May 9, 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:
Call for Nominations: 2021-2022 Dean's Awards for Distinction in Research
The Dean's Awards for Distinction in Research celebrate and honor distinction in research and the strengths of the Faculty’s research profile and reputation with the following specific objectives in view:
• To recognize and promote distinction in research, scholarship and/or creativity among LA&PS faculty members
• To enhance the prominence and reputation of LA&PS as a national leader in research in the social sciences, humanities, and liberal professional studies
• To recognize and promote excellent research practices that advance knowledge engagement with the wider community
• To recognize the advancement of social justice through research engagement
The categories of eligibility are as follows (Up to 2 awards in each category):
1. Emerging Researcher (up to the 10th year post PhD)
2. Established Researcher (10 or more years post PhD)
Deadline: May 23, 2022
Submission: Only complete nomination packages submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline will be considered. Please attach all supporting documents, as outlined in Guidelines, as a single PDF document.
For any questions, kindly connect with Keelan Atkinson at email@example.com.
CFR Panel on Solidarity and Liberation Beyond Borders: Palestine
The Centre for Feminist Research invites interested participants to a panel of activists and academics discussing Canada’s complicity in global imperialism and genocide in Palestine. Coinciding closely with the 74th anniversary of the Nakba - for Palestinians "the catastrophe" - the panel will address the Israeli state's colonial apartheid regime. Significantly, panelists will be asked to comment on the role and responsibility of the Canadian state in international human rights struggles. Speakers will include Palestinians at home and in exile and Jewish solidarity activists, discussing how the Palestinian struggle has become a lightning rod for both global oppression and global solidarity.
This event is co-sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices-Toronto, Independent Jewish Voices-York, Palestinian Solidarity Collective, Palestinian Youth Movement, and Showing Up for Racial Justice.
On 8th May 2033, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
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.
2022 Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity : York University Internal Process
The offices of the Vice-President of Research & Innovation (VPRI) and the Vice-President Equity, People and Culture (VPEPC) invite nominations for the Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity.
The three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (the agencies)—are pleased to launch the inaugural Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity. Awarded through the tri-agency Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP), the award will recognize significant and impactful contributions to increase the level of equity in the CRCP and Canada’s research ecosystem more broadly.
Any faculty member meeting the eligibility criteria below are eligible for nomination; it is not restricted to Canada Research Chairholders.
Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity
This award recognizes the significant and impactful contributions that Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Louise Forsyth, Glenis Joyce, Audrey Kobayashi, Shree Mulay, Susan Prentice, Michèle Ollivier and Wendy Robbins have made to increase the level of equity in the CRCP and Canada’s research ecosystem more broadly, by way of their 2003 Canadian Human Rights complaints and their concerted efforts in the mediation processes, which led to both the 2006 Settlement Agreement and its addendum in 2019.
The objectives of the annual Robbins-Ollivier Equity Award are to:
• fund bold and potentially game-changing projects that will challenge the status quo, spark change and take action to address persistent systemic barriers in the research ecosystem and academia;
• recognize faculty members who contribute their time, expertise and lived experience to help address inequities in their institution, the research ecosystem and academia; and
• provide opportunities for students and trainees to contribute to this important work.
The award provides a total of $100,000 over one year to a faculty member or a team of faculty members nominated by an eligible institution, to fund the implementation of bold and potentially game-changing projects led by the nominated individual or team that:
• contributes to the understanding of the persistence of systemic barriers in the nominating institution and/or the research ecosystem and academia more broadly; and
• identifies innovative measures that could be implemented to change the status quo and break down those barriers in the long term.
In addition to the award funding, VPRI and VPEPC will be providing matching funds of $100,000 to support the institution’s nominee.
To be eligible for nomination, the faculty member(s) must:
• be eligible to receive grant funding from the agencies. Institutional administrators who are eligible to hold grant funding from the agencies are also eligible to be nominated;
• be holding a full-time academic appointment at York University at the time of nomination and for the duration of the award; and
• be in good standing with CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC (e.g., they cannot have eligibility limits placed on them due to not meeting grant reporting requirements for the CRCP or have sanctions in place tied to the agencies’ responsible conduct of research policy).
Current and former Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are eligible, as are individuals who are not CRCs.
The CRCP is an institutional program and does not accept applications from or fund researchers directly. Nominations will be submitted to the funder by VPRI.
Further details on the selection criteria are available on the Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity website.
- June 6, 2022 :Faculties/individuals submit internal nominations to VPRI
- Early June : Joint review committee review
- Mid-June VPRI decisions and feedback provided to nominees
- July 25, 2022, 10am : Final submission to SIRI
- July 29, 2022 Funder deadline
For more information, please contact Ravi De Costa, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies and David Cuff, Director, Strategic Research and Partnerships ASAP, as Faculty approval is required to participate in the nomination process.
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.
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
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social, and research-based growth.
The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:
- attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
- develop their leadership potential
- position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow
Areas of research
- Health research
- Natural sciences and/or engineering
- Social sciences and/or humanities
|April to September 2022
|Applicants seek endorsement from host institution to apply, prepare and submit application (institutions may have internal deadlines).
|September 21, 2022
|Deadline for complete application submission
|October to December 2022
|Evaluation of applications
|Anticipated notification of results. Applicants will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
|April to October 2023
Value: $70,000 per year (taxable)
Duration: 2 years (non-renewable)
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.