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OSSTF/FEESO Financial Assistance Awards for Further Education · J. W. Ansley Grant for Educational Research



J. W. Ansley Grant for Educational Research

J.W. Ansley, Principal of York Memorial Collegiate Institute, for many years was an outstanding teacher and a member of this Federation. The Ansley Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1954 in his memory, and has been replaced by the J.W. Ansley Grant for Educational Research.

  1. The purpose of the J.W. Ansley Grant for Educational Research is to support research projects of a practical nature which are currently topical and the results of which will primarily benefit the classroom practitioner and / or educational programs or curriculum:
    1. the grant may be any sum up to $3,500
    2. more than one grant may be made in any year, having regard to the funds available and the sum(s) requested by the application(s).
  2. Applications are acceptable from current OSSTF/FEESO Members:
    1. in good standing
    2. who are currently involved in research projects which will continue into the upcoming academic year or will undertake a research project during the academic year following receipt of the award
    3. have a proposed plan of the research project which is acceptable to the OSSTF/FEESO Educational Services Committee and
    4. have not previously been a recipient of this grant.
  3. Other notes:
    1. studies that contribute toward a Master’s or Doctoral degree or for upgrading purposes will not qualify for this grant
    2. studies to develop curriculum resources, professional development workshops, publications or implementing new pedagogy / methodology will qualify for this grant
    3. a research project which is carried on for more than one year may be considered eligible for a different grant.
  4. Each candidate shall submit a completed application form provided by the Federation, which shall include:
    1. an outline of academic and professional qualifications
    2. details of the proposed research project
    3. a statement of anticipated expenses
    4. inclusive dates of and location for the proposed research project
    5. two letters of recommendation that identify the candidate’s suitability for this award
    6. a letter from the employer’s or institution’s ethics committee approving the research methodology if involving humans or animals.
  5. The Educational Research Grant is for the academic year following receipt of the award NOT the current year. In order to qualify for this grant, your research MUST take place from July 1st onward.

  6. It is a condition of the grant that grant recipients will provide a written report of the results of the research project to OSSTF/FEESO. OSSTF/FEESO may use all or part of the completed research project without further payment to the author or the author’s publisher.

  7. Interpretation and administration of the terms of this grant are at the discretion of the OSSTF/FEESO Educational Services Committee subject to the approval of the Provincial Executive.

  8. Completed applications should be electronically submitted with all attachments.

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that any attachments that cannot be submitted electronically are sent to:

    Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
    Educational Services Department
    49 Mobile Drive
    Toronto, ON M4A 1H5

The application and all attachments must be received at OSSTF/FEESO provincial office no later than April 1.

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