Do you have a great community research project idea? Or would you like to put your research into action? We can help!

The Community Engagement and Research Centre offers funding to support community-based research and action. The Community Research and Action Fund will help community organizations to:

a) Start a collaborative community-based research project, OR
b) Disseminate research results or put research outcomes into action at the community or organizational level.

We will support with grants between $2,500 to $5,000.  To be eligible, your project must meet the following criteria:

  • the project will demonstrably benefit a substantive community of people, or serve the common good in a way that is intended to reach beyond the principals involved
  • the project is expected to facilitate a meaningful action or impact (consider both the research process and outcome).
  • the project is compatible with the mission, goals and principles of the CERC
  • the project is required to involve a university partner(s) (i.e. faculty members and/or students)
  • the project application outlines how both university and community partners will contribute to and benefit from the project
  • the project application should outline anticipated challenges


**Please check back for next round of funding opportunities/deadlines.**


More Information:

Research & Action Fund Guidelines

Research & Action Fund Sample Budget

To Apply:

Community organizations must submit both of the following documents to the CERC. Please check back for next round of funding opportunities/deadlines.

Application Form

Research & Action Fund Application