SSHRC and Health Researchers – Workshop

Following recent changes to the policies of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that now allow life sciences researchers to participate in SSHRC funding programs, Schulich Research in partnership with Research Western will hold a hands-on workshop for life sciences researchers who might be interested in exploring whether their research ideas are SSHRC- eligible, and/or how to craft a successful SSHRC grant.


Monday, November 20, 2017

2 PM – 4 PM

Health Sciences Addition (HSA) 101


2 PM– 2:20 PM: Led by Research Development & Services (RDS)

  • SSHRC focus areas and priorities and Project/Program architecture; a high level overview of the nature of projects that have been funded at Western (especially those leaning towards life sciences) – individual vs team; early career vs established researchers; average grant amounts; type of partnerships – co-funded, industry, not-for-profit, community; etc.

2:20 PM – 2:50 PM: SSHRC Researchers’ Panel: Isaac Luginaah (CRC Health Geography); Oana Branzei (Donald F. Hunter Professor of International Business); Jacquie Burkell (FIMS Assistant Dean, Research and Western’s SSHRC Liaison)

  • What resonates with the SSHRC community/peers and how does/can the life sciences community fit in? What does a successful SSHRC application look like?
  • Adjudication committees and process

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM: Nutrition Break (Refreshments sponsored by RDS)

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Hands-on grantcrafting session led by SSHRC faculty facilitators and supported by Research Officers and Knowledge Translation Manager

  • Filling of sample application forms covering main SSHRC Programs and also strategic programs – Partnerships grants (such as SSHRC-Genome Canada, SSHRC- IBM and SSHRC- Horizon 20/20)
  • SSHRC Program Officer to skype –in or phone-in for this and the Q & A sessions

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Q & A

Please RSVP if you plan to attend:

 photo credit: Giuseppe Milo ( Corvin Castle – Hunedoara, Romania – Travel photography via photopin (license)

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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