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  1. International Research Opportunities in Canada A presentation by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for the ERA-Can+ project

  2. Agenda • Overview of SSHRC • Funding Opportunities for International Researchers and Students • Future Challenge Areas • International Collaboration

  3. Overview of SSHRC

  4. Talent for the 21st century. Knowledge for what’s next.

  5. Overview of SSHRC SSHRC’s mandate is to promote and assist research and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). We deliver on our mandate by investing in: Talent Insight Connection

  6. Funding Opportunities for International Researchers TALENT INSIGHT CONNECTION Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (tri-agency) Insight Grants Connection Grants Insight Development Grants Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (tri-agency) Partnership Grants Partnership Grants Partnership Development Grants

  7. Overview of SSHRC Program Expenditures, 2013-14

  8. Possible Roles for International Researchers and Organizations Co-applicant (co-investigator): Makes a significant contribution to the intellectual direction of the project, plays a significant role in the conduct of the research or research-related activity, and may have some responsibility for financial aspects. Collaborator: May make a significant contribution to the intellectual direction of the project, and may play a significant role in the conduct of the research or research-related activity. Limited to having travel- and subsistence-related expenses covered by grant funds. Partner Organization: Participates actively in a partnership and contributes to the success of the endeavour. Expected to support the activities of the partnership by sharing in intellectual leadership, providing expertise, and providing cash and/or in-kind contributions.

  9. Funding Opportunities for International Researchers and Students

  10. Talent Program support the development of the best or most promising highly qualified personnel with social sciences and humanities research and professional skills; support the best or most promising social sciences and humanities students and postdoctoral fellows selected through an adjudication process; support students and scholars in gaining exposure to international social sciences and humanities scholarship; and mobilize social sciences and humanities knowledge that has the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.

  11. Vanier CGS & Banting PDF • Vanier CGS & BantingPDF are offered by Canada’s three granting agencies (SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC) • Open to Canadian and international candidates in the SS&H, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields • Award must be held at the nominating or supporting institution • Competitive merit review process

  12. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) • $150K CDN over three years (approx. €105K) • Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign students pursuing a PhD in Canada • Support scholars who demonstrate academic excellence, strong research potential, and exceptional leadership • Next deadline: Nov. 5, 2014

  13. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) • 166 new three-year awards are taken up annually. Awards are distributed equally across all three federal granting agencies. • 2013-14 Competition: Of the 166 nominations recommended for funding, 54 (33%) are from non-Canadian citizens proposing to do research in Canada.

  14. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) • $140K CDN over two years (approx. €100K) • Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign citizens • Unique in its emphasis on the fit between the host university’s research strategy and the applicant’s proposed research • Next deadline: Sept. 24, 2014

  15. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) • 70 new two-year awards are taken up annually. Awards are distributed equally across the three granting agencies. • 2013-14 Competition: Of the 70 applications recommended for funding, 18 (26%) are from Canadian candidates proposing to do research at non-Canadian institutions and 21 (30%) are non-Canadian citizens proposing to do research in Canada.

  16. Insight Program build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support for the best researchers; support new approaches to research on complex and important topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one scholar, institution or discipline; provide a high-quality research training experience for students; fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and opportunities; and mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and non-academic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.

  17. Insight Grants (IG) International researchers can participate as collaborators; International students can be paid with grant funds Applicantis a Principal Investigator and / or a team Duration of 3 to 5 years; Valued between $7K (~€5K) and $500K (~€350K). Maximum of $200K (~€140K) in a given year. Two stage application process: 1)August 15, 2014 – Mandatory Notice of Intent (online mid-June) 2)October 15, 2014 - Formal Application (online mid-July) No separate envelope for Emerging Scholars

  18. Insight Development Grants (IDG) International researchers can participate as co-applicants and collaborators; International students can be paid with grant funds Duration of 1 to 2 years; Valued between $7K (~€5K) and $75K (~€53K) One-stage application process Deadline: February 6th each year

  19. Partnership Grants (PG) International researchers can participate as co-applicants and collaborators; International organizations can participate as partners; International students can be paid with grant funds Duration of 4 to 7 years; Valued between $500K (~€350K) and $2.5M (~€1.75M) Minimum 35% cash and in-kind contribution required from other sources Two-stage application process Deadline: Feb. 15theach year

  20. Partnership Development Grants (PDG) International researchers can participate as co-applicants and collaborators; International organizations can participate as partners; International students can be paid with grant funds Duration of 1 to 3 years; Valued between $75K (~€53K) and $200K (~€140K) No minimum contribution required One-stage application process Deadline: Nov. 30th each year

  21. Connection Program facilitate the multidirectional flow of social sciences and humanities knowledge among researchers and between the campus and the larger community, in order to enhance intellectual, cultural, social and economic influence, benefit, and impact; increase the accessibility and use of social sciences and humanities research knowledge among academic and non-academic audiences; support the building of reciprocal relationships among social sciences and humanities researchers, and between social sciences and humanities researchers and those in a position to either co-create or use research knowledge; support the development of social sciences and humanities research networks and tools designed to facilitate scholarly work; and make such networks and tools more accessible to non-academic audiences.

  22. Connection Grants (CG) International researchers can participate as co-applicants and collaborators; International students can be paid with grant funds Duration of 1 year; Valued up to $50K (~€35K) One-stage application process Deadline: Feb, May, Aug, & Nov

  23. Summary of International Opportunities • Co-investigators (IDG, PG, PDG, CG) • Collaborators (IG, IDG, PG, PDG, CG) • International organizations can participate as partners (PG, PDG) • International students can be hired with grant funds (IG, IDG, PG, PDG, CG) • International students and postdocs can apply for scholarships and fellowships (Vanier CGS, Banting PDF)

  24. Future Challenge Areas

  25. Imagining Canada’s Future • What new ways of learning, particularly in higher education, will Canadians need to thrive in an evolving society and labour market? • What effects will the quest for energy and natural resources have on our society and our position on the world stage? • How are the experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada essential to building a successful shared future? • What might the implications of global peak population be for Canada? • How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians? • What knowledge will Canada need to thrive in an interconnected, evolving global landscape?

  26. International Collaboration

  27. International Collaboration (2010-13) Europe Researchers: 682 (38%) Partners: 202 (37%) United States of America Researchers: 562 (31%) Partners: 176 (32%) Asia & Middle East Researchers: 201 (11%) Partners: 77 (14%) Africa Researchers: 115 (6%) Partners: 47 (9%) Central and South America Researchers: 118 (7%) Partners: 28 (5%) Oceania Researchers: 119 (7%) Partners: 22 (4%) *Total number of Researchers (2010-2013): 1797 *Total number of Partners (2010-2013): 552

  28. International Collaboration (2010-13) 10 2 2 5 5 3 3 9 7 1 1 8 6 6 7 9 4 4 10 8

  29. International Collaboration (2004-13)

  30. External Assessors (2013)

  31. Insight Grants: insightgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca Insight Development Grants: insightdevelopment@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca Partnership Grants & Partnership Development Grants: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca Connection Grants: connection@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca Vanier CGS: vanier@cihr-irsc.gc.ca Banting PDF: banting@researchnet-recherchenet.ca Any Questions?

  32. Insight Grants: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_grants-subventions_savoir-eng.aspx Insight Development Grants: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoir-eng.aspx Partnership Development Grant s: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_development_grants-subventions_partenariat_developpement-eng.aspx Partnership Grants: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_grants_loi-subventions_partenariat_li-eng.aspx Connection Grants: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/umbrella_programs-programme_cadre/connection-connexion-eng.aspx Vanier CGS: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/eng/home-accueil.html BantingFellowships: http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.html SSHRC Program Descriptions

  33. Thank you!