Regular HRI Associates

Eligible to apply on a competitive basis for research grants from the Humanities Research Institute (HRI). Grant competition deadlines are October 15 and March 15 each year.

HRI research grant projects are funded to a maximum of $3500. Grant recipients are required to submit a final grant report to the HRI. This report is due 2 months after the expiration of the grant. Associates will not be eligible to apply as a primary applicant for further HRI funding in the same category (Conference/Colloquia or Research) until this report has been received by the Director of the HRI. HRI funds that have not been spent within twelve months of the grant’s receipt (or another specified date, as stated when the award is announced to the recipient) will be returned to the HRI for redistribution during the next grant period.

In keeping with its mandate to generate greater public awareness of research initiatives and scholarly expertise within the Faculty of Humanities, the HRI will organize symposia each year, featuring distinguished Humanities researchers at Brock, as well as other distinguished speakers. In addition the HRI will support one or more conferences or colloquia that have been organized by HRI Associates each year, on the basis of its twice-yearly competitions for conference funding. In this case two stipulations apply: (1) that publicity materials for the event indicate HRI sponsorship; and (2) that a statement be filed after the conference as to how the contribution assisted in supporting and enhancing research in the Humanities at Brock. HRI Conferences and Colloquia are funded to a maximum of $2000.

The HRI does not award grants for travel to conferences.

Graduate Student Associates

Eligible to apply for funding for knowledge mobilization activities. Eligible activities include (but are not restricted to):

  • Travel to professional conferences to present research;
  • Open access fees for online publications;
  • Hosting websites for online exhibits.

Travel to present at graduate student conferences will not be supported.

Up to six grants of $300 each will be made each year to Graduate Student Associates. Students in MA programmes may receive HRI knowledge mobilization funding once during their programme. Students in PhD programmes may receive funding twice.

Applications for knowledge mobilization funding must include the following:

  1. Details of the activity
  • For a conference, include title, dates, location, the name of the organizing body, confirmation of paper acceptance, and the abstract that was submitted.
  • For open access fees, provide the title of the paper, the name of the journal or publisher and their terms of publication (including open access fees), the abstract that was submitted, and confirmation of paper acceptance.
  • For online exhibits or other knowledge mobilization activities requiring website hosting fees, include the title and dates of the online activity, a summary of the exhibit/activity, name of the web hosting site and fees.
  1. A current curriculum vitae
  2. A detailed budget
  3. A statement of other sources of revenue held or applied for.

Please submit applications electronically (one document in pdf format) to the HRI (

There is no deadline for applications. Applications will be reviewed and the graduate student associate will be informed of the outcome within three weeks of receipt of the application.

Grant recipients can access the funds immediately and be reimbursed for any expenses incurred prior to the funded activity (ie. conference fees, booking travel, website hosting fees, etc.).

Successful applicants will be required to submit a short report within one month of the knowledge mobilization activity having been completed with details of the activity and how the funding was used.

Visiting Associates

Not eligible to apply for HRI funding.