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

Grant Amount: $20K FOR UP TO 18 MTHS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jan 21, 2011
Sponsor's: Jan 28, 2011

Subject Areas: Cultural or Population Studies, Refugee or Immigrant Services, Interdisciplinary Research, Immigrant Integration, Socio-economic Status, Health And Wellbeing, Community Capacity, Labor Economics, Public Policy, Citizenship, Settlement, Diversity, Migration, Security, Housing, Justice, Civic Integration, Labour Market, Policing

The Ontario Metropolis Centre is a consortium of Ontario universities, immigrant service agencies, other community groups, social planning councils, and representatives from all levels of government. The proposals should focus on policy relevant research questions associated with the six CERIS Research Domains. Please see Sponsor Guidelines for detailed information. Research funded by CERIS is based on the following general principles: - Research that studies instrumental policy and program interventions is needed as much as that which promote a deeper understanding of critical issues - The concerns of immigrants, refugees, refuge-seekers, foreign temporary workers, and the societies they enter are all legitimate areas of study - The intersection of immigration issues with race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, legal status, religion, age, and sexual orientation will be considered - Collaboration between academic researchers and community-based researchers is essential - Interdisciplinary studies are particularly encouraged - The focus of the study should be on Ontario - Whenever possible, national and international comparisons should be made and best practices identified

CERIS funds three types of research projects: a) synthesis of research findings from the literature; b) studies based on new empirical data (qualitative and/or quantitative); and c) secondary data analysis. Successful projects will be funded for up to 18 months for a maximum of $20,000.

Application Details:

Principal Investigators (PI) must hold an appointment at an Ontario university and be eligible for SSHRC-funding as a PI. Only CERIS affiliates are eligible to receive RFP funding. If you are not currently a CERIS affiliate, you are welcome to submit an RFP proposal, but you must apply for affiliation with CERIS by February 15th. Information and application forms are on the CERIS website: If you are not sure of your affiliation status, email CERIS will fund three types of research projects in this year's competition: 1) synthesis of research findings from the literature; 2) studies based on new empirical data (qualitative and/or quantitative); and 3) secondary data analysis. CERIS intends to fund up to four projects that will synthesize current research. Each synthesis study is eligible for funding up to $5000. The other two categories of projects are eligible for funding up to $12,500. Please note that the application for synthesis projects differs from the applications for original research and secondary data analysis projects (see Sponsor website).

All submissions should be submitted in one envelope (not multiple envelopes). Do not bind the original or the copies. Late or incomplete proposals cannot be considered. Proposals must be received at CERIS' main office no later than January 28, 2011 at 4:00pm. Applicants should submit the original of their application with original signatures and all supporting documents (fastened with a paperclip), plus 10 complete copies including supporting documents (stapled) and one CD containing the electronic version of the application, abstract, nature of research project and budget portion to: Dr. Judith K. Bernhard


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts: Pocock,Katy
Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

246 Bloor Street West
7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416 946-3110