SSHRC – ITST -Summer Institutes, Workshops and Conferences

The application form and instructions for SSHRC’s Image, Text, Sound & Technology (ITST) Summer Institutes, Workshops and Conferences are now available.  

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: September 15, 2009 (for a decision in January 2010)

Value: Up to $50,000 for up to 1 year

Description: The program will provide funding for researchers and their graduate students to develop expertise in applying advanced technology through summer institutes, workshops and conferences.

Funds may be requested for the planning and implementation of events that bring together appropriate academic and government or industry researchers, including Canadian and international scholars and experts, to exchange knowledge about the use of technology in ITST research.

  • Summer Institutes are intensive, one- to two-week, interactive seminars that introduce researchers and students to cutting-edge ITST technologies and skills.
  • Workshops, of two to five days’ duration, concentrate on the elaboration and sharing of innovative technological methodologies being developed for use in ITST research.
  • Conferences provide venues for ITST researchers to present their research methodologies and results to a range of users and potential users from the academic, public, private, and voluntary sectors.

Possible topics and areas to be addressed include electronic editing and publishing; e-literature; Web programming; immersive and virtual environments in multimedia research; textual analysis; 3 -D imaging technology; creativity, culture, and computing; digital image design; information aesthetics; computer gaming; knowledge transfer of research results to fellow researchers, decision makers and the public at large.

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).


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