The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) 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.
Faculty of Education Assoc 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: November 16, 2010 (for a decision in March 2011)
Value: Applicants must situate their proposals within one of three funding levels: under $50,000, $50,000 to $100,000, and over $100,000 (no maximum limit)
Description: The Public Outreach Grants: Dissemination funding opportunity supports activities that help share the results of academic research with non-academic audiences.
Dissemination activities include, but are not limited to:
- adapting texts or presentations for different audiences (including translations into French, English or an aboriginal language);
- policy briefs;
- knowledge syntheses;
- articles in newspapers or weekly or monthly magazines, whether specialized or general interest (publications in scholarly journals are not eligible);
- interactive technologies, databases and audio-visual products;
- media events (such as interviews, or television or radio presentations);
- press conferences;
- public debates or testimonies;
- software or NetWare;
- educational aids, instruments or equipment;
- artistic exhibits, performances or festivals;
- submissions to public commissions, roundtables or workshops; and
- virtual networking and interactions.
Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA application.