An Archive of Research Funding Opportunities for Faculty in the College of Education, the College of Law, and the Library at the University of Saskatchewan

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CFI Leader's Opportunity Fund Application Development Meeting

This is a reminder of the upcoming internal deadline for the October 2012 Leaders Opportunity Fund competition.  The LOF Implementation Plan and the 2012 Timelines are attached.  Please refer to the Application Process well in advance to ensure that enough time is allowed to complete all required documentation   (

Application Development Meeting
This is a reminder that anyone planning to submit a Leaders Opportunity Fund Application to CFI must attend the Application Development Meeting on Thursday April 12, 1:00 to 2:30 pm.  Potential Project Leaders and others who plan to attend should RSVP to   Facilitators and co-applicants are welcome to attend this presentation.

Regular LOF
Draft Applications for internal review (Step 6 of the Application Process) are due at NOON, July 13, 2012.

Please ensure that your eligible faculty members are aware of these dates.  Please note that the application process requires that the Project Leaders to develop the “Integration with the Strategic Research Plan” section in consultation with their Associate Dean Research.  Project Leaders must reference the Research Themes contained in the UofS Strategic Research Plan (

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the following in the Institutional Programs Office:
Marci Main, 966-1976 ( ), Programs Specialist
Julie Tsui, 966-2914 ( ), Financial Officer

Monday, April 2, 2012

Information Session on SSHRC Insight Grant

The Office of the Vice-President Research is hosting an informal SSHRC session to provide information specific to the Insight Grant program.  The format will consist of a panel of experienced and knowledgeable individuals including:
-          Drs. Gary Entwistle and Dwight Newman, SSHRC review committee members,
-          Fatima Bidas (via video conference), SSHRC Program Officer,
-          Nicole Benning, Grants Specialist,
-          Sarah Savage, Research Facilitator, and,
-          a successful applicant (TBA).

The first two hours will consist of the panel discussion, and questions and answer period.  The last hour is allocated for consultation and discussions with Linda McMullen, research facilitator(s), and/or grants specialist(s).

Session Facilitator:  Dr. Linda McMullen, SSHRC Lead
Date:                     April 27th
Time:                     9:00 – 12:00
Location:              EDUC31/Studio B

Please RSVP to Joni Aschim ( by April 23, 2012

Notification of Intent Deadline for 2012 Insight Grant Competition

The Notification of Intent (NOI) to apply for an Insight Grant is now mandatory. NOIs must be submitted directly by the applicants to SSHRC via the online system by August 15th, 2012. An applicant who has not submitted an NOI by this date will be ineligible to submit the full application in the October 2012 competition.

In addition to basic information, an applicant must submit a one-page Summary of the Proposed Research. This Summary must include:
•             the objectives of the research
•             the proposed methodology; and
•             the anticipated significance and impacts of the proposed research.

The NOI form will be available on SSHRC’s website by mid-June.

For more information on SSHRC’s Insight Grant Program, please review the SSHRC website at the following link:

CIHR Webinar on "The Art of Writing a CIHR Application"

CIHR Webinar: “Art of Writing a CIHR Application”

Back by popular demand, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will offer six webinar sessions on “The Art of Writing a CIHR Application” in April 2012. Last year, this webinar was offered exclusively to members of the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA) with immense success. Now, we are offering this webinar to the entire research community (including researchers and research institution staff who support researchers).

In this webinar, participants will learn some tips and get insights for writing a successful application for current competitions and programs offered at CIHR, from the planning stages through writing and submitting a CIHR application. (Please note that the technical aspects of how to apply using ResearchNet will NOT be covered in this webinar.)

Each 90 minute webinar will include approximately 45 minutes of presentation, plus 45 minutes of questions and answers from participants. Participants will also be provided with an electronic document containing application writing tips and insights not covered in the presentation.

To view the list of webinar sessions or to register for a session, go to the new Facilitated Online Session (Webinar) web page on the CIHR website -

Grants available from the IPHRC - Deadline April 15

The Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre is proud to announce two new grants for communities and researchers. Please see the information below and visit our website for full competition details at:

Note: The deadline for both funding opportunities is April 15th, 2012 so apply now.

1. Community Network Research Grant ($15,000 maximum value)

Description: IPHRC’s Community Network Research (CNR) Grant provides funding to complete community-based research projects focusing on Indigenous health.  In response to feedback expressing the need for such a program, the CNR grant promotes the principles of OCAP (Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession) and through direct community involvement, ensures relevant and appropriate research.

Eligibility: The funding is open to Aboriginal communities and health organizations in partnership with health –related researcher(s) with an academic or research appointment at a Saskatchewan university.  Both the researcher and community partner are equally co-principal applicants; however, the researcher would be the nominated principal applicant and, therefore, would assume administrative and financial responsibility for the grant.

Note: University of Regina applicants who have a solid plan to apply for national or SHRF grants will receive matching money from the Office of the Vice President - Research, University of Regina.

2. New Investigator Grant ($5,000 maximum value - U of R faculty applicants will have their funding topped up by the Office of the VP

Description: The New Investigator Grant is intended to assist university faculty in establishing independent health research programs within the province and achieving the research productivity necessary for obtaining major funding from national and other external agencies.

Eligibility: To be eligible, the principal applicant must:

- hold a faculty appointment at a Saskatchewan university, with the expectation and opportunity to undertake research, the right to hold research grants at the university, and the responsibility to supervise graduate students;
- have held the above faculty appointment for no more than three years as of July 1 in the application year;
- may not simultaneously be a graduate student, research fellowship holder or holder of any other training award, or an employee of a for-profit business;
- may not have previously held a New Investigator Grant from any granting agency, including IPHRC.

Note:  If funds are available, investigators who have held a faculty appointment for more than three years as of July 1 in the application year but who are new to the Aboriginal health research field will be considered.

Monday, March 26, 2012

SSHRC Insight Grant Information Session

The Office of the Vice-President Research is hosting an informal SSHRC session to provide information specific to the Insight Grant program.  The format will consist of a panel of experienced and knowledgeable individuals including Dr. Gary Entwistle, SSHRC review committee member, Fatima Bidas (via video conference), SSHRC Program Officer, and at least one successful applicant (TBA).

Date:                     April 27th
Time:                     9:00 – 11:00
Location:              EDUC31/Studio B

Please RSVP to Joni Aschim ( by April 23, 2012

SSHRC Connection Grants - New Funding Opportunity

Connection Grants funding opportunity

SSHRC continues implementation of its renewed program architecture with the launch of the Connection Grants funding opportunity. The description is now available on the SSHRC website at the following link: The application form and instructions will be available at the beginning of April.

The Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and outreach activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating.

SSHRC invites applicants who wish to conduct workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

•       disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;
•       scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
•       intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
•       international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges between researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

These grants are valued at $7,000 to $50,000, with higher amounts considered on an exceptional basis, over one year.  Starting in April 2012, SSHRC will accept applications on a continuous basis and will announce results normally within eight weeks from the date that SSHRC confirms receipt of the application.

Over the past three years, SSHRC has awarded an average of $6 million per year to support the types of events and outreach activities expected to be proposed and funded through the Connection funding opportunity. The approximate budget available for new awards in 2012-13 will be announced in spring 2012 under the Connection Program on SSHRC’s website.

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