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Research Common

 

Research Common

Information on conducting original research and on the supports available for research at Red Deer Polytechnic.

New Funding Opportunities

This section will be updated to highlight new opportunities as information becomes available. Please check back often.

If you have any questions about research funding opportunities or how to apply for a grant/award, please contact the Office of Research & Scholarship.

SSHRC & Genome Canada Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Shifting Dynamics of Privilege and Marginalization -- Deadline December 15, 2022

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), with additional funding from Genome Canada to support key issues related to genomics, is launching a new Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of the state of knowledge about the shifting dynamics of privilege and marginalization brought about by a variety of factors, such as old and recent socio-political events; new technologies, including genomics; the new mis/information age; and the COVID-19 pandemic. All have contributed to a more volatile and uncertain future. The resulting syntheses will identify roles that the academic, public, private, and not-for-profit sectors could play in promoting a more cohesive and equitable environment, and can inform the development of effective tools and technologies, robust policies, and sustainable practices required to support the path toward a prosperous and equitable future for all Canadians.

Researchers are encouraged to consider the following issues: through an intersectional lens to yield a better understanding of how this challenge can affect different people, communities, and populations in a variety of environments: uncertain, divided world; identities, privileges, and opportunities; accessibility; sense making; life sciences and genomics.

This is a 1-year grant with a value of $30,000. The deadline to apply to SSHRC is December 15, 2022.

Please note that applications for external research funding are due to the Office of Research and Scholarship for review and approval at least 10 business days before the competition deadline.

SSHRC Partnership Grants: National Housing Strategy Longitudinal Outcomes Research Grant -- Deadline November 22, 2022

The National Housing Strategy Longitudinal Outcomes Research Grant funding opportunity is a partnership between the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC). This opportunity supports research and related activities that examines the: long-term health, socio-economic, and climate change outcomes of investments in affordable housing; links between housing, health, socio-economic, and environmental factors at the household and community levels. The research may guide evidence-based decision making related to housing provision and the built environment.

This grant is for multi-disciplinary research teams to examine areas holistically, using gender-based analysis plus (GBA+) analytical lens. These teams would contain academic community members belonging to social sciences, life and natural sciences and engineering. The academic community may work in collaboration with CMHC researchers to deliver the work, share knowledge, and interrogate the same data sources.

The value of the grant is up to $410,000 for the first year and $1.1M for the following years up to 4 years (total of 5 years). The CMHC and SSHRC will offer an informational webinar on September 13, 2022 at 11:00 am (MT). Applications must be submitted to SSHRC by November 22, 2022.

Please note that applications for external research funding are due to the Office of Research and Scholarship for review and approval at least 10 business days before the competition deadline.

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Research Initiative -- Deadline October 6, 2022

The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Research Initiative is a joint initiative between Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The goal of this initiative is to support academic researchers, in partnership with other research-focused and community-based organizations, to advance knowledge on, and analyze the causes and persistence of GBV in Canada. This research could include methods of prevention, access to justice, and support services for victims and survivors.

Research on the unique experiences of GBV victims and survivors, and individual and societal impacts of GBV should be grounded in the lived experience of affected communities and include the co-construction of knowledge with community-based organizations. Researchers are expected to conduct their research with an intersectional lens, and research topics must fall within one of five themes: shelter and housing; violence against LGBTQ2+ people; natural resources, work camps, and sexual violence; access to justice and prevention of GBV; technology-facilitated GBV against youth.

These are 4-year partnership grants valued at up to $100,000 for the first year and $200,000 annually for years two, three, and four (max. value $700,000). SSHRC will hold an information webinar on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 12:30 (MT).

Please note that applications for external research funding are due to the Office of Research and Scholarship for review and approval at least 10 business days before the competition deadline.

SSHRC Insight Grants -- Deadline: October 3, 2022

Applications for the SSHRC Insight Grants (IG) 2022 are open.
The pilot Tri-Agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review (TAIPR) Committee has been extended for a second year. Applicants whose projects integrate research areas, methods, approaches, etc., from at least two of the three of the (1) social sciences and humanities; (2) natural sciences and engineering; and/or (3) health and wellness research fields may direct their proposals to this committee by selecting Committee 24 in the IG application form. More details can be found on the TAIPR landing page.
SSHRC will hold a webinar to provide information about the 2022 IG competition on September 1 at 11:00 am (MST). There will be a question-answer session. Advance registration is not required. Click here to join the webinar.

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants for Gender-Based Violence (GBV) -- Deadline: September 1, 2022

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) are launching a Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSG) funding opportunity to assess the state of research knowledge on the topic of gender-based violence under SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative.

This call for proposals focuses on the state of knowledge on gender-based violence (GBV) in Canada such as the impact of GBV on different populations, the efficacy of services addressing and preventing GBV, or the needs of victims and survivors of GBV.  The KSGs on gender-based violence will support synthesizing existing knowledge and identifying knowledge gaps on this topic and stimulate knowledge mobilization. By reaching a variety of audiences, including decision-makers, this knowledge can, ultimately, contribute towards a Canada free of gender-based violence.