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Network Accepting New Research Projects - Letters of Intent due July 4, 2021

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network
Invitation for Letters of Intent for Projects to begin January 1, 2021


The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network is a community of researchers and partners seeking to improve the language and literacy skills of Canadian children. The Network is funded through the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence Program NCE. The broad objectives of our 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, students, parents and caregivers, and industrial and government partners. The Network covers the full spectrum of literacy and language research through more than 40 current projects, organized into five research themes.

Call for Letters of Intent – New Projects

The Network may fund as many as five new research projects beginning January 1, 2004. To assist in identifying suitable projects, The Network invites Letters of Intent outlining possible new research projects to begin January 1, 2021 or thereafter.


Applicants must meet the standard NCE. and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada SSHRC eligibility criteria and comply with regulations outlined in the SSHRC Researchers Guide. Research Projects must be relevant to The Network’s mandate and must meet the criteria established by the Networks of Centres of Excellence Program and by the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.

Application Process

Letters of Intent received by July 4, 2021 will be reviewed to assess their relevance to The Network’s objectives and their potential to enhance the Network’s Strategic Research Plan. Following the review of all Letters of Intent that 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:

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.

Project Team
Describe the research team, including the project leader, other investigators, and confirmed or anticipated partners.

Background Information
Briefly summarize the current state of knowledge relevant to your project, including relevant work completed by members of the project team.

Research Plan
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
(519) 850-2930

LAST MODIFIED: November 06 2003 10:09:15

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