RCSA Grant 2020

Do you have an idea for a research or creative project which you would like to carry out with a faculty mentor? Then submit your proposal to us for the student Research, Creative & Scholarly Activities (RCSA) grant program. Students who are selected will receive an award up to $500 per academic year to pay for travel expenses, materials and supplies associated with their research project.

One of the major problems facing research is the lack of funding and we understand that! The RCSA program provides support for Undergraduate and Graduate students engaged in research, creative, and scholarly activities. Students who apply and obtain funding may also receive a Research Assistantship (RA) and partial tuition waiver for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

The RA stipend will pay for research, creative, and scholarly related work for 5 hours per week at $9.75 per hour for Undergraduate students and $11.375 per hour for Graduate students. The RA position is for 16 weeks for one (Fall) or two (Fall and Spring) semesters during the 2020-2021 academic school year. The amount of the tuition will be determined at a later date based on the availability of funds.

The deadline for grant proposals is Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Students will be informed of awards in early May before the end of Spring 2020 semester.

There will be a workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 from 10AM to 11AM and on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at the Library, room 226. The workshop is titled, ‘Finding Library Sources for your RCSA Project and Applying for a Grant’. Dana Jackson-Hardwick, Assistant Director of OHIP; Jean Longo, Undergraduate Research Librarian and few Central Undergraduate Research Board (CURB) students will be present at the sessions to share important information as regards research projects and proposals. These sessions will be interactive and everything about RCSA grants will be discussed. Max Chambers Library staff will provide you with resources to obtain research materials that support your research project. OHIP staff will also be there to discuss the application form and any answer you may have. ­­Students, faculty or staff wishing to learn more about the RCSA grant program are welcome to attend!

Do not miss out on this great opportunity to improve your RCSA grant proposal!

For more details about the grant, workshops and submitting proposals, click here