E-Alliance is delighted to announce the results of our 2020 Request for Proposals, representing a breadth of outstanding projects that foster collaborations, mentorship and intersectional approaches, with the E-Alliance’s framework as a guide.

This funding was made available to support Canadian academics from across the country whose work supports E-Alliance’s research priorities: program evaluation, the nature of experiences (in sport) and transforming to a gender+ equitable sport culture. These research priorities were identified by the E-Alliance scientific committee and guided by literature reviews that determined research gaps and pressing next questions related to gender+ equity in sport.

Recipients are from across Canada, with submissions from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia, representing a total investment of approximately $150,000 in funding.  Among the many excellent applicants, York University PhD student Gobi Sriranganathan’s project, “Sport leadership in the Greater Toronto Area Tamil diaspora: Exploring the lived experiences of sport leaders in Tamil grassroots sport organizations” was especially strong.

“The grassroots nature of Sriranganathan’s project and its intersectional approach is very exciting,” says E-Alliance Codirector Professor Gretchen Kerr. “We are delighted to support all of these colleagues from across Canada who can help E-Alliance to fulfill our research priorities.”

On a broader level, these types of collaborations will also help Canada move closer towards its goal to achieve gender equity by 2035.

Click here to see a full list of the projects that were awarded funding.

E-Alliance will be launching its next RFP cycle in summer 2021. Stay tuned for updated application materials and details in the coming months.