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  1. No SSHRC for me. I'm baffled by the selection process. I wrote a much better application this year, and had more conferences and publications (non peer-reviewed) but my score was even lower than that 11.2 I received last year (from which I was not wait listed). I think this is my final year to apply as I'm entering my 'writing up year' at a UK institution and my final submission date is September 2018. Does anyone know if one can apply for the November competition (direct applicant) despite completing their program in 2018? Congrats to you all who received an award.
  2. I did in fact go through my uni's SSHRC course when I was an MA (in Montreal), but am now in the UK so I'm on my own! Thanks for responding, I hope my non peer review items make a bigger splash this year. I also added quite a few conferences. Congratulations again, good luck with your degree work.
  3. Hi Briabot, Would you mind sharing what you did to improve your application from an 8 to a 15.3? I've gotten roughly a score of 11 the past two years and have had little idea how to improve it other than to continue publishing in my genre (creative publication). Thanks!
  4. Congrats JW! Would you mind sharing what publications (ie. writing, art making etc) or conferences or the like you included in your application? My research-creation project is in poetry and poetics and I've never seen one of those receive an award before...
  5. That's a great score, congratulations! Would you mind sharing if you had many publications, conferences or the like?
  6. Ah good. When I won the MA SSHRC I received a big manila envelope with many papers and notification letters and such. When denied the CGS, twice now, I received a small white envelope akin to all my tiny disappointments.
  7. Is it still the case that you get a big brown envelope if you win and a smaller white letter envelope if you're unsuccessful or wait-listed?
  8. Thanks for the beacon, I'll take it. It's my final year to apply as I'll be entering my last PhD year (writing-up year in the UK) for 2017-18. I applied for the graduate SSHRC the last two years but although was brought forward to the national competition nothing came of either year. I rewrote and structured the proposal completely differently this year. Who knows what it is they're looking for in the end. I was successful with an MA SSHRC so that's at least something I can take away if I'm denied yet again!
  9. Trying not to lay much hope on the possibility. I applied under a 'creative-reserach' project and it seems very few of these get through. Good luck to you
  10. I'm in the UK. The waiting is a kind of oppression.
  11. Anyone received a letter yet? (I'm studying overseas so I might expect mine a few days later than everyone else.) Thanks all
  12. I received the letter to notify me of their forwarding my app to the national competition yesterday, and I'm studying in the UK - in case anyone is waiting by the postbox the letters should be arriving this week.
  13. Received my letter yesterday (Feb. 20). I'm in the UK studying abroad. Good luck everyone
  14. Hi all. Awaiting a letter myself as I had to apply directly (am studying outside of North America). Last year I wasn't passed on to the national competition, but the year before I was. Hoping for best out of three. I'd won an MA SSHRC but that's not any indication of being eligible for a PhD SSHRC, apparently. The strength of the application remains a mystery to me. This year I totally overhauled it, from formatting to content. I'm always so worried that one glaring error will stand out and ruin the whole application. Saw a couple of smaller errors two days after I'd mailed it... The email I received in November after I'd applied was just a notification of having received my application, posting it here if anyone needs confirmation of what they might receive: "The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council acknowledges receipt of your application to the Doctoral Awards.Your application number is: xxx-xxxx-xxxx. Please use it in all communications with SSHRC.Please DO NOT direct questions or concerns regarding your application to this email address.Instead, if you have any questions or require any further information, please contact us at fellowships@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.The result of this competition will be sent by mail to the correspondence address provided in your application. Please provide us with any changes to your address by sending an email to fellowships@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.Note: There is no document attached to this message. Depending on your software, it may appear as though there is an attachment. If so, please ignore the message." Good luck everyone
  15. Terrible. As you say, updates are needed! Any tips on what company ships letters overseas within one week?