Research Digest March 29, 2017 Issue



Internal Notices
Internal Grants
External Notices
External Grants and Fellowships
Calls for Papers

Internal Notices

Director Search Extended for CRLCC

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Centre on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC), Glendon College, York University, for a term of two years, to begin July 1, 2017. Subject to successful rechartering of the CRLCC in 2019, there is a possibility for the mandate to be renewed for a further term. Deadline for applications has been revised to: Apr. 5, 2017.

Update on the Open Access and Open Data Steering Committee

YFile recently published an update from the new campus-wide Open Access and Open Data Steering Committee, co-chaired by Joy Kirchner, University Librarian, and Sushanta Mitra, Associate Vice-President Research, which began its work in fall 2016 with the goal of coordinating campus-wide education on open access and data management, particularly in light of Tri-Agency Open Access Policy requirements and the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management. More details.

External Notices

Active Archives: Bringing Ontario's History Online

In collaboration with the Ontario Historical Society, the Archives of Ontario is excited to host a series of presentations about how institutions and researchers are bringing the province’s history online. The presentations will be followed by a tour of the Archives’ Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150 onsite exhibit and state-of-the-art facility. More details.

A Guide to Online Resources for Teaching and Learning about Black History in Canada

Issued by Unwritten Histories, this guide focuses specifically on Black History in Canada. More details.

Internal Grants

SSHRC Research Opportunities Grants Program

Deadline: March 31, 2017

To provide support to full-time faculty, professional librarians and current Postdoctoral Fellows for stand-alone, small-scale projects and for projects that will lead to the development of larger SSHRC applications or other external funding. More details.

LA&PS Support for Scholarly Journals

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2017

The objective of this fund, at present in the third year of a five-year pilot initiative, is to offset costs related to the successful operations of scholarly journals for which LA&PS faculty members hold substantial, on-going senior editorial roles. More details. (Go to section #5 on the page.)

LA&PS Minor Research Grant

Deadline: April 17, 2017

The adjudicated vehicle through which LA&PS dispenses the YUFA Faculty/Library Research Grant Funding and the YUFA Junior Faculty/Librarian Fund. Funding for research projects, eligible expenses include personnel, research travel, subsistence costs. More details.

SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants Program

Deadline: May 1, 2017

To provide assistance for attendance at national and international scholarly conferences for which the applicant is giving a paper, making a poster presentation, or featured at a solo or 2-person opening of an exhibition, a principal screening, premier performance of dance, theatre or musical production. Value: Generally, up to a minimum APEX or Charter Class airfare. More details.

Specific Research Grants

Deadline: May 1, 2017

The program permits, under certain conditions, a researcher to receive a research grant in lieu of salary through a mechanism which includes peer review. More details.

External Grants

Boston Athenæum: Short-term Fellowships

Agency Deadline: Apr. 15, 2017

The Boston Athenæum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenæum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. Each fellowship pays a stipend of $1,500 for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year’s membership to the Boston Athenæum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents. More details.

SSHRC Connection Grant

ORS Full Review Deadline: Apr. 17, 2017

Agency Deadline: May 1, 2017

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge-mobilization initiatives. More details.

OAC Literary Creation Projects

Agency Deadline: Apr. 19, 2017

This Ontario Arts Council program supports Ontario-based literary artists with their living expenses while they complete new works for book-length publication or for public performance, and literary performers who wish to record their own repertoire. The April deadline is specifically for fiction. More details.

ACU Titular Fellowship

ORS Full Review Deadline: Apr. 28, 2017

Agency Deadline: May 12, 2017 by 23:59 BST

ACU Titular Fellowships, funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities' Development Fund, aim to support universities of the Commonwealth to develop the human resources of their institutions and countries through the interchange of people, knowledge, skills and technologies. More details.

Killam Research Fellowships

ORS Full Review Deadline: May 1, 2017

ORS Final Deadline: May 11, 2017

Agency Deadline: May 15, 2017

Killam Research Fellowships provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to individual scholars who wish to pursue independent research. The fellowships are awarded to individuals, but the funds are paid to and administered by universities or research institutes. More details.

CCSRI Quality of Life Research Grants

Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS: May 1, 2017

Deadline for LOI to agency: May 15, 2017

Deadline for Full application review to ORS: October 18, 2017

Agency Deadline for full application (invitation only): Nov. 1, 2017

The Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute recently announced a Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for its Quality of Life Research Grants program. More details.

CIHR Project Grant

CIHR Registration Deadline: May 30, 2017

ORS Deadline: May 31, 2017

Agency Deadline: June 13, 2017

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches. More details.

CIHR Foundation Grant

CIHR Registration Deadline: Aug. 8, 2017

ORS Deadline (Stage 1): Aug. 29, 2017

Agency Deadline (Stage 1): Sept. 12, 2017

CIHR has published the details for the next round of its Foundation Grant. The Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs. More details.

All Current CIHR Funding Opportunities

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

ORS Full Review Deadline: May 9, 2017

Agency Deadline: May 23, 2017 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone

This programs provides funding and support to help early career researchers build networks and essential skills to position them as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within five years of their first full-time academic appointment. More details.

Toronto Arts Council: Grants to Writers

Agency Deadline: June 15, 2017

Toronto Arts Council (TAC) Writers Program supports the creation of new literary works or works-in-progress in the genres of fiction (including novels, short stories, children’s literature, graphic novels, etc.), literary non-fiction, poetry and oral traditions such as storytelling, dub, rap and spoken-word. More details.

Calls for Papers

Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction in the 21st Century

CFP Deadline: Apr. 21, 2017

Popular fiction is one of the most dynamic cultural and commercial divisions of twenty-first century publishing. Internally, it is organised along the lines of genres, creating what we call ‘genre worlds.’ This conference will consider the ways that contemporary genre worlds function as sectors of the publishing industry, as social and cultural formations, and as bodies of texts. Who is publishing popular fiction? Who is reading it? How do genre communities form, and how do texts circulate within them? How are terms like popular fiction, genre fiction, commercial fiction and trade publishing used, and what do they suggest about the way that popular fiction is conceived of and valued, by the industry and academy alike? More details.

Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship

CFP Deadline: May 15, 2017 @ 8 am

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its fourth annual digital scholarship conference. More details.

Mediating American Modernist Literature: the Case of/ for Big Magazines, 1880-1960

CFP Deadline: July 7, 2017

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the role played by “Big Magazines” in the production, publication, circulation, and reception of American literature between 1880 and 1960. More details.

Mediating Cultural Work: Texts, Objects and Politics

CFP Deadline: May 3, 2017

The expansion of cultural work – understood as activities of production in the creative and cultural industries, media and the arts – has been accompanied by a plethora of texts, discourses and representations about such work, as well as a whole range of policy narratives, descriptions and manifestos designed to specify and define the goods and qualities such work provides. Yet more critical accounts have also emerged to challenge the ways in which cultural and media work is mediated, as well as organised, managed and experienced – subverting common-sense understandings and more upbeat and hegemonic narratives. More details.

Left History: Special Theme Issues

While we continue to welcome submissions on these and other topics, Left History is also compiling articles for more thematically focused future issues. These themes are: 1) Critical and historical analysis of left- and right-wing politics in Trumpist America; 2) The Left and the history of sexuality; 3) New approaches to history; 4) Politics and the environment. Submissions should be no more than 35 pages in length (double spaced) and should follow the guidelines set out by the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Please see our website for more specific style instructions.


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