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Research and innovation funding opportunities span almost every academic discipline

Interested in doing research? Fanshawe’s Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) maintains a database
of current funding opportunities. Visit our just-updated External Funding Opportunities webpage to peruse more than a dozen opportunities in health, media, IT, science, technology, engineering and social sciences and humanities. There’s something for just about every discipline represented at Fanshawe. Faculty member in health or nursing? Check out the New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This grant (deadline December 1) helps new investigators undertake projects in health/health policy research by providing funds that allow for faculty release time. For arts and business researchers, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) research grants program (deadline March 16) teams non-profit/industry associations with academics for research that furthers growth in Ontario's cultural media industries – interactive digital media, music, book and magazine publishing, and film and television. Interested in research into youth in conflict with the law and the youth justice system? The Department of Justice Canada’s (DJC) Youth Justice Fund (12-17 years) accepts proposals year-round for research and pilot projects that examine innovative solutions to sentencing, reintegration/rehabilitation, community-based programs, illicit drug use, guns, drugs and gangs, and youth justice system and policy issues. The fund also supports the creation of professional development activities (workshops, conferences, etc.) for justice and youth services professionals. Past projects have included as partners local and regional police services, courts, community and other organizations dealing with troubled youth. Faculty in the social sciences and humanities will be interested in research opportunities from the Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), which offers multiple programs for studies with other academics and/or community organizations, multidisciplinary initiatives, and conferences and workshops aimed at disseminating knowledge. Projects from any areas planning to work with businesses on industry or social innovation may be eligible for grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF). This fund supports acquisition of infrastructure (construction, renovations, equipment) for research purposes. The next CIIF deadline for Notices of Intent (NOIs) is January 16. For more information on these and other research opportunities – and research and innovation at Fanshawe -- contact CRI at research@fanshawec.ca.

Prof. Martin Volkening is the recipient of the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Research/Innovation Excellence. Volkening is research projects coordinator and a faculty member in the School of Applied Science & Technology. He has been principal or co-investigator on a number of externally funded research projects in the College’s Centre for Sustainable Energy & Environments (CSEE) and on other technology projects. Fanshawe President Peter Devlin announced the 2014 award recipients at a staff event September 25. This is the second year for the Research/Innovation Award. The 2013 (and first) recipient was Prof. Robert Haaf of the School of Contemporary Media. Congratulations, Martin!