Internal Funding (Guidelines)

The Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation, Internal Research Funds provide support to full-time academic staff in pursuit of their research programs and projects.

The following competitive programs are available to researchers. Eligibility varies by program.

Paper Presentation Grants

General information The paper presentation grant program allocates SSHRC funds to McGill faculty members for travel expenses incurred in the presentation of research communications at academic conferences.

Application NEW Guidelines for May 2018: conditions, further information, and the updated application form can be downloaded here: Internal Paper Presentation Guidelines and Internal Paper presentation Application

Deadlines: June 1, September 15, December 15, March 15 (5:00 p.m.) If the deadline falls on a weekend or public holiday, the next working day applies.

Return your application and all supporting documents electronically (as one PDF) to: vera.milbradt [at] mcgill.ca (Vera Milbradt), Administrative Officer Tel: (514) 398-3790

Sabbatical Leave Research Grants

General information The purpose of an internal sabbatical leave research grant is to enable eligible sabbaticants to apply to take part of their salary as a research grant. McGill gives sabbaticants the opportunity to take advantage of income tax regulations which allow the University, under certain conditions, to award a research grant from funds that normally would have been paid as salary to that faculty member while on leave.

Deadline: Two months prior to sabbatical research leave. Average award: No more than 50% of applicant's salary. Application and approval process Guidelines, conditions and further information are contained in the application form, which can be downloaded here: Sabbatical Leave Research Grant Guidelines and Application.

The form must be completed and forwarded to the Chair, Dean and Budget Administrator of your department for approval. The Office of Sponsored Research will then verify and forward the approval to the Human Resources Payroll Specialist Services for processing. The Human Resources Payroll Specialist Services will process a direct deposit into the applicant's bank account for the full amount of the first budget year and a subsequent direct deposit at the start of the second budget year. It will require no special action by the Department or the grantee.

Return your application and all supporting documents to: vera.milbradt [at] mcgill.ca (Vera Milbradt), Administrative Officer Tel: (514) 398-3790

Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grants Program

General information The Social Sciences and Humanities Development grant program allocates SSHRC funds to selected members of McGill’s full-time academic staff. In accordance with SSHRC’s mandate, the proposed research project must be primarily in the social sciences or humanities, and the intended outcome of the research must primarily be to add to our understanding and knowledge of individuals, groups and societies. The purpose of the Development Grant is to provide seed funding for the following types of specific support to Faculty members: Short-term support for early-stage research that will enhance the development of proposals to external funding agencies for multi-year research support. Examples of grant programs offering the type of multi-year research support which is intended under the above provision are SSHRC Insight and Insight Development Grants and FRQSC Soutien à la recherche pour la relève professorale and Soutien à la recherche-création pour la relève professorale grants. Support for emerging scholars (as defined by SSHRC) to help launch new research programs.

Application Guidelines, conditions, further information, and the application form can be downloaded here:

Guidelines

Application - Mac users: please use Adobe Reader to fill form

Final Research Report

Research Contributions Final Research Report Deadline: May 1, January 15 (5:00 p.m.) If the deadline falls on a weekend or public holiday, the next working day applies.

Return your application and all supporting documents as one PDF to: Vera Milbradt, Administrative Officer Tel: (514) 398-3790

SSHRC General Research Fund (GRF) and NSERC GRF

General information SSHRC and NSERC will allow residual funds from prior years to be retained by McGill University under certain conditions determined by their Finance and Awards Administration Division. These funds will be transferred to a General Research Fund (GRF). In accordance with Tri-Agency regulations, the university uses these funds for the “broad purpose of enhancing the quality of research in the natural sciences and engineering, or in the social sciences and humanities”. Primary SSHRC and NSERC grant holders, whose grants have expired with funds remaining, may formally apply to McGill’s SSHRC or NSERC General Research Fund (GRF), which is administered by the Office of Sponsored Research, in order to complete the research project originally funded.

Application Guidelines and Form can be downloaded here:

Guidelines

Application - Mac users: please use Adobe Reader to fill form

Return your application to: Vera Milbradt, Administrative Officer Tel: (514) 398-3790, vera.milbradt [at] mcgill.ca