This is a one-time call for proposals. Public Outreach opportunities will be updated in 2012 under SSHRC’s Program Architecture Renewal.
The Public Outreach Grants: Workshops and Conferences funding opportunity supports knowledge mobilization events directed primarily to non-academic audiences. See below for supported events under this opportunity.
Faculty of Education Assoc Dean’s Office: 1 week before agency deadline (if you wish feedback on your application please submit 2-3 weeks early to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: At least 3 days before agency deadline
SSHRC: November 28, 2011
Applicants must situate their proposals within one of three funding levels: under $50,000, $50,000 to $100,000, and over $100,000.
Description: Public Outreach Grants are designed to mobilize and/or leverage existing and ongoing research in the social sciences and humanities for a range of audiences beyond academia. Through this funding opportunity, SSHRC encourages researchers to find effective ways to disseminate, transfer, exchange, synthesize and broker research results to wider audiences.
- Workshops: Smaller, invitational, interactive events that link researcher(s) and target audience(s). Applicants are encouraged to produce a concrete deliverable where appropriate (synthesis, report, policy document, etc.).
- Conferences: Larger, possibly interactive, open events that link target audience(s) and researcher(s). Applicants are encouraged to produce a concrete deliverable where appropriate (synthesis, report, policy document, etc.).
- Innovation forums: A new initiative from SSHRC, innovation forums are brainstorming events that: a) are short, small in scope and intensive; b) include participants from both academic and non-academic sectors; and c) use interactive, facilitated formats organized around setting new research agendas and/or developing new research questions or methodologies.
- Summer institutes: Drawn from the Image, Text, Sound and Technology funding opportunity, a summer institute is an intensive, short, interactive event that facilitates the mobilization of cutting-edge digital media technologies and skills to researchers, students and other audiences where appropriate.
NOTE: Public Outreach Grants are not intended to support traditional means of dissemination to the research community (such as academic conferences).
Applicants cannot submit an application to the Public Outreach Grants: Workshops and Conferences funding opportunity and the Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences funding opportunity in the same calendar year.
Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible to hold a research grant at Western.
Full Applications are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA proposal.
Workshops and Conferences – Guidelines and application forms are not yet available but should be posted soon.