Western’s Mobilization, Creation and Innovation Grants for SSHRC-Related Research

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Western’s Research Mobilization, Creation and Innovation Grants are designed to support the dissemination and mobilization of knowledge in SSHRC-related research using innovative and creative knowledge mobilization and/or research creation activities. The intended outcomes are three-fold:

  1. To enhance the dissemination, exchange, and engagement of knowledge within and/or beyond academia;
  2. To enhance research creation activity at Western; and
  3. To broaden faculty researchers’ experience developing published and/or creative outputs that may contribute to competitive future grant applications.

Amount: up to $7,500 – to support the development of a knowledge mobilization and/or research creation activity that cannot be accomplished with funding currently available to the faculty researcher or through other internal research funding opportunities.

DeadlinesRequired Steps
May 20, 2022 by 4 pmFaculty Research Office – if you wish to have a full review of your application allow 2-3 weeks; send drafts to Karen Kueneman
May 27, 2022, by 5 p.m. EDTSubmit application package via the online form.
June 30, 2022Notice of decision
July 1, 2022Anticipated project start date

Eligible expenses:

  • Funds to support the hiring of a student (undergraduate and/or graduate) from a Western SSHRC-related faculty (Health Sciences, Education, Ivey, Law, Information & Media Studies, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Music). It is expected that students will be fully engaged in the creation and/or dissemination of KMb activities.
  • Funds to support KMb activities aimed at communicating and translating research to a broader audience and expanding the researcher’s experience with KMb creative outputs. Projects might include (but are not limited to): the development of printed materials, infographics, creative arts and productions, videos, social media campaigns, musical compositions, story boards, GIS mapping, policy briefs, podcasts, websites, journal articles, etc.
  • Funds to support research creation projects where the creation process is situated within the research activity and produces critically informed work in a variety of media forms. “Research exclusively about the creation process or about literary/artistic productions, or creative work involving minimal scholarly investigation, will not be considered to fall within the scope of research creation. A research creation proposal must address clear research questions, offer theoretical contextualization within the relevant fields of inquiry, present a well-considered methodological approach and creation process, and produce critically informed work in a variety of media formats. Both the research and any resulting creative work must meet peer standards of excellence and be suitable for publication, public performance and/or viewing.” Fields that may involve research creation may include but are not limited to: architecture, design, creative writing, literature and modern languages, visual arts, performing arts, cinema and film studies, art history, music, new artistic practices, etc.
  • Travel for research creation only is eligible.
  • Funds to support the completion of books or large creative projects. In the case of book projects, applicants must already have a contract with a recognized press and be close to submitting the final book. In the case of creative projects, applicants must present evidence of financial or institutional support for the overarching project and the project must be in its final stages. Funds can be used for proof-reading, licensing artwork for the cover, indexing, translation, and/or activities related to the completion of a creative project.
  • Funds to support open access fees for research publication in the form of a book, dataset, journal article, and/or creative output.

More information and applications…

Contact: All questions can be directed to intgrant@uwo.ca. Application support can be requested by contacting Mariam Hayward, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager.

Please contact Karen Kueneman if you plan to apply.