Dean's Graduate Research Fund

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Acknowledging the significant contributions of graduate student research, the Dean's Graduate Research Fund encourages and supports graduate students conducting research that addresses complex, critical issues facing society. Thematic priorities will vary from year-to-year.

For the 2021-22 academic year, the Dean's Graduate Research Fund is providing funding for research expenses to support graduate student research activities related to issues of systemic and structural racism, decolonization, reconciliation, critical race theory, and the impact of policies and social processes on marginalized communities. The fund is open to research from any disciplinary, theoretical and/or methodological perspective exploring these issues.

Awards

Up to $1,500 (CAD) may be awarded per grant application.


Eligibility

Graduate students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

Application Process

The application window for 2021-22 is now closed.


Examples of potential expenses that a student might expect to incur related to their research are as follows: incentives for participants; materials and supplies; accommodation costs for participants (e.g. travel, interpreters, etc.); costs associated with childcare; and/or to cover costs of registration for, and travel to, scholarly conferences associated with the dissemination of research or other knowledge mobilization activities.

Applications are reviewed and assessed by a selection committee established by the Dean, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences and includes faculty from across the College.

Questions and completed applications are to be submitted to csahsadr@uoguelph.ca.

The application form may be available in alternative formats if requested.

Download the Application Form

Download the Faculty Endorsement Form


 
Name Department Program Title
Kaitlyn Hunter Criminology & Criminal Justice Policy MA.CCJP Covering Defund the Police: What is the News Telling Us?
C. Emma Kelly Criminology & Criminal Justice Policy MA.CCJP Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy
Danah Elsayad Family Relations and Human Development MSc.FRHD Religiosity and Adjustment in Muslim Minority Adolescents
Jessica Lukawiecki Geography, Environment & Geomatics PhD.GE&G Developing Indicators to Evaluate the Outcomes of Biocultural Conservation Initiatives
Lara Powell Geography, Environment & Geomatics MA.GE&G Indigenous-Led Carbon Management: An Intersectional Sustainable Livelihoods Approach
Joanne Moores Political Science PhD.POLS+IDEV Politics of Indigenous Engagement in the COVID-19 Policy Process
Olivia Flegg Sociology & Anthropology MA.PIA Documenting the Strengths and Challenges of Ojibwe Language Revitalization in Neyaashiinigmiing
Natalie Stravens Sociology & Anthropology MA.PIA+IDEV Examining Immigrant Communities' Access to Mental Health Care in Ontario
Vanessa Rhodes Sociology & Anthropology PhD.SOC Policing Race, Place and Crime in the Canadian Context
Jordan Ho Psychology PhD.PSYC Stigmatization of Black Men in Hiring Contexts: A Multiple Categorization Approach
Elcin Ray Yol Psychology PhD.PSYC Exploring Imagined Contact from Minority and Majority Groups' Perspectives: A Cross-Cultural Investigation
Julie Rochefort Social Practice & Transformational Change PhD.SoPR Legacies of Resilience: Creating good footprints into the future

 
Name Department Program Title
Dilshan Fernando Sociology & Anthropology PhD.IDEV Digitally Enabled Workplace-inclusion Strategies (DEWS) for Young People with Disabilities
Rima Hanna Psychology PhD.PSYC Reconstructing Mental Health: An Arts-Based Exploration for/by the South Asian and Southwest Asian Diaspora
Jessica Lukawiecki Geography, Environment & Geomatics PhD.GE&G Culturally significant species: implications for environmental policy and management
Ethan McCance Criminology & Criminal Justice Policy MA.CCJP Racialized Barriers to Bail
Yamin Rahman Sociology & Anthropology MA.PIA Land and Indigeneity at risk: The case of Mru people in Bangladesh
Justine Townsend Geography, Environment & Geomatics PhD.GE&G All our relations: Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas and Reconciliation in Turtle Island/Canada
Christopher Worden Sociology & Anthropology PhD.SOC Directing diversity in the arts
 

Financial support has been provided by Drs. Bryon Sheldrick, Acting Dean, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences and Gwen Chapman, Provost, Vice-President (Academic).

 

Questions?

For more information on the Dean's Graduate Research Fund, send an email to csahsadr@uoguelph.ca.