Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: UP TO $25K OVER 6 MONTHS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: May 03, 2013
Sponsor's: May 10, 2013

Subject Areas:

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research. They are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps in a format that is accessible for a particular audience; in this case, primarily government policy-makers, but also education and training institutions, and employers.

The objectives of this funding opportunity are to: ?describe the state of knowledge about the future skills needs of the Canadian labour market, in the context of slowing labour-force growth, increasingly globalized labour markets and economies, and continual technological change; ?identify gaps between labour market demand for both generic and specific skills and the supply of skills (e.g., through K-12 education, postsecondary education, skilled trades and apprenticeship, employer-training and immigration-oriented programs); ?identify the most promising policies and practices for better identifying and meeting future skills needs; ?assess the quality, accuracy and rigour of current work in the field; ?identify gaps in the knowledge and the quantitative and qualitative data available related to skills development and future needs of the Canadian labour market; ?mobilize skills and labour market knowledge within the academic, industry and public policy sectors; and ?form the basis of dialogue between academic researchers, industry stakeholders and skills-related policy-makers in government.

Application Details: All application materials must be submitted in hard copy and be received by May 10, 2013. A SSHRC Web CV for each applicant and co-applicant; is required Deliver complete applications by regular mail, by courier or by hand to the address below. Applications submitted in whole or in part by any other means (e.g., fax or email) will not be considered. Tim Russwurm Chief of Staff, Office of the President Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 16th Floor, 350 Albert Street P.O. Box 1610 Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4 Tel.: 613-995-5488INDIRECT COSTS ARE NOT LEVIED ON THIS PROGRAM
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Russelo,Theresa M
Halbersma,Joseph David

Sponsor Contacts:

P.O. BOX 1610
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 992-3145