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SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund

​Procedures and timelines for the SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund​ (NFRF). Please be aware that there are 3 stages to this application: Notice of Intent, Letter of Intent, and Application (by invitation only)


Notice of Intent (NOI)

NOI Important Dates
August 1, 2019 | 8:30am

Applicant submits application on Convergence

August 7, 2019 | 4:30pm

ORS approves NOI application on Convergence (SSHRC NOI Deadline)

​Procedure

  1. Signatures are not required for the NOI stage.
  2. Your NOI application must be submitted via Convergence no later than 8:30am on Thursday, August 1st, 2019.
  3. ORS will electronically approve your NOI application via Convergence for submission to SSHRC.

Letter of Intent (LOI)

LOI Important Dates
Check with your Department/School

Application package sent to Department Head/School Director office for review & approval.

See below for application package details.

August 27, 2019Application package sent to Dean’s Office or affiliated hospital research office, hard copy or via email, for review & approval (FoM Internal Deadline).
August 28, 2019Application package (printed if necessary), approved by Faculty, and taken to ORS (UBC Internal Deadline)
September 3, 2019 | 8:30amApplicant submits application on SSHRC research portal
September 4, 2019 | 4:30pmORS approves application on research portal (SSHRC LOI Deadline)

​Procedure

  1. Your application package must be submitted to the Dean’s Office or affiliated hospital research office by Tuesday, August 27, 2019 for Faculty approval. You have the option of dropping off a paper copy or emailing it to the Faculty signature contact for your site. Note that Bryan Wong (bryan.wong@ubc.ca) is the contact for Faculty approval for those located at the UBC Point Grey campus. See below for a complete list of the required items.
    NOTE: These documents will not be returned to you as they will be taken to ORS, who will approve your application on the SSHRC research portal.
  2. Your documents will be printed (if sent by email) and after Faculty approval, taken to ORS.
  3. Your application must be submitted via the SSHRC research portal no later than 8:30am on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.
  4. ORS will electronically approve your application via the research portal for submission to SSHRC.

Please remember that you can continue working on your research proposal up until you submit on the research portal on September 3rd, even after you have submitted your application package for Faculty approval.

Required Documents

Required Documents to be submitted to the FoM for the SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund grant competition:

  1. Completed Research Project Information Form including the following signatures:
    1. the Principal Investigator
    2. Department Head or School Director
    3. Research Centre Director (if using research space within a Senate-Approved Research Centre, identified with an asterisk on the Academic & Research Units page)
    4. Life Sciences Institute Director (if using research space within the Life Sciences Building, but excludes researchers using space within the Centre for Blood Research)
  2. Complete NPI/co-PI signature page with authorized signatures
  3. Application page, with project title
  4. Summary of proposal
  5. List of Participant page

Note that the maximum budget per year is $125,000 including indirect costs. Please add 25% of the value of the direct costs of research to cover indirect costs, and include this in the total funding request. Example: if the direct cost in a year is $50,000, then the indirect cost is $12,500 for that year.


Application (by invitation only)

NOI Important Dates
December 4, 2019 | 8:30am

Applicant submits application on Convergence

December 10, 2019 | 4:30pm

ORS approves NOI application on Convergence (SSHRC Application Deadline)

​Procedure

  1. Signatures are not required for the Application stage.
  2. Your application must be submitted via Convergence no later than 8:30am on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019.
  3. ORS will electronically approve your application via Convergence for submission to SSHRC.

General

Please also review the ORS website for the SSHRC-specific Agency Application Requirements & Procedures.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Bryan Wong at the FoM (bryan.wong@ubc.ca), or Wendy Hudelson (wendy.hudelson@ors.ubc.ca) or Colin Roberts (colin.roberts@ubc.ca) at ORS.