Preamble and Purpose
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) provides funding for the University of Lethbridge Research Dissemination Grant (ULRDG) through its Institutional Grant Program.
The ULRDG is established under the authority of the Vice President Research to enable and encourage faculty in the Social Sciences and Humanities to disseminate the results of their research endeavours. Faculty applying for travel funding for dissemination purposes are advised to apply to the University of Lethbridge Travel Fund.
The ULRDG is valued at a maximum of $2,000.
Funds are dispersed on a competitive basis and applications will be reviewed by the University SSHRC Committee.
Applicants are advised that the demand for funds normally exceeds funds available. The Committee may not be able to recommend support for all eligible projects/activities and may recommend a reduction in the amount requested.
Priority will be given to full-time Social Science and Humanities faculty in a term, probationary and/or tenure track appointment of at least 3 years.
Adjunct Professors, Professors Emeriti, Visiting Professors, Sessional Instructors/Lecturers, Postdoctoral fellows, Academic Assistants and Research Associates are not eligible for funding. Also not eligible are faculty members whose contracts will not be renewed for the following year and faculty members who plan to retire or resign their appointments at the end of the current year.
Preference will be given to faculty who have not previously received a ULRDG.
No faculty member may receive dissemination support more than once in a three-year period.
Applicants who are co-authors, editors, composers or creators may not apply to other sources of dissemination funding at the same time as their application to the ULRDG.
Unsuccessful applicants may reapply without prejudice.
The Committee provides grants to assist with the publication/dissemination of scholarly/creative works in cases where the work is completed, but has not yet been published, presented or exhibited.
The faculty member must submit evidence that the scholarly/creative work meets the following criteria:
It is relevant to the faculty member’s field of research.
It is of high scholarly merit.
It will be published by a non-profit scholarly publisher that uses a peer-review process or presented/performed to general or professional audiences in a venue that is either professional or peer-review curated (art) or directed (performance).
Books or one-time scholarly projects which have been accepted for publication and require assistance in preparation expenses including, but not limited to:
preparation of camera-ready text and/or graphics, and related costs;
costs of copyright clearance;
CD costs associated with recording, editing and pressing.
Exhibition or performance fees.
On-campus symposia or conference fees (where the event is being held to disseminate research results.
Lengthy chapters contributed to scholarly books, art catalogues and collections for which the applicant is the artist or senior editor are eligible for funding.
Subvention fees, if the work has been accepted for publication and the fee is a condition of publication.
Other as reviewed.
Funding will not be provided for publishing textbooks, technical reports, scholarly journals or articles.
Conference fees will not be funded – funding for dissemination at conferences is available through the University of Lethbridge Travel Fund.
Funding will not be provided to hire students for editorial, indexing or administrative duties.
Applications for the ULRDG are subject to competitive adjudication and will be reviewed by the University SSHRC Committee.
The Office of Research and Innovation Services will issue a call for applications early in February and October.
Applicants must complete the Application form.doc and append a copy of the letter of acceptance from the publisher and/or venue, including subvention costs and royalty details if there are any.
Forward the complete application to Mary Butterfield (email@example.com) before the deadline.
Deadline for submission will be the last day of February and October. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will become the following Monday. Late submissions will not be accepted and incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible.
Decisions will be announced as quickly as possible after the deadline.
The University disburses grants by paying or reimbursing proper expenses; it normally does not advance cash. Monies from the award will be deposited into an account to which the grant holder may submit expenses.
Grants will run for one year from the date of the award.
Conditions of Grant Award
Awards must be fully expended by the end of the funding period. Grant term extensions will not be allowed and any unused portion of the grant will be reimbursed to the fund.
If a faculty member leaves the employ of the U of L, the unused portion of the fund reverts back to the ULRDG account.
Upon publication, the applicant is encouraged to provide a copy of the publication at no cost to the University Library.
The Committee may stipulate other conditions of award, which will be contained in the letter of award to the applicant.
For further information and assistance, contact Mary Butterfield, Research Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-317-2869.