Internal opportunities supporting research

During 2013 and early 2014, the Office of the Vice-President Research (OVPR) worked with faculty to review and identify opportunities for internal funding to support researchers and students of the uOttawa. The announcement of the results of this initiative can be found here.

 

 

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (RDP)

 

 

 

The Research Development Program (RDP) aims to provide a competitive edge to University of Ottawa researchers through the provision of direct, short-term funding. This funding will enable researchers to conduct research which lays the groundwork for a new and competitive research grant application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

 

There are two separate priorities/objectives to the RDP:

 

  • Seed Funding Opportunity(SFO) (for new researchers)

The Seed Funding Opportunity consists of providing support to new researchers at the uOttawa. It aims to provide a competitive edge to University of Ottawa researchers through direct, short term funding. Seed Funding enables researchers to conduct research which lays the groundwork for a new and competitive research grant application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. More details

 

  • Bridge Funding Opportunity (BFO) (for established researchers)

The Bridge Funding Opportunity consists of providing support to researchers who have previously held a tri-council grant, who have submitted proposals to one of the Tri-Council agencies during the last competition and who were subsequently denied funding. The Bridge Funding Opportunity aims to provide interim funding to allow the researcher to improve their research project by addressing the agency committee comments, with the aim to increase their chance of success in the next competition. Applicants are only permitted to submit one request to the “Bridge Funding Opportunity” and will be required to re-apply to the next competition of the selected agency following the one in which their application was rejected. More details

 

Deadlines: There are two competitions per year for this program January 15thand June 15thof each year.

 

CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS ON CAMPUS  OPPORTUNITY

 

The Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity (CWCO) aims to provide interim support to researchers through the provision of short-term funding for conferences and/or workshops to be held on campus at the uOttawa.  The conference and/or workshop will facilitate the transfer of research results/knowledge within and across disciplines, among Canadian and International researchers.

 

This program is open to all disciplines.

 

Funding from external sources, with a strong preference for funding from peer-reviewed agencies, is required. Applications must identify from where such external funding is being sought or has been obtained. It is further expected that conferences will charge registration fees to help cover costs with a reduced fee for University of Ottawa students. More details

 

Deadlines: There are four competitions per year for this program: 

 

Proposal Submission dates
Results to be announced
May 15th
Mid-June
August 15th
Mid-September
November 15th
Mid-December
February 15th
Mid-March

 

 

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH GROUP FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (IRGFO)

 

The Interdisciplinary Research Group Funding Opportunity (IRGFO) aims to provide a competitive edge to the uOttawa researchers at the initial stage of the creation of interdisciplinary research expert’s teams through the provision of direct short-term funds.  This funding will enable uOttawa researchers to create interdisciplinary research groups to develop large collaborative research grant proposals for submission to large-scale external funding sponsor competitions. More details

 

The IRGFO is delivered in two Streams:

 

  • Stream 1: Research Team Creation (RTC)

    Stream 1-RTC consists of providing initial support to the uOttawa researchers to recruit members for an interdisciplinary / interfaculty team created to develop and elaborate research ideas with the objective of submitting a proposal to large-scale external funding competitions.

 

Researchers awarded a grant through Stream 1 of the IRGFO will be entitled to the support available through Stream 2 of the IRGFO. (See section 3. for applications requirements)

 

Deadline: There is one competition per year for this program February 15thof each year.

 

  • Stream 2: Grant Proposal Development (GPD)

    Stream 2 – GDP consists of providing support to the uOttawa researchers leading an interdisciplinary / interfaculty research team with the development of their grant proposal for submission to large-scale external funding competitions.

 

Deadline: Proposal for the Grant Proposal Development (GPD) can be submitted at any time.

 

EMERGENCY FUND FOR MINOR EQUIPMENT REPAIR PROGRAM

 

The Emergency Fund for Minor Equipment Repair Program (EFP) aims to provide support for the unanticipated emergency repairs of research equipment caused by a normal and optimal use. More details 

 

Priority will be given to repairs on essential research equipment where it is demonstrated that:

    • the equipment is properly used

    • the appropriate ongoing maintenance is done

    • the life expectancy for the equipment is still active and required

 

Ineligible costs include:

    • the operational cost of the equipment

    • the cost of repair to equipment with an expired life expectancy

    • the cost to extend the equipment’s life expectancy for optimal functionality

    • Core Facilities and CFI funded equipment while eligible to IOF not eligible

Deadlines: There is no deadline for the EFP.  Proposals for support through the EFP will be considered on an on-going basis.

 

 

SABBATICAL LEAVE OR DULY APPROVED RESEARCH LEAVE

As stated in the Collective Agreement (articles 26.5.1, 26.5.3), professors on "sabbatical" or on a "duly approved research leave" may receive part of their salary as a research grant. As stated in Canada Customs and Revenue Agency's Interpretation Bulletin IT-75R4, research must involve a critical or scientific inquiry aiming at the discovery of new facts or the development of new interpretations or applications. The University can only approve these salary conversions if the application meets all the requirements of the terms of the Income Tax Act of Canada.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted three months prior to the start date of the "sabbatical" or "duly approved research leave".

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FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS

Researchers should contact their Faculty to obtain specific details concerning Faculty Development Funds, since procedures and availability vary in each Faculty.

 

GENERAL RESEARCH FUNDS

General University Research Account:

The General Research Fund is meant to cover the costs related to universities research activities of the fund/account holder and to further research activities of the Principal Investigator.

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