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Departmental Research Fund February 15, 2023

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CIHR-IMHA Inclusive Research Excellence Prizes
This funding opportunity seeks to reward research excellence achieved in the broad IMHA mandate areas by awarding prizes in the form of a supplemental grant to support further research. The maximum amount per prize is $25,000 for up to 1 year, for a total of $25,000.

January 26, 2023: Sponsor Registration Deadline
February 23, 2023: Sponsor Application Deadline (MRA Required)

CIHR/WAGE National Women’s Health Research Initiative: Pan-Canadian Women’s Health Coalition - Hubs
As a first step in implementing the National Women's Health Research Initiative undertaken jointly by CIHR and Women and Gender Equality Canada, this funding opportunity will support the creation of several virtual hubs to form a Pan-Canadian Women’s Health Coalition. The maximum amount per grant is up to $210,000 per year for up to 4 years, for a total of $840,000 per grant.

February 1, 2023: Sponsor Application Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR Operating Grant: Evaluation of population-level interventions to reduce AMR
This funding opportunity will support projects evaluating domestic or international population-level interventions to reduce inappropriate antimicrobial use and prevent the spread of resistant pathogens in humans, animals and the environment. The maximum amount per grant is $150,000 per year for up to two years, for a total of $300,000 per grant.

February 2, 2023: Sponsor Application Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR - Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium
This funding opportunity will support 1 additional Research Team to join the two recently funded Research Teams and the Coordination and Knowledge Mobilization Centre (CKMC) in the Sleep Research Consortium focused on sleep hygiene and insomnia through the lifecycle. The maximum amount for this grant is $275,000 per year for up to 4 years, for a total of $1,100,000.

February 2, 2023: Sponsor Application Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR-JDRF Team Grant: CIHR-JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Screening Research Consortium
This funding opportunity will support the development of a single nationally coordinated research Consortium to explore key questions pertaining to the feasibility and acceptability of a general population T1D screening program in Canada. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $12,000,000, enough to fund 1 successful application at $3,000,000 per year for up to 4 years.

February 15, 2023: Sponsor Registration Deadline
March 14, 2023: Sponsor Application Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR - Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program
This funding opportunity seeks to support cutting-edge research on communicable diseases co-led by three principal investigators: one from Canada, one from Israel and one from an eligible low- and middle-income country (LMIC). SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research, studies, surveys, clinical trials, and work primarily aimed at informing public health policy are not eligible for funding. The maximum amount per grant is $500,000 for the PI from Canada, $500,000 for the PI from the LMIC, and $460,829 (NIS 1,300,000) for the PI from Israel over 4 years, for a total of $1,460,829 per team.

February 16, 2023: Sponsor Application Deadline (MRA Required)


CIHR Team Grant: Intervention Trial in Inflammation for Chronic Conditions
The goal of this funding opportunity is to improve the health outcomes of people living with, or at risk of developing, chronic conditions by advancing the repurposing, development, and optimization of innovative interventions. It is composed of two main types of grants: Research Team Grants and Knowledge Mobilization Hub. The maximum amount of funding varies with the type of grant.

March 2, 2023: Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Intent
March 6, 2024: Sponsor Application Deadline (MRA Required)




SSHRC Insight Development Grant 
Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. They enable the development of new research questions as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years with a value up to $75,000. More information can be found here

January 23, 2023: RSO MRA Deadline
January 30, 2023: Sponsor Deadline


2023 SSHRC Storytellers Contest
SSHRC has now launched its annual Storytellers Contest, a challenge directed to postsecondary students to creatively show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is impacting our lives. This contest is open to all students - graduate or undergraduate - enrolled at a Canadian postsecondary institution. More information can be found here.

January 30, 2023 by 11:59PM: Sponsor Deadline


SSHRC Partnership Grant 
Partnership Grants are intended for large teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors, to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in any of the disciplines eligible for funding at SSHRC and are valued up to $2.5 million. More information can be found here

January 30, 2023: MRA Deadline, administrative review for UofT Letter of Support
February 1, 2023: UTSC MRA Deadline
February 3, 2023: RSO MRA Deadline 
February 4, 2023: Online Submission Deadline
February 10, 2023: Sponsor Deadline


NCTR and SSHRC - Reconciliation Network in Response to Call to Action 65 Partnership Grant
In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Call to Action 65, the Reconciliation Network in Response to Call to Action 65 is a joint initiative between the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and SSHRC. This opportunity supports establishment of a national research program with multiyear funding to advance collective understanding of reconciliation. 
Please go to SSHRC's website for 
guidelines and application instructions

April 24, 2023 - deadline for RSO editorial review (optional)
May 3, 2023 - UTSC MRA deadline
May 5, 2023, 12PM - RSO MRA deadline
May 10, 2023, 12PM - Internal deadline for submission via the Convergence Portal 



NSERC Alliance Quantum Grants
Alliance International Quantum grants will provide support for researchers in Canada to establish and grow international research collaborations. This opportunity will provide up to $25,000 for one year to support Canadian academic researchers in initiating and developing research collaborations with international researchers from the academic sector in the areas of quantum science and quantum technologies. More information can be found here.

January 24, 2023: RSO MRA Deadline
January 31, 2023: Sponsor Deadline


NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience
The CREATE program supports the training of teams of outstanding students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, address significant scientific challenges associated to Canada's research priorities, and facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. More information including access codes for the information sessions can be found here

Information Sessions
February 9, 2023: 1:30-3:30PM (English)
February 10, 2023: 1:30-3:30PM (French)
Meeting Link 


OVPRI Faculty Research Awards Information Session
The Office of the Vice-Principal Research and Innovation (OVPRI) at UTSC, invites you to join our Research Awards Information Session, featuring colleagues who have been successful in receiving awards and honours. This session will discuss benefits of recognition as part of a research career trajectory, strategies for developing successful nominations, and awards and Honours support available to UTSC faculty. Please contact Amanda Mohabeer or questions.

February 15, 2023: 11AM-12PM
Register Here


NSERC Alliance Grants 
NSERC staff remain accessible to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and would also like to remind you of the resources that are available to support you in preparing an Alliance application. 

Option 1: Currently Open
Option 2: Currently Open

NSERC - Alliance Option 2 Updates - Increased Funding and Removal of Application Limits
NSERC-Alliance Grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. As of November 10, 2022, the funding limit request for Alliance Option 2 projects will increase to $1,000,000 per year. Additionally, there will no longer be a limit on the number of applications that researchers can submit. More information can be found here.


Information Sessions/Talks

Empowering Women in STEM Webinar
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission & the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre invite you to attend a free webinar on “Empowering Women in STEM - Experiences from UAE & Canada”. 

January 24, 2023: 10 EST
Register here


In Conversation with: Indigenization and Decolonization in Research and Innovation
In this session Dr. Nicole Kaniki will have a conversation with Sandi Wemigwase, the Indigenous Research Special Projects Officer at the Indigenous Research Network at the University of Toronto. They will discuss concepts of Indigenization and Decolonization from a research practice perspective and how researchers can implement considerations of these concepts, as well as the TRC Calls to Action in their research programs.

January 26, 2023: 11AM-12PM
Register Here


CRIS Webinar: What is a Data Management Plan and Why Do I Need One?
The Centre for Research Innovation & Support (CRIS) in collaboration with the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) is hosting a session on What is a Data Management Plan and Why Do I Need One? This workshop is intended to provide a basic overview of Data Management Plans (DMPs), a tool often used to lay a foundation for good research data management practices through the life of a research project and beyond. This workshop will cover the components of a typical data management plan and share resources available to support researchers and their teams to get started. 

January 26, 2023: 9:30-11AM

Session Information & Registration   


Inequity Speaker Series with Professor Dustin Duncan
"Data-Driven Approaches to Studying Neighborhoods and Health Inequalities"
The Data Sciences Institute Inequity Speaker Series features leading researchers who are using diverse data and data-driven approaches to understanding social inequities and empowering communities. More information can be found here.

January 27, 2023: 11AM - 12PM
Register Here


CIHR Webinar: Health System Impact Early Career Embedded Researcher Award
IHSPR and CIHR will be hosting an information session to provide interested applicants with information on the requirements of the Health System Impact Early Career Embedded Researcher Award funding opportunity and to answer questions on how to apply. Please note: you must register to attend this webinar.

January 31, 2023: 12-1PM ET
Link to Register


UTSC OVPRI Research Excellence Lecture Series – feat. Prof. Mark Campbell
“Doing the Knowledge: Preserving Hip-Hop Culture Beyond 'the Archive' ” featuring Professor Marl Campbell
This series features award-winning UTSC faculty presenting cutting-edge research, sharing innovations and discoveries that are advancing new knowledge and improving lives in Canada and around the world.  Reflecting the diversity of faculty accomplishments in the humanities, social sciences and physical and life sciences, and from both emerging and established scholars, this series will showcase UTSC’s innovative research environment.   

February 1, 2023: 11AM-12PM
Registration Link


MRF Initiative: A Makeover for MROL & FReD

Join staff from the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) for an introduction to the upcoming My Research Funds (MRF) system that will be replacing the current My Research On Line (MROL). The session includes a live demo of the new UTRAC (University of Toronto Research Account), which will replace the Funded Research Digest (FReD), and time for audience questions. 

February 2, 2023: 2-3PM
Session Information & Registration


BRN Research Workshop Series: Research Program Planning Workshop III
The BRN is hosting tri-campus knowledge sharing and practice workshops supporting the development of research program plans. Nicole Kaniki, director of EDI in research and innovation, alongside University of Toronto research officers, will lead a collaborative research planning session utilizing tools to develop three-to-five-year research program plans. Workshops are open to Black and Indigenous faculty, postdoctoral scholars, doctoral students and junior faculty/early-career researchers at UofT.

February 3, 2023: UTM Campus
February 10, 2023: UTSC Campus
March 3, 2023: St. George Campus
Registration Link


Other Links for Events:

Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) Events Calendar

University of Toronto Libraries Workshops and Events Calendar

Jackman Humanities Institute Events Page