Upcoming Events

PG-LOI 2017 Preparation Grant Competition Now Open!

Deadline: May 10, 2017, at NOON. 

More details: http://www.sshrc.ualberta.ca/Toolkit/Funding/PG-LOI_PrepFund.aspx

Insight Grant 2017: Boot Camp: Seven half-days in May

The 2017 sessions will be held from 08:30 to 13:30, May 2, 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, and 23.  

By the end of the Boot Camp you should have:

  1. Clear understanding of the expectations of the Insight Grant application: what succeeds and fails with adjudicators, including how to score higher and pitfalls to avoid. 
  2. Rough draft of your proposal, including the Detailed Description, Budget, Knowledge Mobilization and Effective Research Training components.
  3. Good outline of your Summary and tips about making it exciting for adjudicators.
  4. Plan for what more you need to do over the summer in order to have a solid research application to submit in the autumn.
  5. Colleagues who will support you in the grant-writing process.

Further details here: http://www.sshrc.ualberta.ca/Toolkit/Learn/GrantCrafting/IG.aspx

Other Events:

Researchers' Connection Cafés: 

Making connections with other researchers, whether professionally or socially, is an invaluable opportunity. But it may not be easy if you're working on your own, or just within your group, focusing on your specific area of research. The Office of the Vice President (Research) and the Grant Assist Program will be hosting series of themed 'research + connect' cafés. Join us in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of coffee, tea, and pastries to talk, share your research, and connect with colleagues. Watch this space for announcements of Researchers' Connection Cafés (past cafés are listed below).

GAP SS&H Annual Evaluation: Thanks to all who provided feedback on the GAP SS&H program. 

Your feedback will help ensure continuity of and improvements to the program. The report will be posted on the "About GAP" page: GAP Reports

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Recent Events:

Keywords: Finding your needle (research) in the digital haystack

RESCHEDULED TO: April 7, 2017. Noon - 1pm, Rutherford South, 2-03. 
Raymond Williams's Keywords: A vocabulary of culture and societyalerted us to the significance of the terms we use in, and to describe, our work. Flash forward to 2017, when big datasets of text enable researchers' literature reviews, universities' analysis of research expertise and governments' interpretation of academic strengths. Keywords in journal articles, blogs and other social media, but even books, can effect whether your work filters in, or out of a search, and thus, ultimately, your impact score. In grant applications, keywords help reviewers contextualize your proposed project's theme, but also help SSHRC program officers find the best reviewers. Keywords, with their mutability, genealogies and contextualities, as Raymond Williams knew well, are quite difficult to do well! This workshop, conducted with the expertise of metadata and Google Scholar optimization librarians from the University of Alberta Libraries, will help you understand how to select the best possible keywords for grant applications, publications, websites, blogs, etc. 

RSVP: (you must be signed in with your CCID to RSVP)

Researchers' Connection Café: Mobility and Immigration: What does it mean to be 'mobile'?  Discussion with Paralympian and disability-sports researcher Danielle Peers. Regrets sent by human rights, urban planning and Syrian refugee researcher Sandeep Agrawal. February 9, 2017.

Funding your Book Research; Panel held Feb 8. Video forthcoming. 

Researchers' Connection Café: Climate Change and Social Justice. Opening remarks by John Parkins, Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. Jan 19, 2017.

IDG 2017 Peer Review: Reviewers' feedback was completed: Jan 11, 2017

PG-LOI Peer Review:  Reviewers' feedback was completed: Jan 9, 2017

IDG Intensive Workshop: Nov 30

Research Funding Fair:  Nov. 17, 9am - 3pm, Van Vliet Complex

Open Minds: Celebration of Social Sciences and Humanities Research: Nov 1, 4 - 5 pm  

PDG-Retreat: Oct 11-12 

IDG Boot Camp: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4 [registration closed]

CCV-Bees: Sept 26, Nov 14, 15, 17 (all at 10am)