CERi Programs

CERi Awards

The purpose of CERi Awards is to provide recognition to SFU faculty members, graduate students, and community partners for outstanding community-engaged research that supports positive change.


Graduate Fellowship Program

CERi’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to facilitate community-engaged research through a combination of financial support, mentorship, peer learning and professional development. The program is open to all registered graduate students at Simon Fraser University interested in community-engaged research.


Community-Engaged Research Funding Program

CERi’s Community-Engaged Research Funding Program is a grant program available to SFU faculty and graduate students. The purpose of this funding program is to encourage and support student participation in community-engaged research and art-creation projects that emerged from and address the research needs of community partners.

Our goal is to provide an opportunity for students to develop research skills, build interpersonal and professional relationships while contributing to the research needs of community partner organizations.


Community Scholars Program

In partnership with Vancouver Island University, the University of Northern British Columbia, and University of British Columbia, the Simon Fraser University Library coordinates a program to provide staff of charitable and non-profit organizations in British Columbia with access to the latest research and knowledge in their fields.



CERi’s Researchers-in-Residence program supports and promotes SFU faculty members actively practicing community-engaged research or whose research involves CER methods. The purpose of the program is to facilitate opportunities for faculty to share their research activities and encourage meaningful engagement across the SFU community. During residencies, CERi will promote and profile researchers’ work by communicating internally and externally about current research programs.