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Using the headings below and a maximum of five pages, describe your relevant contributions to applied research, innovation, knowledge mobilization and/or translation, and to the training of students and other trainees.

1. Most significant contributions to applied research, innovation, knowledge mobilization and/or translation

List up to five of your most significant and relevant contributions to applied research, innovation, knowledge mobilization and/or knowledge translation (i.e., patents, programs, policies, codes, etc.). For each, describe the influence in terms of significance to, and use by, end users and other researchers. If the contribution was made as part of a research collaboration or partnership, describe your role in the collaboration. Significant contributions will be considered from engineering, health, humanities, natural and social sciences.

2. Research contributions

List additional relevant research contributions1, starting each entry on a new line. List the subject of the project and the total dollar cost, if applicable. If the project was performed in collaboration or with partners, indicate your contribution and the nature of the partnership(s). Describe the key objectives/achievements of the project. These can be projects in a college, company, university, not-for-profit, government or community. Examples include:

  • technology, product and/or process development
  • program, policy, and/or service development
  • creative outputs (artistic creations, exhibitions, performances, presentations, and film, video and audio recordings)
  • course or educational product development
  • Indigenous community products or services addressing communities' goals and needs
  • public lectures, conferences, workshops and seminars
  • technology transfer and commercialization, including spin-off companies
  • participation in industrially relevant R&D activities
  • patents and copyrights (e.g., software); for each, provide the following information:
    • date filed and date awarded
    • country or countries of issue
    • name(s) of joint inventor(s)
    • title and brief description
    • patent/copyright number

3. Other evidence of impact and contributions

List other activities and accomplishments that demonstrate the impact of your work. These may include:

  • awards received
  • membership on committees, boards, or policy-making bodies
  • consulting activities
  • public awareness/education
  • incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems, language, culture and experiences into postsecondary institutions
  • involvement in equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • role in developing collaborations
  • prestigious invited lectures
  • research fellowships
  • any other activities or information that will help committees evaluate your contributions to, and impact on innovation in social and/or natural sciences, humanities, engineering, and/or health, including interdisciplinary research

4. Contributions to the training of students and other talent

Describe your contributions to the training of students2 and other trainees (e.g., interns, university and/or graduate students, technical or research assistants). For example, describe your role in capstone projects, supervising and/or mentoring trainees, efforts to promote an equitable, diverse and inclusive training environment, or other concentrated training activities that lead to trainees acquiring skills and work experience sought by partner and community-based organizations.

5. Publications (if applicable)

Provide a list of publications relevant to your most important contributions. For published contributions, list the full authorship as it appears in the original publication; the year, title, name and volume of the publication; and the first and last page numbers. For publications in press, indicate the date of acceptance. Do not include publications in preparation. List the sources of funding for each contribution and use parentheses to indicate the primary one. Clarify your role in multi-authored papers. Relevant publications could include:

  • reports, policy papers, briefs and other disseminations
  • refereed contributions (books, book chapters, articles in journals, conference proceedings)
  • book reviews, published reviews of work, public lectures
  • trade publications, business news
  • blogs, podcasts and other forms of social media

Provide details, as appropriate, on the contributions listed in this section. Such details may include:

  • the impact or potential impact of the contribution
  • the significance of the contribution
  • a list of collaborators and their institutions
  • the nature of collaborations with other researchers
  • the rationale or practice used for:
    • the order of authors in the publications listed
    • the inclusion of students in the list of authors
  • your role in joint publications
  • the reason for selecting certain journals for publications, particular features of the journals (e.g., target audiences, review procedures)
  • original research reported in books or technical reports

6. Circumstances affecting research activity (if applicable)

Describe and give dates for any circumstances you wish to explain that affected the progress of your research activity (e.g., teaching responsibilities, parental leave, bereavement, single parent situations, illness, leave taken for family-related illness, extraordinary administrative duties, delays related to COVID-19 or other circumstances).


1 Note that publications are to be listed in section 5. Publications

2 For CCIP grants, college students are considered students while enrolled in a pedagogical program offered by the college and one semester post-program completion.