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  • Introduction to Lakehead Research New Faculty Orientation

    August 29, 2016 Andrew P. Dean Anne Klymenko Vice-President, Research Director, Research Services and Innovation

  • Overview of Presentation § Strategic Plan and Research Priorities § Lakehead’s Research Performance § VPRI Organizational Chart § Overview of Research Services § Research Funding Opportunities § Research Ethics and Integrity § Overview of Economic Development &

    Innovation Office (EDIO) and LUCAS § Questions?


  • Nurturing a Passion to Lead: Strategic Research Plan 2013 - 2018

  • Academic/Strategic Research Plan: 2012-2017 Six Research Priorities

    § Advanced Systems and Technologies § Cultures, Societies, and Social Justice § The Environment and Natural Resources § First Nation, Métis and Inuit (Aboriginal) Research § Health Research Across the Life Span § Northern Studies

    Research priorities are used as the foundation upon which to build graduate programs, allocate Canada Research Chairs, CFI grants, etc.

  • Research Performance Metrics

    § Named as a RESEARCH UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR in Canada in the Undergraduate Category in 2013, 2014, 2015 (number one in Canada in 2015) by Re$earch Infosource

    § Ranked 1ST IN TOTAL RESEARCH DOLLARS among Ontario’s primarily undergraduate universities (Maclean’s 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    § Ranked 1ST IN TOTAL VALUE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES GRANTS among primarily undergraduate universities (Maclean’s 2011, 2013, 2014)

    § Ranked among the TOP 10 MOST INVENTIVE UNIVERSITIES (by income) in Canada (Impact Group 2012)

  • VPRI Organizational Chart 2015-2016

    Vice-President Research & Innovation

    Andrew P. Dean

    Economic Development and Innovation Office

    Florence Bailey, Manager, Industry Research Partnerships

    Ellen McKay, Acting Manager, Technology Transfer

    Office of Research Services

    Anne Klymenko, Director

    Lakehead University Centre for Analytical Services (LUCAS)

    Francis Appoh, Director

    Associate Vice- President, Research

    & Innovation Batia Stolar (Interim)


  • Mandate: To implement Lakehead’s strategic research directions by providing the highest quality research administration and ethics support services needed to realize the full potential of excellence for Lakehead’s research and innovation enterprise.

    Research Services: § is the first point of contact for faculty members who are seeking financial

    support for their research or assistance in administering their program of research

    § provides assistance to researchers in preparing funding proposals, particularly those of a large-scale collaborative nature

    § administers the University’s research ethics programs (Research Ethics Board and Animal Care Committee). We also work with Human Resources to deliver our Biosafety and Radiation Safety program as it relates to research.

  • How to Apply for Funding Step 1:

    Familiarize yourself with available

    funding opportunities

    (funding opportunities advertised to

    faculty weekly by ORS)

    Step 2: Preparing the Application - Access ORS Resources:

    • innovation

    • Funding guidelines • Workshops/Information sessions • Research Grants Officer • SSHRC/CIHR-NSERC Res. Facilitators • Professional grant writers • Peer review / mentorship • Research-related policies

    Step 4: • Submit application to

    ORS by internal deadline (two weeks prior to

    external deadline)

    Step 5: ORS Review

    • Feedback to researcher

    • Compliance with guidelines and internal LU policies

    Step 3: Complete Research Proposal Approval Form and obtain signatures

    Steps 6+7: • ORS returns

    application to researcher with comments

    • Researcher incorporates ORS feedback

    Step 8: • Researcher submits

    final version to ORS • ORS obtains

    approval of VP RI • Application

    submitted to funder



  • Critical Funding Opportunities for New Faculty

    § Senate Research Committee (Internal Funding)

    § Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)

    § Other – other government, industry foundations, etc.

  • Senate Research Committee Internal Awards Fund Amount Deadlines Research Development Fund $7,000 January 20*

    Open Access Author Fund $2,500 Open

    Conference Travel Grants Up to $1000 October 10; May 10

    Publication Assistance Grants Up to $500 January 20*

    Visiting Scholar Grant Up to $1,000 January 20*

    Leave/Non-Leave Research Grant (administered on behalf of CRA)

    Open January 20*

    Awards for Research Excellence Distinguished Researcher Award Contributions to Research Award

    $1,500 each $100 each

    November 30 May 15

    For more information, or contact: Sarah Jane Walker, Executive Assistant Vice-President, Research and Innovation @ ext. 8092

    • *Revised guidelines with new deadlines will be posted Fall 2016, pending full committee approval.

  • Senate Research Committee Internal Awards (continued) § Eligibility for SRC Funding

    § Funding is given to tenured & tenure-track faculty members of Lakehead University. Check guidelines for specific details.

    § Timeframe of SRC grants § One year

    § Application Procedure § Applications are only available through the Romeo Research Portal. To access

    the portal, log into MyInfo, then select Romeo Research Portal on the left.

  • Other Internal Funding § Vice-President Research and Innovation Strategic Fund

    1. Research Facilitation Fund: § Sustainability Studies Research Grant (Pilot) § Strategic Research Opportunity Grant § UMD Research Collaboration Grant

    2. Emergency Research Equipment Repair Fund 3. Lakehead University’s Research Bridge Fund 4. International Research Collaboration Grant

    § Regional Research Funds

    For more information: prizes/internal

  • Upcoming Competitions

    Upcoming Information Sessions § Health Research Funding Forum: 10:00 AM ATAC 5036 (Orillia faculty members can participate in OA 3041) § NSERC Discovery Grant workshops: 1:00 PM ATAC 3004 (Orillia faculty members can participate in OA 3041) § SSHRC Insight Panel Discussion: September 9 from 10-12 in ATAC 3004 (Orillia faculty members can participate

    in OA 3007)

    SSHRC Deadlines • Insight Grants: October 15, 2016 • Insight Development Grants: February 3, 2017 • Partnership Development Grants: November 30,

    2016 • Partnership Grants LOI: February 15, 2017 • Connection Grants: November 1, 2016

    CIHR Deadlines • Foundation Grant: Registration period: August 30 to

    September 13 • Project Grant: Registration period: September 8 to

    September 20

    Upcoming NSERC Deadlines • Discovery Grants: November 1, 2016 (NOI was due

    August 1 (mandatory)) • Research Tools and Instruments Grants: internal

    competition deadline September 20, 2016 • Strategic Project Grants: April 1, 2017 • Collaborative Research & Development Grants,

    Engage and Interaction Grants (open deadline – involve industry collaboration).

    Canada Foundation for Innovation (Research Infrastructure) CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (Unaffiliated) - Internal Deadline: November 30, 2016

  • Other Funding Opportunities Mitacs Main Programs

    § Accelerate § Internships for graduate students and postdocs involving industry (no deadline).

    § Elevate § Two year postdoctoral fellowship involving industry.

    § Globalink § Globalink Research Award - provides funding to support senior undergraduate and

    graduate student research projects abroad (to reopen September 2016). § Globalink Research Internship - a competitive initiative for international undergraduates

    to participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members (student applications due September 20, 2016).

    Ministry of Research and Innovation: Early Researcher Award (ERA) § The ERA program gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research

    institutions to build a research team. § Each award to a leading researcher is a maximum of $100,000 and must be matched by an

    additional $50,000 from the researcher’s institution and/or partner organization.

  • Research Agreements Don’t enter into a contract without us! Faculty members are not authorized to sign and bind the university in agreements

    § Standard agreements with government and not-for-profit agencies: Contact: Sue Wright (ext. 8283) Office of Research Services

    § Sponsored Research Agreements with industry, Non- Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreements or Material Transfer Agreements: Contact: Ellen Maceyovski (ext. 8724) Economic Development and Innovation Office


  • Regulatory Requirements Affecting Research

    Research Se