Workshops

Upcoming Workshops


SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop: Plan your way to a successful proposal
Monday, August 4, 2013 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, A-5014

At this workshop Grants Facilitator Kelley Bromley-Brits will review the Insight Grant (IG) application and the resources available to applicants, as well as the new Faculty-based sign-off procedures. Following this, an expert panel of successful IG applicants will share their experiences and highlight the application strategies/tips they have found useful. The second half of the workshop will be an open question and answer period.

This workshop is open to all divisions and faculties at MUN; however, if there is high demand, preference will be given to individuals from the Faculty of Arts. An RSVP is kindly requested to estimate the number of attendees. Please email kbromley@mun.ca if you would like to attend. Please note that the SSHRC Insight Grant mandatory Notice of Intent is due August 15. (For the latest updates, follow us on Facebook [facebook.com/MUNArtsGrants] and twitter [twitter.com/MUNArtsGrants]).


Mock SSHRC Funding Review Panel Workshop
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Past Workshops


CCV and Research Portal Workshop
Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, SN-4030

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This workshop will give an overview of the new CCV and NSERC/SSHRC's new Research Portal, followed by a hands-on session where you can work on your CCV. For those who plan to apply to the NSERC Discovery Grant competition, I recommend working on your CCV now and compiling a list of problem areas for the workshop to ensure that there is sufficient time to complete the NOI process. For those applying for a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, during the hands-on session you can sign up for the CCV and begin to enter your data, or if you're further along I can provide troubleshooting support.

Transferring your data into the CCV can be a time consuming process, and an early start is highly encouraged.

An RSVP is kindly requested to estimate the number of attendees. Please email kbromley@mun.ca if you would like to attend.

Please note: This workshop is open to all divisions and faculties at MUN; however, if there is high demand, preference will be given to individuals from the Faculty of Arts.


SSHRC Connection Grant Workshop: Plan your way to a successful proposal
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, A-5014

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Thinking of hosting an event, workshop, or outreach activity? SSHRC's Connection program will fund these activities, and since the program launched in 2012 the Faculty of Arts has had a 100% success rate with no cuts to proposed budgets (the national rate is 51-74%). At this workshop Grants Facilitator Kelley Bromley-Brits will review the SSHRC Connection application and the resources and services available to help you succeed, and Karen Follett, Grants Coordinator at Research Grants and Contracts Services, will discuss sign-off requirements. An expert panel of successful Connection Grant applicants will also share their experiences and highlight the application strategies/tips they have found useful. The workshop will conclude with an open question and answer period.

An RSVP is kindly requested; please email kbromley@mun.ca.

Please note: This workshop is open to all divisions and faculties at MUN; however, if there is high demand, preference will be given to individuals from the Faculty of Arts.


Workshop on Mitacs Funding Opportunities for Researchers
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, A-5014

Niraj Shukla, Director of Business Development for Mitacs at Memorial, will give a presentation on the many programs and funding opportunities available to you through Mitacs, including its flagship program Accelerate, which offers paid internships for graduate level students participating in faculty-led research. Niraj will also discuss how not-for-profit organizations are now eligible partners in all Mitacs programs. The workshop will consist of an information session followed by a Q&A period.

"Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government, and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource – its people.

For faculty, graduate students, and post docs interested in research and innovation, Mitacs offers a way to lead industry research while using their expertise.

Mitacs is seeking to work closely with the Faculty of Arts to develop opportunities for faculty, graduate students, and post docs in all disciplines to engage in funded research with Newfoundland & Labrador’s diversifying industries."

-- Niraj Shukla.

Please RSVP to kbromley@mun.ca.

Please note: This workshop is open to all divisions and faculties at MUN; however, if there is high demand, preference will be given to individuals from the Faculty of Arts.


Canadian Common CV Workshop for Students
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, SN-4030
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This workshop will walk students through the CCV and SSHRC's Research Portal, and will be followed by a hands-on session where students can enter their CCV data and upload their CCVs using the available desktop computers. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their current CVs (hard-copy or electronic) for use in the hands-on component. The CCV is required for the upcoming Masters CGS competition, which closes on December 2.

Transferring your data into the CCV can be a time consuming process, and an early start is highly encouraged.

An RSVP is kindly requested to estimate the number of attendees. Please email kbromley@mun.ca if you would like to attend.

Please note: This workshop is open to all divisions and faculties at MUN; however, if there is high demand, preference will be given to individuals from the Faculty of Arts.


Canadian Common CV and SSHRC's New Research Portal
RESCHEDULED TO: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, SN-4030
Click here for workshop slides

This workshop will give an overview of the new CCV and SSHRC's new Research Portal, followed by a hands-on session where you can sign up for these two services and practice entering your data using the available desktop computers. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their current CVs (hard-copy or electronic) for use in the hands-on component. The CCV is required for the SSHRC Insight Development Grant competition in 2014.

Transferring your data into the CCV can be a time consuming process, and an early start is highly encouraged.

An RSVP is kindly requested to estimate the number of attendees. Please email kbromley@mun.ca if you would like to attend.

Please note: This workshop is open to all divisions and faculties at MUN; however, if there is high demand, preference will be given to individuals from the Faculty of Arts.


SSHRC Insight Development Grant Workshop: Plan your way to a successful proposal
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, A-5014
Click here for workshop slides

At this workshop Grants Facilitator Kelley Bromley-Brits will review the Insight Development Grant (IDG) application and the resources available to applicants, and the Office of Research Services will discuss this year's new sign-off procedures. Following this, an expert panel of successful IDG applicants and previous IDG adjudicators will share their experiences and highlight the application strategies/tips they have found useful. The second half of the workshop will be an open question and answer period.

An RSVP is kindly requested; please email kbromley@mun.ca.

Please note: This workshop is open to all divisions and faculties at MUN; however, if there is high demand, preference will be given to individuals from the Faculty of Arts.


SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop
Monday, August 5, 2013 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, A-5014
Click here for workshop slides

At this workshop Grants Facilitator Kelley Bromley-Brits will review the Insight Grant (IG) application and the resources available to applicants, and Marlies Rise, Director of the Office of Research Services, will discuss this year's new sign-off procedures. Following this, an expert panel of successful IG applicants and a SSHRC IG adjudicator will share their experiences and highlight the application strategies/tips they have found useful. The second half of the workshop will be an open question and answer period.

An RSVP is kindly requested; please email kbromley@mun.ca.

Please note: This workshop is open to all divisions and faculties at MUN; however, please note that if there is high demand, preference will be given to individuals from the Faculty of Arts.


Canadian Common CV Workshop: General Offering
Friday, July 5, 2013 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, SN-4030
Click here for workshop slides

This workshop will give an overview of the new CCV and the various agencies which use it, followed by a hands-on session where you can practice entering your data using the available desktop computers. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their current CVs (hard-copy or electronic) for use in the hands-on component. The CCV is required for the SSHRC Insight Development Grant competition in 2014 (it is not required for the 2013 Insight competition).

Transferring your data into the CCV can be a time consuming process, and an early start is highly encouraged.

An RSVP is kindly requested to estimate the number of attendees. Please email kbromley@mun.ca if you would like to attend.


Canadian Common CV Workshop: NSERC Focus
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, C-2039
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On Wednesday, June 26 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm the Faculties of Arts and Science will jointly host an NSERC-focused CCV workshop in the Chemistry Physics Building, Room C-2039. The upcoming NSERC Discovery Grant competition requires a fully completed CCV by the August 1 Notice of Intent deadline. Transferring your data into the CCV can be a time consuming process, and an early start is highly encouraged.


Canadian Common CV Workshop
Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, SN-4030 (NEW LOCATION!)
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In this workshop Grantscrafter Kelley Bromley-Brits will give an overview of the new Canadian Common CV (CCV), which is being phased into most tri-council grant applications. By 2014, all SSHRC grant applications will require a CCV, and the CCV system is currently used by 22 agencies.

The presentation component will be followed by a live demonstration and group discussion to answer any questions you may have. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their laptops to participate in the demonstration component.

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Additional details on the new Canadian Common CV (CCV):

"The CCV allows researchers to maintain their CV data in a single repository and use it to apply to 22 different funding organizations across Canada, including the tri-councils, CFI and the Canada Council for the Arts." -- SSHRC website

The traditional SSHRC CV is being phased out in favour of the new version of the CCV (http://www.ccv-cvc.ca). This process began with the most recent Insight Development Grant cycle, and by 2014, all SSHRC funding programs will require a CCV.

For those who have previously applied for SSHRC funding: No information from your SSHRC CV can be transferred to the new CCV system, as this could result in data corruption. Furthermore, no attachments are permitted in the CCV; all information is entered as "structured data." Structured data includes data that can be entered via textboxes, form fields, drop-down menus, and radio buttons. Converting your research contributions into this format will take a significant amount of time, and it is recommended that you complete your CCV as soon as possible.

For those who have previously applied for funding using the old version of the CCV (before June 19, 2012): Some of your information will be transferred to the new version. While TriCouncil announcements state that approximately 90% of data from the old CCV system was transferred to the new system, in practice, it seems that significantly less was transferred successfully. Thus, even if you have used the CCV system previously, it is recommended that you update your CCV as soon as possible.

NSERC will also transition to the CCV system starting in the Spring of 2013 with the Notification of Intent for Discovery Grants and the Subatomic Physics Grants suite, followed by Collaborative Research and Development Grants.

A how-to page on the new CCV can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/SSHRC-CCV-howto


Canadian Common CV Walk-in Clinic
Friday, January 18, 2013, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, A-5014

Having trouble with your CCV? Would you like hands-on help? Bring your laptop and CV material to our walk-in clinic! Grantscrafter Kelley Bromley-Brits will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance. Whether you'd like to stay and work on your CCV for the whole session, or just want to drop in for a quick question, if you're having trouble with the new CCV, this clinic is for you.


Canadian Common CV Workshop
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 10:30 am - 12:30 am, A-5014
Click here for workshop slides

In this workshop Grantscrafter Kelley Bromley-Brits will give an overview of the new CCV, which is required for the current SSHRC Insight Development Grant cycle. This will be followed by a live demonstration and group discussion to answer any questions you may have.

Participants are highly encouraged to bring their laptops to participate in the demonstration component.

Additional details on the new CCV:

The SSHRC CV will not be accepted for the current SSHRC Insight Development Grant competition. All applicants must complete the new version of the Canadian Common CV (CCV; www.ccv-cvc.ca), which was implemented on June 19, 2012.

For those who have previously applied for SSHRC funding: no information from your SSHRC CV can be transferred to the new CCV system, as this could result in data corruption. Thus it is highly recommended that you complete your CCV as soon as possible. Furthermore, no attachments are permitted in the CCV; all information is entered as "structured data." Structured data includes data that can be entered via textboxes, form fields, drop-down menus, and radio buttons. Converting your research contributions into this format will take a significant amount of time.

For those who have previously applied for CIHR funding using the old version of the CCV (before June 19, 2012): Some of your information will be transferred to the new version. While TriCouncil announcements state that approximately 90% of data from the old CCV system was transferred to the new system, in practice, it seems that significantly less was transferred successfully. Thus, even if you have used the CCV system previously, it is highly recommended that you update your CCV as soon as possible.

A how-to page on the new CCV can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/SSHRC-CCV-howto


CIHR Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students and Post-docs
Wednesday, January 15, 2013, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, A-5014
Click here for details.

Informative presentations by:

  • Dr. Noreen Golfman (Dean of Graduate Studies)
  • Dr. Stephen Bornstein (Professor, Political Science; Director, NL Centre for Applied Health Research; Co-director, SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Research)
  • Debbie Barnes (Manager (Grants), Office of Research Services)

Q&A with experienced faculty panelists:

  • Dr. Stephen Bornstein (see above)
  • Dr. Sherri Christian (Assistant Professor, Biochemistry)
  • Dr. Katherine Side (Associate Professor and Department Head, Gender Studies; Programme Coordinator, Law and Society Programme)

Q&A with successful applicants:

  • Dr. Jill Allison (Global Health Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine; Recipient of a CIHR Post-doctoral Fellowship)
  • Ms. Melody Morton Ninomiya (PhD Candidate, Div. of Community Health & Humanities, Faculty of Medicine; Recipient of a CIHR Doctoral Fellowship)
  • Mr. Nathaniel Pollock (PhD Candidate, Div. of Community Health & Humanities, Faculty of Medicine; Inuit BSW Student Services Coordinator, Labrador Institute; Recipient of a CIHR Doctoral Fellowship)

Plus helpful information handouts.

Advanced preparation for these awards is highly recommended. Join us and get a head start!


SSHRC or CIHR? The Funding Conundrum
Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, A-5014
Click here for details.

Many scholars conducting research these days are uncertain.
Should they apply to SSHRC or to CIHR?
Under which tri-council agency does an application fall?
Are there specific ways to target a research project?

We will answer these questions!

Our renowned panelists will present the information you need to determine how best to target your grant application. Topics include: Which characteristics of an application determine the funding agency to which you should apply. What factors determine the likelihood of the success of the funding application.

Introduction:
Office of Research Services

Panelists:

  • Dr. Stephen Bornstein (Professor, Political Science; Director, NL Centre for Applied Health Research; Co-director, SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Research)
  • Dr. Barbara Neis (Professor, Sociology; Co-director, SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Research)
  • Dr. Daryl Pullman (Professor, Medical Ethics)

Questions and Answers:
CIHR and SSHRC staff via videoconference

  • Dr. Danika Goosney (CIHR, Director, Science, Knowledge Translation and Ethics)
  • Dr. Francois Simard (SSHRC, Manager, Research Portfolio)

Canadian Common CV Workshop
Monday, December 11, 2012, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, A-5014
Click here for workshop slides.

Grantscrafter Kelley Bromley-Brits will walk you through each section of the CCV, and will answer any questions you may have. In addition, you can find a how-to page on the new CCV at: http://tinyurl.com/SSHRC-CCV-howto

Please note that the SSHRC CV will not be accepted for the current SSHRC Insight Development Grant competition. All applicants must complete the new version of the Canadian Common CV (CCV; http://www.ccv-cvc.ca), which was implemented on June 19, 2012.

For those who have previously applied for SSHRC funding: no information from your SSHRC CV can be transferred to the new CCV system, as this could result in data corruption. Thus it is highly recommended that you complete your CCV as soon as possible. Furthermore, no attachments are permitted in the CCV; all information is entered as "structured data." Structured data includes data that can be entered via textboxes, form fields, drop-down menus, and radio buttons. Converting your research contributions into this format will take a significant amount of time.

For those who have previously applied for CIHR funding using the old version of the CCV (before June 19, 2012): Some of your information will be transferred to the new version. While TriCouncil announcements state that approximately 90% of data from the old CCV system was transferred to the new system, in practice, it seems that significantly less was transferred successfully. Thus, even if you have used the CCV system previously, it is highly recommended that you update your CCV as soon as possible.


SSHRC Insight Development Grant Workshop
Monday, December 11, 2012, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, A-5014

Click here for workshop slides. Note: This PDF is password protected. Contact kbromley@mun.ca for access.

Panelists: Lianne Leddy (History), Xuemei Li (Education), and Jennifer Selby (Religious Studies)

The workshop will include:

  • An introduction to Insight Development Grants (IDGs) 
  • An overview of the changes seen in this application cycle 
  • Grant crafting tips from Kelley Bromley-Brits 
  • A panel discussion and Q&A session with successful IDG applicants

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