The SJRI Niagara Community Connections Incubator Fund supports affiliates’ efforts to develop research or knowledge mobilization collaborations with non-academic partners in the Niagara Region or vicinity.
Affiliates may apply for up to $250 to fund meetings, small receptions, working dinners with prospective partners, short-distance travel, etc., specifically devoted to building community collaborations around social justice research or knowledge mobilization.
Applications should include the applicant’s cv, a brief budget, and a one-page (12 point Times New Roman) description of how the money will be used to build a sustainable Niagara community partnership. Please specify clearly how much money (up to $250) you are requesting, who the prospective partners are, and what specific outcomes you expect in terms of building productive collaborations.
Applications may be submitted any time, by email attachment to Maria Callaghan, SJRI Administrative Coordinator. Awarding of the incubator fund is at the discretion of the director in consultation with the Projects Facilitator. A FSC sub- committee can be struck if needed. Any unused monies will revert back to the SJRI six months after the funding is granted. Successful applicants must wait two years before applying again for a new initiative, however they may apply for additional funds to sustain an already-funded initiative once in the first year and twice in subsequent years, to a maximum of $1,000 cumulative support. Please note that the funding pool is limited, and requests will be granted on a first-come-first serve basis, so funding is not guaranteed.
Please contact Maria Callaghan, SJRI Administrative Coordinator, for questions regarding the application and adjudication process.