Office of the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies (ADRGS)

Welcome to the Faculty of Education (FOE) at Brock University.

The priorities of the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies (ADRGS) are to provide leadership, outreach, and support in two key areas:

  1. to enhance the experience of graduate students by providing advice and assistance to MEd and PhD students about the scope of graduate education, from program requirements to financial support in the form of scholarships, bursaries and teaching and research assistantships;
  2. to meet the needs of student and faculty researchers, from providing workshops on essential research skills and identifying funding sources, to facilitating the creation of research teams including cross- and transdisciplinary research teams; and

The ADRGS also supports the success of our many international students and initiatives — from assisting students who are here studying in our graduate programs, to hosting Visiting Scholars, and providing FOE students with opportunities to go abroad to study or take part in volunteer placements.

The ADRGS office has a highly motivated team of professional staff who are essential in fulfilling our responsibilities in Research and Graduate Studies. We are available and eager to support and work with students and faculty — your success is our success. Please let us know how we can help.

Services Provided by the ADRGS

Our Graduate Student services staff support MEd and PhD students from the time they receive their acceptance through to graduation day. They liaise with Graduate Program Directors and faculty members to advise incoming and continuing students about course offerings, program pathways, and degree requirements. Our staff also refer students to appropriate resources and support networks and assist students to identify and connect with potential academic advisors.

The Faculty of Education offers graduate student bursaries. Calls for bursary applications are made three times per year based on funding availability.

The FOE Research Office supports a rich scholarly community within the Faculty of Education by identifying funding opportunities, reviewing research grant applications, supporting research grants and knowledge mobilization activities, offering research education programs, overseeing research administration and budgeting, and advancing research leadership in the faculty and at the university.

In collaboration with the Office of Research Services, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the library, and Brock International, the ADRGS office engages internal and external stakeholders to provide workshops, consultations, and other support for:

  • Researchers seeking grant funding
  • Graduate students applying for research-based scholarships and fellowships
  • Research assistants and their supervisors
  • Research teams and collaborators
  • The Brock Learning Lab
  • The Educational Research and Innovation Hub
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Academic writers
  • Scholarly conference organizers
  • Programs for international scholars, professors, and students
  • Students and faculty members seeking funds to attend conferences to present their research
  • Develop and oversee Memoranda of Understanding, partnerships, and exchange agreements with international institutions