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Managing Your Author Identity: Canadian Common CV

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CCV Pros and Cons


  • The CCV allows you to use one CV for several major funding course applications
  • Your CCV is secure and private, only to be shared to funding institutitons upon your request


  • Citations and other information must be entered manually within very specific parameters

Additional CCV Resources

What is the Canadian Common CV?

The Canadian Common CV (CCV) is a standardized curriculum vitae used to apply to a growing number of funding organizations across Canada (currently 22), including the three federal research funding agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

The CCV allows applicants to maintain all their CV data in a single, centralized Canadian repository. Data that can be added to the CCV include, but are not limited to:

  • Education
  • Employment history
  • Research funding history
  • Activities (e.g. teaching, community, surpervisory)
  • Contributions (e.g. presentations, publications, performances)

Getting Started...

A step-by-step guide to creating your Canadian Common CV is available on the SSHRC website.

  1. To begin creating your CCV, go to: Select English
  2. Click the Login tab at the top of the page. Then, if you are a new user, click Register
  3. Complete all mandatory fields (marked with an *) of the User Registration Personal Information page, Click Next
  4. You have now created a CCV account! Log in to get started.

Once you have your CCV

The CCV is often created with the intention to apply for grant funding from an organization which requires the submission of a CCV. Different funding organizations may require different fields from the CCV to be filled. Adding content to the "Generic CV" will help you have an already completed funding CV when you intend to submit a grant application.  

Click on CV > Generic to display the Generic CV.