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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada Overview of Funding Opportunities within the Insight Program Spring 2012
2 Scope of Presentation Part 1: Program Architecture Renewal Part 2: Funding Stream - Formal Partnerships Connection Grants Partnership Development Grants Partnership Grants Part 3: Funding Stream - Individuals and Small Teams Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants Insight Grants NOI - NEW! Application and evaluation processes Tips and questions
Individuals & Teams Partnerships Insight Connection Program Mechanism Partnership Development Grants Partnership Grants Insight Development Grants Insight Grants Connection Grants Funding Opportunities by Program
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada Funding Stream - Formal Partnerships
What are Connection Grants? Available through the Connection Program. Supports events and outreach activities geared toward short- term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. May serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities. 6
Connection Grants: Supported Events/Activities Events may be face-to-face (e.g., workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes) or involve virtual interaction. Outreach activities may include, but are not limited to: adaptation of texts or presentations for different audiences; development of policy briefs, knowledge syntheses, scoping reviews, and articles for print or online publication; virtual networking; media events, press conferences or public debates; artistic exhibits, performances or festivals; development/use of interactive technologies, audio-visual products or software, and/or educational aids, instruments or equipment. 7
Connection Grants: Features Applicant: Principal investigator Duration: 1 year (no automatic extension) Value: $7,000 to $50,000, with higher amounts considered on an exceptional basis Application process: One-stage application (continuous intake from April 2012, with results announced normally within eight weeks from the date that SSHRC confirms receipt of the application) 8
What is a Formal Partnership? A bilateral or multilateral formal collaboration agreement between an applicant and one or more partners. Partnerships must include: −At least one Canadian postsecondary institution. −At least one partner beyond the institution or organization administering the grant funds. Partnerships may be between academic institutions only, or between one or more academic institutions and one or more non-academic partners. Partnerships with non-academic institutions are welcome but not mandatory. These partners agree and commit to work collaboratively to achieve shared goals for mutual benefit. Partners must provide evidence attesting to the commitment that has been agreed upon. 9
Partnership Approaches Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research partnerships Cross-sector co-creation of knowledge and understanding Networks for research and/or related activities Partnered knowledge mobilization Partnered research centres (**PG Only**) Partnered Chairs (**PG Only**) 10 Note: Applicants are in no way limited to these approaches, and are welcome to combine some of the features.
11 Two categories of individual participants for Partnership Funding Opportunities: co-applicant and collaborator Co-applicants may be individuals from any of the following: Canadian: Postsecondary institutions; not-for-profit organizations; philanthropic foundations; think tanks; and municipal, territorial or provincial governments. International: Postsecondary institutions. Collaborators may be individuals from any of the following types of organizations: Canadian or international: Postsecondary institutions; not-for-profit organizations; public sector or private sector organizations; philanthropic foundations; think tanks; and municipal, territorial, provincial or federal governments. Note: Individuals from the private sector or federal government may only participate as collaborators. Participants
An organization that participates actively in a formal partnership and contributes in a meaningful way to the success of the endeavour Partners are expected to support the activities of the formal partnership by sharing in intellectual leadership or providing expertise. The partner is also expected to provide cash and/or in-kind contributions A partner must be an organization, not an individual Partner organizations are required, for administrative purposes, to identify an individual who will act as a contact person Partners
13 For the Partnership Development Grants and Partnership Grants funding opportunities, a cash and/or in-kind contribution from partners and the host institution is mandatory. This contribution reflects the meaningful collaboration and involvement of partners and the host institution.Partnership Development GrantsPartnership Grants PDG: Secure cash and/or in-kind contributions during life of grant. While there is no minimum contribution, the applicant and partners are expected to demonstrate that a formal partnership exists or will be developed PG-LOI Stage: Applicants are expected to include a plan to secure a minimum of 35 per cent additional resources during the life of the grant (4-7 years). PG-Formal Stage: Applicants are required to demonstrate they have already begun to confirm the 35 per cent minimum additional cash and/or in-kind contributions, and indicate how they will secure the remaining resources during the life of the grant. A minimum contribution of 35 per cent must be confirmed by the mid-term evaluation of the project. Cash and In-Kind Contributions
What are Partnership Development Grants? To foster new partnership activities (research and/or knowledge mobilization) involving existing and/or potential partners; or To design and test new partnership approaches that may result in best practices or models that can be adapted by others or scaled up at a regional, national, or international level.
Partnership Development Grants: Features Applicant: Principal investigator Duration: 1 to 3 years Value: $75,000 to $200,000 Institutional and partner contributions: Cash and/or in-kind contributions must be secured during life of the grant, however there is no minimum contribution Application process: One-stage application
What are Partnership Grants? Intended to provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over 4 to 7 years Advance research and/or knowledge mobilization in the SSH through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions 16
Partnership Grants: Features Applicant: Institution Duration: 4 to 7 years Value: Typically $500,000 to $2.5 million but lower or higher amounts can be requested Minimum contributions: Cash or in-kind contributions equal to a minimum of 35% of SSHRC funding over the life of the grant are required Two-stage application process: oLetter of Intent oFormal Application CFI-LOF (PG only)
Weighting of Criteria Connection Grants Partnership Development Grants Partnership Grants (both LOI and Formal) Challenge 40%50%40% Feasibility 30%20%30% Capability 30%
Committee Structure Number of committee members is a function of applications received. We ensure that work distribution is equitable and reasonable. Committee members are chosen to cover a broad range of disciplines and expertise/experience with respect to partnership based research and governance We invite committee members from multiple sectors to ensure representation of: academia, private sector, government, not-for-profit organizations, etc.
Partnership Funding Opportunity Results Partnership Grants - 2011 151 eligible (LOI) applications 35 invited to submit a formal proposal, 34 submitted 71% primarily related to objectives of Insight 29% primarily related to objectives of Connection Approximately, a total of 390 (36%) partnerships were proposed with the not-for- profit sector, 358 (33%) with post-secondary institutions, and 138 (8%) with provincial governments Formal Stage: 25 proposals were funded Partnership Development Grants - 2011 153 eligible applications 63 proposals funded 52% primarily related to objectives of Insight 48% primarily related to objectives of Connection Partners from all sectors but primarily not-for-profit and public/government; evidence of willingness to collaborate internationally
Partnership Program Contact Information For all inquiries about PG and PDG, please contact us at: Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Tel.: 613-943-1007 For all inquiries about Connection Grants, please contact us at: Email: email@example.com@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca Tel.: 613-943-1007
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada Funding Stream - Individuals and Small Teams
Insight Development Grants Overall Objectives: To support research in its initial stages (New or Regular Scholars) To enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches, and/or ideas (may include case studies, pilot initiatives, and critical analyses of existing research)
25 Insight Development Grants - Features Applicant: Principal Investigator alone or in a team; New and Regular Scholars Duration: 1 to 2 years Value: $7,000 to $75,000 Funding: MINIMUM 50% of budget envelope for New Scholars Process: One-stage application Deadline: February 2013
Insight Development Grants - Applicants New Scholars: must not have received a grant through any SSHRC funding opportunity as principal investigator or project director In addition, must meet at least one of the following: have completed the highest degree no more than five years before the competition deadline (SSHRC considers only the date of completion of the first doctorate); or have held a tenured or tenure-track university appointment for less than five years; or have held a university appointment, but never a tenure-track position (in the case of institutions that offer tenure-track positions); or have had their careers significantly interrupted or delayed for family reasons.
Insight Development Grants - Applicants (cont’d) New Scholars – Research: Grants are developmental in the sense that they offer New Scholars the opportunity for career development. Research may be new or may build upon graduate work. 27
Insight Development Grants - Applicants (cont’d) Regular Scholars - Definition: Have established or have had the time and opportunity to establish a record of research achievement. Regular Scholars - Research: Novelty of research more significant for Regular Scholars. Must clearly demonstrate how proposed research differs from previous research. Enables them to work in new areas, in new ways, to do pilot studies, etc., without being penalized for lack of experience.
Insight Grants – Objectives to support research proposed by scholars and judged worthy of funding by their peers and/or other experts to provide opportunities for the training of future researchers to contribute to the advancement of theory and/or methodology to support disciplinary and multidisciplinary research activities to promote knowledge mobilization within and beyond the academic community
Insight Grants – Features Application process: Two-stage application Mandatory NOI: August 15, 2012; form available on June 15, 2012 - NEW! Full application: October 15, 2012; form available on July 15, 2012 NEW! Applicant: Principal Investigator alone or in a team Duration: 3 to 5 years Value: $7,000 to $500,000 (maximum $200,000 in a given year) Funding: No separate envelope for New Scholars or New Scholar category
Evaluation Criteria Challenge – Aim and importance of the endeavour Feasibility - The plan to achieve excellence Capability - The expertise to succeed
Weighting of Criteria Insight Development Grants Insight Grants Challenge 50%40% Feasibility 20% Capability 30%40%
Adjudication Components There are two basic adjudication components : committee/committee member evaluations external assessments Their use is tailored according to the specific funding opportunity as described in the chart below.
Adjudication Insight Development Grants Insight Grants Type of Adjudication Committee Thematic and/or Multi- disciplinary and/or Disciplinary Number of Readers 32 or 3 Use of External Assessments NO2 or 3
35 Insight and Insight Development Grants: Research Groups at the Application Stage Group 1: History; medieval studies; classics; literature; fine arts; philosophy; religious studies; and related fields Group 2: Anthropology; archaeology; linguistics; translation; political science; public administration; law; criminology; geography; urban planning and environmental studies; and related fields Group 3: Business and management; economics; and related fields Group 4: Sociology; demography; communication studies; journalism; media studies; gender studies; cultural studies; library and information science; and related fields Group 5: Education, psychology; social work; career guidance; and related fields
Committee structure Each broad group will be subdivided on an as-needed basis into: Disciplinary, multidisciplinary or thematic (priority area) committees. For each application, SSHRC staff look at: First priority area, group selected, primary discipline Note: if a priority area is selected, your application may be directed to a thematic committee 36
Committee Members Committee members are above all selected for their expertise. We also seek balance in terms of: university size (small, medium, and large) geographical region language gender Number of members is a function of applications received. Balancing quality of peer review with sustainable committee workload and efficiency.
Committee Members as Readers Minimum of two Optional cross-committee evaluation For multi- or interdisciplinary proposals to be reviewed by a Reader from another discipline, applicants must tick the multidisciplinary evaluation box on the form, and indicate secondary and tertiary disciplines and areas of research, and include a rationale Applications will go to the committee most suited to its primary focus/discipline Additional expertise of a member from another committee will be sought, when deemed necessary (and available) Readers are assigned based on expertise and suitability
External Assessments SSHRC will seek but cannot guarantee two external assessments per application Suggested Assessors Seek to avoid conflicts of interest and therefore assessments from: a close friend a relative a research collaborator an institutional colleague a student previously under the applicant’s supervision a person with whom the applicant is involved in a dispute a person with whom the applicant is involved in a partnership
The Insight Grant NOI - New! Notification of Intent to Apply for an IG Identification Participants Joint initiatives Research Activity (Disciplines, Priority Areas, Research Creation NEW! ) NOI - One-page Summary - New! the objectives of the research the proposed methodology; and the anticipated significance and impact of the proposed research.
The IG Full Application No major changes from last year 41
Application Modules General Considerations do not submit a “premature” proposal; project must be quite fully worked out and feasible present a well-written and carefully crafted proposal; edit and proofread; consider its tone CV(s) organize your publications as per the instructions; indicate refereed items and those stemming from previous SSHRC grants avoid “inflating” the CV career interruptions/special circumstances Response to Previous Critiques opportunity to justify a choice made with regard to research plan Summary of Proposed Research much-used page; be clear, thorough, and use accessible language
Application Modules (cont’d) Detailed Description provide clear and precise objectives: why are you doing the research? why is it important? include complete literature review that serves to situate what you will be doing and why outline theoretical or conceptual framework ensure methodology makes sense in terms of objectives and personnel involved explain all key terms and concepts, use plain language Description of team/student training plans Outline each person’s role and the amount of their time devoted to project (in %); members are assessed in terms of what they are to do no clear advantage with team applications; success rates no different Outcomes Summary of expected outcomes and a list of scholarly benefits, social benefits and the targeted audiences. Budget and Budget justification (part of Feasibility Score) be reasonable and justify proposed expenditures read Tri-council Financial Administration Guide and checklist of eligible and ineligible expenses in advance budget should clearly relate to research objectives Describe the financial and in-kind contributions from other sources- New!
Submitting Your Application Leave enough time! Complete all mandatory fields Attach all mandatory electronic uploads (to the application) Ensure that you have attached the right documents Ensure all co-applicants and collaborators (i.e., participants with SSHRC CVs) have submitted their "Accept Invitation Form" Verify and correct data until the “Verification Report” indicates successful verification Click the "Submit" button (Submit to Research Administrator) for institutional approval PhD students and postdoctoral researchers may submit their applications directly to SSHRC
Feedback Provided Applicants receive: Notice of Decision Scores allocated by adjudication committees external assessments (if applicable) summary of the adjudication committee's comments (if applicable) committee statistics
Statistics - Insight Competitions Insight Grants -1799 eligible applications -486 applications funded -22 committees -Competition budget: 84M over 5 years Insight Development Grants −939 eligible applications −12 committees created −Results in early June −Competition budget: at least $10 million over two years.
Co-operative Funding Arrangements Sport Participation Research Initiative funding for policy-relevant research related to Canadians’ participation in sport Final selection by Sport Canada from the applications that were placed in the “recommended but not funded” (4A) list interested applicants must select "Sport Participation Research Initiative" from the drop-down list on the Insight Grant application form Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Infrastructure Funding infrastructure funding possible through CFI’s Leaders Opportunity Fund requests and enquiries should be directed to CFI interested applicants must select "Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund" from the appropriate drop-down list on the Insight Grant application form
Co-operative Funding ( cont’d) Kanishka Project New! Collaboration between SSHRC and Public Safety Canada For research on pressing questions for Canada related to terrorism and counter-terrorism Over the five-year life of the Kanishka project, up to $3.7M will be dedicated to the Insight Development and Insight Grants and to the Partnership Development and Partnership Grants funding opportunities 48
Multiple Applications Applicants may not apply for an Insight Grant and an Insight Development Grant within the same calendar year as Principal Investigator This means: A researcher who applied for an Insight Development Grant in February 2012 may not apply for an Insight Grant in October 2012 A researcher who applies for an Insight Grant in October 2012, may apply for an Insight Development Grant in February 2013, provided that the objectives of the research are different
Multiple Applications (cont’d) Grant Retention: A researcher cannot hold an SRG grant and an IG grant at the same time; a researcher can hold an SRG grant and an IDG grant at the same time, provided that the objectives are different There is no limit to the number of applications on which a researcher may be listed as a co-applicant or collaborator A researcher who received a Sport Canada grant may apply for an IG this fall provided that the application is for a project with different objectives. S/he will not be eligible for another Sport Canada grant as two such grants cannot be held at the same time Re-application: If you have a grant, you may re-apply to the same funding opportunity in the final year Please refer to SSHRC’s Regulations Regarding Multiple Applications for more information.
SSHRC policy statement on Part VII (Section 41) of the Official Languages Act All federal organizations must “take positive measures to enhance the vitality of the English and French linguistic minority communities in Canada; support and assist their development; and to foster the full recognition and use of both English and French in Canadian society (OLA, section 41) Draft of SSHRC’s policy statement as a best practice after consultation (final approval by June) Consensus on the support of excellence Focus on communications and engagement with postsecondary institutions serving Official Language Minority Communities to support equitable access Representation on committees Oversight structure 51
Important Deadlines Internal university deadline – contact your research office! Insight Grants NOI – August 15, 2012 Insight Grants full application- October 15, 2012 Insight Development Grants - February 1, 2013
Contacts and Useful Information On applying for and holding multiple applications: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/policies- politiques/multiple_apps-demandes_multiples-eng.aspx http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/policies- politiques/multiple_apps-demandes_multiples-eng.aspx Institutional eligibility: For postsecondary institutions or not-for- profit organizations that are not yet eligible yet wish to administer SSHRC grants. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca Tri-council financial admin guide: http://www.nserc- crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/FinancialAdminGuide- GuideAdminFinancier/index_eng.asp http://www.nserc- crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/FinancialAdminGuide- GuideAdminFinancier/index_eng.asp Sports Participation Research Initiative: http://www.sshrc- crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/sport_can- eng.aspxhttp://www.sshrc- crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/sport_can- eng.aspx CFI infrastructure funding: http://www.innovation.ca/OurFunds/CFIFunds/LeadersOpportunityFu nd http://www.innovation.ca/OurFunds/CFIFunds/LeadersOpportunityFu nd
Research Portfolio Program Officers Group 1: History; medieval studies; classics; literature; fine arts; philosophy; religious studies; and related fields Bruneau, Suzanne email@example.com 613-944-5327 *Contact for Research Creation Dagenais, Suzanne firstname.lastname@example.org 613-943-1147
Research Portfolio Program Officers Group 2: Anthropology; archaeology; linguistics; translation; political science; public administration; law; criminology; geography; urban planning and environmental studies; and related fields Anderson, Lorraine email@example.com 613-947-4233 Pepe, Alan firstname.lastname@example.org 613-992-6993
Research Portfolio Program Officers Group 3: Business and management; economics; and related fields Bidas, Fatima email@example.com 613-943-1560 Meda, Chantal firstname.lastname@example.org 613-947-2094 Simard, François email@example.com 613-995-7129
Research Portfolio Program Officers Group 4: Sociology; demography; communication studies; journalism; media studies; gender studies; cultural studies; library and information science; and related fields Lebrun, Luc firstname.lastname@example.org 613-992-5146 Nicholls, Sarah email@example.com 613-992-5127 Sweetland, Stephanie firstname.lastname@example.org 613-996-5794
Research Portfolio Program Officers cont’d Group 5: Education, psychology; social work; and related fields Emery, Patricia email@example.com 613-992-8206 McPherson, Terry Lee firstname.lastname@example.org 613-947-2089 Sénécal, Isabelle email@example.com 613-992-5147