The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) provides funding for the University of Lethbridge Internal SSHRC Grant (ISG) through its Institutional Grant Program. The amount the University receives is based on the number of University faculty members who are eligible for SSHRC funding, as well as our performance in the Council's research grant program.
The ISG supports small-scale social science and humanities research projects and activities within the faculties of Arts and Science, Education, Fine Arts, Management and the School of Health Sciences. The intent of the ISG is to provide a competitive edge to newer scholars developing programs of research and/or established scholars investigating new areas of inquiry. The direct, short-term funding provided by the ISG enables both to build upon and enhance existing programs and work towards applying for external funding.
It should be noted that the ISG grant is not intended to be considered as start up funding for new faculty.
The ISG is valued at a maximum of $4,500.
Funds are dispersed on a competitive basis. Applicants are advised that the demand for funds normally exceeds the funds available.
The University SSHRC Committee may not be able to recommend support for all eligible projects/activities and may recommend a reduction in the amount requested.
Applications for the Internal SSHRC Grant are subject to competitive adjudication and will be reviewed by the University SSHRC Committee.
Significant outcomes (e.g. publication, conference proceeding, webpage development, etc.) are an expectation for this award. Priority ranking will be given to proposals of scholarly significance that represent high levels of innovation and meet the following criteria:
Proposals will also be evaluated on the:
The Committee will provide feedback to all unsuccessful applicants in a letter of advice. Recommended changes should be addressed in any resubmission.
The Office of Research and Innovation Services will issue a call for proposals the first week of November each year.
Applicants must complete the online application form available through the BRIDGE and include the required attachment. For detailed instruction on the format of the attachment and what must be included, click on this link: Internal SSHRC Grant Application Instructions.doc
NOTE: Do not complete the online form until your attachment is complete and ready to be uploaded as you cannot save the online form to be completed at a later date.
Deadline for submission is 4 p.m. on the first Friday of January. Late submissions will not be accepted and incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible.
Funding decisions will be announced in April.
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 from the opening of the research account (once all necessary approvals have been received) through August 31 of the following year.
Awards must be fully expended by the end of the funding period.
Grant term extensions will be approved only in exceptional circumstances which can be proven to be beyond the control of the researcher.
If a faculty member leaves the employ of the U of L, the unused portion of the fund reverts back to the ISG account.
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.