SSHRC updates: Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent and Connection Grants

October 19, 2015

The Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent description and application form are now available on the SSHRC website at the following link:

Please note that the deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2016.

For more information, please contact us by telephone at 613-943-1007 or email at:

Connection Grants

In an effort to streamline the Connection Grants application requirements, SSHRC will make some changes to the application form. As a result, the form will be unavailable as of 8:01 p.m. ET on November 2, 2015. All Connection Grants applications that are IN-PROGRESS will be deleted from the on-line system if they have not been submitted to SSHRC via the institution’s Research Office or not-for-profit organization’s financial administrator before 8:00 p.m. ET on November 2. The Connection Grants application form will become available on November 4, 2015.

The following enhancements will be implemented as of November 4, 2015:

  • CVs will no longer be required for collaborators.
  • The Knowledge Mobilization Plan attachment will no longer be required.
  • The Relationship to Other Support attachment will no longer be required.
  • The Event Presenters form has been significantly streamlined.

In addition, the deadline to submit a Connection Grant application will become 8:00 p.m. ET instead of midnight. Please note that after each deadline, the application server will be offline for 48 hours and will not be able to accept any additional applications.

For more information, please contact us by telephone at 613-943-1007 or email at:

SSHRC Connection Grants – Deadlines

October 16, 2015

SSHRC & Research Development & Services Deadline:  Monday November  2nd , 2015 at 2PM

ROLA Deadline: Friday October 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    • A ROLA is required for all SSHRC Connection Grants.
    • Applications cannot be forwarded to SSHRC without a completed ROLA – including chair and dean approvals.


International Service Learning: Engaging Host Communities

October 16, 2015

Please join us for the next Faculty Seminar Series talk:

International Service Learning: Engaging Host Communities

by:  Professor Marianne Larsen, Faculty of Education

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Time:  1:00 – 2:00 pm

Location:  Room 1010, Faculty of Education Building

International service learning (ISL) programs are growing more popular with university students looking to advance their skills and knowledge to become global citizens. While the benefits of these programs among students are well documented, little is known about the implications they have on the host communities themselves. In this presentation, Marianne Larsen will talk about the work in her newly edited book entitled International Service Learning: Engaging Host Communities.  Drawing primarily upon the  introduction and concluding chapters of the book, she will review the main findings from the case studies presented in the volume about the impact of ISL programs on Global South host communities and findings from the second section  of the book about of how we can re-envision relationships between ISL students, faculty/program planners, and host communities to create mutually engaging learning experiences. In particular, she will focus on the paradigm shift that is required to develop a relational approach to ISL partnerships, drawing upon Emmanuel Levinas’ work on human subjectivity, the ethics of the ‘Other’ and notion of responsibility to [and with] the ‘Other’.

All are welcome. Bring your lunch and we will supply coffee and cookies.

Please RSVP to

On the Front Line of Foster Care

October 16, 2015

The Faculty of Education is pleased to present a complimentary speaker series, “Let’s Talk About Education,” open to the general public to share research being conducted and facilitate discussion around important topics in education.

Please join us for the next presentation: On the Front Line of Foster Care

Presenters:              Dr. Alan Leschied, Professor, Faculty of Education; Patti Forrington, Supervisor for Recruitment,
Training & Homestudy; and Paula Szabo, Recruitment Worker, London and Middlesex Children’s Aid

Date & Time:            Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:00—8:30 pm

Location:                  Faculty of Education Building, 1137 Western Road, Room 1139 (Community Room)
Free parking provided

Event Description: Ensuring that every child is safe and cared for has never been more paramount, especially for those who suffer violence or neglect that requires the community to provide alternate living accommodations through foster care. Yet, we now live in a time when many of our communities no longer can guarantee that such resources will be available. This presentation will focus on who and why do people foster? How were they recruited? Why do foster parents consider leaving? These questions will be addressed through research, as well as through the lived experiences of those who are on the front line of recruiting, retaining and providing foster care on a daily basis.

To register:

Let’s Talk About Education web page:

Please share with your networks and anyone you think may be interested. Registration is not mandatory, but appreciated to ensure adequate seating and refreshments.

SSHRC – Information Webinars for Upcoming Applications

October 15, 2015

In October, November and December 2015, SSHRC is offering a series of webinars to provide information and answer questions about different funding opportunities.  Webinar participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions via the webinar interface during the presentations.

To join any of the webinars:

  1. Click the link, or copy and paste it into your web browser.
  2. Type your name in the field provided.
  3. Click “Enter Room” to join the webinar

Partnership Grants and Partnership Development Grants
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
1:00 – 2:30 pm (eastern)
Link to webinar:

Connection Grants
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
12:00 – 2:00 pm (Eastern)
Link to webinar:

Insight Development Grants
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
1:30 – 3:00 pm (eastern)

Link to webinar:
To join the teleconference (for the audio):
Local Dial-in:   613-960-7514
Toll free Dial-in: 1-877-413-4790
Enter the Conference ID:    7208380

Researching International and Contemporary Education (RICE) presents: Policy Advocacy for Democracy

October 14, 2015

Researching International and Contemporary Education (RICE) presents:

Policy Advocacy for Democracy by Dr. Sue Winton & Lauren Jarvis, York University

October 21, 2015,  3:00 pm, Room 1139 (Community Room)

Faculty of Education, Western University

Recent debates over Ontario’s revised Health and Physical Education (aka “sex ed”) curriculum and teachers’ contracts highlight the diverse range of policy actors in the province’s policy processes. While often messy, citizens’ engagement in these processes is necessary for democracy.  Drawing on their current research, Prof. Sue Winton and Lauren Jervis will present strategies policy actors use in efforts to influence policy decisions, public sentiment, and everyday practices.  Pointing to struggles over fundraising and special education policies as examples, the speakers will also demonstrate how and why social and historical contexts influence outcomes of advocacy efforts.

Come for good discussion and snacks!

For more information, contact Melody Viczko (

Support for Research Stays in Baden-Wurttemberg

October 7, 2015

This initiative, which is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, offers grants to faculty researchers in all disciplines at Ontario universities to support research stays at universities in Ontario’s partner region of Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Deadline: October 30, 2015

Amount: Each participant will receive a monthly stipend of $1,750 to support her/his living costs in the host country. Grants are exclusively for living costs; they are not intended to support research expenses.

The present competition is for grants to support research stays between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.

Eligibility: Only full-time faculty members holding a tenured or tenure-track appointment that includes a research component at a participating Ontario university may apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and must at the time of application have been engaged full-time in research and/or teaching for at least two years following receipt of the doctorate.

More information and applications at: Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Faculty Research Grants