Five United Way offices across Canada have come together in a pilot partnership with Mitacs to provide funding and training for graduate students and postdocs for research related to social inclusion. This grant aims to identify talented researchers conducting thesis or dissertation research related to social inclusion. United Ways are particularly interested in research that develops actionable recommendations that may help inform investment decisions, shape a community impact agenda and even support collective impact initiatives and that have the potential to lead to improved social inclusion.
Project length: 4 months
Desired start date: Summer or fall of 2018
- United Way Calgary & Area: City of Calgary, Towns of Airdrie, Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks and Strathmore
- United Way Halton & Hamilton: Greater Hamilton and Halton region
- United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin: Guelph, Wellington County, and Orangeville and Dufferin County
- United Way Lower Mainland: Metro Vancouver, North Coast – Sea to Sky, the Lower Mainland to Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley
- United Way Ottawa: City of Ottawa
United Way and Mitacs are inviting researchers to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) as the first stage of this process. Successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full proposal that will be evaluated through the Mitacs Accelerate program.
- Submit a Letter of Intent via this webform by January 8, 2018
- Successful applicants will be notified by February 15, 2018
- Full proposals will be due by April 1, 2018
- Projects must begin during the summer or fall of 2018