December 13, 2021
Four research projects led by faculty members in the UBC School of Nursing and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture have received funding through the Insight Development Grant and Partnership Engage Grant competitions administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Valued at up to $75,000 over a period of one to two years, Insight Development Grants support short-term research development projects that involve "the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas."
The projects are selected based on their aim and importance, as well as their feasibility and ability to succeed. In addition, they must respond to the objectives of SSHRC's Insight Program, which include developing new approaches to research on complex and important topics and providing a high-quality research training experience for students.
Partnership Engage Grants, valued at up to $25,000 over one year, are expected to respond to the objectives of not only the Insight program, but also the Connection Program, including "[increasing] the accessibility and use of social sciences and humanities research knowledge among academic and non-academic audiences".
The grants aim to support small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships that "respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors". In doing so, these partnerships enable researchers and non-academic organizations to "access each other's unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest."
A total of 41 projects led by UBC researchers received funding totalling $2.5 million through the February 2021 Insight Development Grant competition. Six projects led by UBC researchers received funding totalling $150,000 through the June 2021 Partnership Engage Grant competition. For a full list of UBC recipients, please see the announcement on the UBC Research + Innovation website.
The funded UBC Applied Science-led projects are:
INSIGHT DEVELOPMENT GRANTS (February 2021 competition)
Developing a grounded theory of the social processes of self-management amongst older adults with chronic impairments
Applicant: Kristen Haase (School of Nursing)
Co-applicant: John Oliffe (School of Nursing)
Understanding the Impact of Psychosocial Vulnerabilities on Access to and Utilization of Women-centred HIV/AIDS Support Services among African, Caribbean and Black Women in Canada
Applicant: Emmanuela Ojukwu (School of Nursing)
Co-applicants: Saima Hirani (School of Nursing), Angela Kaida (SFU)
Stressors experienced by parents of sexual and gender minority youth in collectivist communities
Applicant: Elizabeth Saewyc (School of Nursing)
Co-applicants: Sheila Marshall (School of Social Work), Ashley Taylor (School of Nursing)
PARTNERSHIP ENGAGE GRANTS (June 2021 competition)
Planning for future urban neighborhoods using data-driven typological models
Applicant: Ronald Kellett (School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
Partner: City of Vancouver