University of Saskatchewan

July 26, 2014   

Important Dates & Funding Deadlines

Funding Opportunities without deadlines

Program:India Partnership Development Activities
Description:Funding level: Up to CDN$25,000 These Partnership Development Activities may take the forms of scientific seminars, conferences, symposia and workshops, as well as activities that involve exchanges of scientists, technical experts and academics. Priority areas: Alternate Energy and Sustainable Environmental Technologies Biotechnology, Health Research, Medical Devices Earth Science and Disaster Management Information and Communications Technologies Nanoscience/Nanotechnology Requirements: • Proposed Partnership Development Activities must include participants from both countries; • Applications will be strengthened by the inclusion of participants from both academia and industry. • Activities should provide the opportunity for young researchers to participate; • Proposals should identify the objectives of the activity and how the activity fits into the applicants’ strategic plans for collaboration with the partner country; and • Participation from countries other than India and Canada will also be allowed
Funding Agency: International Science and Technology Partnerships - Canada
Funding Agency Deadline Note: Applications are processed and evaluated in batches every 6 to 8 weeks and the evaluation process will take an extra 4 to six weeks.
Website:http://www.istpcanada.ca/ProductsServices/IndiaProgram/IndiaPDA/index.html
U of S Contact:Le Li, 966-1687, le.li@usask.ca
Internal Deadline:Former recipients are willing to share their proposals. For further information and support please contact Le Li, listed below.

Program:Special Research Opportunity
Description:The Special Research Opportunity (SRO) program supports unique, emerging research opportunities that are timely, urgent, high-risk or have a strong potential for breakthrough that will be of substantial benefit to Canada. The program also supports pre-research activities to investigate and develop potential new collaborative projects necessary to respond to these national and international opportunities.
Funding Agency: NSERC
Funding Agency Deadline Note: No deadline.
Website:http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/index_eng.asp
U of S Contact:Research Services, 966-8576 (research.services@usask.ca)
Internal Deadline:

July 2014

Program:Belmont Forum Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability
Deadline:July 31, 2014
Description:The Belmont Forum seeks to bring together integrated teams of natural scientists, social scientists, and stakeholders to develop projects that utilize existing Arctic observing systems, datasets and models to evaluate key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region across one or more of four possible themes. 1-The natural and living environment – focusing on in-depth understanding of the nonlinear physical and biological interactions within the Arctic. 2-The built environment and infrastructures – including but not limited to housing and transportation structures, energy, and communications technologies, climate-resilient materials, and sustainable observing designs. 3-Natural resource management and development – comprising drivers and impacts both in natural and human systems, within the Arctic and interaction with the rest of the world, including food and water security. 4-Governance – addressing the interactions between actors and organizations that govern the future of the Arctic, from local and tribal to international scale, and their impacts on the natural environment. Proposal requirements: All calls require eligible participants from three or more countries (please see participation requirements and national annex documents for more details). All proposals must integrate across the natural sciences and social sciences and should include an interdisciplinary, multinational approach, demonstrate strong relevance for user needs, and examine a variety of coupled interactions and feedbacks among relevant systems. Proposals should also include end-users, policy-makers or other relevant stakeholders and should include science products, which are directly applicable, available and usable to relevant stakeholders. Engagement of community participants or other stakeholders in the planning, design, and completion of the research is necessary. Proposers should also describe how information generated in the course of the project will be captured, stored and managed. Plans for longer-term archiving of data should be detailed, as should the communication plans to make the scientific and stakeholder communities aware of available data, products, and relevant findings. Types of proposals: The Belmont Forum will support three complementary types of proposals. 1. TYPE 1: Small collaboration grants up to 200,000 Euros each and have a maximum duration of 3 years. 2. TYPE 2: Small synthesis grants up to 500,000 Euros each and have a maximum duration of 3 years. 3. TYPE 3: Research grants up to1,000,000 Euros each and have a maximum duration of 5 years. NSERC’s contribution to this call will focus support on its national priorities for Arctic research: Resource Development, Exercising Sovereignty, Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change, and Strong and Healthy Communities. To align with these priorities, Canadian support will be directed towards research that falls under the first three themes of the Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action (CRA): the natural and living environment; the built environment and infrastructures; and natural resource management and development. NSERC has set aside up to C$300,000 per year over three years for this initiative, with funding of up to $50,000 per project over three years. Consistent with the Belmont Forum aims of leveraging members’ existing commitments, NSERC will only support scientific activities that demonstrably build upon ongoing investments of the type described under the CRA. NSERC will provide direct funding to eligible Canadian researchers to participate in Type 1: Small collaboration grants and Type 2: Small synthesis grants related to their activities in funded projects in the natural sciences and engineering, but not for the actual research costs. Collaboration with social scientists is also required, and NSERC will provide funding of up to 30% of the total in order to support this collaboration.
Funding Agency: NSERC
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:https://bfgo.org/calls/index.jsp#arctic2014
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

August 2014

Program:IDRC Research Awards
Deadline:August 05, 2014
Description:IDRC offers these research awards annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university. As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted to the competition and receive hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective. Eligibility: • You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country. • You must be currently enrolled at a recognized university at the master's or doctoral level OR have completed a master's or doctoral degree at a recognized university. These awards may be part of an academic requirement. • Your proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries. • Candidates cannot receive any other Canadian government scholarship, award, subsidy, bursary, or honorarium, or hold any federal government contract in support of a research/work project for the duration of the award. • If you are a non-Canadian residing, relocating, or studying in Canada and are recommended for an award, you will need a valid work permit before working at IDRC. Duration: January – December 2015 (minimum 6 months to a maximum of 12 months). Based in Ottawa, Canada (Select placements may be located in one of IDRC's Regional Offices.) Budget: CA$39,000-CA$45,000 (salary for one-year, paid internship) Awardees are considered to be full-time employees of IDRC. Benefits include contributions to Employment Insurance, Employer Health Tax, the Canada Pension Plan, and 4% of salary in lieu of vacation leave. Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of CA$10,000. Please note: At this time, IDRC is not supporting awards that involve research in • Cuba • Iran • Iraq • Korea (People's Democratic Republic of) • Somalia • Eastern Europe • Central Asia
Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre IDRC
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx?CompetitionID=81
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

Program:Visiting Research Fellowship Program - Azerbaijan
Deadline:August 15, 2014
Description:The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan is pleased to announce the “Visiting Research Fellowship Program” that is being offered through the Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA). This fellowship is offered at one of three research institutions that support fellows (scholars) by providing excellent conditions for conducting research and by establishing a strong network of academics countrywide. The three research institutions are as follows: - The Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM) www.sam.gov.az; - The Research and Development Centre – The Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan www.cbar.az; - The Institute of Human Rights, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences www.ihr-az.org; 1- The Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM): Sessions / approximate dates Application deadline 1st session: 15 January – 15 April 15 December 2nd session: 15 April – 30 June 15 March 3rd session: Normally not available. Could be arranged under special request. 4th session: 15 September – 15 December 15 August 2- The Research Center of the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sessions / approximate dates Application deadline 1st session: 15 January – 15 March 15 December 2nd session: 15 April – 15 June 15 March 3rd session: 15 July – 15 September 15 June 4th session: 15 October – 15 December 15 September 3- The Institute of Human Rights - Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Sessions / approximate dates Application deadline 1st session: 15 January – 15 April 15 December 2nd session: 15 April – 30 June 15 March 3rd session: 1 July – 15 September 15 June 4th session: 15 September – 15 December 15 August Research Services Compliance Review Deadline: Five business days prior to the external submission deadline (please submit a copy of your application along with the completed Research Services Intake Form and Supplementary Signature Page) Candidates having academic interest in the Caspian Sea region and Azerbaijan are welcome to apply. Eligible applicants must either already possess or be enrolled in a PhD program. Preference will be given to those whose research background and interests match with the selected topic. The program has several sessions over the course of the year, for durations of three months. All expenses related to the Fellowship Program are covered by AIDA. For further information please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan: Mr. Arif Mammadov: arif.mammadov@azembassy.ca,613-288-0497 ext. 248
Funding Agency: Azerbaijan International Development Agency
Funding Agency Deadline Note: See below for various deadlines
Website:www.cbar.az
U of S Contact:Le Li, International Research Facilitator - le.li@usask.ca
Internal Deadline:

Program:Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline:August 19, 2014
Description:• Two-year fellowship valued at $115,000 (plus $15,000 non-cash value in training) • Customized training in professional and R&D management skills • Long-term research project with a private-sector partner • Open to all disciplines • Letter of Intent Deadline: August 6, 2014, at 5:00 pm PST
Funding Agency: MITACS
Funding Agency Deadline Note: LOI deadline, August 6, 2014
Website:http://www.mitacs.ca/elevate?utm_source=call&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Elevate-GRI2015-CAURA-Jun42014
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

Program:Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline:August 28, 2014
Description:By August 13, 2014, you must: - request a password at https://extranet.hfsp.org, - obtain a reference number for the application: log in and select either the Long-Term or the Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship program HFSP fellowships are for three years. Fellows may choose to stay for up to three years in the host country or use the last year of their fellowship to return to their home country or to move to another HFSPO member country. Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work. Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences), who have had limited exposure to biology during their previous training. The member countries are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus (EU part), the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
Funding Agency: Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
Funding Agency Deadline Note: The fellowship initiation deadline is August 13, 2014
Website:http://www.hfsp.org/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/guidelines
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

September 2014

Program:Visiting Research Fellowship Program - Azerbaijan
Deadline:September 01, 2014
Description:The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan is pleased to announce the “Visiting Research Fellowship Program” that is being offered through the Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA). This fellowship is offered at one of three research institutions that support fellows (scholars) by providing excellent conditions for conducting research and by establishing a strong network of academics countrywide. The three research institutions are as follows: - The Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM) www.sam.gov.az; - The Research and Development Centre – The Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan www.cbar.az; - The Institute of Human Rights, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences www.ihr-az.org; 1- The Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM): Sessions / approximate dates Application deadline 1st session: 15 January – 15 April 15 December 2nd session: 15 April – 30 June 15 March 3rd session: Normally not available. Could be arranged under special request. 4th session: 15 September – 15 December 15 August 2- The Research Center of the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sessions / approximate dates Application deadline 1st session: 15 January – 15 March 15 December 2nd session: 15 April – 15 June 15 March 3rd session: 15 July – 15 September 15 June 4th session: 15 October – 15 December 15 September 3- The Institute of Human Rights - Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Sessions / approximate dates Application deadline 1st session: 15 January – 15 April 15 December 2nd session: 15 April – 30 June 15 March 3rd session: 1 July – 15 September 15 June 4th session: 15 September – 15 December 15 August Research Services Compliance Review Deadline: Five business days prior to the external submission deadline (please submit a copy of your application along with the completed Research Services Intake Form and Supplementary Signature Page) Candidates having academic interest in the Caspian Sea region and Azerbaijan are welcome to apply. Eligible applicants must either already possess or be enrolled in a PhD program. Preference will be given to those whose research background and interests match with the selected topic. The program has several sessions over the course of the year, for durations of three months. All expenses related to the Fellowship Program are covered by AIDA. For further information please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan: Mr. Arif Mammadov: arif.mammadov@azembassy.ca,613-288-0497 ext. 248
Funding Agency: Azerbaijan International Development Agency
Funding Agency Deadline Note: See below for various deadlines
Website:www.cbar.az
U of S Contact:Le Li, International Research Facilitator - le.li@usask.ca
Internal Deadline:

Program:Saving Brains – Scaling Impact
Deadline:September 08, 2014
Description:Grand Challenges Canada is seeking bold ideas with big impact for products, services, policies and implementation models that protect and nurture early childhood brain development in a sustainable manner in low- and middle-income countries. Project Types Grand Challenges Canada funds a variety of project types, including but not limited to: • Products, including diagnostics, drugs, medical devices/equipment, information and communication technologies • Services, including education or training programs and health care delivery systems • Implementation models, including financial or business models, policies, and social enterprises. Of particular interest to Grand Challenges Canada are sustainable social enterprises that support early brain development. Areas of Interest: Projects should address major risks to early brain development that would be relevant to the target population, which might include: • Child neglect, abuse or maltreatment • Exposure to contaminants/pollutants • Exposure to violence, including community violence and intimate partner violence • Inadequate stimulation and/or learning • Infection • Malnutrition • Maternal mental health conditions • Pregnancy complications • Newborn health, including intrauterine and neonatal insults • Sensory impairments • Toxic stress Of particular interest to Grand Challenges Canada are innovations to target: • Child neglect, abuse or maltreatment • Exposure to violence, including community violence and intimate partner violence • Barriers that limit the scale, sustainability and quality of service delivery by frontline workers Funding Level Grand Challenges Canada expects to fund proposals through two funding streams: seed grants (up to $250,000 CAD each over a maximum of 18 months) and transition-to-scale funding (up to $1 million CAD in matched funding over a maximum of three years through a grant, a non-grant (e.g. repayable loan or equity stake), or a combination of the two). Indirect costs: 12% Canadian applicants must apply with a co-Project Lead primarily affiliated with an institution in an eligible low- or middle-income country and a majority (greater than 50%) of the budget must be spent in the partner country in order to be eligible. (Please follow the link below for Request for Proposals, page 22 Appendix A: list of eligible countries.)
Funding Agency: Grand Challenges Canada
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:http://www.grandchallenges.ca/saving-brains/
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

Program:MS Scientific Research Foundation Multi-centre Collaborative Team Grant: Call for Letters of Intent
Deadline:September 08, 2014
Description:The Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation (MSSRF) has opened its 2014 Multi-centre Collaborative Team Grant competition. The Team Grant supports innovative and transformative research led by Canadian scientific and clinical experts in collaboration with world-leaders in the MS field. Outcomes resulting from this work will lead to major advances in understanding and treating MS. Interested applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent.
Funding Agency: Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation (MSSRF)
Funding Agency Deadline Note: The LOI application deadline is Monday September 8, 2014 at 23:59 EDT.
Website:https://beta.mssociety.ca/information-for-researchers/mssrf-collaborative-team-grant
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

Program:Research Programme on Biological Resources in Agriculture Research Fellowships and Conference Sponsorship
Deadline:September 10, 2014 11:59 pm
Description:The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for funding international conferences (such as workshops, congresses and symposia) and research fellowship grants in 2015 is now open. Applicants must be nationals or residents of one of the countries participating in our Programme. Research Fellowships: Applications are invited from research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries and who would like to conduct research projects abroad, in another member country of the Co-operative Research Programme. The aim of the Research Fellowships is to strengthen the international exchange of ideas and increase international mobility and co-operation among scientists working in these areas. Applications should fit into one of the three following research themes: • The Natural Resources Challenge • Sustainability in Practice • The Food Chain Conference Sponsorship: Applications are invited from research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries for funding towards a conference (or workshop, symposium, etc) to take place in a member country of the Co-operative Research Programme. The aim of the Conference Sponsorship scheme is to inform policy makers, industry and academia of current and future research, scientific developments and opportunities in these areas. Applications should fit into one of the three following research themes: • The Natural Resources Challenge • Sustainability in Practice • The Food Chain
Funding Agency: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Funding Agency Deadline Note: Paris time
Website:http://www.oecd.org/tad/crp/researchfellowshipsandconferencesponsorship-co-operativeresearchprogramme.htm
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:

Program:Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange - Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants
Deadline:September 15, 2014
Description:The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange will consider applications from institutions for grants to hold conferences, workshops, or seminars on specific subjects related to the Foundation’s goals and objectives. Applicants are urged to seek matching funds. Applicants should submit the names of all participants, as well as titles of papers to be presented. The academic background of the participants and the significance of the meeting will be key factors in the evaluation process. Budgets for conferences should not exceed $25,000. In principle, the Foundation does not provide funding for annual meetings. All applications must include the following items, in the order listed below: 1. Project abstract. 2. A detailed itemized budget (If this sum is to be supplemented by matching funds, please include this information in the budget). 3. A description of the proposed project of no more than 7 pages in length. 4. Curriculum vitae of the project director and all co-directors, including lists of publications over the last five years that are related to the proposed project. 5. Letters of support from the applicant(s) and participating institution(s). IMPORTANT INFORMATION 1. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. 2. Funding is not provided for capital equipment (including computers and printers), building design, construction, or maintenance. 3. Funding is not available for university administrative costs including overhead or endowments. 4. The Foundation does not subsidize administrative expenses or the purchase of equipment. 5. Foundation funds can only be transferred to and managed by institutional accounts. Letters of support from the applicant's institution must express the institution's willingness to comply with these procedures. 6. An applicant who already has a two-year research grant is not eligible to apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars that would run concurrently with the research grant. The research grant must end before an applicant can apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars. 7. The Foundation encourages applications with matching funds from other sources. 8. It is strongly recommended that the scholars whose projects focus explicitly on cross-cultural or comparative studies should apply for the ACLS/CCK Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society grant. This program can be found at: https://www.acls.org/programs/chinese-culture/. 9. Applicants may NOT apply for the CCK Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grant and ACLS' Comparative Perspectives on Chinese and Society Grant at the same time. 10. The Foundation reserves the right to post project abstracts and reports on its websites. APPLICATION PROCEDURES 1. All applications must be submitted to the Foundation’s online application database. E-mail and paper applications will not be accepted. The online application database is available annually from August 1 to September 15 and December 1 to January 15 of the following year (to start the application process, please click here). 2. The Foundation will initially direct all messages and correspondence about the applications to respective project directors. If a grant is approved, the CCK Foundation, in most cases, will then correspond with the university's grant administrator to arrange payments over the period of the grant. 3. The Foundation does not provide a written critique for unsuccessful applications. DEADLINE 1. The deadlines for Conference and Seminar Grant applications are: September 15—for Conferences and Seminars from January through June of the following year. January 15—for Conferences and Seminars from July through December of the same year. 2. Final results for applications made before September 15 are announced in late December. Results of applications submitted for the January 15 deadline are announced in early June.
Funding Agency: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:http://www.cckf.org.tw/index-e.htm
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

Program:Norwegian “Project funds for North America”
Deadline:September 16, 2014
Description: The project funds are provided through the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research’s North America Strategy for Higher Education Cooperation (2012-2015). The Strategy includes a goal of connecting collaboration in higher education between Norwegian and North American institutions to enterprises in the public and private sectors. This call is directed towards encouraging such collaboration, and all applications must include this perspective. The aims of the project funds are: • To contribute to the development of institutional partnerships through academic collaboration between higher education institutions in Norway and North America • To promote higher education cooperation with the US and Canada related to collaboration with or involvement of enterprises in the public and private sectors • To contribute to increased mobility of students and staff between Norway and North America. Higher education collaboration that includes collaboration with or involvement from enterprises in the public and private sectors is the focus and priority of the call. Funding level: A total of 2.4 million Norwegian kroner (NOK) is available through the call. The maximum allocation per project is NOK 200,000 (approximate $36,300 CAD). The project period is January 1, 2015 – August 1, 2016.
Funding Agency: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:http://www.siu.no/eng/Front-Page/Programme-information/North-America-and-the-High-North/Project-funds-for-North-America
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:September 9, 2014

October 2014

Program:Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange - Research Grants
Deadline:October 15, 2014
Description:Scholars at academic institutions are eligible to apply for the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation’s research grants. Researchers focusing on the social, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan. Research grants are usually given for no more than two years. The budget for research grants does not include salary for the researcher except for summer salary calculated at 1/9 of the scholar’s annual salary. An average research grant might also include costs for research assistants, living costs, and travel expenses. To assist you with your research budget, you may wish to use the following guidelines for living costs abroad: 1. First month $120 a day 2. Thereafter $60 a day 3. Round trip costs from the East coast to East Asia are approximately $1,500. Research grant applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: 1. The long-term impact of the proposed project 2. The importance of the proposed project in its field 3. Originality and feasibility 4. Collaboration with other scholars All applications must include the following items, in the order listed below: 1. Project abstract. 2. A detailed itemized budget (If this sum is to be supplemented by matching funds, please include this information in the budget). 3. A description of the proposed project of no more than 7 pages in length. 4. Curriculum vitae of the project director and all co-directors, including lists of publications over the last five years that are related to the proposed project. 5. Letters of support from the applicant(s) and participating institution(s). IMPORTANT INFORMATION 1. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. 2. Funding is not provided for capital equipment (including computers and printers), building design, construction, or maintenance. 3. Funding is not available for university administrative costs including overhead or endowments. 4. The Foundation does not subsidize administrative expenses or the purchase of equipment. 5. Foundation funds can only be transferred to and managed by institutional accounts. Letters of support from the applicant's institution must express the institution's willingness to comply with these procedures. 6. With the exception of Senior Scholar Grants, the Foundation does not supply funding for the salaries for project directors or co-directors. 7. The Foundation does not fund library acquisitions. 8. An applicant who already has a two-year research grant is not eligible to apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars that would run concurrently with the research grant. The research grant must end before an applicant can apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars. 9. The Foundation encourages applications with matching funds from other sources. 10. The Foundation reserves the right to post project abstracts and reports on its websites. APPLICATION PROCEDURES 1. Applications must be submitted to our online application database. E-mail and paper applications will not be accepted. Applications may be submitted every year from August 1 to October 15 (to start the application process, please click here). 2. The Foundation will initially direct all messages and correspondence about the applications to respective project directors. If a grant is approved, the CCK Foundation, in most cases, will then correspond with the university's grant administrator to arrange payments over the period of the grant. 3. The Foundation does not provide a written critique for unsuccessful applications.
Funding Agency: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation
Funding Agency Deadline Note: 1. The application period for this type of grants is from August 1 to October 15. Applications after October 15 will not be accepted. 2. A list of grant recipients will be announced in early June of the year following the October deadline.
Website:http://www.cckf.org.tw/index-e.htm
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

Program:German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Visit Grant & Arts Study Visit For Faculty (duplicate record)
Deadline:October 15, 2014
Description:DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecture tours or extended guest professorships.
Funding Agency: German Academic Exchange Service
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:https://daad.org/?p=researchvisit
U of S Contact:Le Li, International Research Facilitator @ 966-1687 or le.li@usask.ca
Internal Deadline:October 8, 2014

November 2014

Program:Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
Deadline:November 03, 2014
Description:This award provides $500,000 over a period of five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where human and microbial systems connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of this encounter: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones. Areas of particular interest include: • Cell/Pathogen interactions—studies of host responses at the cell surface, cell signaling in response to infection, microbial persistence in host cells, and other work. • Host/Pathogen interactions—studies of how host genetics influences resistance and susceptibility to infection, innate and adaptive immune responses to microbes, pathogen modulation of the immune system, and other work. • Novel routes to disease causation—studies of the role of infectious agents in the etiology of chronic, autoimmune, and immunologic diseases, and other work. Approaches that fit into these frameworks might include the study of host susceptibility to particular pathogens, host resistance to chronic or acute disease, or basic studies of infectious microbes—as long as the work is oriented toward understanding how the organism and host interact. Virulence factors, immune mechanisms, and genetic studies in microbes and the host all provide fertile ground for this kind of study. Nominating institutions should note that research on under-funded and under-studied organisms is especially of interest: proposed work in well-funded systems may be viewed as less relevant to the program’s goals. Candidates will generally have an M.D., D.V.M., or Ph.D. degree. (References to degrees include all types of medical and scientific doctoral level degrees.) BWF particularly encourages human health-relevant applications from veterinary scientists. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada at the time of application. Burroughs Wellcome Fund staff will hold three conference calls between August and October, 2014 for applicants relatively new to preparing faculty-level grants and for interested administrators. The conference call time and dates are: Dates: August 19 - September 16 - October 14 Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Dial in number for all calls: 800-311-9406 Passcode for all calls: 81114
Funding Agency: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/infectious-diseases/investigators-pathogenesis-infectious-disease
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

Program:Norwegian “High North Programme 2013-2018”
Deadline:November 05, 2014
Description:The High North Programme supports collaboration between higher education institutions in Norway and institutions in Canada, China, Japan, Russia, the Republic of Korea and the United States in order to increase knowledge about the High North (including climate change, the environment, resources, transport/logistics, economy and issues relating to indigenous peoples). The High North is defined as the circumpolar arctic, including the Barents region. Support may be given to joint activities such as: • Student and staff mobility (including student internships or work placements) • Joint seminars, workshops and similar activities involving both researchers and students from participating institutions • Development of joint courses (including intensive courses), study programmes or degrees • Joint teaching and supervision • Publication and dissemination Higher education collaboration is the focus and priority of the call. The programme has three project categories: Long term projects: Each project may apply for up to NOK 2 million (approximate $363,400 CAD) for a four year period. Limited project activities: Each project may apply for up to NOK 300,000 (approximate $54,500 CAD) for a two year period. Preparatory visits: Applicants with a partner in China, Japan or the Republic of Korea may apply for up to NOK 70,000 (approximate $12,700 CAD) in order to develop an application.
Funding Agency: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation
Funding Agency Deadline Note: Long term project cooperation and limited activities: November 5, 2014 Preparatory visits: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis
Website:http://www.siu.no/eng/Front-Page/Programme-information/North-America-and-the-High-North/High-North-Programme-2013-2018
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

January 2015

Program:Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange - Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants
Deadline:January 01, 2015
Description:The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange will consider applications from institutions for grants to hold conferences, workshops, or seminars on specific subjects related to the Foundation’s goals and objectives. Applicants are urged to seek matching funds. Applicants should submit the names of all participants, as well as titles of papers to be presented. The academic background of the participants and the significance of the meeting will be key factors in the evaluation process. Budgets for conferences should not exceed $25,000. In principle, the Foundation does not provide funding for annual meetings. All applications must include the following items, in the order listed below: 1. Project abstract. 2. A detailed itemized budget (If this sum is to be supplemented by matching funds, please include this information in the budget). 3. A description of the proposed project of no more than 7 pages in length. 4. Curriculum vitae of the project director and all co-directors, including lists of publications over the last five years that are related to the proposed project. 5. Letters of support from the applicant(s) and participating institution(s). IMPORTANT INFORMATION 1. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. 2. Funding is not provided for capital equipment (including computers and printers), building design, construction, or maintenance. 3. Funding is not available for university administrative costs including overhead or endowments. 4. The Foundation does not subsidize administrative expenses or the purchase of equipment. 5. Foundation funds can only be transferred to and managed by institutional accounts. Letters of support from the applicant's institution must express the institution's willingness to comply with these procedures. 6. An applicant who already has a two-year research grant is not eligible to apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars that would run concurrently with the research grant. The research grant must end before an applicant can apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars. 7. The Foundation encourages applications with matching funds from other sources. 8. It is strongly recommended that the scholars whose projects focus explicitly on cross-cultural or comparative studies should apply for the ACLS/CCK Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society grant. This program can be found at: https://www.acls.org/programs/chinese-culture/. 9. Applicants may NOT apply for the CCK Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grant and ACLS' Comparative Perspectives on Chinese and Society Grant at the same time. 10. The Foundation reserves the right to post project abstracts and reports on its websites. APPLICATION PROCEDURES 1. All applications must be submitted to the Foundation’s online application database. E-mail and paper applications will not be accepted. The online application database is available annually from August 1 to September 15 and December 1 to January 15 of the following year (to start the application process, please click here). 2. The Foundation will initially direct all messages and correspondence about the applications to respective project directors. If a grant is approved, the CCK Foundation, in most cases, will then correspond with the university's grant administrator to arrange payments over the period of the grant. 3. The Foundation does not provide a written critique for unsuccessful applications.
Funding Agency: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation
Funding Agency Deadline Note: 1. The deadlines for Conference and Seminar Grant applications are: September 15—for Conferences and Seminars from January through June of the following year. January 15—for Conferences and Seminars from July through December of the same year. 2. Final results for applications made before September 15 are announced in late December. Results of applications submitted for the January 15 deadline are announced in early June.
Website:http://www.cckf.org.tw/index-e.htm
U of S Contact:Le Li: le.li@usask.ca - 306-966-1687
Internal Deadline:5 working days prior to submission

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