Funding News

CIHR Extension to application deadlines due to technical difficulties with the Canadian Common CV (CCV)

Due to ongoing technical difficulties currently being experienced by the Canadian Common CV, CIHR will extend the deadline for the submission of registrations/applications to January 20, 2016, for the following funding opportunities:

  • Knowledge Synthesis Grant : Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Training Grant : Indigenous Mentorship Network Program : LOI Knowledge Synthesis Grant : Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Knowledge Synthesis : Fall 2015
  • Project Scheme: 2016 1st Live Pilot: Registration
  • Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program: Registration
  • CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award in Population Health Solutions

The CCV Secretariat is currently working with Shared Services Canada to resolve this issue which is being experienced by all CCV Subscribing Organizations. CIHR will continue to actively monitor the situation. Updates will follow as they become available. CIHR may further extend the competition deadlines should the disruption to CCV services continue beyond today.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused and thank you for your continued patience.

For further information, please contact:

CIHR Contact Centre
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll-free: 1-888-603-4178 (press 1)
Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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2015 Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide Now Available

 
The three federal granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)—are pleased to announce the posting of the 2015 Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide. Changes made to this year’s guide supersede previous version and take effect on November 1st, 2015.
 
We invite you to review the Summary of Changes, which highlights the most significant updates.
 
Questions should be directed to:
 
For Use of Grant Funds: 
 
 
For Administrative Matters:
 
                                                                                                                                              
Rita G. Carrière
Senior Advisor, Financial Policies and Compliance
Finance and Awards Administration – NSERC- SSHRC
 
James Waring, Ph.D.
Manager, Funding Policy & Analytics Operations Support 
Research, Knowledge Translation and Ethics Portfolio
Telephone (613) 948-2699 
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Issue 203
Update on 2016 Project Grant 1st Live Pilot Competition
Registration to CIHR’s first Project Grant live pilot competition will take place between November 16, 2015 and January 18, 2016.
 
Applicants will not be able to change the summary of research proposal and the list of all participants after the registration deadline. This information will allow us to secure the most appropriate expertise for high quality review of all applications within the competition timelines. The summary of research proposal will enable us to match expertise for peer review. The list of allparticipants will enable conflict checking for potential reviewers.
Please visit the CIHR website to see the complete registration instructions and to read more about the 2016 Project Grant 1stlive pilot competition.
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CIHR Wants to Hear from You
Absence does not make the heart grow fonder – CIHR wants to hear from you as much as possible. There is a wonderful story to tell about the results and benefits of health research in Canada, but we need your help to truly make this a page turner. And, we need to keep telling this story. So, we encourage you to let us know when you have or, better still, are close to publishing the results of research funded by CIHR. Please drop us a line at mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.
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Useful CIHR Contacts
General Inquiries: 613-941-2672
Grants & Awards Information: 613-954-1968
Media Relations: 613-941-4563
Ethics Office: 613-941-6706
Technical / IT Help Desk: 613-941-0068
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Françoise Hinca

CIHR Research News
Canadian Institutes of Health Research | 160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor | Address locator 4809A | Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0W9
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Healthy and Productive Work – Joint initiative

Application Deadline:  November 30, 2015

We are pleased to share that the first phase of a two-phase call for applications under Healthy and Productive Work  has now been launched. 

Healthy and Productive Work, a joint initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is aimed at driving innovative, evidence-informed and gender responsive solutions to work and labour market challenges to improve the health and productivity of Canada’s diverse workforce.

Details of the initiative and application requirements can be found on the CIHR Web site. Webinars will be held to communicate details of the initiative.  For more information and to register, please visit the CIHR Web site or register directly by selecting one of the following presentations: 

A partner linkage tool has been developed to facilitate collaborations across research disciplines as well as researcher-partner linkage (e.g. workers, employers, policy-makers, regulators, clinicians, insurers, service providers, workplace safety and insurance boards, unions, professional associations, and other stakeholders across sectors). Those interested are encouraged to make use of this tool to connect with others with related interests for the development of projects.

For questions, please contact:
Gianni Rossi, Program Officer
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council
Telephone: 613-947-9652
Email: Gianni.rossi@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Yours sincerely,

Tim Wilson, PhD
Executive Director
Research Grants and Partnerships Division
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

September 2015

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Update on the 2015 Foundation live pilot competition

On July 27, 2015 the registration to the second Foundation live pilot competition closed. CIHR received 1053 registrations to the competition. We are actively recruiting for peer review to conduct the Stage 1 application review.

We would also like to inform the research community that based on the results of the first Foundation live pilot and other consultations, CIHR has made a number of refinements to Stage 1 of the 2015 Foundation live pilot competition that include:

  • Increasing limits and adding new sections to the Foundation Scheme CV to allow applicants to highlight a greater number of relevant activities such as publications, presentations and memberships.
  • Refining the Stage 1 Interpretation Guidelines: Foundation Scheme Adjudication Criteria to assist reviewers in applying the Stage 1 adjudication criteria across all career stages, as well as to assist applicants in structuring their applications around these criteria.
  • Having new/early career investigators assessed separately and ranked against other new/early career investigators at all stages of the competition. As in the previous competition, the application process and peer review for this cohort will be fully integrated within the competition as a whole with no additional steps being required on the part of the applicants. The same Adjudication Criteria will apply to all and as stated above, the Interpretation Guidelines have been refined to assist reviewers to apply these across all career stages.

Updated supporting materials that reflect these changes are now available on CIHR’s website.

CIHR is continuing to analyze feedback in order to make further refinements to the Stage 1 review process and to Stage 2 in the coming months. Changes to Stage 2 will be communicated as they are made. A final report on the results of the 2014 Foundation live pilot competition will be shared with the research community after the analysis is complete.

Please visit the CIHR website to learn more about the Reforms of Open Programs and peer review processes. If you have any questions please contact Roadmap-Plan.Strategique@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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CIHR Wants to Hear from You

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder – CIHR wants to hear from you as much as possible. There is a wonderful story to tell about the results and benefits of health research in Canada, but we need your help to truly make this a page turner. And, we need to keep telling this story. So, we encourage you to let us know when you have or, better still, are close to publishing the results of research funded by CIHR. Please drop us a line at mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

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Useful CIHR Contacts

General Inquiries: 613-941-2672

Grants & Awards Information: 613-954-1968

Media Relations: 613-941-4563

Ethics Office: 613-941-6706

Technical / IT Help Desk: 613-941-0068

CIHR’s website

September 2015

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SSHRC – Partnership Development Grants

The Partnership Development Grants description and application form are now available on the SSHRC website at the following link: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_development_grants-bourses_partenariat_developpement-eng.aspx.

Please note that the deadline for submitting applications is November 30, 2015.

As mentioned in the SSHRC updates on new policies, guidelines and regulations to our suite of funding opportunities that was sent to CARA on July 24th, we would like to remind you of the two new joint initiatives that are now available for Partnership Development Grants applicants:

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.

For more information, please contact us by telephone at 613-943-1007 or email at: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

Sincerely, Tim
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Tim Wilson, PhD
Executive Director | Directeur exécutif
Research Grants and Partnerships Division | Division des subventions de recherche et des partenariats
Research Programs | Programmes de recherche
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
350 Albert Street | 350, rue Albert, Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4
E | C : Tim.Wilson@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
T : (613) 992-4266 F | T : (613) 613-992-7635
www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

August, 2015

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Welcome Kirill Popov to the role of Executive Director,
Canadian Common CV

Effective: August 10, 2015

The Canadian Common CV (CCV) is a web-based application that provides researchers with a single, common approach to gathering CV information required by a network of federal, provincial and not-for-profit research funding organization, universities and research institutions.

The selection process for a full-time Executive Director, CCV was initiated by the Board of Directors of the Canadian Common CV in May, 2015 with the Board seeking a future-oriented, entrepreneurial leader with the combination of strategic thinking, experience, and commitment necessary to continue to advance the vision and objectives of the CCV in the context of a rapidly evolving environment. The selection process was administered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as the administrative lead agency for CCV.

It is with pleasure that we welcome Mr. Kirill Popov to the role of Executive Director, Canadian Common CV.

In keeping with the CCV vision, Mr. Popov’s role will encompass:

  • Continuing to enhance user’s and subscriber’s experience with the CCV;
  • Facilitating the collection of a common data required by agencies and other subscribers; and
  • Creation of a public repository of data, capable of showcasing Canadian researcher expertise.

Mr. Popov comes to us from Shared Services Canada (SSC) where he occupied the role of Acting Director, Business Relationship. With a focus on strong relationship management, he led the development and implementation of a business intake framework for the Enterprise Architecture Directorate which enabled a single portal for all incoming requests for work.

Prior to his role at SSC Mr. Popov’s experience included leadership roles in the context of a variety of public and private sector organizations, including: Senior Project Manager, Solutions Delivery with FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada); Team Leader, IM/IT Projects for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission; and Director, Technology and Electronic Communications for the Canadian Wood Council.

Mr. Popov holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. He is certified in Project Management in addition to holding a Master’s Certificate in Public Management (MCPM).

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Popov to the CCV at kirill.popov@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

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Brent Herbert-Copley, PhD
Executive Vice-President | Corporate Affairs
Vice-président directeur | Affaires générales
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada

350 Albert Street | 350, rue Albert, Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4
E | C brent.herbert-copley@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
T 613.995.5457 FAX | TÉLÉC. 613.947.4010
www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

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Insight Grant Results: Changes to Communication of Results

In reviewing your institution’s overall competition results, many of you will have noticed a change in the number of applications that fall in the so-called “4A” (recommended but not funded) category.  This change is the result of an initiative at SSHRC to review our approach to sharing competition results with applicants and their institutions, and has been informed by consultation with SSHRC Leaders and other stakeholders who have provided feedback and insights as to what information might be most useful to both applicants and institutions.

Until now, the kind of information and the level of detail provided have been different across funding opportunities.  As a first step toward a simpler, more consistent approach, SSHRC management has decided that funding results for all grant competitions will group unsuccessful applications into those falling above, and below the 50th percentile, respectively, within the adjudication process.  Over the coming months, we will be exploring other changes to provide more timely and useful information to both individual applicants and their institutions.

As SSHRC continues to work on ways to improve and harmonize information provided, we welcome your feedback.

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Tim Wilson, PhD
Executive Director | Directeur exécutif
Research Grants and Partnerships Division | Division des subventions de recherche et partenariats
Research Programs | Programmes de recherche
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
350 Albert Street
Email: Tim.Wilson@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Telephone: (613) 992-4266    Fax: (613) 613-992-7635
www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


Tri-Agency communiqué to administering institutions

Subject:
Eligibility status of the new federal employer compliance fee for engaging foreign nationals.

Context:
Effective February 21st 2015 the federal government introduced an employer compliance system for employers hiring foreign nationals under the federal International Mobility Programs.  An overview of the system and process can be found on the Employment and Social Development Canada website at: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/reform/imp.shtml

Employers are now required to submit the job offer and other relevant information for the recruitment of a foreign national to Citizenship and Immigration Canada and pay an employer fee of $230.

Eligibility status of the employer fee:
If the foreign national is recruited to work exclusively on research for which Tri-Agency grant funds are provided the full cost of the employer fee of $230 will be eligible for reimbursement from the grant holder’s grant funds as an eligible recruitment cost per the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide.

If the foreign national is recruited for a variety of purposes one of which includes working on research for which Tri-Agency grant funds are provided the administering institution may apportion the cost of the employer fee to the grant holder’s grant funds based on the anticipated percentage of time the foreign national will spend working on the funded research of the grant holder.

 If the foreign national is recruited for purposes unrelated to Tri-Agency funded research the employer fee is not eligible for reimbursement from grant holders’ grant funds.

 If you require any additional information, please contact:

CIHR – Scott Davies at Scott.Davies@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
NSERC-SSHRC – Rita Carrière at rita.carriere@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or rita.carriere@sshrc.crsh.gc.ca

April 2015


CIHR Reforms: Funding Opportunities for the 2015 Foundation Scheme 2nd “live pilot” and 2016 Project Scheme 1st “live pilot”

CIHR has made significant progress in the implementation of the Reforms to the Open Programs and peer review processes, and the pilots that test key design and implementation elements. Tomorrow CIHR will be launching the funding opportunities for the 2015 Foundation Scheme 2nd “live pilot” and the 2016 Project Scheme 1st “live pilot” competitions.

These funding opportunities will be supported by a set of questions and answers as well as a number of supporting documents that can be found through the funding opportunities and on the CIHR Reforms website. Please note that the information in the funding opportunities and supporting documents may change based on the analysis of the results from ongoing pilots. All changes will be communicated and highlighted in the appropriate documents as they are made. Additional training and support materials will be available closer to the application deadlines.

We encourage the community to review the extensive Q&A information on our website. Questions regarding the two funding opportunities can be directed to: Roadmap-Plan.Strategique@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we continue to move forward with the implementation of the reforms.

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March 2015