SSHRC Insight Grant - ORS Early Submission Grant
Office of Research Services would like to remind faculty members of the upcoming
deadline for the SSHRC Insight Grant (October 15th). Please find below,
important information regarding submission of these applications.
ORS is requesting faculty members submit their grant application to their Research Officers or Faculty contacts (please see Table 1). ORS requests you submit at least ten (10) working days before the agency deadline (by October 1st). Each faculty may have their own requirements and deadlines. Submitting at least ten (10) working days ahead will also qualify you for the ORS Early Submission Award. Please see details at the bottom of this announcement.
Submitting well in advance of the deadline allows for a full administrative review of the application. This administrative review compares each application to the program guidelines and eligibility rules to ensure that the application is complete (signatures, budgets, ethics, CV etc.) and that it conforms to all guidelines (eligible expenses, margins, font size, use of data/figures etc.). In this way it can be ensured that every application leaving York University makes it to the funding agency's peer review and is not rejected prior to this process on administrative grounds.
This year, ORS will be providing full review services for all applications it receives up to and including October 8th. After this date, we will be reviewing for completeness only and a full administrative review will not be provided.
Important - please note:
This is the second competition for the Insight Grants (IG) funding opportunity, which replaced the Standard Research Grants (SRG). The description is available on the SSHRC website at the following link: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_grants-subventions_savoir-eng.aspx.
For those who are applying for the first time since the launch of the Insight Grants competition last year, please note that the IG application modules have only slightly changed from the previous SRG forms. Changes and additions to the guidelines are outlined below:
1) No special status or separate budgetary envelope will be provided for new scholars.
2) Knowledge Mobilization Plan - maximum one page (mandatory).
3) Intended Outcomes of Proposed Activities (mandatory) - All information will be typed directly in a text box. Your text must not exceed one (1) page on the printed copy. Text that exceeds the capacity of the text box will not be displayed when printed. Therefore, be sure to "Preview" your text to ensure everything you type will appear on the form.
4) Statement of Alignment (if applicable); maximum one (1) page. If you have identified your proposal as being pertinent to one or two of SSHRC's priority areas (i.e., Aboriginal Research, Canadian Environmental Issues, Digital Economy, Innovation, Leadership and Prosperity, Northern Communities: Towards Social and Economic Prosperity), you must complete the Statement of Alignment.
5) Request for Multi/Interdisciplinary Evaluation (if applicable); maximum one (1) page. The language has changed around this. Please read the guidelines carefully before completing your application.
6) It is imperative to distinguish between types of travel when explaining your travel expenses. The types are:
· travel for research purposes; and
· travel for communication purposes (e.g., conference travel)
7) No SSHRC maximums apply any longer when paying students. Please contact your Faculty Research Officer for assistance with budgeting for students. It is recommended that the CUPE 3903 Unit 3 rates be used.
The IG application will be submitted to SSHRC entirely online. Please note, many modules in your application will require that you attach a document. Save or convert your document into one PDF file (.pdf extension). The application form, the CV form(s), and all paper attachments will be uploaded to the SSHRC website. Paper attachments will no longer be accepted by SSHRC.
8) New for the 2012 competition, if in the Identification section on the application form, you identified yourself as a “research-creation” project, you will need to provide supporting material (maximum 1 page).
Applications will continue to be submitted to ORS in hard copy for review and applicants must continue to adhere to internal deadlines. Once you have implemented the feedback given by ORS and submitted the application online, ORS will be able to approve the application electronically. Applications must be submitted through the SSHRC online system by October 15th 2012, 12Noon. A hardcopy of the final version of your application must also be submitted to ORS by October 15th 2012, 12Noon.
If an application requires revision, after it has been submitted electronically (locked for editing), ORS has the ability to return the application to the applicant (unlocked for editing) to make the necessary changes. If the application is complete and does not require further changes, ORS will forward it to SSHRC which constitutes institutional signature.
Please note, when submitting applications to ORS for review: ORS will only accept single sided hard copies. ORS will not accept applications by email (e.g. Word docs or PDFs) for review.
For submission by October 8th:
1. Please provide on "verified" forms, one original of each of the following items in this order:
- the original application and required attachments unsigned.
- SSHRC web-based CV(s) and required attachments (principal investigator's CV appearing first, followed by all other participants' CV(s)).
ORS and the relevant Research Officer, where applicable, will correspond with the applicant (copying each other) to identify and address concerns/omissions/faults. ORS will advise you when you can complete your application forms using the "complete" button, fill out an ORS checklist (required for co-applicants as well), and obtain all necessary signatures on the checklist to be submitted to ORS along with a hard copy of the final application.
For submission after October 8th
1. Please supply on "completed" forms one original of each of the following items in this order:
· Please provide ONE hardcopy of the original application to ORS.
· SSHRC web-based CVs and required attachments (principal investigator's CV appearing first, followed by all other participants' CVs).
· The ORS checklist (available upon request from ORS, Research Officers or at the Research website: http://www.yorku.ca/research/documents/ORS_CheckList.pdf), including Chair's and Dean's signatures. ORS checklists are required for co-applicants as well.
· As a final step, we would like you to click "submit" on your electronic application. ORS will "approve" electronic applications on the deadline date.
· IF YOU SUBMIT AFTER OCTOBER 8TH, YOU WILL ONLY HEAR FROM OUR OFFICE IF WE HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR SUBMISSION.
ORS HOURS AND LOCATION:
ORS closes at 4:30pm daily. ORS is located on the 5th floor, York Research Tower.
ORS EARLY SUBMISSION AWARD
ORS is continuing a program to provide a $100 incentive to those who hand in a complete and "verified" application to their Faculty Research Officer ten (10) working days in advance (by October 1st) of the SSHRC Insight Grant deadline.
Please note this program is targeting the main tri-council operating grant competitions only.
Recipients will receive funds, in December. One hundred dollars ($100) will be deposited into the Principal Investigator's Generic Research Account.
The submission requirements are the same as those for applicants submitting by October 8th (see above).
Please contact your Faculty Research Officer as they may have additional requirements for processing your application in advance of submitting to ORS.
Table 1: Faculty Level Research Support
|Faculty||Contact Person||Contact Information|
|Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies||Nadya
Anthropology; Geography; Political Science; Social Science; Sociology; Women's Studies
English; French Studies; DLLL (Language, Literature and Linguistics); History; Humanities; Philosophy; Writing
Administrative Studies; Communications; Economics;
Equity Studies; Human Resources; Information Technology; Public Policy; Social Work
|Science and Engineering||Paulina
ORS Submission Policy
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.
To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.
Associate Director, Research Grants
Office of Research Services,
York Research Tower, 5th Floor,
Tel: 416-736-2100 x 88859