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Upcoming MSVU Internal Grants

DUE JANUARY 15, 2019
MSVU Research Internship (Undergraduate)
NSERC USRAs (Summer)
DUE JANUARY 31, 2019
Standard Grant
Book Launches
Aid to Scholarly Publications and Communications

SSHRC Connection Grant

Connection Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Connection program. These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects. Due February 1, 2019.

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Insight Development Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program. Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. Insight Development Grants foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives. Long-term support for research is offered through SSHRC’s Insight Grants. Due February 2, 2019.

Standing Together: A Provincial Action Plan to Prevent Domestic Violence

Over the next few years, the government will work with community organizations and groups to build a provincial plan to break the harmful cycles of domestic violence in our homes, workplaces, and communities. The plan, called Standing Together, will be informed by learning, innovation, and evidence. This grant will provide up to $10,000 for projects that raise awareness of domestic violence and increase community capacity to prevent it and respond early. More information and applications are available here.

Scholarships for Canadian academics, students and professionals: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program, 2019-2020

Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.
Duration: 4 to 12 months for students; and 8 weeks to 12 months for faculty members and mid-career professionals
Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, monthly living stipend, on-campus accommodation and medical insurance
Deadline: March 1, 2019

For full program details and to submit an online application, visit: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program.

Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration Program

The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) will invest $275 million over the next five years, and $65 million ongoing, to support international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research. It is comprised of three streams to support ground-breaking research: Exploration will generate opportunities for Canada to build strength in high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research; Transformation will provide large-scale support for Canada to build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research; and International will enhance opportunities for Canadian researchers to participate in research with international partners. At this point, only stream one of the Frontiers in Research has been announced:  The first stream The Exploration Stream will provide about 75 grants each valued at approximately $250,000 to enable emerging early career researchers to undertake high-risk, high-reward, interdisciplinary research projects over a two-year period. Deadline for intent to apply is January 11th with full application due February 7th. ECRs can partner with established co-applicants. All applicants to this stream of funds are ineligible for the larger stream that is yet to be announced. Please visit their website for more information by clicking here.


Research Refresh: Faculty (Re-) Orientation to the Mount’s Research Office Services

Friday, January 18th– 8:00 am – 12:00 pm | Rosaria Boardroom

We would like to invite you to a half-day orientation highlighting how faculty can make the best use of the resources offered by the Mount Research Office. Topics will include: internal grant opportunities; external grant procedures and assistance offered; obtaining Research Ethics approval; the Industry Liaison Office, and Financial Services and Payroll procedures. Breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to by Wednesday, January 9th to confirm your attendance.
Stay tuned for the agenda!

Building Capacity for Reconciliation: Transforming teaching and learning through Etuaptmumk

This half-day workshop allows administrators, students, and faculty members appreciate and embed the contributions of Indigenous ways of knowing within our programs and institutions. 
Date: January 9, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Rosaria Student Centre, Multi-Purpose Room
The workshop, which includes lunch, is free for all Mount students, faculty and staff. The cost for outside attendees is $75/person. 
To register for this event, please click here.


CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 Conference

CCSA is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 conference. Individuals and teams are encouraged to submit abstracts that consider sex and gender as part of their work to help create more useful and specific evidence, guidance and perspectives for different groups of Canadians. As part of the abstract submission, we are asking applicants to describe how their work has considered or could consider in future issues related to sex and gender. Meeting this requirement involves providing a brief summary (150 words or less) about how your project (i.e., research study, program, policy review, etc.) has considered sex and gender or could do so in the future.

Application Deadline: The final day to submit an abstract is Monday, January 28, 2019. 

Visit their website for more information by clicking here.

Gender Equality and Gender-Based Violence Research in Canada

Status of Women Canada (SWC) is seeking proposals for knowledge synthesis and/or research related to gender equality (GE) or gender-based violence (GBV) in Canada. SWC also has special interest in Indigenous-led and/or co-created research related to the above research areas that meets needs identified by Indigenous communities. The maximum Project Funding is up to $1,000,000.00, applicable taxes included, per contract. All work is to be completed within 24 months from the date of contract award with two option periods of one year each. The closing date for proposal submissions is February 6th, 2019  at 14:00.

For more information please click here.


Curriculum in International Contexts: Understanding Colonial, Ideological and Neoliberal Influences – The latest book by Dr. Ashwani Kumar

This book is an exposition of how political, cultural, historical, and economic structures and processes shape the nature and character of curriculum landscapes globally. By developing theoretical connections and providing contextual background, Kumar explores how colonialism and imperialism, state-led ideological control, and the wave of neoliberalism and capitalism insidiously impact the process of curriculum development in different parts of the world. Kumar also underscores how intellectual movements such as Marxism and postmodernism have shaped curriculum theory in varied political and economic settings. By emphasizing the connections between and among diverse cultural and political conceptualizations of curriculum, this volume contributes to the internationalization of curriculum studies discourses. To view this book please follow the link:

The Research Office is funded, in part, by the Research Support Fund.