Workplace Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Research Fund

Updated Fall 2021 

It is with the greatest of pleasure and deepest of gratitude that the Department of Psychology announces the Workplace Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Research Fund. This research fund has been made possible through the generous donations of I/O faculty and alumni.

If you are conducting, or are planning to conduct, research that contributes to the understanding, reduction or elimination of discrimination in the workplace, we invite you to apply for the WEDI Graduate Research Fund, made available through the generous donations of I/O faculty and alumni.

Psychology graduate students from all areas are invited to apply.

The award is valued at $2,500, and the deadline for applications is 5pm, October 29th, 2021.

In the years 2020 through 2024, graduate students who are conducting, or who are planning to conduct, research on discrimination in the workplace can apply for funding. Fund provides one or more grants per year, up to $2500. Graduate students from all areas are invited to apply. 

From the Terms of Reference:

Primary Purpose Managed by the Psychology Awards Committee, Department of Psychology
(CSAHS), the Workplace Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Research
Fund provides one or more grants per year, up to $2,500, to graduate students
enrolled in any program in the Department of Psychology to support and
encourage scholarly inquiry and professional development related to workplace
discrimination contributing to the elimination or reduction of discrimination.
Preference will be for research related to racial discrimination in the workplace.           
Application Process for the Primary Purpose

Eligible students are required to submit a complete application including a 3-page
letter (single- or double-spaced) outlining the research project, budget, and timeline by October 29 to the Assistant to the Chair of the Psychology Awards Committee, Ms. Sharon Helder (shelder@uoguelph.ca).

Where applicable students will need to receive approval from the Research Ethics
Board.

Selection for the Primary Purpose Applications are reviewed and assessed by the Psychology Awards Committee.
Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Clarity of the research project's objectives;
  • Expected outcomes are defined and achievable;
  • Potential impact on workplace discrimination; and
  • the project's feasibility within the projected timeline and budget.
Stewardship
  • Recipients will be asked to provide a summary report to be presented to the donor.
  • Recognition of this funding source, when appropriate, will be acknowledged in the dissemination of material resulting from this project

 

2020 Recipients:

Rita Abdel-Baki, Joanna Collaton, Brianne Gayfer, Soeun Lee

Title: "Investigating Racial Discrimination in Canadian Psychology Graduate Departments"