The Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) invites applications for Measuring Impacts and Progress 2020 grant.
Amount: Between $50,000 and $100,000, and, where the application constitutes a novel or breakthrough innovation that could dramatically improve access to justice and justice sector performance, up to $250,000.
Faculty Research Office: At least 1 week before the agency deadline (2-3 weeks earlier if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: At least 5 days before the agency deadline
Law Foundation of Ontario: April 20, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST
Description: The purpose of the Measuring Impacts and Progress 2020 granting is to build the knowledge that will improve justice system services for the people of Ontario. The first method is to support research or activities that address making improvements in the use of data in the justice system. The second is to support empirical research that will help improve how the justice system serves the people of Ontario. Several definitions of empirical research/investigations exist. As a general matter, the LFO is looking for research that is based on observed and measured phenomena and derives knowledge from actual experience rather than from theory or belief. Tied into the idea of “empirical research” is the scientific method of working or testing a hypothesis through observation and experiment. Empirical investigations use quantitative data, which is when you analyze numerical data, or qualitative data, which is when you use non-numerical data such as observations and interviews.
Eligibility: Law School Faculty Members are eligible to apply. A Principal Investigator (PI) must be eligible to hold a research account at Western.