2019 Research Grant Application

2019 Research Grant

Open to Researchers, Post-doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students and Practitioners

A research grant in the amount of $10,000 for a research project focused on contributions of the role and practices of Ombuds to the betterment of society through increased administrative fairness and access to justice.

This research may take the form of:
1) an Ombuds-focused research project that will contribute to higher levels of effectiveness in the implementation of the role in the Canadian context; or

2) an environmental scan identifying all of the Ombuds roles that are operating in Canada and the creation of a user-friendly database that can be easily updated.

The final report must be completed by September 30, 2020.

The Research Proposal must include:

  • Title of research project and two-sentence summary description of the proposed project;
  • Scope and objectives of the Project;
  • Theoretical approach that will be used by the researcher or research team;
  • The significance of the project as it relates to existing research and literature;
  • Detailed research plan and methods to be used;
  • Schedule of work (time frame for each phase leading up to the final completion date);
  • The name and qualifications of the Principal Investigator or researcher and the names and qualifications of the research team;
  • ‘Knowledge Mobilization’ methods proposed for dissemination of the results of the research project to a large audience.

Please note that ‘knowledge mobilization’ includes processes that build a flow of communication between academic research(ers) and governmental bodies, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations which have established or are in the process of establishing Ombuds roles and Ombuds professional associations. The ultimate purpose for structured dissemination of the research results is to provide avenues to share knowledge with the goal of increasing administrative fairness and access to justice for the betterment of society.

The maximum length of the proposal including the proposed budget is 6 pages in 12 point font.


By Email
Applications may be submitted in email format and must be received by no later 23:59 ET November 30, 2019 to: fco@intertaskconferences.com

By Mail or Courrier
Applications may be submitted by postal mail or courier must be post-marked either prior to or as of November 30, 2019 to:

FCO Secretariat
c/o Intertask Conferences Ltd
275 Bay Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 5Z5

Forum of Canadian Ombudsman