Dr. Shashi Kant: Research Grants

MScSM Program DirectorShashi Kant

Professor, Forest Economies and Management

Institute for Management and Innovation
University of Toronto Mississauga
Innovation Complex, 3359 Mississauga Road, Ontario, L5L1C6
Phone: 905-569-5739

Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
33 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario. M5S 3B3Class of 2019
Phone: 416-978-6196  

E-mail: shashi.kant@utoronto.ca

Shashi's full CV can be found here


Research Grants

Total grants received are about $3.1 million; it is equal to average annual grant of $155,000


Date Recieved       


Project Name, Funding Agency and Nature of Grant



Bifurcation and Game Theoretic Models for Sustainable Forest Management and Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Individual Grant.
2011-15 Can$133,397 Environmental preferences and sustainable forest management: a comparative analysis. Social Science and Humanities Research Council (Principal Investigator – Group Project)
2014-15 Can$42,500 Detailing the Forest Resource Biomass for Industry Advancement Natural Resource Canada
2014-15 Can$4,600 Game Theoretic Modeling of Joint Forest Management in India Mitacs
2014-15 Can$6,000 Environmental Values of Students in Ontario SSHRC Student Award (University Internal)
2007-13 Can$132,000 Multi-agent Modelling of Forest Management in Ontario Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) (Individual Grant)
2004-12 Can$100,000 Economics of Sustainable Forest Management: Social Choice and Agent-Based Approach Ministry of Science and Technology, Ontario, Canada (Individual Grant)
2009-10    Can$20,000 Incentive Mechanisms for the Provision of Ecosystem Services in Southern Ontario Social Science and Humanities Research Council Community University Research Alliance – Environmental Issues Special Call (Principal Investigator – Group Project)
2008-9 Can$30,000 Community-based Management for Carbon Sequestration and Ecological Services in China and Canada SSHRC and IDRC (International Community-University Research Alliance) (Co-Investigator – Group Project)
2007-9 Can$160,000 Economics of Aboriginal Land Use Sustainable Forest Management Network, Edmonton (SFMN was one of the National Centres of Excellence (NCE) funded by NSERC and SSHRC) (Principal Investigator – Group Project)
2007-10 Can$225,000 Evaluating the Ecological, Economic, and Social Trade-offs of Managing for various Plants and Other NTFPs (Co-Investigator, Group Project)
2007-10 Can$75,000 Silviculture Effectiveness and Consequences of Using Vegetation Management Alternatives in Boreal and Temperate Coniferous Forests: A Synthesis Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Co-Investigator - Group Grant)
2006-09 Can$570,000 Market and Institutional Structures, Economic Welfare, and the Global Competitiveness of the Canadian Forest Industry; Sustainable Forest Management Network, Edmonton (Principal Investigator - Group Grant)
2005-08 Can$472,000 A Participatory Approach to Aboriginal Tenure Reform in
Canada Sustainable Forest Management Network, Edmonton, (Co-Investigator - Group Grant)
2005-06 US$60,000 Developing a Comprehensive Understanding of Environment for Development United Nations Environment Program, Washington DC (Individual Grant)
2002-03 US$50,000 A Global Assessment of Protected Areas on International Boundaries United Nations Environment Programmes, Nairobi, Kenya (Individual Grant)
2003-06 Can$68,000 Sustainable Forest Management through Co-management in Northern Ontario (Phase II): Northern Boreal Initiative. Sustainable Forest Management Network, Edmonton (Individual Grant)
2002-06 Can$76,000 Forest-level Modelling for Sustainable Management of Uneven- aged Hardwood Forests Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) (Individual Grant)
2001-04 Can$79,000 Public Participation through Local Citizens Committees in North-western Ontario Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN), Edmonton (Individual Grant)
2001-04 Can$126,000 Sustainable Forest Management through Co-management in North-western Ontario. CFS/NSERC/SSHRC Partnership Program (Individual Grant)
2001-02 Can$25,000 International Workshop on Natural Capital, Poverty, and
Development. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) (Conference Grant)
2001-02 US$15,000 Organizational Inertia in the Forest Department of India
Ford Foundation, New Delhi, India (Individual Grant)
2000-03 Can$120,000 Sustainable Forest Management through Co-management in North-western Ontario. Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN), Edmonton, (Principal Investigator - Group Grant)
2000-03 Can$31,000 Sustainable Forest Management through Co-management in North-western Ontario. Bowater, Weyerhaeuser, and KBM (Principal Investigator - Group Grant)
1999-02 Can$44,000 Derived Supply Curves of Biodiversity of Uneven-aged Forests of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region of Ontario. Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (Individual Grant)
1998-02 Can$70,000 Stochastic modelling for sustainable management of uneven-aged forests. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) (Individual Grant)
1998-01 Can$30,000 Valuation of biodiversity in the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence forests of Ontario. Connaught New Staff Matching Grants, University of Toronto (Individual Grant)
1999-00 Can$10,000 Incorporating aboriginal perspective in forestry curricula: building on experience and relationships with First Nation communities
University of Toronto, Toronto (Individual Grant)
1998-00 US$18,228 A comparative study of bamboo institutions and production to consumption systems in China and India. International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), Beijing, China (Individual Grant)
1998-99 Can$2,557 Local institutions and sustainable development of local communities. (Vice-President's SSHRC Fund) (Individual Grant)
1997-98 Can$3,645 Local institutions and economic reform for the development
of Aboriginal communities (A comparative study of India and
Canada) Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Alberta. Individual Grant)
1994-96 US$18,000 Joint forest management: some economic issues. Ford Foundation, New Delhi, India. (Individual Grant)
1993-95 US$15,000 Role of wild biological resources in economic development of local communities. Biodiversity Support Program, Washington, D.C. (Individual Grant)