Writing SSHRC Proposals

​​​​​Why, What, and How?

Why a SSHRC Writing Intensive Course?

For many years, GCAC has offered courses on Writing SSHRC Proposals to graduate students who are preparing to apply for Master’s or doctoral awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Good SSHRC proposals are hard to write, and they are also hard to prepare during the busy beginning of term. The goal of this writing-intensive version of our SSHRC course is to encourage students to devote concentrated time to writing their SSHRC proposals before the business of term begins.

What is the difference between GCAC’s regular SSHRC course and the Writing Intensive version of the course?

The writing-intensive version of the SSHRC course takes place over four days (10:00 am – 11:15 am daily). Students are required to attend all five hours to be eligible for GPS credit. This four-day course will include the same material covered in the regular course. One-on-one appointments will be available to students (dates to be scheduled).

​Logistics

When: August 24, 25, 26 and 27, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

The 1.25-hour morning sessions will be offered in a live online format. Given the proprietary nature of research grants, and the fact that this course shows samples of winning grants (with authors’ permission), this course will only offered live and not in a recorded format.

Eligibility & Registration Procedures

Eligibility

Enrollment is open to registered graduate students at the University of Toronto who are applying for Master’s or doctoral SSHRC grants or for OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarships). Those applying for postdoctoral fellowships are not eligible to participate. Applicants must participate for the full 5 hours of this course to be eligible for GPS credit.

​Registration Procedures

The course is full so registration is closed.

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