Graduate Students' Corner
Telfer Research Expertise
Telfer Graduate Research Programs
Applying for a SSHRC?
Research projects including human subjects will require ethics approval. Here are some tools and information to assist you in this process of obtaining ethics certification:
For advice on ethics submissions, please contact the Research Communications Officer.
Telfer School of Management Research Grant (SMRG) - SMRG Student Research
This grant is intended for graduate students who are registered full-time in a graduate research program offered by the Telfer School of Management (currently MSc in Management, MSc in Health Systems, MSc in Electronic Business Technologies). The Student Research Grant has been created to support students in their thesis research. The value of the grant is a maximum of $4,000 for a duration of up to 1.5 years. This is intended for a student stipend.
Applications are submitted by full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty at the Telfer School of Management, with a graduate student being the co-applicant. The principal investigator is responsible for managing the funds according to the University of Ottawa and the Telfer School of Management policies and regulations.
- The student must be registered full-time in a research-based graduate program offered by the Telfer School of Management and be supervised by a member of the Telfer faculty.
- The research must lead to a thesis.
- The thesis proposal should be presented and approve at the time of the application.
- The graduate student is expected to work full time on their thesis research project.
- In the case of a student not continuing and/or not registered on a full-time basis in the program, or in the case of the thesis submission or defense, any remaining funds will revert to the SMRG program. The faculty member is required to contact the Research Office with a written request (letter or email) to close the account.
- A request to extend the duration of this grant needs to be made to the Manager, Research Enterprise and, if granted, the extension will not exceed another full calendar year. A formal request must be made at least two months prior to the end of the grant period.
- Supervisors who have external funding will be expected to provide a top-up contribution equivalent to 50% of the grant awarded (some exceptions may apply).
- Request for funding has to be submitted through the online portal by the supervisor.
- A graduate student is eligible to receive the Student Research Grant only once for a given program of a study.
- This grant is not intended for pedagogical uses.
Thesis and possibly academic publication or presentations.
Telfer Travel Fund for PhD Students (Grad-SMTF)
This program is only available to Telfer PhD students supervised by Telfer School of Management professors for the presentation of research findings at academic conferences from work undertaken within the context of the doctoral program offered by the Telfer School:
- Doctoral studies in Management (all fields)*
*The supervisor has to be a full-time faculty member at the Telfer School of Management.
The total amount available per student is $1,500 to present a paper accepted at a conference. This amount is available twice in their program, representing a total of $3,000 for travel to present research findings at two conferences in different academic years.
Telfer Travel Fund for MSc Students (Grad-SMTF)
This program is only available to Telfer graduate students for the presentation of findings produced from work undertaken within the context of a research program offered by the Telfer School:
- Telfer Master of Science Programs (all fields);
- Master of Science in Electronic Business Technologies (with thesis only)*;
*Supervisor must be from the Telfer School of Management.
The maximum amount available per student is $1,000 for one travel and only students having completed the first term of their programs are eligible.
Conference Travel Grants - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) recognizes the importance of sharing the research findings of master's with thesis students with the broader scientific community. To this end, the FGPS awards travel grants to these individuals so that they can present the results of their research at major conferences. The program also provides an opportunity to exchange with other researchers in one's field.
Visit the FGPS website for more information on the Conference Travel Grants .
Academic Project Fund - Graduate Students' Association of the University of Ottawa (GSAÉD)
If you participate in conferences, round tables or field trips as a graduate student, GSAÉD may contribute financially depending on the overall cost and the total amount of funding from other sources.
Visit the GSAÉD website for more information on the Academic Project Fund .
John Duncan and Deb Cross Award
This award is allocated on a competitive basis to a PhD student at the Telfer School of Management for publishing a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Award details are available through the online Scholarship and Bursaries website.
Telfer PhD Student Engagement Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize one PhD student at the Telfer School of Management who exemplifies the qualities of an engaged student. Students who are selected to receive this award will have demonstrated continued engagement with the program on many levels, namely by: demonstrating initiative in consistently applying for external funding, along with external and internal scholarships; demonstrating success in their courses; showing steady progress in their research program; publishing their research findings; and presenting their research at academic conferences. Award details are available through the online Scholarship and Bursaries website.