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Funding applications

Procedures and Deadlines

All funding applications must be signed and approved prior to submission to the funding agency. The process is as follows:

  1. Submit your completed grant application or contract along with a Funding Application Approval Form (FAAF) via email for signing to your Department Head (check with your department regarding any departmental deadlines).
  2. Submit the FAAF and application to the Faculty of Science at fosfaaf@umanitoba.ca for signing by the Associate Dean (Research) by 4:30 PM two business days in advance of the ORS deadline.
  3. After signing, the Dean’s Office will forward your application directly to ORS where it will be assigned to the appropriate contact. Applications are typically due to ORS by 4:30 PM five business days prior to the agency deadline unless otherwise noted in the Upcoming Major Funding Opportunities site or in the ORS Newsletter. Major tri-agency applications (e.g. NSERC Discovery Grants, NSERC RTI, CIHR Project Grants are due ten business days prior to the agency deadline).

Review & Support

The Faculty of Science offers support for researchers in identifying potential funding sources and preparing grant applications. Faculty members are encouraged to contact the Research Facilitator & Business Development Officer for information on funding programs and for review of application materials.

Internal funding support programs

Bridging Support program

The Faculty of Science partners with the Office of the Vice President Research and International (VPRI) and individual departments within the Faculty of Science to provide bridging support for researchers who have had difficulty renewing their NSERC Discovery Grants. The exact details of this program are determined by VPRI and may vary from year to year.

Questions regarding eligibility, requirements, and extent of support can be directed to Steve Whyard, Associate Dean of Research.

Faculty of Science Enhancement of Grant Stipends (SEGS)

The SEGS program provides co-funding for up to THREE graduate students per Tri-council grant that have already been assigned a GETS student. One of the three SEGS allocations can be used to support a postdoctoral fellow (1 maximum). The SEGS program will also co-fund graduate student stipends that are supported by non-tri-council funding sources (grants and contracts) that support thesis research. Non-tri-council funding sources must be at least two years in duration to be eligible for SEGS support.

Policy Document

Please download the SEGS policy (in PDF) for more details.

Application Form

Please download the application form (in PDF) for more details and instructions on how to apply.

Faculty of Science Interdisciplinary Research Grants

The purpose of these grants is to stimulate and encourage interdisciplinary research collaborations that initiate and strengthen research in new directions.  Collaborations can be within the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba (UM), or across Faculties at the UM as long as the PI is a Faculty of Science faculty member. “Interdisciplinary” is broadly defined and may be found within departments, across departments, and across faculties.

The deadline to apply is October 15. (If this day falls on a weekend, then the deadline will be the next business day)

Program details and application guidelines

Field Work Support Program

Purpose

The purpose of the Faculty of Science Field Work Support Program (FWSP) is to support fieldwork in both research and teaching activities within the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba. The focus is on enabling fieldwork by offsetting the actual costs of doing work in the field. The program is not intended to provide alternative support in lieu of other sources of funding.

Eligibility

All full-time academic staff members in the Faculty of Science are eligible to apply to the FWSP in support of both research and teaching. Applications may be made on behalf of the staff members themselves or on behalf of students working with or studying with eligible staff members.

Nature and Extent of Support

Support under the FWSP could include a wide range of possibilities including such things as support for field work-related travel costs (e.g., mileage, vehicle rental, airfare, accommodation, per-diems, etc.). Funding is explicitly intended to be used in the field (or to get to/from the field), including other travel (e.g., rental/purchase to get to sampling sites). Requests for costs associated with lab work after collection of specimens or student stipends will not be considered. Although there is not a specific limit on the amount of support that can be requested, requests for large amounts (i.e. > $7,500) need to be well justified. Applications for exploratory as well as established fieldwork activities or teaching are welcome. All necessary approvals and certificates (whether for research or teaching-related requests) must be either in place at the time of application or provided prior to receipt of awarded funds. Applications from groups of eligible staff will also be considered. This is meant to offset matching funds.

Competition Procedure and Program Administration

Submit completed proposals as a single pdf file with the title format as “surname_FWSP22” to Dorothy Komzak. The deadline for submission is February 11, 2022. Please respect page limitations.  A brief 2-page report is required from all successful applicants within 3 months of the completion of the proposed research/ teaching activities that outlines the degree to which the proposed objectives were met and lists all documents (papers, manuals, etc.) resulting. Recipients are also asked to acknowledge the Field Work Support Program in all publications and media coverage resulting from the support provided. Questions may be directed to the chair of the Field Work Advisory Committee, Associate Dean Steve Whyard via e-mail at Steve Whyard.

FWSP application 2022 (in PDF)
FWSP application 2022 (in Word format)

Faculty of Science Research Innovation and Commercialization Grant

Faculty of Science awards

Faculty of Science Innovation in Teaching award

Purpose

To recognize teaching faculty for use of innovative and successful pedagogical techniques in a graduate or undergraduate course (or courses), or a lab or tutorial component of a course. The award recognizes innovation and excellence in pedagogy, which may include the following:

  • approaches to classroom lectures
  • high levels of student engagement resulting from innovative practices
  • creative curriculum development
  • productive use of University or community resources
  • innovation in formative assessment and summative evaluation
  • scholarly and/or research projects.

The nomination should focus on the nominee’s teaching practices within the most recent academic calendar year.

The Award is valued at $1000 and can be used for equipment to enhance teaching or laboratory instruction, summer student support, travel, pedagogical research, or other professional development. Early Career Faculty (defined as individuals being within five years of their first academic appointment) and Established Faculty (more than five years of experience in an academic appointment) are eligible.

Faculty cannot receive multiple awards for the same activity but are eligible for additional awards if they continue to develop new and innovative pedagogical techniques.

Nomination Process

Nominations may come from UM faculty members or departmental awards committees (if appropriate) (self-nominations are not admissible)

To nominate an individual, please complete the following:

1)  Inform the nominee and request the following application materials from them if they wish to proceed:

  • a brief statement (max 1 page) describing how the nominee’s techniques are innovative,
  • course description and Syllabus,
  • sample assignments and assessment criteria, and
  • student evaluations in support of the pedagogy approach (optional).

2) Prepare a letter of support.

The next call for Innovation in Teaching Award nominations is TBD.

Faculty of Science Outreach Award

Purpose

To recognize faculty members, both researchers, and instructors, for outreach activities. Nominees should demonstrate commitment to developing, coordinating, and/or sustaining projects or activities that extend the communication of science to the community (both within and outside the University). The nomination can be for a single activity or for engagement in multiple outreach activities within the past academic year.

Examples of eligible outreach activities:

  • Significant participation in University of Manitoba outreach and recruitment events such as Let’s Talk Science, IB Great Escape, Evening of Excellence, etc.
  • Building connections with the community through off-campus outreach such as visiting schools to give research talks or on-campus activities such as hosting K-12 students in your lab or classroom.

The award is valued at $1000 and can be used for research, summer student support, travel, or other professional development. Early Career Faculty (defined as individuals being within five years of their first academic appointment) and Established Faculty (more than five years of experience in an academic appointment) are eligible.
Faculty cannot receive multiple awards for the same outreach activity but are eligible for additional awards if they participate in new areas of outreach.

Nomination Process

Nominations may come from students, faculty, staff, and community organizations, or departmental awards committees (if appropriate) (self-nominations are not admissible).

To nominate an individual, please complete the following:

1) Inform the individual of your intention and if they agree to proceed, request that they prepare a brief impact statement (max 1 page) that outlines the following:

  • nature of the activities undertaken
  • role/commitment of nominee
  • perceived impact on the community

2) Prepare a letter of support

The next call for Outreach Award nominations is TBD.

Faculty of Science Early Career Research Excellence Award

Purpose

To recognize outstanding accomplishments by Early Career Research Faculty in the physical sciences, life sciences, or computational/mathematical sciences. The Award is valued at $1000 and can be used for research, summer student support, travel, or other professional development. Early Career Faculty (defined as individuals being within five years of their first academic appointment) are eligible.

Applicants for the Early Career Research Excellence award will display the following:

  • exceptional promise as demonstrated through original new research
  • Application of innovative research methods and approaches
  • Ability to form new disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Patent filings and collaboration between industry or the community would also be considered an asset

Application Process

Nominations may come from UM faculty members, or departmental awards committees (if appropriate) (self-nominations are not admissible)

To nominate an individual, please complete the following:

1)  Inform the nominee of your intention and request the following application materials from them if they wish to proceed:

  • A current CV of the nominee
  • A brief statement of impact (max 1 page) which summarizes the nominee’s most significant contributions

2) Prepare a letter of support that addresses each of the above evaluation criteria.

The next call for Early Career Research Excellence Award nominations is TBD.

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