Workshops and Events

CIHR Grant Development Workshops

Zoom webinars

  • Ask the Experts! Choosing the most appropriate peer review committee and peer reviewers for a CIHR Project Grant 
    Join Dr. Richard Lehner (Pillar 1) Dr. Justin Ezekowitz (Pillar 2), Dr. Jaynie Yang (Pillars 1 & 2), and Dr. Andrea Gruneir (Pillar 3) on Thursday, January 26, 2023, 8:00 - 9:30 am. Register
  • Submitting your CIHR Project Grant application for approvals 
    Friday, February 10, Noon - 1:00 pm. Register

SSHRC NOON HOUR GRANT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Connection Grants

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Workshop Details
The Research Partner Network is offering a virtual one-hour workshop to assist researchers to develop their application for the February 1 and May 1, 2023, SSHRC deadlines. We will cover key mandatory sections of a SSHRC Connection Grant application, how to apply for an Event, Outreach Activity or both together, and the dos and don’ts.

Insight Development Grants

November 1, 2023 - Registration Link TBD
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Workshop Details
It’s never too early to think about your SSHRC Insight Development Grant application for the February 2024 SSHRC deadline. The Research Partner Network will help you determine the most important points to emphasize in the key mandatory sections. With early preparation, it makes developing a SSHRC grant application seem less overwhelming and generates a more competitive proposal.

Insight Grants 

June 7, 2023 – Register Here
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Workshop Details
It’s never too early to begin thinking about preparing your Insight Grant application in advance of the next SSHRC deadline. In this virtual one-hour overview workshop we will help you determine the most important points to emphasize in the key mandatory sections of a SSHRC Insight Grant application. With early preparation, it makes developing a SSHRC grant application seem less overwhelming and generates a more competitive proposal.

Knowledge Synthesis Grants

October 18, 2023 – Registration Link TBD

Workshop Details
Thinking about preparing your Knowledge Synthesis Grant application this year? This virtual one-hour overview workshop will help you determine the most important points to emphasize in the key mandatory sections of a SSHRC KSG application. With early preparation, developing a SSHRC grant application seems less overwhelming and generates a more compelling proposal.

Partnership Engage Grants

  • May 10, 2023 - Register Here
  • November 17, 2023 - Registration Link TBD

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Workshop Details
Researchers considering submitting an application to SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant program are invited to attend this virtual 60-minute workshop. Offered by the Research Partner Network, you'll learn key mandatory sections of a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (PEG) application with tips for developing an effective PEG application. Most of the time will be devoted to specific content for each section and examples of dos and don’ts.

Partnership Development Grants

September 20, 2023 - Registration Link TBD
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Workshop Details
It’s never too early to begin thinking about preparing your Partnership Development Grant application in advance of the SSHRC deadline. This virtual one-hour workshop will help you determine the most important points to emphasize in the key mandatory sections of a SSHRC PDG application. With early preparation, it makes developing a SSHRC grant application seem less overwhelming and generates a more competitive proposal.

Partnership Grants Stage 1

December 8, 2023 - Registration Link TBD
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Workshop Details
This is an informal roundtable discussion for researchers who are applying or thinking about applying to SSHRC Partnership Grant Stage 1 in February 2024 or later. Meet SSHRC PG recipients who will share their experience and insights on crafting a fundable Stage 1 application. A workshop offered by the Research Partner Network.

NSERC GRANT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS - 2023

NSERC Idea to Innovation Information Session

March 2, 2023, from 11:00 to noon - Register here

Workshop Details
Idea to Innovation (I2I) grants accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology and promote its transfer to new or established Canadian companies. I2I grants provide funding to faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential.  The Research Partner Network is hosting NSERC and UofA Technology Transfer Services, who will discuss how this program works, including the Lab 2 Market pilot offered through the I2I program.

NSERC Alliance Grant Drop-In Sessions

Workshop Details
The Research Partner Network is hosting monthly NSERC Alliance Grant drop-in sessions for researchers who are either thinking about applying for, or are currently in the process of applying for an Alliance Grant. The sessions are not designed to be a formal presentation on the Alliance Grant program, but rather as an opportunity for researchers to leverage the expertise of the Research Partners and NSERC to discuss the program and get answers to their questions.

Roundtable with NSERC Discovery Grant Evaluation Group Reviewers

Multiple based on the Evaluation Group
Specific Dates to be determined – expected in July 2023

Workshop Details

If you are applying for an NSERC Discovery Grant, consider attending one of the above Roundtable discussions with NSERC Evaluators hosted by the Research Partner Network.  The NSERC Evaluators are UofA researchers who are active members of an NSERC Discovery Grant Evaluation Group and have experienced the Discovery Grant review process firsthand.  During the sessions, these researchers will share their knowledge and experience with you on:

  • How the NSERC Discovery Grant evaluation process works
  • What constitutes a successful application
  • What are the best practices that can potentially increase your ranking
  • What are the pitfalls to avoid in order to write a successful Discovery Grant

Even if the session for your evaluation group does not fit with your schedule, consider registering for one of the other sessions.  Much of the NSERC Discovery Grant peer review process is consistent across evaluation groups, and you will still gain valuable insight by attending.


MITACS GRANT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS - 2023

Mitacs Indigenous Pathways Program Info Session

February 7, 2023, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm - Register here

Workshop Details
The Research Partner Network is hosting Mitacs, who will discuss the unique support they provide through their Indigenous Pathways program. This initiative provides additional funding for internship opportunities with Indigenous-owned organizations or indigenous interns over and above the regular Mitacs programs.

New SSHRC / Mitacs joint funding program  Info Session 

March 7. 2023 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm - Register here
Workshop Details
Mitacs and SSHRC will have a joint funding initiative that allows for the combination of Mitacs support with SSHRC programs. Mitacs will discuss how this program works and the unique requirements to develop this kind of funding proposal. This session is hosted by the Research Partners.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internships (GRI’s) Info Session

April 4, 2023, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm - Register here
Workshop Details
The 2024 GRI program is now open.  This program provides opportunities for international undergraduates from specific countries to participate in a 12-week internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members.  Join with Research Partner Network and Mitacs to learn more about this program.