Call for Proposals

Integration Cluster

The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) is committed to producing research that promotes the social integration, education, mental wellbeing, and physical wellbeing of refugee children, youth, and families in Canada and beyond.

CYRRC’s social integration, rights, culture, and security cluster is currently accepting proposals for research on topics related to the economic, social, political and social policy contexts of refugee children and youth.


Five research grants will be awarded, each with budgets ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 CAD.


The deadline to apply is April 15th, 2021 at midnight EST. Projects must be completed within 24 months from the award date.

Who Can Apply

CYRRC promotes research partnership between academics and SPOs. All projects should involve at least one academic partner, and at least one SPO partner (e.g. settlement agency, community organization, school board, etc).

CYRRC collaborators and partners (i.e., members who were part of CYRRC’s partnership grant application) from any research cluster are eligible to apply, with preference given to members of the Integration research cluster. Students and associate members are ineligible to apply directly but may partner with a CYRRC collaborator.

Funds may be held by either the SPO or academic partner. However, for projects where Research Ethics Board (REB) review is required, including but not limited to research involving human subjects, funds must be held by the institution where the ethics review will take place.

Project Criteria

CYRRC projects must have a clear focus on refugee children, youth, or families. Additionally, all projects must:
  Provide training opportunities for students
•  Contribute new knowledge
•  Demonstrate a knowledge mobilization (KMb) plan that includes products targeted at academic and non academic audiences (please refer to our KMb guidance note for details).

Preference will be given to projects that:
  Provide capacity building or training opportunities for refugee youth
•  Respond to SPO priorities and build capacity of SPOs and community partners
•  Foster cross-cluster collaboration
•  Produce outputs aimed at refugee communities

Eligible Expenses

CYRRC funds may be used to cover the following:
•  Salaries for students (i.e. internships and research assistants)
•  Salaries for eligible non-students (i.e. post docs and refugee youth)
•  Project-related travel (including travel for data collection)
•  Professional and technical services
•  Stipends and honoraria
•  Equipment (if essential to the project)
•  Materials and supplies

The following expenses may not be covered by this grant:
•  Renumeration of the academic or SPO partner
•  Service delivery projects without a clear research component 

Reporting Requirements

All CYRRC projects must submit a final project report within 60 days of the project’s completion date. A reporting template will be provided and will include:
•  A project abstract and key findings summary
•  A list of outputs (i.e. papers, presentations, publications etc.)
•  A breakdown of the number of students and/or refugee youth trained through the project
•  Copies of all KMb products and publications associated with the research
  Projects must also submit a financial statement (the Tri-Agency Form 300) by April 30th of each year that the project spent CYRRC funds.

For questions regarding this Call for Proposals, please contact CYRRC’s project manager:
Simone Chia-Kangata

KMb Guidance for CYRRC Researchers

Online Application

PDF Application Form

CYRRC’s Budget Template