Knowledge Synthesis Grants support researchers in producing knowledge synthesis reports and evidence briefs that support the use of evidence in decision-making and the application of best practices; and assist in developing future research agendas.
Amount: $30,000 over one year
Faculty Research Office: one week prior to agency deadline (for internal review of draft application allow 2-3 weeks)
Western Research: 1 week prior to agency deadline
SSHRC: December 17, 2020 (results available March 2021)
Description: These grants will examine and synthesize existing knowledge on mobility and public transit issues. Grant holders will identify research gaps and opportunities and their work will inform and guide policy-makers and service providers responsible for public transit at the community level. The ability of Canadians to effectively travel across their communities and regions significantly affects their day-to-day quality of life. The various personal mobility realities in Canadian urban and rural contexts result in differentiated levels of access to basic services, education and employment opportunities, health services, and recreational and cultural amenities. By identifying best practices, lessons learned and indicators of success, the resulting syntheses may inform the development of effective tools, robust policies and sustainable practices that support the transit needs of urban and rural communities.
NOTE: Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research.Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps.
A ROLA proposal must be completed with the application.
Please contact Karen Kueneman if you plan to apply.