IDEAWORKS Update for Faculty & Staff- March 12, 2021
Discover new opportunities in Applied Research
Upcoming Funding Opportunities
Do you need IDEAWORKS’s assistance in preparing your funding application? Be sure to plan in advance! While we’re always available to answer any questions you may have, we have very limited internal capacity until May. In the meantime, we can connect you with external resources to support your writing.
Looking for funding for a project that would make a difference to educational development in Canada? Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) grant proposals (between $500 to $3000) are due April 30. The principal investigator needs to be an EDC member. The funded projects are expected to benefit the EDC community and address national or regional areas of interest or concern unaddressed by existing work, resources or literature. There are two calls for proposal due on April 30 (Spring Call) and October 31 (Fall Call). If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants 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. Partnership Engage Grants are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 for one year. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.
The Government of Canada has funding available through its Advancing Accessibility Standards Research program. Eligible organizations can apply for up to $250,000 per year per project (with a maximum of $750,000 over 3 years). It will fund accessibility standards research projects that focus on one or more of the following priority areas: accessibility in Indigenous communities; built environment with a focus on heritage buildings; communication, other than plain language; design and delivery of programs and services; information and communication technology; and procurement (buying) of goods, services and facilities. The deadline to apply is March 25, 2021. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.
NSERC Engage Grants provide up to $25,000 of funding for up to six months. Engage Grants are designed to give innovative companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges. These grants are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Plan to apply for Engage funding at least 5-8 months in advance of the project start date. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.
The MITACS Business Strategy Internship Program is a new program that was initiated through a federal contribution spurred by COVID-19. For the BSI, MITACS will match $5,000 contributed by a company to provide a student with a $10,000 total stipend for a 4-6 month business-oriented project to help a partner adjust to COVID-19 circumstances and modern challenges. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.
Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events
IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund (ICF) Webinar Series
- Impact of Experiential Learning Camp Retreat on Student Success presented by Michelle Turan, Joanne Brohman, Tracy Hopkins, Upasana Panda and Monica Almas on March 18, 2021, 2 p.m. Register here.
Mohawk PD Sessions to enhance EDI in Research
- Race, Indigeneity and Anti-Black Racism and the Question of Educational Futures with George Sefa Dei (OISE/U of T) on March 18th 2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 p.m. Open to Mohawk Employees. Register here.
- Developing, Acting Upon & Sustaining Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) in Higher Education with Ann Lopez (OISE) on March 22, March 23 and March 29. Open to Mohawk Employees. Register here.
External Webinars and Events:
- Virtual workshop on college applied research funding opportunities with SSHRC hosted by CICan on April 7, 2021, 1 p.m. Register for the SSHRC workshop.
IDEAWORKS fills the space between research and solutions by delivering customized support to organizations. Want to get involved as a Mohawk College researcher? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org