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Understanding the Future of Canada‑UK Trade Relationships

Posted by Danielle Andres on February 5, 2018 in Research Funding

SSHRC in Canada, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the United Kingdom, have launched a dedicated Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSG) competition to assess the state of research knowledge on Canada-UK trade relationships, in a post-Brexit context.

This dedicated KSG competition aims to foster international collaboration and support the synthesis of existing knowledge capable of identifying research strengths and gaps and contribute evidence for policy. Synthesizing research knowledge on the diverse issues related to international trade between Canada and the UK will deepen understanding of how future trading relationships could maximize the benefits to both countries, and will help define potential areas in which both countries could play a vital leadership role.

KSGs are not intended to support original research. Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge strengths and research gaps. This call is particularly focused on the state of research knowledge emerging over the past 10 years.

This is an international competition and will only accept international, collaborative research projects. Proposed projects must involve a minimum of two researchers, one of whom is affiliated with an institution in Canada, the other with an institution in the UK. These institutions must be eligible to administer SSHRC and ESRC funding, respectively. The team may also include researchers from other countries.

Up to 20 grants of one year’s duration may be awarded, of up to C$30,000 in total per project. For projects selected for funding, each country’s applicant or team will receive a grant from their respective country’s funder for their portion of the project. For Canadian researchers, their portion of the project will be funded by SSHRC based on the funding request they submitted via the itemized budget. For British researchers, their portion of the project will be funded by the ESRC based on the funding request submitted via the itemized budget.

Full details of this competition are available here.

Any faculty member interested in this opportunity is asked to contact the Grants Facilitator in Dalhousie Research Services (david.spurrell@dal.ca), for more information and support in preparing an application.

Deadline: 28 March 2018