Re: SSHRC Partnership Grant – Letter of Intent (SSHRC PG LOI)
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (www.sshrc.ca) has announced the Partnership Grant funding competition with a letter of intent deadline of Feb 15, 2013.
The SPARC Office will be coordinating institutional host letters. These letters will be signed by John Hepburn for all UBC locations.
Eligibility requires cash and/or in-kind commitment. SPARC has negotiated with the VP, Research and International Office, a cash commitment of $1 for every $2 secured from other UBC sources, up to a maximum of $20K per year. For example, if the PI receives cash commitment from the Dept Head for $10K per year and $16K per year from the Faculty ADR/Dean, the VPRIO will commit $13K (=$26K/2) cash per year if funded. This commitment may range from 4 to 7 years depending on the duration of the proposal. Therefore, PIs may be approaching you to discuss cash and in-kind commitment levels. Please note, the VPRIO will not be matching in-kind commitments from other UBC sources.
Deadlines and contact details are below.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I. SSHRC PG LOI Internal and External Deadlines
|By Wed, Jan 16||Notify SPARC of your intention to apply to a SSHRC PG LOI AND concurrently||Contact: Burdena.Shea@ubc.ca|
|By Wed, Jan 16||Notify Dr. Feldman’s office and Elizabeth Cheu or Lina Jung of your intention to discuss your application and its finances||Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wed, Jan 30||Host Letter of Support information due to SPARC||See requirements below.|
|Wed, Feb 6||SPARC provides VPRI Office Letters for review and signature|
|Tues, Feb 12||Host Letter of Support will be returned|
|Tues, Feb 12||UBC Internal (ORS) deadline|
|Fri, Feb 15||SSHRC PG LOI deadline|
II. *Requirements for Host Institution Support Letter – information due to SPARC for Jan 30
Applicants must negotiate with their Department Head (or Director) and Associate Dean Research specific details of support. Confirmation of commitments must be provided to SPARC (a forwarded email is ok) from the ADR, Department Head, Administrator, etc.
- Any plans for involvement by the host institution in supporting the partnership from their Department, Faculty and other UBC sources.
- E.g., infrastructure, cash and/or in-kind support, services, training, etc.
- How the proposed partnership will advance UBC’s research and related priorities/strategy objectives (e.g. Faculty strategies, UBC Okanagan Research Strategy, UBC Strategic Plan Place and Promise)
III. SSHRC PG competition details
Burdena M. Shea
Division of the VP Research and International Office
University of British Columbia
TEFIII, Room 101, 6190 Agronomy Rd | Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Phone: 604.822.9955| Fax: 604.827.5356 | email@example.com