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ARB Standard Research and Creative & Performing Arts Grants

The objective of ARB Standard Research and Creative & Performing Arts Grants is to cultivate a strong research base through the support of high quality research and creative work. It is expected that funding will lead to increased individual and group participation and success in external grant competitions. Seed funding is the Board's priority. These grants support new faculty, new research initiatives and small-scale projects.


Application Process:

Each year there is one Standard Research and Creative & Performing Arts grant competition. The application deadline is October 31st.

A completed Standard Research and Creative & Performing Arts grant application form must be received by ROADS by 4:30pm on the deadline date.

Please note that requests for conference attendance and representational activities may not be included in a Standard Research and Creative &Performing Arts Grant application. A separate Conference Attendance and Representational Activities Grant application must be completed.


Eligibility:

Refer to the detailed eligibility guidelines.

 

Value:

The maximum allowable for the Standard Research and Creative & Performing Arts and Scholarly Publications grants combined is $7,000 per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).


Awards are granted for a period of 24 months beginning January 1st. Any grant funds not used by the end of that period will be returned to the ARB.


Evaluation Criteria:


Standard Research and Creative & Performing Arts applications will be assessed for the following:

  • Clarity, focus and appropriateness of the research objectives, research plan, and the theoretical and methodological approach;
  • Extent of scholarly content and originality;
  • Overall contribution of the research to the candidates long range research plan; and
  • Applicant’s scholarly contributions relative to the stage of career (e.g., publications, reviews, abstracts, conference presentations over the last five years).


Final Report:

To be eligible for future ARB funding, within six months of the end of the grant period a completed ARB Standard Research and Creative & Performing Arts Final Report form must be submitted to ROADS.


More Information:

 
If you have any questions about the ARB, please contact Kim Graham, Research Analyst, at grahkim@mcmaster.ca or extension 26956.

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