Gordon Cullingham Fund

The Gordon Cullingham Research & Publication Fund

Created in 2008, the Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Fund (originally known as the Gordon Cullingham Grant) keeps Gordon Cullingham's legacy alive by offering support to seasoned writers and researchers for their work on all aspects of the conservation and sustainable rehabilitation of Ottawa’s heritage places.

Gordon was a journalist, broadcaster, editor, heritage activist and long-standing member of Heritage Ottawa’s Board of Directors who passionately advocated for heritage conservation in and around Ottawa.

The next call for project applications will be in 2023.  

GUIDELINES

Projects may focus on any aspect of the built heritage/cultural landscapes of the Ottawa region, their interpretation, their promotion, and their conservation (history, technology, planning, sustainability, etc.).

Financial Awards

Funds are awarded in two categories to assist with:

  • Research on an appropriate topic up to a maximum of $1,500. The recipient may have the opportunity to present the results of their Research Project as part of Heritage Ottawa’s Lecture Series.
  • Publication/Digital Delivery up to a maximum of $2,500 toward the publication of a book or e-book, or the creation of a blog, podcast or video.

A three-person jury will review the applications and make an appropriate recommendation to the Heritage Ottawa Board of Directors. If no application is deemed worthy of support in a given year, no grant will be awarded.

Submissions

Applications for Research Funding must include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • A proposal (minimum 500 words) stating the nature of the research and how it meets the guidelines noted above;
  • A brief Curriculum Vitae including two references (names, positions, contact information);
  • A budget for the project; and
  • An indication of the potential for publication/digital delivery arising out of the research (article, book, e-book, blog, podcast or video) should be specified.

Applications for Publication/Digital Delivery Funding must include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • A proposal (minimum 500 words) stating the nature of the research and how it meets the guidelines noted above;
  • A draft copy of the content proposed for final publication/digital delivery;
  • A brief Curriculum Vitae including two references (names, positions, contact information);
  • A detailed budget for the project; and
  • An anticipated delivery date.

A date for submitting applications will be determined soon.  

Applications must be emailed to  info@heritageottawa.org  in PDF format using “Cullingham Fund Application” as the subject line.

Please CLICK HERE to download the Application Form in PDF format.

Eligibility

Grants may be awarded to an individual, team or not-for-profit historical, heritage or community organization or to a publisher.

Members of Heritage Ottawa’s Board of Directors and their immediate families are not eligible to apply.

Successful Applicants

The successful applicants will be notified of the award in July, 2023. 

Funding recipients in both the Research and the Publication/Digital Delivery categories are required to complete and submit a final Cullingham Fund Project Report within one year of receiving a funding approval letter from Heritage Ottawa. This requirement demonstrates Heritage Ottawa's due diligence in the administration of the fund, and an opportunity to share grant narratives. 

Successful Research Funding applicants will agree to provide Heritage Ottawa with a copy of any written work resulting from the research funded by the Fund and will include the following credit line in any subsequent publication: “Research for this work was financed in part by a Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Fund awarded by Heritage Ottawa.”

Successful Publication/Digital Delivery Grant applicants will provide proper credit in the publication/digital delivery consisting of the Heritage Ottawa logo and the credit line: “This publication and or project received financial support from a Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Fund awarded by Heritage Ottawa.”

Successful publication funding applicants will also provide Heritage Ottawa with one copy of any printed publication and a link to any digital product.

 

Some Previous Grant Recipients:

2021 Gordon Cullingham Fund

2020 Gordon Cullingham Fund

2019 Gordon Cullingham Fund 

2016 Gordon Cullingham Fund 

2015 Gordon Cullingham Fund