SSHRC – Aid to Scholarly Journals

The Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ) 2011 funding opportunity description is now available on SSHRC’s website.   The revised application form and instructions will be available through the SSHRC website early in 2011.  Results will be announced in October 2011 and funds will be released in February 2012.

Amount: up to $30,000 per annum for 3 years

SSHRC Deadline: June 15, 2011.

Description: Through the Aid to Scholarly Journals funding opportunity, SSHRC will contribute to the broad dissemination and impact of original research results in social science and humanities scholarship through Canadian scholarly journals. The funding opportunity will also assist journals as they seek to take advantage of advances in communication technologies.

Funds will be awarded to help defray the costs of publishing scholarly articles, to assist with distribution costs, and to support journal organizations in their transitions to digital media.

SSHRC will implement only a few changes to the ASJ funding opportunity in the upcoming 2011 round.  These modifications reflect key policy changes implemented since the 2008 round.

Highlights of the changes:

Institutional Eligibility:  In line with all other SSHRC funding opportunities and in accordance with federal laws and policies regarding grants, all applicants (including current award-holders) to the 2011 Aid to Scholarly Journals funding opportunity will now be required to administer their ASJ grant funds through an eligible post-secondary institution or other eligible organization (e.g., journal, association or press).

Another new feature to the funding opportunity is the updated Guidelines for the Eligibility of Journal Subject Matter. SSHRC staff can offer prospective applicants advice regarding the eligibility of a journal’s subject matter prior to the deadline. (Please see the funding opportunity description for details.)

Please review the funding opportunity description carefully for other changes (e.g., the policy-related alterations regarding release time stipends and the one-year transition grant as well as the modification to the definition of an article).


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