Forms and deadlines

Application for HRI Associateship

This form is in Word format — open and complete it using your word processor, re-save as RTF using your name as the new name for the file, and return by e-mail to hri@brocku.ca.

Application for HRI Research Funding

Competition Deadlines are October 15 and March 15 or the first working day thereafter.

The application must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Forward to the HRI (hri@brocku.ca). Only electronic applications will be accepted.

This funding provides research awards to Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Associates, in order to support particular projects, or parts of projects, that relate to the Associate’s larger research plan, enterprise or undertaking. Examples of project-based work that would be eligible for these awards might include: funds needed for the completion of a book (such as costs associated with illustrations); support for specific archival projects; acquisition of project-specific software; the employment of a research assistant; funds to be used for the production of a catalogue or index; expenses relating to artistic research in media or interdisciplinary projects; or the purchase of specific project-related equipment and resources. Funding can also be used to hire student assistants for research.

The HRI does not fund the purchase of computers or books, or travel for the sole purpose of conference participation. Grants will be awarded to a maximum of $3000 for assistance during a 12 month period immediately following the grant’s receipt. Requests for smaller amounts of funding are welcome. Grant recipients are required to submit a final grant report to the HRI. This report is due 2 months after the expiration of the grant. Associates will not be eligible to apply as a primary applicant for further HRI funding in the same category (Conference/Colloquia or Research) until this report has been received by the Director of the HRI.

HRI funds that have not been spent within twelve months of the grant’s receipt (or another specified date, as stated when the award is announced to the recipient) will be reclaimed by the HRI for redistribution during the next grant period. An extension of twelve months may be granted by the HRI Advisory Board upon application explaining extenuating circumstances that have had an impact on the completion of the project. Funding will not normally be awarded for the same project more than twice, and not in consecutive years.

HRI Associates who are Sessional Instructors or LTAs are requested to submit documentation of their current employment status with Brock as part of their grant application package. Recipients who affiliation with Brock ends prior to the expiration of any grants received may not access any unspent funds after their employment contract ends.

Applicants should describe how their proposed work will follow Brock University’s COVID-19 safety protocols. Any application that does not demonstrate how the proposed work will adhere to these protocols will not be considered. For full details on Brock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, see: https://brocku.ca/coronavirus/

Please submit one document in pdf format.

  1. Project description (maximum 2 pages). This should indicate its stage of development, relevance to the scholarship or critical research path of the applicant, expected outcome and contribution to the field.
  2. A brief abstract of the project in non-specialist terms; if the application is successful, this abstract will be posted on the HRI website.
  3. Budget and budget justification
    • outline the projected total costs, indicating the aspect for which HRI funding is requested, sources of revenue currently in hand or applied for, and in kind support.
    • if part of the funding is to be used to hire students, then their role and the value of the research work to their professional development should be clearly articulated.
  4. Current C.V.
  5. Ancillary documentation (Optional)
    • feel free to include other material related to the project.
  6. Applicants should describe how their proposed work will follow Brock University’s COVID-19 safety protocols. Any application that does not demonstrate how the proposed work will adhere to these protocols will not be considered. For full details on Brock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, see: https://brocku.ca/coronavirus/

Only complete applications will be considered. Please make sure you submit all the requested information.

Notes

  • The results of the competition will be communicated to the applicants by the HRI Director or Designate; unsuccessful applicants will be informed of the factors that were considered.
  • Given budgetary constraints, it is not usually possible to fund all applications in any given competition.

Please download the table template document and cut and paste the following tables into your pdf application under “Budget”. (Add additional lines as necessary).

Application for HRI Conference and Colloquia Funding

Competition Deadlines are October 15 and March 15, or the first working day thereafter.

The application must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Forward to the HRI (hri@brocku.ca). Only electronic applications will be accepted.

This funding is intended to provide partial support for conferences or symposia arranged or coordinated by HRI Associates, and held within twelve months of the competition deadline. The event does not necessarily have to be held at Brock, but must clearly relate to or enrich the Humanities experience at Brock University, or promote the reputation of the Faculty of Humanities at Brock. While applications of any type of Humanities-based conference will be accepted, special consideration may be given to those that provide student experience, attract significant “name” scholars to Brock, or enable transdisplinary research and discussion.

Grants will be awarded to a maximum of $1,500. In the case of a conference receiving an HRI award, publicity materials for the event must indicate HRI sponsorship. Grant recipients are required to submit a final grant report to the HRI. This report is due 2 months after the expiration of the grant. Associates will not be eligible to apply as a primary applicant for further HRI funding in the same category (Conference/Colloquia or Research) until this report has been received by the Director of the HRI.

HRI funds that have not been spent within twelve months of the grant’s receipt (or another specified date, as stated when the award is announced to the recipient) will be reclaimed by the HRI for redistribution during the next grant period. An extension of six months may be granted by the HRI Advisory Board upon application explaining extenuating circumstances that have had an impact on the completion of the event.

HRI Associates who are Sessional Instructors or LTAs are requested to submit documentation of their current employment status with Brock as part of their grant application package. Recipients who affiliation with Brock ends prior to the expiration of any grants received may not access any unspent funds after their employment contract ends.

Applicants should describe how their proposed work will follow Brock University’s COVID-19 safety protocols. Any application that does not demonstrate how the proposed work will adhere to these protocols will not be considered. For full details on Brock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, see: https://brocku.ca/coronavirus/

Please submit one document in pdf format.

  1. Conference title, date; location.
  2. Explanation of nature of conference, expected audience, interest to and impact on the field and relevant publics.
  3. Expected number of registrants, papers or presentations, and invited speakers.
  4. Budget and budget justification
    • outline the projected total costs, indicating the aspect for which HRI funding is requested, sources of revenue currently in hand or applied for, and in kind support.
    • if part of the funding is to be used to hire students, then their role and the value of the research work to their professional development should be clearly articulated.
  5. Further comments (if any).
  6. Applicants should describe how their proposed work will follow Brock University’s COVID-19 safety protocols. Any application that does not demonstrate how the proposed work will adhere to these protocols will not be considered. For full details on Brock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, see: https://brocku.ca/coronavirus/

Only complete applications will be considered. Please make sure you submit all the requested information.

Notes

  • The results of the competition will be communicated to the applicants by the HRI Director or Designate; unsuccessful applicants will be informed of the factors that were considered.
  • Given budgetary constraints, it is not usually possible to fund all applications in any given competition.

Please download the table template document and cut and paste the following tables into your pdf application under “Budget”. (Add additional lines as necessary).