2021 - Call for Proposals

2021 'Small Research Grants'

Deadline for applications is 4:00pm, ET, October 1, 2021.

Interested parties are asked to email for formal application form.

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Current Call for Proposals


This is the ninth Call for Proposals (CFP) for Research Grants offered by the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS). This round is for our Small Research Grants, involving up to $20,000 per grant for one year. This year we are making available up to $160,000 for such projects. Projects must target some aspect of the three primary research clusters of TSAS: (a) terrorism and radicalization, (b) security responses to terrorism and violent extremism, or (c) the societal impact and context of terrorism, violent extremism or securitization. Priority is given to proposals that address the stated research needs of TSAS’s partner organizations. Applicants are invited to review the following documents to become better informed of these needs:

2018 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada

National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence (2018)

Applicants who wish to demonstrate the utility of their projects for policy are invited to submit a letter of support from a relevant government department or agency, along with their application.

The principal investigator (and holder of funds) identified in the application must hold a faculty position at a Canadian university, and be a Senior Research Affiliate of TSAS, in good standing. Those not yet affiliated may apply for affiliation prior to submitting a proposal (see below). Research Assistants may include graduate students, and Partners are generally either governmental or non-governmental institutions.

We particularly welcome applications from supervisors on behalf of their PhD students for funding for students in support of a defined portion of their PhD research. Both supervisor and student should be TSAS affiliates.

To become an affiliate, TSAS requires the completion of an online application, submission of a recent CV and, and a brief (1/2 page) statement of how one's research agenda is related to the activities of TSAS. To be eligible for applying to this Call, the deadline for submitting a request for affiliation is September 17, 2021.

****To request a copy of the application form that is to be used for this call email Elizabeth Ford at

Please submit proposals to Elizabeth Ford at using the form attached by 1 October 2021.

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