The Research Support Fund of the Government of Canada is a program that provides funds to cover a portion of the costs associated with managing the research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Research Support Fund grants are based on the funding received by researchers from the three federal agencies in the three most recent years for which data are available.
Bishop’s University’s Research Office has been transformed and expanded to become the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. What will this change involve?
- The Research Officer will continue and further her support and mentorship of students applying for graduate-level scholarships from federal and provincial granting agencies. She will lead information sessions on the application process, meet students individually to provide personalized advice and feedback, and represent the University at annual meetings between the granting agencies and Quebec universities’ Scholarship Liaison Officers. She will also support and report on students who hold external graduate funding at Bishop’s University;
- The Office of Research and Graduate Studies will also support faculty members who wish to supervise or co-supervise graduate students at Bishop’s and in other institutions;
- Finally, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies will contribute to the development of new graduate programs that are relevant, that provide rich research training opportunities for our students, and that contribute to enhancing our institution’s academic reputation. The creation of the new Graduate Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization is but one example of initiatives that have been made possible thanks to this support!
This expansion of the Research Office’s mandate and its related activities are supported by the Research Support Fund.