SSHRC – Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada

February 25, 2009

The application form and instructions for SSHRC’s Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada fund are now available.  

Deadlines:  
Faculty of Education Associate Dean’s Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline (2-3 weeks if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
UWO Internal: no less than 3 days prior to agency deadline
SSHRC: May 1, 2009 (for a decision end of June 2009)

Value:
Workshops – Up to $25,000 for 1 year
Conferences – Up to $50,000 for 1 year

Description: The broad purpose of this program is to support workshops and conferences held in Canada that will facilitate the transfer of research results within and between disciplines and among Canadian and international researchers. Grants are available to help defray the costs of organizing workshops and conferences. Eligible expenses include administrative costs, travel and subsistence fees (but not honoraria), and the publication of workshop and conference proceedings.

***Workshops and conferences are to be held within 12 months following the announcement of the competition results.

For the purposes of this program, the term conference is defined as a special event that (a) focuses on one or more distinct themes in the social sciences or humanities and that (b) is open to Canadian and international researchers as well as students, both graduate and, where appropriate, undergraduate.

The term workshop is defined as a small, closed invitational event, of 30 or fewer participants, the object of which is to (a) develop a particular research agenda or delineate specific research questions and needs and (b) to produce a concrete deliverable (such as a book or a policy position paper).

Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant and Associate Dean Signatures).

More information and applications…

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SSHRC – International Opportunities Fund

February 25, 2009

The application form and instructions for SSHRC’s International Opportunities Fund are not yet now available but if you are interested in this opportunity you may want to get started.  

Deadlines:  
Faculty of Education Dean’s Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline (2-3 weeks if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Western: no less than 3 days prior to agency deadline.
SSHRC: May 8, 2009 (for a decision in September 2009)

Value:
Development Grants – Up to $25,000 for up to 1 year
Project Grants – Up to $75,000 for up to 1 year

Description: The International Opportunities Fund offers important opportunities to advance Canadian research and promote it internationally; supports collaborative research activities that further the goals of SSHRC’s international policy and strategy; and enables researchers to take advantage of international collaborative opportunities in a timely and flexible manner.

Development Grants support developmental activities—such as workshops, seminars, and planning meetings—that are expected to lead to significant international collaboration;

Project Grants help secure Canadian participation or leadership in current or planned international research initiatives or networks.

NOTE: The program is not intended to support activities that can be funded through other available SSHRC programs.

Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant and Associate Dean Signatures).

Application and instructions…


SSHRC – Research Development Initiatives

February 19, 2009

The application form for SSHRC’s Research Development Initiatives  is now available.  

Deadlines:  
Faculty of Education Dean’s Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline (2-3 weeks if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
UWO Internal: no less than 3 days prior to agency deadline.
SSHRC: April 7, 2009 (for a decision end of July 2009)

Value: Up to $40,000 for up to 2 years

Description: The objective of the program is to support innovative research in its initial stages that will lead to the development of mature research projects. Proposals should not be full-fledged, stand-alone projects that aim at advanced research results. RDI RDI grants are not intended to support ongoing programs of research. Applicants must clearly distinguish their RDI project from previous or ongoing research. The proposal should address and develop a distinct, delimited research issue, present clearly defined plans for the research, and propose a budget that is fully justified by those plans.

The program supports research activities which can lead to the development of innovative programs of research. These activities may include intellectual exchanges, critical analyses, research collaboration and new ways of producing, structuring and mobilizing knowledge. In addition, the program encourages developmental activities that promote interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary research.

Past Grants…

More Information

Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant and Assoc. Dean Signatures).


Faculty of Education – Internal Research Grants

February 12, 2009

The Faculty of Education, UWO announces a request for proposals for its Internal Research Grant program.

Deadline: April 1, 2009 (for a decision by May 1, 2009)

Amount: up to $2,500 over one year

Description: These awards are to support the cost of research projects of modest scope (seed money, one-time requests, and projects of short duration). Preference will be given to probationary faculty.

Eligibility: The fund is restricted to faculty members within the Faculty of Education. Part-time or seconded faculty are not eligible to apply. Faculty may hold only one Internal Research & Development Grant annually.

Guidelines and Application Form

Applicants are required to complete and submit a Research Data Approval Form (RDAF) through ROLA at the time of application.

 For more information, contact Karen Kueneman, Research Officer kueneman@uwo.ca or see this web page.


Centre for Inclusive Education – Research Hour

February 10, 2009

The Centre for Inclusive Education’s
next Research Hour

Mary Hickey and Joan Waringer
will lead a discussion on

Take Out vs. Delivery: Implementing an inclusive support model 

Monday, February 23
1:00 p.m.
Elborn College, Room 1440

Bring your lunch. Juice and cookies will be provided.

Please RSVP to Grace Howell, ghowell@uwo.ca


CREVAWC – Second Forum

February 10, 2009

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC) is hosting their second forum of 2009. These forums provide opportunities for community and academic researchers and practionners to share their projects, to discuss relevant issues that are exciting and challenging, expected and unexpected, and to engage in lively dialogue.

Barb MacQuarrie
Community Director
Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children 
 
Examining the structural roots of inequality through curriculum resources:
Overview of the Tools for Change Educator’s Website

Thursday, March 12
 4-5:30pm
Room 1118
Faculty of Education Building

The Tools for Change Educator’s Website is a comprehensive listing of resources that promote healthy, equal relationships, reviewed and critiqued using a strengths-based model. Each resource is matched to grade levels (3 -9) and the Ontario curriculum. A pedagogical review helps educators choose resources for their own teaching style. In developing criteria for reviewing the resources on the site, we drew from two bodies of theory; Cultural Relational Theory and Intersectional Theory. In her presentation, Barb MacQuarrie will explain the principles of each and explain how they relate to the work of promoting healthy equal relationships.   www.toolsforchange.ca

Coffee and cookies will be provided.
 
Please RSVP to Lina Rodriguez at lardila@uwo.ca .  Space is limited.


SSHRC – Digging into Data

February 10, 2009

The Digging into Data Challenge is a new international competition announced by 4 leading research agencies, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) from the United Kingdom, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) from the United States, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) from Canada.

 

The Digging into Data Challenge encourages humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis, challenging scholars to develop international partnerships and explore vast digital resources, including electronic repositories of books, newspapers, and photographs to identify new opportunities for scholarship. 

 

Specific objectives are:

  • to promote the development and deployment of innovative research techniques in large-scale data analysis;
  • to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars in the humanities, social sciences, computer sciences, information sciences, and other fields, around questions of text and data analysis;
  • to promote international collaboration; and
  • to work with data repositories that hold large digital collections to ensure efficient access to these materials for research

More information is available at: http://www.sshrc.ca/web/whatsnew/press_releases/2009/digging_into_data_e.asp and http://www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/digging_into_data_e.asp

 

Maximum Award is US $300,000

Canadian applicants may apply for up to 75 per cent of the total project cost. The remaining 25 per cent must be provided by another co-funding organization of this competition (i.e., the NEH, NSF, JISC).

 

Deadlines: Letter of Intent (LOI) is due: March 15, 2009

 

The full Request for Proposals is available at: http://www.diggingintodata.org/