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SSHRC & President’s Research Fund

Guidelines for Research and Travel Support (SSHRC)

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Download Application for SSHRC Conference Travel Support

USMC Research Administration Committee

June 2008, reviewed April, 2014

 

TRAVEL/CONFERENCE SUPPORT (maximum award to any one individual: $1500 per year)

  1. Must be full time faculty member, librarian, retired faculty or fellow.
  2. Must be presenting at the conference. Abstract and notice of acceptance to be included with application, or (notice of acceptance) follow as soon as available.
  3. Priority will be given to those seeking tenure and/or promotion, full time faculty and full time librarians.
  4. Preference will be given to applicants who have applied for a major grant (SSHRC, Lilly, etc.) within the past three years.
  5. Typically only one grant per (award) year per applicant to a maximum of $1500 or an amount to be determined for that year based on the total amount of SSHRC funding received.
  6. Only actual travel costs (air or ground) plus hotel and subsistence (Cdn. $50/day) are considered.
  7. Applications must be accompanied by the applicant's CV in an approved academic format.
  8. Applications received after a published deadline will not be considered in that round. Deadlines will be posted on the USMC website.
  9. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

RESEARCH SUPPORT (maximum award to any one individual: $3500 per year)

  1. Must be full time faculty member or librarian.
  2. Priority will be given to those seeking tenure and/or promotion.
  3. Must have applied for major research grant (e.g. SSHRC) within the past 3 years
  4. Publication to come out of the research
  5. Eligible expenses include: student research assistant; printing/scanning costs; travel (actual transportation plus subsistence as above)
  6. Applications must be accompanied by applicant's CV in an approved academic format.
  7. Applications received after a published deadline will not be considered in that round.
  8. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

HOSTING OF CONFERENCE OR COLLOQUIUM SUPPORT (maximum $3500)
Eligible expenses:

  1. Travel costs (not honoraria or accommodation) for speakers
  2. Printing of program and/or marketing materials (SSHRC support to be acknowledged on any printed material).

Application deadlines: December 15, 2014 and March 15, 2015

The President’s Research Fund

The Research Award was established in the Spring of 2000 by Dr. Richard Alway pursuant to an alumni gift that enabled the initiating of a fund to be used to foster research at all levels of academic endeavour. Terms of reference for this fund were drawn up by the Research Administration Committee of USMC and were approved by the USMC Senate in November, 2000.

Download the President's Research Fund Information

Terms of Reference

  1. Competition is open to all full time faculty members who are Fellows of St. Michael’s College, The Faculty of Theology or PIMS and to full time members of Continuing Education and the John M. Kelly Library who are engaged in research.
  2. The award will be for a clearly defined research and/or teaching project for which the assistance of an undergraduate or graduate scholar would be useful.
  3. The scholar will typically be from among the students registered at the University of St. Michael’s College, or will have taken a course with a St. Michael’s professor or will have established affinity with the institution in a demonstrable way.
  4. The qualifications required of the scholar will be clearly outlined in the description of the project.
  5. The award will typically be for up to 12 weeks with an estimated time commitment of up to 10 hours per week.
  6. Remuneration will be consistent with current institutional guidelines for undergraduate and graduate assistant compensation.
  7. The amount available in the fund in any given year will determine the number of awards.
  8. Applications will be accepted twice a year (Spring and Fall) with deadlines for submission determined by the Research Administration Committee, who will take responsibility for posting deadline dates to the USMC website.
  9. On completion of the project, recipients will report in writing to the committee on what was accomplished and will provide the assistant with an evaluation to be part of the assistant’s dossier.
  10. The awards will be administered by the USMC Research Administration Committee. (Reviewed, June 2008)

Application deadlines: December 15, 2014 and  March 15, 2015