[globaloutlookDH-l] Update and a new funding programme

Ray Siemens siemens at uvic.ca
Mon Nov 12 10:59:33 MST 2012

Hi Dan, and all,

That's brilliant.  Let me know if some work at cfhss would be of help here ....



On 2012-11-12, at 1:57 PM, "Daniel O'Donnell" <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca> wrote:

> Hi all,
> A quick update: the Steering Committee has been discussing our proposal, 
> but had to put it off till this week in order to deal with some other 
> business and because of time pressures for some of the members.
> In the meantime, Michael Sinatra passed this on to me last week: 
> http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Media/Pages/IDRC-and-SSHRC-Launch-iPaSS.aspx
> I'm asking our research office how they think we can get on the radar 
> for this, since it will be by invitation and they are thinking primarily 
> about the Social Sciences rather than the humanities. But there might be 
> scope for a nice multi-society approach once we know that.
>> IPaSS will support strategic research in four areas:
>> Information and Networks: The digital revolution, characterized by
>> the widespread use of mobile technology and the internet in the
>> developing world, has created opportunities for disadvantaged
>> communities to improve learning outcomes, benefit from greater
>> government openness and accountability and create new economic
>> prospects.   Researchers will work to develop understanding of how
>> accelerated advances in networked technologies, will transform
>> governance, science, learning and livelihoods.
>> Inclusive Growth: Despite overall economic growth and fewer people
>> living in poverty, growth has not always led to better jobs or to
>> increased income opportunities for the poor. Researchers will seek to
>> develop policies and practices that create decent jobs and encourage
>> the development of enterprises, particularly for women and young
>> people.
>> Governance, Security, and Justice: As some 1.5 billion people live in
>> areas affected by violent conflict and organized crime, researchers
>> will help States and societies build secure, equitable, and
>> responsive societies.
>> Green Growth: At a time when the global economy and climate change
>> top policy agendas around the globe, researchers will deepen
>> understanding how societies can spur economic growth in a way that
>> simultaneously promotes environmental sustainability.
>> Building on many years of cooperation, IPaSS will further IDRC’s and
>> SSHRC’s goal to put the social sciences at the service of the public
>> and ensure that they address issues of mutual concern to Canada and
>> the world.
>> University-based experts from Canada and from low- and middle-income
>> countries will be invited to submit research proposals on these four
>> themes. Up to 10 applicants will receive seed funding to develop a
>> formal application.  Up to five partnerships retained after an
>> international merit review will then receive up to CA$2.5 million
>> over four to seven years to carry out the research.
> -- 
> Daniel Paul O'Donnell
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> University of Lethbridge
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