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Grants & Funding

The Faculty of Arts offers a range of internal grants to support faculty members in conference travel, event hosting, publication and research.  These grants are adjudicated by the SRC Committee with members drawn from the different departments in the Faculty of Arts.

For information regarding specific internal grants or to apply for the grants, please consult the section below.  For details regarding the new Faculty of Arts internal grants, please see the PDF filepresentation from the September 21 information session.

The Faculty of Arts Research Accounts Support Officer (RASO) provides support to researchers with external research grants.  For reimbursement instructions and forms, please see the appropriate secton below.

About / The Faculty of Arts administers two Travel Grants (TGs) competitions each academic year (Fall: October 31 and Winter: March 31).

Purpose / TGs are intended to assist with the dissemination of SRC at conferences, workshops, and related professional meetings. There is an expectation that the presentations will lead to publication, in whole or part, of the research presented. Priority is given to applicants who are delivering a keynote, paper, poster; funding to act as a discussant or simply to attend a conference is given a lower priority.

Eligibility / All RFA faculty members are eligible to apply. The SRC Committee will give priority to faculty members not holding current grants. Applicants will be asked to explain the relationship between currently held grants (internal and external) and travel grant requests, and to disclose any potential overlaps. All TG applications must include a brief 1‐paragraph summary of the paper/presentation and any communication received from the conference organizers confirming acceptance. Any paper, poster, or communication previously funded for travel by the Faculty of Arts will not be eligible for further funding. Only applications with travel dates 6 months before or 6 months after the competition closing date will be considered.

Amount / The funds are for up to $1,500 and can be used only for the specific conference/meeting identified in the application. Unused TG funding cannot be “banked” for other SRC activities/travel. The total amount of TG funding that can be claimed by an individual faculty member in an academic year shall not exceed $1,500 across the Fall and Winter travel competitions. Departments are no longer required to contribute $500.

Review Process / TGs are allocated on the basis of an internal review process by the Arts SRC Committee. Adjudication criteria include impact of the conference or meeting in the discipline, reasonableness and accuracy of proposed budget, the impact of previously funded travel grants as well as expected contribution to the faculty member’s overall SRC agenda. Competition results are not subject to appeal.

Deadline / All applications must be received by the deadline and submitted on‐line through the Arts web portal. Only those applications that have been submitted as indicated will be adjudicated. Please be sure to click the submission button.

Responsibilities / Recipients of TG awards must submit the appropriate paperwork within 6 months of returning from the conference travel.

Acknowledgement / Successful applicants are required to acknowledge funding from the Faculty of Arts in all materials such as articles, books, posters, or conference presentations with statements such as the following: “The preparation of this [index/article/chapter/book/study/conference presentation, etc.] was supported with a grant provided by the Office of the Dean of Arts, Ryerson University.” Faculty members are reminded of the generous Professional Development Allowance that can be used for travel purposes.

Deadline / Continuous intake.

Purpose / The Special Projects Grants program is meant to help scholars bring their SRC activity closer to completion. Project types can include book indexing/manuscript editing, publication and printing costs, small equipment. For special events, conferences, speaker series and workshops, please apply to the Special Events Grant.

Eligibility / The Arts Special Projects grant is targeted for faculty members for whom research related activities are part of their contractual obligations. The intent of the program is to help bring an on-going research project to a successful conclusion such as editorial support for completed articles, chapters, books; research equipment or materials for field, lab, or community research that was not part of a funded grant or start-up award; transcription; translation; reliability coding; and indexing of a book manuscript, etc. Signed contracts and other documentation are required.  Alcohol, travel, entertainment expenses and personal non-research related expenses are ineligible.

Amount / The total amount of SPG funding that can be claimed by an individual faculty member in an academic year shall not exceed $1,500. Detailed budgets are required. Approved grant funding in this category is based on submitted budgets and rationale. Funding cannot be used for another research purpose or banked for future use.

Review Process / The Dean and the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies will adjudicate applications and will consult members of the SRC Committee when additional expertise is needed. Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Deadline / There is no deadline for this program. Please complete the on‐line application form on the Arts research web site and include a brief description that outlines the following: project description; the impact of the support to your SRC program and for the Faculty of Arts; the manner in which Faculty of Arts students will be engaged; budget details including specific costs estimates; and explanation of all other funding sources with amounts. Completed and signed application forms should be sent to Alvin Ying (aying@arts.ryerson.ca), Graduate Administration & SRC Coordinator and copied to Dr. Patrizia Albanese (palbanes@soc.ryerson.ca), Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies for approval.

Acknowledgement / Successful applicants are required to acknowledge funding from the Faculty of Arts in articles, books, posters, presentations or web in the case of events sponsorship with statements such as the following. “The preparation of this [index/article/chapter/book/study, etc.] was supported with a grant provided by the Office of the Dean of Arts, Ryerson University.”  Faculty members are reminded of the generous Professional Development Allowance that can be used for any special SRC project.

Deadline / Continuous intake.

Purpose / This grant aims to help support a special departmental event, workshop, conference, film/music event, a speaker/lecture/readings series, etc.

Eligibility / The Arts Special Events grant is targeted for faculty members for whom research related activities are part of their contractual obligations.

Amount / You are eligible to apply for up to $500. Applicants must have matching funds from their department, up to the maximum they are requesting. The total amount of funding that can be requested by an individual faculty member in an academic year shall not exceed $500. Detailed budgets are required. SEGs cannot be used to pay honoraria.

Review Process / The Dean and the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies will adjudicate applications and will consult members of the SRC Committee when additional expertise is needed. Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Deadline / There is no deadline for this program. Please complete the on‐line application form on the Arts research web site and include a brief description that outlines the following: project/event description; the impact of the support to your SRC program and/or for the Faculty of Arts; the manner in which Faculty of Arts students will be engaged; budget details including specific costs estimates; and in the case of events sponsorship, explanation of all other funding sources with amounts. Completed and signed application forms should be sent to Alvin Ying (aying@arts.ryerson.ca), Graduate Administration & SRC Coordinator and copied to Dr. Patrizia Albanese (palbanes@soc.ryerson.ca), Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies for approval.

Acknowledgement / Successful applicants are required to acknowledge funding from the Faculty of Arts in posters, presentations or on the web in the case of events sponsorship with statements such as the following. “This [lecture/conference/reading/workshop, event, regional meeting, speaker series, etc.] was supported with a grant provided by the Office of the Dean of Arts, Ryerson University.”

Deadline / Continuous intake.

Purpose / Small Travel Grants will assist with the dissemination of SRC at local conferences, workshops, and related professional meetings. These grants are not intended to “top‐up” the larger Faculty of Arts Travel Grants. There is an expectation that the presentations will lead to publication, in whole or part, of the research presented.

Eligibility / The Arts Small Travel grant is targeted for faculty members for whom research related activities are part of their contractual obligations. The SRC Committee will give priority to faculty members not holding current grants. Applicants will be asked to explain the relationship between currently held grants (internal and external) and travel grant requests and to disclose any potential overlaps. All TG applications must include a brief 1‐paragraph summary of the paper/presentation and any communication received from the conference organizers confirming acceptance. Any paper, poster, or communication previously funded for travel by the Faculty of Arts will not be eligible for further funding.

Amount / The funds are for up to $500 and can be used only for the purpose of the specific conference/meeting identified in the application. Unused TG funding cannot be “banked” for other SRC travel. The total amount of Small TG funding that can be claimed by an individual faculty member in an academic year shall not exceed $500.

Review Process / The Dean and the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies will adjudicate application and will consult members of the SRC Committee when additional expertise is needed. Competition results are not subject to appeal.

Deadline / There is no deadline for this competition. Please complete the on‐line application form on the Arts website and include a brief description that outlines the following: project/event description; the impact of the support to your SRC program and/or for the Faculty of Arts; and budget details including specific costs estimates. Decisions are final and not subject to appeal. Completed and signed application forms should be sent to Alvin Ying (aying@arts.ryerson.ca), Graduate Administration & SRC Coordinator and copied to Dr. Patrizia Albanese (palbanes@soc.ryerson.ca), Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies for approval.

Acknowledgement / Successful applicants are required to acknowledge funding from the Faculty of Arts in all materials such as articles, books, posters, or presentations with statements such as the following: “The preparation of this [index/article/chapter/book/study/conference presentation, etc.] was supported with a grant provided by the Office of the Dean of Arts, Ryerson University.”  Faculty members are reminded of the generous Professional Development Allowance that can be used for travel purposes.

About / The Faculty of Arts administers one Democracy, Equity and Justice Grant (DEJG) competition each academic year (Winter: March 1-March 31).

Purpose / The Democracy, Equity and Justice Grant seeks to promote equity and human rights research leading to policy change, civic engagement and building community capacity, partnerships and collaborations.

Eligibility / The Democracy, Equity and Justice Grant is targeted for faculty members for whom research related activities are part of their contractual obligations.

Amount / The Democracy, Equity and Justice Grant funds up to $7,000 for direct research support and knowledge mobilization costs.

Eligible Expanses / Eligible expenses under the Democracy, Equity and Justice Grant may include:

  • Personnel (RAs)
  • Expenses related to gathering and analyzing data
  • Expenses related to hosting international scholars at Ryerson
  • Expenses related to hosting local conference and symposia
  • Research related travel expenses to the amount of $1,000 maximum
  • Any other research related expenses

Review Process / The Faculty of Arts SRC Committee along with the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies will adjudicate applications. Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.  Applications will be adjudicated on the following criteria:

  1. Feasibility and challenge (40%)
    1. Alignment with priority of democracy, equity and human rights and contribution to field of research (15%)
    2. Evidence of interdisciplinarity in research methodology and/or internal/external partners (10%)
    3. Proposed timeline (5%)
    4. Proposed budget (10%)
  2. Contribution to student training and development (25%)
    1. Hiring student RAs (5%)
    2. Student responsibility and duties (10%)
    3. Impact on student engagement (10%)
  3. Knowledge mobilization (35%)
    1. Plans for publications, events and presentations (15%)
    2. Potential impact research on community, policy or other stakeholders (20%)

Deadline / March 31st. Please complete the on-line application form available below. Completed and signed application forms should be sent along with a copy of the applicant's CV to Alvin Ying (aying@arts.ryerson.ca), Graduate Administration & SRC Coordinator and copied to Dr. Patrizia Albanese (palbanes@soc.ryerson.ca), Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies.

Responsibilities / Successful applicants will be required to submit a Final Research Report to the office of the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies 3 months after the completion of the project or 18 months after the awarding of the grant, whichever comes first.

Acknowledgement / Successful applicants are required to acknowledge funding from the Faculty of Arts and Ryerson International in all materials, presentations, and publications associated with the Global Cities, Global Scholars Grant with statements such as the following: “The preparation of this [book/article(s)/grant/ etc.] was supported with the Democracy, Equity and Justice Grant by the Office of the Dean of Arts.”

Faculty members are reminded of the generous Professional Development Allowance that can be used for research and travel purposes.

 

About / The Faculty of Arts administers one Indigenous Grant (IG) competition each academic year (Fall: October 1-October 31).

Purpose / The Faculty of Arts’ Yellowhead Institute on Indigenous Governance invites proposals that support scholarly, research and creative activities relating to Indigenous Governance. Funding can be used for primary, archival or oral history research; hosting workshops or conferences; or land-based knowledge mobilization. It is hoped that the grant contributes in some way to the self-determination aspirations of an Indigenous community.

Eligibility / To be eligible for The Arts Indigenous Grant, research related activities must be part of the the applicant’s contractual obligations. While all RFA with a focus on Indigenous Governance (broadly defined) are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to Indigenous faculty, faculty who have an Indigenous community partner in their activities, or faculty working with an Indigenous student(s).

Amount / Applicants can apply for up to a maximum of $5,000.

Eligible Expanses / Eligible expenses under the Indigenous Grant may include:

  • Personnel (RAs)
  • Expenses related to gathering and analyzing data
  • Expenses related to hosting international scholars at Ryerson
  • Expenses related to hosting local conference and symposia
  • Research related travel expenses to the amount of $1,000 maximum
  • Any other research related expenses

Review Process / The Arts SRC Committee, in addition to the Director of the Yellowhead Institute, will adjudicate applications.  Competition results are not subject to appeal. Applications will be adjudicated on the following criteria:

  1. Feasibility and challenge (30%)
    1. Alignment with priority and contribution to Indigenous Governance (10%)
    2. Proposed Timeline (10%)
    3. Proposed Budget (10%)
  2. Contribution to student training and development (30%)
    1. Hiring student or community RAs, with preference for Indigenous RAs (10%)
    2. Student responsibility and duties (10%)
    3. Impact on student or Indigenous community engagement (10%)
  3. Knowledge mobilization (40%)
    1. Plans for publications, events, presentations or other creative productions (20%)
    2. Potential impact on Indigenous community governance goals (20%)

Deadline / October 31st. Please complete the on-line application form available below. Completed and signed application forms should be sent along with a copy of the applicant's CV to Alvin Ying (aying@arts.ryerson.ca), Graduate Administration & SRC Coordinator and copied to Dr. Patrizia Albanese (palbanes@soc.ryerson.ca), Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies.

Responsibilities / Successful applicants will be required to submit a Final Research Report to the office of the Associate Dean of Research 3 months after the completion of the project or 18 months after the awarding of the grant, whichever comes first.

Acknowledgement / Successful applicants are required to acknowledge funding from the Faculty of Arts in materials such as articles, books, posters, workshops, presentations, or in social media promotion, with statements such as the following: “This [index/article/chapter/book/study, etc.] was supported with a grant provided by the Faculty or Arts at Ryerson University.”

Faculty members are reminded of the generous Professional Development Allowance that can be used for research purposes.  

 

 

About / The Faculty of Arts administers one Global Cities, Global Scholars Grant (GCGSG) competition each academic year (Fall: October 1-October 31).

Purpose / Ryerson’s location in a global city, with a highly diverse and internationalized faculty and student population provides the opportunity to foster and create new research focused on global scholarship in an urban landscape. The Global Cities, Global Scholars Grant between Faculty of Arts and Ryerson International will also facilitate research relating to the capacity of urban jurisdictions to address existing and emerging global trends. This grant will aim to bring together established and emerging scholars to Ryerson, expand upon existing partnerships and promote the creation of new ones.  The Global Cities, Global Scholars Grant will enable Ryerson scholars to promote the exchange of ideas internationally through symposia, seminars and others types of knowledge mobilization activities.

Eligibility / The Global Cities, Global Scholars Grant is targeted for faculty members for whom research related activities are part of their contractual obligations.

Amount / The Global Cities, Global Scholars Grant funds up to $8,000 ($5,000 from the Faculty of Arts; $3,000 from Ryerson International) for direct research support and knowledge mobilization costs.

Eligible Expanses / Eligible expenses under the Global Cities, Global Scholars Grant may include:

  • Personnel (RAs)
  • Expenses related to organizing local or international conference/symposium
  • Research related travel expenses to the amount of $1,000 maximum
  • Expenses related to hosting international scholars at Ryerson
  • Expenses related to gathering and analyzing data

Review Process / The Dean and the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and representatives from Ryerson International will adjudicate applications. Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.  Applications will be adjudicated on the following criteria:

  1. Feasibility and challenge (40%)
    1. Capacity of research to address existing and emergent global trends in urban locales (25%)
    2. Proposed timeline (5%)
    3. Proposed budget (10%)
  2. Contribution to student training and development (20%)
    1. Hiring student RAs (5%)
    2. Student responsibility and duties (5%)
    3. Impact on student engagement (10%)
  3. Knowledge mobilization (40%)
    1. Plans for publications, events and presentations (10%)
    2. Impact of research on international community, policy or other stakeholders AND/OR Sustainability of international partnership (15%)
    3. Potential to contribute to the goals of Faculty of Arts/Ryerson International through research and collaboration (15%)

Deadline / October 31st. Please complete the on-line application form available below. Completed and signed application forms should be sent along with a copy of the applicant's CV to Alvin Ying (aying@arts.ryerson.ca), Graduate Administration & SRC Coordinator and copied to Dr. Patrizia Albanese (palbanes@soc.ryerson.ca), Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies.

Responsibilities / Successful applicants will be required to submit a Final Research Report to the office of the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies 3 months after the completion of the project or 18 months after the awarding of the grant, whichever comes first.

Acknowledgement / Successful applicants are required to acknowledge funding from the Faculty of Arts and Ryerson International in all materials, presentations, and publications associated with the Global Cities, Global Scholars Grant with statements such as the following: “The preparation of this [book/article(s)/grant/ etc.] was supported with the Democracy, Equity and Justice Grant by the Office of the Dean of Arts.”

Faculty members are reminded of the generous Professional Development Allowance that can be used for research and travel purposes.

 

About / The Faculty of Arts administers one Research Grant (RG) competition each academic year (Winter: March 1-March 31).

Purpose / The Faculty of Arts Research Grant is a general scholarly research grant intended to support various research projects within in the Faculty of Arts.

Eligibility / The Faculty of Arts Research Grant is targeted to faculty members for whom research related activities are part of their contractual obligations

Amount / The Faculty of Arts Research Grant funds up to $4,000 for direct research support and knowledge mobilization costs.

Eligible Expanses / Eligible expenses under the Faculty of Arts Research Grant may include:

  • Personnel (RAs)
  • Expenses related to gathering and analyzing data
  • Expenses related to hosting local conference and symposia
  • Research related travel expenses to the amount of $1,000 maximum
  • Any other research related expenses

Review Process / The Faculty of Arts SRC Committee along with the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies will adjudicate applications. Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.  Applications will be adjudicated on the following criteria:

  1. Feasibility and challenge (30%)
    1. Contribution to the field of research/advancement of research (10%)
    2. Proposed timeline (10%)
    3. Proposed budget (10%)
  2. Contribution to student training and development (40%)
    1. Hiring student RAs (5%)
    2. Student responsibility and duties (15%)
    3. Impact on student engagement (20%)
  3. Knowledge mobilization (30%)
    1. Plans for publications, events and presentations (15%)
    2. Potential impact of research on community, policy or other stakeholders (15%)

Deadline / March 31st. Please complete the on-line application form available below. Completed and signed application forms should be sent along with a copy of the applicant's CV to Alvin Ying (aying@arts.ryerson.ca), Graduate Administration & SRC Coordinator and copied to Dr. Patrizia Albanese (palbanes@soc.ryerson.ca), Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies.

Responsibilities / Successful applicants will be required to submit a Final Research Report to the office of the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies 3 months after the completion of the project or 18 months after the awarding of the grant, whichever comes first.

Acknowledgement / Successful applicants are required to acknowledge funding from the Faculty of Arts and Ryerson International in all materials, presentations, and publications associated with the Faculty of Arts Research Grant with statements such as the following: “The preparation of this [book/article(s)/grant/ etc.] was supported with Faculty of Arts Research Grant by the Office of the Dean of Arts.”

Faculty members are reminded of the generous Professional Development Allowance that can be used for research and travel purposes.

Purpose / The Undergraduate Research Opportunity (URO) grant offers 6 undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts a meaningful opportunity to participate directly in Scholarly, Research and Creative (SRC) activities and to benefit from working directly with a faculty mentor. The URO grants are designed to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to enhance their research, analytical, and writing skills that they can use in their careers or future research projects.

Student Eligibility / The applicant must be a current full-time undergraduate student in a Faculty of Arts program with a cumulative GPA greater than 3.0. The URO award cannot be held concurrently with another student position on campus.

Faculty Supervisor Eligibility / All tenured and pre-tenure RFA members in the Faculty of Arts are eligible to serve as supervisor.  Limited Term faculty members must hold a position in the Faculty of Arts during the award period (May 1 to August 31, 2019). The URO is for SRC assistance on a faculty-member-driven new or existing project. Work that is not part of a faculty member’s SRC project is not eligible for funding. Ineligible projects include those that do not enhance a student’s research or academic potential, for-profit contract research, consulting contract work, and administrative, organizational, or non-academic research projects.

Amount / The total amount for each URO Grant is $10,064.60. The hourly OPSEU negotiated rate including benefits is $20.54. Students cannot work more than 35 hours in any week. The URO grant supports student employment for 14 weeks (490 hours total), from May to August 2019.  The faculty supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the student completes the assigned work within the time frame noted above (no more than 35 hours per week for 14 weeks). Overages will not be covered by the OVPRI.

Review Process / The URO applications will be jointly adjudicated by the Associate Dean of Arts, Undergraduate Studies and the Associate Dean of Arts, Research and Graduate Studies.  The adjudication criteria include:

  1. Quality and completeness of the application
    1. Strength and likelihood of success of the project proposal, including the fit between the student and faculty supervisor.
    2. Research environment offered by the faculty member/supervisor.
    3. Projected outcomes, including presentations, continued involvement in research, and co-authorship on papers.
  2. The quality of the research experience being offered to the student
    1. Specific research skills to be developed/enhanced.
    2. Opportunity to develop increased understanding of the depth and breadth of the student’s academic field.
    3. Direct supervision and mentorship by the faculty member/supervisor and interaction with research team members.
  3. Enhanced academic and career opportunities made available to the student
    1. Conference attendance, participation in research seminars, and publications.
    2. Potential for developing post-graduation employment contacts/preparation for graduate school programs.

Responsibilities / The URO student must agree to participate in an undergraduate SRC showcase event (details to follow). Financial reporting to the OVPRI is not required, but unused funds must be returned to the OVPRI and cannot be banked for other purposes.

Application / Students must complete the online application below in consultation with their potential supervisor. The URO supervisor form must be completed by the Faculty supervisor.  The URO supervisor form must be attached to the student’s online application.  Please note that URO applications that are missing information or do not include the completed URO supervisor form will not be considered.

Deadline / Closing date:  March 31, 2019.

Ryerson-Wide / Ryerson's Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI) conducts a number of research grant competitions that may be of particular interest to members of the Faculty of Arts: the SSHRC Explore grants (small research grants), New Faculty SRC Development Grants, the Ryerson Creative Fund, and the Fall/Winter and Summer Research Assistant programs. OVPRI is also the central information source for larger external grants such as those awarded by SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC, etc. Please consult the OVPRI website.

External Funding Agencies

  • Faculty of Arts Internal Grants are allocated on the basis of a review process and are subject to the availability of funds. For this reason, no guarantee can be made that all worthy applications will be successful.
  • Requests for SPGs, SEPs or STGs are received in each fiscal year until the funds for these programs run out. Each individual faculty member may only apply for each internal grant once per academic year.
  • All Arts Internal Grants follow Tri‐Council funding guidelines – alcohol is not an eligible expense. The Faculty of Arts requires original receipts.
  • For support related to your research or other creative endeavors, please contact Dr. Patrizia Albanese, Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies by email at palbanes@soc.ryerson.ca or by phone at 416-979-5000, ext. 6526.

The Faculty of Arts Research Accounts Support Officer (RASO) - Zehra Shah provides individual researchers with administrative, financial and technical support; monitors accounts and provides reports, assists with hiring research staff and related administrative matters. The Faculty of Arts RASO also administer startup funds.

Access Your Funds for Research-Related Purposes
For instructions regarding expense imbursements from your external grant, please consult the following PDF fileExternal Grants Reimbursement Guide.

Forms
word fileResearch Travel Authorization (RTA) Form (PI) - PI travel expenses (MS Word)
word fileResearch Travel Authorization (RTA) Form (Non-PI) - Non-PI travel expenses (MS Word)
word fileExpense Reimbursement Authorization Form - All non-Travel expenses (MS Word)
word fileExpense Reimbursement Authorization Form - PCARD (MS Word)

For others forms and additional information on reimbursement from external research accounts please contact the RASO or visit the Financial Services website.

Contact Information
Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 4194
Email: syeda.z.shah@ryerson.ca
Office: Dean’s Office, Room JOR 111