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Faculty of Science Call for Research Fellows

November 4, 2016 – The Faculty of Science is pleased to launch a Call for Faculty of Science Research Fellows. The Faculty plans to provide matching funding for up to 4 post-doctoral positions with the goal to develop emerging interdisciplinary areas of strength. Full information and the application form template can be found here.

Complete application packages must be submitted to Seanna-Lin Brodie-Keys, brodies@mcmaster.ca (electronically; pdf format preferred). Applications are due by December 2, 2016 at 2 pm.

 

 

Schedule for 2016 Fall Grant Season – UPDATED

October 12, 2016 – To help with planning for the Fall Grant season, please consult the table below for the upcoming, major NSERC and SSHRC operating grant competition deadlines. 

More information about the specific competitions can be obtained from the McMaster contacts listed below. Good Luck!

 

NSERC Discovery Grants Final Internal Deadline: October 25, 2016
Agency deadline: November 1
Grace Kim, Assistant Director, Development, ROADS, ext 24765

NSERC Discovery Grant website

NSERC 
RTI

Agency deadline: October 25 Grace Kim, Assistant Director, Development, ROADS, ext 24765

NSERC RTI website
SSHRC Insight Grants October 11 at 9:00 am
Agency deadline: October 17,
4:30 pm
Pam McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, ext 23713  

SSHRC Insight website
     

 

 

Schedule for 2016 Fall Grant Season

July 18, 2016 – To help with planning for the Fall Grant season, please consult the table below for the upcoming, major NSERC and SSHRC operating grant competition deadlines. Information on CIHR competitions when it is available.

More information about the specific competitions can be obtained from the McMaster contacts listed below.

 

NSERC Discovery Grants Notice of Intent to Apply due August 1, 2016, 8 pm (Yes, this is Civic Holiday Monday!) 
Lauren Goldstein, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, ext 24519

NSERC Discovery Grant website
NSERC RTI Final internal deadline: September 6, 2016. If planning to apply, please contact Grace Kim. 
Agency deadline: October 25
Grace Kim, Assistant Director, Development, ROADS, ext 24765

NSERC RTI website
SSHRC Insight Grants Final Internal Deadline: October 11, and earlier (September 19) for full internal review
Agency final deadline: October 15, 4:30 pm
Pam McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, ext 23713  

SSHRC website
     

 

Schedule for Fall Grant Season – UPDATED

September 24, 2015 – To help with planning for the Fall Grant season, please consult the table below for the upcoming, major NSERC and SSHRC competition deadlines.

More information about the specific competitions can be obtained from the McMaster contacts listed below.

 

NSERC Discovery Grants For full review: September 28, 2015

Final Internal Deadline: October 27, 2015

Agency deadline: November 2
Colleen McGrath, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, ext 24519

NSERC Discovery Grant website
NSERC RTI Agency deadline: October 26 Colleen McGrath, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, ext 24519

NSERC RTI website
SSHRC Insight Grants Final Internal Deadline: October 6, and earlier (September 16) for full internal review

Agency final deadline: October 15, 4:30 pm
Pam McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, ext 23713  

SSHRC website

 

Schedule for Fall Grant Season

July 14, 2015 – To help with planning for the Fall Grant season, please consult the table below for the upcoming, major NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR competition deadlines.

More information about the specific competitions can be obtained from the McMaster contacts listed below.

 

NSERC Discovery Grants Notice of Intent to Apply due August 3, 2015, 8 pm (Yes, this is Civic Holiday Monday!)
Colleen McGrath, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, ext 24519

NSERC Discovery Grant website
NSERC RTI Final internal deadline: September 14, 2015. If planning to apply, please contact Colleen McGrath.
Agency deadline: October 26
Colleen McGrath, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, ext 24519

NSERC RTI website
SSHRC Insight Grants Final Internal Deadline: October 7, and earlier (September 16) for full internal review
Agency final deadline: October 15, 5 pm
Pam McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, ext 23713  

SSHRC website
CIHR
Foundation Scheme: 2015 2nd Live Pilot

 

Final Internal Deadline: ASAP. Letter of Intent registration due at CIHR by July 27, 8 pm Cynthia Belaskie,
Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS, ext 21581

CIHR ResearchNet
     

 

 

Faculty of Science Call for Interdisciplinary Projects 2015

April 20, 2015 – The Faculty of Science is pleased to launch a Call for New Interdisciplinary Projects. With total funding of $250,000 available, the Faculty expects to fund up to 5 new projects with the potential to develop emerging interdisciplinary areas of strength. Projects will need participation from faculty members from at least two different Departments to qualify, and projects will need to demonstrate a concrete plan to develop the proposed research area. Full information and the application form template can be found here.

Complete application packages must be submitted to Seanna-Lin Brodie-Keys, brodies@mcmaster.ca (electronically) or to the Office of the Dean, Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 102 (paper copies). Applications are due by May 20, 2015 at 4 pm.

 

RSVP for the next Industry and Private Partnership Program (IP3) event, April 28

April 17, 2015 – All faculty members are invited to attend the Faculty’s fourth talk in the Industry and Private Partnerships (IP3) speakers series. The event, “What is the real story of private partnerships? Opportunities, challenges, outcomes and results?” is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Great Hall of the University Club. To reserve a seat, please email Mary Cass.

A summary of our first event can be found on the IP3 webpage. We have also posted a copy of the slides from the McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) describing some of the grant programs available to support partnered research.

The IP3 Partnership Lecture Series is a series of four talks to help researchers find better ways to initiate, manage and sustain successful partnerships with off-campus groups, be they from the private, community, not-for-profit or government sectors. The ultimate goals of the program are to increase research productivity, provide more opportunities for graduate students, expand community partnerships and advance the mobilization of research outputs.

 

Chemical Weapons Declarations Forms for 2015 due at EOHSS by February 20, 2015

January 22, 2015 – The University has been directed by the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to update its declaration of chemicals as affected by the Chemical Weapons Convention to include the activities of 2014. If you use any of the chemicals listed on the Chemical Weapons Declarations Form, you are required to complete the form (found here) and return to Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS). These chemicals can also found on the Chemical Weapons National Authority Listing.

 

QReserve central research and equipment database now available

January 20, 2015 – The Faculty of Science sees value in developing a central research equipment and services database to increase the visibility of research programs and facilities. We have partnered with QReserve, a McMaster-founded company, to help establish this database. The Q-Reserve platform (http://research.mcmaster.ca/q-reserve) connects institutional equipment databases across Ontario and the rest of Canada. It allows visitors to find out about the research interests of participants, discover what equipment may be available and contact laboratories for more information. Benefits connected with this database include possible new collaborations with colleagues both on campus and beyond, and better use of existing infrastructure. The QReserve system also may help people establish fee-for-service relationships with external customers.

There are two ways to participate:
1) QReserve Campus Ambassadors are contacting faculty at McMaster throughout this term or ambassadors can be contacted directly at mcmaster@qreserve.com. You are asked to provide a brief description of your lab’s research interests and a list of equipment or services that you would like to include in the database. Information collected includes the name of the resource, description, your facility name, location, contact person and a picture of your resource (if uploaded).

The QReserve Campus Ambassador will enter your items and then transfer administrative control to you allowing future modification.

or

2) Create a user account online and add your equipment at: https://www.qreserve.com/signup?p=mcmaster.

Participation in this database does not obligate you to provide access to equipment or provide services. If your equipment is not available for outside use, it can be listed with a note that this item is not available for external use but that you are interested in potential research collaborations.

If you have any questions, please contact our QReserve equipment database representative. For more information about QReserve Inc., please visit https://www.qreserve.com. You can also read about QReserve in the Daily News (http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/math-geek-turned-neuroscientists-new-site-is-the-match-com-of-research-equipment/).

 

RSVP for the next IP3 Talk

January 20, 2015 – The second talk of the Industry and Private Partnerships Program (IP3), “How do I Maintain and Grow a Private Partnership?”, is scheduled for January 29 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Great Hall of the University Club. All faculty members are invited to attend. Building on the first talk, our second talk will focus on ways to work better with partners once you have made the initial connection with an off-campus partner. These talks are part of IP3, a program designed to help faculty members increase their funding opportunities. For more information please contact Seanna-Lin Brodie-Keys (brodies@mcmaster.ca). RSVPs are highly encouraged and can be sent to either Mary Cass (cassm@mcmaster.ca) or Seanna-Lin.

Speaking will be Dr. Lesley Warren, Geography & Earth Sciences and Dr. Fred Capretta, Chemistry & Chemical Biology.

 

Process for Forward with Integrity next funding competition

January 12, 2015 – The next Forward with Integrity grant competition has been announced and applications are due January 30, 2015.  More information on the competition can be found here. As part of the submission requirements, applications should be completed using the template provided on the FWI website and must include an endorsement/signature from the Dean and appropriate supervisor.

If you are planning to apply for Forward with Integrity funds, please note that the Faculty of Science has the following internal process and deadlines to gain the Dean’s endorsement. To allow for timely submission of an application please see below.

  • Applications are due in the Faculty office, BSB 102, by January 28, to allow for review and endorsement.
  • All applications require the Dean’s endorsement. While there is a sample signature page attached to the application template, the Faculty has developed one of its own, available here. Please use this form.
  • All applications will be reviewed by the Dean and submitted by the Faculty office electronically by January 30. The PI for the proposed project will be copied on the submission.

 

 

Updated Grant Approvals (MILO) Form available

January 5, 2015 – The McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) has made small changes to the MILO Sponsored Project Checklist, which is used to gain approval for all off-campus grant applications and contracts. Changes include revised information on University biosafety procedures and a revision to the overhead on Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) projects. Faculty members are encouraged to begin using this version of the form, available on the Research Applications and Managing Your Research Program – General Information page (Information for Researchers) on the Faculty's website. Instructions on the Grant Approvals process and how to complete the MILO form can also be found there.

 

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