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engAGE Knowledge Mobilization Student Award

The engAGE Knowledge Mobilization Student Award provides financial support to students to present the findings of their research.

We especially encourage knowledge mobilization activities that will impact the field of aging and/or the community the Centre serves. 


Five awards, up to a maximum of $1,000 each


  • All applicants must be students registered in a research- or research creation-based master's or PhD program at Concordia University and in good academic standing. This includes full-time or part-time students. Students enrolled in non-research graduate programs are not eligible to apply.
  • Findings from research and research-creation projects should fall within the broad study of aging research and coherently fit with the mission and mandate of the Centre. Knowledge mobilization activities and methods include: refereed journal articles, social media, data sharing through online repositories, dance, performance, oral histories, websites, films, plays, videos, pop-ups, exhibitioins, op-eds, policy papers, reports, knowledge workshops, conferences, and other events. This list is not exhaustive.

Submission requirements

Documents to submit (compiled in one PDF attachment):

a) Completed application form.

b) A current c.v. (maximum two pages) listing:

i. theses and select publications (in chronological order starting with most recent) specifying publication name/authors/name of journal/year;

ii. scholarships, awards and other academic honours specifying name of award/where award was held/period/award value (in Canadian $);

iii. research and professional experience specifying: institution/employer/date/ type of experience.

c) Copy of the abstract/paper/description of the exhibit (if appropriate).

d) Proof of acceptance of the paper/poster/exhibition indicating that the applicant is principal author or presenter (if you have not).

e) Evaluation form completed by the supervisor, member of supervisory committee or GPD which describes the scholarly and professional importance of the conference/exposition.

Evaluation criteria

Applications are evaluated and adjudicated by the engAGE Awards Committee on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Originality, coherence and relevance of the dissemination activites;
  • Timeline and feasibility of the knowledge mobilization activities;
  • Clear breakdown of budget, budget justification and how the funds will be used;
  • Potential impact of the knowledge mobilization activities;
  • Special consideration will be given to applications where older adults are involved in the mobilization activity.

Regulations for successful candidates

  • A knowledge mobilization activity will only be funded once. However, applicants may apply to the fund more than once so long as the study is substantially different.
  • Knowledge mobilization activities supported by the engAGE Knowledge Mobilization Student Award must comply with the university policies governing research.

Requirements for successful candidates

  • A financial report describing when, how and where the knowledge mobilization activity was completed and submission of all receipts to be reimbursed (must be itemized). 
  • Funded applicants are expected to acknowledge engAGE in all presentations and published work. If and where appropriate, acknowledgement could take the form of the engAGE logo.

Eligible expenses

  • travel costs for students;
  • conference registration fees;
  • accommodation fees;
  • preparation and/or printing of conference materials;
  • per diem meals (per Concordia’s Travel and Conference policies).

How to apply

To apply for the engAGE Knowledge Mobilization Student Award, please submit your application by email to:

Applicants are expected to be members of engAGE. To become a member, please fill out an online application form.

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