Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation: Research Grant for Emergent Issues and Priorities 2022-23


OSSTF/FEESO Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation


OSSTF/FEESO Research Grant for Emergent Issues and Priorities


OSSTF/FEESO is strongly committed to supporting and promoting evidence-informed practices in public education. As part of that commitment, OSSTF/FEESO supports high-quality research and is pleased to announce up to three research grants, of up to $3,500 each, to support conducting, presenting, and publishing research in support of public education and anti-racism.

Award Criteria:

  • Relevance to 2022–2023 research priorities (see themes below);
  • Willingness to write a summary report for OSSTF/FEESO and/or an article for Forum;
  • Evidence of support for public education and/or the labour movement in previous publications and activities;
  • Quality and feasibility of the project for which funding is sought;
  • A budget of estimated research expenses.

Themes Identified for the 2022–2023 Academic Year:

  • Recruitment and Retention of Workers in Education: OSSTF/FEESO is interested in research around issues about, and solutions to, attracting new workers in education, and the retention of employees in education, from Ontario, as well as national and international contexts or perspectives. Research on the recruitment and retention of workers from equity-seeking groups is of particular interest.

Note that at least one of the three awards would be reserved for researchers who identify as Indigenous, Black or racialized.

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Application form due to OSSTF/FEESO.

How to Apply

OSSTF/FEESO Research Grant for Emergent Issues and Priorities Application Form is found under Related Links.

For Questions, please contact


If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Peter Bates peter.bates@osstf.ca and Chris Samuel chris.samuel@osstf.ca.

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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