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Purpose and scope
Concordia University of Edmonton is proud to foster the commitment of our students and faculty to research, and provides opportunities for funding to support collaborative student-professor research activities. Student Research Grants are funding opportunities for actively enrolled students to engage in research activities with the support and mentorship of our faculty members.
Allocation of funds to students for research purposes is governed by the following guidelines:
- All students actively enrolled at Concordia University of Edmonton are eligible to apply for a Student Research Grant from a research fund established for this purpose.
- All applications must be sponsored by a permanent faculty member and the corresponding Department.
- A limited number of grants shall be available each year. The total amount available from the fund for all such grants in any given year shall be limited by an allocation from yearly budgeted research funds.
- Research grants shall be adjudicated by the Research and Faculty Development Committee and awarded on the basis of merit.
- Student research grants support direct costs for research activities such as travel for research dissemination at conferences, research publication fees, expenditures related to research projects, or similar activities approved by the Research and Faculty Development Committee.
- The sponsoring faculty member is expected to be involved in the research as a co-author.
- In evaluating applications, the Research and Faculty Development Committee may; 1. authorize the grant as requested; 2. authorize a reduced grant; or, 3. reject the application.
- Graduate students are expected to apply first to the Alberta Graduate Students Travel Award.
- The disposition of individual applications and decisions about the allocation of research funds shall be the responsibility of the Research and Faculty Development Committee. Due to conflict of interest, any Committee member who has sponsored a pending application will not participate in the discussion and decision on the allocation of funds for that application.
- Students are limited to one successful application in any 12-month period. Duplicate funding requests are strongly discouraged. Accordingly, students who received grant funds from other sources to support the proposed activity are not eligible to apply.
- Research Supervisors are encouraged to assist students in completing the application form.
To learn about the deadlines for applications to the Student Internal Grant program, please consult this webpage. Applications are not accepted year-round.
Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for up to $1000 per year and Graduate students are eligible to apply for up to $2000 per year. Eligible expenses are limited to the effective period of the award. For a list of eligible expenses, please consult this link. Retroactive expenses are not eligible. The start date of the award is the day of the closing of a competition (i.e., the deadline). This award does not constitute salary or stipend for a student, and cannot be used to pay for salaries or stipends for applicants or participants.