Call for applications
Deadline: April 15, 2024.
Funding: $10,000 ($5,000 at UAlberta and $5,000 at UCalgary) for a period of up to 18 months. Post-award, similar to SSHRC's policy, you may make changes in your budget without seeking sponsor approval as long as you use your grant for the broad purpose for which it was originally awarded.
Eligibility: Include a team of full-time faculty at both the UAlberta and the UCalgary.
Applications will be adjudicated by a Joint Research Committee and only one team will be supported per year. Applicants will be informed by the beginning of May 2024.
How to Apply: You will need to apply through the Online Application Form.
Special Note: The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the Calgary Institute for Humanities are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive research community and recognizes that achieving a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive research environment is essential to creating the excellent, innovative, and impactful research necessary to advance knowledge and understanding, and to respond to local, national and global challenges.
Below are links to resources at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and Universities Canada that can assist you in incorporating EDI practices into planning your research proposals.
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- Department (If Applicable)
- Project Title
- Public Summary (Max 1,000 characters or approximately 250 words)
- Project Description (Max 5,250 characters or approximately 1,000 words) (Please include your research focus, research objectives, activities that will be undertaken, outcomes, and how your project contributes to EDI)
- List of collaborators (Name, University, Faculty, Department)
- 5 Key words to describe your project
- BUDGET: How will the KIAS and CIH funding be used.
- IF Applicable - Listing of any additional sources of funding you may have received for this project.
Demographic Information: (questions in this section are voluntary and not required to be eligible for funding. Information collected is for KIAS internal use only, anonymized, and used for strategic planning purposes)
- Identifying as a Indigenous / Aboriginal person
- Gender Identity
- Sexual Orientation
- Identifying as a Visible Minority
- Identifying as a person with a Disability
Across the Board: Interventions in the Environmental Emergency (ABIEE)
This research will enter spaces of knowledge, inquiry, method and artistic practice pertaining to Indigenous and non-Indigenous environmental thought, ethics and the vast multidisciplinary field of ecocriticism—a form of cultural, literary, philosophical, sociological and political analysis that blends with the life sciences. Areas of focus span material feminisms, animal studies, deconstructive theory, posthumanism, affect, poetics and visual art, but they come together in their intercultural reflection on the humanities’ necessary interventions in the environmental emergency, within the context of accelerated ecological changes and losses that are the mark of our geological time. This research will offer a rich and deeper understanding of the current crises that we face across the board, unequally so and with our different histories and circumstances. It will allow us to highlight the importance and diversity of theoretical, artistic and land-based projections of post-anthropocentric, anti-colonial and just futurities. With this joint research team-building opportunity, we seek to demonstrate how humanities research and production, attuned to ecological issues, articulate social injustices and “trouble,” to borrow from Black Canadian poet Canisia Lubrin, “notions of humanity as a species.”
Kit Dobson, Professor, Department of English, University of Calgary, PI
Marie Carrière, Professor, Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, PI