SSHRC Connection: 2020-2021 Competitions

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Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

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Connection Grants

Description

Connection Grants

Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Connection program.

These grants support 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. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

  • disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the social sciences and humanities;
  • scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
  • intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the social sciences and humanities and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
  • international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation.

Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

Research data management has become a key part of research excellence, and social sciences and humanities scholarship increasingly creates, and makes use of, digital research data. Properly managed, these data make it possible for researchers to ask new questions, pursue novel research, test new hypotheses and apply innovative methodologies.

As part of the Connection Grants funding opportunity, SSHRC will fund at least 10 meritorious proposals per competition to help the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community strengthen its capacity for data management. To apply under this initiative, applicants must submit their proposals to the November 2020, February 2021, May 2021 or August 2021 Connection Grants competition. This Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative offers the research community (e.g., disciplinary and professional associations; institutions; and individual researchers) Connection Grants to support the development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.

Applications to this initiative will be subject to the same evaluation criteria and scoring scheme common to all other Connection Grants. However, applicants must demonstrate how their project addresses the initiative’s specific goals (see the initiative’s full description).

Future Challenge Areas

SSHRC invites all applicants to review Imagining Canada’s Future's 16 future global challenge areas to consider addressing one or more of these areas in their research proposal. This is not an evaluation criterion for merit review and does not offer additional or dedicated research funds for this funding opportunity. 

Eligibility

Applicants (except postdoctoral researchers) must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution at the time of application. Researchers who maintain an affiliation with a Canadian postsecondary institution, but whose primary affiliation is with a non-Canadian postsecondary institution, are not eligible for applicant/project director status in a Connection Grants application.

Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to be applicants or project directors for a Connection Grant. However, in order for SSHRC to release grant funds, applicants/project directors must formally establish an affiliation with an eligible Canadian institution (postsecondary) within three months of the grant start date and maintain such an affiliation for the duration of the grant period.

Maximum Project Value

$7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities

NOTE: 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. For example, an applicant asking SSHRC for $10,000 in funding will have to provide additional support equal to $5,000. SSHRC will consider only those funds stemming from sponsoring organizations in its calculations of matching funds; individual contributions will not be considered in the calculation of matching funds.

Indirect Costs

0%

Project Duration

All activities must take place within 12 months of the date indicated on the notice of decision.

Special Notes

  • Proposed events and outreach activities must produce a timely and concrete deliverable, such as conference proceedings or other knowledge products developed for traditional formats and/or employing digital and/or multimedia formats (unless specifically intended to create new, longer-term linkages or to initiate collaboration).
  • Proposed events and outreach activities may be one-time encounters or catalysts designed to lead to longer-term partnerships and/or sustained programs of scholarly research.
  • An applicant may only apply for one Connection Grant per calendar year

COVID-19

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

November 1 Deadline

PI to submit a signed OR-5 form along with a copy of the full application to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

Please select 'submit' on the SSHRC Portal on or before the internal deadline. 

External Deadline

Application will be submitted to SSHRC electronically by the Office of Research Services. 

November 1, 2020 falls on a weekend, so the online application system will remain open until the next business day, Monday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m. (eastern).

Internal Deadline

February 1 Deadline

PI to submit a signed OR-5 form along with a copy of the full application to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

Please select 'submit' on the SSHRC Portal on or before the internal deadline. 

External Deadline

Application will be submitted to SSHRC electronically by the Office of Research Services. 

Internal Deadline

May 1 Deadline

PI to submit a signed OR-5 form along with a copy of the full application to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

Please select 'submit' on the SSHRC Portal on or before the internal deadline. 

External Deadline

Application will be submitted to SSHRC electronically by the Office of Research Services. 

May 1, 2021 falls on a weekend, so the online application system will remain open until the next business day, Monday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. (eastern).

Internal Deadline

August 1 Deadline

PI to submit a signed OR-5 form along with a copy of the full application to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

Please select 'submit' on the SSHRC Portal on or before the internal deadline. 

External Deadline

Application will be submitted to SSHRC electronically by the Office of Research Services. 

August 1, 2021 falls on a weekend, followed by a Canadian public holiday, so the online application system will remain open until the next business day, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (eastern).

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

SSHRC

connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
613-943-1007

Office of Research

Kristin Gibson, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56257
kristin5@uoguelph.ca

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