HRI Funding

Faculty of Humanities




HRI Funding


Regular HRI Associates are eligible to apply on a competitive basis for research grants from the Humanities Research Institute (HRI). Grant competition deadlines are June 15 and December 15 each year.

HRI research grant projects are funded to a maximum of $3000. Twelve months from the time of the grant's receipt, the Associate is expected to file a report to the HRI on the ways in which the funding was used and on the outcomes of the work undertaken through the grant. HRI funds that have not been spent within twelve months of the grant's receipt (or another specified date, as stated when the award is announced to the recipient) will be returned to the HRI for redistribution during the next grant period.

Grant Report Form: www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/15355

In keeping with its mandate to generate greater public awareness of research initiatives and scholarly expertise within the Faculty of Humanities, the HRI will organize symposia each year, featuring distinguished Humanities researchers at Brock, as well as other distinguished speakers. In addition the HRI will support one or more conferences or colloquia that have been organized by HRI Associates each year, on the basis of its twice-yearly competitions for conference funding. In this case two stipulations apply: (1) that publicity materials for the event indicate HRI sponsorship; and (2) that a statement be filed after the conference as to how the contribution assisted in supporting and enhancing research in the Humanities at Brock.

The HRI does not award grants for travel to conferences.

Graduate Student Associates are eligible to apply for funding to travel to professional conferences to present their research. Up to six grants of $300 each will be made each year to Graduate Student Associates who have had papers accepted to professional scholarly conferences. Travel to present at graduate student conferences will not be supported. Students in MA programmes may receive HRI travel funding once during their programme. Students in PhD programmes may receive funding twice.

Applications for conference travel funding must include the following:

1) Details of the conference, including title, dates, location, and the name of the organizing body
2) Confirmation of paper acceptance
3) The abstract that was submitted
4) A current curriculum vitae
5) A detailed budget
6) A statement of other sources of revenue held or applied for

Applications should be sent electronically to Dr. Carol Merriam (merriamc@brocku.ca) and the HRI (hri@brocku.ca) by March 1.

Visiting Associates are not eligible to apply for HRI funding.