Parkland Institute establishes new research awards

The Parkland Institute is sponsoring two new awards for faculty and graduate students at the University of Lethbridge. Worth $5,000 each, the awards reflect a desire by the Parkland Institute to broaden its research base and provide opportunities for faculty members and graduate studies candidates to work together. Contact Trevor Harrison ( for more information.

Parkland Institute Faculty Research Grant

The Parkland Institute Faculty Research Grant (PIFRG) aims to support small-scale research by University of Lethbridge faculty and their research teams, including students, in areas of public policy. We encourage research associates to build research teams, possibly interdisciplinary teams, which could include colleagues at the U of L or elsewhere.


The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a University of Lethbridge Research Associate of Parkland Institute, though members of the research team may come from other institutions.

A member of Parkland Institute's Research Committee is eligible to apply but cannot participate in discussions related to evaluation of the proposals.

Parkland Institute Graduate Research Award

The Parkland Institute Graduate Research Award (PIGRA) aims to encourage research and advance training of graduate students from all faculties. The program facilitates research advancement by providing students with a suitable research training experience with a Parkland Institute Research Associate at the University of Lethbridge dealing with public policy research.


At the time of application the student must:
• be a full-time graduate student
• have a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher
• plan to return to full-time graduate studies at the University of Lethbridge in the semester immediately following the award.

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