Call for Proposals for Research Funding Program in Canada closing date 25 March 2021

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  • Eligible Country: Canada
  • Closing Date:  25 March 2021
  • Categories of Organisations: All organisations 
  • Opportunity Type: Call for proposal
  • Submit Application: Email 
  • Inviting Company/Donor: The Government of Canada
  • Website for Application and information:  Click Here 

Description

Eligible organizations can apply for up to $250,000 per year per project (with a maximum of $750,000 over 3 years). We will fund accessibility standards research projects that focus on one or more of the following priority areas:

  • accessibility in Indigenous communities
  • built environment with a focus on heritage buildings
  • communication, other than plain language
  • design and delivery of programs and services
  • information and communication technology
  • procurement (buying) of goods, services and facilities

Objective

This funding supports projects that:

  • advance/ inform research on accessibility standards to help develop new or revise existing accessibility standards that fall under federal areas of responsibilities;
  • connect people with disabilities, other experts, and partners in the disability field and other fields to design and implement the research; and
  • share findings of research, information, best practices and tools on accessibility barriers and standards.

Eligibility

Your application must meet all the following eligibility criteria.

Eligible applicants

  • Your organization must be one of the following legal entities in Canada:
    • research and educational institution (such as a university)
    • not-for-profit organization (an organization that does not make money for itself)
    • Indigenous organization, including
      • band council
      • tribal council
      • self-governing entity
    • municipal (local) organization
    • provincial and territorial organization (excluding provincial or territorial governments)
    • for-profit organization (organization that can make money for itself)

Note to organizations located and operating in Quebec

If we accept your proposed project, you will need to get approval from the Quebec government before you can accept our funding. Consult the Act respecting the Ministère du Conseil Exécutif

Eligible projects

  • Your project must meet all of the following criteria:
    • runs for a minimum of 6 months and no longer than 36 months
    • requests a minimum of $30,000 and no more than $250,000 per fiscal year, per project (with a maximum of $750,000 over 3 years)
    • you have secured a partnership with:
      • at least 1 other organization, if you asked for less than $100,000 per fiscal year
      • at least 2 other organizations, if you asked between $100,000 and $250,000 per fiscal year. One must be a national disability organization
    • addresses at least one of the following priority areas:
      • accessibility in Indigenous communities
      • built environment with a focus on Heritage buildings
      • communication, other than plain language
      • design and delivery of programs and services
      • information and communication technology
      • procurement (buying) of goods, services and facilities

Note to national disability organizations: 

If you are a national disability organization, you do not have to secure a partnership with another national disability organization.

How we assess your application

We may consult with other federal departments and agencies for advice on research proposals that fall under their mandate.

We will assess your application based on the following 7 criteria:

1. Organizational capacity

  • Demonstrate your capacity to design and carry out research projects

2. Project objectives

  • Describe how your project meets all of the following objectives:
    • advance/inform research on accessibility standards to help develop new or revise existing accessibility standards that fall under federal areas of responsibilities;
    • connect people with disabilities, other experts, and partners in the disability field and other fields to help with the research; and
    • share findings of the research, information, best practices and tools on the topic of accessibility barriers and standards.
  • Describe the research needs in the chosen priority area(s) (listed above)

3. Project activities

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of each partner, and how they will support and promote the research
  • Describe how you will involve the disability community and other sectors to design and implement your project
  • Describe how and with who you will share your project findings and results
  • Describe the important role the following people or organizations will play in the project:
    •  people with disabilities
    •  other experts
    •  partners in the disability field
    •  partners in other fields
  • Provide clear and relevant description of the project activities
  • Provide clear and feasible timelines to complete the project activities

Note to applicants

The following activities are not eligible under this call for proposals:

  • Development of standards (the research projects should support and inform the development of future standards, not create them)
  • Development of tools, such as:
    • applications and other technology
    • training
    • service delivery
  • Projects that focus on areas outside of federal responsibility, for example:
    • housing
    • health care
    • education
    • shopping malls
    • public transit
    • crosswalks
  • Local infrastructure or retrofit projects

4. Project impact and results

  • Describe what your project will achieve and how it aligns to your project objectives
  • Explain how your research will help solve the need identified
  • Demonstrate how your project will inform the development and revision of accessibility standards and research
  • Describe what you expect your project to deliver and produce

5. Results measurement indicators

  • Include indicators that you will use to measure results
  • Outline how you plan to collect, measure and report on your project’s results

6. Project costs

  • Provide a brief and clear justification of how you intend to use the money
  • Your project costs are reasonable and detailed, and support the project activities
  • Your project overhead costs are no more than 15% of the total financial support from Accessibility Standards Canada

7. Additional funding considerations

We will consider the following to select a diverse range of projects that:

  • secured partnership with 2 or more national disability organizations
  • received cash contributions from other organizations or governments
  • advances research on accessibility standards related to a range of disabilities
  • takes place in/impacts a variety of locations across Canada

1.    Gather your supporting documents and information

Documents to send:

  • completed application form
  • completed budget detail template
  • proof of partnerships
  • letter confirming cash contributions, if applicable

2.    Decide how to apply

Apply online

  1. Read the applicant guide to complete your application form. This guide includes details and more information for each question of the form.
  2. Complete the application form and budget detail template here. You can complete both forms directly online. You can attach your proofs of partnerships and proof of cash contributions (if applicable) at the last step.

Apply for funding online

Apply by email or mail

  1. Read the applicant guide to complete your application form. This guide includes details and more information for each question of the form.
  2. Complete the PDF application form and PDF budget detail template (47 KB) online or by hand. Read the Tips to complete a PDF form.
  3. Send your complete application package either:

By mail to:

Accessibility Standards Canada Grants and Contributions Program submissions
c/o Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Coordination unit, mailstop: 402
National Grants and Contributions Delivery Centre
140 Promenade du Portage Phase IV Floor 4
Gatineau QC  K1A 0J9

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