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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 are closed for 2019
  • A call for new applications will be made in January 2020