Brock Research Opportunities e-bulletin, Vol. 4, No. 1 Friday, January 20, 2012

Brock Research Opportunities e-bulletin, Vol. 4, No. 1 Friday, January 20, 2012

CONTACTS • Vicky Guertin ( SSHRC [Humanities, Social Sciences] • Carrie Kelly ( MRI, CFI, SSHRC [Business, Education] • Josie Reed ( CIHR, NSERC [Applied Health Sciences, Mathematics and Science] REMINDER: The Office of Research Services requires that a faculty member submitting a grant application provide a late-stage version to the appropriate research officer at least 10 working days prior to the agency deadline.






Insight Development Grants — This funding opportunity offers grants in support of research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams.
Both new and regular scholars who are affiliated with an eligible Canadian post-secondary institution are eligible to apply.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2012. <>

Please note: Regarding multiple grant applications, researchers may not apply for an Insight Development Grant and an Insight Grant within the same calendar year as applicant (principal investigator). Please consult SSHRC’s website at more information on multiple applications.

Partnerships Grants – Letter of Intent 2012 competition — For faculty considering applying to the Partnership Development Program, and the Partnership Grants NOI, SSHRC recently posted Q&As on these programs: Guidelines are posted and the application form is now available. Contact a Research Officer to discuss your submission plan. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012.

For information on upcoming SSHRC funding programs and deadlines, visit


• 2012 Strategic Projects Grants — The literature for the 2012 Strategic Project Grants competition is now available at  Please note that there is a new deadline for submission of applications – April 1, 2012.


Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) 2012/2013 — Please contact Josie Reed ( for the 2012 internal application form and instructions.  Application deadline: Friday, February 17, 2012.


Engage Grants — This program is intended to foster the development of new research partnerships between academic researchers and companies by supporting short-term R & D projects that address a company-specific problem in natural sciences and engineering fields (up to $25,000 for 6 months).

• For a complete list of NSERC’s grants programs and deadlines, see:


• For partnership programs see:



NOTE: ResearchNet and the "Find Funding" section of the CIHR website will not be accessible from 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday, January 28, 2012 to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, January 29, 2012 due to planned system maintenance by the service provider. As a result, the registration or application deadlines for the following funding opportunities have been extended by 24 hours.

Original deadline of January 30 is now extended to January 31, 2012 8 p.m. ET.
* Other: Travel Awards - Institute Community Support (Winter 2012 Competition) - 201201ISU

Original deadline of February 1 is now extended to February 2, 2012 8 p.m. ET. 
* Catalyst Grant: Ethics (2011-2012) - 201203EPP
* Fellowship: 2011-2012 - 201202MFE
* Fellowship: Winter 2012 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) - 201202MFE
* Master's Award: 2011-2012 - 201202GSM
* Master's Award: Winter 2012 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) - 201202GSM 
* Operating Grant: 2011-2012 - 201203MOP 
* Operating Grant: Winter 2012 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) - 201203MOP 
* Operating Grant: Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research (2012) - 201203IPR

Operating Grant: 2011-2012 (CIHR Open Operating Grant Program) — 201203MOP, registration deadline: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012; application deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2012. link


Dissemination Events (Winter 2012 Competition) — Application Deadline: February 15, 2012. link


Planning Grants (Winter 2012 Competition) — Application Deadline: February 15, 2012. link


Proof of Principle: Phase 1 (Winter 2012 Competition) — Application deadline:  February 15, 2012. link

• For links to these and all other current funding opportunities at CIHR, see: 


Links to bookmark:
• Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada:
• Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada:
• Canadian Institutes of Health Research:



• The Banting Research Foundation is pleased to announce its annual call for grant applications. There is a special emphasis on innovative proposals that have the potential to contribute to the understanding of fundamental mechanisms of disease processes and/or contribute to their cure.  This program supports early career researchers (in the first 3 years of independent career).  See: for more information and forms.  Deadline for applications: March 15, 2012. 


NeuroDevNet Workshops Initiative Program Request for Applications. NeuroDevNet is a national Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) and its vision is to accelerate the pace of understanding the causes of neurodevelopmental disorders, with an initial focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), and Cerebral Palsy (CP) with cross-cutting Cores in Neuroethics, Knowledge Translation, and Neuroinformatics. Through the Workshops Initiative Program applications are invited for training, knowledge exchange, and outreach opportunities for Network and non-Network members. The program will support workshops and training courses that embody NeuroDevNet Research and Training objectives. For more information see:

Workshop Initiative applications and Sponsorship Requests will be accepted for periodic review three times a year.

Submission/Review deadlines: January 16, 2012, July 16, 2012, and October 15, 2012


The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is now accepting applications for its annual privacy research and knowledge translation funding program. Privacy Research and Knowledge Translation Funding program under its Contributions Program promotes the advancement of privacy knowledge in Canada by providing funding for independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives in Canada under PIPEDA. Successful proposals can be awarded up to $50,000 for any single project; a maximum of $100,000 can be awarded per organization. For more information see:

Application deadline: January 25, 2011


Environment Canada Call for Proposals – Environment Canada Economic and Environmental Policy Research Network:

As part of its commitment to strengthen academic engagement in the areas of economics and policy research and analysis, Environment Canada is pleased to issue a call for proposals for the establishment of an Economic and Environmental Policy Research Network to be administered by one or more academic(s) at a Canadian University. The goal of the Network is to enhance linkages between Environment Canada and the academic community and support new inter-disciplinary economic and policy research relevant to Canadian environmental policy. In addition to supporting the production of high quality research by leading academic experts, the Network would provide training opportunities for graduate students. While the overarching research theme of the Network would broadly relate to policy and economic research tied to environmental policy; the research agenda of the initial five years should focus on Environmental Policy, Competitiveness, Innovation and Behavioural Response, as described further in the attached request for proposals.

Application deadline: Friday, February 3, 2012.



Please contact Josie Reed ( for current application forms and guidelines for:


Brock University Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity. Deadline March 1, 2012.  Updated guidelines and forms will be posted by the end of January. Watch this bulletin for more information.


Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence. Deadline March 1, 2012.  Updated guidelines and forms will be posted by the end of January.  Watch this bulletin for more information.




Human Research Ethics: Free and Informed Consent: This presentation will provide an overview of human research ethics with a focus on issues pertaining to informed consent. Wednesday January 25, 2012, 9:30-11:30 AM at Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chambers. Refreshments provided. Please register for this workshop by sending an email to or by calling 688-5550 ext. 3035


GreenCentre Canada will be on campus for a brief presentation on Wednesday, January 25th from 9:00 – 9:30 in Plaza 501C.  Please find below a link to their website.  For more information please contact John Wilson at x4808 or


Mapping New Knowledges Research Café: "Living healthier, living better, living longer'. Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 4:30–6:30 PM at Pond Inlet. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information see: 


2012 Lecture Series presented by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI):

Open to professionals and the public, the research presented in these lectures is a valuable resource for grape growers and winemakers, the findings of which are applied to industry use in Niagara, across Canada and internationally. Upcoming dates:

·         January 25: Karl Kaiser, CCOVI Professional Affiliate, Co-founder Iniskillin wines, Winemaker and Consultant, “Chemical deacidifications in winemaking.” This lecture will take place Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. in H313. Admission is free. For more information, visit

·         February 8: Antonia Mantonakis, CCOVI Fellow, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Brock University, “Does a wine’s name influence consumer taste perception?”

·         February 15: Don Cyr, CCOVI Fellow, Associate Professor of Finance, Brock University, “A cost-benefit analysis of entering and exiting vineyard operations in Niagara: 1997-2010

·         February 29: Kevin Ker, CCOVI Professional Affiliate, Industry Consultant in vineyard management, KCMS Applied Research and Consulting, “How growing season weather patterns affect vine hardiness”

·         March 7: Vincenzo DeLuca, CCOVI Fellow, Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University, “Icewine grapes are biochemically active between September and Harvest”

·         March 14: Wendy McFadden-Smith, CCOVI Professional Affiliate, Tender Fruit and Grape Integrated Pest Management Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, “What we’ve learned about sour rot: an update on research”

·         March 21: Ralph Brown, CCOVI Fellow, Professor, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, “New tools to fine-tune quality harvests”

·         March 28: Jim Willwerth, CCOVI Staff Scientist, Viticulturist, Brock University, “Beating the cold: Best viticulture practices to maximize hardiness”

·         April 4: George van der Merwe, CCOVI Fellow, Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, “Getting started: Adaptation of wine yeast to early fermentation stress”

·         April 11: Andy Reynolds, CCOVI Researcher, Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University, “New adventures in vineyard geomatics”

·         April 18: Jeffrey Stuart, CCOVI Fellow, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University, “Investigating resveratrol’s anti-cancer and neuroprotective effects”

For more information, to watch live webcasts of the lectures and for archived videos of past presentations, go to or contact Jenna Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer, CCOVI x4471;