Through the work of the Research Office, Redeemer supports faculty in their pursuit of research funding, which is an important part of a successful research program. Redeemer awards a variety of internal grants to support faculty research and encourages the pursuit of federal research funding through the Tri-Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR). The Research Office also supports faculty application to other funding agencies such as the Canada Council for the Arts and The Reid Trust.

Faculty members will find application forms, policies, and other information on Redeemer’s internal Portal. For all other questions, please contact the Research Office.

For Students

As a student of Redeemer, you may have the opportunity to engage in research in a particular class or with a faculty member. The Research Office serves students in two ways: by facilitating summer research assistant jobs through the Undergraduate Student Research Award program and by providing information to students about the Canada Graduate Scholarship:

The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) program

This NSERC-sponsored program allows students interested in the natural sciences and engineering to work alongside a faculty member during the summer months on their research projects, while earning a competitive wage. Each year, Redeemer receives a quota of how many students we can include in this prestigious program. Learn more about the USRA program.

Applications are typically due in January, and applicants are informed of the committee’s decision mid-February. Student award holders receive between $9,500 and $10,500 in salary for a 16-week period, depending on their experience and year of study. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Research Office.

The Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS)

This prestigious award is valued at $17, 500. Find out if your prospective graduate school is eligible. Students interested in applying must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident,
  • Intend to pursue full-time graduate studies and research at an eligible Canadian institution,
  • Have a first-class average (as determined by the host institution) in the last two years of FT study, and
  • Submit a maximum of one application per year.

Applications are due December 1, and must be submitted through the CGS portal. The application usually becomes available near the end of September. Contact the Research Office for more details.

For other graduate scholarships, please visit Redeemer’s Financial Aid website, or the Financial Aid websites at your prospective graduate schools.

Research Support Fund

The Research Support Fund assists Canadian post-secondary institutions with the indirect costs of conducting research. This program helps enable researchers at Redeemer and across Canada to make cutting-edge discoveries and to achieve scholarly excellence. More information about Redeemer’s use of the Research Support Fund can be found here.