Workshops and Events

Alberta Innovates grant development workshops

Introduction to Alberta Innovates CASBE and Advance co-funding programs in conjunction with NSERC Alliance Grants


We are pleased to host Alberta Innovates to provide updates to the Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) program. This session will also include information about the Alberta Innovates Advance program and NSERC will be available to answer questions on how both programs work with the NSERC Alliance Grants.

Wednesday June 15th, 2022 10 - 11am
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SSHRC Noon Hour Grant Development Workshops

Connection Grants

January 13th, 2022 - Session date has passed

June 9th, 2022 - Session date has passed

November 3rd, 2022 - Register here

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

To assist researchers to plan their application far in advance of the SSHRC deadline, this virtual recurring one hour workshop will cover key mandatory sections of a SSHRC Connection Grant application and how to apply for an Event and/or Outreach Activity. In this workshop, we will provide advice and tips in developing a competitive application. Most of the time will be devoted to specific content for each section and the dos and don’ts.


Insight Development Grants

November 1st, 2022 - Register here

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

To assist researchers to plan their application far in advance of the SSHRC deadline, this virtual recurring one hour workshop will cover key mandatory sections of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant application.  In this workshop, we will provide advice and tips in developing a competitive application. Most of the time will be devoted to specific content for each section and the dos and don’ts.


Insight Grants 

June 7th, 2022 

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

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.


Insight Grants Bootcamp

The 2022 Insight Grant submission deadline is October 1 again, with internal Peer Review deadlines in late August and Research Services Office deadlines in mid-September. Therefore summer is your best time to complete your Insight Grant application.

The Research Partners Network is offering a grant application writing 'Boot Camp' targeted to the Insight Grant competition. The Boot Camp is appropriate for emerging and established scholars. Each session will include instruction on a particular section of the application, time for Q & A, and time for writing. There will also be homework, including providing feedback on other colleagues' drafts. Sessions build upon each other, and drop-ins to single sessions are not permitted.

The 2022 sessions will be held on the following days, from 09:00 to 16:00, August 3, 5, 8, 10, and 11 on zoom.

The bootcamp is currently full you can no longer register.  Current registrants have committed to fully participating in all boot camp sessions and assignments.

Craig Taylor, PhD.
Research Facilitator, Research Partners Network
craig.taylor@ualberta.ca 


Knowledge Synthesis Grants

October 18, 2022 – Register here

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thinking about preparing your Knowledge Synthesis Grant application this year? 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 KSG application. With early preparation, developing a SSHRC grant application seems less overwhelming and generates a more compelling proposal.


Partnership Engage Grants

Workshop Dates:

June 6th 2022 

November 17th 2022 - Register here

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

To assist researchers to plan their application far in advance of the SSHRC deadline, this virtual recurring one hour workshop will cover key mandatory sections of a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (PEG) application and RSO submission process. In this workshop, we will provide advice and tips in 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

Workshop Date: September 22, 2022 - Register here

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

It’s never too early to begin thinking about preparing your Partnership Development Grant application in advance of the SSHRC deadline. In this virtual one hour workshop we 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

November 15, 2022 - Register here

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

It’s never too early to begin thinking about preparing your SSHRC Partnership Grant application Stage 1 in advance of the SSHRC deadline. This is an informal roundtable discussion for researchers and the Research Relationships application development team to get together to explore ideas, ask questions, and/or obtain feedback on a SSHRC PG Stage 1 application.


NSERC Grant Development Workshops 2022

How to Write a More Impactful HQP Training Plan for Discovery Grants

Your Discovery Grant results and amount of funding received is based on the evaluation committee's scoring on the excellence of the researcher, the merit of the proposal and the training of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP). Your score for training of HQP is based on evaluation of your:

1) HQP training plan
-Training Philosophy
-Research training plan

2) Past Contributions to the training of HQP
-Training environment
-HQP awards and research contributions
-Outcomes and skill gained by HQP

3) Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices

This workshop will provide insight, tips and tricks, as well as common pitfalls, to help you address the above sections of the application so that you can write a more effective and more successful HQP Training Plan.

Presenter: Dr. Sally Leys (Faculty of Science)
Date: September 7th, 2022
Time: 9 - 11am

Register here


Discovery Grant Roundtables with NSERC Evaluators

Date (Evaluation groups), time:

July 4th, 2022 (1504-1506), 10am to noon

July 4th, 2022 (1502), 1pm to 3pm 

July 7th, 2022 (1507-1508), 10am to noon

July 7th, 2022 (1501 and 1503), 1pm to 3pm 

July 14th, 2022 (1509-1512), 10am to noon 

Session description:

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 first hand. 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.

Alliance Grant Drop-In Sessions

Workshop Date:

August 18th, 2022 - Register here

September 15th, 2022 - Register here

October 20th, 2022 - Register here

November 17th, 2022 - Register here

December 15th, 2022 - Register here

All sessions are: 11:00am-noon

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 Relationships team with the Alliance Grant program to discuss the program and get answers to their questions.  

During the session, we will discuss aspects of the Alliance Grant program that the researchers want to hear about from program guidelines, institutional requirements, budgetary considerations, EDI, partners and funding ratio, partner(s) eligibility, project setup and any other discussion topics you would like to hear about.

At the end of the session, you should have a better understanding of the Alliance Grant program and how it pertains to your current partnerships, or your plans for leveraging partner funding in the future.  

If you have specific questions about the Alliance program in the meantime, please contact the Research Partner Industry and Applied Partnerships.


CREATE Grant Info Session 

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program supports the training and mentoring of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that

  • encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities
  • facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce

These innovative programs must foster the acquisition and development of important professional skills among students and postdoctoral fellows that complement their qualifications and technical skills, and improve their job readiness for careers in industry, government, non-governmental organizations and/or academia.

The Research Relationships team is hosting two NSERC CREATE info session on the dates below:

March 8th, 2022 noon to 1pm

March 9th, 2022 12:30pm to 1:30pm


New Frontiers in Research Fund Grant Development Sessions

Roundtable discussion with NFRF Evaluators 2022 


The Research Partner Network (OVPRI) is pleased to offer a roundtable session with some of the University of Alberta review panel members on the 2021 New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration competition.  They will share their first-hand experience on:

  • NFRF-E review process
  • What makes a successful application
  • Pitfalls and common mistakes to avoid
  • Answers to your questions

Since the launch of the NFRF-E program, the University of Alberta has received 33 grants totalling over $8.7 million.  This success is attributed to UofA evaluators who have generously provided advice to applicants to ensure their success.

Session details

August 19th, 12pm (Noon) - 1:00pm via 

Format:  Online via Zoom (a zoom link will be provided closer to the session date)


MITACS GRANT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS - 2022

MITACS Accelerate Program Info Session

The MITACS Accelerate program supports research internships for Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral researchers. Mitacs will discuss the benefits of this program and how you can use it to help build partnerships while funding your students research through work integrated learning opportunities.

October 4, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm - Register here


Mitacs Globalink Program Info Session

The Mitacs Globalink programs can fund your student’s research abroad or allow you to work with talented international undergraduate students here. Mitacs will discuss the different kinds of opportunities available through their Globalink programs.

November 1, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm - Register here


Mitacs / NSERC Accelerate / Alliance joint funding Program Info Session

Mitacs and NSERC have developed a joint funding initiative that allows for the combination of a Mitacs Accelerate with an Option 1 NSERC Alliance project, allowing both NSERC and Mitacs to recognize the same partner funding and streamline the application review process. Mitacs will discuss how this program works and the unique requirements to develop this kind of funding proposal.

December 6, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm - Register here

 


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