The Fall application period for the Sustainability Research Awards Program is open as of November 15th 2023! ? ?
The awards are a scholarship program that aims to recognize Concordia students who are contributing to sustainable change on campus through their coursework or research.
Undergraduate awards: $800
Graduate awards: $1,500

Which research projects are eligible?

  • Research projects that tackle environmental and/or social
    sustainability issues that relates to the Concordia community.
  • Applied research projects that generate practical sustainability outcomes or recommendations.
  • Research projects that are in progress or occurred during the academic year 2023/2024.

Who can apply?

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Concordia students.
  • Individual applicants, as well as groups, can apply for the award.

How to apply?

  • Fill out an application available on our website: https://www.safconcordia.ca/research-award/
  • Submission period: November 15th – December 15th. A letter is needed from the course instructor or thesis supervisor (Please send an email to our Executive Director at executivedirector@safconcordia.ca confirming the status of the research project and that the latter is aligned with the course/program’s learning objectives)
  • A research proposal (max. 2 pages) that includes the research background, objectives, method, and expected outcomes
  • IF RELEVANT FOR RESEARCH CREATION PROJECTS- A detailed budget and timeline for implementation
Selection Criteria:
1) What criteria will be used to evaluate research projects?
  • Clarity of the proposal
  • Potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in sustainability
  • Appropriateness of the research methods to the framed problem
  • Feasibility of the research project
2) Innovation and critical thinking
  • Identification of key sustainability gaps and challenges on campus
  • Innovation in the methodology and outcomes
3) Potential in advancing sustainability at Concordia University
  • Collaboration with relevant academic, professional and community stakeholders
  • Potential to create new initiatives at Concordia or to expand existing work
To see research that has been awarded previously, learn more, and download an application, please visit:
www.safconcordia.ca/research-award
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