For distribution to all Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Contract Instructors and Departmental Administrators.

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is now accepting applications for the Carleton University Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Research Award. This new initiative provides funding for students to participate in research projects that use EDI-informed considerations and reflect upon diversity and identity in substantial or significant ways.

Students from all Faculties are invited to submit a proposal for an EDI-related research project that they intend to work on during the period from May 1 to August 30, 2021 in collaboration with a faculty member.

Up to five undergraduate student awards are available, each valued at $10,000. One graduate student award is available, valued at $15,000. Award amounts include 4% vacation pay and research costs.

The application deadline for this award is April 9. This information will also be communicated to students this week. Please note that supervising faculty members should also send a letter of support, indicating their willingness to supervise the project. Additional details about this award are available on the Provost’s website.

The establishment of this award aligns with the strategic directions of Carleton’s Strategic Integrated Plan and responds to a specific recommendation in Carleton’s new EDI Action Plan, which outlines Carleton’s commitment to support, fund and disseminate research that advances EDI (Strategic Action 3).

Thank you for your support of this important new initiative and we look forward to highlighting the impressive research outcomes that will follow.


Jerry Tomberlin
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)