Tri-Council Workshop Series (8, 15, 22, 29 Sept)

Start date
September 8, 2022 at 6:15 pm
End date
September 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm
Core Competency
Career Development
Research Skills
Ellis Hall, Room 324

Applying for Tri-Council (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) funding or other fellowships/grants and looking for support? Join the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs for a four-part, in-person intensive workshop facilitated by Associate Deans Tara MacDonald and Christopher DeLuca.

These workshops will provide you with a guided, laddered approach to preparing your funding applications. Through these workshops you will:

  • Identify elements of a successful proposal
  • Learn techniques for persuasive and effective grant writing
  • Begin to draft your proposal
  • Engage in guided editing of your draft proposal

By the end of this series, you will have a strong draft of your proposal and the skills to support future applications. These workshops are suited to both students experienced in creating funding applications and those new to the craft of fellowship/grant writing.

Workshops Dates and Topics

Sept 8 @ 6:15-8:00pm: Mapping Your Application (guidelines, proposal structure, planning)

Sept 15 @ 5:30-8:30pm: Drafting Your Proposal (proposal components, samples, strategies)

Sept 22@ 5:30-8:30pm: Editing Your Proposal (structured, guided editing activities)

Sept 29@ 5:30-8:30pm: Finalizing Your Application (other application components)

*Note that students are expected to attend all four workshops and come prepared each week to engage in guided discussions and exercises, including peer-editing, and complete tasks between sessions.  

All workshops will occur in Ellis Hall, room 324.

 If you have any questions, please email Heather Merla (

Participants may also want to attend “Tips and Tricks on Scholarship Applications (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC, Vanier)” on September 8, 4:30-6:00pm as a preliminary step to the 4-part series. To learn more about the “Tips and Tricks” workshop, please register for that workshop here.