Excellent work grows from strong support. The Office of Research Services assists faculty throughout the project cycle by answering questions, facilitating workshops and helping faculty navigate the sometimes complex world of grant funding.

Online application guides

An online application system is used to apply for grants. If you have questions about the online application system, you can find the answers in the FAQ sheets or in the guides. The guides also provide easy-to-follow steps for using the application system.

Summer research assistant requests

The Office of Research Services has Student Research Assistants who are available to support scholarship in all faculties and schools throughout the summer months. There is no cost associated with these research assistants. However, requests are limited to a maximum of 40 hours per project.

Approval is based on availability, and requests are evaluated to ensure the student will gain experience in research, scholarly or creative activities. To request assistance with your project this summer, please complete and submit the RA Request form.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Mitchell (

RA Request Form

Grant Funding Lifecycle flowchart

Curious about the grant funding lifecycle? Want to know who is responsible for what tasks and activities in the Office of Research Services? Check out our handing infographic.

Grant Funding Lifecycle


MacEwan University has an institutional license for Qualtrics, a survey software for conducting online surveys. This license provides free access to Qualtrics for eligible MacEwan users.



MacEwan University has an institutional license for NVivo, a computer software program that assists researchers to manage, analyze and visualize qualitative data and documents systematically and individually. This license provides free access to NVivo for eligible MacEwan users, with up to ten users able to access NVivo at one time. 


Research Online at MacEwan (RO@M)

If your publications need to be open access to comply with research grant funding requirements, or if you simply want to make your scholarly activity available to a broader audience, you can use MacEwan’s institutional repository, Research Online at MacEwan (RO@M). Repository staff investigate copyright permissions and upload works on your behalf. RO@M includes conference papers, creative works, technical reports and exceptional student work submitted by faculty on a student’s behalf.

Statistical consultation

The Statistical Consulting Centre in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics can ensure that the data you gather supports your research goals. What is an ideal sample size for the research study you’re proposing? Which methods should you use for proper data analysis? How should the statistical results be interpreted? Consulting statistics experts to support your research enhances your credibility as a serious researcher.


John L. Haar Library

MacEwan University’s John L. Haar Library supports faculty at all stages of scholarly activity, whether you are starting out, ready to publish or want to share and assess the impact of previously published works. Consult the library website for information on services to help you with publishing, open access, research data management, accessing secondary data and tracking and analyzing research metrics for grant applications and dossiers.

External memberships

MacEwan University is a member of organizations that provide access to webinars, discussions, resource centres, events, networking, communities of practice, awards, training, and more. We encourage faculty members to take advantage of these resources.

Community-Based Research Canada

Research-related policies

A number of policies are pertinent to the research you conduct as a MacEwan faculty member, student or staff. Through policy, we ensure high quality research that meets ethical standards. Find research-related policy documents in the Research and Creative Activity section of our Academic policies.

Read the policies
A year of discovery

Learn about the scholarship happening at MacEwan University. Read about faculty research, scholarly and creative activity. Open this report and open the doors to a world of discovery.

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