Research at StMU
StMU seeks to create and sustain a strong culture of academic inquiry and innovation by celebrating the vital relationship between teaching and research, supporting the creation of high quality research by its faculty, adhering to the highest ethical standards, upholding academic freedom, facilitating collaborative and interdisciplinary research initiatives, and serving the welfare of humanity.
Director of Research
In this role Dr Corinne Syrnyk provides strategic direction and leadership for research initiatives at StMU. As the senior advisor to the Vice-President Academic regarding research and grant issues, she provides coordinated leadership in these areas.
An active researcher and teacher in psychology, Dr Syrnyk has published and presented internationally in peer-reviewed articles and books. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards totalling over $100,000. While chair of the Research Ethics Board she led and participated in comprehensive revisions of policies and practices. In her role as Director of Research she aims to increase research productivity and empower faculty self-efficacy for research by improving access to resources and the visibility of faculty research and scholarship.
Dr Syrnyk recognizes the sheer determination, time, effort, and attention to detail that goes into even the most minute research project. She advises the importance of managing your expectations, resources, limitations, and goals.
- If you are planning on preparing a submission to SSHRC you must:
- immediately inform the Director of Research to let them know which competition you will be entering.
- Note that any application to a SSHRC competition must be submitted to Director of Research via the SSHRC portal no later then 14 days before the SSHRC deadline. This is because all applications submitted to SSHRC must be approved by StMU before they are formally accepted by the SSHRC.
- Upcoming SSHRC Deadlines (https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/deadlines-limites-eng.aspx)
Canada Summer Jobs Grants
- Deadlines and other competition details will be announced as soon as available from the government. Typically, the application is due internally by early to mid-January.
- The CSJ grant employ (university) students over the summer period. These grants are a popular means to fund research assistants and typically require some matched funding.
- Canada Summer Jobs – Overview (https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html)
St. Mary’s University Faculty Research and Scholarship Grant
- Deadline: April 16, 2021
- This annual, internal grant competition funds new, ongoing, and recently completed research projects up to a value of $2500 over 18 months. You can find the details in the policy (embed link).
David Lawless Award
- Dr. David Lawless Award for Scholarly Achievement
- Deadline: March 26, 2021
- In recognition of the scholarly and research achievements of full-time faculty, this award is typically presented annually in the amount of $1000. You can find the details in the policy (embed link).
- Grant budgeting: guidance & policy
- Reminder that any research project that involves humans must have Research Ethics Board before participant recruitment begins. Find out more at https://www.stmu.ca/research-ethics/
- OCAP (Faculty interested in conducting research with indigenous people’s are advised to take this training in advance of planning.)
- Qualtrics (Please contact Loren Henry, IT)
- SPSS (Please contact Loren Henry, IT)
- Indigenous Ways of Knowing
- TCPS-2 Chapter 9 (https://ethics.gc.ca/eng/tcps2-eptc2_2018_chapter9-chapitre9.html)