Funding Opportunities

Internal and External Opportunities

Internal Funding

For questions regarding internal funding opportunities, please contact Dr. Sean Parsons (sa_parsons@laurentian.ca), ext. 3406 or Andrée Noiseux (aj_noiseux@laurentian.ca), ext. 2423.

The goal of the Laurentian University SSHRC Knowledge Dissemination Fund is to help researchers with their knowledge dissemination initiatives. This program, which is financed from Laurentian’s SSHRC Institutional Grant, aims to increase the output and impact of research at Laurentian by supporting the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities in order to encourage collaboration and the dissemination of research results both within and beyond the academic community.

Consult the call for proposals to learn how to apply to this internal funding opportunity.

The deadline to apply was August 24, 2020.


Final Report - Those who have completed their grant must prepare a final report. Please answer the questions in the following document: final report. 

The goal of the Laurentian University SSHRC Emerging Researcher Fund is to encourage emerging researchers in developing research projects and publishing. This program, which is financed from Laurentian’s SSHRC Institutional Grant, is designed to help emerging researchers bolster their scholarly outputs by awarding funds to those who are planning on submitting a proposal to SSHRC, to be used to further their proposed research project.

Consult the call for proposals to learn how to apply to this internal funding opportunity. 

The deadline to apply was August 24, 2020.


Final Report - Those who have completed their grant must prepare a final report. Please answer the questions in the following document: final report.

The primary purpose of the LURF is to help full-time faculty members at Laurentian University enhance scholarly productivity with the objective of nurturing and stimulating research.

The LURF is funded by the university as described in Section 6.25 of the 2017-2020 LUFA collective agreement. Therefore, only LUFA full-time faculty members (excluding sessionals and Master Lecturers) are eligible. The LURF-R is available to Master Lecturers, sessionals and retirees.

The LURF funds two types of projects, research and publication. Applications for research grants may include requests for funds for publication. 
 


2020 Competition

Grant descriptions and instructions and application and project report forms can be found in forms A and B:

This competition ended March 2, 2020. Another competition will be held in 2021.


Past LURF Recipients

List of Awards for LURF Competition 2020

List of Awards for LURF Competition 2019

List of Awards for LURF Competition 2018 

List of Awards for LURF Competition 2017

The primary purpose of the LURF-R is to help Retired Members, Sessional Members and Master Lecturers at Laurentian University enhance scholarly productivity with the objective of nurturing and stimulating research.  The LURF- R is funded by the university as described in Section 6.25 of the 2017-2020 LUFA collective agreement. 

The LURF-R funds two types of projects, research and publication. Applications for research grants may include requests for funds for publication. 


Grant descriptions and instructions and application and project report forms can be found in forms A and B:

The LURF-R 2020 competition ended April 20, 2020. Another competition will be held in 2021.


Past LURF-R Recipients

List of LURF-R recipients - 2020 Competition

List of LURF-R recipients - 2019 Competition

List of LURF-R recipients - 2018 Competition

List of LURF-R recipients - 2017 Competition

In order to encourage and support Indigenous research initiatives at Laurentian, to strengthen capacity for Indigenous research in Northern Ontario, to create and reinforce collaborative networks of Indigenous research regionally and nationally, and to respond to the calls for action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Laurentian University has established the Advancing Indigenous Research (AIR) Fund.  The objectives of AIR Fund are therefore:

  • To encourage collaboration and relationships important to Indigenous research
  • To enhance capacity for Indigenous research
  • To provide opportunities for the research community and researchers to identify research questions that matter the most to Indigenous peoples
  • To enable the Laurentian research community to have increased success in external research funding for Indigenous research

The next call for applications is anticipated to take place in May 2020.

 

Application Guideline (click here)

The Louise Picard Public Health Research Grant aims to encourage collaboration between Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) staff and Laurentian University (LU) faculty members to explore research areas of mutual interest. The competition is open to all LU faculty members and staff members at the SDHU. Applications must demonstrate the partnership and how the two co-principal investigators from both the SDHU and LU are going to actively conduct the research.


Application Guideline and Form:

This competition ended February 6, 2020. The next competition is expected to be held at the end of 2020.

2020-2021 Call for Nominations and Criteria (click here)

The deadline is December 18, 2020


Research Excellence Award Recipients

2019-2020     Alain Doom
2018-2019     Amadeo Parissenti
2017-2018    Jackie Litzgus
2016-2017    Harold Gibson
2015-2016    Annie Roy-Charland
2014-2015    James Watterson
2013-2014    Kabwe Nkongolo
2012-2013    Tammy Eger
2011-2012    N/A
2010-2011    Carol Kauppi
2009-2010    N/A
2008-2009    Belaïd Aouni
2007-2008    Henri Pallard
2006-2007    Gary Kinsman
2005-2006    N/A
2004-2005    Luis Radford
2003-2004    N/A
2002-2003    Yves Alarie
2001-2002    N/A
2000-2001    N/A
1999-2000    Bernadette Schell
1998-1999    N/A
1997-1998    Gustavo Arteca
1996-1997    Douglas Parker
1995-1996    Simon Laflamme
1994-1995    Robert Jensen
1993-1994    John Lewko
1992-1993    Peter Kaiser
1991-1992    Joseph Shorthouse
1990-1991    Gertrud Lewis
1989-1990    Brian H. Kaye
1988-1989    Michael Persinger
1987-1988    Bruce Ward
1986-1987 *    Paul Copper
* First year of award

 

The Research Conference Fund supports the organization of national or international research and innovation conferences that will be held in Sudbury and have a significant impact on Laurentian’s national and/or international reputation. The conference must be organized and led by Laurentian researchers. Collaboration with other institutions and organizations in planning and organizing the proposed conferences is strongly encouraged. 

Application guidelines and instructions:

There will be no call for proposals in 2020-2021.

External Funding

Laurentian researchers can obtain information about funding sources by:

  • Reading the weekly ORS newsletter (sent internally to all faculty and staff).

  • Searching the PIVOT database: https://pivot.proquest.com/funding_main

  • Browsing our list of funding partners (click here)

  • Attending our information sessions and workshops where ORS staff, funding agency representatives, and/or researchers who have served as reviewers or selection committee members provide tips and suggestions to help you develop a competitive proposal

For internal deadlines, please see the Policy on Internal Approval Processes and Deadlines for External Grant Applications.

For further details regarding the external funding opportunities, please contact Dr. Sean Parsons (sa_parsons@laurentian.ca), ext. 3406 or Andrée Noiseux (aj_noiseux@laurentian.ca), ext. 2423.

A list of upcoming opportunities, application deadlines and notification of decision for NSERC grants can be found here.

For more information on NSERC funding opportunities, visit their website or contact Dr. Seans Parsons (sa_parsons@laurentian.ca or ext. 3406).

Upcoming Workshops

Insight Development Grant Workshop (click here for details)

French Workshop: November 25, 2020, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

English Workshop: November 27, 2020, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am 

To register send an email to aj_noiseux@laurentian.ca
 

Resources:

  • Best Practices and Tips for Writing a SSHRC Grant (click here)
  • List of Upcoming Deadlines (click here)

For more information about SSHRC funding opportunities, visit their website or contact Andrée Noiseux (aj_noiseux@laurentian.ca or ext. 2423).

A list of upcoming CIHR funding opportunities can be found of their Research Net website.

For more information on CIHR funding opportunities, visit their website or contact Dr. Seans Parsons (sa_parsons@laurentian.ca or ext. 3406).

Public Accountability and Transparency

The research enterprise at Laurentian University and our affiliated research institutes was impacted by COVID-19. Research activities were suspended impacting many highly qualified research persons. With support from the CRCEF many research personnel were able to be maintained and research activities have been slowly resumed at our respective organizations.  

To learn more about the CRCEF program at Laurentian University, click here.


CRCEF Stage 3: support direct costs of research 

To learn more about eligible and ineligible expenses and to obtain the application form, click here.

Internal Call - MITACS Research Training Award

Call and Terms & Conditions

Application Form

Deadline: July 10, 2020, at 5 pm


For more information on MITACS funding opportunities, visit their website or contact Dr. Seans Parsons (sa_parsons@laurentian.ca or ext. 3406).