Research Fellowship

SWAAC Fellowship Call for Research Proposals

We invite researchers and faculty who are SWAAC members to submit proposals that address the pressing issue of women's leadership in academic institutions in Canada.

Research Fellowship Study Proposal Due:
December 15, 2023

Award Of Grant: July 31, 2024
Project Completion: July 31, 2025
Report Deadline: December 15, 2025

The primary objective of this research fellowship is to investigate the leadership and organizational challenges associated with women’s experiences in academic leadership roles and identify pathways to create sustainable change, ultimately rectifying the underrepresentation of women in senior academic positions. This initiative aims to both honor and gain deeper insights into the achievements and challenges of women leaders within academic institutions in Canada. It also seeks to advance and foster women’s leadership within Canadian universities, colleges, and technical institutes.

​Grant Value:
SWAAC will provide a financial award of $10,000 one successful proposal, subject to terms and conditions as outlined in agreement with the successful candidate. Award recipients may be invited to present their report at the annual SWAAC Conference and/or present a webinar on their research findings.

Please click here for more details and guidelines for proposals. For any queries, please contact SWAAC Registrar and Treasurer at

1137 Western Rd, London Ontario N6G 1G7.

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