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Two SIM Professors Receive Research Grants

Posted by SIM on October 14, 2021 in Research, News

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More than a dozen researchers from Dalhousie have received funding for novel social sciences and humanities projects that will explore such things as accessible design standards for an aging population to the challenges of being a frontline retail worker during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Colin Conrad (SIM Assistant Professor) received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

Dr. Joyline Makani (SIM Assistant Professor and Killam Librarian) was awarded a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant.

Thirteen selected projects received almost $791,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants program, which distributed $39.5 million in total to 662 recipients. Two additional Dal projects were awarded a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant and a SSHRC Connection grant.

SSHRC is one of the three federal granting councils responsible for supporting the researchers and scholars who are strengthening science and evidence-based decision-making, while nurturing a culture of curiosity in Canada. Insight Development Grants are available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of up to two years. These grants support research in its early stages, enabling the development of new research questions, methods, and ideas. Partnership Engage Grants provide support for research that will inform decision-making at a partner organization while Connection Grants support activities that facilitate the exchange of research knowledge.

“Congratulations to our latest SSHRC grant awardees,” says Alice Aiken, vice president research and innovation at Dal. “This essential funding allows our researchers to do important, early stage inquiry that will ultimately lead to a deeper understanding of how we interact with each other and with the world around us.”

For more information, visit the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s website.

Congrats Colin and Joyline!