Research Funding Panel Discussion

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

The panelists will be Dr. Dori Tunstall, Dean, Faculty of Design; Dr. Ashok Mathur, Dean, Graduate Studies; and Ryan Rice, Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and SIS. The panel moderator will be our Vice President of Research and Innovation, Dr. Robert Luke.

The topics covered will include:

  • Keys to a successful funding application
  • Navigating reviewers’ expectations
  • Arts funding and Canada Council
  • Experiences with SSHRC 
  • So much more

The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

Venue & Address: 
RHA 120 (205 Richmond St. W., Rm. 120)

Grant Writing Workshop | Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Come learn about available Toronto Arts Council grants, the application process, and tips on successful grant-writing!

Grant Writing for Graduate Students

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

This hands-on workshop givin by Dr. Lynne Milgram, will provide research proposal writing support and context for your upcoming CGS-M (SSHRC, NSERC) and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) application(s). Please bring draft copies of your proposals to work on in the session.

B. Lynne Milgram is professor of anthropology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences, OCAD University. Her research on gender, development and globalization in the Philippines analyzes the cultural politics of social change with regard to microfinance and to women’s work in crafts and in the secondhand clothing trade between the Philippines and Hong Kong. Her current urban-based research explores issues in formal/informal work, legal/illegal practice, the transformation of urban public space, and market modernization. Lynne has published her work widely in academic edited books and journals and since beginning her PhD studies in 1992, Lynne has had continuous financial assistance from a variety of granting bodies.

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Venue & Address: 
Room 514, 5th floor 205 Richmond Street West
416-977-6000 x4367

Grant Writing for Graduate Students

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

This workshop will provide information about how to effectively structure the content of your research proposal, and how best to put your case study forward for your upcoming SSHRC (Canadian Graduate Scholarship) and/or Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) application(s). It will be helpful to bring questions specific to your individual proposals along with a draft of your current research proposal.

Facilitator: Dr. Lynne Milgram.

Dr. Lynne Milgram’s research is rooted in anthropology, but lends itself to interdisciplinary collaborations of all kinds. Analyzing the commoditization of crafts, consumption and small-scale entrepreneurial activities in the northern Philippines, Milgram’s doctoral research traced the channels through which women exercise agency in their changing roles in craft production and trade with the advent of global market forces. Subsequently analyzing the socioeconomic and political impacts of microfinance development projects mounted throughout the Philippines, Milgram explored the relationship between the institutional claim to empowerment and the capacity of program structures to generate ‘real’ opportunities for women.
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Dr. Lynne Milgram’s Bio (contd.)

Milgram’s ongoing projects examine Philippine women’s engagement in the global trade and consumption of secondhand clothing between the Philippines and Hong Kong and women’s work as street vendors. Both enterprises straddle legal/illegal practice and have emerged as growing arenas of labour given increasing rural-to-urban migration and declines in formal-sector jobs. Milgram’s most current project analyzes the shifting dynamics of urban trade livelihoods based on the sale of fresh produce. Here she highlights that the public market players, men and women, who activate these supply routes operate in a finely-tuned urban trading-scape – one that challenges the hegemony of governments’ framing of such trade approaches as “pre-modern” and inefficient. Milgram demonstrates that the vendors and marketers engaged in the aforementioned trades operationalize multiple work options to simultaneously negotiate their positions as sites of globally competitive economic activity and local struggles over state restructuring. Milgram makes her findings applicable for policy formation by government and non-government organizations seeking to sustain livelihood opportunities for women via a range of appropriate initiatives.

Lynne Milgram has published this research in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and edited volumes. She has guest edited special journal issues: Asian Studies Review (2005), “Edgy Things: Negotiating Borders and Identity in Asian Material Culture,” and City & Society (2014), “Norms, Networks, and Informality in the Urban Global South: Unmapping Regulatory Space.” Milgram has co-edited the following volumes: (with K. M. Grimes, 2000) Artisans and Cooperatives: Developing Alternative Trade for the Global Economy; (with R. Hamilton, 2007) Material Choices: Refashioning Bast and Leaf Fibers in Asia and the Pacific (2007); (with K. E. Browne, 2009) Economics and Morality: Anthropological Approaches; and (with K.T Hansen and W. E. Little, 2013) Street Economies of the Urban Global South. Material Choices won the TSA (Textile Society of America) Book of the Year Award, and Street Economies won the SAW (Society for the Anthropology of Work) Book of the Year Award.

Lynne Migram’s most current SSHRC awards include:

1. SSHRC Institutional Grant, Awarded by OCAD University Faculty Grant. From Market to Market: Filipino-Canadian Entrepreneurs Refashion Transnational Business Landscapes. One-year award from April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016.

2. 2015 SSHRC “Insight Grant,” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Can-Phils CREATE (Canada-Philippines Collaborative Research on Alternative Transnational Economies). Co-applicant with Dr. Philip Kelly (PI) (York U).
Tenure of Award: 2015-2019.

3. 2012 (ongoing) SSHRC “Insight Research Grant,” Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada. Contested Livelihoods: Food Provisioning Systems in Urban Southeast Asia. Principal Investigator. Tendure of Award: 2012-2016.

Lynne Milgram’s earlier SSHRC awards include: 1991-1995 (PhD Fellowship); 1998-2000 (SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship); 2000-2003 (SSHRC Standard Research Grant); 2004-2007 (SSHRC Standard Research Grant); 2008-2011 (SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

Venue & Address: 
Room 514, 5th floor, 205 Richmond Street West

Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 1:30pm

Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students with Dr. Lynne Milgram

We encourage all students applying for SSHRC and OGS Awards to attend. Dr. Milgram has requested that all students bring with them a written Draft of their Research Proposal as this will be an interactive writing workshop.

Dr. Lynne Milgram is a professor of anthropology, liberal arts and sciences, here at OCAD U. Her research on gender development and globalization in the Philippines analyzes the cultural politics of social change in women’s informal sector work. She has been the ongoing recipient of SSHRC support through grants since undertaking her graduate study.




Venue & Address: 
7310, 3rd floor 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario