Research Digest, September 2018 Issue


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Internal Notices
Internal Grants
External Notices
External Grants and Fellowships

Internal Notices

Are you applying for a grant this Fall?

If so, the LA&PS Research Officers want to hear from you!

Please also consult the following resources on the LA&PS Research website:

External Notices

SSHRC Research Grants and Partnerships – Webinars

SSHRC will be holding a series of webinars for applicants and research administrators on upcoming competitions.The webinar will be held via Adobe Connect at the following times:

Insight Grants

English

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Time: 13:00 – 15:00 ET

French

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018

Time: 13:00 – 15:00 ET

English

Date: Friday, September 7, 2018

Time: 13:00 – 15:00 ET

Department of National Defence Research Initiative

English

Date: Monday, September 10, 2018

Time: 13:00 – 14:00 ET

French

Date: Monday, September 10, 2018

Time: 14:30 – 15:30 ET

Sport Participation Research Initiative

English

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 ET

French

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Time: 13:30 – 14:30 ET

Partnership Development Grants

French

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 ET

English

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 14:00 ET

CMHC – SSHRC Joint Initiative – Partnership Development Grants (Bilingual)

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 14:00 ET

Partnership Grants – Stage 1

English

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 14:00 ET

French

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 12:00 – 14:00 ET

Connection Grants

English

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Time: 13:00 – 15:00 ET

French

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time: 13:00 – 15:00 ET

Seeking your expertise: Prioritizing Future Challenges for Canada 

Canada’s three research granting agencies, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC), and the Canada Foundation for Innovation are seeking your expertise to help prioritize which future challenges identified through a recent horizon scan are considered most important for Canada.

Outcomes from this consultation may also be leveraged to support the priorities of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee, notably to advance efforts in identifying key emerging research areas. Stakeholders from all four agencies are invited to participate in this consultation.

Internal Grants

LA&PS Seed Grant for Collaborative Research Initiatives

Deadlines: September 15

Description: LA&PS full-time faculty members are invited to apply for seed funding to build new research collaborations with scholarly and/or community partners by supporting the specific costs associated with bringing key partners together to explore and develop new research and research funding opportunities. These initiatives must involve at least one LA&PS faculty member working with collaborators, who can be faculty or external community members (locally or globally). The funding is designed to offset costs associated with bringing the collaborators together for a preliminary planning meeting or small-scale workshop.

Value: Up to $5,000

Contract Faculty Research Grants Fund (CUPE)

Deadline: October 1 (research grants only)

Description: To encourage individual research and study by defraying research costs. Value: Research grants – up to $8,000. Release time course directorship grants – salary equivalent to one full-course directorship. Duration: One year.

Contract Faculty Conference Travel Fund (CUPE)

Deadline: October 1

Description: To support contract faculty members who are giving papers; have been asked to give commentaries or to chair sessions; or are attending conferences. Eligible expenses include travel, registration, accommodation and subsistence. Duration: No more than one grant per year.

Value: Up to $2,000

SSHRC Research Opportunity Grants Program (ORS)

Deadline: October 31

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.

Value: Up to $7,000

LA&PS Travel Grant for Dissemination

Deadline: November 1 

Description: LA&PS offers this grant to offset costs associated with the public dissemination of research, scholarship, or creativity. Eligibility: Full-time YUFA faculty members and senior scholars in LA&PS. In the case of CLAs and SRCs, travel must also occur within the term of the appointment. Applications must be submitted in advance of the presentation.

SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants Program (ORS)                                                     

Deadlines: November 1

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.

Mariano A. Elia Research Fund (ORS)

Deadline: November 1

To support small-scale research projects where a significant contribution to Italian-Canadian studies will be made. Eligible expenses include research costs and travel to conferences.

Minor Research Grant (LA&PS Faculty Council)

Deadline: November 15

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. Eligibility: An individual is eligible to receive one research grant every 2 fiscal years.

Value: Up to $5,000

York Incentive Grants (VPRI) (Passport York Login)

Deadlines: Rolling

Description: To defray costs associated with assembling interdisciplinary collaborative teams required for larger-scale initiatives in the quest for external funds.

Value: Up to $6,000

York Indigenous Incentive Grant (VPRI) (Passport York Login)

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The York Indigenous Incentive Grant provides support for the development of research grant applications, related to Indigenous priorities and needs, to external sources as articulated in our Strategic Research Plan (SRP). Its main purpose will be to defray costs associated with applications for standard programs of research (including but not limited to NSERC Discovery, CIHR, SSHRC Connection Grants, SSHRC Insight and Insight Development Grants, and SSHRC Partnership Development Grants). While the scale of initiatives supported may vary according to discipline, all proposals must clearly demonstrate the intended external source of support.

Value: Up to $3,000

LA&PS Research Events Fund

Deadline: Rolling

Description: This fund supports events that engage LA&PS community members in fruitful exchanges with other members of the York community, scholars and students from outside of York, or individuals and organizations that form part of the University's neighbouring communities. This fund is intended to serve research-related events. LA&PS faculty members (YUFA, CUPE, or retired), as well as graduate students and post-doctoral fellows associated with LA&PS's academic units, are welcome to apply to this fund.

Value: no set limit

York Indigenous Events Funding (VPRI) (Passport York Login)

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The new York Indigenous Events Funding provides support for scholarly events or outreach activities that address Indigenous priorities and needs, strengthens York’s Indigenous research culture and builds the profile and reputation of sound Indigenous-focused research at York University.

Value: $500-$1,000

LA&PS Book Publication Subvention Program

Deadline: Rolling

Description: YUFA faculty (full-time, senior scholars, and retired faculty still eligible to teach) associated with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies are invited to apply to this program if the scholarly book publisher with which they are publishing a work requires a subvention in order to offset the costs of production.

Value: Up to $1,000

External Grants

SSHRC Insight Grants

Detailed Review Deadline: September 6, 2018

LA&PS Application Deadline (for ORS Checklist signature): 9AM, Thursday, October 11, 2018

Agency Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018

Description: Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years. Stable support for long-term research initiatives is central to advancing knowledge. It enables scholars to address complex issues pertaining to individuals and societies, and to further our collective understanding. The Insight Grants funding opportunity supports research proposed by scholars and judged worthy of funding by their peers and/or other experts. Insight Grant research initiatives may be undertaken by an individual researcher or a team of researchers working in collaboration.

Value

Stream A: $7,000 to $100,000
Stream B: $100,001 to $400,000

Materials due on October 11 include: (1) Completed ORS Checklist, (2) hard copy of completed application, and (3) finalized budget.

SSHRC Partnership Engage

Deadlines
Submission to ORS: September 1, December 1
Submission to agency: September 15, December 15

The Office of Research Services would like to remind you of the upcoming deadline for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grants competition.  These grants were introduced to better address the short-term research needs, challenges and opportunities facing organizations in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors.   A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector;
  • To respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors; and
  • To allow non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers to access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Aboriginal research, as well as those involving research-creation.

SSHRC invites all applicants to review Imagining Canada’s Future’s six future challenge areas and subquestions, and to consider addressing one or more of these areas in their research proposal.

Value
$7K - $25K

Duration
1 year

The Association of Commonwealth Universities - Gender Programme Grants

Deadlines
Submission to ORS: September 7
Submission to agency: September 21

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)) is accepting applications to its Gender Programme which offer grants to help organize workshops promoting gender equity.  A summary is provided below.

Objective

  • To offer grants to help member universities meet the costs of organizing projects promoting gender equity and equality in their institutions.

Value
Up to GBP 1,000

Grand Challenges Canada - Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Deadlines
Submission to ORS: September 11
Submission to agency: September 25 by 3:00pm (ET)

Grand Challenges Canada recently launched the Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights request for proposals (RFP).  This initiative seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in sexual and reproductive health and rights are addressed in low-and middle-income countries. A summary is provided below.

Objectives

  • To support Bold Ideas for Big Impact on sexual and reproductive health and rights from innovators in eligible countries (as outlined in Section 4.1 of the RFP).
  • To seek bold ideas that can easily be implemented in low-and middle-income countries that focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Of particular interest to Grand Challenges Canada are innovations that both prevent and respond to:

1. Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, including innovations that focus on:

  • Female genital mutilation and cutting
  • Sexual assault, including post-rape care
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Trafficking and exploitation

Pathways of particular interest are innovations that:

  • Target men and boys, adolescent girls and/or young women
  • Are designed by and for marginalized groups
  • Integrate mental health promotion and/or care
  • Address the financial autonomy and economic empowerment of women and girls
  • Address social contexts that drive violence against women
  • Target humanitarian or crisis settings

2. Child, early, and forced marriage, including innovations that focus on:

  • Integrating economic opportunity, education, and social change
  • Addressing unequal power relations
  • Addressing context-specific cultural beliefs, customs, norms and practices
  • Services for girls already in union, such as:
  • Health and social support to improve sexual and reproductive health, as well as mental health, and to address the increased risk of health complications such as maternal mortality, obstetric fistula, survival of neonates, and vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections, including HIV
  • Improving opportunities for education, including non-formal education and livelihood training
  • Sexual and reproductive health education and negotiation skills training

3. Legal and financial support to leave marriages

Note for Canadian applicants: It is mandatory for all applicants from Canada to have a collaborator based in an eligible country other than Canada.  (See section 4.1 of the Request for Proposals document).

Value
Up to CAD$100,000

Duration
Up to 12 months

Google Faculty Research Award Program

Deadlines

ORS deadline – September 14, 2018

Agency deadlines – September 30, 2018

The Office of Research Services (ORS) would like to notify faculty members of the Google Faculty Research Award Program.  A summary is provided below.

Objective

  1. To recognize and support world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest
  2. To support world-class technical research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields;
  3. Applicants are asked to categorize their proposals into one of the following areas of interest:
  • Algorithms and optimization
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Cooling and power
  • Digital media processing
  • Geo/maps
  • Human-AI interaction
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information retrieval and real time content
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Machine perception
  • Machine translation
  • Mobile
  • Natural language processing
  • Networking
  • Physical interfaces
  • Privacy
  • Recommendation systems
  • Security
  • Social signal processing
  • Software engineering and programming languages
  • Speech
  • Structured data, extraction, semantic graph, and database management
  • Systems (hardware and software)
  • Virtual/Augmented reality

Value

Up to $150K US

Duration

1 year

Artificial Intelligence Industry Partnership Fund

Deadline: September 27 at 4:00 pm ET

Description: Innovation York and NRC-IRAP are delighted to announce the 2nd call of a terrific funding program to support Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning collaborative research projects for industry and York University researchers.  This funding program is open to all Canadian SMEs that have been in business for at least a year, with up to 500 employees, who are capable of exploiting the results of the research.  It is an excellent opportunity for companies to explore the feasibility of employing AI/ML in their business – don’t be shy!  Researchers – if you have used up your NSERC Engage, this is a terrific way to initiate a new partnership, or continue the support you are giving to your industry partners.

Artificial Intelligence Industry Partnership Fund – funded by NRC-IRAP, offered in collaboration with York University.

Applicants: Canadian SMEs, who are, or will be, partnered with YorkU faculty members

Funding Amount: Up to $10,000 in cash per selected research project (no funding to industry partners).

Project Length: 2 to 4 months

Use of Funds: To execute industry-driven research projects in Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learning / Machine Learning in support of industry-academia partnerships. The funds can be used toward student stipend and project materials.  Travel, living expenses and seminar costs are ineligible.

Eligibility

  • The industry partner must be a Canadian SME with up to 500 employees, capable of exploiting the results of the research.
  • The industry partner must be in business for a minimum of one year.
  • The research project must be jointly supervised by the faculty member and the industry partner, with the work being performed by Masters, PhD or PostDoc.

Intellectual Property

  • All prior intellectual property belongs to the inventor/owner.  As required by IRAP, all intellectual property developed under the project belongs to the industry partner.

Impact

For these programs, we anticipate the impact for the company will be a combination of the following, depending on the individual project:

  • Proof of Concept or working prototype
  • Recommended Machine Learning models and algorithms
  • Assessment of company’s existing dataset and recommended data strategy

The goal is to have projects funded under this program evolve into larger long-term initiatives.

Process: Completed application word document proposals must be submitted by email to cgiblon@yorku.ca by September 27, 2018 by 4pm. Once the proposal is submitted, a review panel comprised of three representatives, one from Innovation York, one from IRAP, and an independent reviewer will review it for eligibility and quality. The Proposal will be ranked based on (a) research description, (b) project plan and (c) company plans for commercialization. The funding will be awarded to the top proposals.

For those requiring assistance finding a partner, please contact Cheryl Giblon, Industry Engagement Manager, cgiblon@yorku.ca.

SSHRC Connection Grants

Deadlines
Submission to ORS: October 15 or January 15
Submission to agency: November 1 or February 1

The Office of Research Services would like to remind you of the upcoming deadline for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grants competition.

These Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

  • disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;
  • scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
  • intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
  • international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

Value
$7000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified

Duration
1 year

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Deadlines

Submission to ORS: November 1, 2018

Agency Deadline: November 15, 2018

Description: Partnership Development Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight and/or the Connection program.

They provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and/or related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and emerging scholars, by fostering new partnerships with existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Value: $75,000 - $200,000

Duration: 1 - 3 years

SSHRC Partnership Grants

INTERNAL NOTICE OF INTENT

All researchers planning to apply to the SSHRC Partnership Grants program – Letter of Intent phase – are required to submit an Internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) to Diana Frasca, SIRI Specialist in the Office of Research Services (ORS) no later than 9am on November 23, 2018. iNOI packages will be reviewed by the Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (SPORT), as well as Diana Frasca, and reviews will be returned to Project Directors by December 14, 2018.

Please Note: Because SSHRC Partnership Grants are institutional awards and require the support of researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, Organized Research Units (ORU), and the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI), the iNOI package should be accompanied by confirmed commitments. In order to secure these commitments, all researchers should notify their Department, Faculty Research Office, ORU, and Diana Frasca as soon as possible about their intention to apply (ideally in September). Doing so will both streamline the process of securing supports for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.

Application components include:

  1. NOI application form
  2. Project Goals and Description (8 pages)*
  3. Description of Team (3 pages)*
  4. Proposed Contributions Plan (1 page)*
  5. Funds Requested from SSHRC (use the attached budget template)*
  6. Principal Investigator SSHRC CV, Research Contributions, and Relevant Experience*
  7. Project Alignment with University and Faculty Strategic Plans (1 page)
  8. Confirmation of York University commitments to the proposed partnership (i.e. email communications, Dean’s memo)

*For bullets 2-6, please follow SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent Guidelines.

IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES:

  • SSHRC Partnership Grant webinar: October 17 (English) & 18 (French), 2018
  • iNOI + Confirmation of Resources/Institutional Support Submitted to ORS: November 23, 2018
  • SPORT Committee + SIRI Specialist Feedback: December 14, 2018
  • ORS Deadline for Final Technical Review of Completed Application: January 25, 2019
  • Final ORS deadline for complete Letter of Intent: February 14, 2019
  • Agency Deadline for Letter of Intent: February 15, 2019
  • SSHRC Results: Spring 2019
  • Full Application Deadline (by invitation only): October 29, 2019
  • SSHRC Interview Phase (all applicants invited to full application): February 2020
  • Funds Released: March 2020

For more information and to set up a one-on-one meeting contact Diana Frasca, SIRI Specialist, at dfrasca@yorku.ca.

Program Description: Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships over four to seven years to advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through shared resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Guidelines from the 2018 SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI (subject to changes with SSHRC’s official 2019 Competition Launch) can be found here.

Please see the SSHRC website for definitions of “Partner Organization” and “Formal Partnership.”

Partnership Grant proposals are expected to respond directly to the objectives of the Insight, Connection or Talent programs.

Value of Awards
Stage 1: Letter of Intent – Up to $20,000
Stage 2: Full Application (by invitation only) – between $500,000 and $2.5 million over 4-7 years

PLEASE NOTE: SSHRC has not formally launched the 2019 competition, but York University is launching an internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) process early given the competitiveness and strategic importance of the competition to the university.

Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) will also host the English portion of the SSHRC-hosted PG LOI webinar on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12 PM in room 510 Kaneff Tower.

Canada-US Fulbright Program: Awards for Canadian Scholars

Deadlines

Submission to ORS: November 1

Submission to agency: November 15

Traditional Awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research center of their choice in the United States.

Visiting Chairs Program The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in the United States.

CMHC-SSHRC Joint Initiative: Collaborative Housing Research Network

Deadlines

Submission of Partnership Development Grant application to ORS: November 1

Submission of Partnership Development Grant application to agency: November 15

Submission of Partnership Grant application to ORS: 10 working days before the agency deadline

Submission of Partnership Grant application to agency (by invitation only): TBA 

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in partnership with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), recently launched a new joint initiative aimed at funding research related to housing in order to set the stage for the creation of a Collaborative Housing Research Network.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives

To create the Collaborative Housing Research Network (CHRN) which will be an independent, Canada-wide collaboration of academics and community partners focused on holistic research housing conditions, needs and outcomes in the following thematic priority areas of the National Housing Strategy (NHS):

  1. Housing for those in greatest need;
  2. Community Housing Sustainability;
  3. Northern Housing;
  4. Sustainable Housing and Communities;
  5. Balanced Supply of Housing.

This first of this two-stage competition will be through the SSHRC Partnership Development Grants Program and successful applicants will be invited to submit a proposal at the second stage, through the SSHRC Partnership Grants Program.

This funding opportunity offers two types of funded projects for individual teams that would potentially constitute the anticipated Network:

  1.  Thematic Research Nodes will bring together a unified group of researchers and other stakeholders. Each node will be coordinated by a project director and responsible to focus on one thematic research area – aligned with the National Housing Strategy priority areas of action;

These individual teams, the nodes, would be linked together, via the National Knowledge Mobilization Hub, in a “network of networks” that, through research activities and creating knowledge will be greater then the sum of its parts.  Nodes will be expected to work together directly with each other, in addition to connecting through the hub.

  1. The Hub will coordinate research collaboration and planning internally between the nodes, as well as externally to academia, government and the housing community.  It will manage reporting and focus on knowledge mobilization within the network and externally.  External knowledge mobilization will include developing and managing a website including a blog and other related activities.

Value

Partnership Development Grant – $80K

Partnership Grant – To be announced 

Duration

Partnership Development Grant – 1 year

Partnership Grant – To be announced

Note: The SIRI unit will support applicants that go to the Stage 2 Partnership Grant (PG) application.  Therefore, applicants to the stage 1 Partnership Development Grant (PDG) are asked to notify Diana Frasca (dfrasca@yorku.ca) that they are applying to Stage 1.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Deadlines
Submission to ORS: 10 working days before submission to the agency
Submission to agency: anytime

Students wishing to travel in January 2019 with $6,000 in GRA support should submit their applications by September 30, 2018. Students can submit applications at any time, but are encouraged to apply at least 16 weeks prior to their planned departure.

Mitacs is accepting applications for its competitive international research funding opportunity.  The Mitacs Globalink Research Award funds collaborations between senior undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members at a university overseas.  A summary is provided below.

Objectives
To offer senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 12-to-24 week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in the following Mitacs partner countries: Australia, Brazil, China, EU member countries (in France, both universities, Inria Research Centres are eligible as host institutions), India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Kingdom, and United States.

Value
Approved recipients will receive funds to support student travel and accommodation expenses, research-related expenses, and student stipend. Funding amounts vary by international partner and host country.

Duration
12 to 24 weeks

ICLR and MEOPAR Call for Proposals – 2018 Spring Flooding

Deadlines

Submission to ORS: 10 working days before submission to agency

Submission to agency: rolling deadline

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) recently launched a Call for Proposals (CFP) – 2018 Spring Flooding.  Social scientists are invited to deploy to a disaster-affected area in the aftermath of an extreme event to collect perishable data.  This joint funding opportunity is being made available under the ICLR Quick Response Program (QRP) and MEOPAR’s Prompt Data Collection Program (PDC.

Objectives

To support research that will learn from disaster events in order to better prevent disasters and protect communities in the future.

Potential research topics that may receive funding through the program include:

  • Identification of opportunities during recovery to increase resilience to future events;
  • Evacuation recommendations vs. residents’ perceived danger;
  • Evaluation of the influence of prior events on stakeholder behaviour;
  • Analysis of stakeholder perception of risk relative to the actual risk;
  • Study of the risks associated with simplification bias;
  • Identification of the specific authorities that had the greatest influence over behaviour;
  • Household-level recovery issues;
  • Communication between emergency management officials and residents;
  • Communication of information about property damage;
  • Communication between insurance companies and policyholders;
  • Effectiveness of local emergency management networks;
  • Networks and partnerships formed between various groups as part of the disaster relief process;
  • Social media use during disasters;
  • Understanding the spatial planning and reconstruction of affected households/neighbourhoods;
  • Adoption of climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in the built environment;
  • Health issues of residents and relief personnel;
  • Community recovery and household recovery capacity;
  • Options for reducing the risk of future events;
  • Other topics as proposed by the researcher(s).

Value

Up to $5K for a QRP

Up to $$10K for a PDC application

Duration

1 year

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