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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

2021 Ontario Tech University Internal SSHRC Small Grant Program SSHRC Explore Grant and SSHRC Exchange Grant

Notice of Funding Opportunity

2021 Ontario Tech University Internal SSHRC Small Grant Program

SSHRC Explore Grant and SSHRC Exchange Grant

Deadline: Thursday January 20, 2022

The Office of Research Services (ORS) secured a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Institutional Grant (SIG) to support and strengthen Ontario Tech’s research capacity in the social sciences and humanities.

SIG funds are awarded as one-year SSHRC Small Grants (SSG) to researchers in SSHRC-eligible disciplines through two programs: the SSHRC Explore Grant and the SSHRC Exchange Grant. The total number of grants awarded in each competition will depend on the funding available in any given year.

In the 2021 round, eligible Faculty may apply for both of these grants provided the funds are to support separate projects. Refer to attached guidelines.

Important changes for the 2021 SSG Competition

  • The inclusion of co-applicants is not permitted. This decision was made on the recommendation of previous SSG committee members to ease the review process. Only the CV of the Principal Applicant will be evaluated by the committee. Applicants can explain the participation/additional expertise of collaborators in the proposal, as appropriate for the research activities proposed.
  • The SIG is in its final year. As such funds awarded in this competition must be spent by March 31, 2023. Extensions will not be provided. Applicants are strongly encouraged to propose research activities that are feasible given the unpredictability of COVID-19 restrictions. Virtual events are strongly encouraged.

SSHRC EXPLORE GRANTS

SSHRC Explore Grants are meant to:

  • support social sciences and humanities researchers with modest research funding requirements at any stage of career;
  • allow for small-scale innovation and experimentation by providing funding to develop a research project or conduct pilot work; and
  • enable researchers to hire students at any level to participate in their research projects thereby contributing to their professional development.

Amount:  Up to $7,000

Duration:  April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023 (no extensions permitted)

To apply for a SSHRC Explore Grant:

  1. Review the attached guidelines.
  2. Complete your Explore application form, proposal, budget and budget justification and combine into one single PDF file.
  3. Prepare your CV (no page limit) and save as a PDF file.
  4. Submit your complete application by email to kamla.rossmcgregor@ontariotechu.ca by Thursday January 13, 2021.

SSHRC EXCHANGE GRANTS

SSHRC Exchange Grants are meant to:

  • support the organization of small-scale knowledge mobilization activities, such as workshops and seminars, to encourage collaboration and the dissemination of research results both within and beyond the academic community.
  • allow researchers to present their research at scholarly conferences and other dissemination venues that align with SSHRC’s mandate and encourage the exchange of ideas and research results at the national and international level.

Amount:  Up to $2,000

Duration:  April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023 (no extensions permitted)

To apply for a SSHRC Exchange Grant:

  1. Review the attached guidelines.
  2. Complete your Exchange application form, proposal, and budget and combine into one single PDF file.
  3. Prepare your CV (no page limit) and save as a PDF file.
  4. Submit your complete application by email to kamla.rossmcgregor@ontariotechu.ca by Thursday January 13, 2021.

The total number of awards in each stream will depend on the funding available in any given year.

 

QUESTIONS?               

Kamla Ross-McGregor, Grants Officer

Office of Research Services

kamla.rossmcgregor@ontariotechu.ca