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You’re invited! NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR Grant Writing Workshops

Posted on: May 19, 2021

The Office of Research Services invites you to attend upcoming workshops on the development of applications for NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR funding.

These open workshops will be facilitated by Athabasca University, MacEwan University, and the University of Lethbridge.

All interested CUE community members are welcome to join.

Please see below for additional details regarding dates and registration.


From MacEwan University (NSERC and SSHRC applications)

MacEwan’s Office of Research Services will be hosting a series of online grant writing workshops this summer to assist researchers in preparing applications for research funding. 

There will be a general grant writing workshop, as well as specific workshops for NSERC and SSHRC applications.

The schedule and dates are as follows:


General Grant Writing Workshop 

May 26                            9:30am – 12:30pm

This one-day workshop will provide advice on crafting a grant proposal that can be applied to any funding call. Topics will include writing strategies, communicating effectively, helpful tips and common mistakes to avoid.


SSHRC Grant Writing Workshop 

June 1, 8, 15, 22              9:30am – 12:00pm

This 4-session workshop will provide tips and unwritten rules of SSHRC grants, and include a detailed examination of the Connection, Engage, Insight Development and Insight programs.  


NSERC Grant Writing Workshop 

June 3, 10, 17, 24           9:30am – 12:00pm

This 4-session workshop will provide an overview of the NSERC Discovery Grant program and include an in-depth look at each section of the application and adjudication process.

Registration and additional information are available by contacting research@macewan.ca.


From Athabasca University and the University of Lethbridge (CIHR applications)


Funding Focus: Strategies for Approaching CIHR Grants

Date: June 4, 2021, 11:00am – 12:30pm MST 

Register on Eventbrite

Program: Join us for a panel presentation and discussion on developing strategies and scaling success in CIHR grant applications. This open session features six researchers from Athabasca University, Memorial University, and University of Lethbridge. Presenters will share strategies and insights into crafting compelling proposals for CIHR programs and perspectives on Project Grants.