University of Saskatchewan

August 30, 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:

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:International Security Research and Outreach Programme
Deadline:September 05, 2014
Description:The International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) is part of the International Security and Intelligence Bureau of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. ISROP annually invites researchers and experts from Canada and abroad, to submit proposals to conduct contract research relevant to the Government's international security priorities and policies. The following themes are intended to provide guidance towards submitting an application to the ISROP research competition in 2014-2015, for research projects on international security issues. This is not an exhaustive list. The questions are not intended to represent Government of Canada priorities as a whole. Due to the competitive nature of the competition, ISROP will not be in a position to support every worthy application. On average, ISROP has commissioned 4 – 5 research projects per year. ISROP Research Priorities in 2014-2015: I. Regional security issues and architecture 1. Russia: strategic tactics and capabilities A. What are the consequences of, and potential range of responses to, the tactics demonstrated in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine? B. How and where may the methods employed by Russia in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine be used in the pursuit of Russia’s other strategic objectives, and what are the limitations? What are the implications for regional security, as well as for Russian defence doctrine and conventional capabilities? 2. Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Iraq and Syria What are the prerequisites for stabilizing the security situation in Iraq and Syria, and what would be the long-term security implications of a failed Iraq/Syria scenario? What are the drivers behind the emergence of ISIS and their sources of support, and what are the implications for the region, and for the international community? What role could regional actors play, under what specific conditions? What are the prospects for broader international cooperation to address the threats? 3. Africa: counter-terrorism challenges A. What are the implications for regional security of radicalization in East Africa? How is the region responding to emerging threats? B. What/who are the key influencers in North and West Africa (e.g., other governments, public and private sectors, and civil society) and what effects will their (past, present, future) actions likely have on efforts to counter terrorism and build regional stability? How will their varied interests and motivations affect regional security dynamics going forward? 4. India: strategic directions What are the likely directions for Indian foreign and security policies, in light of the recent election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Will there be continuity or change on key issues and what will the implications be for India’s neighbours including Pakistan, relations with China and the United States, and its role in the wider region including in Afghanistan? 5. Americas: regional approaches to organized crime and violence What policies/interventions intended to address the threats posed by organized crime and violence have been most successful in the region or globally, and can they be applied more broadly to the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region as a whole? What systemic issues and factors have amplified the region’s vulnerability to crime and violence, and why have some countries of the region seen less violence than others, while grappling with similar challenges (e.g. trafficking, money laundering)? What are the implications for regional security and security partners? II. Non-proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) 6. Compliance in the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) In the absence of a verification protocol in the BWC, what tools can help States Parties to demonstrate their compliance, and what strategies on compliance are most likely to be effective, and capable of being implemented? What role has the Compliance Assessment pilot project, initiated in 2011-2012, played in helping to accurately assess States Parties’ compliance? What additional information/actions/tools and mechanisms may be necessary and useful to assess and support full compliance with the BWC? III. Emerging and cross-cutting issues 7. Foreign Fighters What are the key trends and implications of the foreign fighter phenomenon, including (a) the Horn of Africa or (b) Northwest Africa? What legislative or other tools have been most successful in addressing this phenomenon?
Funding Agency: DFATD
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:http://www.international.gc.ca/isrop-prisi/research-recherche/index.aspx?lang=eng
U of S Contact:Le Li - 306-966-1687 or le.li@usask.ca
Internal Deadline:August 29, 2014

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:Academics without Borders Call for Proposals
Deadline:October 01, 2014
Description:Academics Without Borders/ Universitaires sans frontières (AWB - USF) is a Canadian bilingual NGO, based in Montreal. Its mission is to support capacity development in higher education in developing countries. AWB-USF has representatives in 65 Canadian universities and colleges and has partnerships with several universities and with associations connected to higher education and development. AWB-USF is seeking proposals for capacity building projects in institutions of higher education in low or medium development countries. A grant of up to $10,000 will be awarded to one project to be carried out during 2015. Capacity development at tertiary level institutions AWB-USF will award the grant to a project that develops the capacity of tertiary level institutions to produce graduates that can aid a country develop, for example, in disciplines such as the health sciences, engineering, education, business, and agronomy or that strengthen the administrative skills and infrastructure of a tertiary level institution, for example, through assisting in upgrading its registry office, information technology, finance department, strategic planning, or services for students, including students with disabilities. The winning project can fall within the social sciences or humanities, if it is shown how the project is important for a country’s development, regarding for example, such matters as gender, family, youth, governance, or other community or political issues. Building on Established Relationships This Call for Proposals is designed to build on established relationships between faculty, staff and administrators and their colleagues in tertiary level institutions in developing countries. The relationship can be informal and need not involve a prior development project. The existing knowledge, networks and trust between the academics and their partners in the developing world provide a context for cooperation that contributes to sustainable change.
Funding Agency: Academics without Borders
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1109113064825-120/Call+for+proposals+2014.pdf
U of S Contact:Le Li - 306-966-1687 or le.li@usask.ca
Internal Deadline:September 24, 2014

Program:Bentley Cropping Systems Fellowship
Deadline:October 01, 2014
Description:IDRC offers this Fellowship (a bequest from Helen S. Bentley and C. Fred Bentley) every two years in October to a Canadian, permanent resident of Canada, or citizen of a developing country. You must be a graduate student with a university degree in agriculture, forestry, or biology, and wish to undertake applied, on-farm research with cooperating farmers in one or more developing countries. The Fellowship provides funding for field research aimed at increasing the yield of food crops, improving farmers’ livelihoods, and enhancing soil fertility. In particular, the research should evaluate and/or promote the use of fertility-enhancing plants — such as leguminous forages, shrubs, cover crops, and grain legumes — on small farms. If you wish to apply, your research should seek cropping-system changes that will lead to some of these results: • sustainable and increased crop yields • more abundant and improved animal-feed production • improved soil and water conservation • better weed control • increased biological fixation of nitrogen Projects should be planned and executed in cooperation with an international agricultural research centre, or with a developing-country institution involved in agricultural research that has an applied, on-farm orientation. Proposals must present plans for on-farm experiments on smallholder farms that have potential to improve the lives of farming households and to preserve or improve crops yields. Key Selection Criteria a) Focus of the Research Proposals must focus on very simple cropping-systems research that can benefit smallholder farmers in developing countries, especially rural women farmers. b) Participatory Research Your research must involve simple experiments to be carried out by cooperating farmers under guidance of the researchers (see details about the location of individual on-farm experiments). Both male and female farmers should participate actively. They should be involved in all stages of the experiment on their land, including land preparation, seeding, and harvesting.
Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre IDRC
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx?CompetitionID=82
U of S Contact:Le Li - 306-966-1687 or le.li@usask.ca
Internal Deadline:September 24, 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

Program:Google Research Awards
Deadline:October 15, 2014
Description:Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world. Faculty members can apply for up to 150,000 USD in eligible expenses, but actual award amounts are frequently less than the full amount requested. Most awards are funded at the amount needed to support basic expenses for one graduate student for one year. The intent of the Google Research Awards is to support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields. Each funded project will be assigned a Google sponsor. The role of the sponsor is to support the project by discussing research directions, engaging with professors and students, and overseeing collaboration between the project team and Google. We encourage Research Awards recipients to visit Google to give talks related to their work and meet with relevant research groups here. Through the Research Awards program, we try to fund projects where collaboration with Google will be especially valuable to the research team. A link to the application form will be available on this site starting October 1. Applicants should review the FAQs and Proposal Advice before applying.
Funding Agency: Google Research
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:http://research.google.com/university/relations/research_awards.html
U of S Contact:Le Li - 306-966-1687 or le.li@usask.ca
Internal Deadline:October 8, 2014

Program:Performing Arts Touring and Collaborative Projects
Deadline:October 27, 2014
Description:The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. To that end, the foundation is accepting proposals for touring and collaborative projects through its Performing Arts Japan program, an annual program designed to increase access to Japanese performing arts in the United States and Canada, especially outside major metropolitan areas; foster an understanding of the these arts by providing educational programs for audiences in each touring location apart from public performances; and support collaborative projects between Japanese and U.S./Canadian performing artists. To date, the program has funded 253 performing arts projects (including 123 touring, 120 collaborative, and ten special projects) in both traditional and contemporary forms. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, ten projects were awarded a total of $246,000. Grants are awarded only to U.S.- or Canada-based nonprofit organizations. To be eligible, projects must present Japanese performing arts and/or facilitate performing arts collaborations between Japanese and American/Canadian artists. In addition, projects must include an educational and/or community outreach component.
Funding Agency: Japan Foundation
Funding Agency Deadline Note:
Website:http://jftor.org/arts-and-culture/performing-arts-japan/
U of S Contact:Le Li - 306-966-1687 or le.li@usask.ca
Internal Deadline:October 20, 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

Program:Chevening Awards to the United Kingdom
Deadline:November 15, 2014
Description:The Government of the United Kingdom has recently launched its 2015/2016 Chevening Scholarships in Canada competition. The scholarships offer financial support for students to complete a Master’s degree in a wide range of subject areas at one of the United Kingdom’s leading universities as well as the opportunity to join Chevening’s influential and highly regarded global network. The scholarships are awarded to talented Canadian professionals who have the potential to be future leaders and decision makers. To be eligible to apply for the award, students must hold a degree that is equivalent to an honours degree in the United Kingdom, have at least two years of work experience, and intend on returning to Canada for a minimum of two years after their Chevening Award is completed.
Funding Agency: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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Website:http://www.chevening.org/canada/
U of S Contact:Le Li - 306-966-1687 or le.li@usask.ca
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Program:SSHRC – Partnership Development Grants
Deadline:November 30, 2014
Description:Partnership Development Grant proposals are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program or the Connection program, or a combination thereof. The objectives of the Insight program are to: build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers; support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline; provide a high-quality research training experience for students; fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact. The objectives of the Connection program are to: facilitate the multidirectional flow of social sciences and humanities knowledge among researchers and between the campus and the larger community, in order to enhance intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit, and impact; increase the accessibility and use of social sciences and humanities research knowledge among academic and non-academic audiences; support the building of reciprocal relationships among social sciences and humanities researchers, and between social sciences and humanities researchers and those in a position to either co-create or use research knowledge; support the development of social sciences and humanities research networks and tools designed to facilitate scholarly work; and make such networks and tools more accessible to non-academic audiences. Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to: develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level. I also invite you to consult the following new information about PDG for the 2014 competition: • Priority areas are no longer described in program literature, and the related statements of alignment are no longer included in application forms. • Future challenge areas have been integrated into SSHRC’s website, including through a new Future Challenge Areas landing page, and a new section appearing in the Talent, Insight and Connection program and funding opportunities descriptions. • The definitions for aboriginal research, research administrator, eligible institution, emerging scholars, partner organization, and industry partner organization have been added or updated. Please consult the definition of terms section of the website to view the current definitions. • Applicants from institutional eligibility must now initiate the institutional eligibility process five (5) (instead of the previous two) business days before the application deadline. • SSHRC’s new Guidelines for Effective Research Training were developed in response to consultations with the research community, and informed by a literature review; the guidelines present a common definition of effective research training across all SSHRC funding opportunities. We would also like to take this opportunity to notify you that, in October, we will be hosting a series of webinars to provide information and answer questions about this funding opportunity. More details will follow in the coming weeks.
Funding Agency: SSHRC
Funding Agency Deadline Note: Please note that research/financial administrators will be able to forward applications until 8 p.m. eastern, December 1, 2014 (as the deadline date of November 30 falls on a weekend).
Website:http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_development_grants-subventions_partenariat_developpement-eng.aspx
U of S Contact:Le Li - 306-966-1687 or le.li@usask.ca
Internal Deadline:5 business days prior to deadline

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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