Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research

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October 2010 Competition

Objectives
Description
Value and Duration
Eligibility
Evaluation and Adjudication
Administrative Regulations
More Information


Objectives

The purpose of this fellowship is to support research, preferably of a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary nature, and to develop Canadian expertise in the field of human rights, with emphasis on themes and issues relevant to the Canadian human rights scene.


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Description

The Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research supports research in all areas of humanities and social sciences, including journalism and law. Preference is given to multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research projects.


Value and Duration

One non-renewable fellowship, tenable for 12 months in Canada, is awarded every year. The award consists of a $45,000 stipend plus $10,000 for research and research-related travel expenses. Note that awards must be taken up between April 1 and October 1 of the year for which they are awarded.


Eligibility

Applicants

Applicants must be affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution. Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of proven research experience in their field, as this fellowship is not intended for scholars just beginning their research careers. Accordingly, this award may not be used to complete the requirements for a degree program. Please note that applicants, and anyone else participating in any capacity in the proposed project, must not be under SSHRC sanction for financial or research misconduct.

Institutions

Institutions that propose to administer any fellowship awarded under this program must meet the requirements for the management of SSHRC funds and hold or obtain institutional eligibility.


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Evaluation and Adjudication

The Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research is awarded through a competitive process. Applications are evaluated by a multidisciplinary selection committee comprising experts from the research community.

Every effort is made to secure at least two external written assessments of each application before it is adjudicated by the committee. The adjudication committee considers, but is not bound by, the judgements of the external assessors. The committee recommends to SSHRC which applicant should receive the fellowship. This recommendation is subject to approval by SSHRC.

Applicants receive copies of all information used to make a decision, including external written assessments and/or the committee deliberations relating to their application. If they are unsuccessful, they may submit a new application in a subsequent competition.

Applications are evaluated using these criteria:

  • the academic achievement, experience, publication record and research aptitude of the applicant; and
  • the quality of the proposed research project.

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Administrative Regulations

Applicants must comply with SSHRC's Regulations Governing Grant Applications and with the regulations set out in the Grant Holder's Guide. In particular, the Financial Administration section of the Guide gives detailed information on eligible and ineligible expenses.


More Information

For further information about the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research, please contact:

Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research
Fellowships and Institutional Grants Division
SSHRC
350 Albert Street
P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4

Tel.: 613-943-7777
Fax: 613-943-1329
Email: fellowships@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca