2017 Developmental Services Research Grant Competition

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Ministry of Community and Social Services

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The objective of the Developmental Services (DS) Research Grant Fund is to support research capacity and innovative initiatives specifically for the Developmental Services sector.  The Fund has been set aside to support knowledge enhancement across the Developmental Services Sector and to foster knowledge translation and exchange that encourages the use of evidence to inform policy development and decision making.  The Fund will provide a maximum of $400,000 across all funded projects each of two years between October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2019 to support research in priority areas.  The DS Research Grant Fund will support research and innovative initiatives that provide evidence or collect data through a variety of means, including: reviews of literature; research and practice syntheses; meta-analyses; qualitative, quantitative, and quasi-experimental research studies; case studies and comparisons; and tests of new initiatives through innovative demonstration projects.  The DS Research Grant Fund may not be used to fund parts of research projects that are financially supported through other sources of funding (e.g., SSHRC).


Applicants may be researchers from academic institutions or community based institutions. Collaborative Research Projects between community and academic partners are encouraged.  

Funding Availability

Maximum $400,000 across all funded projects

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Notes for Internal Submission:  PI to submit a copy of application along with signed OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

All Proposals must be submitted electronically to: Georgina.Archbold@ontario.ca and Signature pages (page 3 and 4) only must be sent by mail to: Georgina Archbold

For Questions, please contact

Georgina Archbold, 416-212-7231, georgina.archbold@ontario.ca

Office of Research

Linda McCorkindale, Contracts Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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