Graduate Research Fellowships

CERi's Graduate Fellowship Program supports community-engaged research through community connections, financial aid, peer learning, professional development, and mentorship from CERi staff or affiliated researchers. It spans 8 months (September to April), welcoming all Simon Fraser University graduate students interested in community-engaged research. Workshops are held monthly at SFU's 312 Main in downtown Vancouver, with additional monthly check-ins.

Community-Engaged Research Funding Program

CERi's Community-Engaged Research Funding Program offers grants to SFU faculty and graduate students. It encourages and supports student involvement in community-engaged research and art projects addressing the needs of community partners. Our aim is to help students develop research skills, foster relationships, and meet the research needs of community partners.


SFU's Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi) offers awards to recognize outstanding community-engaged research. Categories include:

  1. Emerging Community-Engaged Researcher Award
  2. Community-Engaged Research Achievement Award
  3. Community-Engaged Graduate Scholar Award
  4. Community-Engaged Research Partner Award

Graduate students are eligible for the Community-Engaged Graduate Scholar Award. Open to current SFU graduate students (Master’s or PhD level) or recent graduates within the past year of nomination.

312 Main Research Shop

The 312 Main Research Shop supports community organizations by offering research services at low or no cost. Inspired by the 'science shop' model widely practiced in Europe and building on the success of similar initiatives in Canada, we collaborate with community partners, students, and faculty members to address community questions and concerns through research.

We offer a range of research products and services to community organizations, including:

  • Literature Reviews

  • Needs Assessments

  • Program Evaluations

  • Surveys

  • Policy Briefs

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