Data Champions Grant Funding Call- Pilot Project – Application

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Memorial Deadline: Monday 31st, January 2022

External Deadline: Thursday 3rd, February 2022


The Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance) is launching a funding
opportunity for the development of a Data Champions Pilot Project to promote a
shift in data culture within the Canadian Digital Research infrastructure (DRI)
ecosystem. As part of this Pilot Project, the Alliance will be gathering information to
evaluate potential development of a scalable and sustainable Data
Champions Program.


The objective of this Pilot Project is to advance awareness, understanding,
development, and adoption of research data management (RDM) tools, best
practices, and resources in Canada. 
Broadly speaking, this Pilot will further the Alliance’s research data management mandate by promoting sound RDM practices and contributing to a broader culture change in the conduct of digital research, and ultimately fostering excellence in Canadian research. As a tangential benefit, the inaugural Data Champions cohort will provide valuable feedback on how the Alliance can sustain, improve, and grow
the Data Champions model, and associated Community of Practice initiated by this
Pilot, into a potential Data Champions Program. Any resources and/or funding
needed to scale this Pilot into a fully-fledged Data Champions Program will hence
be informed by the Pilot experience and articulated in future funding requests and
corporate plans.


Publication of Funding ______________Call
January 4, 2022
Information Session English ________
January 13, 2022 at 11:00 am EST
Information Session French ________
January 13, 2022 at 12:00pm EST
Deadline to submit questions ________
January 27, 2022 at end of business day
Deadline to submit Application_______
February 3, 2022 at 5:00pm EST
Adjudication Process _______________
February 2022
Notice of Award / Eligibility of expenses
___________________________Week of March 14, 2022
+90 days ________________________
Appeal Process

Full program details can be found here.


Funding Sources

Digital Research Alliance of Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: January 18, 2022