There will be an online information session on January 20, 2016 for those who plan to submit a Letter of Intent for the CANSSI Collaborative Research Team (CRT) projects. If you’d like to take part in this session, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org before January 5, 2016. That will allow enough time to make sure your institution is set up for the information session. Please note that participation in this session is not a requirement for submission of a Letter of Intent. This session is for those who want to know more about the application process or have questions about the CRTs.
A proposed project should have a significant component which is NSERC‐fundable in the sense of developing new statistical science methodology, or applying methods in an innovative way to an NSERC funded discipline. It should be suitable for a three-year agenda, where the first and third years would feature organizational and dissemination workshops respectively. There should be roles for interns and/or student trainees in each of the project years, and a project could include support for postdoctoral fellows.
The funding from CANSSI for a Collaborative Research Team Project would be approximately $180,000 over the three years. This would provide partial support for trainees, travel for collaboration, and workshops. It is expected that at least 60% of the CANSSI portion of the project funding would support trainees at the undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral levels.
Projects in application areas and in the core of the statistical sciences will be considered. The evaluation criteria will be the strength of the proposal, the importance of the research to science and the public interest, the excellence of the researchers, the potential for leverage of CANSSI funds, the sustainability of the collaboration, the national scope of the project, the potential for development of international collaboration, and the likely effectiveness of the team structure.