Inter-university Research Network Application for Funding
The Inter-University Research Network is currently accepting applications from Nova Scotia educators and University students and faculty for funding to support research on improving student achievement in Nova Scotia, including evidence-based ways to understand and redress the achievement gap.
Note: This is funding for research on closing the achievement gap.
The application package outlines criteria that will be used by the Network to evaluate proposals and specifies the components that must be received with each application.
The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, August 24, 2018.
Questions about the funding applications can be directed to the Centre of Learning Excellence at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education (902.424.7659)
About the Network
The Inter-University Research Network was a group formed in response to the Minister’s Action Plan for Education in Nova Scotia.
The mandate of the Network is to contribute to the knowledge base about the causes, effective interventions, and outcomes of initiatives targeting the Achievement Gap in Nova Scotia schools.
They will achieve their work by supporting and helping to mobilize knowledge from research conducted by Nova Scotian educators and University students and faculty.
A Steering Committee formed to develop the criteria and evaluate applications for funding was recently formed and includes:
Sheldon Googoo (Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey)
Dr. Patrick Kakembo, Sarah Curry, Ann Marie Smith, and Tara Moore (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development)
Scott Milner (Chignecto-Central Regional Education Centre)
Trevor Cunningham (Tri-County Regional Education Centre)
Dr. Jeff Orr (St. Francis Xavier)
Sylvia Paris, and Dr. George Frempong (Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute)