The Centre continues to award seed funding. Seed grants are aimed at supporting Centre members in pilot testing a new idea and aiding in the formulation of a larger grant initiative. All full members are eligible to apply. Postdocs of the Centre are also eligible to apply together with at least one other full Centre member or postdoc member. The project must lead to cross‐disciplinary work with existing or potential members and/or foster new collaborations with existing centre members. The steering committee evaluates the applications, which are chosen on a competitive basis. The following projects were funded:
Spring 2015 competition
Summer 2014 competition
Spring 2013 competition
“Negativity, Physciological Reactions, and Political Orientations: A Comparative Pilot Study”, Patrick Fournier (Université de Montréal), Stuart Soroka (McGill University) and Lilach Nir (Hebrew University).
“Étude des larges volumes de données politiques tirées du web”, Marc-André Bodet (Université Laval), François Gélineau (Université Laval), Thierry Giasson (Université Laval), Frédérick Bastien (Université de Montréal) and Pierre-Yves Langlois (Université Laval).
Fall 2012 competition
“Dépenses de campagne et concurrence électorale au Québec, 1981-2008”, Martial Fourcault (Université de Montréal) and Marcelin Joanis (Sherbrooke University).
Spring 2012 competition
“Gender Cues, Anxiety and Political Information Processing”, Tania Gosselin (UQAM), Allison Harell (UQAM) and Alexandre Duval (UQAM).
“An On-line Data Base of Innovations in Citizenship Education”, Sara Vissers (McGill University), Henry Milner (Université de Montréal) and Murray Print (University of Sydney).
“Attention to Negative News: Universal versus Culturally-Sensitive Accounts”, Stuart Soroka (McGill University) and Lilach Nir (Hebrew University).
“Exploring the Relationship between Health and Political Behaviour”, Dietlind Stolle (McGill University) and Bärbel Knäuper (McGill University).
Fall 2011 competition