How to show a project’s worth: Opinion

November 17, 2020
There are a variety of different ways to show a research project’s “significance” in order to win SSHRC funding, writes Letitia Henville. The author describes strategies for writing SSHRC project proposals that will show a project’s intellectual significance, social significance, cultural significance, and economic significance. The article also details how a well-written proposal can prove the significance of a project and the capability of the researcher. “Significance is a broad term, and stating that your work is generally important seems insufficient,” writes Henville. “If you can articulate one or more categories in which you seek to make a significant contribution or change, you’ll be more likely to persuade your reviewers that your work is worth funding.” University Affairs (International)