Digital Citizen Contribution Program- Call for Proposals

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The Digital Citizen Contribution Program (DCCP) aims to support democracy and social inclusion in Canada by enhancing and/or supporting efforts to counter online disinformation and other online harms and threats. They recently announced a call for proposals to provide time-limited financial assistance for research projects aiming to:

  • Evaluate the efficacy of efforts by platforms to counter disinformation and other online harms;
  • Understand the role of non-news and alternative media sources of disinformation; or
  • Identify the behavioural and psychological underpinnings of the spread of disinformation and other harmful content in the Canadian context.  

Amount: up to $100,000 (must be spent by March 31, 2023).

Faculty Research Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two-three weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: 1 week prior to agency deadline
DCCP: August 18, 2022

Applications and more information:  Digital Citizen Contribution Program . Applications are to be processed through Western Research and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.

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