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Here are answers to questions you may have about the Future of Canada Project. If you don’t see your question reflected, please email fcp@mcmaster.ca to ask.

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The 2022/2023 Call for Proposals for the Research Grants is now closed. Selected applicants were notified in July 2022. Any future opportunities will be posted on the website.  

The grant award year will begin July 1, 2022 and conclude June 30, 2023. 

An interdisciplinary review panel evaluated the proposals and made recommendations to the Future of Canada Project governance committee who made the final selections.  

The Project Council was not involved in the selection process, although the Council set the themes and direction for the Project and will continue to be involved in initiatives of the Project. 

The projects were evaluated on: 

  • Engagement with one or more of the FCP themes with a preference for projects that address two or more 
  • Potential for impact on one or more of the FCP vision’s four elements: Power, Hope, Community, Well-being 
  • Interdisciplinary approach 
  • Integration of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) considerations 
  • Inclusion of student leadership development opportunities 
  • The capacity of the research investigator or team to carry out the proposed research 
  • Feasibility and appropriateness of budget and timeline 

Principal Investigators will be required to provide a final report at the end of the award year with the following: 

  • Summary of the research activities and knowledge mobilization activities, including details on specific outputs and audiences engaged 
  • Description of the research outcomes (including challenges and achievements) and how these relate to the FCP themes and vision 

From time to time, the Future of Canada Project will check in with research teams for brief project updates. These will be opportunities for the Project to amplify the work of the research teams. Teams will also be expected to participate in the Future of Canada Conference – likely in fall 2024 – where the results of the research will be shared with the Council and community. 

For media requests, please reach out to Kaleigh Wisman at wismank@mcmaster.ca   

For other requests, contact  fcp@mcmaster.ca