Ontario Metropolis Centre – Call for Proposals

CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre has announced a call for research proposals for research projects on policy relevant research associated with the six CERIS research domains (see below). CERIS is a consortium of Ontario universities, immigrant service agencies, other community groups, social planning councils, and representatives from all levels of government.

Amount: up to $20,000  for 18 months

Associate Dean (GPR): At least one week prior to the agency deadline (2-3 weeks if you wish to have feedback on your application – please submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Western: At least 3 days prior to the agency deadline
CERIS: January 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm. (decision in March 2011)

The proposals will focus on policy relevant research questions associated with the six CERIS Research Domains:
Citizenship and Social, Cultural and Civic Integration
Economic and Labour Market Integration
Family, Children and Youth
Health and Well-being
Justice, Policing and Security
Welcoming Communities: Building Capacity in Regions, Cities, and Neighbourhoods

CERIS will fund three types of research projects:
1) synthesis of research findings from the literature;
2) studies based on new empirical data (qualitative and/or quantitative); and
3) secondary data analysis.

Eligibility: Only eligible investigators may apply.  Eligible investigators include all researchers from an Ontario university who are either currently affiliated with the Centre or those that apply for affiliation by February 15, 2011. Western investigators must be eligible to hold a research account. Research proposals should involve research collaboration with community partners or support by community groups, where appropriate.

More information and applications….

NOTE: Applications must be processed through Research & Development Services (RD&S) and must be accompanied by a completed ROLA.


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