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14 minutes ago, Snackerson said:

Holy f%$#! That is a really high score. Also in UK, now I am even more trepidatious about opening the emailūüėĘ

I hope you can apply again next year, socphd20.

It seems like other people got the fellowship with lower scores... I am not sure if there was a mistake??? or if it's because of different committees. 

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Saw this tweet from SSHRC :  So looks like "end of April" for results. 

definitely a correlation between the more I anticipate an important email, the more absolute junk and spam I receive.  

Accepted with a score of 17.37  Does anyone know where to go for the quickest / easiest information re: next steps and banking??? Hopeful for you all to hear soon as well!  

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10 hours ago, displacedcontent said:

I'm so sorry, better luck next year. Not only are these scores arbitrary to us, but to the awards committee, too? Gradschool24, in socio, scored a fellowship with 15.93. 

I got 16.36. in soc and was rejected. Confused about what's going on :P 

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4 hours ago, Slow Poke said:

18.93 - Law

Hi everyone, i am a first year law PhD student. I have received the CGS-D with a 18.93/20 in Committee 5.

My details: I have 8 years of teaching experience in my field, extensive conference experience, strong recommendations, few peer reviewed publications, double Masters (straight As in both).

I have come late to the PhD world so it was possible for me to build up this profile which I understand is not the situation of most applicants. Congratulations to all who have been awarded fellowships this year! I guess experience eventually counts so keep at it (go for grad conferences, put yourself out there, publish if you can).

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10 hours ago, Kaminarimon said:

Hi, Does anyone know what is the user id for the SSHRC Extranet system? I received the email but am confused...I have set up the password. 

Use your email for the user ID -- that stumped me too!

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9 hours ago, seeveeargh said:

WOOOOOT

I got a CGS-D! Scored 17.04 in committee 2.

In case anyone is interested in details: I am a direct applicant not currently enrolled in a program and have been out of the academic world for a few years (graduated from my MA program in 2018). I have one non-peer-reviewed publication and a few conferences, none of which are related to my proposed program of study. I think I was successful largely due to really strong recommendation letters, good grades (4.3 undergrad GPA, 4.0 MA), and a strong program of study (plus I had a SSHRC for my MA -- not sure if that actually helps).

Good luck to everyone reapplying next year and I hope those who are still waiting receive good news!!!

 

p.s. Does anyone else find it hilarious that documents are uploaded to the SSHRC extranet in Word online?

Congratulations seeveeargh!

Some shock and amazement happening here¬†ūüėÉI just found out my result, got SSHRC Doctoral as a direct applicant overseas¬†with a score of 17.69 in committee 1 (fine arts and lit)! The scores are crazy this year. ¬†

My details (Snackerson), in second year at UK university, and while I did get a SSHRC for my Canadian MA, I did not get one the first time I applied for Doctoral, and my score that round was 11. This time it helped that I was already in a program, had done some conferences, and had some fresh publications (creative though, not academic).  My proposal was clearer too. I had been out of school for 10 years, so if I can get it, anyone can.

So don't give up, people -- it is a crap shoot!! Huge congrats to those who struck it lucky this year, and I'll be watching as the results roll in. I think we all deserve a drink just for enduring this.

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1 hour ago, Snackerson said:

Congratulations seeveeargh!

Some shock and amazement happening here¬†ūüėÉI just found out my result, got SSHRC Doctoral as a direct applicant overseas¬†with a score of 17.69 in committee 1 (fine arts and lit)! The scores are crazy this year. ¬†

My details (Snackerson), in second year at UK university, and while I did get a SSHRC for my Canadian MA, I did not get one the first time I applied for Doctoral, and my score that round was 11. This time it helped that I was already in a program, had done some conferences, and had some fresh publications (creative though, not academic).  My proposal was clearer too. I had been out of school for 10 years, so if I can get it, anyone can.

So don't give up, people -- it is a crap shoot!! Huge congrats to those who struck it lucky this year, and I'll be watching as the results roll in. I think we all deserve a drink just for enduring this.

Heck yeah, congratulations Snackerson!!!! So happy for you!

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6 minutes ago, CANADAMGMT said:

 16/20 SSHRC Fellowship

1. HOW DO WE ACCEPT THE AWARD?

2. Are SSHRC Doctoral Fellows on a waitlist for CGS-D? Has anyone ever moved up?

Congrats! which committee??

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Sadly, rejected with a 14.95 and this was my last chance at applying. Good luck to everyone!

2 small publications, 5 conferences, professional work experience in my field related to research topic, 4x provincial awards + 5x internal awards

If you win, you deserve it! If you lose, it's arbitrary (or they don't like your research topic) : ) 

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51 minutes ago, CANADAMGMT said:

 16/20 SSHRC Fellowship

1. HOW DO WE ACCEPT THE AWARD?

2. Are SSHRC Doctoral Fellows on a waitlist for CGS-D? Has anyone ever moved up?

Instructions for how to accept the award are found here: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Guides-Guides/TriRTA-TriBFR_eng.asp

Basically you have to email your specific program contact (also listed on that page) confirming your acceptance and start date, etc.

Not sure about your second question -- maybe one of the more knowledgeable folks here can help you out.

Congrats on your award!!!

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Congratulations to all those who received, and solidarity and hugs to those who didn't. Reviewing this thread has made me feel so much better about my lack of success this round. Wanting to share my app in depth for those also seeking to make sense of how arbitrary this all seems to be.

I am a current MA student who applied through my institution where it was indicated I was in the 2% of top applicants (department members and institutional reps who help us review were convinced I would receive based on my application). I was applying for 1st Year PhD starting this fall (already accepted with institutional scholarship funding for three years.)

I was a 1st Year MA SSHRC recipient, have two provincial scholarships, multiple graduand awards from my undergraduate with Dean's List every year, and a major two-year institutional scholarship for my MA. I had a 4.0 undergrad GPA, and 92% for the current MA courses I was registered in when I was applying.

I have a strong work history (administrator prior to university education), lab and research experience. Only one solo-authored publication, but multiple team ones and nearly a dozen conference proceedings. Actively involved in my department and community as a volunteer with involvement on a variety of research projects. I am in good standing with my references (particular my supervisor who is constantly funded and on the SSHRC/CIHR "favorite" list).

I was declined - not even wait listed with a 14.85 from Committee Three.

I know the university where I am wanting to do my PhD is small so there are few allocations which may play a factor, but I was also offered MA SSHRC for all programs I applied to and my proposal was fairly similar (PhD is expanding on my MA findings I was funded for). My department has repeatedly indicated I am one of the strongest grad students in the college (which is why I keep winning the institutional scholarships) so we are thinking this was predominantly about the committee I had not liking or seeing the value in my proposed research. Also, I did have a minor medical disruption at the very beginning of my program so I have a withdrawn on my transcript so I am wondering if that is also a factor, here.

ALSO - goes without saying: to everyone following this thread, you are still an amazing scholar and junior researcher even if you didn't receive SSHRC! Getting to the point of even qualifying is huge, so sending solidarity to all those who ended up spending yesterday afternoon sad and disappointed (like me)! Keep going ‚̧ԳŹ

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15 hours ago, chopper.wife said:

I’m wondering the same thing... Someone in my cohort got the SSHRC doctoral, so my hopeful side is thinking maybe I got CGS-D and that’s why I haven’t heard back... or maybe I got neither and I’m holding on to a pipe dream haha

Any updates on this? Also holding onto this pipe dream with a death grip right now LOL

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15 hours ago, emerald_hedgehog said:

Hello! Longtime lurker, first time poster.

 

Also just got my rejection. Scored 14.53, committee 1 (art history). I'm a second-year MA, got into an American school for PhD, so this is my first time applying to SSHRC. I got CGS-M before and have 3 forthcoming peer-review publication (at the time of applying I listed only 2).

 

Am curious what others in my field/committee 1 got and congrats to everyone who was successful! Planning to reapply in the fall.

I was rejected with a 14.73. Committee 1 art history as well.

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4 minutes ago, PainResearcher said:

Congratulations to all those who received, and solidarity and hugs to those who didn't. Reviewing this thread has made me feel so much better about my lack of success this round. Wanting to share my app in depth for those also seeking to make sense of how arbitrary this all seems to be.

I am a current MA student who applied through my institution where it was indicated I was in the 2% of top applicants (department members and institutional reps who help us review were convinced I would receive based on my application). I was applying for 1st Year PhD starting this fall (already accepted with institutional scholarship funding for three years.)

I was a 1st Year MA SSHRC recipient, have two provincial scholarships, multiple graduand awards from my undergraduate with Dean's List every year, and a major two-year institutional scholarship for my MA. I had a 4.0 undergrad GPA, and 92% for the current MA courses I was registered in when I was applying.

I have a strong work history (administrator prior to university education), lab and research experience. Only one solo-authored publication, but multiple team ones and nearly a dozen conference proceedings. Actively involved in my department and community as a volunteer with involvement on a variety of research projects. I am in good standing with my references (particular my supervisor who is constantly funded and on the SSHRC/CIHR "favorite" list).

I was declined - not even wait listed with a 14.85 from Committee Three.

I know the university where I am wanting to do my PhD is small so there are few allocations which may play a factor, but I was also offered MA SSHRC for all programs I applied to and my proposal was fairly similar (PhD is expanding on my MA findings I was funded for). My department has repeatedly indicated I am one of the strongest grad students in the college (which is why I keep winning the institutional scholarships) so we are thinking this was predominantly about the committee I had not liking or seeing the value in my proposed research. Also, I did have a minor medical disruption at the very beginning of my program so I have a withdrawn on my transcript so I am wondering if that is also a factor, here.

ALSO - goes without saying: to everyone following this thread, you are still an amazing scholar and junior researcher even if you didn't receive SSHRC! Getting to the point of even qualifying is huge, so sending solidarity to all those who ended up spending yesterday afternoon sad and disappointed (like me)! Keep going ‚̧ԳŹ

Your track record is SUPER IMPRESSIVE and I'd definitely be interested in reading your work -- pain research is so fascinating!

I'm sorry you didn't get a SSHRC this time around but as you said, it's pretty freakin' arbitrary. I've heard of people submitting the same app two years in a row with virtually no changes and getting a score of 12/20 (no award) one year and 18/20 (award) the next. The scores also don't seem to be consistent year-to-year because last year people were getting scores of 15/20 and getting the CGS-D.

Good luck in your program!!

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Hey guys !

A big and honest congrats to everybody who got funded, it IS deserved and I hope you will celebrate :).

I got a 14.46/20, committee 3, and didn't get funded.

If you are curious : I have 3 published scientific papers and 6 published professional papers, 15+ scientific and professional conferences, 4 TAs and RAs, 7 doctoral grants, I was a semi-finalist for the Trudeau foundation scholarship, I have 7 years of professional experience in my field and have a GPA of 9.4/10. My research also falls under one of the SSHRC priorities.

If you ask me : I don't understand how the system worked this year. It makes no sense after reading some of your messages. If you did not get funded, do not let a biais system determined your worth as a researcher. Your research is valid and you are valid.

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Never posted before. Thought I'd share my results. 

Rejected with a 15.8 committee 1. 3 Publications, 2 forthcoming at time of app. First time application second year PHD. 

A lot of this seems fairly arbitrary. I believe someone earlier in this thread was in the same committee as me with a lower score. Must have something to do with the number of grants available per institution ? That's my theory. Seems like certain demographic-diversity factors also play into the selection process. IE along the lines of gender, race, age, etc... 

Would be nice if SSHRC just distributed grants directly to institutions and they could sort out the process themselves, conducting only one internal review. Would likely save us all a lot of time. 

Cheers everyone. Wishing you all a happy year to come ! 

 

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Hi all,

16.2/20; awarded Doctoral fellowship (x2 years $40k). 2nd application. Committee 2, Religious Studies. External applicant, UK.

Here are my details for those interested. Perhaps it can be of assistance to those applying again.

I am a mature student, having been working for 14 years before transitioning to PhD studies.

My first application (two years ago) did not make it past the first round. I had applied not yet having matriculated, with the same proposal, but this time my application was tweaked considerably.

Here are the differences that perhaps helped my application:

- I listed out all of my non-academic experience (though somewhat related), e.g. non-academic conferences and workshops, including my leadership and collaborative roles as a minister of religion

- I added two academic seminar papers (one "semi-referreed") unpublished, essentially a presentation of my research to date since my last application two years ago

- I tweaked my proposal, sharpening it and articulating where I currently stood in my research process, about midway. I also rewrote it (even more) in non-specialist language. Also, I rewrote it in more religiously accessible terms; I am working in the biblical studies field in Christian origins, but I couched the proposal more along the lines of ancient Jewish-Christian literature study.

- I 'name-dropped' my supervisor in the research proposal, who is an expert in my field

- strong reference letter from my supervisor

- explained how my work experience (for me, this was in the church and in my larger denomination) was relevant to and strengthened my application.

- explained what I thought were the 'anomalies' in my academic record, e.g. long completion time in my previous degree due to f/t work

Note that I don't have a particluarly outstanding academic background since I had not originally been gearing myself in this direction, ie no real publications or academic conferences except those I mentioned above. But I think my life / work experience and non-academic work helped supplement somewhat.

I was a bit disappointed when in the course of application one of my referrees (not my supervisor but a former Master's thesis supervisor) turned down my request for a letter, but I went on to my third choice and continued my application.

I don't think any appliction the second time around is "exactly the same" as the previous one, since you have at least a year of research and experience under your belt. That in itself demonstrates that you are more likely to make a significant research contribution, so don't be afraid to apply again if turned down the first time.

If I can score a SSHRC with my atypical academic background, then I think with hard work, most anyone can! Best of luck to everyone in the next round.

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I've been lurking here for awhile and have never posted before. But I thought I'd share my results. 

A little background: I'm a second year MA student, starting my PhD in the Fall. I don't have any publications but I have 2 conference presentations, I was an organizer for the student-run conference in my program, I'm also the equity officer for the program's graduate student association, as well as one of the MA representatives on the program's executive committee, and I've been a TA for a year and a half. Outside of my program, I was a research assistant and community liaison between a university archives centre and a historical society in the summer of 2019. I should also note that I received the CGS-M for this academic year as well as another award adjudicated by my program. I don't want to get into the specifics of my project but it's interdisciplinary and builds on the research I'm doing for my MA.

I was awarded a CSG-D, as a first time applicant with a score of 16.95/20 (committee 3) 

I didn't think I would get it but I'm relieved because I hate grant writing.

Congrats to anyone who received funding, and good luck to those who are still waiting for results or reapplying next year!

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5 minutes ago, _bibliomancy said:

I've been lurking here for awhile and have never posted before. But I thought I'd share my results. 

A little background: I'm a second year MA student, starting my PhD in the Fall. I don't have any publications but I have 2 conference presentations, I was an organizer for the student-run conference in my program, I'm also the equity officer for the program's graduate student association, as well as one of the MA representatives on the program's executive committee, and I've been a TA for a year and a half. Outside of my program, I was a research assistant and community liaison between a university archives centre and a historical society in the summer of 2019. I should also note that I received the CGS-M for this academic year as well as another award adjudicated by my program. I don't want to get into the specifics of my project but it's interdisciplinary and builds on the research I'm doing for my MA.

I was awarded a CSG-D, as a first time applicant with a score of 16.95/20 (committee 3) 

I didn't think I would get it but I'm relieved because I hate grant writing.

Congrats to anyone who received funding, and good luck to those who are still waiting for results or reapplying next year!

That's amazing! Congrats to you! I thought first years getting a CGS were just a myth but nice to see one in real life! haha. 

 

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1 minute ago, Generic_Applicant said:

That's amazing! Congrats to you! I thought first years getting a CGS were just a myth but nice to see one in real life! haha. 

 

I really didn't think it would happen but I know one other person who got it on their first round. I wish we got more insight into the scoring and what it actually means. 

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