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    1. RESEARCH TRAINING SUPPORT PROGRAMS Masters Level SEPTEMBER 2008

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    3. 3 1. OBJECTIVES OF SSHRC RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAMS Develop research skills Assist in the training of highly-qualified personnel Support Canadas best graduate students and Postdoctoral researchers in the social sciences and humanities

    4. 4 1. SSHRC RESEARCH TRAINING SUPPORT PROGRAMS

    5. 2. NEW SUPPLEMENTS PROGRAM

    6. 6 2. CGS FOREIGN STUDY SUPPLEMENTS Valued at up to $6,000 Designed to help offset the costsincluding travel and accommodationof undertaking research studies outside Canada for a defined period of four to six months Available only to holders of active CGS awards (Masters, Doctoral or Vanier Not renewable One application form for all three agencies: Deadline: December 10, 2008 Program description available at the SSRHC website

    7. 3. J-ARMAND BOMBARDIER CGS MASTERS PROGRAM

    8. 8 3.1 VALUE AND TENURE $17,500 for 12 months, non-renewable Tenable only at a recognized Canadian university

    9. 9 3.2 ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; Be applying for support to pursue your first graduate degree and; Not have completed more than 12 months of full-time graduate study at the proposed start date of the award; Have achieved a first-class average, Not have already received an award for master's-level study from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR;

    10. 10 3.2 ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY (contd) Not be applying for graduate funding in the 2008-09 academic year to NSERC or CIHR; Not be pursuing a degree program that combines undergraduate and graduate degrees Must have been registered at a university after January 1, 2004

    11. 11 3.2 ELIGIBILITY TO HOLD AN AWARD Registered as a full-time Masters student Admitted, unconditionally, in a Masters program that includes advanced research training Must have completed all requirements for your Bachelors degree

    12. 12 3.3 WHEN AND WHERE TO APPLY Application: For applicants registered at a Canadian university in 2008: date set by university For all others: November 27, 2008 Results Announced: Spring 2009

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    14. 14 3.4 SELECTION PROCESS: Allocations University Allocations Roles Department Faculty of Graduate Studies University Selection Committee(s) Results

    15. 15 3.5 EVALUATION CRITERIA Academic excellence, 60% Research potential, 30% Communication skills, 10%

    16. 16 3.6 PROGRAM OF STUDY (max. of 2 pages) Identify the university and degree program which you are pursuing or intend to pursue; Outline clearly the research training component of the degree program Provide a well-structured outline of your research proposal Describe any work experience, community involvement or other extracurricular activity, if relevant to your research proposal

    17. 17 PROGRAM OF STUDY - Special Cases Your proposed research is in Psychology The output of your degree program is an artistic creation, rather than a thesis Your program does not involve a thesis

    18. 18 3.7 RESEARCH TRAINING COMPONENT Your proposal must include a significant research training component. Research training normally involves: demonstrating the ability to conduct research; and/or completing course work in research methods and/or statistics; and/or acquiring knowledge sufficient to interpret research in the field.

    19. 19 3.8 STATISTICS FOR 2008 AND AWARDS FOR 2009 Statistics for 2008: 2,686 applications recieved 1,300 awarded Total budget of 22.8 million dollars over one year Number of awards available for 2009-10: 1,300

    20. 20 4. WHERE TO SEEK HELP @ YOUR UNIVERSITY Your supervisor Your peers Past SSHRC Fellowship recipients The department Head The Faculty of Graduate Studies

    21. 21 3. WHERE TO SEEK HELP @ SSHRC For more information about the J-Armand Bombardier CGS Masters program: (613) 943-7777 or cgs@sshrc.ca For technical assistance with on-line forms: (613) 995-4273 or webgrant@sshrc.ca Web site: www.sshrc.ca

    22. 22 THANK YOU!