Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grants and Scholarships (voted)

Start date: 1978

End date: No end date

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2011-12

Strategic Outcome:
1.0: Canada is a world leader in social sciences and humanities research and research training

Program:
1.1 Talent: attraction, retention and development of students and researchers in the social sciences and humanities
1.2 Insight: new knowledge in the social sciences and humanities
1.3 Connection: mobilization of social sciences and humanities knowledge

Description: This transfer payment program (TPP) consists of grants and scholarships awarded for research, talent development and research dissemination activities in the social sciences and humanities.

Expected results:

  • SSHRC-funded scholarship and fellowship recipients are employed in positions of leadership, research and management in Canada and internationally.
  • Canada builds research excellence and research capacity by attracting, developing and retaining world-class social sciences and humanities researchers in Canadian institutions.
  • SSHRC funds excellent social sciences and humanities researchers and new scholars.
  • New and enhanced research knowledge is created.
  • Additional funding is leveraged to advance research, build capacity and increase intersectoral understanding among partners.
  • Partners and researchers benefit from linkages and mobilizing knowledge within and across their respective sectors.
  • Additional funding is leveraged to mobilize knowledge in the social sciences and humanities.

  ($ millions)*
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Grants 243.4 238 238 238.3
Total Contributions
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 243.4 238 238 238.3

* These figures do not include operating expenses.


Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

  • Summative Cluster Evaluation of the SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG) and Aid to Small Universities (ASU) Programs: 2010-11
  • Tenth-Year Evaluation of the Canada Research Chairs Program: 2010-11
  • Summative Evaluation of the Standard Research Grants and Research Development Initiatives Programs: 2010-11
  • Summative Evaluation of the Postdoctoral Fellowships Program: 2011-12
  • Summative Evaluation of Prizes and Special Research Fellowships: 2011-12
  • Knowledge Mobilization Summative Cluster Evaluation: 2012-13

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships Evaluation: 2014-15
  • SSHRC Institutional Research Capacity Grants Evaluation: 2014-15
  • Evaluation of the Canada Research Chairs Program: 2015-16
  • Individual, Team and Partnership Grants Evaluation: 2015-16

General Targeted Recipient Group: Persons (students, researchers), non-profit organizations (charities, foundations, non-governmental organizations, universities and research institutions)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: A variety of engagement initiatives (webinars, site visits, telephone, email, online forums) are used as part of the regular competition cycle in order to give applicants and recipients opportunities to seek and receive information and to provide feedback on service delivery.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Graduate Scholarships (voted)

Start date: 2003

End date: No end date

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2008-09

Strategic Outcome:
1.0: Canada is a world leader in social sciences and humanities research and research training

Program:
1.1 Talent: attraction, retention and development of students and researchers in the social sciences and humanities

Description: This transfer payment program supports doctoral students and master’s students in the social sciences and humanities.

Expected results:

  • Students have increased incentives to enroll in graduate studies in Canada.
  • Students have increased incentives to complete studies in a timely manner.
  • Students receive high-quality research training.

  ($ millions)*
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Grants 69 69 69 69
Total Contributions
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 69 69 69 69

* These figures do not include operating expenses.


Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

  • Evaluation of the Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Program: 2008-09

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

  • Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (CGS) Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group: Other (students)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: A variety of engagement initiatives (webinars, site visits, telephone, email, online forums) are used as part of the regular competition cycle in order to give applicants and recipients opportunities to seek and receive information and to provide feedback on service delivery.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (voted)

Start date: 2008

End date: No end date

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2008-09

Strategic Outcome:
1.0: Canada is a world leader in social sciences and humanities research and research training

Program:
1.1 Talent: attraction, retention and development of students and researchers in the social sciences and humanities

Description: SSHRC’s portion of this tri-agency class grant transfer payment program provides financial support to Canadian and international students who have achieved outstanding success in their studies and will pursue a doctoral program at a Canadian university in an area of the social sciences and humanities.

Expected results:

  • Canadian universities have enhanced capacity to attract and retain the best and brightest doctoral students.
  • Vanier social sciences and humanities graduates have the potential to become leaders in Canada and abroad.

  ($ millions)*
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Grants 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3
Total Contributions
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 8.3 8.3  8.3 8.3

* These figures do not include operating expenses.


Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group: Persons (students)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: A variety of engagement initiatives (webinars, site visits, telephone, email, online forums) are used as part of the regular competition cycle in order to give applicants and recipients opportunities to seek and receive information and to provide feedback on service delivery.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Indirect Costs of Research (voted)

Start date: 2003

End date: No end date

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2009-10

Strategic Outcome:
2.0: Canada has the institutional capacity to enable research and research-related activities in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering and health

Program:
2.1 Indirect Costs of Research

Description: This transfer payment program supports a portion of the indirect costs associated with the conduct of academic research in institutions that receive research grant funds from any of the three federal research granting agencies. Grants are awarded to eligible institutions using a progressive funding formula based on the average revenues from research grants received from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and SSHRC.

Expected results:

  • Universities and colleges have the necessary resources to host world-class research and enable knowledge mobilization.

  ($ millions)*
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Grants 331.7 332.4 332.4 332.4
Total Contributions
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 331.7 332.4 332.4 332.4

* These figures do not include operating expenses.


Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

  • Evaluation of the Tri-Agency Indirect Costs Program: 2008-09

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

  • Indirect Costs Program Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group: Non-profit organizations (universities and research institutions, colleges)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: A variety of engagement initiatives (webinars, site visits, telephone, email, online forums) are used in order to give applicants and recipients opportunities to seek and receive information and to provide feedback on service delivery.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Networks of Centres of Excellence (voted)

Start date: 1997

End date: No end date

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2008-09

Strategic Outcome:
1.0: Canada is a world leader in social sciences and humanities research and research training

Program:
1.3 Connection: mobilization of social sciences and humanities knowledge

Description: This federal class grant transfer payment program is administered jointly by the three federal research granting agencies in partnership with Industry Canada. It supports research in complex areas of critical importance to Canadian universities and hospitals working with the private and public sectors. The networks funded through this program are multidisciplinary and multisectoral partnerships that stimulate leading-edge, internationally competitive research in areas critical to Canadian economic and social development.

Expected results:

  • Linkages and partnerships result in the transfer and use of knowledge with economic or societal benefits to Canada.

  ($ millions)*
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Grants 10.2 8.9 8.9 8.9
Total Contributions
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 10.2 8.9 8.9 8.9

* These figures do not include operating expenses.


Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

  • Summative Evaluation of the Networks of Centres of Excellence—New Initiatives: 2009-10

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

  • Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group: Non-profit organizations (universities and research institutions)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: A variety of engagement initiatives (webinars, site visits, telephone, email, online forums) are used as part of each competition cycle in order to give applicants and recipients opportunities to seek and receive information and to provide feedback on service delivery.

 

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (voted)

Start date: 2007-08

End date: No end date

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2012-13

Strategic Outcome:
1.0: Canada is a world leader in social sciences and humanities research and research training

Program:
1.3 Connection: mobilization of social sciences and humanities knowledge

Description: SSHRC’s portion of the tri-agency class grant Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program supports the operation of commercialization and/or research centres that bring together people, services and infrastructure to maximize the benefits of the government’s investments in skills and research and to encourage greater private sector investment in science and technology, in areas of the social sciences and humanities.

Expected results:

  • Centres are of a sufficient scale and focus to position Canada at the forefront of international research breakthroughs that will yield economic, social or environmental benefits to Canadians.
  • Capacity is enhanced by drawing on existing research strengths, infrastructure, networks and funding sources.
  • Top research talent (including postgraduate and postdoctoral students) is attracted from around the world.
  • High-quality postgraduate and postdoctoral training is provided in innovative and internationally competitive research.
  • New opportunities are opened up for Canadian researchers and firms to access world-class research equipment, facilities and networks.
  • Relationships are developed with major international centres and research programs.
  • Companies are created, grown and retained in Canada that are able to capture new markets with breakthrough innovations.
  • Commercialization is accelerated for leading-edge technologies, goods and services in priority areas where Canada can significantly advance its competitive advantage.
  • Capacity is enhanced by drawing on existing commercialization strengths, infrastructure, networks and funding sources.
  • Investment is attracted, including foreign direct investment and venture capital.
  • Top talent is attracted and retained, including internationally recognized business leaders.
  • Domestic collaboration is strengthened to address significant research challenges and ensure that benefits spill over to a wide array of firms, sectors and regions of the country.
  • Canada is branded as the host of internationally recognized centres of excellence in commercialization of research results.

  ($ millions)*
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Grants 6.9 3.3 0 0
Total Contributions
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 6.9 3.3 0 0

* These figures do not include operating expenses.


Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2011-12

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2016-17

General Targeted Recipient Group: Industry-related, Non-profit organizations.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: A variety of engagement initiatives (webinars, site visits, telephone, email, online forums) are used as part of each competition cycle in order to give applicants and recipients opportunities to seek and receive information and to provide feedback on service delivery.




Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date Type of TP, G or C
Forecast
Spending*
2013-14
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence Fund large-scale collaborative research networks that bring a wide range of research expertise to bear on specific challenges identified by an industrial sector. N/A G 1.0 2012-13 Industry-related
College and Community Innovation Provide funding to colleges to strengthen their applied research capacity, and to carry out applied research and technology transfer activities in one area where the college has recognized expertise and that meets local or regional needs. N/A G 0.3 N/A Non-profit organiza­tions (colleges)
Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges Support applied research leaders and the development of business-focused applied research programs at colleges. N/A G 0.1 N/A Non-profit organiza­tions (colleges)

* These figures do not include operating expenses.