The objective of the Developmental Services (DS) Research Grant Fund is to support research capacity and innovative initiatives specifically for the Developmental Services sector.
The Fund has been set aside to support knowledge enhancement across the Developmental Services Sector and to foster knowledge translation and exchange that encourages the use of evidence to inform policy development and decision making.
The Fund will provide a maximum of $400,000 across all funded projects each of two years between October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2019, to support research in priority areas.
The DS Research Grant Fund will support research and innovative initiatives that provide evidence or collect data through a variety of means, including: reviews of literature; research and practice syntheses; meta-analyses; qualitative, quantitative and quasi-experimental research studies; case studies and comparisons; and tests of new initiatives through innovative demonstration projects.
The DS Research Grant Fund may not be used to fund parts of research projects that are financially supported through other sources of funding (e.g., SSHRC).