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Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (CLLRNet)
Invitation for Letters of Intent for Projects to begin January 1st, 2003
The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (CLLRNet; www.cllrnet.ca) is a community of researchers and partners seeking to improve the language and literacy skills of Canadian children. The Network is funded through the Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence Program (www.nce.gc.ca). The broad objectives of this national network are to understand the factors that support the development of good language and literacy skills and to apply this knowledge to facilitate programs and practices to strengthen the language, communication, and literacy skills of Canada's children.
The Network's research program integrates contributions from the many sectors involved in children's language and literacy development, including basic and applied scientists, educators, clinicians, parents and caregivers, and industrial and government partners. The Network covers the full spectrum of literacy and language research through more than forty current projects, organized into five research themes.
Call for Letters of Intent - New Projects
As many as five new research projects may be funded, beginning January 1st, 2003. To assist in identifying suitable projects, the Network invites Letters of Intent outlining possible new research projects to begin January 1st, 2003 or thereafter.
Applicants must meet the standard NCE (www.nce.gc.ca) and SSHRC (http://www.sshrc.ca) eligibility criteria and comply with regulations outlined in the SSHRC Researchers Guide. Research Projects must be relevant to CLLRNet's mandate and must meet the criteria established by the Networks of Centres of Excellence Program and by CLLRNet.
Letters of Intent received by June 14th, 2002 will be reviewed to assess their relevance to CLLRNet's objectives and their potential to enhance CLLRNet's Strategic Research Plan. Following review of all Letters of Intent which are received, a limited number of applicants will be invited to submit a detailed Research Project Proposal.
Each Letter of Intent should be a maximum of two pages in length (minimum 11-point font), and use the headings described below. Letters should be prepared in Word or WordPerfect format, and submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each Letter of Intent must include the following information:
Goals and Objectives
State the problems/issues to be addressed by your project and the specific outcomes that you expect to achieve.
Describe the research team, including the project leader, other investigators, and confirmed or anticipated partners.
Briefly summarize the current state of knowledge relevant to your project, including relevant work completed by members of the project team.
Provide an overview of the approach and methods that will be used in the project.
Timeline and Funding Required for Project
Provide a project timeline, including major milestones, together with a statement of overall funding requirements related to the
achievement of these milestones.
For additional information, please contact:
The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network
c/o The University of Western Ontario
Elborn College, 1201 Western Road
London, ON N6G 1H1
Last Modified: July 11 2002 08:49:44.