Call for proposals on Research relating to COVID-19
Special Nipissing University Research Funding:
Call for proposals on Research relating to COVID-19 impacts in North Bay and surrounding area
We invite Nipissing Faculty from all disciplines to participate in research, scholarship, and creative activity projects addressing immediate needs of the community relating to COVID-19 (during and after the pandemic). The invitation is to explore the implications of COVID-19 across educational, professional, industry, and community sectors. The funding for this research is made possible by COVID-19 related funding from the Province of Ontario.
Areas of research include, but are not limited to:
- Impact on the North Bay and region workforce (for example, understanding Statistics Canada EI data is a challenge in a community of our size);
- Impact and/or emerging best practices relating to rapid shifts to remote/alternative models of education delivery in schools and universities;
- Innovation on main street (for example, what strategies will help North Bay to revitalize local/community economies/businesses);
- Examining narrative representations of the pandemic discourse
- Impact on Learning: what are the long-term effects on students’ disciplinary choices; their learning opportunities; and university choices;
- Impact on and understanding of social dynamics of a pandemic;
- Understanding models of collaboration between various sectors in the context of a pandemic;
- Planning for the next pandemic: revisions, adjustments, and thinking forward.
We invite proposals by May 15th, 2020 to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (through Romeo). Successful projects must be consistent with the NU Policy for Responsible Conduct of Research and all protocols involving human participants must be submitted to NUREB for approval.
NB. It is expected that this research can be carried out within the context of the pandemic, i.e. using technology to mitigate social distancing, on-line access to archives, case studies etc. The research must be completed by end of November 2020, extension requests will be considered.
Proposals must consist of the following:
- Central research question
- “A pandemic proof” Research methodology
- Communication Plan
Projects will be granted up to $5000 dollars, which can be used to pay for:
- Student Research Assistants (undergraduate and graduate)
- Methodology-related costs
- Materials and supplies
- Equipment may be eligible if well justified.
The Proposals will be adjudicated by a committee consisting of:
- Provost, VP Academic and Research
- Dean, Graduate Studies and Research Associate Dean, Research
Successful applicants will be notified by May 31st, 2020.