Internal Funding Opportunities

OCAD University Research Seed Grant Program - Spring 2015

The Research Office is pleased to announce the launch of the Spring 2015 OCAD University Research Seed Grant Program. The program provides funding to OCAD U faculty members pursuing new research with the goal of preparing a larger application to an external funding agency such as the Ontario Arts Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, or the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.  Applicants will be asked to identify a funding program within the agency to which they will apply within two (2) years of receiving a seed grant.

Applicant Eligibility
Only full-time tenured, tenure-track, continuing or probationary faculty members are eligible to apply. Past recipients of OCAD U seed grants are eligible for support for new projects.

Award Value
Research grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $2,500 per project for a one-year period.

Deadline
May 1, 2015, 5:00 pm. Applications must be approved and signed by the Dean prior to submission.  

Subject Matter Eligibility
The OCAD U Research Seed Grant Program is funded through internal funding sources. The Spring 2015 competition will support up to four (4) research or research-creation projects in any discipline.

For further details, please consult the Program Guidelines and Application Form.

Award for Excellence in Early Stage Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

This award recognizes promising, recently-appointed faculty members for their outstanding promise to be distinguished researchers, scholars, artists and designers within a university context. The goal of the program is to support the development of a culture of research, scholarship and creativity within OCAD U. Past recipients

Eligibility
Only permanent, tenured or tenure-track faculty within the first eight years since the completion of their terminal degree and within five years of their first appointment as a faculty member, including limited term appointments, at any university or post-secondary education institution, are eligible for nomination.

Award Value 
The award will consist of OCAD University recognition of outstanding research achievements, acknowledged at a University function by the presentation of a diploma and monetary award in the form of a research grant of $1000 for the support of research, scholarly and creative art and design projects).  The monetary award cannot be used as additional salary.

Deadline 
Monday, April 6, 2015, 5:00 pm.

Please refer to the Award Guidelines and complete and submit the Nomination Form to vly@ocadu.ca

Award for Distinguished Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

This award recognizes the outstanding research achievements of OCAD U faculty members and the impact of their research, scholarship and creative activity on the broad spectrum of art and design research and practice nationally and internationally. Past recipients

Eligibility
Only permanent, tenured or tenure-track faculty are eligible for nomination.

Award Value
The award will consist of OCAD University recognition of outstanding research achievements, acknowledged at a University function by the presentation of a diploma and monetary award in the form of a $3,000 research grant for the support of research, scholarly and creative art and design projects. This monetary award cannot be used as additional income. 

Deadline
Monday, April 6, 2015, 5:00 pm.

Please refer to the Award Guidelines and complete and submit the Nomination Form to vly@ocadu.ca

Research Course Release

For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Research Office will offer on a competitive basis course releases to full-time faculty members meeting the criteria outlined below. Note that course releases for the Winter term only will be considered at this time.

Objective

To support the research efforts of faculty members who hold externally-funded research grants.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant holds a full-time tenure or tenure-track position at OCAD U, and;

  • The applicant holds a research grant as Principal Investigator or Co-applicant, or
  • The applicant is a collaborator on several significant research grants.

How to Apply & Deadlines

The Winter 2014 course release deadline is Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Submit a completed application form to the Research Office by email or in person to 205 Richmond St. W., 5th floor.

OCAD University 4A Award in the Social Sciences & Humanities

Beginning in July 2013, the OCAD U 4A Award in the Social Sciences & Humanities Program will provide targeted support to researchers who received a 4A rating from SSHRC defined as "proposals worthy of funding but not funded due to insufficient agency funds" from either the most recent SSHRC Insight Grants or Insight Development Grants competitions. Partnership grants placed in a 4A category will be considered on a case-by-case basis pending availability of funds. Connection Grants will not normally be awarded 4A funding. Funding through the OCAD U 4A Award Program is awarded to the Principal Investigator to initiate the research proposed in their application and to prepare a strengthened resubmission for either of the next two rounds of SSHRC competitions.

Past recipients