promote high-quality research in a wide variety of disciplines and areas. However, in some areas of research there is overlap between agency mandates, and some applications could be eligible for support by more than one federal funding agency. Detailed guidelines have been developed for researchers working in health and psychology. Other areas of overlap include geography, business, management studies, physical education, optometry, etc.
Institute of Gender and Health Launches Cochrane Corner on Gender, Sex, and Health
CIHR’s Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) and the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group are pleased to announce the launch of the IGH Cochrane Corner. The IGH Cochrane Corner highlights reviews pertinent to gender, sex, and health questions. It aims to introduce those working in gender, sex, and health to the methods of the Cochrane Collaboration and, reciprocally, to bring awareness of sex- and gender-based analyses to the Cochrane community. The Corner will provide a range of knowledge users with a gender- and sex-focused entrée into the vast collection of research evidence provided through the Cochrane Library. By creating a focused collection of systematic reviews relevant to gender, sex, and health, the IGH Cochrane Corner will be a valuable tool for knowledge translation in the field.
External Grants and Fellowships
Defining Essential Digital Skills in the Canadian Workplace
Deadline: Dec. 13, 2010 at 2pm EST
This research project should provide a framework for defining what the essential digital skills required of all workers are in the context of the Canadian workplace. It will provide information about the relationship between digital skills and employment in Canada. Contracting authority: Elaine Casselman
If you are interested in this opportunity, please get in touch with Sarah Fuller in the Office of Research Services immediately.
The Banff Centre: Hi-Rez Storytelling for Screen
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2010
Aboriginal Arts and Film & Media at The Banff Centre present the inaugural Hi-Rez Storytelling for Screen, a new program designed to support mid-level professional Aboriginal filmmakers, writers, and writer/producers. During this unique two-week residency at The Banff Centre, participants will explore writing for screen, case studies, and digital technologies that provide a continuum for contemporary Indigenous storytelling forms. Participants will have one-on-one interaction with national and international Indigenous professionals of documentary and dramatic writing for screen, and learn essential screenwriting skills that include writing for strong visuals, tight dialogue, emotional impact, story structure, character development, subtext, and dramatic tension. Program dates: February 21, 2011 to March 05, 2011
The Banff Centre: Self-directed Residencies for Aboriginal Artists
The Banff Centre offers self-directed residencies for Aboriginal artists, enabling the time and space for focused work and providing the freedom to conceptualize, create, research, or complete a project. These residencies are open to writers, composers, singer-songwriters, dancers, choreographers, film makers, visual artists, new media artists, screenwriters, playwrights, and curators. Residencies can be of any duration and artists can apply to come any time.
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University: Travel Grants
ORS Deadline: Dec. 16, 2010
Agency Deadline: Dec. 31, 2010
The Osler Library offers a $1500 travel grant to assist scholars who need to travel and establish temporary residence in Montreal in order to use the resources of the Library. The grant is available to historians, physicians and to those interested in the arts and humanities of medical history. It is for a 2-4 week stay in the 2011 calendar year. Those requiring a 4-week stay will be offered $2,000.
Eakin Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Studies, McGill University
Deadline: December 17, 2010
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies for the 2011-2012 academic year.
NSERC-JSPS (The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Invitations Fellowships
ORS Deadline: Jan. 4, 2011
Agency Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011
JSPS offers short-term (14-16 days) and long-term (2-10 months) programs under the Invitation Fellowship to promote international cooperation in scientific research and to contribute to advancement of research in the subject field. All fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are included under this program.
Collaborative R&D Projects between Ontario (Canada) and India
ORS deadline for Expression of Interest: Jan. 7, 2011
Agency Deadline: Expression of Interest: Jan. 21, 2011; Midnight EST
ORS Deadline for Complete Call for Proposal: Mar. 9, 2011
Agency Deadline: Complete Call for Proposal: Mar. 23, 2011; Midnight EST
International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada Inc., (ISTP), the Department of Science and Technology (DST)/ Global Innovation and Technology Alliance or GITA (India), and the Department of Biotechnology or DBT (India) are hosting two Calls for Proposals (CFP) for collaborative R&D projects between Ontario (Canada) and India for the development of innovative products or processes in ICT, digital media, cleantech, medical services or advanced health technologies. The objective is to stimulate innovative R&D projects (engaging small-to-medium-sized companies and/or larger, well established firms) that address a specific market need or challenge; demonstrate high commercial potential; and deliver benefits to all participants, and more broadly, to all regions.
Brocher Foundation: Visiting Research 2012
Deadline: Jan. 11, 2011
The Brocher Foundation residencies last between one and six months. They give researchers the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. In 2012 the Brocher Centre will host up to ten researchers at any one time.
Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI): Pre-commercialization Business Development Fund (PBDF)
ORS Deadline: Jan. 17, 2011
Agency Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011
The general objectives of this fund are to: 1) enable the economic impact of outcomes of genomics and proteomics research projects and technology development; and 2) provide early-stage funding as researchers move towards commercial applications and to speed up transfer of products from lab to marketplace.
Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS): 2011-2012 Research Grant Call for Proposals (CFP)
ORS Deadline: Jan. 21, 2011
Agency Deadline: Jan. 28, 2011 at 4pm
CERIS is interested in funding three types of research projects: 1) syntheses of research findings from the literature; 2) studies based on new empirical data (qualitative and/or quantitative); and 3) secondary data analysis. Research Proposals must focus on policy relevant research questions associated with the six CERIS Research Domains: i) Citizenship and Social, Cultural and Civic Integration; ii) Economic and Labour Market Integration; iii) Family, Children and Youth; iv) Justice, Policing, and Security; v) Welcoming Communities: Building Capacity in Regions, Cities, and Neighbourhoods; vi) Health and Well-being. Eligible investigators include all researchers from an Ontario university who are either currently affiliated with the Centre or those who apply for affiliation by February 15, 2011.
SSHRC Insight Development Grants (NEW)
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2011
Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams.
CIHR Funding Opportunities
1. CIHR Operating Grant
Registration Deadline: Feb. 1, 2011
Application Deadline: Mar. 1, 2011
The CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) provides operating funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research.
2. Health Research Communications Award
Deadline: Feb. 4, 2011
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to build capacity in health journalism and communications across all sectors of health research, including biomedical, clinical, health services and policy, and population and public health.
Call for Papers
Africa Here; Africa There
CFP Deadline: Feb. 1, 2011
The Canadian Association of African Studies has issued a call for papers for its annual conference, which will be held at York University on May 5-7, 2011.
|Mark Your Calendar|
Canada and World War I Exhibit
Nov. 30 to Dec. 24, 2010
Scott Library, 1st Floor
Climate Is No Small Talk
Dec. 6, 2010
11am to 1pm
Room 280 N York Lanes
‘Middle-class Women Need To Work’:
Shifting Conceptions of Class and Women's Work in Mexico, 1880-1910
Dec. 6, 2010
Speaker: Susie Porter, University of Utah
Cultures of Militarization
Dec. 8, 2010
4 to 6pm
010 Vanier College
Speaker: Jody Berland
Gender, Space and Morality in Mexico
Dec. 17, 2010
Speaker: Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, Carleton University