Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF)

The purpose of the OHCRIF 2015-16 Call for Proposals is to fund short-term research and review projects that improve knowledge in the areas of postsecondary education, labour market, and employment and training policy. OHCRIF will fund research and innovation projects that align with the priorities of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

Faculty of Education Research 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 5 days before the Agency Deadline
MTCU: June 1, 2015 (results announced Sept 2015)

Description: MTCU will accept proposals related to:

  • Skills and return on investment
  • Postsecondary education (PSE) and training policies -Examine the impact of policy changes, funding and credential structures on the delivery of PSE and training, including apprenticeship, as well as on teaching quality, learning outcomes, and social inclusion of disadvantaged groups (i.e. Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, linguistic minorities and individuals on social assistance)
  • Labour market programs, policy and service delivery

OHCRIF will be accepting applications for two broad types of projects:

  • Review Projects: These projects could include literature reviews, inter-jurisdictional reviews, and environmental scans. These projects do not require undertaking original research and will focus on integrating and
    disseminating secondary sources.
  • Research Projects: Research projects could include case studies, data analysis, discourse / document analysis and evaluation studies and require original research using primary qualitative or quantitative sources. These projects could rely on single, mixed or multiple research methods.

NOTE: All projects must be completed by March 31/16.

Graduate student projects – Up to $15,000 (must be supervised by a Faculty member)
Review projects – Up to $25,000
Research projects – Up to $50,000
NOTE – Budgets must include the overhead rate of 10%

Eligibility: Applicants  must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western. The principal investigator (PI) must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience

Applications: Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development & Services  and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.

Applications and more information…


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