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LA&PS Digest Newsletter | October 4, 2021

LA&PS Digest Newsletter | October 4, 2021

October 4, 2021 Issue

The LA&PS Research Office publishes a bi-weekly Research Digest to keep faculty members informed about important research issues and opportunities.

If you or your unit is planning an event, a notice or a funding opportunity that you would like included in our Digest Newsletter, please send these to lapsrsc@yorku.ca.

In this issue:


LA&PS Spotlights

SAS Professor Richard Leblanc receives prestigious international honour

SAS Professor Richard Leblanc receives prestigious international honour

Professor Richard Leblanc, School of Administrative Studies, has been initiated as an Academic Fellow of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) to recognize his outstanding contribution to the management consulting profession. Only two Canadians (including Professor Leblanc) have received this international award in the last three years.

At the national level, the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) oversees and promotes the professional standards and code of conduct for management consultancy and provides services to individual consultants. 

“I am very honoured to receive this prestigious award of Academic Fellow, and I will continue contributing to the certified management consulting profession,” Professor Leblanc emphasized. “This academic fellowship will allow me to be actively involved in creating an increasingly strong and productive link between academia and management consulting practice. The academic fellows use ICMCI as a platform and community for sharing knowledge and ideas. High-level academics and practising management consultants will meet and exchange knowledge and ideas at the ICMCI platform for the benefit of both the clients of the practising consultants and my students at York University.”

Professor Leblanc successfully combines an academic career at York University with practical contributions to the development of management consulting at both the national and international levels. He is also Editor of The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members. His first edition has sold 7,000 copies worldwide, and the seminal “Inside The Boardroom” has sold over 6,500 copies.

Learn more about this recognition by checking this media release and this press release or connect directly with Professor Leblanc.

 

Internal Notices

Notice: Internal Deadlines

Colleagues are reminded that all applications for external research funding (along with a completed and fully signed ORS Checklist) must be submitted to the central Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the VPRI for review before they are submitted to the funder. In the case of most external grants and contracts, ORS requires all applications to be submitted internally to the Faculty at least 48 hours before the agency deadline. Further, most submissions requiring a signature from the VPRI should have a completed proposal and checklist submitted to the ORS for review at least 48 hours prior to the Agency deadline. For specific details, please refer to Annual Fall Rush Memo and the ORS Signature Policy.

 

Notice: Electronic Submission of External Grants through Office of Research Services

Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, ORS is now accepting electronic submissions of research applications. If you have questions about this process please email Dr. Max Dagenais at dagenam@yorku.ca. You can review here a description of the external grants submission process and the two versions of the ORS checklist.

 

YFile Online story submission form with New resources to help share your story

The updated YFile website features a new online story submission form to make it easier than ever to share ideas, stories and information with the YFile team. The online story submission form is accessible from the YFile homepage, the About YFile page and directly, using this link.

Some resources to assist you when managing and developing social media content. You can see this page which has cheat sheets, general guidelines and best practices, and much more here: https://www.yorku.ca/brand/py_staff_area/brand-assets/social-media/.To help guide the York community through some of the commonly asked questions, YFile has published a brand-new resource called the YFile User Manual. It is accessible from the About YFile page and directly, from this link.

 

LA&PS Moving Forward Webinar Series announces the second season

In September 2020, York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) launched the Moving Forward Webinar Series. It invited students, alumni, faculty, staff and other friends of York into meaningful conversations about how to “move forward” in uncertain times. The series resonated strongly with the community, attracting hundreds of participants, and past webinar recordings continue to see engagement.

 

New website launched: COVID 19 Impacts on Faculty & Staff: Changing the way employees work

An LA&PS team led by GLRC scholars Jame Chowan and Kelly Pike have launched a new website. With the aim of investigating the impact of current working arrangements at York University (among academic and administrative staff), arising from adaptations to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is a collaborative work including collaborators from University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan and Western University. Research assistants, including DARE students, have also played a central role in data collection and website development.

 

Guidelines for York Partnerships on SSHRC Partnership Grant and Partnership Development Grant Applications

If you are a member of a SSHRC Partnership Grant, Partnership Development Grant (as either Project Director or Co-applicant), or a Partnership Grant Letter of Intent application team and you think you would like York University to act as a partner on the project, this message pertains to you.

The Guidelines for York Partnership on SSHRC Grants outline the process and criteria under which York University will partner on a SSHRC Partnership or Partnership Development Grant application or project. The ORS Letter Request Form_Updated 2021 should be used for making formal requests for York University partnership on SSHRC grants.

For questions or to submit a request for partnership in one of the above competitions, please contact Emma Doran, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, Office of Research Services (edoran@yorku.ca).


Internal Notices

Internal Grants

 

Faculty of Graduate Studies launches Academic Excellence Fund

  • Deadline: October 30, 2021

The Academic Excellence Fund’s primary goal is to support graduate students in advancing their research and scholarly objectives by providing them with easier access to funding for hands-on learning activities like conferences, publications and fieldwork research. Eligible students may request up to $2000 for expenses directly related to their own research and scholarship activities, as well as $300 for collective initiatives per academic year.

If you have questions about this opportunity, email Yuko Sorano, External Scholarships & Graduate Awards Manager at sorano@yorku.ca.

 

Fellowship | $7,500 Innovation York Commercialization Fellowships Application

  • Value: $7,500
  • Deadline: Applications close Oct 29, 2021

Commercialization Fellowships, funded by Innovation York in the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, are intended to support the research commercialization process by providing strategic, short-term funding to assist in the development of commercially viable projects from across York University. Open to postgraduate students and post-doctoral fellows across York University.

Please direct any inquiries to Yaser Kerachian (yaserk@yorku.ca) or Anna Han (ahan@yorku.ca).

 

Upcoming Internal Funding Opportunities

LA&PS faculty members are reminded that a comprehensive list of internal research funding opportunities is available on our new website (see below). This list includes short descriptions of several individual programs operated by the Dean's Office as well as VPRI. Internal funding opportunities can be accessed Internal funding opportunities can be accessed here. 

Upcoming Deadlines:


Internal Grants

External Notices

 

CIHR Access Newsletter – September 29, 2021

Here are the funding highlights in the latest CIHR newsletter. you can view all opportunities in the CIHR Funding Opportunity Database.

Pre-Announcement: Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity

  • Value: The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $6M.
    • The maximum amount per grant for Research Operating Grants is $250,000 for one year.
    • The maximum amount per grant for Knowledge Mobilization Grants is $150,000 for one year.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is pleased to pre-announce the launch of the Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity. This initiative is being led by the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), in partnership with the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH), and the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR). This funding opportunity will provide funding for research and knowledge mobilization for Indigenous communities (i.e., First Nations, Inuit, Métis and/or Urban Indigenous communities), Indigenous organizations and researchers who identify as Indigenous (or researchers who provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples) in Canada who are responding to the unique health and well-being needs of Indigenous Peoples as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential applicants who wish to submit an application as the Nominated Principal Applicants should contact CIHR's Contact Centre for guidance in creating a ResearchNet account and registering for a CIHR PIN. Potential applicants could also contact CIHR’s Contact Centre should they wish the Contact Centre to assign them a CIHR PIN.

Anticipated Timeline

  • Launch: Week of October 11, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: Week of November 8, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Week of December 6, 2021
  • Notice of Decision: February 28, 2022
  • Funding Start Date: March 1, 2022

Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Learning Series: Community-Based Research Canada

Community-Based Research and COVID-19: Addressing Widening Inequities and Amplifying Community-based Visions for Change.

The 8-part learning series will begin in September with a live discussion on COVID-19 and community-based research. Due to popular demand, we will host a second discussion on October 14. Starting in November, a combination of webinars and follow-up discussions begins. Check the list of fantastic webinar speakers, topics, and dates/times here.

 

SSHRC Upcoming Webinars

SSHRC will be holding a series of webinars for applicants and research administrators on upcoming competitions. The webinars will be held via WebEx at the following dates and times:

Partnership Development Grants

(French)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (eastern)

https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/j.php?MTID=m0a7572ecbeea67498adc0088d8dfcef3

Event number (access code): 179 974 8089

Password: CRSH2021

Partnership Development Grants

(English)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (eastern)

https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/j.php?MTID=m68186a366513544244591d1c1faa92a7

Event number (access code): 179 199 1738

Password: SSHRC2021

Partnership Engage Grants (English) Wednesday, October 6, 2021

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (eastern)

https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/onstage/g.php?MTID=e904f84b3fcd21bd166425436a03e0b70

Event number (access code): 179 964 3802

Password: SSHRC2021

Partnership Engage Grants (French) Thursday, October 7, 2021

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (eastern)

https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo-fr/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef230c6f47eb8f3eebbb9809fe88455b8

Event number (access code): 179 107 4210

Password: SSHRC2021

Partnership Grants – Stage 1 (French) Thursday, October 21, 2021

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (eastern)

https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/j.php?MTID=m8df80cc6cc82a70db0fa11737c648514
Partnership Grants – Stage 1 (English) Thursday, October 21, 2021

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (eastern)

https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/j.php?MTID=m760b6d63c2f7b6ffc8e3d7ada3c6954c
Connection Grants (English) Tuesday, November 16, 2021

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (eastern)

https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/onstage/g.php?MTID=e74e73e05ff08fde5621278f105bc139a

Password : SSHRC2021

Connection Grants (French) Thursday, November 18, 2021

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (eastern)

https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/onstage/g.php?MTID=e439d79a8dcb2d038fdad2a13bb3fa981

Password: SSHRC2021

Insight Development Grants (French) Thursday, December 16, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (eastern)

https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/j.php?MTID=m32ac5ca540f58cadd1f81f5561c522b9
Insight Development Grants (English) Thursday, December 16, 2021

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (eastern)

https://sshrcvideo.webex.com/sshrcvideo/j.php?MTID=m41cf2b5baeaac5f1113925453d054dd1

 


External Notices

External Grants and Fellowships

 

WSIB Grants Program: Systematic Review Funding Opportunity

  • Value Up to $175K/year
  • Duration 18 months
  • Deadlines: By 5:00pm (ET) on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is accepting proposals for the 2021 Grants Program strategic initiative: Occupational exposure to vapours, gases, dusts and fumes and the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Systematic review). The WSIB is interested in awarding a grant for a systematic review of the scientific evidence examining if occupational exposure to vapours, gases, dusts, and fumes causes the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Max Dagenais, Research Facilitator at dagenam@yorku.ca. Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is 5 days before agency deadline.

 

SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative

  • Value: Up to $450,000
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Agency Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021

SSHRC has officially launched a new Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative (RGD) as a result of the Federal Budget 2021 announcement. This Initiative aims to support partnership research to inform actions that address social disparities related to race, gender and other forms of diversity. With new funds outlined in Federal Budget 2021, SSHRC will soon launch the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative. This strategic initiative will enhance society’s understanding of the causes and persistence of systemic racism and discrimination, and the impact of oppression on Canadians and our communities, and will help develop strategies to support greater justice and equity. For more information, contact partnerships@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

If you are planning a submission to this program, please notify Maxime Dagenais, Research Facilitator, LA&PS, (dagenam@yorku.ca) to discuss your topic and confirm Faculty-based support for your submission.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is Monday, November 15, 2021, at 9:00 am EST. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is Thursday, November 11, at 9:00 am EST.

 

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants - Emerging Asocial Society

  • Value:  Up to $30,000
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Deadlines: Friday, December 17, 2021 (Note: Applications must be submitted to the SSHRC’s Online System by 12Noon to allow ORS enough time to e-approve and submit to SSHRC for peer review).

SSHRC has launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSG) competition to assess the state of research knowledge on the topic of The Emerging Asocial Society, under SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative. This call for proposals focuses on the state of knowledge from research on issues related to the growing sense of disconnection, isolation and loneliness in Canadian society. The resulting syntheses will identify roles that the academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors may play in promoting more connected and resilient communities, and may inform the development of effective tools, robust policies and sustainable practices required to support the transition to a more equitable, healthy and prosperous future.

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Max Dagenais, Research Facilitator at dagenam@yorku.ca.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is December 17, 12:00 pm. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is by 9:00 am five (5) working days prior to submission to agency.

 

France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) - New Scientific Collaboration Support Program

  • Value: $8,000 - $15,000 CAD per project for travel and living expenses.
  • Duration: 2 years (may be extended depending on the evolution of the health situation in both countries).
  • Deadlines: By 23:59 pm Pacific Time on Friday, November 12, 2021

The French Embassy in Canada recently announced a Call for Proposals (CFP) for the France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) New Scientific Collaboration Support Program.  This CFP is open to all disciplines. A special focus for 2022: The FRCF 2022 will reserve up to 5 grants for research projects related to the Impact of global change on Oceans and Coastal regions. More information on the focus theme is available in the FFCR 2022 guidelines. This program provides funds for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before.

All York applicants are now required to submit their FINAL application electronically to Embassy of France’s Scientific Office at assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org AND to ORS at mthakoor@yorku.ca.

Only five proposals will be accepted by the agency from each university. Applicants are encouraged to work with their Faculty-based Research Support Staff on their applications as well as to submit to Mala Thakoor (mthakoor@yorku.ca) by 10:00 am on Friday, October 29th to receive an administrative review.

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Max Dagenais, Research Facilitator at dagenam@yorku.ca.

 

2022 Call for Applications to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

  • Value: $100, 000 CDN in unrestricted research support
  • Duration: 2-year term - The term will begin on April 1, 2022 and end on March 31, 2024.
  • Deadline: no later than 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) recently announced the 2022 Call for Applications to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program.  A summary is provided below. This program provides funding and support to help early career researchers build networks and develop essential skills to become the next generation of research leaders.  Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program.  Early-career research leaders who engage with any of the following CIFAR research programs are invited to apply.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is no later than Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is no later than Friday, October 8 at 9:00 am.

 

2023 CFI Innovation Fund Competition

Please find below the memo and documents from VPRI regarding the 2023 CFI Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund supports promising and innovative research or technology development in areas where Canada currently is or has the potential to be, competitive on the global stage.

The Innovation Fund does this by providing up to 40% of large-scale infrastructure costs (total project costs must exceed $1 million). Another 40% is typically matched through the Ontario Research Fund Large Infrastructure Fund, while vendor and/or institutional contributions make up the remaining 20%. Research infrastructure expenditures and in-kind contributions on or after November 1, 2020, are eligible for this competition.

iNOI submissions must include a Dean’s Memo. Therefore, if you are planning a submission to the internal competition, please contact Associate Dean Ravi de Costa (adres@yorku.ca) as soon as possible to discuss your project and request support for proposal development from the LA&PS Research Office.

There is a mandatory internal NOI (iNOI) deadline of October 15. In advance of the October 15 iNOI deadline, potential applicant teams can also meet with Maheen Hasan of VPRI-SIRI (mhasan@yorku.ca) with requests for information sessions to go over program requirements and budget building.

 

2022 NFRF Transformation Competition

  • Value and Duration: $1.6M - $3.2M per year for direct costs (plus additional funding for indirect costs of up to 25%) for up to 6 years.
  • Deadlines:
    • NOI due to funder: November 2, 2021
    • LOI due to funder: January 4, 2022
    • Full application due to funder: September 20, 2022

The NFRF Transformation steam competition is designed to support large-scale, Canadian- led interdisciplinary research projects that address a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change (high reward). The challenge may be fundamental, leading to a scientific breakthrough, or applied, with a social, economic, environmental or health impact. Projects are expected to be world-leading, drawing on global research expertise where relevant. The nominated principal investigator (NPI) of the team must email Mark Roseman at roseman@yorku.ca as soon as possible, and not later than September 17. Learn more from this NFRF Transformation 2022 Internal Call Memo.

 

Mitacs and Scotiabank - Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund

Mitacs and Scotiabank are accepting applications to the Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund (SERRF) to advance economic resilience in communities across Canada.

The call is focused on the following types of projects:

  1. Accelerate newcomer integration
  2. Increase high school graduation and post-secondary participation
  3. Remove barriers to career advancement for disadvantaged groups
  • Value
    • Research projects that tackle one of the research themes outlined above will be funded as per the model below
      • Charity/NFP in Canada $3,750
      • Scotiabank $3,750
      • Mitacs $7,500
    • Research projects that tackle one of the research themes outlined above and are led by a student intern that self-identifies as BIPOC will be funded as per the model below:
      • Charity/NFP in Canada $3,750
      • Scotiabank $5,250
      • Mitacs $7,500
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Deadlines
    • Stage 1 Expression of Interest due at agency: Monday, November 15, 2021
    • Stage 2 Application due at ORS for full review: Monday, February 14, 2022
    • Stage 2 Application and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for mandatory review: by 9:00am on Friday, February 25, 2022
    • Stage 2 Application due at Mitacs (by invitation only): Tuesday, March 1, 2022

If you are interested in applying to this competition, please contact Rachel Sung, Mitacs Business Development Specialist at sungr@yorku.ca.

Open Research Area for the social sciences

  • Deadline: Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 16:00 (Central European Time).

The partners of the Open Research Area (ORA) are pleased to announce that the seventh ORA joint funding opportunity is now open. This pre-call announcement is being issued to allow interested researchers to begin discussions with potential research partners ahead of the formal launch of the funding opportunity.

The ORA was created to strengthen international cooperation in social sciences by funding high-quality scientific research projects. SSHRC will support the participation of Canadian researchers from all disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.

A webinar will be held on September 22, 2021, to provide information and guidance from the funders on the requirements of the Call as well as an opportunity for questions and answers. To allow for the different time zones, two identical webinars at 13:00 CET (7:00 ET) and 20:00 CET (14:00 ET), which will each last approximately one hour. The link to the webinar is forthcoming. Please check ANR’s website for updates.

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Max Dagenais, Research Facilitator at dagenam@yorku.ca.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is by 9:00 am Wednesday, November 3, 2021. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is by 9:00 am five (5) working days prior to the ORS deadline.

 

 

NORD/InfoReady Corporation Research Grants in Research Development

  • Deadline: Monday, November 8, 2021, at 5:00 pm ET
  • Value and duration: up to $5,000 for projects lasting up to 18 months

This opportunity funds research projects that support the disciplinary field of Research Development. To develop a robust understanding of Research Development and its impacts, we are interested in a wide range of projects that can enhance the skills of its professionals and broaden recognition and understanding of its activities. This 2021 NORD InfoReady Review Grants call is open to all researchers, regardless of whether they are members of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP). For more information please check call guidelines here.

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Max Dagenais, Research Facilitator at dagenam@yorku.ca.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is no later than 9:00 am on Thursday, November 4, 2021. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is Monday, November 1st, at 9:00 am EST.

 

Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

  • Value: $7K - $25K for Events | $7K - $50K for Outreach activities
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Agency Deadline: November 1, 2021; February 1, 2022; May 1, 2022; and August 1, 2022

Following the release of the tri-agency research data management policy in March 2021, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is pleased to announce the extension of the Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative. This initiative aims to continue helping the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community better understand data management, and incorporate data management considerations into research practices.

The initiative will fund at least 10 meritorious Connection Grants proposals per competition for the November 2021, February, May and August 2022 cycles, to support the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Max Dagenais, Research Facilitator at dagenam@yorku.ca.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is no later than 12:00 pm on the agency deadline date. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is no later than 3 business days prior to agency deadline at 9:00 am.

 

Call for Nominations - Bank of Canada’s 2022 Fellowship Program

  • Value and Duration:
    • The Fellowship Award provides annual funding of up to $90,000 to leading academic researchers for a term of up to five years.
    • The Governor’s Award provides annual funding of $30,000 for distinguished emerging researchers for a term of up to two years
  • Agency Deadline: November 30, 2021

The Program recognizes academics who are making exemplary contributions to economic and financial research in Canada. The Bank of Canada makes two financial awards available each year to encourage and foster excellence in research that relates to the Bank’s core functions of monetary policy, the financial system, currency and funds management. Potential research topics should align with the Bank’s current research priorities.

The Bank of Canada Fellowship program aims to promote collaboration and partnerships between Bank researchers and leading academics at Canadian post-secondary institutions. It also contributes to the education and development of Canada’s researchers in fields related to the Bank’s core functions. Faculties are asked to email SIRI Specialist Abby Vogus (avogus@yorku.ca) with the name(s) of the candidate(s) by September 15. Learn more about the nomination process here: VPRI_Memo_Bank of Canada Fellowship Program - 2021_final.

 

Royal Society of Canada Nomination Process

Please see below two memos regarding the Royal Society of Canada, 2022 institutional nominations for Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) and the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (the College).

For all working on RSC nominations, the new guidelines for this year’s RSC competition were released this week.

Please note that interested applicants are not required to submit nominations using the institutional process. In addition to the institutional process, interested applicants may be nominated directly by existing Fellows of the Royal Society. Fellow-led Nominations are fully supported by Faculty-based Research Office staff. As external letters of reference are required, interested applicants are encouraged to begin the preparation of files in advance of the expected launch date of the 2022 competition in September (deadline December 1, 2022).

We, therefore, encourage any LA&PS Faculty Member interested in preparing a nomination file to contact Max Dagenais at dagenam@yorku.ca, Research Facilitator, LA&PS, ASAP to discuss your file and available support for your submission.

 

Fulbright Grants in the US for Canadian Faculty Members- Competition Open

  • Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021, by 11:59 pm (EST)

Fulbright Canada recently announced a Call for Applications for its Canadian Scholar Awards 2022-2023 Program. This program strengthens binational collaborative research and promotes thoughtful public debate on topics that reflect the broad range of contemporary issues relevant to Canada, the United States, and the relationship between the two countries. There are two streams:

Check the Fulbright Grants Detailed Eligibility requirements here.

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Max Dagenais, Research Facilitator at dagenam@yorku.ca.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is by 9:00 am Thursday, November 11, 2021. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is no later than Monday, November 8, at 9:00 am.

 

Mitacs Business Strategy Internship Program

  • Value
    • $10K; the partner pays $5K and no university funds are required $15K; the partner pays only $7.5K and no university funds are required.
    • At $15K, participants have the option of using up to $5K for specified project costs or to top up the intern stipend.
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Deadlines: Rolling

Mitacs is accepting applications to its new Business Strategy Internship Program. This program allows students to apply their technical expertise to business challenges to support an organization’s innovative activities. A summary is provided below. The main objective is to enable the brightest students to undertake a collaborative internship with businesses or eligible not-for-profit organizations (NFPs). The award is open to students across all disciplines, from law to STEM to social sciences and humanities. If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Max Dagenais, Research Facilitator at dagenam@yorku.ca.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is by 9:00 am two (2) working days prior to submission to agency. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is by 9:00 am five (5) working days prior to submission to agency.

 

Mitacs Accelerate SME Discount

Mitacs has just launched a special SME discount call for the Accelerate program. Faculty members that are collaborating with a company/Not for Profit (NFP) that has fewer than 500 employees, can get a discounted rate for the company contribution. The main points of the program are:

  1. The contribution is $3,750+HST from the partner + $11,250 from Mitacs (instead of the standard $7,500+HST from partner and $7,500 from Mitacs) for a 4-6 month internship unit.
  2. Submission deadline is February 1st, 2022, or while quantities last.
  3. 1 discounted unit per named intern
  4. Partner has to be 1-499 employees, including NFPs

If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Max Dagenais, Research Facilitator at dagenam@yorku.ca.

 

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (PEG)

  • Value: $7,000 to $25,000
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Agency Deadline: December 15, 2021, March 15, June 15, and September 15,2022, at 12:00 PM (EST)

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (PEG) provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. To access an application form and full instructions, log into your SSHRC account. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact Max Dagenais, Research Facilitator, at dagenam@yorku.ca.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is by 9:00 am on the agency deadline. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is by 9:00 am two (2) working days prior to submission to agency.

 

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program 2021

  • Value Up to $150K
  • Duration 1 year
  • Deadlines: Monday, October 25, 2021

The NSERC RTI program aims to foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment. If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Emina Veletanlic, Grant Development Specialist at eveletan@yorku.ca.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is by 9:00 am two (2) working days prior to submission to agency. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is by 9:00 am five (5) working days prior to submission to agency.

 

NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate Grants

  • Value: Standard Alliance Option 1 values apply: min $20K/year – max $1M/year
  • Duration: Up to 5 years
  • Deadline: rolling

NSERC in partnership with Mitacs is pleased to announce a new joint initiative: NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate Grants that will support the R&D efforts of Canadian university researchers and their partners while supporting highly qualified personnel including students and/or postdoctoral fellows. The new opportunity is being offered through NSERC’s Alliance grants and Mitac’s Accelerate programs. If you have questions about this opportunity please contact Emina Veletanlic, Grant Development Specialist at eveletan@yorku.ca.

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is by 9:00 am two (2) working days prior to submission to agency. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is by 9:00 am five (5) working days prior to submission to agency.

 

NSERC - Alliance Grants: Option 2

  • Value: over $30,000 to $100,000 per year
  • Duration: 1 to 5 years
  • Deadline: No deadline

NSERC has released details about a new Alliance Option 2 two-pager that provides an overview of what the NSERC - Alliance Grants option 2 funding is all about. The projects should aim to address and are driven by an unmet societal need, meaning that the results matter not just to the partner organizations but also to the public. Refer to the NSERC resources page to access the best practices webinar, a summary of NSERC requirements and more. The results should be broadly shared in various formats, allowing even non-specialists outside the project to understand and use the results. Faculty members interested in applying should contact Emina Veletanlic, Grant Development Specialist, at eveletan@yorku.ca.

Learn more about NSERC - Alliance Grant option 2 (EN)

Learn more about NSERC - Alliance Grant option 2 (FR)

Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is by 9:00 am two (2) working days prior to submission to agency. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is by 9:00 am five (5) working days prior to submission to agency.


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