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IURN Application for Funding
The IURN priorities include:
- closing the education achievement gaps;
- supporting research partnerships;
- drawing on local knowledge; and
- maximizing impacts.
There is $150,000 total available in grants. The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, May 6, 2022.
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.
Questions about the funding applications can be directed to the Centre of Learning Excellence at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education (902) 424-5829.
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 which developed the criteria and evaluates applications for funding includes
Sheldon Googoo (Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey)
Dr. Patrick Kakembo, Andrew MacLean, Tara Moore, Dr. Marlene Ruck Simmonds, Carola Knockwood, Brian Marchand and Samantha Ratham (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development)
Paul Ash (South Shore Regional Centre for Education)
Trevor Cunningham (Tri-County Regional Centre for Education)
Dr. Janet Dyment and Dr. Deborah Toope (School of Education, Acadia University)
George Frempong and Sylvia Parris-Drummond (Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute)