Student & Postdoctoral Research Grants

Revised Guidelines for 2017/18: CSDC offers a max. of 4 grants up to $1,000 each per academic year for MA and PhD students as well as postdoctoral scholars. These research grants are meant to facilitate thesis related research or knowledge mobilization ideas that are not eligible or suitable for funding from other sources. Please note also that the committee looks favorably upon research that will be conducted in concert with the resources of the Media Lab (both on-line and on-site). The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Note that the grant must be used for the project originally approved and should be used within 6 months of notification. If the grant is not used in this time-frame, an extension must be requested from and approved by the steering committee. 

*New deadlines: February 15; August 15

Note that eligible expenses under FRQSC rules include travel, graduate student stipends, hiring research professionals and technicians, administrative support and equipment purchases. For all eligible expenses EXCEPT SUBJECT PAYMENTS AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS, see FRQSC Common general rules Section 8 (pp. 36-42). If you still have questions, please contact csdc-cecd [at]

Following the review of the application by the steering committee, the applicant will receive an email notification with details of the decision regarding the Research grant allocation.

Note: grants can only be dispersed while you are a student or postdoc member at the CSDC and can under no circumstances be paid after you have left.


Basic Information
Details of Research Project
Please upload a one page description of the project.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Application should include a detailed budget, indicating other funding sources (if applicable).
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx xls xlsx.
Student must submit their up-to-date CV.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Applications should include a recommendation letter from a Centre member. Please write the name of the Centre member who will be submitting your letter. Note that recommendation letters should be sent directly by the referee to