University of Saskatchewan

August 31, 2014   

Internal Funding Opportunities

Bridge funding for CIHR Grants
New Faculty Start-up Funding (formerly VP Academic Operating and Capital Equipment)
Conference funding
Research Acceleration Program
Graduate Student Opportunities
Matching Grant Program
President’s NSERC Research Fund
President’s SSHRC Research Fund
Proposal Development Assistance
Publications Fund
Research Grant In-Lieu of Salary
Sabbatical Leave Research Grant In-Lieu of Salary
Visiting Lecturers Fund

Bridge funding for CIHR Grants

Provides six months of reduced (70%) operating funding to highly-rated CIHR grants that are not supported by the Saskatchewan-CIHR Regional Partnership Program. Funding is dependent upon partnership with the researcher’s College and/or research centre. Funding is normally provided to renewals, not new grants.
Deadlines: Not applicable
Application: CIHR operating grant applications which have been internally reviewed and rated (normally 3.7 and higher) by CIHR are automatically considered.
Contact: Dawn Sinclair, 306-966-2176 or dawn.sinclair@usask.ca

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New Faculty Start-up Funding (Formerly VP Academic Start-up Funding and Capital Equipment Funding)

New appointees are eligible to apply for a computer, $5,000 of operating funds and equipment funds through the Vice-Provost Office. The equipment funding request must be matched by a college or departmental contribution.
Deadline: At time of appointment to the U of S
Application form: New Faculty Start-up Funding Form and Guidelines (word / pdf)
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8485

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Conference funding

Members of the University academic, student or administrative community are eligible to apply for a Conference Fund Grant ranging in value from $250 and $5,000
Deadlines:January 1, May 1, and September 1
Application form: http://www.usask.ca/vpfaculty/programs/university_conference_fund.php
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8490/306-966-1923

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Research Acceleration Program

To provide financial assistance for proposal development expenses relating to Large Scale Tri-Agency and Large Scale Non Tri-Agency funding applications.
Deadlines: May 1 & September 15
Guidelines & Application form: click here
Summary of Expense form: click here

Contact: Amit Shukla, 966-2083 or amit.shukla@usask.ca

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Graduate Student Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies and Research has several sources of funding available for graduate students. Please see the website for a complete list of awards.
Information: http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/awardscgsr.php
Contact: Heather Lukey, 306- 966-8697 or heather.lukey@usask.ca

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Matching Grant Program

Provides an OVPR contribution of up to $100,000 ($20,000 per year for five years for graduate student support) for large, collaborative grants which are of strategic significance to the University.
Deadlines: Not applicable
Application form: Application form (word) Guidelines: (pdf)

Contact: Amit Shukla, 966-2083 or amit.shukla@usask.ca

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President’s NSERC Research Fund

Funds small-scale research projects in NSERC relevant disciplines to enable researchers to position their research for success at the next Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant competition.
Deadlines: May 1 (or the next working day when these dates occur on a weekend)
Guidelines and Application Form: Presidents NSERC Guidelines (PDF) and Application (PDF)
Terms of Reference: President's NSERC Terms of Reference (PDF)
(REMINDER: Forms must be viewed and completed using Adobe Reader software. To obtain for free see: http://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=DJDVP)
Contact: Research Services, Brenda Meyer-Burt, Grants Specialist, 306-966-2998 brenda.meyer-burt@usask.ca

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President’s SSHRC Research Fund

Provides seed funding of up to $7,000 for projects in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts.
Deadlines: May 1 (or the next working day when these dates occur on a weekend)
Guidelines: President's SSHRC Application Guidelines (PDF)
Application Form: President's SSHRC Research Grant Application Form (PDF)
Terms of Reference: President's SSHRC Terms of Reference (PDF)
(REMINDER: Forms must be viewed and completed using Adobe Reader software. To obtain for free see: http://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=DJDVP)
Contact: Research Services, Nicole Benning, Grants Specialist, 306-966-8370, nicole.benning@usask.ca

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Proposal Development Assistance

To provide financial assistance for proposal development expenses relating to Tri-Agency funding applications
Deadlines: May 1 & September 15
Guidelines & Application form (PDF)
Summary of Expense form: click here

Contact: Amit Shukla, 966-2083 or amit.shukla@usask.ca

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Publications Fund

Provides funding to support manuscript preparation, publishing subventions and learned journal subsidies. Grants up to $5,000 depending on the type of support required.
Deadlines: May 1, September 1 & January 1. If this date lands on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next working day.
Application forms: Publication Fund Form (pdf); Journal Subsidy Form (pdf)
Guidelines:Publications Fund Guidelines (pdf) (REMINDER: Forms must be viewed and completed using Adobe Reader software. To obtain for free see: http://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=DJDVP)
Contact: Research Services, Nicole Benning, Grants Specialist, 306-966-8370, nicole.benning@usask.ca

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Research Grant In-Lieu of Salary

A portion of the applicant’s salary is designated as a research grant for an acceptable research project. No additional funds exchange between the University and the applicant. The successful applicant receives a larger net salary because less income tax is deducted
Deadlines: May 1 and November 1
Application form: http://www.usask.ca/vpacademic/collegial/index.php
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8485

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Sabbatical Leave Research Grant In-Lieu of Salary

The Collective Agreement between the University and the Faculty Association (Clause 20.12) permits faculty to receive a portion of her/his sabbatical salary in the form of a research grant
Deadlines: May 1 and November 1
Application form:http://www.usask.ca/vpacademic/collegial/index.php
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8485

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Visiting Lecturers Fund

Deadlines:Deadlines: May 1, September 1 & January 1. If this date lands on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next working day.

Application forms:

Contact: Research Services, Brenda Meyer-Burt, Grants Specialist, 306-966-2998 brenda.meyer-burt@usask.ca

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