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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. Downward Mobility in the Sentimental Novel [Download]

    Title: Downward Mobility in the Sentimental Novel
    Creator: Binhammer, Katherine
    Description: Insight Grant awarded 2015:
    Subjects: IG, Successful SSHRC Application, Literature, Novel, 18th C, Narrative Theory, Capitalism, Cultural Theory
    Date Created: 2014/10/03
  2. Evaluation Capacity Network: Aligning Evaluative Thinking and Practice among Early Childhood Stakeholders [Download]

    Title: Evaluation Capacity Network: Aligning Evaluative Thinking and Practice among Early Childhood Stakeholders
    Creator: GAPSSHRC
    Description: PDG awarded
    Subjects: PDG, Successful SSHRC Application, Partnership Development
  3. Pathways to the premiership: representation, motivation and impact of women premiers in Canada and Australia [Download]

    Title: Pathways to the premiership: representation, motivation and impact of women premiers in Canada and Australia
    Creator: Trimble, Linda
    Description: PDG awarded 2016: This new partnership between university and government institutions will illuminate women's access to and impact in political leadership roles. We plan to achieve this objective by exhaustively detailing and comparing the representative contexts, pathways to the premiership, power and tenure, and impact of the 14 female premiers and a paired sample of 14 equivalent male premiers in Canada and Australia. Personal interviews with women premiers will reveal their motivations and the obstacles and opportunities encountered along the pathway to power. When analyzed together, these rich quantitative and qualitative databases allow us to test a series of theoretical propositions about political career paths and representative impact, offering practical insights and strategies for political parties and community organizations devoted to achieving equality in political representation.
    Subjects: PDG, Successful SSHRC Application, Partnership Development, Political Science, Gender, Politics, Women politicians, Leadership, Parliamentary systems, Electoral politics; , Federalism, Power
    Date Created: 2016/11/28
  4. Reimagining literacy education: Being literate in the twenty-first century [Download]

    Title: Reimagining literacy education: Being literate in the twenty-first century
    Creator:
    Description: PDG awarded 2016: This international case study partnership research initiative will respond to this urgent need to help teachers and students develop the necessary knowledge and proficiencies for our digital age, by generating theory, curricula, and classroom strategies. We will recommend future research areas, policy development for education administrators and policy -makers, and practice strategies in digital literacy education for students in grades K to 6.
    Subjects: PDG, Successful SSHRC Application, Partnership Development
    Date Created: 2016/12/05
  5. Promoting Positive Youth Development Through Sport: PYD SportNET [Download]

    Title: Promoting Positive Youth Development Through Sport: PYD SportNET
    Creator: Holt, Nick
    Description: SSHRC PDG awarded 2014: Merely participating in youth sport does not systematically lead to positive developmental outcomes. Research shows it is necessary to intentionally target social contextual factors --such as organizational structure, coaches, parents, and peer interactions-- to promote positive developmental outcomes. This project aims to promote Positive Youth Development (PYD) through sport by improving (a) the exchange of knowledge between researchers and the sport community, and (b) the use of research knowledge among members of the sport community.
    Subjects: Successful SSHRC Application, PDG, 2014, Sport, Youth, Positive Youth Development, Partnership Development, Sports Psychology, Physical Education, Leisure, Recreation, Family
    Date Created: 2014/01/31
  6. CodePink Alert! Transnational Feminist Peach Activism in the Post 9/11 Period [Download]

    Title: CodePink Alert! Transnational Feminist Peach Activism in the Post 9/11 Period
    Creator: Byrne, Siobhan
    Description: SSHRC IDG awarded 2011:
    Subjects: Successful SSHRC Application, IDG, 2011
    Date Created: 2011/01/31
  7. Settlement Experiences of Syrian Refugees in Alberta [Download]

    Title: Settlement Experiences of Syrian Refugees in Alberta
    Creator: Agrawal, Sandeep
    Description: Funded 2016 under the "Targeted Research: Syrian Refugee Arrival, Resettlement and Integration" call for proposals. This project will document the settlement experiences of recent Syrian refugees to Albertan cities, comparing across the three streams of sponsorship to better understand the perspectives of the refugees, the sponsors, and the social agencies that work with them. The goal is to build a systematic knowledge, which will inform the ongoing practice of settlement agencies as well as government policy directions in the future.
    Subjects: Successful SSHRC, SSHRC Grant, Syrian, Refugees, Resettlement, Government assisted refugees, Privately sponsored refugees, Visa-Office referred program, Human rights, Immigration, Humanitarian, Edmonton, Lethbridge
    Date Created: 2016
  8. Providing Income Support to the Ill and Injured [Download]

    Title: Providing Income Support to the Ill and Injured
    Creator: Lund, Anna
    Description: SSHRC IDG funded 2017: Although bankruptcy should not be a side effect of sickness, many Canadians are pushed over this financial precipice by an illness or injury. In the United States, uncovered medical expenses wreak havoc on the finances of the ill and injured, whereas in Canada, the income lost while convalescing leaves many individuals struggling to make ends meet. Public programs, such as the federal employment insurance sickness benefit and provincial workers' compensation programs, are intended to insulate ill and injured Canadians from financial distress by providing them with replacement income. The frequency with which medical events trigger bankruptcy suggests that these programs are not fulfilling this goal; this project seeks to understand why.
    Subjects: IDG, Successful SSHRC, 2017, Law, Financial distress, Medical poverty, Bankruptcy, Employment insurance, Sickness benefit, Workers compensation
    Date Created: 2017/02/01
  9. Unfinished Utterances in Mandarin Conversation [Download]

    Title: Unfinished Utterances in Mandarin Conversation
    Creator: Li, Xiaoting
    Description: SSHRC IDG funded in 2017: If people learn to speak the same language, can broken communication be avoided? Both research and anecdotal evidence tell us “no”. In contrast to language differences, differences in speaking styles are far more difficult to detect. Although knowledge of different language systems such as English and Chinese is extensive, there is little systematic knowledge of how people—particularly those who speak Chinese—engage in everyday conversation. One unique, though poorly documented, norm in the Chinese speaking style is to leave things unsaid or unfinished. In this research, I will examine how and why Mandarin Chinese speakers use unfinished utterances in everyday conversation.
    Subjects: IDG, Successful SSHRC, 2017, Linguistics, Chinese, Speaking style, Conversation, Verbal behaviour, Non-verbal behaviour, Communications studies, Media studies, East Asia
    Date Created: 2017/02/01
  10. Feminist Energy Futures: Power Shift and Environmental Social Justice [Download]

    Title: Feminist Energy Futures: Power Shift and Environmental Social Justice
    Creator: Wilson, Sheena
    Description: Insight Grant funded in 2017. the world of the present is a 'Petroculture', where cultural, economic, ideological, legal and political relationships --locally and globally-- have been shaped by oil and its networks of power. Energy transition demands social transformation. This research is driven by two ideas: 1) the future will be shaped by those who are able to imagine it. 2) feminist and inclusive thinkers interested in equity, under whatever name they go by, should be shaping that future. Feminists of all genders, and stories and cultural production of all forms, are critically important to imagining less carbon intensive and socially just futures, as we power-down. Using feminist intersectional theories and qualitative methods, the project will record and create an archive of energy transition texts (stories, video, art, textiles, artefacts), analyze how feminists' outputs and marginalized women's social reproduction may be mobilized to shift public perceptions toward more equitable imaginaries of our collective energy future.
    Subjects: IG, 2017, Energy humanities, Energy transition, Climate change, Cultural studies, Feminist, Feminism, Communication studies, Environmentalism, Women, Political engagement, Alberta, Petrocultures, Carbon footprint, Future imagining, Gender, Feminist counter-narratives, Feminist knowledge, Anti-oil, Participatory action research, Activism, Northern Gateway Pipeline, Intermedia communication, Research-Creation
    Date Created: 2016/10/17