In anticipation of the significant changes to the Insight Grant 2015 competition – Research Development & Services will be running a series of CCV workshops once a month throughout the summer for any SSHRC researchers at Western who require assistance with the Common CV. Please note: since SSHRC has not yet posted the changes to the Insight Grant these sessions will provide an overview of the Common CV and how it is linked to the Research Portal for applicants and co-applicants.
CCV sessions at Western:
Thurs June 11, 2015, 1:00pm-2:30pm
AHB 2R23 (Arts & Humanities building)
Wed July 22, 2015, 1:00pm-2:30pm
NCB 114 (North Campus Building)
Wed Aug 19, 2015, 10:00am-11:30am
Ivey 2115 (new Ivey building)
To RSVP for any of the CCV session(s), please email email@example.com with the subject line “RSVP for CCV workshop” and include your name and faculty/dept and date that you plan to attend. The sessions will be tailored to the SSHRC Insight Grant, but all faculties/departments are welcome.
If you plan to apply for the Insight Grant this Fall 2015 and you do not yet have a CCV; please start the process (building the CCV) as soon as possible. Beginning a CCV from scratch can take a very significant time commitment and involves a large amount of manual data entry (i.e. weeks will be required, not days in advance of the Insight Grant deadline).
The CCV is available at https://ccv-cvc.ca/indexresearcher-eng.frm
IMPORTANT and significant changes to this year’s SSHRC Insight Grant 2015 competition:
- There will be no registration phase and/or LOI. Applicants will be able to create an Insight Grant application once SSHRC has built and launched the application in the Research Portal.
- Applications will be submitted via the Research Portal
- All Insight Grant applicants and co-applicants will have to have a Common CV to submit or participate on an Insight Grant for this Fall 2015. Collaborators are not required to have a CCV for the Fall 2015 competition. Instead, collaborators will have to be described within the team profile and/or new “participant module” in the Research Portal (i.e within the application).
- Reduction of the maximum grant funded to $400,000 total
- Reduction of the annual maximum to $100,000 per year
- Implementation of a committee budget envelope to encourage greater scrutiny of grant budgets. This year (Fall 2015) committees will be given a budget envelope (which was not part of the evaluation process in recent years). Committees will be discouraged from making any flat cuts to grant budgets.