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Sponsored Research Fund

The iSchools organization maintains a research fund for the benefit of its member schools, as circumstances permit. Members of the iSchools may apply for these funds per the guidelines below. 

Applications are considered twice per year, generally on 1 October and 1 March. Applications should be sent via email to the executive director and must arrive at least 1 week before the consideration date. Questions may be directed to the same address.

Application Guidelines

  • The person making the application must hold a multi-year teaching position at a member-iSchool or be the doctoral student of an iSchools professor.
  • Any topic may be considered, but projects involving doctoral research or outreach to underrepresented regions, and applications with some match funding from other sources will be considered favourably.
  • As a general rule, the maximum duration of the funding will be one year. The amount of funding may vary from $1,000 -$5,000 USD depending on the nature of the project.
  • The application should include a brief (500 word) explanation of the project, a detailed budget, a CV from the applicant, and a timeline that includes the deliverables.
  • The grant will cover direct costs only. Indirect costs are not covered.
  • The above application materials should be combinded and saved as a PDF and sent via email to with the following subject line: Grant Proposal, attn. executive director. 
  • Those receiving the funds must present their results.

Selection Process

Decisions about the award are made by the iSchools chair, one of the regional chairs (in rotation), the treasurer, and ex officio the executive director (non-voting).

Judging criteria:

  1. Does the proposal fit the criteria of the call?
  2. Is the proposal well written and well planned?
  3. Will the proposal foster iSchools aims?
  4. To what extent does the proposal fulfill the iSchools vision and goals

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