News from the Associate Chair Research
Oct. 1 Canadian Seed Growers Association http://www.seedgrowers.ca/programsandpolicies/research_development/2006_funding.asp
Oct. 6 Canadian Circumpolar Institute C/Bar and NSTP http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/CCI/nav01.cfm?nav01=92005
Oct. 12 NSERC RTI, Category 1 http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RTII-OIRI/RTI-OIR_eng.asp
Oct. 12 University of Alberta International ¨C International Project Fund see http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/uai/pdfs/IPF-Terms%20of%20Reference%20October%202010_FINAL.doc
Oct. 18 NSERC Discovery http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/DGIGP-PSIGP_eng.asp
Oct. 18 Wildlife Habitat Canada Conservation Grants http://www.whc.org/en/conservation-grants/
Oct. 18 Distinguished Visitors Fund see http://www.research.ualberta.ca/en/ForResearchersandStaff/ApplyingforFunding/VPRFundingPrograms/Distinguished%20Visitors%20Fund.aspx
Oct. 18 Wildlife Habitat Canada Conservation Grants see www.whc.org/en/conservation-grants
Oct. 18 - BC Hydro Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program see http://www.fwcp.ca/version2/funding/index.php
Oct. 18 Worldwide Universities Network (see below)
Nov. 8 Agricultural Funding Consortium (invited proposals only) http://www.fundingconsortium.ca/
Nov. 17 International Bear Association ¨C Research & Conservation Grants; Experience & Ecology Grants see http://www.bearbiology.com/iba/grants01/research-conservation-grants.html http://www.bearbiology.com/iba/grants01/eeg01.html
Nov. 17 ACA Grants in Biodiversity see http://www.acabiodiversity.ca/
Nov. 17 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel see http://www.bwfund.org/pages/481/Collaborative-Research-Travel-Grants/
Nov. 17 Canada School of Energy & the Environment Proposals for Support of Energy and Environmental Research see http://www.see.ualberta.ca/funding-opportunities.cfm
Nov. 19 McCalla Professorships (tentative deadline)
Nov. 29 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships see http://www.postdoc.ualberta.ca/fundingfellowship/uofafellowships.htm
Dec. 1 Canada School of Energy & the Environment Proof of Principle Program see http://www.see.ualberta.ca/Proof_of_Principle_Program.cfm
Dec. 8 University of Alberta Self-Funded Research Grants see http://www.rso.ualberta.ca/selffundedresearch.cfm
Dec. 8 Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation Development Initiatives see http://tpr.alberta.ca/asrpwf/programs/funding/dip/index.asp
Dec. 8 Safari Club International Northern Alberta Chapter see http://sci-northern.ab.ca/grants.htm
Dec. 8 Minister's Special Licence Conservation Collaboration (tentative)
University of Alberta Conference Funds
The University Conference Fund has been modified to provide more streamlined access to this funding. In lieu of regular competitions that are adjudicated centrally, the funds have been allocated to the Faculties for distribution at their discretion in support of suitable University-hosted conferences. Please contact your Research Facilitation Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to apply for support to host a conference.
Worldwide Universities Network
The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a global alliance of 16 research intensive universities drawn from the UK, Europe, North America, China and Australia. The WUN Research Development Fund offers grants of up to £15,000 to support research collaborations. Programs may include exploratory research initiatives, targeted workshops, faculty exchanges and the formation of collaborative networks, among other activities. Applications that incorporate a research mobility component for early career researchers and postgraduate students are encouraged. The internal U of A adjudication deadline is October 29, 2010.
The Research Mobility Fund provides support for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research staff to establish and cultivate international research collaboration by spending time abroad at another WUN institution. These funded placements may vary in length (up to a maximum three months) and can be related to a wide variety of research areas. Applications for this type of funding are accepted on a continuous basis.
Please contact Dr. Stefan Scherer in the local WUN office within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President for more information about both opportunities.
Revisions to NSERC Program Guides for Professors
The NSERC Program Guide for Professors has been revised recently for the programs with fall application deadlines. The Summary of Changes to the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide will be updated in mid-September. The revised Program Guide is available online