International Community-University Research Alliances (CURA)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is happy to announce a new competition: International Community-University Alliances (CURA) Program .

The purpose of the program is to support the creation of alliances between community organizations and postsecondary institutions which, through a process of ongoing collaboration and mutual learning, will foster comparative research, training and the creation of new knowledge in areas of shared importance for the social, cultural or economic development of communities in Canada and in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The program is not exclusive to development-related projects.

Thematic areas include: Environment and Natural Resource Management; Information and Communication Technologies for Development; Innovation, Policy and Science; and Social and Economic Policy.

Multiple applications are permitted, but each university can only be awarded one International CURA.

Interested parties are asked to contact Anne Neufeld, Manager, International Research Office, Research Services by August 17, 2007 indicating their intent to apply for the LOI stage. She may be reached at [ ]

The application deadline for the LOI stage is November 21, 2007. Application form and instructions will be available soon.

For more details, please see SSHRC’s Web site:

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