Jessica Wilson

Research Opportunities

‌As Algoma University seeks to fulfil its mission to offer an exceptional undergraduate education, research plays an increasingly important role. We recognize that all faculty research is a valuable component of that mission, and as we proudly grow in our new role as Ontario’s nineteenth autonomous university, we will distinguish ourselves through the people and issues of the region we serve. In particular, research at Algoma University will recognize the significant importance and contribution of the First Nations.

We recognize also that research opportunities provide students with the skills, techniques and cutting-edge knowledge that will enable them to become agents of positive change in their communities through knowledge transfer and cultural enrichment.


Tri-council deadlines, 2016-2017*

*Note: Algoma U’s internal deadline for all funding applications is two weeks prior to the Agency funding deadline. Please submit to

Upcoming Deadlines


Funding Opportunity

September 20, 2016 CIHR Project Scheme 2nd Live Pilot – Registration Deadline
October 13, 2016 CIHR Foundation Scheme – Stage 1 – Application Deadline
October 15, 2016 SSHRC Insight Grant
October 18, 2016 CIHR Project Scheme 2nd Live Pilot – Application Deadline
October 25, 2016 NSERC Research Tools and Instruments
November  1, 2016 SSHRC



Connection Grant

Partnerships Grant Formal Application

Discovery Grant – Full Application

February 2017
February 1, 2017 SSHRC Connection Grant
February 2, 2017 CIHR Anticipated Notice of Decision – Foundation Scheme Stage 1
February 3, 2017 SSHRC Insight Development Grant
February 15, 2017 SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent
March 2017
March 14, 2017 CIHR Foundation Scheme – Stage 2 – Application Deadline
August 2017
August 3, 2017 CIHR Foundation Scheme – Anticipated Notice of Decision, Final Assessment

Management and administration
Invested $112,867 to maintain and improve a high level of support to our researchers.  Our HR position, created in 14/15, evolved in assisting the researchers with their administrative duties allowing the researchers to focus on their research.  A strong liaison between the Financial Services office & this HR position has aided in compliance with university & Tri-Council policies.

Research facilities
Invested $56,433 to continue the operations of our Bio-Science Building which houses all of our science research labs run by our Tri-Council researchers.  Operating costs include custodial, security, maintenance, utilities, insurance.

Algoma University has been granted $177,900 for the 2016-2017 academic year by the Federal Government’s Research Support Fund. This program helps to fund the indirect costs associated with research.

The Research Support Fund helps universities, colleges, and their affiliated research hospitals and institutes to maintain world-class research environments. The fund can be used to maintain modern labs and equipment; provide access to up-to-date knowledge resources; provide research management and administrative support; meet regulatory and ethical standards; or transfer knowledge from academia to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. The program helps to reinforce the research investment made by the federal government in the areas of health sciences, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities through its three research granting agencies, CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. Please visit the Research Support Fund webpage for more information.

This year, Algoma University will be using its Research Support Fund allotment to help maintain our existing research labs and facilities, and to provide support to our researchers through our management and administration teams.