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Successful Grants Library (SSHRC)

Materials retained in this repository of successful SSHRC grants are for the sole use of University of Alberta scholars applying to SSHRC grant and fellowship competitions. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funds several grant competitions. The competitions supported by the Grant Assist Program (SS&H) are: Insight Development Grant (IDG), Insight Grant (IG), Partnership Development Grant (PDG) and the two stage Partnership Grant (PG). All successful grant applicants are encouraged to deposit a copy of their SSHRC application here, for the empowerment of your colleagues. To contribute a copy, please contact the Director, GAP SS&H: http://www.sshrc.ualberta.ca/en/Contact.aspx In addition to this successful grants library, support from the Office of the vice-President (Research) for SSHRC grant applicants includes: 1 on 1 mentoring in research design and grant strategy; information panels; workshops; access to casual research assistants and professional editors; bridge funding. Materials from workshops and other learning opportunities are deposited under the collection entitled "Workshop Materials (SSHRC)". Academic articles on the genre of writing associated with grants and research proposals are deposited in the collection entitled "Readings (SSHRC); Newsletters from the GAP (SS&H) are housed in the "Communiques (SSHRC)" collection. For more information about the GAp for Social Sciences and Humanities researchers: http://www.sshrc.ualberta.ca/
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  1. Science and Mathematics textbook writers’ hopes for peace and sustainability [Download]

    Title: Science and Mathematics textbook writers’ hopes for peace and sustainability
    Creator: Kim, Mijung
    Description: IDG awarded 2017: We propose to examine how textbook authors position themselves in relation to their hopes and challenges. Our research is qualitative, informed by narrative storytelling. We are interested in how the material textbook authors write might be an influence relating to their hopes (and challenges), especially in relation to peace and sustainability. To focus this question, we will ask Canadian science and mathematics textbook authors: 1. What are your hopes for students, for society and for the environment? 2. What challenges will students face in terms of these hopes? 3. How do your hopes appear in the text you write as an author? 4. What challenges and insights have you experienced while trying to integrate your hopes into your writing?
    Subjects: IDG, 2017, Successful SSHRC , Grant Application, Education, Peace studies, Curriculum, Textbooks, Hope, Teaching
    Date Created: 2017/02/01
  2. The Lost Garden: Exploring Audio in Interactive Spaces [Download]

    Title: The Lost Garden: Exploring Audio in Interactive Spaces
    Creator: Scott Smallwood
    Description: SSHRC IDG awarded 2017: The expansion of video games as a medium has precipitated a healthy indie game movement, and created opportunities for media artists to explore interactive art creation. However, audio and music in games is still primarily constrained to sound effects, dialog and emotive accompaniment, thereby lagging behind advances in full-sphere 3D audio and procedurally generated sound. This research aims to answer several questions in relation to the potential of audio as a major video game mechanic: What if sound were the primary form of interaction? What kinds of musical and sonic experiences can be created in that environment? How might 3D audio enhance that experience? What about field recording and soundscape composition? How could games enhance our understanding of our changing soundscape?
    Subjects: IDG, 2017, Sound design, Fine Arts, Video Games, Composition, Interactivity, Audio Games, Electroacoustic music, Sound art, Soundscape, Soundscape composition, Ambisonics, Binaural audio, Music, Grant Application, Successful SSHRC
    Date Created: 2017/01/25
  3. Mapping the power of the carbon-extractive corporate resource sector [Download]

    Title: Mapping the power of the carbon-extractive corporate resource sector
    Creator: GAP SSHRC
    Description: Successful partnership grant funded in 2014.
    Subjects: PG, Partnership Grant
    Date Created: 2017/05/29
  4. Energy Impasse: Investigating the cultural and social barriers to energy transition [Download]

    Title: Energy Impasse: Investigating the cultural and social barriers to energy transition
    Creator: Szeman, Imre
    Description: SSHRC Insight grant awarded 2017: Despite scientific consensus about the environmental costs of petrocarbon use and increasing political desire for energy transition, our societies remain fully dependent on fossil fuels. This research explores the ability---or inability---of contemporary culture to address the impediments and blockages that stand in the way of a transition from fossil fuels. Material to be examined includes: cultural representations (fiction, poetry, film), institutional public (government or NGO) and private (corporate) discourse, and public performances of counter-impasse (blockages, refusals, protests and other interventions). Research results will include an academic book, public handbooks, Petrocultures website.
    Subjects: IG, SSHRC, Successful Grant, Insight Grant, Energy, Energy futures, energy humanities, Energy transition, Energy impasse, Climate change, Environmental studies, Ecocriticism, Activism, environment, Culture, change, Culture, popular, Literature, comparative, Environmental ethics, Fuel, fossil, Book research
    Date Created: 2016/10/15
  5. Understanding children's processing of reference in interaction [Download]

    Title: Understanding children's processing of reference in interaction
    Creator: GAPSSHRC
    Description: SSHRC Insight grant awarded 2017:
    Subjects: IG, SSHRC, Successful Grant, Insight Grant
    Date Created: 2016/10/15
  6. Matching goals and outcomes of park interpretation using the Theory of Planned Behaviour: A case study of Alberta's Provincial Parks [Download]

    Title: Matching goals and outcomes of park interpretation using the Theory of Planned Behaviour: A case study of Alberta's Provincial Parks
    Creator: Hvenegaard, Glen
    Description: SSHRC Insight grant awarded 2017: The project aims to determine the short- and long-term outcomes of interpretive programs in Alberta's provincial parks, the factors influencing those outcomes, and the consistency of outcomes with staff perceptions of provincial goals, policies, and strategies. Park interpretation is a communication process that reveals meanings and relationships of cultural and natural heritage to the public. While interpretation aims to encourage park-friendly behaviour, increase knowledge, and generate positive attitudes, interpretation efforts in Canada face a key challenge: inconsistent approaches and outcomes. Additionally, as provinces implement results-based planning models, little is known about the long-term outcomes for participants in interpretive programs. Alberta is a representative case study since Alberta Parks faces many of the same management and planning issues for interpretive programs as other park systems across Canada.
    Subjects: IG, SSHRC, Successful Grant, Insight Grant, Parks, provincial, Parks, interpretation, Parks, policy, Evaluation, Education, environmental, Tourism, sustainable, Environment, Leisure, Recreation
    Date Created: 2016/10/15
  7. The evolution of modern humans in southern Tanzania: A landscape archaeological approach [Download]

    Title: The evolution of modern humans in southern Tanzania: A landscape archaeological approach
    Creator: Willoughby, Pamela
    Description: SSHRC Insight grant awarded 2017: A landscape archaeological approach to studying early human occupation of the Iringa Region, Tanzania. Previous research in Iringa has revealed occupations from the critical period for the evolution of our species. This project's goal is to explain the data from the site within environmental, social, cultural and demographic models of the emergence of modern human behaviour both prior to and after the "Out of Africa 2" expansion. The archaeological research will also support a Tanzanian cultural heritage group to produce locally-appropriate poster exhibits and museum displays.
    Subjects: IG, SSHRC, Successful Grant, Insight Grant, Archaeology, Evolution, Humans, Early Modern, Fossils, Paleolithic, Paleoanthropology, Stone Age, Middle, Stone Age, Later, Cultural Heritage Management, Landscape Archaeology
    Date Created: 2016/10/15
  8. A Revolutionary Decade: Fasion & Material Culture in the 1790s [Download]

    Title: A Revolutionary Decade: Fasion & Material Culture in the 1790s
    Creator: Bissonette, Anne
    Description: SSHRC IG awarded 2017: The importance of the body in fashion and the radical adoption of street styles by the elite go back to eighteenth-century Europe. This study examines the effects of the French Revolution on European and American style. It asks how 1790s fashion drastically changed to affect and reflect the social order. During this revolutionary decade, clothing was implicated in the changing political, artistic and ideological landscapes of Europe. As people searched for new systems of government, the meaning of dress in France took on additional importance. The research will thus begin in France and expand to places traditionally affected by French style: the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States and Canada. Finding, accessing and analyzing surviving clothing and depictions of dress such as portraits and fashion plates from the 1790s will allow us to understand the journey towards more democratic and body-conscious styles.
    Subjects: SSHRC, Successful Grant, IG, Insight Grant, 2017, Dress, Historical , Textile History, Material Culture, Fashion Studies, Fashion, Neoclassical , 1790, French Revolution, Federalist Era, Fashion, Street, Representation, Artefact, Human Ecology, Fashion, French
    Date Created: 2017/04/11
  9. The Biomedical Body and Everyday Life in Quebec [Download]

    Title: The Biomedical Body and Everyday Life in Quebec
    Creator: Laforest, Daniel
    Description: SSHRC IG awarded 2017: This project focuses on the representations of health and the biomedical body in post-1960s Anglo-Canada and Franco-Québec literatures. It is interested in the representation of urban middle-classes and the ways in which the notion of responsibility towards health informs the literary self. It possesses a resolutely interdisciplinary dimension because its results as well as part of its methodology will intersect with the field of health humanities. With the rapidly growing, yet widely different problems of public health management in Canada, the personal relation to one's body and health in light of the often-conflicting rhythms of urban life has become crucial. The relative sobriety and calculations required by health regimens, by the physical and mental declines of old age, by the "accidents" that radically alter one's identity, or by the unequal rhythms and lifespan of organs along with the possibility of their transplant, quickly prove to be incompatible with the subjective flourishing of the ideal of the "good life" that dominates our images of citizenship.
    Subjects: SSHRC, Successful Grant, IG, Insight Grant, 2017, Modern Languages, Cultural Studies, Literature, French Canadian, Québécoise, Storytelling, Narration, Narrative, Health Narratives, Biomedical, Medical Experiences, Health Humanities
    Date Created: 2017/04/11
  10. Refining the recreation specialization framework to account for social networks and environmental worldviews: Implications for understanding recreation preferences [Download]

    Title: Refining the recreation specialization framework to account for social networks and environmental worldviews: Implications for understanding recreation preferences
    Creator: Harshaw, Howard
    Description: SSHRC IG awarded 2017: This research examines and refines key assumptions of the recreation specialization framework, tests the refined assumptions, and examines the roles of structural location and environmental worldviews in explaining recreation preferences. This research will: 1. Test and refine the assumed trajectory of progression in recreation specialization. 2. Identify and prioritize the salient setting attributes that influence outdoor recreation participation. 3. Identify management alternatives that are most responsive to rock climbers', big game hunters', and bird watchers' preferences.
    Subjects: SSHRC, Successful Grant, IG, Insight Grant, 2017, Outdoor Activity, Outdoor Recreation, Sport, New Ecological Paradigm, Natural Resources Management, Rock Climbing, Big Game Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Leisure Studies, Bird Watchers, Hunters, Ministry of the Environment, Worldview
    Date Created: 2017/04/11