Major Upgrade of Researcher Home Page
On August 18, 2014, the Research Services Office launched Grants 3.0, which includes an upgrade to the Researcher Home Page, a self-serve online tool for researchers. Grants 3.0 is the name of the software upgrade to the University’s PeopleSoft grants management system used to track research grants and contracts and to manage all research funding received by the University of Alberta. More.
Click here for details on how to use the Researcher Home Page. The Over Expenditures webpage detailing how to request authorization for an over expenditure has also been updated.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming SSHRC Stories and Successes event co-hosted by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Studies. The event takes place on Wednesday, November 5 from 4.30-6:30 PM with a reception to follow. To RSVP, please visit http://www.research.ualberta.ca/sshrc2014. The University's latest successes will be celebrated, along with themed presentations and short research talks.
SSHRC Stories - Emerging Technologies: Competing Needs and Challenges:
- Technologies of Nature: Surveillance at the Limits of the Human - Kevin Haggerty (Arts)
- Stewarding Technology for Inclusive Innovation - Gordon Gow (Extension)
- The Third Dimension: Immersive Virtual Environments in Educational Research and Practice - Patricia Boechler (Education)
SSHRC Successes - The second half of this event will celebrate UAlberta's 2014 SSHRC grant recipients through poster displays and the following invited 3 minute presentations:
- Sadok Ghoul - Campus Saint-Jean (faculty member)
- Julie Rak - English and Film Studies (faculty member)
- Sean Robertson - Faculty of Native Studies (faculty member)
- Ali Shiri - School of Library and Information Studies (faculty member)
- Evelyne Gagnon - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (post doctoral fellow)
- Tsugumi (Mimi) Okabe - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (doctoral student)
It will also be an opportunity to meet SSHRC's new Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges, Ursula Gobel.
Highlighted Funding Opportunities
- Simons Foundation invites applications for the Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (MPS) program. The aim of this program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in the broad area of mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science. A Simons Collaboration is budgeted at up to $2,500,000 per year, for an initial period of four years. Letter of Intent deadline of October 31, 2014 at midnight EST.
Other Funding Opportunities
Check out our main Funding Opportunities page for a detailed listing of national funding and training opportunities.
Indirect Costs of Research
Indirect Costs of Research Background Information (prepared by the RSO at the request of the University Research Policy Committee, January 2014)
Quick Reference Guides
Grant Assist Program
The Office of the Vice-President (Research) has implemented a Grant Assist Program. The program offers University of Alberta researchers grant application development in Health Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering and Social Sciences and Humanities.