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The USask Internal Review Program is open to all researchers applying to selected funding opportunities. This program is a strategic investment in researcher success and supports institutional aims to encourage and facilitate research excellence. The Internal Review Program aims to provide high-quality feedback to researchers in both early and final stages of grant development.
For up-to-date information,
Deadlines:January 1, May 1, and September 1
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8490/306-966-1923
Contact: Heather Lukey, Director of Graduate Awards and Scholarships, Finance Officer, Scholarship Liaison Officer for Tri-Agency, CGPS, 306-966-8697, firstname.lastname@example.org
The OVPR Matching Fund program provides institutional matching support for large, collaborative, strategic opportunity grants. Matching funding is provided for selected initiatives which advance the research goals of the UofS/College/School and which have the potential to develop or support leadership at the university. All requests for OVPR matching funds are evaluated as received, subject to available funding in the program. Please review the program guidelines for further information.
Eligible grant programs include NSERC CREATE and Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks, SSHRC Partnership Grants, CIHR Foundation and Team grants, NCEs, and selected large-scale Genome and large-scale international grants.
Eligible expenses are primarily limited to graduate student support, except in certain instances where prior approval has been granted to cover other expenses. Matching funding cannot be used to buy out release time.
Contact: Strategic Research Initiatives, email@example.com
Deadline: At time of appointment to the U of S
Application and Guidelines
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations, 306-966-8490
Provides modest fund support to faculty who have previously applied to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant competition, or plan to apply in the near future.
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and have a full‐time academic position with the University of Saskatchewan. Only those requesting support for research that is eligible for funding by NSERC (see NSERC Eligibility Guidelines) may apply.
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Contact: Research Services and Ethics Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reseach Funding Opportunities
The SSHRC Explore and Exchange grants provide support for small-scale research projects and knowledge exchange or mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities.
$7,000 over 24 months
• Supports small scale research projects within scope of SSHRC’s Insight program.
• Fosters research-based knowledge creation in the social sciences and humanities.
• Helps position recipients for success at the national level.
• Researchers can hold only one SSHRC Explore grant at a time.
$5,000 over 24 months
• Supports knowledge exchange or mobilization activities within scope of SSHRC’s Connection or Knowledge Synthesis programs.
• Supports the flow and exchange of social science and humanities knowledge.
• Priority is given to activities involving Indigenous communities.
• Researchers can hold only one SSHRC Exchange grant at a time.
Annual Deadline to apply is May 1. A call for applications will be circulated through our SSHRC listserv.
Contact: Manisha Jalla, Internal Review Specialist, Research Services and Ethics Office, email@example.com
The CIHR Project Grant Bridge Funding Program supports USask faculty, who received a high score in the Project Grant competition but were not funded, in re-applying for CIHR funding. To be eligible for this bridge funding program, applicants must have gone through the formal USask CIHR Internal Review. For more details about the program and eligibility criteria see program overview and guidelines.
Contact: Jaime Speed, Internal Review Specialist, Research Services and Ethics Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Publications Fund offers modest support towards the scholarly and creative works published by University of Saskatchewan faculty. A faculty member can submit one request in either of the following categories:
- up to $1,500 to assist in Publishing costs;
- up to $1,500 for a formal Book Publication Subvention; or
- up to $1,500 for Other Scholarly and Artistic Works as defined in the guidelines.
Tenure-track or tenured University of Saskatchewan faculty members (excluding adjunct and emeritus) are eligible to apply. Faculty in term positions are eligible but at a lower priority.
Applications will be accepted starting June 1, 2019 until May 31, 2020, or until the fund has been expended. ***Please note that the Publications Fund has been expended for the 2019-2020 competition. This competition is now closed.***
Contact: Jaime Speed, Administrative Coordinator, Research Services and Ethics Office, email@example.com
Deadlines: May 1 and November 1
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8485
Deadlines: May 1 and November 1
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8485
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
Awards from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) are granted to the university as an institution rather than to an individual Faculty member.
Therefore, the Vice-President Research (VPR) is accountable for all aspects of the award. On behalf of the VPR, the Research Services and Ethics Office coordinates the application process, including an internal application development and review process at the pre-submission stage, and oversees post-award administration of all CFI awards.
The CFI has detailed policy and program guidelines and reporting requirements related to the use and administration of the funds.
CFI Competition Deadline
Cyberinfrastructure Initiative - Challenge 1
Contact Sandra Stone for details
February and October each year.
Eligible individuals will be notified in January.
To be announced.
Search the Knowledge Base for up-to-date information.
For more information on the CFI program, contact
Strategic Research Initiatives
Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI), a unit of the Office of the Vice-President Research, aims to increase the research intensity of the University of Saskatchewan by engaging the university research community in the incubation and development of large-scale institutional research programs and infrastructure projects, developing nominations for national and international reputational awards, and assist in linking research and teaching through undergraduate research.
Programs supported by SRI:
- NSERC – CREATE, Alliance Grant (large-scale)
- SSHRC – Partnership Grant
- CIHR – Team Grant, NEIHR Grant
- New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)
- Genome Canada
- Canada Research Chairs (CRC)
- Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC)
- Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF)
- Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – Innovation Fund (IF), Major Science Initiatives Fund (MSI)
- Western Economic Diversification Canada
*200K Annual Contribution
Contact for more details:
Research Support Fund
The cost of research includes both direct and indirect costs. Indirect costs include maintaining the research space and libraries; cost of utilities for that space; management and administration of research, finances, regulatory requirements and compliance; and liability insurance amongst other costs. It is difficult to assign these indirect costs to specific projects since the costs are shared across projects.
The Research Support Fund (RSF) (formerly the Federal Indirect Cost Program) is a Government of Canada funding program to assist Canadian post-secondary institutions in offsetting some of the indirect costs involved in administering Tri-Agency awards. The funds provided are to assist with expenses in five major categories: Facility, Management & Administration, Resources, Regulatory Requirements and Intellectual Property. RSF grants are allocated annually based on a 3-year rolling average of an institution’s Tri-Agency revenue.
Under the oversight of the Provost’s Committee on Integrated Planning (PCIP), the USask grant is managed by the Office of the Vice-President Research (OVPR).