Upcoming UTSC Deadlines & Research Information Sessions


Upcoming UTSC OVPRI Funding Deadlines

Working Groups FundDecember 1, 2020 - Application deadline 
Plots for ResearchDecember 16, 2020 - Application deadline



Select Upcoming Tri-Agency Funding Deadlines

SSHRC Partnership Grant Stage 1 Competition
SSHRC has launched the 2021 Partnership Grant competition. Partnership Grants are intended for large teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors, to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in any of the disciplines eligible for funding at SSHRC. 
November 30, 2020: RSO Internal Peer Review submission deadline 
January 18, 2021:  RSO Editorial Review submission deadline
January 28, 2021: UTSC OVPRI deadline (MRA required)
February 1, 2021: RSO MRA deadline
February 10, 2021: Sponsor deadline


SSHRC Connection Grants – OVPI Matching Funds Opportunity
The Vice President, International (OVPI) has announced an initiative to support UofT applicants for the SSHRC Connection Grants (CG) where it would contribute $5,000 in matching funds to an applicant’s CG application that has a significant international component. 
January 13, 2021: Deadline to apply for the OVPI matching funds for the Feb. 2021 competition

SSHRC Connections Grant
These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.
January 20, 2021: UTSC MRA deadline
January 22, 2021 by 9:00 a.m.: RSO MRA deadline
January 27, 2021 by 9:00 a.m.: RSO deadline to submit of SSHRC Portal
February 1, 2021: Sponsor deadline


SSHRC Insight Development Grant
Insight Development Grants (IDG) support 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.
January 21, 2021: UTSC MRA deadline
January 25, 2021 by 9:00 a.m.: RSO MRA deadline
January 29, 2021 by 9:00 a.m.: RSO deadline to submit of SSHRC Portal
February 2, 2021: Sponsor deadline


Select Upcoming Award Deadlines

2020-2021 Connaught New Researcher Award
The purpose of this program is to help new tenure stream faculty members establish competitive research programs. Support for approximately 50 awards of up to $20,000 will be provided to the highest ranked proposals (no matching required). 
December 1, 2020: UTSC OVPRI deadline (MRA required)
December 3, 2020 : RSO MRA and application deadline



UTSC Information Sessions/Talks

Department of Health & Society Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. James K. Gibb
Topic: Exploring Sexual Orientation-Based Differences in Skeletal Growth and Health Across the Life Course
December 14, 2020: 12:00-1:15 P.M. EST
Health & Society Seminar webpage with log-in details
For questions, contact Dr. Michelle Silver: michelle.silver@utoronto.ca


St. George Campus Information Sessions

UofT & University of Manchester - Joint Workshop on Collaborative Opportunities in Health 
UofT and the University of Manchester (UoM) are pleased to invite faculty members to participate in a workshop to explore collaborative opportunities in three areas: cardiovascular & metabolic sciences; nursing; and infectious disease, allergy, & immunity. The workshop will be led by Professor Keith Brennan, Associate Dean for Internationalisation in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health at UoM, and Professor Alex Mihailidis, Associate Vice-President, International Partnerships at UofT. 
 November 25, 2020: 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. EST
Registration link


Jackman Humanities Institute 2020 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Webinar
Are you a U of T humanities faculty researcher who needs help with your February 2021 SSHRC Insight Grant application? Register now to learn valuable tips and strategies to increase your chances of success.
December 3, 2020: 9:30-11:30 A.M. EST
Registration link


NSERC-Alliance workshop: What we've learned so far, what we still need to know
This UofT Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) session is targeted to inform U of T Investigators interested in applying for NSERC-Alliance grants. NSERC personnel will be available to answer specific questions followed by an internal panel discussion featuring researchers who have insights to share from their own application experiences. Featured panelists include Professor Aimy Bazylak (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), Professor Matthew Roorda (Civil & Mineral Engineering), and Professor Harry Ruda (Materials Science & Engineering).
December 9, 2020: 10:00-11:30 A.M. EST
Registration link


2021 SSHRC IDG information session
UofT Research Services will be holding an information session for the 2021 SSHRC Insight Development Grant (IDG) competition. This session will cover eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria, proposal development and the submission process (both internal through MRA, and external to SSHRC). Speakers include Professor Xi (Becky) Chen (Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE) and Mark Bold (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Funding Officer, Research Services Office).
December 10, 2020: 10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
Registration link



Other Links for Events:

Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) Events Calendar

University of Toronto Libraries Workshops and Events Calendar

Jackman Humanities Institute Events Page