RESEARCH BULLETIN: 17 NOVEMBER 2017

INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants Program

 

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC): Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) Funding Program

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: Pilot and Research Awards - Request for Applications

CIHR Operating Grant: Opioid Crisis Knowledge Synthesis

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Creating Opportunity and Independence Project Grants

Savoy Foundation: Research Grants

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF)

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada: Research Fellowship

SSHRC Connection Grant

Parkinson Canada: Various Funding Opportunities

 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC): Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) Funding Program

IRCC is currently looking to fund projects that will help them improve settlement services and better understand newcomer needs.

SDI Priorities:

  • Language acquisition: Testing models of language instruction in the workplace, as well as other language interventions to better understand which are most effective and efficient for language learning.
  • Employment: Supporting the economic integration of newcomers, in particular refugees, through interventions for improving newcomer employment outcomes and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of newcomers.
  • Youth support: Facilitating newcomer youth integration, especially for vulnerable youth, in particular focusing on well-being and mental health, labour market entry, higher education access, and 360 degree supports.
  • Harnessing volunteers and supporting capacity building in the settlement sector: Investments to support service provider organizations in harnessing volunteers and generating innovative approaches to improve service delivery efficiency and effectivenss and to better respond to newcomer needs.
  • Pay-for-performance: Testing of pay-for-performance models, in particular those focused on employment and language outcomes.
  • Newcomer well-being and programming to support vulnerable clients: Enhancing newcomer well-being, dignity and social connections, and other adapted programming to better meet the unique needs of vulnerable clients and communities (e.g., women, newcomers with disabilities, LGBTQ, seniors, visible minorities, etc.)
  • Research and analysis to drive innovation and/or understand user experience: Research that contributes to innovative service design and delivery solutions and/or results in a better understanding of newcomers' needs (e.g., surveys, interviews, participant observations, ethnographies, quasi-experimental design, behavioural economics, and nudge theory, etc.).

EOI DEADLINE: November 28, 2017 by 5:00pm.
AMOUNT: Not specified
FULL DETAILS: Click here


Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: Pilot and Research Awards - Request for Applications

Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide funding for investigators conducting bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Pilot Awards are intended for investigators who are requesting support for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that will build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding by SFARI or other organizations.

Research Awards are intended for investigators with demonstrated experience who are requesting support for compelling, high-impact research on an experimental hypothesis for which preliminary data have already been gathered.

AMOUNT: The maximum budget for a Pilot Award is $330,000 for two years. The maximum budget for a Research Award is $975,000 for three years.
LOI DEADLINE: December 1, 2017
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 26, 2018
FULL DETAILS: Click here


CIHR Operating Grant: Opioid Crisis Knowledge Synthesis

This funding opportunity will support reviews and syntheses to address the most urgent elements of the opioid crisis, including reducing opioid-related mortality rates, relevant to one or more of the four pillars of the Canadian drugs and substances strategy (CDSS).

The CDSS is a comprehensive, collaborative, compasssionate and evidence-based approach to drug policy. The four pillars of the strategy are:

  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Harm reduction
  • Enforcement

Applicants are also encouraged to critically assess the state of knowledge on biological and social determinants of opioid use, and/or on sub-populations in relation to the CDSS.

AMOUNT: The maximum amount for a knowledge synthesis is $110,000 and the maximum for a scoping review is $60,000.
DEADLINE: December 5, 2017
FULL DETAILS: Click here


SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Partnership Engage Grants 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. These grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other's unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

AMOUNT: $7,000 - $25,000
DEADLINE: December 15, 2017
FULL DETAILS: Click here


Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation

The mission of the PVA Education Foundation is to fund innovative educational projects that enhance the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) and/or increase the knowledge and effectiveness of health professionals in the SCI/D community.

The PVA Education Foundation supports six types of projects:

  • Consumer, Caregiver, and Community Education
  • Professional Development and Education
  • Research Utilization and Dissemination
  • Assistive Technology
  • Consumer Guides
  • Conferences and Symposia

AMOUNT: The maximum PVA Education Foundation project grant is $50,000 per year. The maximum conference or symposium grant is $15,000 per year. The minimum PVA Education Foundation project, conference or symposium grant is $10,000. All grants are for one project year.
DEADLINE: January 10, 2018 by 11:59 PM EST
FULL DETAILS: Click here


Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Creating Opportunity and Independence Project Grants

The objective of this program is to enhance quality of life for individuals and their families living with spinal cord injury (SCI) through grants to support innovative programs/projects that improve participation and independence. Areas of focus include: assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, and arts, sport and recreation.

AMOUNT: $25,000 - $100,000
LOI DEADLINE: January 12, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 27, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
FULL DETAILS: Click here


Savoy Foundation: Research Grants

Research grants will be available to clinicians and/or established scientists working on epilepsy or related subjects.

AMOUNT: $25,000
DEADLINE: January 15, 2018
FULL DETAILS: Click here


Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF)

OSRCF is a grant program that supports the government's vision to enable people in communities across Ontario to lead healthy, active lives. The fund increases opportunities for participation in sport and recreation, supports implementation of physical literacy as a foundation for lifelong physical activity and strengthens the community sport and recreation sector.

Universities are eligible to apply in the provincial stream for applied research projects that address emerging trends and priorities in the sport and recreation sectors. Applied research projects must address needs identified by sport and recreation practitioners and assist in addressing barriers that hinder participation in sport and recreation. Listed project partners must include sport and recreation practitioners who commit to using the research findings in the development of future initiatives and programs. For 2018-19, the OSRCF will give priority consideration to applied research projects focusing on physical literacy.

NOTE: Matching cash and in-kind contributions are required. Please see the website for complete details.
AMOUNT: Not specified.
DEADLINE: January 16, 2018 by 5:00 pm EST
FULL DETAILS: Click here


Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada: Research Fellowship

Fellowships are offered to find the cause of and cure for brain tumours while improving the quality of life for those affected and in recognition of the critical need for increased focus on brain tumour research.

Applications will be considered for Basic, Clinical or Translational Research as defined below:

Basic Research: Basic research involves the development of new concepts (i.e.) signaling pathways using an in vitro model. Basic science research is meant to increase our scientific knowledge base, with the intent of bettering our understanding of the cause and progression of brain tumours.

Clinical Research: This includes treatment trials, epidemiological studies, quality of life studies, outcomes, health services research or other patient-oriented research.

Translational Research: Translational is defined as pre-clinical research evaluating the therapeutic potential of recent discoveries in the basic mechanisms of either brain tumour pathogenesis or experimental therapeutics.

ELIGIBILITY: An eligible candidate will have his/her doctorate by January 1, 2018 and will have no more than three years postdoctoral laboratory experience by July 1, 2018.
AMOUNT: $50,000 per year for two years.
DEADLINE: January 26, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
FULL DETAILS: Click here


SSHRC Connection Grant

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.

AMOUNT: $7,000 - $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2017
FULL DETAILS: Click here


Parkinson Canada: Various Funding Opportunities

Pilot Project Grants

  • Pilot Project Program grants intent to foster novel, high-potential projects and ideas with a trajectory for major grants with larger granting institutions.
  • One-year duration
  • Maximum funding of $50,000

New Investigator Award Program

  • This program is for junior faculty in a Canadian university in the first 5 years of their career as a research scientist in Canada
  • Two-year duration
  • $45,000 per year

Basic Research Fellowship

  • Candidates must hold a doctoral degree and may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside or outside of Canada, or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada
  • Two-year duration
  • $40,000 - $50,000 per year

DEADLINE: February 1, 2018  by 5:00 PM EST
FULL DETAILS: Click here


SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants Program

The objective of this program is to provide assistance for attendance at national and international scholarly conferences for which the applicant is giving a paper, making a poster presentation, or featured at a solo or 2 person opening of an exhibition, a principal screening, premier performance of dance, theatre or musical production.

AMOUNT: Up to a minimum APEX or Charter Class airfare
DEADLINE: February 1, 2018
FULL DETAILS: Click here