CREWW’s Women and Work Research Incubator Grants (WWRIG)

CREWW invites applications for small-scale research grants (maximum $5,000 each) to be awarded in April. Papers resulting from these grants will form the basis of a research roundtable on women and work to be held in Ottawa in October. You can access the WWRIG 2018 poster and submission policy document online. Please feel free to download, print and share these documents.

We are looking to expand our network to include other Ottawa-based researchers who share our interest in topics such as:

  • Women and Careers
  • Work-life Integration
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Immigrant and Aboriginal Women in the Workforce
  • Women in Professions
  • Women in Management
  • Women in Education
  • Women in Healthcare
  • Women in Science and Engineering
  • Women in Government
  • Women in Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Women in Trades
  • Women in Policing

Applications for this program are made through a brief formal research proposal. For more information about the 2019 application process, contact Æmilia Jarvis, the Associate Director Centre for Research & Education on Women and Work.

Previous Grant Recipients


Project Title Project Lead (PI)
‘Hiring a Chief Executive Officer: Does gender still matter?’ Dr. Janet Mantler
‘Engineering Gender: A study of university-based gender socialization practices and their impact on female engineering students’ Dr. Angela Dionisi
‘Women, Entrepreneurship, and Alternative Housing’ Dr. Daniel Rosenblatt


Project Title Project Lead (PI)
‘Women and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Postsecondary Pedagogy in Shaping Identity, Values, and Aspirations’ Dr. Leighann Neilson
‘Leadership spillover? An Analysis of leadership and the work-family interface’ Dr. Kate Dupré
‘Getting by with a little help from our friends? The role of women’s friendships in perceptions of work-family conflict and role balance’ Dr. Bernadette Campbell
‘Decision-making among dual career military couples’ Victoria Fraser


Project Title Project Lead (PI)
‘Women, Work, and Non-Professional International Mobility’ Dr. Luciara Nardon
‘Women in the Québec Francophone Comedy Industry: Case Studies of Ladies in the “Old Boys’ Club’ Dr. François Brouard
‘Academic Women at Work: The Implications of Health and Caregiving over the Life-Course on Productivity and Career Trajectory’ Dr. Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
‘The Postdoc—The Leak for Women in the Pipeline?’ Dr. Renate Ysseldyk


Project Title Project Lead (PI)
‘Migrant women, work and the contradictory geographies of volunteering: new research directions to understand integration, participation and citizenship formation in Canada’ Dr. Luisa Veronis
Sexual harassment spillover: The impact of gender harassment on the parenting experiences of working mothers’ Dr. Angela Dionisi
‘Exploring the Gender-Salary –Expectations Gap: Back to the Drawing Board’ (read the project abstract here) Dr. Linda Schweitzer  
‘Connecting transformational leadership to employee well-being through work engagement: A gendered perspective’ Dr. Janet Mantler
‘Leadership Development Programs for Women in the Engineering Industry’ Dr. Claire Samson


Project Title Project Lead (PI) RA
‘Entrepreneurial Leadership Attributes: Developing a Gender-Neutral Vocabulary’ (read the project abstract here) Dr. Catherine Elliot Dr. Barbara Jayne Orser
‘Establishing the Participation of Women in Canadian Aerospace’ (read the project abstract here) Dr. Catherine Mavriplis Angeline Blais
‘The Impact of female-focused SME interventions in advanced technology sectors’ Dr. Barbara Jayne Orser Dr. Miwako Nitani
‘How Female Child Protection Workers Understand the Opportunities and Constraints of their Day-to-Day Practice’ Dr. Melissa Redmond