SSHRC, in collaboration with NSERC, has been working to modernize its technology infrastructure and develop a new electronic grants management system that will streamline and simplify the submission process for both applicants and partners. Following a rigorous development and testing process involving members of the research community and SSHRC staff, a phased-in approach will now see the rollout of the system beginning with the Insight Development Grants competition in November 2012, well in advance of the competition’s February 1, 2013 deadline. Additional funding opportunities and programs for both SSHRC and NSERC, including the Canada Research Chairs program, will be phased in to the system in 2013.
Concurrently with the launch of the new grants management system, SSHRC will move to the new Canadian Common CV (CCV) to replace the SSHRC CV for the Insight Development Grants competition. All participants in the Insight Development Grants will be required to complete and upload their CCV when submitting an application to SSHRC. Please note that at this time, use of the new CCV applies only to the Insight Development Grants. The current SSHRC CV will continue to be used for all other competitions until those funding opportunities have been moved onto the new grants management system.
SSHRC has published a fact sheet and a Q&A document on the SSHRC website, relating to the grants management system portal and the CCV. In addition, SSHRC’s Research Portfolio will be offering a webinar on the grants management system portal and CCV for the Insight Development Grants, open to all interested participants, in early December 2012. Details will be made available on the SSHRC website in the coming weeks.