CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, April 2, 2020

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CALLS:

1. Call for Submissions: Urgent Call - New Ontario Funding for COVID-19 Research
2. Call for Submissions: Roche COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge (April 10, 2020)
3. Call for Papers: "In/Visible Bodies : Gender, Religion And Politics" New Deadline (April 15, 2020)
4. Call for Proposals: International Policy Ideas Challenge 2020 (May 15, 2020)

OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Funding Opportunity: Research and Creation- Explore and Create Grant
2. Funding Opportunity: 2021 Killam Prize competition (April 13, 2020)
3. Funding Opportunity: WorkplaceNL - 2020 Research Initiatives Program (June 3, 2020)

CALLS:
1. Call for Submissions: Urgent Call - New Ontario Funding for COVID-19 Research
The following funding opportunity requires quick action.
The Government of Canada is working closely with the Ontario government to minimize the health, economic, and social impacts of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), by making sustained investments in Ontario’s universities and colleges. One of the key initiatives include $20 million in research and innovation funding to develop tools and resources to combat COVID19 and related diseases by leveraging the strengths of Ontario’s world-class research institutions, industry and non-profit scientific partners. The Ontario government invites researchers to submit innovative ideas and solutions to support its response to COVID-19.
For more information on this initiative, please visit the following website:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-your-organization-can-help-fight-coronavirus
All applications should be submitted through MCU Portal:
https://www.ontario.ca/form/submit-your-innovative-solutions-to-help-fight-the-impacts-of-coronavirus
https://www.ontario.ca/form/submit-your-ideas-to-help-fight-coronavirus
Deadlines
Submission of application to ORS – by 9:00am on day of submission to the agency
Submission of application to agency – as soon as possible
ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here:
https://research.info.yorku.ca/2020/03/important-news-submission-of-research-applications-and-ors-checklists/
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

2. Call for Submissions: Roche COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge (April 10, 2020)
Roche Canada is inviting researchers to submit innovative solutions to a challenge or issue that they have identified as a result of the COVID -19 pandemic by April 10,2020.  COVID-19.  A summary is provided below.
Objective
To support our community in bringing forward innovative ideas to address some of the biggest challenges and issues of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some examples of challenges that need to be addressed include but are not limited to the following:
How can we better understand disease biology, pathophysiology, transmission, etc.?
How can we address our health system capacity issues?
How do we enhance real-time information sharing?
How will we effectively manage remote and rural populations (eg. remote indigenous populations?)
How can we increase the education and awareness and promote healthy practices?
How can we increase the participation and effectiveness of social/physical distancing?
How can we manage productivity while distancing and isolating ourselves?
Value
Individual applications – Up to $50K
Team applications – Up to $100K
Duration
Not stated
For more information on this funding opportunity and to download the application form, please visit the following link:
https://www.rochecanada.com/en/about-roche/funding-opportunities/covid-19.html
Deadlines
Submission of application to ORS – by 9:00am on day of submission to the agency
Submission of application to agency – April 10, 2020
ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here:
https://research.info.yorku.ca/2020/03/important-news-submission-of-research-applications-and-ors-checklists/
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.  To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

3. Call for Papers: "In/Visible Bodies : Gender, Religion And Politics" New Deadline (April 15, 2020)
Appel à communications
Corps in/visibles : Genre, religion et politique
23-24 octobre 2020, Université Laval, Québec
Organisé par Catherine Larouche (professeure adjointe, Département d’anthropologie, U. Laval)
et Florence Pasche Guignard (professeure adjointe, Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses, U. Laval)
Au Québec, le port de signes religieux dans l’espace public a suscité et provoque encore de nombreux débats sur la place du religieux dans la société ainsi que sur le « type » de religions autorisées dans l’espace public. Bien que ces débats soient en partie uniques au contexte québécois et à la formulation d’une loi sur le sujet, la visibilité du religieux et la gestion de sa diversité sont des questions qui animent plusieurs autres contextes à travers le monde,
particulièrement ceux marqués par la pluralité religieuse ou par des tensions entre minorités et majorités religieuses.
Le corps des femmes, et sa visibilité, constitue souvent un lieu crucial de négociation des rapports entre religieux et politique. Toutefois, d’autres identités genrées sont également concernées par la question de la régulation des corps et de la place qu’on leur attribue dans les espaces religieux et politiques. Notamment, les constructions des masculinités, religieuses ou laïques, sont également révélatrices des rapports de force et d’autorité entre divers groupes sociaux. Cet atelier interdisciplinaire propose d’examiner spécifiquement les rapports entre genre, religion et politique en se focalisant sur la question des corps dans des contextes multiples, historiques et contemporains. Individuels, collectifs, symboliques, montrés, cachés, cultivés, les corps révèlent souvent les intersections du religieux et du politique. Qu’il s’agisse des signes religieux ajoutés au corps et portés dans les sphères publiques et privées, des marquages et des modifications des corps, lors de rituels et parfois irréversibles, des pratiques de guérison ou de bien-être, ou des manières de vivre la sexualité et l’intimité, les effets et les influences des religions sur le corps soulèvent plusieurs enjeux quant à leurs répercussions et leur encadrement. Cet atelier s’intéresse donc aux façons de visibiliser ou d’invisibiliser les corps, notamment dans leurs aspects genrés, et aux négociations entre discours et
pratiques religieuses (au sens large) et politiques, tant dans des contextes réputés laïcs que dans ceux où une ou plusieurs traditions religieuses ont une influence officielle plus ou moins marquée. Cet atelier réunira des expert.e.s qui mettront en lumière une variété d’études de cas sans se limiter aux contexts nord-américains et européens, ni aux états laïcs, afin de favoriser une perspective comparative et une compréhension globale des rapports entre corps, religion et politique. Les perspectives de l’intérieur de différentes communautés permettant de mieux comprendre comment certains discours et pratiques sont vécus et ressentis sont aussi encouragées. Nous vous invitons à soumettre des propositions de communication pouvant porter sur les thèmes suivants, dans des contextes géopolitiques et historiques variés (liste non exhaustive, à titre d’exemple) : - Régulation des signes religieux/identitaires dans l’espace public, en particulier par rapport aux identités de genre
- Corps et pratiques de santé, encadrement des pratiques spirituelles de guérison ou de bien être et des systèmes de médecine alternative, questions bioéthiques
- Pratiques de marquage ou d’altération des corps (altérations génitales, transplantation d’organes, etc.)
- Enjeux liés à la sexualité et la procréation (intimité, homosexualité, contraception, avortement)
Pour soumettre une proposition, veuillez envoyer un titre, un résumé de votre communication (250 mots maximum) et une courte biographie (50 mots maximum) en français ou en anglais au plus tard le 15 avril 2020 (nouveau délai étendu) à l’adresse suivante : catherine.larouche@ant.ulaval.ca.
Sous réserve de l’obtention d’une subvention, si aucune autre source de financement personnelle n’est disponible, un soutien financier partiel pourrait être octroyé pour les déplacements à l’intérieur du Québec et pour une partie des déplacements à l’intérieur du Canada, ainsi que pour l’hébergement.
Call for contributions

In/visible bodies : Gender, religion and politics
October 23-24, 2020, Université Laval, Quebec City
Organized by Catherine Larouche (Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University Laval) and Florence Pasche Guignard (Assistant Professor, Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses, University Laval)
In Quebec, the wearing of religious symbols in public spaces has given and continues to give rise to numerous debates about the place of religion in society, and the “types” of religions authorized in public spaces. Although such debates are partly unique to the context of Quebec and the passing of a related bill, religion’s public visibility and the management of its diversity are matters of concern in several other areas of the world, especially those characterized by religious pluralism or by tensions between religious minorities and majorities. Women’s bodies, and their visibility, often constitute a crucial site where the relationships between religion and
politics are negotiated. However, other gendered identities are also concerned with the regulation of bodies and the space they are granted in religious and political life. In particular, the construction of masculinities, religious or secular, is also indicative of the power and authority relations that tie diverse social groups together. The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to examine more specifically the relationships between gender, religion and politics, by focusing on the body in various contexts, both historical and contemporary. Whether individual, collective, symbolic, shown, hidden, or cultivated, bodies often reveal the intersections of the religious and the political. The effect and influence of religions on bodies raise several issues regarding their impact and management : examples include religious signs added to the body and worn in public and private spheres, body markings and modifications during rituals and sometimes irreversible, healing or well-being practices, or ways to experience sexuality and intimacy. This workshop is therefore interested in ways bodies are made visible or invisible, especially in their gendered dimensions, and in negotiations between political and religious (in a broad sense) discourses and practices. We will focus on reputedly secular contexts and on areas where one or several religious traditions have some level of formal influence.
This workshop will feature experts who will highlight a variety of case studies, without being limited to North American and European contexts, or to secular states, in order to foster a comparative perspective and a global understanding of the relationships between the body, religion, and politics. We also encourage perspectives from within various communities, to better grasp how some discourses and practices are lived and experienced. We invite you to submit contribution proposals that can address (but are not limited to) the following topics, in
various geopolitical and historical contexts:
- Regulation of religious/identity symbols in public spaces, especially in relation to gendered identities
- Body and health practices, regulation of spiritual practices of healing or wellness and alternative medicine systems, bioethics-related issues
- Body marking or altering practices (genital modifications, organ transplants, etc.)
- Issues related to sexuality and procreation (intimacy, homosexuality, contraception, abortion)
In order to submit a proposal, please send a title, a summary of your contribution (maximum 250 words) and a short biography (maximum 50 words) in English or French by April 15, 2020, (new extended deadline) at the latest to the following e-mail address: catherine.larouche@ant.ulaval.ca.
Subject to obtaining a grant, if no other personal funds are available, partial financial support could be granted for travel expenses within Quebec and for part of the travel expenses in Canada, as well as for accommodation expenses.

4. Call for Proposals: International Policy Ideas Challenge 2020 (May 15, 2020)
Concept
Global Affairs Canada, in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is pleased to announce the fifth edition of the International Policy Ideas Challenge.  The objective of the program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada.
The program offers applicants a chance to test their skills at translating academic expertise into policy language and insights. Applicants are invited to submit brief proposals. Ten winners will be given several months to consult with Global Affairs Canada “client” divisions and further develop their proposals into longer policy briefs, which will then be presented to Government of Canada officials in a day-long Ideas Symposium, hosted by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa in 2020.
Eligibility
The International Policy Ideas Challenge invites applications from graduate students (Master’s or PhD level) and post-doctoral fellows at a recognized Canadian post-secondary educational institution.
Researchers affiliated with a Canadian non-profit organization (e.g., a non-governmental organization or a think tank) who are within six years of graduation from a graduate program at a recognized post-secondary institution will also be considered.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Indeterminate and term employees of the Government of Canada are not eligible to apply. Additionally, employees of Global Affairs Canada, including students and casuals, are not eligible to apply.
For team applications, only the lead researcher is expected to meet the above requirements. The lead researcher may engage collaborators, including those from other universities, to support the project.
Award
Ten winning proposals will receive $3,000 each (regardless of whether the proposal is submitted by an individual or a team). The award will be provided upon the submission of the final brief and formal presentation at Global Affairs Canada. In addition to the award, a modest travel supplement will be provided for winners from outside the National Capital Region to facilitate the in-person participation of the lead researcher in the Ideas Symposium. Only the lead researcher is eligible for the monetary award and travel supplement.
Themes
Each proposal should outline a trend or dynamic affecting Canadian foreign policy that applicants believe needs additional study. Proposals should sketch out preliminary policy recommendations bridging at least two of the three policy areas under Global Affairs Canada’s mandate - foreign policy, trade, and international assistance. Preference will be for ideas that fall under one of the themes indicated below, however, proposals related to other emerging issues and trends affecting Canada’s international policy priorities will also be considered.
Protection of Canada’s interests internationally, within a global context of increasing social volatility and uncertainty related to contested multilateralism and to predicted future decades of environmental, economic, political, cultural, and technological upheaval.
Canadian-led or -supported international responses to technologies that have the potential to seriously disrupt economic, social, and security systems, including those connected to the decline of fact-based reasoning in public discourse and social media.
Canadian-led or -supported approaches that champion changes in power structures and social norms that address global gender inequality.
Harnessing knowledge and innovation, such as from science, technology and applied research, in order to ensure greater effectiveness of Canada’s international assistance.
Canadian-led or –supported approaches to promoting economic security in order to strengthen international peace and security.
Canadian-led or –supported approaches to address diplomatic and security issues (e.g. climate change and increased accessibility for commercial and government interests) among Arctic states to advance trust, peace, and stability in the region.
NOTE: The final product will take the form of a policy brief, not exceeding 4,500 words, and it must include a one-page executive summary and policy recommendations. The policy brief should be augmented with creative communication tool(s) to convey results (e.g., info-graphic, mapping, short video, or other). Winners will have the opportunity to consult on the development of their projects with relevant Global Affairs Canada divisions. The final briefs will be due in late Fall 2020. Visit the International Policy Ideas Challenge 2019 - Challenge winners page to learn about past winners.
Proposal Requirements
Proposals should demonstrate your ability to present your idea comprehensively and succinctly, including by explaining how you will gather relevant evidence and conduct rigorous analysis that would allow you to develop policy recommendations in the final policy brief, if you are selected as one of the winners of the Challenge.
Proposals should:
explain why the issue should matter to policy makers and why additional study of the highlighted issue is required;
sketch out preliminary policy recommendations;
briefly describe the proposed methodology for gathering and evaluating evidence, drawing out original perspectives and innovative solutions;
identify which of the research themes listed above is being addressed in the proposal, or justify the choice of a different topic;
address the connections between at least two of the three policy areas under Global Affairs Canada’s mandate - foreign policy, trade, and international assistance;
identify potential constraints, trade-offs and implications for other Global Affairs Canada priorities;
where applicable, identify actors and locations implicated in the policy idea, such as an international organization(s), forum(s), partnership(s), and geographic location(s)/region(s) relevant to the successful implementation of the policy idea;
not exceed 750 words.
To Apply
To apply, please send the following items as PDF file attachments to IPIC-CIPI.POR@international.gc.ca.
Proposal (not to exceed 750 words) signed by the lead researcher.
Please ensure that your proposal is saved as a separate PDF file and is not combined in the same file with other application materials. The lead applicant’s first and last names should be indicated in the upper right-hand corner of the proposal.
Curriculum Vitae for the lead researcher, including his/her/their contact information;
A transcript for the current or most recently completed graduate degree for the lead researcher;
One confidential letter of reference (academic or professional) from a supervisor familiar with the lead applicant’s research skills, to be sent directly by the referee to IPIC-CIPI.POR@international.gc.ca;
Biography of lead researcher and, if applicable, short biographies of collaborators.
Only complete applications will be assessed. Proposals will be evaluated by a Global Affairs Canada-led selection committee on a combination of quality, relevance, feasibility, and originality of the idea, as well as the capability and qualifications of the individual(s) to carry the idea to research and policy brief phases.
As part of the assessment process, shortlisted candidates may be interviewed by members of the selection committee. Only successful applicants will be contacted. The names of the winners will be announced on the Global Affairs Canada website by July 31, 2020.
If you have other questions about this call after reading the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please send them to IPIC-CIPI.POR@international.gc.ca. Please note however that Global Affairs Canada cannot provide personalized advice to applicants on their individual situations or the relevance of their research to the themes of the competition. We are only able to offer general clarification of the information contained in the call for proposals.
Process and Timeline
Description Date
Call for proposals launch February 2020
Application deadline May 15, 2020
Assessment of applications May-June 2020
Selection of the ten winning entries Late June 2020
Global Affairs Canada and SSHRC announce the winners July 2020
Virtual workshop for IPIC winners to discuss their projects with representatives of relevant Global Affairs Canada divisions TBD Summer 2020
Policy briefs due TBD Late Fall 2020
½ day Prep Session for IPIC Winners TBD 2020
Ideas Symposium to present final research products to Government of Canada Officials at Global Affairs Canada TBD 2020
Partnership
Global Affairs Canada is pleased to acknowledge the partnership of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in this initiative.

OPPORTUNITIES:

1. Funding Opportunity: Research and Creation- Explore and Create Grant
The Research and Creation component of Explore and Create supports the initial stages of the creative process. Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations can apply to develop and make creative works. Grants provide support for creative research, creation and project development.
You may be eligible for Application Assistance to pay someone to help you with the application process if you are experiencing difficulty and self-identify as:
an artist who is Deaf, hard of hearing, has a disability or is living with a mental illness
a First Nations, Inuit or Métis artist facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers.
What you can apply for
Support towards:
creative research
creation
project development, including residencies
Projects involving production and/or post-production of a final work must apply to Concept to Realization.
You can’t apply for activities that occur before your project start date, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.
Who can apply
Types of potential applicants to this component include:
artists, curators and writers
artistic groups and collectives
artistic organizations
Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.
Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants cannot apply to this component.
For more information visit https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/explore-and-create/research-and-creation

2. Funding Opportunity: 2021 Killam Prize competition (April 13, 2020)
The Canada Council for the Arts recently launched the 2021 Killam Prize competition.  A summary is provided below. Full details on the internal nomination process is provided in the attached memo.
Objective
The Killam Prizes honour active, distinguished Canadian scholars who have been engaged in research in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions. Valued at $100,000 each,  they are awarded annually on a competitive basis to distinguished Canadian scholars doing research in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. Normally one prize is awarded each year in each of the five disciplines. Prizes are awarded directly to the winners.
Eligibility
•         Nominees must be Canadian citizens
•         Prizes are intended for active (non-retired) Canadian scholars – they are not intended as an “end of service” award
•         Nominees must be nominated by an expert in the field
Nomination Process
Nominees must be nominated by an expert in their field. Support from the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) team is available for York nominations, which includes a review from the Major Awards Advisory Committee, administrative support and advice, and editorial support.
Nominees wishing to access this support must notify Abby Vogus, SIRI Specialist (avogus@yorku.ca) of their interest. Internal deadlines apply.
Deadlines
Internal deadline: April 13, 2020
Agency deadline: June 15, 2020
For more information, visit https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/killam-prizes