April 25, 2022 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 email@example.com.
In this issue:
Arash Habibi: Foundations of Cybersecurity Awareness and Vigilance
School of Information Technology’s professor in cybersecurity, Arash Habibi Lashkari’s research focuses on enabling large-scale cybersecurity resiliency through industry partnerships, public education, and user awareness. His ongoing research project, “Understanding Cybersecurity Series (UCS)” focuses on improving cybersecurity awareness, to enable vigilance among users. The series aims to make information relating to cybersecurity accessible to people of all educational backgrounds. Lashkari believes that a cybersecurity awareness strategy which is available in different languages can encourage multi-directional growth for active industry professionals and developers; enabling a future cohort of youth, professionals, educators, and community stakeholders to become more involved in issues at the intersection of IT (Information Technology) system security and social responsibility. The series delivers cybersecurity datasets, cybersecurity open-source projects, cybersecurity online blogs, cybersecurity books, and related articles released periodically.
Professor Lashkari is a senior member of the IEEE and has been the recipient of 15 awards at international computer security competitions - including three gold awards - and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 150 Researchers for 2017. In 2020, Dr. Lashkari was recognized with the University of New Brunswick’s highly prestigious Teaching Innovation Award for his teaching methodology, “Think-Que-Cussion”, used to raise student curiosity.
Connect with Arash Habibi Lashkari to learn more about his work and collaborations.
Mehraneh Ebrahimi - War & Refugeedom: Stories that Save Lives
Department of English’s new professor Mehraneh Ebrahimi's research focuses on the impact of life-writing on giving voice and dignity to refugees. Her second book project entitled Refugee Literature: Dignity, Agency, and Voice in Iranian Exilic Life Writing has been supported by a SSHRC Explore and a LA&PS Minor Research Grant (MRG).
Covid-19, winter, and war have strangled the lifelines of more than eighty million forcibly displaced people around the world. In an attempt to trace the implications of aesthetics and politics, Professor Ebrahimi’s work steers away from desensitizing media portrayals of asylum seekers as needy throngs and instead highlights their heterogeneity and individual experiences.
Dr. Ebrahimi’s first book Women, Art, and Literature in the Iranian Diaspora introduces a triple lens for reading narratives of exile. She calls for a simultaneous engagement with the aesthetics, politics, and ethics of representing alterity.
Connect with Mehraneh to learn more about her research and collaborations.
Provostial Fellows Program
The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic has a call open for the next round of applicants to the Provostial Fellows Program. This program is open to all tenured faculty members who are interested in working directly with the Provost and relevant senior leadership on a project or initiative geared towards advancing the University Academic Plan, including York’s SDG Challenge. Indigenous faculty and those from equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply. The program is intended to give tenured faculty a chance to gain hands-on experience in University leadership.
Details on the program, how to apply and the relevant timelines can be found on the Provost & Vice-President Academic site.
Deadline : May 4, 2022
Critical Perspectives on Mental Health/Mad Studies Cluster Research Networking Event
On Friday, May 6th 2022 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm EST
Critical Perspectives on Mental Health/Mad Studies Cluster research networking event is the second research networking event showcasing the breadth of critical mental health and Mad scholarship happening at York University and beyond.
This virtual event is an opportunity for researchers to network across various disciplines doing similar work. It is being organized into 4 themes and each presenter will have 5 minutes to share their work. This will be followed by a discussion on other upcoming opportunities from the Cluster, including a call for articles for the second edition of Canada Watch: Special Edition of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health/Mad Studies and a discussion on submission of applications for VPRI supported ORU on Mad Studies.
The event will bring together researchers and those engaged in arts-based inquiry who identify their work as “critical” in the context of mental health/madness/Mad studies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access here a description of the external grants submission process and the two versions of the ORS checklist.
Reminder: Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research Clusters program : Round 2
The Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI) has launched Round 2 of its Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (CIRC)program.
Submissions to this internal grant program require approval of the Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies. Therefore, any Faculty Member who is interested in submitting an application should contact Associate Dean Ravi de Costa and David Cuff, Director, Strategic Research & Partnerships as soon as possible to discuss the proposed project prior to completing an NOI.
Please note that the Faculty will have an internal deadline for submission of mandatory NOIs. Key dates for submission are:
- Wednesday, May 4 @ 12 noon – LA&PS Internal Deadline for NOI – Notice of Intent due by email to email@example.com
- Monday, May 9 @ 4:30 pm – Notice of Intent (Faculty submission to VPRI)
- Wednesday, July 27 @ 4:30 pm – LA&PS Internal Deadline for Full Application – Completed Full Application due by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Friday, July 29 @ 4:30 pm – Full Application due (Faculty Submission to VPRI)
Important program documents and resources:
Essay and creative award opportunities
Teaching Assistants and Course Directors are encouraged to submit exceptional essays or creative projects to the Global Hong Kong Essay and Creative Project Award and/or the YCAR Undergraduate Asia Essay Award.
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.
National Killam Program Update
Beginning in April 2022, administration and delivery of the National Killam Program, which includes the Killam Prizes and Fellowships, will transfer from the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). With guidance from the National Killam Program Advisory Board and the broader research community, the Killam Research Fellowships have been renamed the Dorothy Killam Fellowships. The redesign of the Killam fellowships (PDF) centres on the principle of inclusive excellence and includes key considerations around the nomination process and knowledge mobilization.
April 26, 2022 - Opening of the 2023 National Killam Program cycle and Design Reveal
June 17, 2022 – Dorothy Killam Fellowship application deadline
June 30, 2022 – Killam Prize nomination deadline
If you're interested in applying, please reach out to email@example.com for more guidelines and support.
External Grants and Fellowships
Canadian Frailty Network: Springboard Grants Program – Early Career Researcher Competition
The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) in partnership with AGE-WELL, Perley Health and Sepsis Canada recently launched the 2022 Springboard Grant Program to co-fund early career researchers (ECRs) in Canada.
There are four funding streams in this competition:
- Proposals Solely Funded by CFN - Clinical studies, knowledge translation, implementational science, or quality improvement studies that investigate novel and innovative ways to improve the lives of older adults living with frailty are eligible for CFN funding.
- Proposals Supported by CFN and AGE-WELL - Proposals that support innovative early-stage, scalable research projects including pilot studies, feasibility studies, and novel approaches or post-discovery projects focused on implementation. Proposals must focus on the real-world use and impact of AgeTech solutions to improve the lives of older Canadians living with frailty and their caregivers.
- Proposals Co-Funded by CFN and Perley Health - Implementational science, translational or quality improvement studies that investigate novel and innovative ways to improve the lives of older adults and/or Veterans living with frailty in long-term care are eligible for funding. Submitted proposals must align with one or more of Perley Health’s Centre of Excellence research priorities. Studies must meaningfully integrate older Canadians and/or Veterans living with frailty and/or their families/caregivers in planning, designing and executing the study, and interpreting study findings.
- Proposals Co-Funded by CFN and Sepsis Canada - Proposals must generate new knowledge around the topics of rehabilitation, frailty, and sepsis. The proposed research program must involve the intersection of rehabilitation, sepsis and frailty and can include observational studies on this population, surveys, health services research, knowledge synthesis, or innovative approaches to improving clinical trial design and outcome measurements. The project must include a patient partner. The funding is not meant to complete funding for larger projects. See guidelines for further details.
- Applicants (Principal Investigators, PI) must be an ECR and must be eligible to receive grant funding from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC. There can be more than one PI per project; however, a lead PI known as the Project Leader (i.e., primary applicant) for the proposal must be identified.
- An ECR can only submit one application to this competition as the Project Leader. An ECR can be named as a team member on more than one proposal.
- Proposals Solely Funded by CFN: Up to $100,000
- Proposals Supported by CFN and AGE-WELL: Up to $50,000
- Proposals Co-Funded by CFN and Perley Health: Up to $100,000
- Proposals Co-Funded by CFN and Sepsis Canada: Up to $100,000
Duration : 18 months
|Mandatory Letter of Intent due at agency
|By 4:00pm ET on Monday, May 16, 2022
|Application due at ORS for full review
|By 9:00am on Monday, 4 July, 2022
|Final application and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for mandatory review
|By 9:00am on Thursday, 14 July, 2022
|Application due at agency
|By 4:00pm ET on Monday, July 18, 2022
If you're interested in applying, please contact Emina Veletanlic, Grant Development Specialist.
Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) - Call for Faculty Project Submissions
Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) is now accepting faculty project submissions for Summer 2023. GRI pairs faculty in Canada with international undergrads for 12-week research projects from May to October. The Globalink program builds global networks and experiences, and positions Canada as a top destination for innovation and research among international students.
- All disciplines are eligible
- Top-ranked senior undergrads travel from Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States
- Faculty can submit multiple projects and re-submit projects from previous years
Deadline: June 8, 2022 by 1pm PT.
Reminder: The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and SSHRC partner to advance Indigenous-led research
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) are partnering on a national research program to advance understanding of reconciliation.
The new partnership further responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s call to action 65 and supports Calls to Actions 71 to 76. The collaboration will foster research on reconciliation and residential schools, done by and with Indigenous communities. It will leverage the skills and knowledge of both parties—the NCTR's expertise and ability to safeguard the truths of Survivors, their families, communities and others affected by the residential school system; and SSHRC’s role to promote and support research and training in the humanities and social sciences.
This NCTR-SSHRC initiative is taking the form of a one-time funding opportunity, the Partnership Engage Grants—Residential Schools Joint Initiative (PEG RSJI). The PEG RSJI will support projects responding to a community’s need for planning, discussions, archival work or storytelling prior to, or in addition to, excavations or identifications on residential school sites in Canada. Projects can also focus on ground exploration, identification of sites and remains, repatriation of missing children from residential schools in Canada, or mapping and preservation of these sites, as judged appropriate by the community.
Value and duration
- Up to $1 million for the June 2022 Partnership Engage Grants competition to support projects related to residential schools.
- Grants are valued at a maximum amount of $50,000 per project for the duration of one year.
- A one-year automatic grant extension without additional funding is also available under this joint initiative.
PEG RSJI applications are subject to the general Partnership Engage Grants’ eligibility requirements.
Researchers can submit only one application to either Partnership Engage Grants or the PEG RSJI in the same competition (e.g., June 2022).
However, the following exceptions apply:
- Researchers who have already submitted a Partnership Engage Grants application in the current calendar year are still eligible to apply for a PEG RSJI grant; and
- Researchers can hold one Partnership Engage Grant (but not for the June 2022 competition), multiple Partnership Engage Grant COVID-19 Special Initiative awards and a PEG RSJI simultaneously.
Deadline : June 15, 2022
For more details, please visit Partnership Engage Grants—Residential Schools Joint Initiative (PEG RSJI) application process.
Special Call: The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) – Research for Postpandemic Recovery
- Mobilize Canadian-led research efforts in support of a more equitable, sustainable and resilient postpandemic reality
- Support a diverse portfolio of projects that directly address one or more of the research priorities outlined in the Roadmap (see the UN Roadmap), including any of the UN’s priorities and subpriorities, including but not limited to the “quick-win”, best-buy” and “game-changer” priorities.
Applications must demonstrate how they respond to the priorities laid out in the Roadmap. They may involve disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for funding across the three agencies. Eligible projects include short- and medium-term project, as well as discrete phases of longer-range research programs. All projects are expected to have demonstrate results/impact by the end of the grant period.
Projects are required to be interdisciplinary. To be considered interdisciplinary, a proposed research project must combine elements from at least two different disciplines (as defined by a group-level classification based on the Canadian Research and Development Classification). Projects are not required to cross the mandates of more than one federal research funding agency.
Applications for projects that are the same as or similar (in whole or in part) to applications have been submitted to or funded by any federal research funding agency programs, including other NFRF competitions, are not eligible and should not be submitted.
All project teams must include at least one expert in social, economic, or socio-economic research and/or implementation science among the principal investigators (NPI or co-PI) to reflect the socio-economic framework and goals of the UN Roadmap.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure that these grants support projects with a diversity of perspectives and aims, individuals may participate in only one application to this competition as either an NPI or co-PI or co-applicant.
Up to $250,000 per year (including indirect costs)
Researchers must include 25% in indirect costs in their applications on top of the direct costs of research.
Up to 2 years
Two-stage application process
- Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) stage
- Full Application stage
- Copy of NOI along with a fully signed ORS Checklist are due at ORS no later than 9:00am on Monday, April 25, 2022, in order for ORS to provide institutional approval and forward your NOI to NFRF by the Tuesday, April 26th agency deadline
- NOI due at agency – Tuesday, April 26, 2022
- Application due at ORS for full review – Monday, July 25, 2022
- Final application and fully signed ORS Checklist are due at ORS for a mandatory review no later than 12noon on Thursday, August 4, 2022 in order for ORS to provide institutional approval and forward your application to NFRF for August 9th deadline
- Application due at agency – Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Please contact the Faculty Research Office for information on their internal deadlines.
The 2022 competition of the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research
The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research is an annual national prize that provides funding to exceptional researchers who are affiliated with a Canadian academic or clinical research institution in the field of mental health and who are 45 years of age or younger, to encourage them to continue to pursue their research interests in Canada.
- The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research - Guidelines
- The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research - Application Form
The 2022 deadline date for applications is Friday July 15, 2022.
If you questions or would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Catalyst Grant : Crisis Line and App-based Support for Public Safety
The Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries in Public Safety Personnel (PTSI in PSP) initiative was announced in Budget 2018, with a commitment of $20 million over five years to support a new national research consortium between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT). This National Research Consortium builds the evidence base related to PTSI among PSP, under the guidance of a Public Safety Steering Committee (PSSC).
CIHR has completed two successful funding programs in this initiative; Catalyst Grants in Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI) among Public Safety Personnel (2019), and Mental Wellness in Public Safety Team Grants (2020).
Working with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the other groups above, CIHR has developed the third and final funding program under this initiative. This third funding program will include three funding opportunities following a hub-and-spoke model; beginning with the recently launched Research and Coordination Hubs for Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries in PTSI in PSP (2021) to establish two distinct research and coordination hubs (one each to support the two streams listed below). The overarching design of this program is to build the evidence base around proper support models for PSP suffering from PTSI, using an implementation science lens.
CIHR and partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.
- The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,000,000, enough to fund approximately 10 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to 1 year, for a total of $100,000 per grant.
- Of this $ 1,000,000:
- $ 500,000 is available to fund up to 5 applications relevant to the CSPS Crisis/Suicide Prevention Line
- $ 500,000 is available to fund up to 5 applications relevant to the “OnCall” App-based Peer-to-Peer Support.
- Registration Deadline : 19th May 2022
- Application Deadline: 21st June 2022
- Funding Start Date: 1st October 2022
Please visit Catalyst Grant : Crisis Line and App-based Support for Public Safety Application for more details. Contact Emina Veletanlic (email@example.com) if you are planning an application.
Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations (SQRC) - 2022-23 Support Program for the Canadian Francophonie
- Value and Duration
- Exploration mission – up to $7K per project
- Transfer of expertise – up to $10K per project
- Partnerships – up to $20K per year per project (maximum of $60K for a 3-year project)
- Initiatives by pan-Canadian organization – up to $50K per year per project (maximum of $150K for a 3-year project)
- Deadlines: check the SQRC website for specific deadlines
The Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations (SQRC) recently announced a Call for Projects for the 2022-23 Support Program for the Canadian Francophonie (PAFC). The program supports different types of projects, classified into four components:
- Exploratory mission
- Transfer of expertise
- Initiatives by pan-Canadian organizations
If you have questions about this opportunity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review Ten (10) business days prior to submission to the agency. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is no later than 3 business days prior to ORS deadline at 9:00 am
Gerda Henkel Foundation - Call for Applications on Forced Migration
- Value: Funding will cover associated costs for personnel, travel, acquiring relevant materials, and/or other necessary expenses.
- Duration: Not stated
- Deadlines: due at agency Wednesday, June 15, 2022
The Gerda Henkel Foundation has launched a new funding program on “Forced Migration.” The program is aimed at researchers across several disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, Law, and Economics.
If you have questions about this opportunity please contact email@example.com
The Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review on June 1, 2022. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is no later than 3 business days prior to ORS deadline at 9:00 am.
NSERC Alliance International Grants
- Catalyst Grants - $25K
- Collaboration Grants - $100K/year
- Catalyst Grants – 1 year
- Collaboration Grants – Up to 3 years
- Deadlines: no deadline
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced the Alliance International grants, a new funding stream to support Canadian university researchers working with leading international academic researchers to establish and grow international research collaborations and projects of global importance that will generate benefits to Canada. the Objectives are to provide support for researchers in Canada to work with leading international researchers from the academic sector, and to establish and grow international research collaborations and projects that have a high potential for impact in NSE disciplines.
Faculty members interested in applying should contact Emina Veletanlic, Grant Development Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mandatory internal deadline for ORS review 15 working days before submission to the agency. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is no later than 3 business days prior to ORS deadline at 9:00 am.
Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative
- Value: $7K - $25K for Events | $7K - $50K for Outreach activities
- Duration: 1 year
- Agency Deadline: May 1, August 1, November 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 email@example.com.
The 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 the agency deadline at 9:00 am.
SSHRC Connection Grants
- Events: $7,000 to $25,000
- Outreach activities: $7,000 to $50,000; higher amounts can be considered if well justified
- Duration: 1 Year
- Deadline: May 1, August 1, November 1, February 1 (8 p.m. EST)
Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities. If you have questions about this opportunity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (PEG)
- Value: $7,000 to $25,000
- Duration: 1 year
- Agency Deadline: June 15, and September 15, December 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 have questions about this opportunity please contact email@example.com.
The 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 the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mandatory internal deadline for ORS review is by 9:00 am two (2) working days prior to submission to the agency. The recommended LA&PS internal deadline for faculty review is by 9:00 am five (5) working days prior to submission to the 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 email@example.com.
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.