Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation / Capacité de recherche autochtone et réconciliation

The federal research funding agencies (SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR) have launched a special call which invites proposals from applicants affiliated with First Nations, Métis and Inuit not-for-profit organizations, as well as with other not-for-profit organizations or Canadian postsecondary institutions in any discipline.
Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants support interdisciplinary events and outreach activities to engage and exchange knowledge on successful ways of conducting Indigenous research that are transformative and contribute to reconciliation, including holistic, interdisciplinary and distinctions-based approaches.
These Connection Grants are valued at up to $50,000 for six months, with the possibility of a six-month extension.
For more information, please contact: for proposals is September 6, 2018.


Les organismes fédéraux qui financent la recherche (le CRSH, le CRSNG et les IRSC) lancent un appel à propositions destiné à des personnes affiliées à des organismes sans but lucratif des communautés des Premières Nations et des peuples métis et inuit ainsi qu’à d’autres organismes sans but lucratif et à des établissements d’enseignement postsecondaire du Canada, toutes disciplines confondues.
Les subventions Connexion – Capacité de recherche autochtone et réconciliation soutiennent des initiatives interdisciplinaires et des activités de rayonnement sur des modèles réussis d’exécution de la recherche autochtone, qui sont transformateurs et contribuent à la réconciliation; il peut s’agir, entre autres, de démarches holistiques, interdisciplinaires et d’approches prenant en compte les distinctions.
Ces subventions Connexion peuvent atteindre 50 000 $ pour six mois, et il sera possible de prolonger de six mois la période visée.
Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec nous à l’adresse suivante : La date limite de présentation des demandes est le 6 septembre 2018.

2018 Canadian Council of Deans of Science Meeting

Hello everyone,

Registration for the 2018 Canadian Council of Deans of Science meeting is now open. Please bookmark the 2018 CCDS Meeting webpage. The meeting webpage hosts the link to the online registration system, as well as includes information about pricing, guest accommodations, maps and meeting updates.

If you have any questions about the 2018 CCDS meeting, please contact Stacey Chow. Remember to check the meeting webpage for further updates.

Looking forward to seeing you in Calgary – in just a few short weeks.

Lesley Rigg
Dean, Faculty of Science
University of Calgary

Nipissing – Dean, Applied and Professional Studies

Nipissing University invites applications for the position of Dean, Applied & Professional Studies.  As one of four Deans reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research, the Dean, Applied & Professional Studies is a key member of the University’s senior management team and will provide academic and administrative leadership to the Faculty of Applied & Professional Studies by ensuring high quality and relevant education consistent with the University’s mission.

Please see the posting here

NSERC – Call for Proposals GENDER-NET Plus ERA-NET Cofund – Promoting gender equality

NSERC is pleased to announce that it is participating in a joint co-funded call for proposals with Europe as part of GENDER-NET Plus. GENDER-NET Plus brings together a consortium of 16 partners from 13 different countries including Canada. It is an important opportunity to fund research projects that will promote the integration of sex and gender analysis into research at an international level.

GENDER-NET Plus is the first European Research Areas (ERA) Network (NET) Cofund with the aim of fostering the integration of sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) into research and funding programs. The joint call invites interdisciplinary applications exploring sex and gender effects and dimensions in research topics relating to one or more of the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG3 – Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 9 – Infrastructure, Industrialization and Innovation, and SDG 13 – Climate Action.

NSERC will provide direct funding to eligible Canadian researchers to participate in awarded projects in the natural sciences and engineering related to SDG9 and SDG13 call topics only. The total amount available to Canadian researchers from NSERC is $700,000 CAD, enough to fund at least two projects. The maximum amount available per project is $100,000 CAD per year for up to three years, for a total of up to $300,000 CAD. The duration of a project must be two to three years.

The rules for this joint call require that each applicant team include investigators from at least three countries participating in the initiative. For Canadian investigators, this means they must establish partnerships with researchers from at least two other partner countries (outside Canada).

Pre-proposal documents must be completed and submitted by the Project Coordinator via the GENDER-NET Plus Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS) by Thursday March 1, 2018 17:00 (Central European Time). In addition, an itemized budget and one-page justification must be submitted to NSERC (secure site to come) by the deadline date.

For more information on rules and how to apply, consult the websites of both NSERC and GENDER-NET Plus. If you have any questions, or wish to discuss submitting an application, please contact: Sarah Smith Program Officer Research Grants and Scholarships Directorate Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada