The Regional Socio-Economic Development Institute of Canada (RSEDIC), situated at UBC Okanagan, has issued a call for applications for its 2017 Seed Grants. Up to two UBC Vancouver applicants (members of the professoriate only) will be awarded grants to support new areas of regional socio-economic research, and to increase the capacity for regional socio-economic inquiry on campus. Activities undertaken through the seed grant can include, for example, knowledge synthesis, and/or the collection of pilot data on a new topic. Projects must articulate clearly the relevance of the project to regional socio-economic development, with the region being clearly defined.
Applicants are encouraged to explore new research questions relevant to regional socio-economic issues that may arise out of existing or on-going research projects. Interdisciplinary applications that address the connections between regional economic development, health, arts, culture, and/or technology are especially encouraged, as are applications that push the boundaries of what is traditionally understood as socio-economic activities.
Grants are for up to a maximum of $3,500 over 6 months. No extensions are available, so it is critical that project timelines are well planned.
Submit a prepared RPIF and all other required attachments electronically to Heather Frost in the Office of Research (ORE) by 9:00 a.m., Tuesday April 18, 2017 for the Faculty-level signature, and to Alison Ward at UBC-O’s Office of Research Services by 4:00 p.m. the same day (Tuesday April 18, 2017).
Please contact Mary Butterfield at UBC-O with questions regarding this opportunity.