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SSHRC – Partnership Development Grants

The Partnership Development Grants description and application form are now available on the SSHRC website at the following link: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/partnership_development_grants-bourses_partenariat_developpement-eng.aspx.

Please note that the deadline for submitting applications is November 30, 2015.

As mentioned in the SSHRC updates on new policies, guidelines and regulations to our suite of funding opportunities that was sent to CARA on July 24th, we would like to remind you of the two new joint initiatives that are now available for Partnership Development Grants applicants:

We would also like to take this opportunity to notify you that, in October, we will be hosting a series of webinars to provide information and answer questions about this funding opportunity. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

For more information, please contact us by telephone at 613-943-1007 or email at: partnershipgrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

Sincerely, Tim
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Tim Wilson, PhD
Executive Director | Directeur exécutif
Research Grants and Partnerships Division | Division des subventions de recherche et des partenariats
Research Programs | Programmes de recherche
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
350 Albert Street | 350, rue Albert, Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4
E | C : Tim.Wilson@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
T : (613) 992-4266 F | T : (613) 613-992-7635
www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

August, 2015

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Welcome Kirill Popov to the role of Executive Director,
Canadian Common CV

Effective: August 10, 2015

The Canadian Common CV (CCV) is a web-based application that provides researchers with a single, common approach to gathering CV information required by a network of federal, provincial and not-for-profit research funding organization, universities and research institutions.

The selection process for a full-time Executive Director, CCV was initiated by the Board of Directors of the Canadian Common CV in May, 2015 with the Board seeking a future-oriented, entrepreneurial leader with the combination of strategic thinking, experience, and commitment necessary to continue to advance the vision and objectives of the CCV in the context of a rapidly evolving environment. The selection process was administered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as the administrative lead agency for CCV.

It is with pleasure that we welcome Mr. Kirill Popov to the role of Executive Director, Canadian Common CV.

In keeping with the CCV vision, Mr. Popov’s role will encompass:

  • Continuing to enhance user’s and subscriber’s experience with the CCV;
  • Facilitating the collection of a common data required by agencies and other subscribers; and
  • Creation of a public repository of data, capable of showcasing Canadian researcher expertise.

Mr. Popov comes to us from Shared Services Canada (SSC) where he occupied the role of Acting Director, Business Relationship. With a focus on strong relationship management, he led the development and implementation of a business intake framework for the Enterprise Architecture Directorate which enabled a single portal for all incoming requests for work.

Prior to his role at SSC Mr. Popov’s experience included leadership roles in the context of a variety of public and private sector organizations, including: Senior Project Manager, Solutions Delivery with FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada); Team Leader, IM/IT Projects for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission; and Director, Technology and Electronic Communications for the Canadian Wood Council.

Mr. Popov holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. He is certified in Project Management in addition to holding a Master’s Certificate in Public Management (MCPM).

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Popov to the CCV at kirill.popov@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

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Brent Herbert-Copley, PhD
Executive Vice-President | Corporate Affairs
Vice-président directeur | Affaires générales
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada

350 Albert Street | 350, rue Albert, Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4
E | C brent.herbert-copley@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
T 613.995.5457 FAX | TÉLÉC. 613.947.4010
www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

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Insight Grant Results: Changes to Communication of Results

In reviewing your institution’s overall competition results, many of you will have noticed a change in the number of applications that fall in the so-called “4A” (recommended but not funded) category.  This change is the result of an initiative at SSHRC to review our approach to sharing competition results with applicants and their institutions, and has been informed by consultation with SSHRC Leaders and other stakeholders who have provided feedback and insights as to what information might be most useful to both applicants and institutions.

Until now, the kind of information and the level of detail provided have been different across funding opportunities.  As a first step toward a simpler, more consistent approach, SSHRC management has decided that funding results for all grant competitions will group unsuccessful applications into those falling above, and below the 50th percentile, respectively, within the adjudication process.  Over the coming months, we will be exploring other changes to provide more timely and useful information to both individual applicants and their institutions.

As SSHRC continues to work on ways to improve and harmonize information provided, we welcome your feedback.

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Tim Wilson, PhD
Executive Director | Directeur exécutif
Research Grants and Partnerships Division | Division des subventions de recherche et partenariats
Research Programs | Programmes de recherche
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
350 Albert Street
Email: Tim.Wilson@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Telephone: (613) 992-4266    Fax: (613) 613-992-7635
www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

April 2015

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Tri-Agency communiqué to administering institutions

Subject:
Eligibility status of the new federal employer compliance fee for engaging foreign nationals.

Context:
Effective February 21st 2015 the federal government introduced an employer compliance system for employers hiring foreign nationals under the federal International Mobility Programs.  An overview of the system and process can be found on the Employment and Social Development Canada website at: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/reform/imp.shtml

Employers are now required to submit the job offer and other relevant information for the recruitment of a foreign national to Citizenship and Immigration Canada and pay an employer fee of $230.

Eligibility status of the employer fee:
If the foreign national is recruited to work exclusively on research for which Tri-Agency grant funds are provided the full cost of the employer fee of $230 will be eligible for reimbursement from the grant holder’s grant funds as an eligible recruitment cost per the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide.

If the foreign national is recruited for a variety of purposes one of which includes working on research for which Tri-Agency grant funds are provided the administering institution may apportion the cost of the employer fee to the grant holder’s grant funds based on the anticipated percentage of time the foreign national will spend working on the funded research of the grant holder.

 If the foreign national is recruited for purposes unrelated to Tri-Agency funded research the employer fee is not eligible for reimbursement from grant holders’ grant funds.

 If you require any additional information, please contact:

CIHR – Scott Davies at Scott.Davies@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
NSERC-SSHRC – Rita Carrière at rita.carriere@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or rita.carriere@sshrc.crsh.gc.ca

April 2015

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