Workplace Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Research Fund


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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2020! 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. The total amount of funds available on an annual basis is $2500. That amount could be awarded to one applicant or split amongst a group of applicants, as the Department Awards Committee sees fit. Graduate students from all areas are invited to apply. Details of the award will be appearing in the Psychology web environment soon. Normally, the deadline for application will be October 30th, but the deadline for this year might be extended due to the tightness of the timing.

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 30 to the Assistant to the Chair of the Psychology Awards Committee, Ms. Sharon Helder (


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

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.
  • 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