Historical Research Grants

Does the Federal Government fund any research of interest for family history?
Each year the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council offers grants for academic research. Last week more than $175 million to support 809 social sciences and humanities research projects across Canada was announced.

21 Partnership Grants projects with $52 million in funding.
85 Partnership Development Grants projects over three years with a total of $16 million in funding.
560 Insight Grants projects over five years with a total of $96.5 million in funding.
143 Aid to Scholarly Journals publications over three years with a total of $10.5 million in funding.

The scope is huge. Focusing on the Insight Grants, here are a few projects that may be of interest for our community as they take a historical approach. It has to be may be as it’s judging by title, all that’s given.

Applicant Lemire, Beverly J. University of Alberta
Title: Fashioning the Imperial Atlantic: Race, Gender, and Material Culture, c. 1660-1820
Funding $99,569

Applicant: Carter, Sarah A. University of Alberta
Title: Who Owns the Prairies? A History of the Land, 1871-2021
Funding: $91,688

Applicant Sheffield, Scott R. University of the Fraser Valley
Collaborator Lutz, John S. University of Victoria
Collaborator MacMath, Sheryl University of the Fraser Valley
Title: British Columbia and the Second World War
Funding $145,740

Applicant Field, Russell D. University of Manitoba
Co-applicant Adams, Carly University of Lethbridge
Co-applicant Joseph, Janelle B. University of Toronto
Co-applicant Nzindukiyimana, Ornella St. Francis Xavier University
Co-applicant O’Bonsawin, Christine CO. University of Victoria
Collaborator Orpana, Simon A. McMaster University
Collaborator Smith, Janice Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Title: A People’s History of Sport in Canada
Funding $180,413

Applicant Sauer, Elizabeth M. Brock University
Title: Reorienting English National Consciousness: Renaissance to Late Restoration
Funding $72,217

Applicant Dolansky, Shawna Carleton University
Collaborator Malena, Sarah L. St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Title: Women of the ancient world: graphic reconstructions and digital resources
Funding $142,165

Applicant Duggan, Ana T. McMaster University
Co-applicant Poinar, Hendrik N. McMaster University
Collaborator Dhody, Anna The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Collaborator Hicks, Robert D. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Title: In Crypts and Cabinets: Uniting ancient DNA and the history of medicine to re-examine the emergence of smallpox and the advent of vaccination
Funding $85,189

Applicant Gamble, Brenda J. Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
Co-applicant Dubrowski, Adam Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
Co-applicant Felder, Stephanie Office of the Surgeon General
Collaborator Rostek, Michael A. Defence Research and Development Canada
Title: Exploring and describing the life experiences of Canadian female Veterans during, pre and post military service
Funding $176,385

Applicant Gniadek, Melissa University of Toronto
Title: Unsettled Times: Temporalities of Settlement in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Funding $35,819

Applicant Williams, David-Antoine St. Jerome’s University
Title: Opening the Oxford English Dictionary: A Data-Enhanced, Research-Ready Historical Dictionary
Funding $265,720

Applicant Margolis, Rachel Western University
Co-applicant Clark, Shelley McGill University
Co-applicant Wright, Laura D. University of Saskatchewan
Title: The Canadian Family Change Project
Funding $273,000

Applicant Greene, Elizabeth M. Western University
Collaborator Birley, Barbara A. The Vindolanda Trust
Collaborator Buck, Trudi J. Durham University
Collaborator Nelson, Andrew J. Western University
Collaborator Semmelhack, Elizabeth A. The Bata Shoe Museum
Collaborator Williams, Rhys E. University of Teesside
Title: Putting the Empire on its Feet: Investigating Roman provincial populations using paleoimaging of archaeological shoes
Funding $313,912

Applicant Wilson, Ciann Larose Wilfrid Laurier University
Co-applicant Flicker, Sarah E. York University
Collaborator Baldwin, Denise Ontario Native Women’s Association
Collaborator Kelsie, Teresa L. Common Good Solutions Inc.
Collaborator Paris, Tonya NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University)
Collaborator Webber, Kayla University of Toronto
Title: Living Memories: Community-based Storytelling of Indigenous and Black Histories and Realities in Canada
Funding $400,000

Applicant MacFadyen, Joshua D. University of Prince Edward Island
Collaborator Dillon, Lisa Y. Université de Montréal
Title: Animals and the Circular Economy: A History of Biomass Energy and Agriculture in Canada, 1870-2021
Funding $210,141

Applicant McGaughey, Jane G.V. Concordia University
Collaborator Fourie, Carina University of Washington
Collaborator Rodgers, Julie National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Title: Mothers in the Time of Cholera: Motherhood, Migration, and Pandemics in the Canadian Colonial Medical System, 1817-1867
Funding $78,290

Applicant Hilsdale, Cecily J. McGill University
Title: Treasure: Power, Loss, and Historicity in the Medieval Mediterranean and Beyond
Funding $99,245

Applicant Gaudreault, André Université de Montréal
Co-applicant Hidalgo, Santiago Université de Montréal
Co-applicant Keil, Charles A. University of Toronto
Co-applicant Paci, Viva Université du Québec à Montréal
Co-applicant Raynauld, Isabelle Université de Montréal
Collaborator Dahlquist, Marina Stockholm University
Collaborator Guido, Laurent Université Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle
Collaborator Kessler, Frank E. Utrecht University
Collaborator Le Forestier, Laurent Université de Lausanne
Collaborator Pozner, Valérie Centre d’études franco-russe de Moscou
Collaborator Somaini, Antonio Université Sorbonne Nouvelle—Paris 3
Title: Capturer le rythme de la vie moderne : le montage rapide comme symptôme et modèle pour les sociétés du début du XXe siècle jusqu’à aujourd’hui
Funding $343,260

Applicant Maldague, Xavier Université Laval
Co-applicant Angenot, Valérie Université du Québec à Montréal
Co-applicant Bank, Carl-Georg University of Toronto
Collaborator Doro, Kennedy O. University of Toledo
Collaborator Elkarmoty, Mohamed Cairo University
Collaborator Helal, Hany Cairo University
Collaborator Ìbarra Castanedo, Clemente Université Laval
Collaborator Klein, Matt Visiooimage inc.
Collaborator Yamamoto, Kei Hill International
Title: Antique Egyptian Pyramids: Multi-Modal Research
Funding $388,932

Applicant Lemisko, Lynn E. University of Saskatchewan
Co-applicant Clausen, Kurt W. Nipissing University
Co-applicant Helyar, Frances M. Lakehead University
Co-applicant Raptis, Helen University of Victoria
Title: “Approaching Normal”: A Comparative Historical Study of Canadian Teacher Education Programs (1925 to 1975), Offering Insights for Today
Funding $304,487

Applicant Klaassen, Frank F. University of Saskatchewan
Co-applicant Wright, Sharon D.H. St. Thomas More College
Title: Female Magic Practitioners 1350-1550
Funding $212,809


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