Upcoming NSERC Discovery Grant Workshops

Event Date: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 3004 (Orillia faculty members can participate in OA 3041)

Attention NSERC-Eligible Faculty Member:

Are you currently preparing your NSERC Discovery Grant application?  Are you thinking of applying to NSERC in the future and just want a better idea as to what is involved?  Have you applied before, but this your first time applying using the Research Portal?

If so, you are invited to attend a series of NSERC Discovery Grant-related workshops on September 2 from 1:00 to 4:30 in ATAC 3004 (Orillia faculty members can participate in OA 3041). These workshops will be delivered by the Office of Research Service's NSERC Research Facilitator and Research Grants Officer.  Topics to be covered (specific times of workshops will be sent out to faculty later this month):

1.  Grant Writing 101
2.  NSERC Discovery Grant Crash Course
3.  Writing the Proposal
4.  How to Highlight the Training of HQP
5.  Insights from a current NSERC Evaluation Group Member

If your schedule permits, you can attend all of the workshops.  If not, attend the components that you able to. If you are able to attend, please send an e-mail to nserc.research@lakeheadu.ca by August 26. 

Graduate students who want to know more about Canadian Grant writing culture are more than welcome to attend, as are faculty from other Tri-Council agencies who want a different perspective on writing strategic documents.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Health Research Funding Forum

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 5036 (Orillia faculty members can participate in OA 3041)
On August 31st, 2016, Tyson Gofton (Research Facilitator) will be hosting a health-related research forum from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm ATAC 5036 at the Thunder Bay campus. Health researchers at Orillia (we know you're out there!) are invited to attend by telepresence at OA 3041.  
 
Finding funding in the health sciences can be difficult and is more complicated than in other fields. The aim of this forum will be to discuss approaches to funding health-related research. This is a great opportunity to learn about what the Office of Research Services can do for you, get ideas about how you can reach out to advance your research, and share your challenges and successes with us. 
 
Here is a provisional agenda:
 
1. An update on ongoing challenges at CIHR
2. Finding funding beyond CIHR and SSHRC
3. Indirect approaches to funding
4. Open session to discuss challenges and solutions 
 
We want to hear about your challenges and successes to provide you with our best support. Please email nserc.research@lakeheadu.ca if you would like to attend.  Feel free to suggest topics that you would like to discuss.
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NSERC Grant-writing start-up workshop

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
ATAC 3004
NSERC Grant-writing start-up workshop July 12th, 9:00 am  @ ATAC 3004
 
Thinking of writing a grant application this year? Come to the summer grant writing start-up workshop and meet your new Research Facilitator! 
 
We will discuss:
 
1. The all-important topic of picking a good title.
2. Finding and selecting appropriate reviewers.
3. Picking the right evaluation group for your project.
4. Strategies for thinking and writing your full proposal.
 
Our main focus will be the NSERC Discovery Grant Notice of Intent (Deadline August 1st, 8pm sharp, no exceptions.) However, we will be talking about general grant-writing principles that will be useful to researchers at all levels and in all fields. You work on Shakespeare? Come anyway. The grant-writing crunch is coming sooner than you think, so get started writing a compelling grant application now!
 
A one-hour presentation will be followed by a one-hour hands-on workshop. Come for the view from ATAC 3004, stay for the grant-writing tips!.
 
Science says: the more applications you submit, the more grants you get. And who doesn't like science? 
 
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Successful KMb Planning for Research Grants

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
AT5037 and OA2006

Successful KMb Planning for Research Grants, will be facilitated by Michael Johnny, Manager of the Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University, from 2:00 to 3:00pm on April 21, 2016 (AT5037 and OA2006).


Please register by Wednesday, April 12th by contacting Dr. Lana Ozen, Research and Knowledge Mobilization Facilitator in Research Services, at
lozen@lakeheadu.ca or (807) 343-8290

 
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Tips on Writing Successful SSHRC Applications: An Adjudicator’s Perspective

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
AT5037 and OA2005

Tips on Writing Successful SSHRC Applications: An Adjudicator’s Perspective, will be facilitated by Dr. Michel Beaulieu, Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of History, from 10:00 to 11:00am on April 14, 2016 (AT5037 and OA2005). 

Please register by Wednesday, April 12th by contacting Dr. Lana Ozen, Research and Knowledge Mobilization Facilitator in Research Services, atlozen@lakeheadu.ca or (807) 343-8290

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Mitacs professional skills workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows: Networking Skills

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 5035

Attention Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows!  Are you looking for valuable professional skills to help you in your future career? 

Please note the following upcoming Mitacs workshop related to professional career development. 

Register early as space is limited!

 

Networking Skills - Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Where: Lakehead University
Room: ATAC 5035 (Lakehead University Thunder Bay Campus)

Link to registrationhttps://step.mitacs.ca/en/workshop/2016/03/networking-skills-thunder-bay-march-22-2016

About the Session

The workshop covers five areas of networking: why it matters; how to assess and build a network; tools and techniques of networking; social intelligence & social conversations; and follow-up & follow-through. Students finesse their networking skills using real-world examples and role-playing exercises with fellow attendees and acquire a conceptual understanding of networking principles as well as the practical tools with which to implement them.

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Mitacs Professional Skills Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows: Skills of Communication

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Bartley Residence - Conference Room A

Attention Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Fellows! 

Are you looking for valuable professional skills to help you in your future career? 

Please note the following upcoming Mitacs workshop related to professional career development. 

Register early as space is limited!

 

Skills of Communication –  Thunder Bay

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am SHARP)

Where: Lakehead University

Room: Bartley Residence - Conference Room A (Lakehead University Thunder Bay Campus)

Link to registration: https://step.mitacs.ca/en/workshop/2016/03/skills-communication-thunder-bay-march-23-2016

About the Session

This workshop provides participants with the toolkit to communicate effectively in any situation.  Reflecting current industry best practices, it explores the challenges of communicating in environments where cues and customs vary widely; the relationship between speaking and listening; the importance of tone and body language; and communicating to various audiences as a subject matter expert.

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NSERC CREATE Webinar

Event Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 5036

NSERC CREATE Webinar

  • Attention applicants:  NSERC CREATE information session to be held on February 1, 2016 from 1-3 in ATAC 5036.  Please e-mail Andrew Hacquoil at ahacquo1@lakeheadu.ca by January 26, 2016 if you would like to attend the webinar.
Campus: 

CIHR Project Scheme Information Session

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
AT3004 (Thunder Bay) and OA3041 (Orillia)

CIHR Project Scheme Information Session

Lakehead University researchers planning on submitting an application to the CIHR Project Scheme next March are invited to an information session to be held January 12, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in ATAC 3004 (video conference in OA 3041 in Orillia).  The session will be hosted by Drs. Vicki Kristman & Karen McQueen Lakehead University CIHR Delegates.  Topics will include important changes between the old open operating grant application and the new application format.  

Please send an e-mail to Andrew Hacquoil at ahacquo1@lakeheadu.ca by January 5, 2016 if you plan to attend this information session.

Campus: 

Senate Research Committee Grantwriting Workshop

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Location: 
AT5035 (Thunder Bay) and OA2005 (Orillia)

Lakehead University faculty members are invited to a Senate Research Committee (SRC) grantwriting workshop to be led by Dr. Batia Stolar, Acting Chair, Senate Research Committee.  The SRC workshop will provide an overview of internal funding opportunities available through the Senate Research Committee.  Dr. Stolar will also provide researchers with helpful grantwriting tips and suggestions for writing a successful internal grant application.

The workshop will take place on our Orillia campus but will also be videoconferenced to the Lakehead University campus.

 
Date and Time:  September 29, 2015 from 10 - 11:30 am
Room in Orillia: OA2005

Room in Thunder Bay:   ATAC 5035

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