[globaloutlookDH-l] Update and a new funding programme

Ray Siemens siemens at uvic.ca
Mon Nov 12 12:07:04 MST 2012


Agreed and understood; just let me know....

Ray

On 2012-11-12, at 2:58 PM, "Daniel O'Donnell" <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca> wrote:

> Hi Ray,
> 
> Actually the more I read about it, the more I think there might be scope 
> for a really major initiative--with your training network, centernet, 
> ADHO, and the constituent societies. They are looking for quite large 
> projects.
> 
> A role for CFHSS might be that they see it as an exclusively SS 
> initiative (and at the IRDC generally). I'm going to peek around the 
> IRDC site for a bit and see if there are smaller scale programmes.
> 
> On 12-11-12 10:59 AM, Ray Siemens wrote:
>> Hi Dan, and all,
>> 
>> That's brilliant.  Let me know if some work at cfhss would be of help here ....
>> 
>> Cheers
>> 
>> Ray
>> 
>> 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
>>> Professor of English
>>> University of Lethbridge
>>> Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
>>> Canada
>>> 
>>> +1 403 393-2539
>>> 
>>> 
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> Daniel Paul O'Donnell
> Professor of English
> University of Lethbridge
> Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
> Canada
> 
> +1 403 393-2539
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