Research funding success

RB-2019-Funding-Success

Best year in a decade for research grants

Researchers at the Faculty of Business Administration garnered a total of $855,027 in national and university-level funding in 2019, making it one of the faculty’s most successful years to date in funding competitions.

Six faculty members received grants as principal investigators from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) — an application success rate of 60 per cent. The last time the faculty’s success rate crossed the halfway mark was in 2008, when again 60 per cent of grant applicants were successful.

The successfully funded projects for which our researchers are the principal investigators include:

SSHRC Insight Grants

  • Dr. Kara Arnold: Stress and destructive leadership: Causes, conditions and the mitigating role of mindfulness.
  • Dr. Alyson Byrne: Understanding the experience and widespread consequences of job-status leakage in traditional and non-traditional families.
  • Dr. Rebecca Franklin: Facilitating higher levels of professional success and personal well-being: Why differentiation of self is crucial for entrepreneurs.
  • Dr. Jianyun Tang: Toward a realistic theory of leader effectiveness.

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

  • Dr. Erin Oldford: A false signal or a way forward: The effect of CEO vision content and communication on firm performance.

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

  • Dr. John Schouten: Cultural renewal in Newfoundland and Labrador: Lessons from Fishing for Success, a social enterprise in Petty Harbour, N.L.

Mitacs Grants

  • Dr. Tom Cooper: The viability of telehealth in the health-care ecosystem.
  • Dr. Tom Cooper: Research, analysis and development of business processes for innovation service delivery in the aerospace market.
  • Dr. Amy Warren: Framework creation of compensation strategies in the social enterprise sector.
    Memorial University SSHRC Explore Grant
  • Dr. Ashrafee Hossain: Influence of trust on corporate decision-making.

Memorial University SSHRC Explore Grant

  • Dr. Ashrafee Hossain: Influence of trust on corporate decision-making.

Memorial University Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund

  • Dr. Erin Oldford: A false signal or a way forward: The effect of CEO vision content and communication on firm performance.

Several faculty members were also successful as co-investigators in grant competitions. These include:

SSHRC Insight Grant

  • Dr. Jeffrey Pittman: Corporate tax planning and the links to managerial compensation and risk-taking. (Principal investigator: Dr. Andrew M. Bauer, University of Waterloo).

Canadian Institute of Health Research

  • Dr. Jennifer Jewer et al.: SurgeCon: An emergency department surge management p♦latform. (Principal investigators: Dr. Shabnam Asghari and Dr. Christopher Patey, Memorial University).

Ocean Frontier Institute

  • Dr. Natalie Slawinski, Dr. Tom Cooper, Dr. Rebecca Franklin, Dr. John Schouten, Dr. Alex Stewart, Dr. Blair Winsor et al.: Future ocean and coastal infrastructures – FOCI (Principal investigators: Dr. Paul Foley and Dr. Lorenzo Moro, Memorial University).

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