Upcoming SSHRC Insight Development Grant Webinars

December 2, 2016

Please note the upcoming SSHRC IDG Webinar Schedule:

SSHRC will be holding four webinars on the upcoming Insight Development Grants 2017 for applicants and administrators: one general session and one focused on research-creation. You do not need to register in advance.

The webinars will be held via Adobe Connect (for the visual presentation and written questions only. No audio.) and teleconference (for the audio) on the following dates:

Date Time Topic Language Link to meeting
December 6 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG general French https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r6v4f5nz28f/
December 7 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG general English https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r727n10acd6/
December 13 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG Research-creation English https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r2bpmsfmhs1/
December 14 1:30-3:00 PM ET IDG Research-creation French https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r7nu25f27we/

To join the teleconference (for the sound):

  • Local Dial-in:   613-960-7515
  • Toll free Dial-in: 1 877-413-4791
  • Enter the Conference ID: 6214165

First time attending an Adobe Connect meeting?

  • Test your connection
  • Get a quick overview

http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/products/adobeconnect/pdfs/VQS_Guide_for_Participants.pdf

For technical questions please contact:

Helpdesk
Tel.: 613-995-4273
Email: webgrant@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

For Programs-related questions please contact:

Research Grants and Partnerships Division
Tel.: 613-996-6976
Email: insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


SSHRC Insight Development Grant and CCV Information Session

December 2, 2016

Research Development & Services, Information Session:

Introduction to SSHRC Insight Development Grants

and the Canadian Common CV (CCV)

Date:                                    Monday, December 12th, 2016

Time:                                   2:30 – 4:00 pm

Room/Location:         TC100, Ground Floor of Talbot College     (Campus Map)

Res                                Research Development & Services will host an information session comprised of presentations and a Q&A period, on the 2017 SSHRC Insight Development (IDG) Competition, creating an application in the Research Portal, and the Canadian Common CV (CCV).

The session is designed as an introduction to Insight Development Grants, applicant/participant eligibility requirements and navigating the Canadian Common CV site, as well as an opportunity to note changes to the 2017 IDG competition.

All are welcome to attend.


SSHRC Insight Development Grant Competition, Winter 2017

December 2, 2016

The SSHRC has announced its Insight Development Grant competition. This grant is for researchers within six years of receiving their PhD or for established researchers planning on doing work in an area in which they have little or no track record. Total funding is $75,000 over one or two years. 50% of the funding is set aside for “Emerging Scholars” and new researchers should apply to this competition, not the fall Insight Grant competition.

Imp0rtant deadlines:

  1. The SSHRC deadline is February 3rd
  2. Western’s institutional final deadline with ROLA approved – January 27th.
  3. Please send application drafts to Justin Patton for review no later than Wednesday, January 18th.

From Justin Patton, Research Officer: I would suggest that all those planning to apply meet with me at some point before December 14th to discuss application strategy – before putting pen to paper. I can give you application tips and we can discuss your methods and anticipated outcomes. 75% of the applications I have reviewed in each of the last two years were successful. The national success rate was 23% in 2015 and 40% in 2016. Hopefully, together we can find you success. It is a good year to apply because the programme was comparatively undersubscribed last year and it is my hope that there will be more funding to go around again this year.

Justin contact details:  jpatton8@uwo.ca; ext. 88561

SSHRC application materials: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoir-eng.aspx

Summary document: sshrc-insight-grant-development-competition-winter-20

Application instructions: sshrc-instructions-for-idg-applications-2016

Justin Patton grant writing presentation: 160914-grant-writing-education_rev_161125


C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant

October 19, 2016

The C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant/Award offered annually by the Developmental Disabilities Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is open to any student (undergraduate or graduate), faculty member or employee of the Western University community. Applications from all departments of the University will be accepted, without preference to any department, school or faculty.

Applications are also invited from non-Western University persons working with agencies in the London region providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. In this case, a member of the Western University faculty must be listed as a co-investigator.

The deadline for application is October 30, 2016.

The value of the award may range up to $9000 (with the actual value of each being determined by the number of funded proposals and the quality of each proposal).

This grant is not limited in scope, rather it is for any and all research projects which are of relevance to the understanding of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of ID/DD.

Application instructions: ckingsley-allison-application-instructions

Application package:  allison-award-package

This is a peer-reviewed application process. The instructions and package can also be found on our website: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/ddp/research/our_research.html

Contact for more information/questions:

Sarah O’Flanagan, Program Coordinator
Developmental Disabilities Program
Department of Psychiatry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Western University
Parkwood Institute, Mental Health Care Building,  Room F4-432-12
519-685-8500  x 47694


Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success

October 12, 2016

Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success

Research Development and Services is pleased announce the 2016 Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success Suite of awards. There have been key changes to the program for this year, most notably the Bridge and Accelerator have been replaced by the Open research grant that does not have any current or prior SSHRC funding requirements.

Program  Overview:

Funded by the Office of the Vice-President (Research), the Western Strategic Support (WSS) for SSHRC Success program offers two funding opportunities identified as the Seed and Open grants. These grants are targeted at all researchers who are pursuing SSHRC-related research. The intent of these grants is to offer critical, one-time funding to support an individual investigator’s research activities for the subsequent development of strong, competitive submissions to external, peer-reviewed research sponsors.

  • The WSS-SSHRC Seed Research Grant is targeted to eligible early career researchers, who are within three years of the start date of their first eligible academic research appointment at Western (typically a probationary appointment) and who typically have little prior academic or non-academic independent research experience as a Principal Investigator. (Maximum value $25,000 for one year)
  • The WSS-SSHRC Open Research Grant is targeted to established researchers pursuing SSHRC-related research. (Maximum value $25,000 for one year)


Important Dates:

FOE Deadline:              November 23, 2016

RDS Deadline:               December 1st, 2016

Presentations:                  January 2017

Results available by:       January 2017


Contact Information:

For more information, or questions relating to the Western Strategic Support for SSHRC success please contact:  Ryan Salewski (ryan.salewski@uwo.ca  or x86801) or consult the internal awards webpage http://www.uwo.ca/research/funding/internal/Western_Strategic_Support_for_SSHRC_Success.html


France-Canada Research Fund 2017 competition

September 28, 2016

Please see the following document detailing the France-Canada Research Fund 2017 competition to “support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada” and to fund students: fcrf2017_competition_-memo_28_sep_2016

Deadline: November 3, 2016

Funding: Up to $15,000

See also the “New Collaborations Program Guidelines” document from the FCRF website: frcf_2017_new_collaborations_program_guidelines-1
It details funding opportunities for Francophone students, for Women in Science, for students working with French universities, for postdocs and, by extension, for professors who plan to work with collaborators in France. Faculty of Education Research Officer Justin Patton has been in touch with the Embassy to confirm that Education research is eligible for all of these competitions. Note “Additional Funding” at pages 4-6 of the “FCRF New Collaborations Program Guidelines.” Funding is between $5,000 and $150,000.


Stephen Downie Talk

September 22, 2016

Unlocking the Secrets of 4.5 Billion Pages: An HathiTrust Research Center Update

 September 30, 1:30-3:30

Middlesex College Room 320

J. Stephen Downie is the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This seminar provides an update on the recent developments and activities of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). The HTRC is the research arm of the HathiTrust, an online repository dedicated to the provision of access to a comprehensive body of published works for scholarship and education.

The HathiTrust is a partnership of over 100 major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. Membership is open to institutions worldwide.

More information about the talk: downie_talk_sept30_2016