SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants

December 9, 2016

SSHRC has launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunity, to which the social sciences and humanities can contribute insights focusing on the future challenge area addressed in the question: How will Canada continue to thrive in an interconnected world and evolving global landscape?.

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research. Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps. This call is particularly focused on the state of research knowledge emerging over the past 10 years. Proposals should address one or more of the specific key issues listed under the themes. However, applicants may choose to identify and/or develop specific aspects or elements within the questions to frame the knowledge synthesis to be produced.

  1. International relations and globalization
  2. Demographics and the movement of people
  3. Conflict, public safety, and global security
  4. Inequality, discrimination, and identity

Application Process

A complete application will include:

  1. A half-page summary in lay terms
  2. A four-page proposal of the knowledge synthesis project, with a work plan and proposed methodology
  3. An itemized budget
  4. A knowledge mobilization plan (2 pages)
  5. The discipline codes that are applicable to the proposal (up to three);
  6. A list of each co-applicant and collaborator
  7. A separate page containing the signature of an authorized signatory from the applicant’s institution, certifying that the institution will administer any award in accordance with SSHRC policies (provided by RD&S);
  8. SSHRC Web CV for each applicant and co-applicant;
  9. A signed Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information for each applicant and co-applicant

 

Important Dates

January 9, 2017        Internal deadline for submissions to RDS with a ROLA

January 12, 2017      Final submission deadline

March , 2017             Results are announced
Contact

For more information, or questions relating to the SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants please contact:  Julaine Hall (julaine.hall@uwo.ca  or x87970)
Further details and award guidelines can be found online: http://www.uwo.ca/research/excellence/awards/sshrc_knowledge_synthesis.html

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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


SSHRC Connection Grant Initiative – Connecting for Canada’s 150th

May 12, 2016

We are pleased to announce the launch of Connecting for Canada’s 150th, a unique series of Connection Grants to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. This historic anniversary is an opportunity to highlight scholarly activities that mobilize research about Canada at 150: its past, its present and its future.  This initiative also provides support for connection activities that exemplify the contributions of Canadian institutions and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, either to a discipline or to global fields of study.

SSHRC invites interested applicants and their partner organizations to apply for support through the Connection Grants funding opportunity. Applications are subject to the evaluation criteria and scoring scheme common to all Connection Grants. However, all applicants must demonstrate how their project addresses this historic anniversary. Applicants applying under Connecting for Canada’s 150th should consult the full description of the initiative.

For more information, please contact Paula Popovici, Program Officer, Research Grants and Partnerships Division by telephone at 613-992-0498 or email at: Paula.Popovici@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.


SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants #3 – Emerging Technologies (FINAL CALL)

December 16, 2015

A Reminder that The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council is accepting applications for its third round of the Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition. The question to be addressed in this competition round is: How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians?

Potential themes to explore include:

  1. Access, ethics and governance
  2. Socio-economic impacts
  3. Time, place and space
  4. Impacts on research, research-creation and innovation

SSHRC anticipates offering 15 awards valued at up to $25,000 each. The synthesis reports will be due no later than October 14, 2016. Successful applicants will be expected to attend two knowledge mobilization workshops in Ottawa, the first in April 2016 and the second in November 2016 as part of the Imagining Canada’s Future Fall Forum, to discuss the knowledge syntheses.

Internal deadline: January 6, 2016 for feedback and assistance with formatting and compiling the file into one .pdf according to the SSHRC guidelines.  Please note that a ROLA submission will be required.

Final submission deadline: January 12, 2016

For more details on the application process please visit the Research Western webpage (http://www.uwo.ca/research/funding/awards/sshrc_knowledge_synthesis.html).


Reminder: SSHRC webinar for Insight Development Grant Competition

November 26, 2015

SSHRC Insight Development Grants Webinar

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

1:30 – 3:00 pm (EST)

Link to webinar: https://sshrc-crsh.adobeconnect.com/r5oxmusvthk/

To join the teleconference (for the audio):
Local Dial-in:   613-960-7514
Toll free Dial-in: 1-877-413-4790
Enter the Conference ID:    7208380