Upcoming Events

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Recent Events:

Revision Retreat, August 23-24, 2017  [Registration closed for Aug 2017]

This two-day retreat was specifically targeted to those revising a previously submitted Insight Development Grant or SSHRC Insight Grant for re-submission in October 2017. Registration in retreats is limited and an application is required. Grant-crafting retreats and boot camps are a regular part of the academic calendar (above). For more details on retreats and boot-camps for grant writing, use this link.

PG-LOI 2017 Preparation Grant Competition [Completed]

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 were held from 08:30 to 13:30, May 2, 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, and 23.  Further details here: http://www.sshrc.ualberta.ca/Toolkit/Learn/GrantCrafting/IG.aspx

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. 

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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).

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)