Application for a Grant
|February 1, 8:00 p.m. (eastern time)||March 31|
|May 1, 8:00 p.m. (eastern time)||June 30|
|August 1, 8:00 p.m. (eastern time)||September 30|
|November 1, 8:00 p.m. (eastern time)||January 8|
*Note: If a deadline falls on a weekend or a Canadian public holiday, the online application system will remain open until 8 p.m. (eastern time) on the next business day.
Note: Once the 8:00 p.m. (eastern) deadline has passed, the application server will be offline for 48 hours and will not be able to accept any additional applications. The application server will come back online after that 48-hour period, ready to accept applications for the next competition deadline.
Applications for individual Connection Grants may be submitted by an individual applicant or by a team (consisting of an applicant plus one or more co-applicants and/or collaborators). In the case of a team approach, all team members must meet the eligibility criteria specific to their role.
Grant funds may only be administered by an eligible postsecondary institution or eligible not-for-profit organization.
The applicant must complete and verify the online application form and his/her SSHRC web-based curriculum vitae (CV). The complete application, including electronic attachments (uploads) and relevant CVs (applicant and co-applicants), can be viewed and printed, but must be submitted electronically to the postsecondary institution's research administrator or the financial administrator at the not-for-profit organization.
Applicants must follow these steps:
The postsecondary institution’s research administrator or not-for-profit organization’s financial administrator will review the application and, if approved, forward it to SSHRC. If changes are required, the research or financial administrator will send a message to the applicant using the Message Centre function. The applicant can access the Message Centre by clicking "Messages" in the top navigation bar of his/her Portfolio. Research administrators will be able to forward applications until 8 p.m. eastern on the deadline date.* After 8 p.m., the "Submit" (Submit to Research Administrator) button will disappear from the applicant's Portfolio, the "Forward" (Forward to SSHRC) button will disappear from the research/financial administrator's Portfolio and no further changes and submissions will be possible.
Most institutions or organizations have an internal deadline date that is earlier than SSHRC’s deadline date. Make sure you allow enough time to obtain feedback from your administrator before the application deadline.
After SSHRC receives your completed Connection Grants form, the data provided in your application and CVs are transferred to SSHRC's corporate database. SSHRC will acknowledge receipt of your electronic application form, and will assign you an application number. Please cite this number in all correspondence with us.
Even though the electronic submission process includes appropriate controls and checks to ensure validation of the information by the institution or not-for-profit organizations’ administrators before it is submitted to SSHRC, note that applicants will have to follow the internal approval process in place at their institution or not-for-profit organization, as specified by the relevant authorities.
By clicking "Submit", the applicant confirms that he/she:
The applicant (or project director, where applicable) also confirms that he/she understands that:
When co-applicants and collaborators accept an invitation to participate on an application, it certifies that they:
By clicking "Forward" (Forward to SSHRC), the research administrator or financial administrator (institutional approval) certifies that:
the postsecondary institution or not-for-profit organization:
Many modules in your application will require that you attach a document. The process for attaching a document is the same for all modules:
You must follow the specified requirements for margins and font size (12-point Times New Roman) or your application will be rendered ineligible.
Provide a short, descriptive title for your proposal in non-technical terms. Restrict the use of acronyms (e.g., DNA, NATO, NAFTA). Use upper case for only the first word of the title, proper nouns and acronyms. Your application title will automatically be included in the Activity Details screen.
Select "Event" and/or "Outreach activity" from the drop-down list. If you select "Outreach activity", you must specify the type of activity in the box provided. Events are capped at $25,000; event proposals requesting more than this will be automatically reduced.
Event start and end dates
If applicable, please indicate the start and end date of the event and/or outreach activity.
Please see the Connection Grants funding opportunity description for information about the difference between an event and an outreach activity.
Joint or special initiative
If you want your project to be considered for one of the following initiatives, select it from the drop-down list.
SSHRC strongly suggests that, before you select “Yes”, you refer to the definition of research-creation for more information and examples of fields involving research-creation.
Does your proposal involve Aboriginal research, as defined by SSHRC?
Select “Yes” if you wish to signal to the adjudication committee that your application should be reviewed in the context of SSHRC’s definition of Aboriginal research and its Guidelines for the Merit Review of Aboriginal Research.
The applicant has primary responsibility for the event and/or outreach activity and assumes administrative responsibility for the grant.
Carefully review the Eligibility section of the Connection Grants funding opportunity description before completing this module.
Note: If the organization with which you are affiliated is not a SSHRC eligible institution, the organization must meet the requirements to administer grants and awards, as outlined in the Institutional Eligibility Requirements for the Administration of Grants and Awards, and must contact SSHRC at least five business days prior to the application deadline to begin the eligibility process.
The information listed in this section of the application is shared with your CV. Use the Current Position screen of the CV to make any necessary changes to your current place of employment or university affiliation. If you wish to have a different position on record for this application, use this section of the application to enter it.
Names and Initials
If you use your second or third name as your given name, see the examples below for help in completing the initials box.
Example 1: A.J. Paul Moore
If you prefer to have your initials appear before your given name, you would enter:
|Given Name||Initials||Family Name|
SSHRC correspondence would address you as Mr. A.J. Paul Moore.
Example 2: Joanne Francine Mélanie Trudeau (normally addressed as
If you usually use your second or third name as your given name and do not want your initials appearing before your given name, you would enter:
|Given Name||Initials||Family Name|
SSHRC correspondence would address you as Ms. Mélanie J.F. Trudeau.
Enter complete information about the organization that will administer the funds. If your organization is not on the SSHRC eligible institution list, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the eligibility process. For more information on this process consult SSHRC’s Institutional Eligibility—Guidelines and Requirements. Unless you have contacted SSHRC to begin this process, your organization will not be added to the list of eligible institutions and you will not be able to complete your application.
State whether or not your proposal involves human beings as research subjects. If it does, consult the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and submit your proposal to your organization's research ethics board.
Appendix A (Environmental Information) must be completed and submitted with the grant application only if at least one of the following situations as per the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) applies to your research or research-related activities: (A) any phase constitutes a physical activity carried out on federal lands in Canada, as defined in section 2(1), in relation to a physical work and that is not a designated project; (B) any phase constitutes a physical activity carried out outside of Canada in relation to a physical work and that is not a designated project; (C) (i) the grant funds will permit a designated project (listed in the CEAA 2012 Regulations Designating Physical Activities (RDPA)) to be carried out in whole or in part; or (C) (ii) any phase of the proposed research will depend on a designated project (listed in the RDPA) that is, or will be, carried out by a third party. If none of these situations apply to your proposed research activities, then no Appendix A is required.
Note: CEAA 2012 came into effect on July 6, 2012. As a result, the review process for applications indicating environmental impact submitted to SSHRC has been revised. Grant applicants are required to provide more specific information under a completely revised Appendix A (Environmental Information), and Appendix B (CEAA Pre-Screening Checklist) is no longer required.
List keywords, separated by semicolons, that best describe your proposal.
Indicate and rank up to five disciplines relevant to your proposal, with Entry 1 the most relevant and Entry 5 the least relevant. If an applicable discipline is not listed, you may select an entry such as "Other (relevant discipline)" (e.g., Other Psychology, Other Anthropology, Other Sociology) from the list, and type the information in the box provided.
|Entry 2||Other Psychology|
|Entry 3||Other Anthropology|
|Entry 4||Other Humanities|
|Entry 5||Other Archaeology|
You may only choose "Other (relevant discipline)" once. For instance, you cannot choose "Other Psychology" in Entry 2 and choose it again in Entry 3.
Areas of Research
Indicate and rank up to three areas of research related to your proposal, with #1 the most important and #3 the least important.
If applicable, indicate up to two historical periods covered by your proposal.
If applicable, indicate and rank up to three geographical regions covered by or related to your proposal, with #1 the most important and #3 the least important.
If applicable, indicate and rank up to five countries covered by or related to your proposal, with #1 the most important and #5 the least important.
For information regarding co-applicant and collaborator eligibility, see Eligibility. If applicable, enter information for each co-applicant and collaborator who will take part in the intellectual direction of the project. Do not include research assistants, students or consultants.
Select the role that each participant will play, by choosing "Co-applicant" or "Collaborator". Indicate if these participants are from the academic or non-academic community. Enter the family name and the email address of the participant. After the data are saved, the system will automatically display the data alphabetically by family name, along with the status of the invitation and a "Clear Entry" button for each participant. The system will also generate an email to each person, inviting them to participate in the application. It is the responsibility of each invited person to complete, verify and submit their Accept Invitation form.
If the participant has not accepted the invitation, the status will remain "Invitation not yet accepted".
If the participant deletes the system-generated email requesting his/her participation, the status will remain “Invitation not yet accepted”. The applicant can click “Resend E-mail” to send the invitation again.
If the participant declines the invitation by deleting the Accept Invitation form from his/her portfolio, you will be notified by email and must remove the person from the application by clicking "Clear entry".
If the co-applicant accepts the invitation, the status will change to "Invitation accepted" and his/her CV (co-applicants only) will be attached to the Accept Invitation form upon creation. You will then be able to view each co-applicant's CV.
If the collaborator accepts the invitation, the status will change to "Invitation accepted" and the Accept Invitation form will be created. You will then be able to view each form. Note that CVs are no longer required or accepted for collaborators.
If you incorrectly type in a participant’s family name, you will receive the following error message: "Must be identical to family name above". The system will recognize the discrepancy only after the co-applicant or collaborator has accepted the invitation. In order for your application to be successfully verified, the participant’s family name must be identical to the family name found in our database.
Your application will not be "Verified Successfully" until each participant you invited has successfully completed and verified their invitation.
If you require additional information on the invitation process, consult the instructions under "Accepted Invitations" on the "Portfolio" screen.
Co-applicants must do the following:
A copy of the co-applicant’s CV will be attached to the Accept Invitation form upon creation. The applicant will then be able to view each co-applicant’s CV.
The following tables indicate which participants must provide Research Contributions and Relevant Experience attachments:
Co-applicants affiliated with a postsecondary institution
Co-applicants affiliated with a non-academic organization
If applicable, list the name of each presenter. Presenters are defined by SSHRC as individuals who will make an active contribution to the event objectives and/or the production of the concrete deliverable(s) for which the event is organized. For each presenter, indicate whether or not you are requesting SSHRC funding in support of the presenter’s involvement, and select the type of presenter (Presenter or Student presenter) from the drop-down list.
When appropriate, the list of event presenters should include students as well as a combination of established and emerging scholars.
After the data are saved, the system will automatically display the information alphabetically by family name on this screen.
As necessary, provide the information requested using the "List..." button. If the appropriate information is not listed, select "Other" and type the information in the box provided.
Names and Initials
Follow the instructions provided under "Applicant".
Organization and Department/Division
Click "List...". Select the country, the province or state (if applicable), then the organization. If the appropriate organization or department/division is not listed, select "Other" and type the information in the box provided.
For each presenter, you must provide the following information:
SSHRC will not fund the full cost of any connection event or outreach activity. Additional support in the form of cash and/or in kind contributions (excluding registration fees) equivalent to a minimum of 50 per cent of the amount requested from SSHRC must come from sponsoring organizations, not individuals (see SSHRC’s Guidelines for Cash and In-Kind Contributions for more details). For example, an applicant / project director asking SSHRC for $10,000 in Connection Grant funding will have to provide additional support equal to $5,000.
Letters of support are required from each organization listed in your application as a sponsoring organization and contributing toward the required minimum of 50 per cent in matching cash and/or in-kind contributions.
Only those contributions identified in letters of support that originate from sponsoring organizations and are signed by someone with signing authority for the organization will count towards the required 50 per cent matching funds. Amounts appearing in letters of support from individuals will not be used in this calculation.
Note: If overall support results in less than the required 50 per cent in matching contributions, the application may be deemed ineligible.
Each letter of support must be submitted in one of Canada’s two official languages, and must include:
Each letter should also include:
Failure to provide a letter of support that meets the above criteria will result in the letter being removed from the application. Failure to meet the minimum matching funds requirement could render the application ineligible.
Provide a summary of your proposal written in clear, plain language. It should be written in non-technical terms and be understood by a range of audiences with varied areas of expertise. Clearly indicate the challenges or issues to be addressed.
Note: If your proposal is funded, this summary will be used for promotional purposes outside the research community to inform politicians, the media and members of the public who request information about research funded by SSHRC.
Type your text directly into the box, or cut and paste it from a document prepared using a word processor. You may enter only plain, unformatted text, not bold type, italics, script, underscoring, formulas or special characters. Your text must not exceed one (1) page on the PDF copy. Text that exceeds the capacity of the text box will not be displayed when printed. Click "Save" and then "Preview" to ensure your text will appear on the form.
The expected outcomes of the project are essential information for the adjudication of the proposal, and are part of the Challenge evaluation criterion. SSHRC is also interested in capturing information on outcomes at the application stage in order to gain a greater understanding of the intellectual, cultural, societal and economic contributions of social sciences and humanities research, and of how outcomes evolve throughout the lifespan of the project. This outcome information, along with the information provided on research outputs (e.g., scholarly journal articles, conferences, books, workshops, etc.) in follow-up reporting, will enable SSHRC, scholars and institutions to communicate the contributions of social sciences and humanities research to our various stakeholders.
In this section, elaborate on the potential benefits and/or outcomes of your proposed Connection project. You will have the opportunity, via follow-up reports, to share how your outcomes have evolved.
Connection event or activity outcomes include enhanced curriculum and teaching material, as well as graduate student supervision, enriched public discourse, improved public policies, enhanced business strategies, and innovations in every sector of society. Through the effective mobilization of knowledge, research outcomes permeate daily life in the form of new thinking and behaviour that lead to improvements in our economic, social, cultural and intellectual well-being. See SSHRC’s Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization for information about outcomes.
Indicate and rank up to three scholarly benefits of the proposed activity, with #1 the most relevant and #3 the least relevant. If the information is not listed, select "Other" from the list and type the information in the box provided.
Indicate and rank up to three social benefits relevant to the proposed activity, with #1 the most relevant and #3 the least relevant. If the information is not listed, select "Other" from the list and type the information in the box provided.
Indicate and rank up to five potential target audiences relevant to the proposed activity, with #1 the most relevant and #5 the least relevant. If the information is not listed, select "Other" from the list and type the information in the box provided.
Expected Outcomes Summary
Describe the potential benefits/outcomes (e.g., evolution, effects, potential learning, implications) that could emerge from the proposed Connection project.
Type your text directly into the box, or cut and paste it from a document prepared using a word processor. You may enter only plain, unformatted text—not bold type, italics, script, underscoring, formulas or special characters. Your text must not exceed one (1) page on the PDF copy. Text that exceeds the capacity of the text box will not be displayed when printed. Click “Save” and then "Preview" to ensure your text will appear on the form.
You must attach an electronic copy of your Description of Connection Project. Write your proposal in clear, plain language. Avoid jargon, acronyms and highly technical terms.
SSHRC encourages applicants to, if applicable, discuss how project results will be managed, including collection, preservation and sharing.
It is expected that students, emerging scholars (e.g., postdoctoral fellows and other scholars in similar situations) and/or other highly qualified personnel (e.g., practitioners, subject matter experts, Aboriginal elders, etc.) will meaningfully participate in the proposed initiative(s). You must attach an electronic document that clearly describes the specific roles and responsibilities of students, emerging scholars and/or other highly qualified personnel, indicating the work they will be undertaking.
Consult the Guidelines for Effective Research Training in preparing this section of the application. These guidelines will also be provided to reviewers.
Applicants/project directors must demonstrate their ability to secure at least the minimum matching funding, by including letters of support from sponsoring organizations. See the instructions for the Letters of Support from Sponsoring Organizations for more details.
Applicants may draw on complementary funding from SSHRC research grants and/or other research funding agencies, but must make clear in their budget proposal that there is no duplication of financial support for the same budget expenses.
Note: While SSHRC funds may be used in this complementary way, these funds cannot be counted towards the 50 per cent requirement for matching funds.
Estimate as accurately as possible only the costs that you are asking SSHRC to fund through a Connection Grant. All budget costs must conform to the rates and regulations of the applicant's institution or non-for-profit organization, and must be fully justified in terms of the needs of the project, including costs for organizing and co-ordinating team collaborations and for communicating results to both scholarly audiences and the wider public.
Grant holders must also comply with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications. See SSHRC’s Open Access overview for more information. SSHRC also encourages researchers to manage data arising from their research in accordance with both community standards and best practices.
Enter amounts rounded to the nearest dollar without any spaces or commas (e.g., 2000). For blank entries, leave in the "0" value. When entering an amount, highlight the "0" and type the dollar value in the box provided.
Note: SSHRC provides the following guidelines to committee members regarding the adjudication of the budget subcriterion of the overall Feasibility score:
For each of the categories below, enter the number (#) of students and non-students you plan to hire, whether as salaried employees or as recipients of stipends.
Note: Amounts paid to students or postdoctoral researchers cannot be paid both in the form of a stipend and of a salary or wages.
Student and non-student salaries and benefits
For each applicable category, enter the number (#) of students and non-students to be hired. Specify the total amounts.
Note: When students are paid by wage, the amounts should be determined in accordance with the university's collective agreement or policy. No SSHRC maximums apply when paying students by salary.
You may request stipends for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Stipends must be justified in terms of the project objectives. The work performed by stipend recipients should be an integral part of the applicant's project.
Other—Salary research allowance
Salary research allowances are an eligible expense. These stipends cover up to 50 per cent of the cost of temporarily replacing an employee from a Canadian not-for-profit organization who will be devoting his or her time as an applicant or co-applicant on a SSHRC-funded research project. The request for salary research allowance must be justified in the proposal and can only be used to release an employee from duties to their organization in order to participate in the knowledge mobilization events and activities only.
Salary research allowances can only be used by not-for-profit organizations that have applicants or co-applicants listed on their Notice of Award. Researchers holding an academic position at a postsecondary institution and government employees are not eligible for salary research allowances.
Note that a salary research allowance is not a salary for the applicant or co-applicant, but is paid to the Canadian not-for-profit organization in order to offset the costs of replacing its employee.
For further information, please consult SSHRC’s Salary Research Allowances policy.
Travel and subsistence costs
Enter the total amounts requested for travel abroad and within Canada for the project team, presenters, and student personnel. Applicants must obtain the lowest possible travel fares. Car rental is an eligible expense only if it is essential to the research.
Subsistence costs must be based on rates approved by the institution or organization that will administer the funds.
You may include user and consulting fees for computer services. Consulting fees for professional and technical services are eligible expenditures only if it is demonstrated in the Budget Justification that expert advice is needed. If a grant is awarded and you have planned to contract consultants for amounts in excess of $25,000, two independent cost quotations will be required.
You may include other supply items (e.g., software, stationery, postage, telephone calls) only if they relate directly to the project.
Non-disposable equipment—Computer hardware
Purchase or rental of computers and associated hardware is allowable only if these are not accessible through the university or employer.
Purchase or rental of equipment (e.g., audio or video equipment) is allowable only if it is not accessible through the university or employer.
Specify other expenses not already included.
You must list all other contributors (e.g., individuals, not-for-profit organizations, philanthropic foundations, private sector organizations) that are providing cash and/or in-kind contributions for the proposal. You must also indicate whether or not these funds have been confirmed. Only contributions confirmed by a letter of support from an organization will be counted towards the 50 per cent requirement for matching funds.
If a funding source is not listed, select "Other/Unknown" using the "List..." button. Type in the source name and amount and identify the contribution type.
If you have received, from a single funding source, more than one contribution of the same type (i.e., cash or in-kind) and a confirmation status, you must combine these into one entry (e.g., two $20,000 confirmed cash contributions from a university become one confirmed $40,000 cash contribution). Enter amounts rounded to the nearest dollar without spaces or commas (e.g., 2000). For blank entries, leave the "0" value. When entering an amount, highlight the "0" in the box provided and type the dollar value.
Note: All contributions must be indicated in Canadian currency.
When you save the data, five new blank entry lines will be added to the screen to allow you to enter additional funding entries.
You must attach an electronic copy of the budget justification. Using the categories listed on the Funds Requested from SSHRC page, explain how you will use the funds in each budget category to achieve the objectives of the proposed event or outreach activity. For example, under the student and non-student salaries categories, explain why these people need to be hired to meet the objectives of the event or activity. Applicants are reminded of SSHRC's mandate to provide training opportunities for students, emerging scholars and other highly qualified personnel. Note that budget costs for project support personnel who are not students must be fully justified in terms of the needs of the proposal. You must also justify any funds that appear in the category "Other".
As mentioned above, SSHRC will not fund the full cost of any connection event or outreach activity. Additional support in the form of cash and /or in kind contributions (excluding registration fees) equivalent to a minimum of 50 per cent of the amount requested from SSHRC must come from other sources. You must outline the overall cost of your event or outreach activity and clearly indicate which portion will be paid with SSHRC’s grant. SSHRC suggests including a table showing both the funds requested from SSHRC and the matching contributions, with a cost breakdown.
Clearly describe how the budget requested from SSHRC and any sponsoring organizations’ contributions will complement each other and benefit the objectives of the Connection event or activity.
Note: During review of the funding you have requested, the quality of your overall financial planning, your justification of the proposed expenditures, and the cash and in-kind contributions you have secured will all be taken into account. Committees will use the principle of minimum essential funding to guide their discussions of project budgets.
You must attach an electronic copy of all references cited in your proposal.
Applicants may attach a one-page document naming potential reviewers who, in their opinion, would be unlikely to provide an impartial review. This document must provide a justification for excluding potential reviewers (e.g., experts with whom you or members of your team have had serious disputes). While SSHRC cannot be bound by this information, it will take it into consideration in the selection of reviewers.
This information will be held in strictest confidence and will not be provided to external reviewers or members of the adjudication committee. This information will be used only to help choose reviewers for the current application. Therefore, any exclusion (if still relevant) should be renewed with any subsequent applications.
If you have selected "yes" for at least one of the questions in the Environmental Impact section on the Activity Details screen, you must complete an Environmental Information Form (Appendix A) and upload it to the Environmental Impact page.
Note: For the purposes of Connection program grant applications, “research” and “research activity” may be read throughout to include any connection event or outreach activity.
Applicants must attach an electronic copy of their Research Contributions. You have a maximum of four pages to cover the following sections, which must be presented in this order:
1. Relevant Research Contributions Over the Last Six Years
Outline research contributions within the last six years. In the case of those candidates claiming career interruptions (see 4. Career Interruptions and Special Circumstances below), you may include publications drawn from your most recent periods of research activity, to an overall total of six years.
Provide details, as appropriate, on the contributions you listed, as follows:
Group your contributions by category in the following order, listing your most recent contributions first:
Examples include books (where applicable, subdivide according to those that are single-authored, co-authored and edited works), monographs, book chapters, articles in scholarly refereed journals, conference proceedings, etc.
When listing refereed works, be aware that a “refereed work” involves its assessment:
Other refereed contributions
Examples include papers presented at scholarly meetings or conferences, articles in professional or trade journals, etc.
Examples include book reviews, published reviews of your work, research reports, policy papers, public lectures, etc. See SSHRC’s Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization for examples of other contributions.
Indicate one of the following statuses—"submitted", "revised and submitted", "accepted" or "in press". Provide the name of the journal or book publisher and the number of pages. Contributions not yet submitted should not be listed.
List your most recent and significant achievements, grouping them by category. Creative outputs will be evaluated according to established disciplinary standards, as well as creative and/or artistic merit. Examples of creative outputs may include, for example, exhibitions, performances, publications, presentations, film, video, audio recordings, etc.
If applicable, you may include a website link. SSHRC cannot guarantee that links will be accessed.
Reasonable efforts will be made to view or listen to support material; however, due to technical challenges, SSHRC cannot guarantee that the samples will be accessed. Please consider that reviewers will have very limited time per application to view, read or listen to samples of work.
If including a website link, please follow these instructions:
Note: SSHRC assumes no responsibility in cases where links provided are broken or the server is unavailable during the adjudication period.
2. Other Research Contributions
Describe any other contributions to research and the advancement of knowledge within the last six years, including your research contributions to non-academic audiences (e.g., general public, policy-makers, private sector or not-for-profit organizations, etc.). See SSHRC’s Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization for examples of other contributions.
3. Most Significant Career Research Contributions
List and rank up to five of your most significant contributions over your entire career. In this case, the six-year rule does not apply. Therefore, contributions listed here may differ from those listed in other sections of your CV. Please ensure that you explain briefly the significance of the contributions listed.
4. Career Interruptions and Special Circumstances
SSHRC asks its adjudication committees to take into consideration both career interruptions and special circumstances that may have affected the record of research achievement of candidates in the last six years. In doing so, adjudication committee members will be able to more accurately estimate the productivity of each researcher, independent of any career interruptions or special circumstances. Previous productivity is one element that may predict the success of the proposed projects.
Career interruptions occur when, for health, administrative, family or other reasons, a researcher is taken away from his or her research work for an extended period of time. In these cases, as explained above in relation to Relevant Research Contributions Over the Last Six Years, the researcher should explain the absence(s) and ask that an equivalent period of research activity prior (but as near as possible) to the present day and leading to a total of six years be taken into consideration by the adjudication committee.
Special circumstances involve slowdowns in research productivity created by health, administrative, family or other reasons (i.e., the researcher was not taken completely away from his or her work).
SSHRC entrusts its adjudication committees with the responsibility to reach an assessment of research productivity that takes into account the impact of career interruptions and/or special circumstances.
5. Contributions to Training
Provide the following information on students you have helped train within the last six years:
Specify if your opportunities for such contributions have been limited because your postsecondary institution does not have graduate degree programs in your field or discipline.
If in Identification you have self-identified yours as a "research-creation" project, you must include a website link to provide samples of work that best illustrate the qualifications of the team and/or the nature of the proposed research-creation.
Reasonable efforts will be made to view or listen to support material; however, due to technical challenges, SSHRC cannot guarantee that the samples will be accessed. Please consider that reviewers will have very limited time per application to view, read or listen to samples of work. Note that only links provided in the support material attachment will be used by merit reviewers.
If including a website link, please follow these instructions:
Note: SSHRC assumes no responsibility in cases where links provided are broken or the server is unavailable during the adjudication period.
See SSHRC’s Guidelines for Research-Creation Support Materials for more information.
Applicants / project directors: You must describe your experience in engaging in and/or leading a Connection Grant-type event or outreach activity (e.g., event or knowledge dissemination/transfer/synthesis/exchange/ mobilization activities), and any previous experience related to the objectives of the Connection application. Please explain how this experience will aid you in the proposed activity. Examples of relevant experience include: working within or with communities and/or organizations (e.g., not-for-profit organizations, philanthropic foundations, think tanks, private sector organizations), non-academic career information, or voluntary work.
The following tables indicate which applicants must provide Research Contributions (see Research Contributions instructions above) and Relevant Experience attachments:
Applicants affiliated with a postsecondary institution
Applicants affiliated with a not-for-profit organization
Date modified: 2017-02-03