Opportunity: Ontario’s Developmental Services Research Grant Fund – 2015 Call for Proposals

18 June 2015 to 27 July 2015
Aklilu Tefera
Director, Policy Research and Analysis Branch
Ministry of Community and Social Services
RE: Ontario’s Developmental Services Research Grant Fund – 2015 Call for Proposals
I am writing to announce the launch of the 2015 Developmental Services Research Grant Competition, supported by the Ministry of Community and Social Services of the Government of Ontario. 
The Developmental Services (DS) Research Grant fund was created in 2012 to support research and innovative initiatives for the DS sector.  A competitive call for proposals was used to select six projects for funding. 
This is the second call for research proposals.  The Ministry is interested in obtaining research proposals on three particular topic areas:
  • Funding approaches and practices
  • Service models for complex needs clients
  • Employment
More detail about the topic areas is provided in the attached documents.
The Fund will provide a maximum of $400,000 across all funded projects each of two years to support research in priority areas. Projects may be either short-term projects that are less than one year in duration or larger projects that have a duration of up to two years. Projects are eligible for varying amounts of funding based on the complexity of the project, the number of research questions identified, the duration of the project and the type of research.
Information about how to apply for a DS Research Grant is attached, along with the templates that must be submitted.  Complete applications must be received by July 27, 2015 to be considered.

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