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Research Grants Facilitator - Faculty of Science

Research Grants Facilitator
Faculty of Science
Position 29318

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The Faculty of Science has a baseline budget of approximately 40 million dollars and consists of approximately 185 faculty members and 434 graduate students in seven departments. The faculty currently attracts 20 million dollars of research grants and contracts from a wide range of disciplines. Further information about the faculty can be obtained from

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The Faculty of Science invites applicants for a full-time continuing Research Grants Facilitator.


To assist researchers in identifying funding sources, preparing, and reviewing submissions, facilitating the submission of large interdisciplinary team grant applications, and assisting with knowledge translation and research(er) recognition. The successful candidate will initiate searches, research, and distribute notifications and information regarding major, multidisciplinary university and regional grants; support and facilitate the development of applications of grants, provide expertise for applications to NSERC in the Faculty of Science and provide administrative support. The successful candidate will assist in preparation of nominations and applications for major research awards and compile, analyze and report data on research success.


Work with faculty researchers applying for grants. Identify funding sources and potential applicants in cooperation with the Associate Dean (Research) in the faculty, review submissions, facilitate the submission of large interdisciplinary team grant applications and assist with knowledge translation, research reporting and preparation of nominations and award application. In addition, work with researchers from a variety of departments applying to NSERC to assist with collaborative research projects involving multiple disciplines. Administratively support the Office of Research Services (ORS) with specific grant applications, preparing and processing correspondence, letters of intent, research materials, coordination of Team meetings and ensuring proper routing of forms and applications for the Faculty of Science. Assist in the preparation of budgets by obtaining quotes and estimates. Assist in preparing nominations and applications for major research awards. In conjunction with the ORS, compile analyses, documents, and reports on research activities in the Faculty of Science. Note: This position will begin July 18, 2022 or as soon as possible and is a full-time position requiring 40 hours of work per week (including all duties). Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Ph.D., in either Life, Computational or Physical Sciences. The ability to work on topics from a range of scientific disciplines is essential. Experience in the development and writing of research grants and reports, and an understanding of knowledge translation is required. Knowledge of the programs offered by NSERC, CFI, CRC, AAFC and Genome Canada, and an ability to interpret university policies, procedures, and regulations to provide informed applicant advice and assistance are preferred. The position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, project management skills and an ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Additional Information:

Apply today through the University of Manitoba's recruitment site, UM Careers.
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Dr. Steve Whyard, Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Science
230 Machray Hall
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 2N2

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