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McMaster Political Scientists leading newly funded SSHRC research

McMaster Political Science faculty are involved in more than $897,000 of new research funding under the most recent 2020 SSHRC Insight Grants program.

Jun 18, 2021

The Department of Political Science had an unprecedented 100% success rate in faculty applications as Principle Investigators (PI) to the most recent 2020 SSHRC Insight Grants program. Six faculty (pictured) are funded as PI on new research projects, while others are involved as co-applicants and collaborators on diverse projects.

Katherine Boothe & Adrienne Davidson (Co-PIs): Evidence and legitimacy in policymaking: lessons from crisis

Stephen McBride (PI): Back to the future? Public enterprise and Canadian economic development prospects

Robert O’Brien (PI): Western internationalism for a dying planet

Tony Porter (PI): The public, the private, and the technical in a troubled global liberal order

Cliff van der Linden (PI): Mapping public opinion in relation to COVID-19 and associated policy interventions using survey and social media data;and (Collaborator): Political Identity Norms, Trendsetters and their Influence on Political Polarization  

Karen Bird (Co-applicant): Identity, Images and Impact: The Role of Local Candidate Identity, Media Representations and Voter Affinity in Canadian Federal Elections

These grants are part of approximately $200-million of funding to social sciences and humanities research across Canada, announced June 15, 2021 by SSHRC and federal Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne.