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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

  • The application must be no more than three pages single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman and should include:
    • Summary of the project:
      1. including background/rationale for the project (e.g., brief review of literature, rationale for the research questions); and 
      2. stage at which the project is at and any research in progress related to proposal.
    • Summary of the knowledge mobilization activities undertaken during the tenure of the award, including:
      • to whom the knowledge will be communicated;
      • where and how the knowledge will be disseminated (e.g., in the form of conference presentations, workshops, journals) and how these activities advance the project’s research goals.
    • Budget and budget justification for the knowledge mobilization activity
    • Timeline and feasibility of the knowledge mobilization
  • Letter of support from academic supervisor. Letters of recommendation are to be sent directly from the supervisor to
  • Academic CV
  • If applicable, approval from the Concordia Human Research Ethics Committee must be provided prior to the disbursement of funds.

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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