Category Archives: Sponsors

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is an arm’s-length federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the social sciences and humanities. Created by an act of Parliament in 1977, SSHRC is governed by a 22-member Council that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry. SSHRC-funded research fuels innovative thinking about real life issues, including the economy, education, health care, the environment, immigration, globalization, language, ethics, peace, security, human rights, law, poverty, mass communication, politics, literature, addiction, pop culture, sexuality, religion, Aboriginal rights, the past, our future.

Fonds Québécois de recherche sur la nature et les technologies

Le Fonds Nature et Technologies est un organisme public relevant du ministre du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation (MDEIE) du Québec, monsieur Raymond Bachand. Les domaines de recherche du FQRNT sont les suivants: Structures abstraites, Nature et transformation de la matière, Études du vivant, Environnement, Ressources naturelles, Matériaux, Technologies de l’information et des communications, Conception, mécanique et structures, Systèmes et procédés, Méthodologies, techniques et instrumentation.


Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, the University of Chicago

A mutual love of the arts drew Richard and Mary Gray together when they met almost 60 years ago and has been a driving passion in their lives ever since.

‘The search for knowledge about and experience with the arts are critical to the development of humanistic values,’ says Richard Gray, a lifelong Chicagoan, internationally distinguished art dealer, noted private collector, and architectural landmark preservationist. The Richard Gray Gallery of Chicago and New York specializes in painting, sculpture, and drawings by 20th-century American and European artists. Mary Gray, AM’78, is a published author who has written two books on Chicago’s public sculpture and murals.

‘No one represents the arts better in this city than Richard and Mary Gray,’ says Larry Norman, Deputy Provost for the Arts.

Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation currently makes grants in five core program areas:

Within each of its core programs, the Foundation concentrates most of its grantmaking in a few areas. Institutions and programs receiving support are often leaders in fields of Foundation activity, but they may also be promising newcomers, or in a position to demonstrate new ways of overcoming obstacles to achieve program goals.

Our grantmaking philosophy is to build, strengthen and sustain institutions and their core capacities, rather than be a source for narrowly defined projects. As such, we develop thoughtful, long-term collaborations with grant recipients and invest sufficient funds for an extended period to accomplish the purpose at hand and achieve meaningful results.