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Grants & Projects

OISE faculty work with a wide variety of projects from early childhood development to lifelong learning with many different partners and sponsors. We share and expand our education expertise by partnering locally and worldwide on research initiatives, student and faculty exchanges, curriculum development and education consulting.

2018 Research Grants

SSHRC Insight Grants

Insight Grants support research excellence, enabling scholars to further our collective understanding of complex issues pertaining to individuals and societies.

Abigail Bakan (Co-applicant: Yasmeen M. Abu-Laban)
The UN as knowledge producer: world conferences on women, racialized and Indigenous peoples

Elizabeth Buckner (Co-applicant: Ruth Hayhoe) 
Partners for development of privatizing the public good: the role of private higher education in the global knowledge society

George Dei
The potential for elders' cultural knowledge to contribute to a new education futurity

Michel Ferrari (Co-applicants: Charles P. Chen, Saba F. Safdar)
Wise life management among Iranian immigrants and Syrian refugees
The social and academic integration of Syrian refugees in Ontario schools
Chloe Hamza (Co-applicants: Abby Goldstein, Nancy Lee Heath)
A longitudinal examination of the associations among recent stressful life events, emotional reactivity, and nonsuicidal self-injury among university students
Clare Kosnik (Co-applicants: Clive M. Beck, Pooja Dharamshi, Lydia Menna)
Pedagogy of literacy teacher education: meeting the challenges of 21st century literacies
Ann Lopez (Co-applicant: Njoki Wane)
School leadership across borders: commonalities, complexities and possibilities
John Portelli (Co-applicants: Awad Ibrahim, Goli M. Rezai-Rashti)
Investigating the impact of the Ontario equity policy
Literacy and self-regulation development in play-based kindergarten classrooms: a comparison of pedagogical approaches
Njoki Wane (Co-applicants: Ann E. Lopez, Erica L. Neeganagwwedgin, Bathseba M. Opini)
Black women's experience in leadership positions in Canadian universities
Islands of sanctuary: First Nations/Native American student affairs units

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Partnership Engage Grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. In addressing an organization-specific need, these partnerships provide organizations and postsecondary researchers access to each other’s unique expertise and capabilities.

Jeffrey Ansloos
Partner: Twitter, Inc.
Using Twitter to support Indigenous cultural revitalization and youth wellbeing

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Partnership Development Grants develop research activities by fostering new partnerships or designing new partnership approaches that result in best practices or models that can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Jeffrey Ansloos (Co-applicant: Jennifer H. White)
Yúusnewas (taking care of each other): life promotion through Indigenous youth community capacity-building

Xi Becky Chen (Co-applicants: Alexandra Gottardo, Eliane Segers, Hong Li, Ludo Verhoeven with Collaborators: Eileen Wood, Jeffrey Steele, Julie Wolter)
The international bilingual education project

Marcelo A. Vieta (C0-applicants: Paul Cabaj, Claude-André Guillotte, Jack J.Quarter, Sherida E.Ryan, Jennifer M. Sumner)
The conversion to co-operatives project (Co-opConvert)

SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. These grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas.


2017 SSHRC Research grants

2016 SSHRC Research grants