JHI SSHRC Grant Writing Bootcamp Returns for 2023

April 18, 2023 by Amy Ratelle

Are you planning to apply for a SSHRC Insight Grant or Insight Development Grant in an upcoming competition? Do you feel daunted by the SSHRC grant writing process? Sign up for the Jackman Humanities Institute’s (JHI) 8-week intensive grant writing bootcamp, which is designed to help you prepare a winning grant application that advances your research program in exciting ways.

The program, now in its second year, is intended to support tri-campus faculty members in the humanities and qualitative social sciences who are applying for a SSHRC Insight Grant or Insight Development Grant.
The bootcamp focuses on the three main components of any SSHRC funding application: the Detailed Description, the Knowledge Mobilization plan, and the Budget. The sessions are divided into Speaker sessions, which feature recent SSHRC IG recipients who will discuss and demonstrate their successful applications; Spark sessions are led by divisional research officers who will provide practical exercises, tips, and best practices for preparing the core sections of your application; and co-working blocks, which are led by the JHI Research Officer and feature short intensive writing bursts, visualization strategies, and other engaging material to foster creative thinking around grant development. The sprint sessions are optional.
The bootcamp will conclude in its final week with a peer review session. Participants will complete the bootcamp with a working draft of their application and valuable peer review feedback from academic colleagues.       
Session dates and times: Tuesdays (online) and optional alternate Thursdays (hybrid) from June 6 to July 25, 11:00am to 12:30pm.

Participation in the bootcamp requires attendance at all of the Tuesday sessions.

Seats are limited, so we encourage you to apply early!  The deadline for applications is May 17, 2023 at 4:00pm ET.

More information and application link.