Tips n Tricks 2013

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Tips n Tricks:
External funding
Offered by your GASP
External Funding
• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
(NSERC)
• Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
• Social Science and Humanities Research Council
(SSHRC)
• Vanier Scholarship
• Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec
Deadlines http://www.grad.uottawa.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=4325
Overall Tips
• Decide which funding agency you are applying to
with care
• Word the Title and Proposal of your application in
a way that directly relates to the interests of the
agency
• Let each of the documents support each other
but avoid redundancy
• Don’t be shy to ask your referees for strong
references!!
• Consistency is key
Overall Application Process
• Differences:
– NSERC is done through their website
– CIHR is done through ResearchNet & mail
– Vanier Scholarship is through ResearchNet
– SSHRC is submitted to academic unit
• Transcripts
– Cannot be ordered through School of Psychology
NSERC
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Application Profile
Personal Profile
Addresses
Academic Background
Work Experience
Scholarships and other Awards Offered
Location of Tenure
Scholarship/Fellowship Information
Thesis Information
Key Words/Research Subject Code
Outline of Proposed Research (Attachment)
Justification for Eligibility of Proposed Research (Attachment)
Contributions/Statements (Attachment)
Transcripts (Attachment)
Reports on the Applicant
Refer to: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServicesServicesEnLigne/instructions/201/e.asp
NSERC
• uOttawa Deadline: Oct 25th & Dec 1st
• Academic background
– Do not include future education
• Experience
– Be thorough and formal (i.e., names of positions)
• Awards
– List only competitive awards based on academic
or research excellence, and leadership skills
NSERC
• Proposed location of tenure
– More so for individuals not in a program or
transferring
– Only Canadian universities – NO EXCEPTIONS
• Scholarship information
– Information on web page
• Thesis completed or in progress
– Describe most recent thesis project (practicum
does not count)
NSERC
• Keywords / Research subject
– Research subject determines selection committee
• Proposal
– 1 page including references
– Lit review, premise, objectives, hypotheses,
approach taken (comp. or exp.) and methods
– State the SIGNIFICANCE of your work!!
– NOTE: must fall under NSERC mandate or your
application will not be accepted.
– Do not repeat info from theses section
NSERC
• Justification for eligibility…
– 1 page
– Psych students should definitely fill this out
i.e., psych falls under the mandate of all agencies
– Why should your project be considered NSE?
• Read: Eligibility Criteria for Students and Fellows
• Read: Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting
Agency
NSERC
• Contributions and Statements
– Review: Attachment standards
– Three parts
• Contributions to research and development
– What to include (link * search Part 1 – Contributions..)
– Most recent first: follow format on site (link above)
• Most significant contributions to research and dev.
– Choose three from contributions list
• Applicant’s statement
– Research experience
– Relevant activities
– Special circumstances
NSERC
• Reports on the Applicant
– Two referees
• Not a proposed supervisor
– Contact them now (i.e., deadline ~ 1 month)
– Make sure to send the invitation the site!
– Set deadline a week before NSERC deadline
– If applicable, provide information to referee that
you would like them to mention
NSERC
• Transcripts
– Cannot order thru School of Psych.
– $12 each
– Need a transcript for each program listed in the
applications (i.e., undergrad work)
– If your transcripts do not respect requirements listed
your application will be removed
• Signatures
– Submission indicates your confirmation to comply
with terms and conditions of award
NSERC
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Application Profile
Personal Profile
Addresses
Academic Background
Work Experience
Scholarships and other Awards Offered
Location of Tenure
Scholarship/Fellowship Information
Thesis Information
Key Words/Research Subject Code
Outline of Proposed Research (Attachment)
Justification for Eligibility of Proposed Research (Attachment)
Contributions/Statements (Attachment)
Transcripts (Attachment)
Reports on the Applicant
Refer to: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServicesServicesEnLigne/instructions/201/e.asp
FQRNT
Fond québécois de recherche sur la nature et les
technologies
BOURSES
• Bourse de maitrise en recherche: 15000$
• Bourse de doctorat en recherche: 20000$
• Programme pour la francophonie hors Québec:
15000/20000$
• Date limite: 2 octobre 16h
• Moyenne minimale: 3.55/4 ou 7.5/10
ÉLIGIBILITÉ
• 4 champs de recherche:
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Sciences naturelles et génie (FQRNT)
Sciences humaines et sociales (FQR-Société et culture)
Art et lettres (FQR-Société et culture)
Sciences de la santé (FQR-Santé)
• Citoyen canadien ou résident permanent vivant au
Québec depuis au moins un an
• Citoyen canadien non québécois (3 ans de vie hors
Quebec) étudiant dans une université francophone dans
un domaine scientifique
ÉLIGIBILITÉ
• Maitrise: être au programme depuis moins de 6 sessions
• Doctorat: être au programme depuis moins de 9
sessions
• PAS de lettres de référence
DEMANDE
• Bourses obtenues
• Publications, participation à des projets de recherche,
autre info pertinente (si délai dans formation)
• Justification études supérieures, université choisie et
superviseur choisi
• Intérêts de recherche
• Implication sociale, leadership, habilités de
communication
• Description du projet de recherhce (metho, objectifs,
etc.)
ÉVALUATION
CIHR
Cynthia Wan
MASTER’S AWARD
• $17 500, one year, non-renewable.
• Deadline: Sunday December 1, 2013 at 4pm.
• Approximately 400 awards will be given out universitywide.
• 17 will be allocated to uOttawa
• Tri-agency harmonization of CGS-M
• http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/StudentsEtudiants/CGSHarmonization-HarmonizationBESC_eng.asp
WHO CAN APPLY TO
CGS-M?
• Students going into first year of a Master’s program, or
MA-PhD program.
• Students in their first year of a graduate program, but do
not have a tri-council scholarship.
• May start
• September start
• [email protected]
SELECTION
CRITERIA
• Academic excellence (50%)
• Academic history – GPA, duration, course load
• Previous scholarships/awards
• Type of program & courses pursued
• Research potential (30%)
• Quality, originality, relevance, significance, feasibility, or
proposed research
• Research experience and skills
• Personal characteristics & interpersonal skills (20%)
• Work & leadership experience
• Involvement in academic life
• Community outreach
DOCTORAL AWARD
• CGS-D, “Doctoral Research Award”
• DFSA, “Doctoral Foreign Study Award”
• $35 000, length is variable.
• Deadline: Tuesday October 1, 2013
• Must apply directly to CIHR
WHO CAN APPLY?
• Completed at least 12 months at the Master’s level.
• May start
• September start
• Must apply to doctoral level if you received a CGS-M or
equivalent prior.
• Anything directly or indirectly related to health.
• Biomedical, clinical, health services and policy,
social/cutural/environmental/population health,
psychology.
• [email protected]
HOW TO APPLY?
1. Create a ResearchNet account
2. Request for a CIHR pin on ResearchNet
3. Create a CCV
4. Complete the online application
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Everything must be uploaded online for submission
(transcripts, reference letters, signatures, etc.)
• You need your supervisor’s CIHR pin & CCV confirmation
numbertoo!
CIHR INFO SESSIONS
• September 23 @ 11:00am-12:30pm (English)
• https://gts-ee.webex.com/gtsee/k2/j.php?ED=235246932&UID=0&HMAC=d0f376667110ef28864af0869fa9f31f8e6
77811&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
• September 25 @ 1:30pm-3:00pm (French)
• https://gts-ee.webex.com/gtsee/k2/j.php?ED=235247442&UID=0&HMAC=e2874f78e17f77f3691847fa4cd5c80047
cce217&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
• September 26 @ 1:30pm-3:00pm (English)
• https://gts-ee.webex.com/gtsee/k2/j.php?ED=235248047&UID=0&HMAC=0c939bc74b293e416bab059b97580f6f
70a93b6b&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
Vanier Canadian Graduate
Scholarship
Grant Application Tips & Tricks
September 18, 2013
Kristina Bradley
The Basics
• Eligible if studying/planning to do a doctoral
degree at a Canadian university
– Citizens, permanent residents, & international
students
• Value: $50 000 per year X 3 years
• www.vanier.gc.ca
• Aims to attract leaders in research to
Canadian Universities
The Basics – Part 2
• Must be nominated by Canadian University
• CANNOT have other federal doctoral funding
(CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC)
• Between month and 20 of studies
• Must apply through CIHR, SSHRC, or NSERC…
– Based on mandate
• Criteria for selection: Academic excellence,
research potential, and leadership
Review Process
• Get nominated by University that you are
applying to to get doctorate
– uOttawa deadline: October 3, 2013
• Program deadline for applications from
universities
– November 6, 2013
• Announcements usually around April
The Nuts and Bolts: Common CV
• Same as CIHR Common CV, regardless of
which agency you are applying through
• Find the template on ResearchNet
• Components:
– Common CV form
– You supplementary forms (e.g., research
contributions)
– Your proposed (or current) supervisors Common
CV docs
Nuts and Bolts: Research Summary
• TIP: Always put unimportant stuff in very small print (my
references are like size 8 font)
– Use footnotes instead of APA
• 2 pages including references
• Spend more of your time writing about research methods
and strengths of your supervisor-supervisee relationship
and program to get it done
– Everyone puts too much lit review.. No one cares!
– Put measures you would use, statistical analysis plan, apparati…
even if it’s made up
– Describe hypotheses
– BOTTOM LINE: demonstrate that you are a great researcher
Nuts and Bolts: Leadership
• They are looking for leaders for this
scholarship. Good grades are not enough
• Examples of leadership experience: teaching,
involvement in student government (e.g.,
GASP ;)), volunteerism and project
management at work (but you need a
leadership role), civic engagement
• Find your inner narcissist…
Description of Leadership
• 1 page to describe how you are awesome
• The role of leadership in your research
– Mentoring experiences in research
• Leadership in organizations
• Volunteering and/or how you contribute to your
community (school, work, general…)
• List awards/distinctions you’ve received related to
leadership or times when you were chosen for
something based on your leadership skills
• How you hope to develop your leadership skills in the
future
Reference Letters
• Much greater weight
• Find someone who is warm and fuzzy
– Those who aren’t will be asked by the selection
committee to rewrite it
• Create a sheet listing your accomplishments in
leadership
– Your supervisor likely doesn’t know you’re on
GASP or whatever
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Grant Application Tips & Tricks
September 18, 2013
Kristina Bradley
The Basics
• Must be studying at/applying to Ontario university
graduate program
– 8 international student awards
• NEW: MUST apply to school you plan to attend for
your doctoral studies
• Can apply for masters or PhD level
• $15 000 for one year
• http://www.grad.uottawa.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=4419
• Due at uOttawa November 1, 2013
• Announcements by April 30, 2014
What You Need
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Application form (4 pages)
Notice, Consents.. (1 page)
Research Statement (1 page)
Application Checklist (1 page)
Official university transcripts (all)
2 Academic Assessment Reports (i.e.,
reference letters; 2 pages each)
What You Need – Part 2
• List of Awards and Prizes (application form)
• Research Contributions (1 page)
• List of Significant Academic Accomplishments
(1 page)
• N.B.: Most of this is in your student CV that
you fill out for the annual evaluation if you are
already a uOttawa grad student
Research Statement
• EVEN shorter… so be concise!
• Same advice as for Vanier really
– TIP: Always put unimportant stuff in very small print (like
references… though I just have citations in my app)
• Use footnotes instead of APA
• Spend more of your time writing about research methods
Everyone puts too much lit review.. No one cares!
– Put measures you would use, statistical analysis plan, apparati…
even if it’s made up
– Describe hypotheses
– BOTTOM LINE: demonstrate that you are a great researcher
General Remarks
• Get people who are good at this to read over
your stuff
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GET FEEDBACK FROM SUPERVISOR!!
Good editors
Laymen – OGS committee not psychologists
Grad students who were successful in the past
• Get winning applications and steal their style..
Don’t reinvent the wheel!
– That’s how I did it
– E-mail me at [email protected]
SSHRC
• Social, development, personality, and etc.
– NOT health related
• Master’s
– $17,500
– Eligible for some first year students
– Due date Dec 1st
• PhD
– $35,000 X 3 years OR $20,000 X up to 4 years
– Due date TBA (last year Nov 15th)
SSHRC
• Application form filled online, then submit paper
copies of form to the psychology office
• Application package
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Application form
Program of study (2 pages)
Bibliography (up to 5 pages)
Research contribution (1 page)
Transcripts (undergrad AND grad studies)
2 references
Departmental appraisal form
Special circumstances (up to ½ page)

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