The Fall application period for the Sustainability Research Awards Program is open as of October 26th 2022! ? ?
The awards are a scholarship program that aims to recognize Concordia students who are contributing to sustainable change on campus through their coursework or research.
Undergraduate awards: $800
Graduate awards: $1,500

Which research projects are eligible?

  • Research projects that tackle environmental and/or social
    sustainability issue that relates to the Concordia campus
  • Applied research projects that generate practical sustainability outcomes or recommendations
  • Research projects that are in progress or were during the academic year 2022/2023

Who can apply?

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Concordia students
  • Individual applicants, as well as groups, can apply for the award

How to apply?

  • Fill out an application available on our website:
  • Submission period: October 26th – November 27th. A letter is needed from the course instructor or thesis supervisor (Please send an email to our Executive Director at confirming the status of the research project and that the latter is aligned with the course/program’s learning objectives)
  • A research proposal (max. 2 pages) that includes the research background, objectives, method, and expected outcomes
  • IF RELEVANT FOR RESEARCH CREATION PROJECTS- A detailed budget and timeline for implementation
Selection Criteria:
1) What criteria will be used to evaluate research projects?
  • Clarity of the proposal
  • Potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in sustainability
  • Appropriateness of the research methods to the framed problem
  • Feasibility of the research project
2) Innovation and critical thinking
  • Identification of key sustainability gaps and challenges on campus
  • Innovation in the methodology and outcomes
3) Potential in advancing sustainability at Concordia University
  • Collaboration with relevant academic, professional and community stakeholders
  • Potential to create new initiatives at Concordia or to expand existing work
To see research that has been awarded previously, learn more, and download an application, please visit: