One of the goals for the GRAND Network of Centres of Excellence is to train the next generation of Canadian digital media researchers across the broad range of disciplines represented within the network. As part of this effort, GRAND is initiating the Young Network Investigator (YNI) Award program. This program will facilitate the transition from doctoral student or postdoctoral fellow to new faculty member for those who wish to continue their involvement in one or more GRAND research projects. Applications may be submitted only after obtaining a research faculty position at an eligible Canadian university.
Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis, subject to available funding. They will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
Completed applications should be sent as email attachments to email@example.com by the deadline. Applications must include the project or projects in which the applicant is engaged, a one-page summary of the applicant’s progress to date, a one-page summary of proposed research, an email from the project leader(s) verifying that the applicant has been approved to continue participating in the project(s), and a current NSERC Form 100, SSHRC CV, or CIHR Common CV for the applicant. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application template or additional information about YNI awards.
Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis after the deadline, subject to available funding.
Awards will be up to $5,000 for a 12-month period. Eligible expenses are the same as for regular awards to Network Investigators. If a successful applicant becomes a regular funded Network Investigator within the 12-month period, the Young Network Investigator award will be pro-rated. Funds will be released to successful applicants only after a detailed budget has been submitted to and approved by the RMC.
The GRAND Researcher Guide has additional information about GRAND, including definitions for acronyms, a summary of the research management structure and the roles of the various participants within the network. Potential applicants are advised to review this document when preparing to apply for funding from GRAND.