Call for Proposals to the Digital Citizen Contribution Program
Date: 4th May 2021
The Digital Citizen Contribution Program (DCCP) is pleased to launch a call for proposals to provide time-limited financial assistance (fiscal year 2021-22) of up to $100,000 for the following types of research projects:
projects that aim to understand the role of algorithms, artificial intelligence, and other system-level factors on mainstream and fringe online platforms as they pertain to the spread, uptake, and impacts of disinformation and related harms, including on user behaviour and content consumption, and their potential uses towards a diverse and healthy information ecosystem;
projects that aim to understand the domestic and transnational spread, evolution, and impacts of online disinformation and related harms through and on diaspora, Indigenous, and non-English primary language communities in Canada using a GBA+ lens, including impacts on societal outcomes; or
projects that aim to evaluate existing Canadian or international research and programming related to online disinformation and their effectiveness in furthering positive societal outcomes, such as citizen resilience, social cohesion, media literacy, and participation and trust in democratic processes.
Funds received through this call for proposals must be spent by March 31, 2022.