Douglas College has several sources for internal funding:
The Research and Scholarly Activity Fund supports various types of research and scholarly activity at Douglas College. It recognizes the research and scholarship already being undertaken at the College, and provides further funding opportunities to promote and build institutional and faculty capacity. There are typically two or three annual calls for funding competitions, with deadlines for submission typically falling in the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters.
College faculty can apply for funding from either the Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund or the Research and Scholarly Activity Project Fund. This funding aligns with the Douglas College Strategic Plan and includes:
- Undertaking or building upon original research or scholarship
- Initiating, maintaining, or updating an individual research portfolio
- Engaging Douglas College students in research and scholarship
- Employing Douglas College students as research assistants
- Initiating collaborative research or scholarship
- Disseminating research or scholarship to other scholarly communities
- Enhancing Douglas College's international reputation
- Building research and scholarship infrastructure
Research Incentive Grant applications should be relevant to any of the following categories:
- A research project that emphasizes the direct involvement of students as research assistants. While not appropriate for program development, the Research and Innovation Office will consider proposals that emphasize the impact of the research project on student learning or development.
- A research project that emphasizes, establishes, or supports cross-faculty, cross-disciplinary, or institutional partnerships and / or collaborations either locally or internationally.
- A research project that emphasizes, establishes, or supports the involvement of community organizations and / or non-governmental organizations, preferably in the regions served by Douglas College locally or internationally.
- A research project that emphasizes, establishes, or supports opportunities for working with small or medium enterprises in the areas served by Douglas College locally or internationally.
- A research project that requires the purchase of specialized equipment and / or that implements innovative methodologies building research capacity at Douglas College locally or internationally.
- A research project that shows clear potential for external funding and has a clear work plan for applying to external bodies for funding (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR).
- A workshop held at Douglas College that emphasizes grant-writing strategies, research skill building, or introduces innovative research methodologies and techniques specific to the discipline(s) represented in a Faculty at Douglas College.
- A workshop held at Douglas College or research project that emphasizes specific implementation strategies for innovative research, technological upgrading, or infrastructure.
All applications to perform research involving human subjects must be submitted to the Research Ethics Board to ensure that ethical principles are applied.
RSAF Terms of Reference
RSAF Adjudication Committee Terms of Reference
RSAF Adjudication Committee Membership
- One elected member from each of the Faculties in the Academic Division to a total of not more than seven representatives.
- Each committee member and/or Faculty must identify an alternate, at the time of initial election, to take the place of their respective committee member should he/she be unable to fulfill his/her duties.
- Each committee member will adjudicate, excluding the Coordinator, Research Innovation.
- Coordinator, Research and Innovation (non-voting).
- Support Staff as recorder (non-voting).