presentation

Report
International Research
Opportunities in Canada
A presentation by the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council for the ERA-Can+ project
Agenda
1. Overview of SSHRC
2. Funding Opportunities for International
Researchers and Students
3. Future Challenge Areas
4. International Collaboration
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Overview of SSHRC
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Talent for the
21st century.
Knowledge for
what’s next.
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Overview of SSHRC
SSHRC’s mandate is to promote and assist research
and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities
(SSH). We deliver on our mandate by investing in:
o Talent
o Insight
o Connection
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Funding Opportunities for International
Researchers
TALENT
INSIGHT
CONNECTION
Vanier Canada Graduate
Scholarships
(tri-agency)
Insight Grants
Connection Grants
Banting Postdoctoral
Fellowships
(tri-agency)
Partnership Grants
Insight Development
Grants
Partnership Grants
Partnership
Development Grants
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Overview of SSHRC
Insight
Connection
$34.0M (10%)
$138.6M (41%)
Talent
$166.2M (49%)
Program Expenditures, 2013-14
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Possible Roles for International Researchers
and Organizations
• Co-applicant (co-investigator): Makes a significant contribution to
the intellectual direction of the project, plays a significant role in the
conduct of the research or research-related activity, and may have
some responsibility for financial aspects.
• Collaborator: May make a significant contribution to the intellectual
direction of the project, and may play a significant role in the
conduct of the research or research-related activity. Limited to
having travel- and subsistence-related expenses covered by grant
funds.
• Partner Organization: Participates actively in a partnership and
contributes to the success of the endeavour. Expected to support
the activities of the partnership by sharing in intellectual leadership,
providing expertise, and providing cash and/or in-kind contributions.
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Funding Opportunities for
International Researchers and
Students
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Talent Program
• support the development of the best or most promising highly
qualified personnel with social sciences and humanities
research and professional skills;
• support the best or most promising social sciences and
humanities students and postdoctoral fellows selected
through an adjudication process;
• support students and scholars in gaining exposure to
international social sciences and humanities scholarship; and
• mobilize social sciences and humanities knowledge that has
the potential to lead to intellectual, cultural, social and
economic influence, benefit and impact.
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Vanier CGS & Banting PDF
• Vanier CGS & Banting PDF are offered by Canada’s three
granting agencies (SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC)
• Open to Canadian and international candidates in the SS&H,
natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields
• Award must be held at the nominating or supporting institution
• Competitive merit review process
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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS)
• $150K CDN over three years (approx. €105K)
• Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign
students pursuing a PhD in Canada
• Support scholars who demonstrate academic excellence,
strong research potential, and exceptional leadership
• Next deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS)
• 166 new three-year awards are taken up annually.
Awards are distributed equally across all three federal
granting agencies.
• 2013-14 Competition: Of the 166 nominations
recommended for funding, 54 (33%) are from nonCanadian citizens proposing to do research in
Canada.
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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF)
• $140K CDN over two years (approx. €100K)
• Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign
citizens
• Unique in its emphasis on the fit between the host university’s
research strategy and the applicant’s proposed research
• Next deadline: Sept. 24, 2014
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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF)
• 70 new two-year awards are taken up annually. Awards are
distributed equally across the three granting agencies.
• 2013-14 Competition: Of the 70 applications recommended
for funding, 18 (26%) are from Canadian candidates
proposing to do research at non-Canadian institutions and 21
(30%) are non-Canadian citizens proposing to do research in
Canada.
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Insight Program
• build knowledge and understanding from disciplinary,
interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives through support
for the best researchers;
• support new approaches to research on complex and important
topics, including those that transcend the capacity of any one
scholar, institution or discipline;
• provide a high-quality research training experience for students;
• fund research expertise that relates to societal challenges and
opportunities; and
• mobilize research knowledge, to and from academic and nonacademic audiences, with the potential to lead to intellectual,
cultural, social and economic influence, benefit and impact.
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Insight Grants (IG)
• International researchers can participate as collaborators;
International students can be paid with grant funds
• Applicant is a Principal Investigator and / or a team
• Duration of 3 to 5 years; Valued between $7K (~€5K) and $500K
(~€350K). Maximum of $200K (~€140K) in a given year.
• Two stage application process: 1)August 15, 2014 – Mandatory
Notice of Intent (online mid-June) 2)October 15, 2014 - Formal
Application (online mid-July)
• No separate envelope for Emerging Scholars
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Insight Development Grants (IDG)
• International researchers can participate as coapplicants and collaborators; International students
can be paid with grant funds
• Duration of 1 to 2 years; Valued between $7K (~€5K)
and $75K (~€53K)
• One-stage application process
• Deadline: February 6th each year
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Partnership Grants (PG)
• International researchers can participate as co-applicants and
collaborators; International organizations can participate as
partners; International students can be paid with grant funds
• Duration of 4 to 7 years; Valued between $500K (~€350K)
and $2.5M (~€1.75M)
• Minimum 35% cash and in-kind contribution required from
other sources
• Two-stage application process
• Deadline: Feb. 15th each year
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Partnership Development Grants (PDG)
• International researchers can participate as coapplicants and collaborators; International organizations
can participate as partners; International students can
be paid with grant funds
• Duration of 1 to 3 years; Valued between $75K (~€53K)
and $200K (~€140K)
• No minimum contribution required
• One-stage application process
• Deadline: Nov. 30th each year
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Connection Program
•
facilitate the multidirectional flow of social sciences and humanities
knowledge among researchers and between the campus and the larger
community, in order to enhance intellectual, cultural, social and economic
influence, benefit, and impact;
•
increase the accessibility and use of social sciences and humanities
research knowledge among academic and non-academic audiences;
•
support the building of reciprocal relationships among social sciences and
humanities researchers, and between social sciences and humanities
researchers and those in a position to either co-create or use research
knowledge;
•
support the development of social sciences and humanities research
networks and tools designed to facilitate scholarly work; and
•
make such networks and tools more accessible to non-academic
audiences.
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Connection Grants (CG)
• International researchers can participate as coapplicants and collaborators; International students can
be paid with grant funds
• Duration of 1 year; Valued up to $50K (~€35K)
• One-stage application process
• Deadline: Feb, May, Aug, & Nov
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Summary of International Opportunities
• Co-investigators (IDG, PG, PDG, CG)
• Collaborators (IG, IDG, PG, PDG, CG)
• International organizations can participate as partners
(PG, PDG)
• International students can be hired with grant funds (IG,
IDG, PG, PDG, CG)
• International students and postdocs can apply for
scholarships and fellowships (Vanier CGS, Banting PDF)
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Future Challenge Areas
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Imagining Canada’s Future
1.
What new ways of learning, particularly in higher education, will
Canadians need to thrive in an evolving society and labour market?
2.
What effects will the quest for energy and natural resources have on our
society and our position on the world stage?
3.
How are the experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
essential to building a successful shared future?
4.
What might the implications of global peak population be for Canada?
5.
How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians?
6.
What knowledge will Canada need to thrive in an interconnected, evolving
global landscape?
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International Collaboration
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International Collaboration (2010-13)
United States of America
Researchers: 562 (31%)
Partners: 176 (32%)
Central and South
America
Researchers: 118 (7%)
Partners: 28 (5%)
Europe
Researchers: 682 (38%)
Partners: 202 (37%)
Asia & Middle East
Researchers: 201 (11%)
Partners: 77 (14%)
Africa
Researchers: 115
(6%)
Partners: 47 (9%)
Oceania
Researchers: 119 (7%)
Partners: 22 (4%)
*Total number of Researchers (2010-2013): 1797
*Total number of Partners (2010-2013): 552
International Collaboration
(2010-13)
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2
3
3
1
1
9
7
5
5
8
6
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# of International Researchers
1
United States
562
2
United Kingdom
210
3
France
125
4
Australia
98
5
Germany
71
6
China
55
7
Spain
44
8
South Africa
36
9
Kenya
33
10
Netherland
32
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# of International Partners
9
10
8
4
4
1
United States
169
2
United Kingdom
50
3
France
33
4
Australia
21
5
Germany
20
6
China
17
7
India
17
8
Italy
12
9
Spain
12
10
South Africa
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International Collaboration (2004-13)
Number of International Researchers Involved in
SSHRC-Funded Grants
800
738
704
Number of researchers
700
618
581
600
532
500
437
400
300
328
330
394
474
542
400
363
342
Co-applicant
269
319
200
263
264
240
217
100
0
190
187
52
65
90
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
230
218
196
2011
2012
2013
118
99
2009
Competition Year
Collaborator
2010
External Assessors (2013)
Country Grouping
No. of Assessors
Canada
2075 (45%)
USA
1228 (27%)
Europe
923 (20%)
Oceania
186 (4%)
Asia
69 (2%)
Africa
8 (0%)
4597
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Any Questions?
Insight Grants: [email protected]
Insight Development Grants: [email protected]
Partnership Grants & Partnership Development Grants:
[email protected]
Connection Grants: [email protected]
Vanier CGS: [email protected]
Banting PDF: [email protected]
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SSHRC Program Descriptions
Insight Grants: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programsprogrammes/insight_grants-subventions_savoir-eng.aspx
Insight Development Grants: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programsprogrammes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoireng.aspx
Partnership Development Grant s: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/fundingfinancement/programs-programmes/partnership_development_grantssubventions_partenariat_developpement-eng.aspx
Partnership Grants: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programsprogrammes/partnership_grants_loi-subventions_partenariat_li-eng.aspx
Connection Grants: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/umbrella_programsprogramme_cadre/connection-connexion-eng.aspx
Vanier CGS: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/eng/home-accueil.html
Banting Fellowships: http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.html
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Thank you!
www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

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