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Building KPU Through Applied Research

Office of Research and Scholarship

Applied research is integral to KPU’s polytechnic culture—where thought meets action—not to mention key to productive community engagement and social innovation. It allows you, our students, and faculty to apply practical knowledge and skills in real-world contexts and establish mutually beneficial collaborative partnerships with local communities, industry, and government.

We are committed to actively supporting your authentic, relevant, and innovative research, scholarship and creative artistry. Our Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS) offers a broad range of opportunities within distinctive programs, and assists researchers with proposal preparation and administration of sponsored projects. The office also collaborates with faculty to find funding sources, develop research plans, outline project management metrics, and prepare reports.

Romeo: Submit draft application 2 weeks prior to the deadline to guarantee a full review by the ORS. 
Agency Portal: Final application must be submitted 5 business days prior to the grant submission deadline. This will allow sufficient time for the Dean and AVP, Research to review the final application. 


Writing Bootcamps & Retreats for Emerging Researchers

Collaboration of Online Higher Education Research (COHERE)

  •    Conference dates:  October 25-26, 2018 in Quebec City

  •    More information:


10/24/2018 - 12:00 to 13:00

11/18/2018 - 17:00

Application deadline: November 15, 2018 @ 5 pm PST

Value: $75,000 to $200,000

Duration: 1-3 years

Results announced: March 2019


12/17/2018 - 17:00

SSHRC Partnershp Engage Grants

Application deadline: Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 5 pm PST (as deadline of December 15, 2018 falls on a weekend)

Value: $7,000 to $25,000