Writing SSHRC Proposals: August 2023

​​​​​Why, What, and How?

Why a SSHRC Writing Intensive Course?

Many departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences require eligible incoming graduate students to apply for ″SSHRC awards.″  The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), which is funded by the Canadian government, offers Master’s and doctoral awards for graduate students in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Only Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are eligible to apply. Deadlines for the doctoral applications are set by graduate departments, and they are usually in late September or early October.
For many years, the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) has offered courses on Writing SSHRC Proposals to graduate students who are preparing to apply for SSHRC Master’s or doctoral awards. 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 three days. The course also provides tutorials and one-on-one appointments to students who have drafts to submit for feedback (dates to be scheduled).



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