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OSSTF/FEESO Research Grant for Emergent Issues and Priorities

OSSTF/FEESO is strongly committed to supporting and promoting evidence-informed practices in public education. As part of that commitment, OSSTF/FEESO supports high-quality research and is pleased to announce up to three research grants, of up to $3,500 each, to support conducting, presenting, and publishing research in support of public education and anti-racism.

Award Criteria:

  • Relevance to 2023 – 2024 research priorities, listed below
  • Willingness to write a summary report for OSSTF/FEESO and/or an article for Education Forum Magazine;
  • Evidence of support for public education and/or the labour movement in previous publications and activities;
  • Quality and feasibility of the project for which funding is sought;
  • A budget of estimated research expenses;

Theme Identified for the 2023 – 2024 Academic Year:

  • How identity-based hate speech impacts school climate and student/staff mental health.

Note that at least one of the three awards would be reserved for researchers who identify as Indigenous, Black or racialized.

Application Deadline for the 2023 – 2024 Academic year is January 5, 2024. Successful applicants will be informed by February 15, 2024.

Who we are

OSSTF/FEESO represents 60,000 teachers and education workers across Ontario: teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counselors and many other education professionals. We are in all areas of public education. Our diverse English and French membership is represented in 151 bargaining units across the province. We work in elementary and secondary school workplaces, private schools and consortia that offer support services to school boards and universities. We protect and enhance public education.

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