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New information on ORSCE internal grants

New SSHRC awards

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) recently merged the Aid to Small Universities and SSHRC Institution Grants into a single program to be administered by eligible institutions. MRU will receive a $36,503 block grant in each of the next three academic years to be awarded as SSHRC Explore (for research activities) and SSHRC Exchange (for dissemination activities) grants.

The application process for the new SSHRC Grants will be fully integrated with the Internal Research Grant Fund (IRGF) for Explore Grants and Faculty Conference Travel Fund (FCTF) awards for Exchange Grants.

Applications for these new awards will be conducted through ROMEO in the IRGF and FCTF opportunities respectively. Applicants with SSHRC eligible activities will automatically be considered for the SSHRC Grants by the Scholarship Review Committee. The top 3 ranked IRGF and top 2 ranked FCTF SSHRC eligible applications from each opportunity will be awarded SSHRC Explore and SSHRC Exchange Grants respectively. These SSHRC awards will be administered identically to existing internal awards, but they will be 'branded' as SSHRC awards and will have specific acknowledgement and reporting requirements.

To summarize, MRU has additional funds available to award as SSHRC grants through the IRGF and FCTF opportunities. Applications will be seamless with the existing internal grant programs, deadlines and adjudication.
 

Changes to internal awards eligibility

Due to the increasing demand on internal grant resources, applicants will only be eligible to hold one IRGF (or SSHRC Explore) and one FCTF (or SSHRC Exchange) award every 2 years.

Applicants for an IRGF or SSHRC Explore award will be required to submit a final report on any existing grant at least 12 months before they are eligible again. This change will come into effect for the January 2019 IRGF/SSHRC Explore opportunity.

Applicants for an FCTF or SSHRC Exchange award are not eligible to apply for a new award until 24 months after the last successful application deadline.
 

Internal grant deadlines for ORSCE 2018/19

IRGF/SSHRC Explore

  • Fall deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018 (Now closed)
  • Winter deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019


FCTF/SSHRC Exchange

  • Fall deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018 (Now open in ROMEO)
  • Winter deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019

Please see the ORSCE funding opportunities webpage for details.

IES Research Grant Fund

  • Fall deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018 (notification of decision will be week of Nov. 5th)
  • Winter deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019 (notification of decision will be week of Feb. 25th)

Please see the IES funding opportunities webpage for details.

Internal funding opportunities

The Faculty Conference Travel Fund (FCTF) program provides financial assistance to full-time tenured or tenurable faculty to attend conferences (or similar events for scholarly dissemination) that advance their research and scholarship programs.

Opportunity Deadlines

Fall Application Deadline:      Friday, December 7, 2018 (OPEN)
Winter Application Deadline:  Friday, May 3, 2019 (CLOSED)

Click here to view the 2018-19 Program Guidelines and Submission Instructions.

NOTE: The Program Guidelines and Submission Instructions are subject to change with subsequent opportunities. Please check the ORSCE website approximately one month prior to the next opportunity to see the newest guidelines. 
The Internal Research Grant Fund (IRGF) is the main source of internal funds available to eligible faculty at Mount Royal University. This program is designed to support faculty in developing their research programs through the funding of:

  • Pilot projects
  • Projects designed to lead to larger-scale external funding applications
  • Projects that are not well-suited to external funding opportunities
Opportunity Deadlines

Fall Application Deadline:  Friday, September 28, 2018 (CLOSED)
Winter Application Deadline:  Friday, January 18, 2019 (Will open in December)

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the submission deadline. Opportunity results will be announced 6-8 weeks from the submission deadline.

Click here to view the 2018-19 Program Guidelines and Submission Instructions.

NOTE: The Program Guidelines and Submission Instructions are subject to change with subsequent opportunities. Please check the ORSCE website approximately one month prior to the next opportunity to see the newest guidelines.

The Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) at MRU is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018/19 Environmental Sustainability Research Grants opportunity.

See the IES Research Grants Application Guidelines for details.

Through a generous donation from the TransCanada Corporation, the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning supports and facilitates collaborative research projects on program-level, discipline-level, and interdisciplinary topics.

Collaborative Inquiry Grants are designated for collaborative teaching and learning inquiry projects that go beyond an inquiry related to teaching and learning in a single class.

Some examples of collaborative inquiries include, but are not limited to, inquiries about teaching and learning that will:

  • be investigated in multiple courses and/or sections in a department or program (e.g. studying student learning over a series of courses)
  • be investigated in courses from different programs and faculties (e.g. studying undergraduate research skills development in courses from a variety of disciplines)
  • be investigated in courses from multiple contexts (e.g. studying the effect of a certain pedagogy at institutions with varying class sizes)
  • have a student as a co-investigator (a senior student collaborating to design/conduct a study in a lower-level class)
  • require the expertise of a variety of co-investigators due to the size and scope of the project (e.g. a technical writing expert collaborating to study student writing skills development in science

Collaborative SoTL projects may apply for funding of up to $10,000 over a two-year period. A limited number of grants will be awarded in each funding cycle. See the application guidelines below for details. If you are uncertain whether or not your proposed project meets the criteria, please contact the Director of ISoTL to explore possibilities.

Click here to download the details for this opportunity.

Budgeted items in an applicant's proposal should end June 30, 2019.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

The Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement (ORSCE) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Research Dissemination Fund (URDF) opportunity. The URDF is designed to expand students’ experience in disseminating undergraduate research.

Click here to access the 2018 Undergraduate Research Dissemination Fund Program Guidelines.
Click here to access the 2018 Undergraduate Research Dissemination Fund Instructions. 
The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is pleased to sponsor ca call for applications for the 2018 TransCanada SoTL Student Research Assistant (USRA) Grant and the Undergraduate Student Research Partner (USRP) Grants.
 
These grants are designated to pay salary and benefits for MRU undergraduate students engaged in SoTL projects with faculty supervisors. Applications will be accepted from faculty with demonstrated SoTL experience, such as past publication(s) in SoTL or related fields.
 
Faculty will not be considered for research grants unless their reporting obligations with the Institute and the Office of Research Scholarship and Community Engagement are up to date.
 
Budgeted items in an applicant's proposal should end June 30, 2019.
 
Applications are only accepted through the ROMEO site:


Application deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

A final or interim report will be required of all projects by May 15, 2019.

Click here to download the Guidelines and Instructions. For more information, please contact Anne Johnston, Administrative Coordinator for ISOTL, at ajohnston@mtroyal.ca or call (403) 440-5503.

The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is pleased to sponsor a call for applications for the 2018 TransCanada SoTL Mentorship Grants.
 
These grants are designated to support the sharing of good SoTL practices among MRU faculty through a research partnership that involves meaningful mentoring.

Applications will be accepted from teams of researchers involving at least one published SoTL researcher and at least one SoTL newcomer. Additionally, the application will describe the SoTL mentorship in detail, including a timeline for this skill training.
 
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is inclusive and unifired by its potential to have impact in the classroom and to deepen our understanding of student learning, but diverse in discipline, theory, methodology, and method. Successful projects are anticipated to propose systematic, evidence-based study of teaching and learning and meet principles of good practice in SoTL (Felten, 2013).
 

Faculty will not be considered for research grants unless their reporting obligations with the Institute and the Office of Research Scholarship and Community Engagement are up to date.

Budgeted items in an applicant's proposal should end June 30, 2019.
 
Applications are only accepted through the ROMEO site:


Application deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

A final or interim report will be required of all projects by May 15, 2019.

Click here to download the Guidelines and Instructions. For more information, please contact Anne Johnston, Administrative Coordinator for ISOTL, at ajohnston@mtroyal.ca or call (403) 440-5503.

The Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at MRU is pleased to sponsor a call for applications for the 2018 TransCanada Undergraduate SoTL Dissemination Grant. This grant is designated to permit student researchers to join their faculty supervisor at a SoTL or disciplinary education conference to present their SoTL findings.

Budgeted items in an applicant's proposal should end June 30, 2019.

ORSCE application deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018
Application Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018


Click here to download the Guidelines and Instructions. For more information, please contact Anne Johnston, Administrative Coordinator for ISOTL, at ajohnston@mtroyal.ca or call (403) 440-5503.

External funding opportunities Note: All external applications for funding must be submitted through ROMEO with a Research Activity Form at least one week prior to the external submission deadline.

Faculty members who would like to investigate external funding opportunities outside of the Tri-Council agencies are asked to contact ORSCE manager Melissa Deane at 403.440.5081 to determine if contact has already been made with the potential organization in question.

The  Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences ASPP is a competitive funding program designed to assist with the publication of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences.  Each year, the ASPP offers 180 Publication Grants of $8,000 and five Translation Grants of $12,000, contributing 1.5 million dollars to the dissemination of Canadian research. 

See the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences website for details.
The Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement (ORSCE) is now accepting applications for the NSERC USRA Summer 2018 program (May-August). The NSERC USRA is designed to stimulate undergraduate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering.

Application deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018 (application must be submitted, with transcripts, through the NSERC portal)

Click here to access the USRA Guidelines.

Contact ORSCE Manager Melissa Deane at (403) 440-5081 or mdeane1@mtroyal.ca for all inquiries related to this program.

Please do not apply to NSERC directly.
Dear Population, Public and Indigenous Health Research Community in Alberta,
 
Strategic Clinical NetworksTM were initially developed within Alberta Health Services to create improvements and innovation within specific areas of healthcare with focus on clinical issues and their proximal determinants. As they have developed, Strategic Clinical Networks have functioned to gather and foster networks of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about specific areas of health, challenging them to find new and innovative ways of delivering care that will provide better quality, better outcomes and better value for every Albertan.
 
The Scientific Office of the PPIH SCNTM focuses on knowledge generation, mobilization, partnerships, collaborations and capacity building in its role to support research that will advance the Population, Public and Indigenous Health SCN™ priorities. In support of this mandate, the PPIH SCN ™Scientific Office of Alberta Health Services (AHS) is excited to announce a call for applicants to its 2018 Summer Studentship Competition.
 
This competition is designed to increase capacity for population, public and Indigenous health-focused scientific work within the Alberta community, by building student capacity and contributing to the generation of new knowledge that advances key areas of importance of the PPIH SCN™. Please see the attached Studentship Guide and Studentship Application form for more information.
 
Important Deadlines:
 
  • Intent to apply email is due by December 21, 2018, by 4:00 p.m. 
  • Full Summer Studentship Applications are due on February 2, 2018, by 4:00 p.m.
Please distribute this information to your colleagues/network as appropriate.
 
If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email Melissa.Potestio@albertahealthservices.ca.
Guidelines and instructions.
Please do not apply to Alberta Innovates directly.