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Arts Research Board (ARB) Fall 2022 Grant Competition

Research Admin Offices:

  • ROADS

Funding Type:

Grant

Opportunity Type:

  • Grant

Value:

The maximum allowable SSHRC Exchange – Conference Attendance and Representational Activities Grant is $4,000. Please note, researchers who submit multiple conference grant applications to the same competition, or who submit a conference grant application to more than one competition within two fiscal years (April 1 to March 31), will be awarded a maximum of $4,000 over the two-year period.

The maximum allowable SSHRC Explore – Standard Research and Research Creation Grant and SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publication Grant is $7,000. Please note, researchers who submit multiple Standard Research and Research Creation, and/or Scholarly Publications grant applications to the same competition will be awarded a maximum of $7,000 for that competition.

The maximum allowable SSHRC Explore – Major Collaborative Project Seed Grant is $15,000. Please note, to be eligible for this program projects must be interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary in nature, and involve at least three investigators, one being the Principal Investigator on the project.

Disciplines:

  • DeGroote School of Business
  • Earth Environment & Society
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology
  • McMaster Divinity College
  • Psychology Neuroscience & Behaviour

Sponsors:

Deadlines:

Internal Deadline:

October 31, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

October 31, 2022

Description:

Applications are now being accepted for the Arts Research Board (ARB) Fall 2022 Grants Competition. The key objective of the ARB is to cultivate a strong research base among the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Business. Specifically, ARB supports:

  • research programs of new faculty;
  • new and/or collaborative, interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary research initiatives;
  • ongoing research that has a budget less than the minimum required for SSHRC applications;
  • research related conference travel;
  • publication of peer-reviewed articles.

Additional Program Information:

The following categories of grants are supported by ARB:

  • SSHRC Exchange – Conference Attendance and Representational Activities
  • SSHRC Explore – Standard Research and Research Creation
  • SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications
  • SSHRC Explore – Major Collaborative Project Seed

Eligibility:

To be eligible for ARB funding, an applicant must be affiliated with McMaster University and must be eligible for SSHRC funding under the SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG) program. The following will be considered affiliated with McMaster University:

  • Faculty members of McMaster University with a tenured or tenure-stream academic appointment.
  • Former faculty members of McMaster University who have retired while holding a tenured academic appointment.
  • Persons holding at least a one-year appointment at McMaster University. In the event the grantee’s appointment at McMaster ends, unspent funds remaining at that time will be returned to the Arts Research Board.
  • Postdoctoral fellows who are conducting scholarly activity in the Humanities or Social Sciences and who are supervised by a faculty member of McMaster University who holds a tenured or tenure-stream appointment.
  • Individuals who hold teaching track or non-tenure track positions are eligible to apply for ARB funding for research and travel, provided they obtain explicit permission from their Faculty Deans.
  • Other persons, including Adjunct Professors and Professional Librarians, who hold permanent appointments at McMaster University and who meet SSHRC eligibility criteria for SIG funding.

 

Preferential treatment will be given to new scholars. Applicants qualify as new scholars if they have not been the principal investigator on a previous successful research grant from the Tri- Agency (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR), and one or more of the following applies:

  1. they completed their highest university degree within five years of the competition deadline;
  2. they have held a tenure-track university appointment at any university for five years or less;
  3. they have held an appointment at a university where tenure-track positions are offered, but never a tenure-track position; or
  4. they have had their career interrupted or delayed for family reasons.

Application/Nomination Process:

Deadline Date

One electronic copy of the application form, including the Department Chair’s comments and all required attachments, must be submitted to Muriel Gervais (gervaism@mcmaster.ca) and Kim Graham (grahkim@mcmaster.ca), Research Administration Analyst (ROADS), by October 31, 2022, 4:30 pm. (If the deadline falls on a weekend/holiday, applications will be due on the next business day.)

Application Forms & Guidelines

The guidelines and application forms for each of the SSHRC Exchange and SSHRC Explore category can be found below and on the Research and Innovation website under Forms, Checklist and Samples:

  • SSHRC Exchange – Conference Attendance and Representational Activities Grant
    PDF and Word Document
  • SSHRC Explore – Standard Research and Research Creation Grant
    PDF and Word Document
  • SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications Grant
    PDF and Word Document
  • SSHRC Explore – Major Collaborative Project Seed Grant
    PDF and Word Document

Additional Information

For additional information, please read the ARB Policy Guide.

Final Reports Requirements

Researchers awarded ARB SSHRC Explore or Exchange funds previously and who did not submit a final report within 6 months of completing the project, must submit a final report with their application. Final Report forms for each category can be found below:

  • SSHRC Exchange – Conference Attendance and Representational Activities Grant Final Report – PDF and Word Document
  • SSHRC Explore – Standard Research and Research Creation Grant Final Report – PDF and Word Document
  • SSHRC Exchange – Scholarly Publications Grant Final Report – PDF and Word Document
  • SSHRC Explore – Major Collaborative Project Seed Grant Final Report – PDF and Word Document

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESEARCHER TO ENSURE THAT ROADS RECEIVES THE COMPLETED APPLICATION (WITH ALL REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS AND SIGNATURES) ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE.

Resources:

Program Details

Contact:

If you have any questions, please contact Muriel Gervais at gervaism@mcmaster.ca and/or Kim Graham at grahkim@mcmaster.ca.