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Technology and empirical research are the focus of two new granting opportunities

September 5, 2018

Today we launched two calls for applications for two new granting opportunities. Both calls are for one-time project funding and both are open to nonprofit organizations that work to improve access to justice for the people of Ontario.

The two calls are:

1. Measuring impacts and progress

The purpose of the Measuring impacts and progress granting is to support empirical research that will help improve how the justice system serves the people of Ontario.

The Foundation is aware that several definitions of empirical research/investigations exist. As a general matter, we are looking for research that is based on observed and measured phenomena and derives knowledge from actual experience rather than from theory or belief. Tied into the idea of empirical research is the scientific method of working or testing a hypothesis through observation and experiment. Empirical investigations use quantitative data, which is when you analyze numerical data, or qualitative data, which is when you use non-numerical data such as observations and interviews.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations who benefit the people of Ontario

Grant amount: Small grant – up to $25,000; Large grant – Between $50,000 and $100,000

Deadline: Small and large grants application deadline – November 30, 2018

Criteria and application process: 
Visit the Measuring impacts and progress webpage for details.

 

2. Justice and technology research

The purpose of the Justice and technology research grant is to gain a better understanding of the practical ways in which technology is, or could, potentially change how legal services are provided, and to support access to justice for people with legal needs. The Foundation is open to various research approaches as part of this call.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations who benefit the people of Ontario

Grant amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline
: December 15, 2018

Criteria and application process
: Visit the Justice and technology research webpage for details.

 

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About The Law Foundation of Ontario
Established by statute in 1974, The Law Foundation of Ontario is the sole foundation in Ontario with the mandate of improving access to justice. Through granting and collaboration, the Foundation invests in knowledge and services that help people understand the law and use it to improve their lives.