Tri-Agency - CSSIC Research Fellowship

The College Student Success Innovation Centre (CSSIC) at Mohawk College has launched the CSSIC Research Fellowship to provide funding to emerging and established external scholars at Canadian postsecondary institutions whose research is positioned to promote college student success.  


Value: $25,000 to $100,000 per project (maximum funding envelope: $100,000)  

Duration: 1 to 3 years  

Application Deadline: October 20, 2023  

Anticipated Start Date: May 2024  


The full Call for Applications, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and information on upcoming Informational Webinars about the opportunity, are available on our website



The goals of this fellowship are to identify and validate innovative student services and/or teaching approaches, methods, and practices that promote success for postsecondary students at Mohawk College and beyond; advance evidence-based research and practice in the college sector; and foster inter-institutional collaboration between Mohawk College and other postsecondary institutions. The resulting research findings and project outputs must be directly applicable to Mohawk College students and will be disseminated widely.   



The awarded fellowship(s) will be held by an individual researcher(s) with the following qualifications:   

  • PhD or EdD, with evidence of having undertaken research in one of the identified disciplines (evidence of having successfully led and completed a funded research project will be considered favourably)  
  • Full-time or multi-year appointment (for the duration of the proposed project/funding period) at a Canadian postsecondary institution that holds Tri-Agency institutional eligibility; the ability to lead/supervise a research project; and associated paid/allocated time for research. Eligible appointments include tenured and tenure-track faculty positions, limited-term appointments, postdoctoral fellowships, and other faculty and staff positions with compensated time to conduct research.   


Proposals should primarily emphasize how the proposed intervention is intended to promote student success and may be categorized within one or more of the following disciplines:   

  • Adult, higher, or postsecondary education  
  • Student affairs, student development, or student services  
  • Curriculum, assessment, or teaching and learning (e.g. online teaching and learning, experiential learning, supporting international learners, knowledge/skill development)  
  • Access, equity, diversity, and/or inclusion in postsecondary education  
  • Other disciplines/fields for which research insights can be directly applied to the college student experience with the aim of promoting student success. 


Any questions or requests for meetings can be directed to  


College Student Success Innovation Centre (CSSIC)

Agency Name: 
mohawk college
Contact Name: 
Sola Fasunwon
Grant Amount: 
$25,000 to $100,000 per project (maximum funding envelope: $100,000)  
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, October 20, 2023
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, October 6, 2023
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Social Science
Grant Eligibility: