New research funding will help equip public, private and not-for-profit organizations to respond to challenges posed by pandemic
Two UBCO researchers are leading projects awarded through the SSHRC 2020-2021 Partnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special Initiative.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of over $4 million in funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grants, to support 172 projects and almost 600 researchers working with businesses and community partners from across Canada. These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making in the public, private or not-for-profit sector.
In response to the early phases of the pandemic crisis, the latest Partnership Engage Grants competition included a special call to address COVID-19-related research. Over $3 million of the investment announced will directly support 139 projects addressing this call.
Seven projects led by UBC researchers are receiving $174k through Partnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special Initiative Grants.
COVID-19 SPECIAL INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP ENGAGE GRANTS
COVID-19: DEVELOPING KOREAN CANADIANS’ CIVIC ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN THE COVID-19 ERA
Applicant: Kyong Yoon (Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies)
Partner: Okanagan Korean Culture & Knowledge
$24,870 (1 year)
COVID-19: GOING DIGITAL DURING COVID-19 AND BEYOND: EXPANDING THE REACH OF AN EFFECTIVE DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM THROUGH A NATIONAL YMCA PLATFORM TO ENHANCE ACCESSIBILITY
Applicant: Mary Jung (School of Health and Exercise Sciences)
Partner: YMCA of Greater Vancouver
$25,000 (1 year)