Upcoming Opportunities

School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.

Grants and Fellowships


SSHRC Connection Grants

Deadline: May1, August 1, November 1, February 1. Applicants can expect results within approximately 8 weeks.

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating.

Value and Duration: $7000 to $25,000 for 1 year. 50% matching funds required (excluding registration fees).

Mitacs Accelerate Internships

Deadline: Rolling deadline

The Accelerate Program provides interns with the opportunity to transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.
Value and Duration: $15,000 ($7,500 from MITACS & $7,500 industry match) for 4 months.

Mitacs Globalink Research Awards

Deadline: Rolling deadline (10-12 weeks before project start)

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides the opportunity for faculty members and students at Canadian universities to build an international research network and undertake research abroad.

Value and Duration: Up to $5,000 to Canadian supervisor for student travel expenses for 12-24 weeks.

SOSCIP Standard Collaborative Projects – Call for Expressions of Interest

Deadline: Rolling deadline


The Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) is inviting eligible researchers to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) in partnership with industry for the development of Standard Collaborative Projects. Objectives are to: Generate creative collaborations among SOSCIP consortium member academic institutions and industry; facilitate new opportunities for researchers and industry to access high performance Blue Gene/Q, Cloud, Agile, and Large Memory System computing environments; address industry challenges across a broad range of strategic sectors; and create new products and/or services that can be commercialized in Ontario and applied both domestically and around the globe.

Duration: 2 years

Canadian Heritage: Canada 150 Fund

Agency Deadline: No set deadline. At least 30 days prior to desired start of project.


The Department of Canadian Heritage (CH) has recently announced a new funding initiative: the Canada 150 Fund which aims to promote Canadian values, culture and history, generate national pride, and bring citizens together to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. Initiatives may include: documentary films, learning materials and activities, theatrical or musical performances, large-scale artwork projects.

Value and Duration: No set amount. Funding for up to 1 year.

Getty Foundation Grants and Fellowships

Agency Deadline: Various Deadlines


The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts.

Value and Duration: Unstated.

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Agency Deadline: November 30, 2016


Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to: develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Value and Duration: $75,000 to $200,000 for 1 to 3 years.

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant

Deadline: January 12, 2017


What will the course of a globalized future look like? How will societies address the promise and the peril of global forces shaping our future? These topics will be explored in this, the fifth Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition. This funding opportunity will support researchers, teams of researchers and knowledge users in producing knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that: 1. support the evidence’s use in decision-making, and the application of best practices; and 2. assist in developing future research agendas.

Value and Duration: $25,000 for 1 year.

York-Massey Fellowships & Visiting Scholarships

Deadline: January 13, 2017


The Fellowship and the two Scholarships are open to full-time faculty members planning to go on sabbatical or other leave during 2017-2018. The Fellowship will provide the selected faculty member with prime office space in the College for the academic year and the status of a full Senior Resident of the College, with dining privileges (such as attendance of all High Tables subject to College rules). The title “York Fellow of Massey College” remains for life or while mutually agreeable. The Visiting Scholars will have a carrel in the College and access to Robarts Library and all public rooms in the College. Membership in the Massey Alumni Association is granted to Visiting Scholars at the completion of their program.

Cary Collection Short-Term Summer Research Fellowship

Deadline: January 15, 2017

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a one-month research fellowship for the study of the history of graphic communication. The fellowship is open to scholars engaged with subject areas covered by the library’s holdings. For further information on our holdings, please visit our website, cary.rit.edu, and search our catalog: albert.rit.edu/. To apply, please email a research proposal detailing your project, a CV, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Steven K. Galbraith, Curator (skgtwc@rit.edu).

Value and Duration: One month of study in residence, with a US$2,500 stipend to cover travel and living expenses.

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Deadline: February 3, 2017.


Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams.

Value and Duration: $7,000 to $75,000 for 1 to 2 years.


Events, Conferences, Calls for Papers


 Journal of Arts and Education (Call for Papers)

Journals of Arts and Education, is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes substantive and integrative reviews, as well as summary reports of innovative ongoing research programs. We welcome the submission of articles in the areas of subject in line with Art and Religion, Biblical Studies, Cultural and Historical Studies of Religions, Ethics and Social Theory, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Interreligious Studies, Liturgical Studies, Orthodox Christian Studies, Religion and Psychology, Systematic and Philosophical Theology, Educational Psychology, Educational Administration, Educational Management, Science Education, Social science, History Education, Physical and Health Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Arts Education, Guidance and Counselling Psychology.


JAR: Journal for Artistic Research (Call for Papers)

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines.


Canons and Contingence: Art Histories of the Book in England and America — Symposium

March 4, 2017

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Recent scholarship in bibliography and the history of the book has attended to the ways in which bibliographic media resist, defy, and elude uniformity, even under the greatest technological pressures to conform. Whether through variables in the production process or through the vagaries of transmission and consumption, each manuscript or printed book carries with it the traces of a unique history. Yet bibliographers and historians of the book have long neglected the role of the visual in these histories, perceiving the pictorial as supplemental to the book, an import from some other medium. At the same time, the book itself has never featured in art history’s triumvirate of media: painting, sculpture, and architecture. In the belief that the book itself is an important medium in the history of art, this symposium brings together scholars who explore how the visual and pictorial features of bibliographic media behave (and can be made to behave) in defiant ways.


Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century — Call for Papers

March 29-30, 2018

Winterarthur Museum, Garden and Library, Wilmington, Delaware

A combination of technological, cultural, and economic factors during the long nineteenth century made images more readily available in a wider range of media than ever before. These transformations raised new questions about the ownership and use of images. Working in the new field of lithography, artists produced portraits, topographical landscapes, caricatures, everyday scenes, and representations of events done “on the spot,” which publishers distributed quickly and relatively cheaply. Thanks to changes in printing techniques and the commercial strategies of publishers, engraved images became more common in books, magazines, and newspapers. The development of photography led to the production and circulation of images in the form of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, and stereographs. The quest to reproduce photographic images in print inspired numerous photomechanical processes that raised questions about the status of the image and its creator. Meanwhile, increasingly sophisticated printed reproductions of visual works raised new questions about what constituted “authorship” under copyright law; about how to balance the interests of artists, distributors, and collectors; and about how to protect the privacy of individuals whose images were being reproduced and displayed in public. As images and the techniques used to produce them spread across national borders, the question of colonial and international copyright became increasingly important. Please send an abstract (one page) of your proposed contribution and a short CV (two pages) to imagecopy19@gmail.com by February 1, 2017.