Project Funding News

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I’ve been fortunate to be part of a number of projects that have recently received funding news.  I am very excited about all of this work, much of which involves community, engagement, and cross-cultural learning methods.

  • The TRC-TF was recently awarded at SSHRC Insight Grant for “Establishing a framework for reconciliation action and awareness within the Canadian archival system”  this funding will allow the TRC-TF to expand our outreach to Indigenous communities, Indigenous archivists, and Indigenous knowledge holders across Canada.
  • Skylee-Storm Hogan and I were recently the recipients of of an Inspirit Foundation ChangeUp Grant.  These grants are focused on building opportunities for people aged 18-34 to develop programming designed to shift attitudes within their communities.  Our project is focused on building space for dialogue about reconciliation, issues of inter-generational trauma, and residential schools.  We’ll be sharing lots of this work on social media as the project progresses.
  • The “Documenting early residential schools” project led by Thomas Peace in partnership with the Woodland Cultural Centre, Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, and the Anglican Diocese of Huron recently received funding through the SSHRC partnership engage grant program.  I’m thrilled to be a co-applicant on this project which will allow for the digitization, transcription, and discovery of records related to the early history of the Mohawk Institute and the Shingwauk Indian Residential School.  This project also has a significant education component, involving a group of students from Huron University College working with materials from the Shingwauk and Mohawk Schools.
  • Activehistory.ca was one of the supporting partners of Carolyn Podruchny’s “Aandse: Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and the Transformation of University-based Knowledge Creation and Transfer.”  partnership development grant, which received $200,000 from SSHRC.

None of the above projects would have been possible without the fantastic colleagues and collaborators I’ve met through Active History and the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.  I am constantly grateful for the numerous meaningful collaborations that I get to participate in.

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Historical Reminiscents EP 26: The Grant Writing Learning Curve

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If you work in the heritage field or for a non-profit there is a good chance you’ve been involved in grants in some way shape or form. Despite the prevalence of grant writing in public history not all public history students are trained in how to apply for grants. In this episode I discuss what you need to know about grant guidelines, writing style, and crafting a grant application for the first time.

I would love to hear about your experience writing grants, leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

This podcast was inspired by a listener suggestion! Are there other topics you think I should cover? Please let me know.

Other Resources:
-Katie Linder, Research in Action Podcast on Grant Writing Basics

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