SSHRC Day 2013

SSHRC Day 2013

The Office of Research Services (ORS) held the first annual “SSHRC Day” on May 13th, a day-long event where researchers discussed strategies when applying for SSHRC and other research funding.

Announcements

Several major announcements emerged from that session of measures ORS has implemented:

• in the beginning stages of setting up a voluntary “peer support” structure where researchers can turn to their colleagues for direction, advice and other support during the application process
• hiring students to put together the Common CV for researchers applying for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funding
• offering researchers who received a “4A” ranking on their funding applications a $2,000 grant if they re-apply in the upcoming Insight Grant Competition

Tips when applying for funding

ORS staff and panelists of researchers shared many tips when applying for SSHRC and other funding, including:

• write applications clearly and simply
• provide “soundbites” of key questions, issues, etc. that your research addresses
• don’t merely re-purpose an old application
• don’t overinflate budgets, as SSHRC is only allowed to cut a budget to a maximum of 30 per cent
• if you are a new scholar, apply for the Insight Development Grant, as 70 per cent of those grants went to “emerging scholars”
• ensure that your literature review is recent and relevant
• build alliances with community or non-profit organizations as a way of spreading the influence, impact and “knowledge transfer” of your research on society
• do not write your application like a “thesis proposal” where everything has been done except for the data collection or running the model

View the power point presentations:

Introduction (Kevin Kee)

Common CV support (Kevin Kee)

SSHRC update (Carrie Kelly)

Grant timelines and application support (Josie Reed and Tressie Dutchyn)

Worksheets

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SSHRC Day 2013

The Office of Research Services (ORS) held the first annual “SSHRC Day” on May 13th, a day-long event where researchers discussed strategies when applying for SSHRC and other research funding.

Events

Mr. James Hughes defends Computer Science thesis
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Ms. Newman defends Biology thesis
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