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Updates - SSHRC
SSHRC grant competition update
Please click here for an update on the 2011-12 competitions for Insight Grants, Insight Development Grants and Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent which was posted on the SSHRC secure site and shared with the SSHRC Leaders on July 23rd, 2012.
SSHRC Partnership Grants - LOI update
The Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent description is now updated for the 2013 competition and available on the SSHRC website at the following link: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_grants_loi-bourses_partenariat_li-eng.aspx.
Please note that the application form and instructions will be available in September.
Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities.
Note that partnership proposals focused primarily on partnered research training initiatives may now be submitted to the Partnership Grants funding opportunity under the Talent umbrella program. Partnered research training initiatives seek to support the creation of innovative approaches that enrich research training experiences for students and postdoctoral researchers while facilitating their transition to academic or non-academic workplace settings. Applicants interested in applying must follow SSHRC’s Guidelines for Partnered Research Training Initiatives at: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/policies-politiques/partnered_research_training-partenariat_de_formation_de_recherche-eng.aspx
The federal budget, as noted in the 2012 Economic Action Plan, announced an increase of $7 million per year to SSHRC for industry-academic partnerships to commence in 2012-13. As a result, SSHRC encourages applicants to involve partners from the private sector, including industry associations, in their partnership. Private sector organizations are also invited to visit SSHRC’s Partnerships for Success section of its website at: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/about-au_sujet/partnerships-partenariats/success-reussite-eng.aspx
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SSHRC Insight Grant NOI changes
The Notification of Intent (NOI) to apply for an Insight Grant is now mandatory. NOIs must be submitted directly by the applicants to SSHRC via the online system by August 15th, 2012. An applicant who has not submitted an NOI by this date will be ineligible to submit the full application in the October 2012 competition.
In addition to basic information, an applicant must submit a one-page Summary of the Proposed Research. This Summary must include:
- the objectives of the research
- the proposed methodology; and
- the anticipated significance and impacts of the proposed research.
The NOI form will be available on SSHRC’s website by mid-June.
Update on the Renewal of SSHRC’s Talent Program
We would like to inform you that following recent consultations, SSHRC will begin implementing changes to its Talent program as the third wave in the renewal of its overall program architecture. SSHRC’s governing council has endorsed the planned changes and their implementation over a three-year period beginning in 2012.
On the SSHRC website, you can learn more about:
• the consultation process;
• key changes;
• SSHRC support for research training; and
• the proposed timeline for implementation.
For more information, contact: email@example.com. 2011 Canadian Research Data Summit Final Report Released
The Research Data Strategy Working Group (RDSWG), an initiative lead by the National Research Council of Canada, has released the final report of the discussions held at the 2011 Canadian Research Data Summit. The report is entitled “Mapping the Data Landscape: Report of the 2011 Canadian Research Data Summit.” For more information on the final report of the Data Summit please see below.
As you may remember, SSHRC participated actively in and continues to support the Research Data summit goals. In fact, through a tri-agency collaborative initiative, SSHRC has already taken steps in developing a shared approach for improving access to the results of publicly funded research in keeping with internationally recognized best practices, standards and policies for funding and conducting research through the development of joint policy on open access to publications and research data. For more information regarding the Comprehensive Brief on Open Access to Publications and Research Data, please consult the Research Funding Collaboration page at science.gc.ca.
SSHRC Grants - New Program Architecture
SSHRC has approved their new program architecture, which will result in having all available funding opportunities under 3 umbrella categories: Insight, Talent and Connection.
SSHRC’s renewed architecture will be implemented over a three-year period. In July 2010, SSHRC will launch its Insight and Connection programs, with calls for proposals for Partnership Development Grants and Partnership Grants. The application deadline for Partnership Development Grants will be in November 2010. The deadline for Partnership Grants will be in January 2011. These will be followed by Insight: Research Development Grants later in the summer of 2010, featuring a special envelope for new scholars, and with deadlines planned for 2011.
The following link provides information on the results of SSHRC's decision as well as valuable information on the types of current and new grants and which umbrella they will now be located under.
SSHRC - Aid to Workshops and Conferences Grant updates
The following are areas in which the SSHRC Aid to Workshops and Conferences Grant has made changes.
- Updated program descriptions and application materials
- International Opportunities Fund and Image, Text, Sound and Technology: Alternative funding possibilities during Program Architecture transition
- On-line submission process
- Eligibility considerations
- Eligible expenses
- Extensions on existing grants
New search tool for SSHRC funding opportunities
The Funding section of the SSHRC website has a new search tool that allows researchers to find, sort and view information on SSHRC funding opportunities with the click of a button.
The search tool is part of a redesign to fully integrate Talent, Insight and Connection into the SSHRC website. Researchers can now effortlessly view SSHRC's funding opportunities in each of these areas, find out more about SSHRC programs, as well as search for funding by their applicant category.
To take a look at the new tool, please visit the Funding section of the SSHRC website, http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/index-eng.aspx.
Talent, Insight and Connection—Highlights from the First Competitions
Highlights from SSHRC’s 2010-11 and forthcoming 2011-12 competition cycles have been posted on the SSHRC website at http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/news_room-salle_de_presse/latest_news-nouvelles_recentes/sshrc_news_may_2011-nouvelles_crsh_mai_2011-eng.aspx.
SSHRC Digital Economy Priority
Applicants for SSHRC funding are encouraged to consider this priority area when developing their proposals and considering opportunities for partnerships.
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Updates - NSERC
NSERC Discovery Grant NOI - Now mandatory
The Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant is now mandatory. Please note the following:
• NOIs must be submitted directly to NSERC via the online system.
• NOIs must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. local time on August 1st, 2012.
• NOIs will not be accepted after the deadline.
• Applicants who do not submit an NOI by this date will not be eligible to submit the full application in November for the 2013 competition.
If you require further information, please contact Brad Whittaker.
The application forms can be found here NSERC - Government of Canada Launches New Grants to Support Community-Based Research Partnerships
For your information, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced the launch of the new College-University Idea to Innovation (CU-I2I) Grants. More information can be found in the press release: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Media-Media/NewsRelease-CommuniqueDePresse_eng.asp?ID=325