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).

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Deadline: March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15


They provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

Value and Duration: $7,000 to $25,000 for 1 year.

CIFAR Research Workshops (Open Call)

Deadline: Rolling deadline.


We invite the global research community to submit proposals for workshops that are centred on complex, fundamental questions of importance to the world. Topics selected for workshops should have the potential to impact multiple sectors of society internationally. Topics that are timely in the context of world events, high-risk or which have strong potential for advancement or refinement through a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach are encouraged. The open call is now open for workshop proposals from any field of humanities, engineering, social, natural, or biomedical sciences that address critical questions of global importance.

Value and Duration: Up to $50,000 for events expected to be held by the end of 2017.

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

CIFAR International & Interdisciplinary Research Workshops – Open Call

Deadline: Rolling Deadline


CIFAR is announcing the launch of a new opportunity to explore key questions of global importance that can best be addressed through interdisciplinary, international teams. We have designed a research workshop program for short-term, time-limited interactions of 10 to 20 people. We invite the global research community to submit proposals for workshops that are centred on complex, fundamental questions of importance to the world. Topics selected for workshops should have the potential to impact multiple sectors of society internationally. Topics that are timely in the context of world events, high-risk or which have strong potential for advancement or refinement through a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach are encouraged.

Value and Duration: Up to $50,000. Event must be held within 9 months of acceptance.

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

Deadline: November 30, 2017


Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to: (i) 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 (ii) 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. Partnership funding is intended for teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types.

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

2018-2019 Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants at the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

Deadline: January 18, 2018


The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, funds four-week visiting fellowships and two-week travel grants to support research in the Library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British). In addition, the Library administers two jointly funded residential fellowships: The LWL / ASECS Library Fellowship is awarded to an ASECS member in good standing for up to four weeks of research at the Lewis Walpole Library, and The LWL / Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Fellowship is awarded to support up to eight weeks of research in the collections of both libraries.

Value and Duration: The fellowship year runs from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, and all fellowships must be completed within the fellowship year.

 Cary Collection Short-Term Summer Research Fellowship

Deadline: January 19, 2018


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. Selected research collections. To apply, please mail or 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: US$ 2,500 to cover travel and living expenses for 1 month (must be used during summer 2018).

SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Deadline: February 2, 2018


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. Insight Development Grants foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives.

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.


DADH 2017: The 8th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (Call for Papers)

November 29 to December 1, 2017

National Chengchi University, Taipei

While the debates over the definition, landscape, and scale of digital humanities continue, digital humanists seem to have a consensus that digital humanities are constantly evolving and facing new challenges.  Take big data as an example.  Technologies automatically and instantly archive what people say, what people do, and even what people think.  The rich information provided by big data leads humanities research to a new frontier that can hardly be imagined by classical humanists.  However, the self-archived data contain real, virtual, and even fake contents.  How shall digital archivists and digital humanists embrace big data and big data analytics?  Alternatively, will the ubiquitous digitization transform human culture and make “digital humanities” simply become “humanities”? Digitalization involves computing.  Digital humanists share the same tools with computational social scientists to extract information, to analyze social network, and to perform geospatial analysis.  Digital humanists have also attempted to apply the tools of computational social sciences to model and simulate the complex human experiences.   In the meanwhile, computational social scientists are exploring sentiment modeling.  When the research tools and topics of interest become common, how far can digital humanists and social scientists collaborate to gain deeper insights into common research problems and cope with shared challenges?


The CODEX Papers: a new annual review (Call for Papers)

Deadline: December 15, 2017 for proposals. February 1, 2018 for copy.

The CODEX Foundation is pleased to announce a new and forthcoming publication, The CODEX Papers, an international review of contemporary book arts. Our editorial brief is to publish papers that promote a clear understanding of the enormously complex and historically rich field of the book arts. Please submit proposals including title and subject to gwcloud@codexfoundation.org.