CSAHS Tri-Agency Research Support Programs

Updated June 2020.

The College of Social and Applied Human Sciences provides three types of support for faculty who apply for research funding from the Tri-Agencies:

 

   Financial Support

This program assists early career, tenure-track, faculty as they prepare to apply for Tri-Agency funding within the next two years. In addition to this financial assistance, the College also assists with peer mentorship and review of grant applications.

Application and Value

This program assists mid-career, tenured, faculty as they prepare to apply for Tri-Agency funding within the next two years. In addition to this financial assistance, the College also assists with peer mentorship and review of grant applications.

Application and Value

This program assists tenured/tenure-track faculty whose most recent Tri-Agency grant submission was highly ranked but not funded. Funding from the Incentive Program is contingent on submitting a revised application within two years. In addition to this financial assistance, the College also assists with peer mentorship and review of grant applications.

Eligibility

  • SSHRC (IG, IDG, PDG) applicants who were ranked in the highest unfunded sextile.
  • NSERC DG applicants who received a "strong" rating on the "Merit of the Proposal" selection criteria but were not funded.
  • CIHR Project Grant applicants who received a rating of 3.5 or above but were not funded.
  • Faculty members who are the Lead/Principal applicants on the application.

Application and Value

  • Applicants are required to participate in the College internal peer review process for the resubmission of their grant application.
  • Faculty can be funded by this program only once for the same application.
  • Application requires submission of completed Incentive Program Application.
  • The College's funding for this program ranges between $2,500 and $5,000 depending on the type of Tri-Agency grant.
  • Examples of eligible costs for all financial support programs

This program supports Lead/Principal applicants who develop complex, collaborative, high-value research grant applications requesting between $1,000,000 and $4,000,000 in cash support. These include, for example, Ontario Research Fund-Research Excellence, NSERC CREATE, some NSERC Alliance applications, and SSHRC Partnership grants.

Application and Value

The CSAHS ADRGS Office and Office of the Vice-President (Research) will consider sponsorship requests related to research events, e.g. conferences, symposia or workshops.

Application and Value

    Support Services

Budget Support Program

Faculty members in CSAHS can request individual support from a designated CSAHS Research Finance Accounting Assistant who will:

  • Provide budget templates
  • Provide costs estimate lists
  • Review budgets of grant applications
  • Assist the development of Institutional Support for major collaborative/strategic Tri-Agency grant programs

Mentorship Programs

The ADRGS Office administers three programs designed to support Tri-Agency grant submissions and/or resubmissions:

  1. Peer Review
    • Required for new tenure-track hires
    • Required for applicants who received support from Seed, Growth and Incentive programs
    • Strongly recommended for all faculty applying to Tri-Agencies
  2. Annual Grant Writing Workshops
  3. Peer Mentorship
    • Offered by members of the CSAHS Council of Research Mentors.

For more information about any of these programs, contact the CSAHS Research Manager.

    Teaching Release

Support for teaching release in CSAHS is an exception, not the norm.

Exceptions are evaluated by the Dean and by Department Chairs and require modification of distribution of effort (DOE).

Exceptions are considered when teaching release is an inherent part of a research award (e.g. Killam Fellowship, Canada Research Chair, CIHR New Investigator Award, Principal Investigator on major collaborative/strategic Tri-Agency grants).

Examples of eligible costs for all financial support programs

  • Salary support for post-doctoral fellows
  • Salary support for graduate and/or undergraduate students
  • Costs of publication and knowledge mobilization
  • Travel
  • Equipment, tools, laboratory supplies, consumables, animals
  • Costs of research participants
  • Editorial, grant writing, professional services

The level of support for all Financial Programs will be dependent on the College's availability of research funds in the current fiscal year.