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Internal Research Grants – Seed. May 2020 Call

Posted on: Apr 6, 2020

Internal Research Grants

Seed Grants and Impact Grants

The Office of Research Services invites all eligible continuing faculty members to submit applications to the Internal Research Grant program, under the May 15th, 2020 call. 

Applications are only accepted in the form of a single PDF file containing all the documents for the application, sent via email to research@concordia.ab.ca. No other submissions will be accepted or sent for adjudication.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, applications to the Impact stream will not be accepted until further notice.

The ORS is operating as a virtual office and is unable to assist applicants in formatting applications to meet the guidelines.


Applications & Guidelines

There are two grant streams and separate applications for each stream: Impact Grants for Knowledge Mobilization activities (dissemination) and Seed Grants for short-term research initiatives (projects).

Seed Grants

Seed Grants provide funding for faculty research projects, particularly those that have the potential to lead to applications to external funding agencies. Grants awarded through this fund serve as seed funding to carry out essential developmental work that will be used in developing research programs and preparing applications for external funding opportunities. Seed Grants are intended to build and sustain a vibrant research culture at Concordia University of Edmonton and to develop and support research and innovation, and enhancing CUE competitiveness.
Next Deadline: May 15th, 2020 |  Application and Guidelines

Impact Grants

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this stream is suspended until further notice. Impact Grants support knowledge mobilization activities that move research knowledge into outcomes and impact in academia and in the community. These funds support short-term, targeted KMb activities such as presentations at conferences, workshops, juried artistic exhibits, oral histories, interactive, digital and video technologies, commissioned reports, knowledge syntheses, and other forms of connecting and disseminating research knowledge.
Next Deadline: Suspended until further notice

Annual Deadlines

Three competitions are held per year. October 1st | February 1st | May 15th

Adjudication Rubrics

Applications will be evaluated and available funds awarded through a competitive process. The rubric used for assessment is available in the guidelines. The total funding envelope for 2019 – 2020 is set by the institution’s annual budget. Because this funding is limited, the demand for funds normally exceeds the funds available and not all proposals can be awarded.