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Office of Research launches new Faculty Support Program

Posted on: Aug 29, 2017

Dear Concordia faculty,

I am pleased to announce that our Research Office is starting a stronger support program for faculty research (date, time and location to be announced).

Our Research Officer Ms. Lainna ElJabi is coordinating the following programming guide:




Office of Research Services | Programming Guide| Fall 2017



*Introduction to Tri-Agency

* SSHRC Connection Grants (Upcoming deadlines: November 1, February 1)


* SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants (Upcoming deadlines: December 15, March 15)

* Tri-Agency Open Access Policy


* SSHRC Connection Grants (Upcoming deadlines: November 1, February 1)

* SSHRC Insight Development Grants (Upcoming deadline: February 1)


* SSHRC Connection Grants (Upcoming deadlines: February 1, May 1)

* Workshop: Canadian Common CV (CCV) Lab

Session Descriptions

Introduction to Tri-Agency

This session is of interest to anyone who is interested in knowing more about the relationship between Canada’s federal research-funding agencies for post-secondary research and universities, including Concordia University of Edmonton. The session includes a detailed overview of the Memorandum of Understanding that outlines the basic requirements for institutional eligibility to administer research funds and the roles and responsibilities of all participants, including university researchers. This session will also introduce the program architecture of the three granting agencies SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR.

SSHRC Connection Grants Information Session

This session is designed to provide an overview of the Connections program and provide up-to-date information on how to develop a competitive proposal. Connection Grants are intended to support short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization activities such as workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, and other forms of outreach. Funded activities must produce concrete deliverables, such as conference proceedings or other products developed for traditional formats and/or digital and multimedia formats. This session will also include discussion of the application modules and submission process as well as tips on how to improve your chances in submitting a successful grant application.

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants Information Session

This information session will be of interest to faculty researchers who are working with community partners in the private and not-for-profit sectors, including those who have not had previous engagement with SSHRC. Partnership Engage Grants are a new funding opportunity that provides short-term (one year) support for partnered research activities between an academic researcher and a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. This session will provide an overview of the Partnership Engage Grant as well as provide information on the application process.

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

Funding agencies have a fundamental interest in promoting the availability of findings that result from the research they fund, including research publications and data, to the widest possible audience, and at the earliest possible opportunity. Tri-Agency grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from funded research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication. This session will provide an overview of the Tri-Council Open Access Policy and discuss how to ensure grant compliance.

SSHRC Insight Development Grants Information Sessions

This information session will be of interest to all faculty researchers, including those who qualify as Emerging Scholars. At least half of the award budget is allocated to funding Emerging Scholars; therefore, this is an excellent opportunity to launch your SSHRC-funded research program. The Insight Development Grant supports research in its initial stages. The grant enables the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. This session will provide an overview of the Insight Development Grant funding opportunity, and tips on preparing a strong application.

Workshop: Canadian Common CV (CCV) Lab

All applicants in the SSHRC Insight Development Grants competition will be required to complete a Canadian Common CV (CCV) when submitting their applications. This lab is intended to guide faculty researchers through the process of registering for a CCV account and creating a competitive CCV. The CCV allows researchers to maintain their data in a single repository and use it to apply to programs at over 22 different funding organizations across Canada, including NSERC, CIHR, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Please bring your laptop and a copy of your CV.