SSHRC is launching a funding opportunity to enable the synthesis of knowledge and to help identify research opportunities in key areas related to the digital economy.
Amount: up to $25,000 over four and a half months. Up to 10 grants will be awarded. All projects must be completed within four and a half months of the date of the award notice.
Deadlines: Faculty of Education Assoc. 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: July 2, 2010
Objectives: The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:
- to describe the state of knowledge about the digital economy in key areas across Canadian society, including the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, by producing syntheses of research insights, evidence, interpretations and effective practices; and
- to identify knowledge gaps in areas that are critical for Canada, and that could contribute to a forward-looking Canadian research and research mobilization agenda for the digital economy.
Eligibility: Researchers in social sciences and humanities disciplines are eligible. The applicant must be eligible to hold a research account at UWO. Individuals or teams may apply. Applicants may collaborate with partners across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Researchers and postdoctoral fellows in research fields other than the social sciences and humanities, also, may apply as co-applicants on projects that have, as principal applicants, researchers in the social sciences and humanities.
Applications: Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development & Services and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.
The application must include the following:
- a letter addressed to the president of SSHRC (maximum four pages) containing:
- a description of the research synthesis project including the significance, expected contribution and impact of the proposed synthesis, contextualized in the current literature and accounting for previous work done in the area(s);
- an outline of the relevant expertise and experience of the applicant or team;
- a work plan, including timelines, and a description of the proposed methodology and approach; and
- the applicant’s signature.
- an itemized budget, including justification of all proposed expenditures (maximum two pages);
- the SSHRC web-based CV for each applicant and co-applicant; and
- a separate page containing an authorized signature from the applicant’s institution certifying that the institution will administer any award in accordance with SSHRC policies.