Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Awards (ERA)

June 3, 2016

The Early Researcher Awards is a provincial programme that provides up to $100,000 in funding over five years, primarily for students. It is available to faculty members who have received a PhD no earlier than July 1, 2006 and a first academic appointment no earlier than July 1, 2011. Health-related, parental and other leaves extend the window in some cases.

This is a programme that must be matched with a 50% contribution from the host institution. It is therefore essential that applicants contact Justin Patton (jpatton8@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88561) in the Research Office before submitting an NOI, to discuss the possibility of a match.

Here is the link to the ERA programme: https://www.ontario.ca/page/early-researcher-awards

Deadlines:

-June 13 from 3 to 4pm: Early Researcher Award presentation with tips at Somerville House, room 2316

-June 14th: A Notice of intent (NOI) is due to Western Research Services and to Justin Patton (jpatton8@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88561)

-July 15th: Internal Education deadline for full applications – a review of your application will be provided along with details of the match


SSHRC Storytellers contest

November 25, 2015

SHHRC has recently launched its fourth annual Storytellers contest, challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, our world and our future prosperity.

The contest is open to all students, graduate and undergraduate, enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their task is to tell the story, in 3 minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project—their own or a professor’s—taking place at their institution. We will select 25 finalists to receive a $3000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications. For details on this year’s Storytellers contest, please follow us on Twitter, watch the #SSHRCStorytellers hashtag, and visit the SSHRC website.

We encourage you to spread the word to faculty who may wish to encourage a student to profile their SSHRC-funded research. Don’t hesitate to be in touch should you have any questions. Please note that participant questions should be addressed to Storytellers@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.