Completing the Common CV (CCV)

To produce a CCV:

  1. Go to the CCV website and "Login".
  2. Under "CV", select "Funding", then select Vanier-Banting from the "Funding Source" dropdown box , select Vanier-Banting Academic from the "CV Type" dropdown box then click "Load".
  3. Enter all the relevant and necessary data in the CV sections shown. A validation will automatically be performed and errors, if any, will be displayed.
  4. Review the CCV data online via a preview of the .pdf.
  5. Once complete, click on "Submit".
  6. Record the confirmation number that is displayed with the status message (this can also be found under the "History" tab and at the top right corner of the CCV .pdf).
  7. Enter the confirmation number under the "Identify Participants" section in the ResearchNet application.
  8. If you must make changes to an already completed CCV, applicants/nominees must repeat the steps above and record the new confirmation number.

Note: During peak periods, there can be a delay between the time that you submit the CCV and when ResearchNet is able to validate it. It is highly recommended that you submit your CCV well in advance of the competition deadline.

Important Common CV information for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (Banting PDF) programs

In addition to the instructions in the CCV, here are instructions specific to the Vanier CGS and Banting PDF programs. The CCV template provides important information to reviewers for the review of each application/nomination. The numerous fields are meant to capture information from different fields of research and for various funding opportunities. Do not feel obligated to complete every CCV field.

Since creating a CCV is a personal endeavor, the applicant is the best person to determine under which section specific information should be listed and what type of information will positively impact an application.

CCV Entry Limits

For the section "Contributions" the limit of entries for each sub-section are as follows:

The following sections have a limit of 5 entries per sub-section:

There are no limits for other sections of the CCV.

Information on frequently asked questions

  1. Section "Education", sub-section "Degrees"
    • Every degree (Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral) must be recorded in the CCV, whether it is completed or in progress, including degrees from which you have withdrawn and courses completed outside of a degree.
    • If you have been or will be fast-tracked to a doctoral program, you should record your master's and doctoral studies separately as outlined below:
      • Master's studies
        1. Enter your master's information.
        2. Select In progress as the Degree status.
        3. Enter the Degree start date.
        4. Do not enter any information in the following fields:
          1. Degree received date
          2. Degree expected date
        5. Click Done.
      • Doctoral studies
        1. Enter your doctoral degree information.
        2. Select In progress as the Degree status.
        3. Enter the Degree start date.
        4. Click Done.
    • If you have been or will be pursuing a combined program, record each "level of study" separately; in the case of an MD/PhD program, for example, create one entry selecting the Degree type bachelor's, and one entry selecting the Degree type doctoral, and follow these steps for each entry:
      • Enter your degree information.
      • Enter the same degree name (for example, "MD/PhD").
      • Select In progress as the Degree status.
      • Enter the same degree start date.
      • Do not enter a degree received date.
      • Click Done.
  2. Section "Education", sub-section "Credentials"
    • This section is designed to list all relevant qualifications (i.e., any designation earned to ensure qualification to perform a job or task such as a certification, an accreditation, a designation, certificates or diplomas gained from seminars, etc.).
    • If there are none, leave this section blank.
  3. Section "Recognitions"
    • Any training awards, honors, distinctions, prizes, acknowledgements, top-up awards and citations that the applicant/nominee received (competitive or not, monetary or not, declined ..etc) must be entered here. (e.g.: Canada Graduate Scholarship, Dean's list, etc.)
      • In the Recognition Name field (limited to 250 characters, including spaces), enter from which channel the recognition was obtained (competitive process or not), and from which source (Federal, Provincial, Non-Profit organizations, etc..). If the recognition was declined, it should also be indicated.
  4. Section "Employment", sub-section "Academic Work Experience"
    • List any work performed whereby the applicant/nominee received compensation for work. If this entry stems from work on a grant, only list work for which the applicant/nominee was not formally listed on the grant (i.e., not listed as: co-applicant, co-investigator, co-knowledge user, collaborator, decision maker, policy maker, principal applicant, principal investigator or principal knowledge user).
    • If there are none, leave this section blank.
  5. Section "Employment", sub-section "Affiliations"
    • List the primary affiliation at time of application. To do so, you must indicate "yes" under the Primary Record field in the CCV for the current affiliation.
    • If there are none, leave this section blank.
  6. Section "Research Funding History"
    • This list should only include research funding entries whereby the applicant/nominee was formally recorded as co-applicant, co-investigator, co-knowledge user, collaborator, decision maker, policy maker, principal applicant, principal investigator or principal knowledge user.
    • The information in this section should not duplicate information included elsewhere in the CCV (e.g. awards such as Canada Graduate Scholarships- Master’s award and Canada Graduate Scholarships- Doctoral awards or any other type of federal or non-federal awards should be listed in Recognitions and not in this section).
    • If there are none, leave this section blank.

For the following sections, entries should be significant and relevant to your Banting PDF/Vanier CGS proposal and your professional intent. They should provide evidence of leadership qualities and potential. There is a limit on the number of entries allowed for each sub-section. If there are no contributions to add to a section, leave it blank. Do not repeat entries.

  1. Section "Contributions"

    The agencies are signatories of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which “recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of research are evaluated”. Applicants are encouraged to highlight a range of contributions (e.g., research publications, reports, books, guidelines, datasets, code, tools, standards, software, and commercialized products). Reviewers are asked to avoid using journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors, as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research publications. As stated in DORA, the “scientific content of a paper is much more important than publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which it was published”.

    1. Sub-Section "Publications"
      • Only include publications that have been accepted or are in press. Do not include publications in preparation or submitted (unless available in a recognized scientific public archive).
      • In sub-section "Journal articles", clearly identify in the title if the publication stems from original research or if it is a review, a letter to the editor etc. (e.g. ‘Original Research: Title XXX’).
      • If the abstract of a poster from a conference was published in a conference journal, it should be listed under the sub-section entitled "Conference Publications".
      • Page ranges for publications must indicate the page numbers from the start of the publication to the end of the publication (e.g. if a journal is 150 pages long and the publication starts at page 20 and ends at page 47, then the page range will be pp. 20‑47).
      • Thesis should be included under sub-section "Thesis/Dissertations".
    2. Sub-Section "Artistic Contributions"
      • In the "Description / Contribution Value" textbox, identify the type of review that led to the presentation of this work (e.g. jury review, commissioned work, etc.) and describe the scope and significance of each entry (e.g. in which exhibitions did the work appear? how often was it performed and by whom?).
    3. Sub-section "Presentations"
      • Clearly identify the type of presentation and only include entries where you were the presenter.
      • Conference poster presentations should be listed under this sub-section. Clearly identify in the title that it is a poster presentation (e.g. ‘Poster Presentation: Title XXX'). If the abstract was published in a conference journal, it should be listed under the sub-section entitled “Conference Publications” found under the “Publication” section.
  2. Section "Intellectual Property"
    • Include details for patents and intellectual property rights for technology transfer, products and services. Do not include publications in this section. Descriptions might include the title, patents or intellectual property rights number and date, country(ies) of issue, the name of the inventors, as well as relevance or impact of the stated item.
  3. Section "Activities"
    • For each activity listed, you must define your role;
    • The activities defined in this section may include both academic and non-academic achievements, and their impacts.
    1. Sub-section "Supervisory Activities"
      • Entries in this sub-section should only include those activities for which the supervision was done in an official capacity. Mentoring activities should be entered in Sub-section "Advisory Activities".
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