The Digital Citizen Contribution Program (DCCP) has announced a new call for proposals for the following types of research projects:
- Foresight/horizons projects to map/predict the next issues and/or types of online disinformation;
- Projects to further understand the impact of disinformation on diverse and marginalized communities in Canada;
- Projects to better understand the societal factors and psychological characteristics that motivate individuals to take up the call for online and offline disinformation related activities; and,
- Project that aims to understand the impacts of a lack of exposure to diverse content online, including understanding how users access reliable news and information in Canada, as well as the impacts of algorithmic systems on the content users are exposed to and consume on online platforms
Faculty Research Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least 2-3 weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: 1 week prior to agency deadline.
Canadian Heritage: September 18, 2020
Amount: up to $100,000
NOTE: Funding for this call can only be used for eligible project expenses that are incurred between September 18, 2020 (the day of the call for proposals deadline) until March 31, 2021
Eligibility: Applicants must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western. University researchers are eligible to apply.
How to Apply: Details on how to apply are available on the Digital Citizen Contribution Program page. Full Applications are to be processed through Western Research and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.
Please contact Karen Kueneman if you intend to apply.