SSHRC – Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada

The application form and instructions for SSHRC’s Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada fund are now available.  

Deadlines:  
Faculty of Education Associate Dean’s Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline (2-3 weeks if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
UWO Internal: no less than 3 days prior to agency deadline
SSHRC: May 1, 2009 (for a decision end of June 2009)

Value:
Workshops – Up to $25,000 for 1 year
Conferences – Up to $50,000 for 1 year

Description: The broad purpose of this program is to support workshops and conferences held in Canada that will facilitate the transfer of research results within and between disciplines and among Canadian and international researchers. Grants are available to help defray the costs of organizing workshops and conferences. Eligible expenses include administrative costs, travel and subsistence fees (but not honoraria), and the publication of workshop and conference proceedings.

***Workshops and conferences are to be held within 12 months following the announcement of the competition results.

For the purposes of this program, the term conference is defined as a special event that (a) focuses on one or more distinct themes in the social sciences or humanities and that (b) is open to Canadian and international researchers as well as students, both graduate and, where appropriate, undergraduate.

The term workshop is defined as a small, closed invitational event, of 30 or fewer participants, the object of which is to (a) develop a particular research agenda or delineate specific research questions and needs and (b) to produce a concrete deliverable (such as a book or a policy position paper).

Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant and Associate Dean Signatures).

More information and applications…

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