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Lazaridis Institute Research Grants

The Lazaridis Institute provides seed grants for early stage research projects (e.g., first round of substantial funding or designed to facilitate successive funding). These grants are available to faculty and graduate students in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics although external collaborators may be part of the application.

Funded research broadly aligns with the mandate of the Lazaridis Institute. The activities we fund may include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching a new theoretical or empirical perspective, concept, idea or approach.
  • Developing, launching or testing a new research idea or approach.
  • Conducting a feasibility study.


  • Amount: From $5,000 to $10,000
  • Terms: 14 months (maximum)
  • Who Can Apply: Lazaridis School faculty and graduate students (Note: graduate students should have the approval of their faculty advisor)
  • Applications open 4 February 2019
  • Applications close 15 March 2019

Awards and Sponsorships

The Lazaridis Institute is proud to sponsor numerous awards and events to recognize excellence in research pertinent to high growth tech firms.

We have partnered with a number of organizations to create valuable awards and events that highlight the ground-breaking research being done in this field.

JBV Best Paper Award

Lazaridis Institute is partnering with the Journal of Business Venturing (JBV) to recognize exceptional research.