SSHRC Internal Research Grants

April 21, 2011

SSHRC Internal Research Awards are to support the cost of research initiatives in disciplines normally supported by SSHRC and are intended for research projects of modest scope. The competitions are for seed money, one-time requests, and projects of short duration. Applications may be made for new research initiatives. Requests for funds to supplement existing operating or research grants, to augment funds for larger projects (funded or applied for), or to attend conferences generally will not be accepted.

Amount: maximum $7,000 (over one year)

Deadlines: NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE IS NOW IN JULY
Associate Dean’s Office: July 4, 2011 (1-2 weeks prior if you wish feedback on your proposal – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Western: July 15, 2011

Eligibility: The Principal Investigator must hold an academic appointment with a significant research component at UWO and must be eligible to hold a research account.

Applications and Guidelines

Forms must be accompanied by a ROLA proposal.


SSHRC Internal Travel Fund

April 21, 2011

SSHRC Internal Conference Travel Awards are to enable faculty, academic librarians and post-doctoral fellows to take part in research-related meetings/conferences of major scholarly significance in disciplines normally supported by SSHRC. The program will fund participation in both regular international congresses and more narrowly focused conferences and seminars which take place more than (500 kilometers) from London, Ontario; applicants must be presenting a paper at the conference. Breadth of participation and decanal recommendation will be two major criteria for determining whether or not an award should be made.

Amount: $7,000 (maximum) The awards cover travel and subsistence costs only.

Deadlines: NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE IS NOW IN JULY
Associate Dean’s Office: July 4, 2011 (2-3 weeks prior if you wish feedback on your proposal – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Western: July 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

Eligibility: A Principal Investigator (PI) must hold an academic appointment with a significant research component at UWO and must be eligible to hold a research account

Timing of Conference: Conferences held within one year of the competition deadline or that take place no more than 3 months prior the deadline may be eligible. However, retroactive requests for conferences occurring prior to the deadline date for a particular competition will receive a lower priority.

Applications and Guidelines …

Forms must be accompanied by a ROLA proposal


Parents Reaching Out Grants – Ontario Ministry of Education

April 20, 2011

Children do better in school when their parents play an active role in their education. The Ontario government is helping more parents connect with their school community.

Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants can help you receive additional support for resources you need to become more involved in your children’s education.

There are two types of Parents Reaching Out grants:

Grants for schools are available to school councils only. School councils can apply for grants to help parents who may not be involved in their child’s education because of language barriers or unfamiliarity with Ontario’s education system.

Grants for regional/provincial projects are available to parent organizations and to school boards, non-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions working in partnership with parents.

The deadline for applications is May 13, 2011.

For more information on the program, please go to Parents Reaching Out Grants <http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/reaching.html> . You can also call the ministry to get more information:

*     Toronto: 416-325-2929

*     Toll-free: 1-800-387-5514

*     TTY: 1-800-263-2892

Questions? openlist@edu.gov.on.ca

or call 1-800-387-5514


Comparative & International Education – Dr. Regis Malet

April 20, 2011

Comparative and International Education Lecture Series presents

Dr. Regis Malet

Comparing politics of diversity:

A transatlantic perspective on educating and schooling

Thursday, April 28, 1 pm

Room 1010, Faculty of Education

Dr. Malet is currently Professor in Comparative education at the University of Lille, at the International Center for Educational Research in Lille (CIREL).  He is also the editor of Education Comparée (International Journal) and the Director of the Educational Studies Master Degree, in Lille.

 Refreshments will be served.


2nd Annual Research in Education Symposium

April 18, 2011

Graduate students in the Faculty of Education invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Research in Education Symposium from 4 to 8:30 PM on April 20, 2011. It is a showcase of the latest education research related to the fields of Gender, Equity, and Social Justice, Curriculum Studies, Educational Policy Studies and Educational Psychology.  The guest speaker is Dr. Steve Killip from Thames Valley District School Board.

2011 Symposium Postcard


SSHRC – Aid to Scholarly Journals Deadline Extended to June 30/11

April 13, 2011

The Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ) funding opportunity is now available through SSHRC’s website.

Deadline: Faculty of Education Associate Dean’s Office: At least 1 week before the Agency Deadline (2-3 weeks earlier if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: At least 3 days before the Agency Deadline
SSHRC: extended to June 30, 2011.(Results announced October 2011; funds released in February 2012)

Amount: up to $30,000 per year for 3 years

Description: Through the Aid to Scholarly Journals funding opportunity, SSHRC will contribute to the broad dissemination and impact of original research results in social science and humanities scholarship through Canadian scholarly journals. The funding opportunity will also assist journals as they seek to take advantage of advances in communication technologies. Funds will be awarded to help defray the costs of publishing scholarly articles, to assist with distribution costs, and to support journal organizations in their transitions to digital media.

Eligibility of Journal: For this competition, a scholarly journal is defined as a peer-reviewed academic publication that disseminates the results of original scholarship. Subscription-based journals, journals using an open-access business model, and journals using a “moving wall” arrangement to provide delayed open access are eligible for support.

NOTES: The application is now entirely electronic, so please read all instructions carefully to become familiar with the new process.

While the ASJ application form itself will see only minor changes since the previous competition, important policy changes have been implemented since the 2008 round.

The funding opportunity details  changes on SSHRC’s website. If you haven’t already done so, SSHRC urges urge you to learn about important eligibility policy changes since the previous competition. Highlights of the changes are:

Institutional Eligibility:  In line with all other SSHRC funding opportunities and in accordance with federal laws and policies regarding grants, all applicants (including current award-holders) to the 2011 Aid to Scholarly Journals funding opportunity will now be required to administer their ASJ grant funds through an eligible post-secondary institution or other eligible organization (e.g., journal, association or press). The University of Western Ontario is an eligible institution.

Another new policy feature is the updated Guidelines for the Eligibility of Journal Subject Matter.

SSHRC staff can offer prospective applicants advice regarding the eligibility of a journal’s subject matter prior to the deadline. (Please see the funding opportunity description for details.)

Please review the funding opportunity description carefully for other changes (e.g., the policy-related alterations regarding release time stipends and the one-year transition grant as well as the modification to the definition of an article).

The contact person for questions relating specifically to the funding opportunity:

Bryde Kelly, Program Officer
SSHRC
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, ON  K1P 6G4
Tel.: 613-947-2060
Fax: 613-992-7635
Email: Bryde.Kelly@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


Jacobs Foundation

April 5, 2011

The Jacobs Foundation wants to unlock young people’s potential and help them to become productive and socially responsible members of society. The foundation seeks cutting-edge research into the factors which influence an adolescent’s personal and professional development.

The Jacobs Foundation rarely considers unsolicited applications and spontaneous project proposals. Most of their projects are developed in close cooperation with partners that they have actively identified. However, if you believe that your research or activities match the Foundation’s approach and priorities very closely, you may send a preliminary project proposal.

In the field of Productive Youth Development, the Jacobs Foundation has current priorities:

  • Capitalizing on migration and the integration of youngsters with migrant backgrounds.
  • Improving learning contexts, including institutional dimensions of learning, all-day learning, out of school learning and integrative approaches to learning.
  • Economic dimensions of Productive Youth Development: macro and microeconomic effects

Within this context, the following aspects are of particular interest:

  • developmental perspectives
  • transitions in life
  • preventative inter-mediate measures
  • learning methods, such as formal and non-formal learning
  • cultural contexts and values
  • skills and social responsibility
  • peace, inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue

More information and preliminary application…


Comparative and International Education Lecture Series

April 4, 2011

The Education-Social Class Nexus: Beyond Methodological Nationalism

Dr. Jane Kenway
Monash University, Australia

Thursday, April 14
2:00 p.m.
Faculty of Education Building, Room 1010

Refreshments will be served.

Many empirical and conceptual studies of the nexus between school education and social class are conducted within the framework of the nation state and arguably suffer from methodological nationalism, wherein the nation-state is equated with society (Chernilo, 2006). This paper shows how a multi-national, multi-sited global ethnography, has the potential to produce insights into the education/class nexus that studies confined within methodologically nationalist approaches are unable to provide. Because a single and bounded sense of place has traditionally been understood as constituting ‘the field’, ethnography is often seen as unable to deal with the multiple fields, scales and mobilities associated with globalisation. However developments in ethnographic methodology have challenged such suppositions and provided alternative ethnographic practices (Kenway, et al 2006). With reference to a major research project on elite schools and global elite formation, this paper highlights the benefits of employing a global ethnographic methodology. It shows how such methodology enables the production of comparative and synthesizing statements about elite schools and their client groupings in different nations and in relation to globalising trends and thus enables new insights about the education/social class nexus that are in tune with the complex configurations of national/global relations.


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