Events & Deadlines

Events and Deadlines

STEP Grant 2019 - HR Accepting Applications Until Monday, January 28, 2019MRU has received notification from the Alberta government that is has been authorized to hire 35 students through the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP), which has been reinstated for Summer 2019 (May 1 - August 31, 2019).

The application to hire a STEP participant must be submitted no later than
Monday, January 28, 2019

Please note that this program provides subsidies rather than full funding for summer employment opportunities. The subsidy is $7.00 per hour per summer employee. Therefore, each participating department will have to budget for the difference between the subsidy and the hourly rate (minimum wage of $15.00 per hour plus 8% for mandatory employment-related costs – CPP, EI, WCB, and vacation pay.

If you are interested in participating in the STEP program, please submit your completed application to the Department of Human Resources by Monday, January 28, 2019, via this Google Form. Please ensure that before you submit an application, you have reviewed the Summer Temporary Employment Program Guidelines thoroughly, as there are many conditions of which to be aware (e.g. STEP students MUST work a minimum of 30 hours a week for a minimum of four consecutive weeks and may not exceed 16 weeks of employment).

Please also note that no other government grants may subsidize the employment of any STEP student funded under this Program.

The program time frame this year is from May 1 to August 31, 2019.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Kristina Andrykew, Recruitment and Onboarding Coordinator, at local 8619, or via email at

New Tri-Agency FundingNew Frontiers in Research Fund

The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) will invest $275 million over the next five years, and $65 million ongoing, to support international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research. It is comprised of three streams to support ground-breaking research:

  • Exploration will generate opportunities for Canada to build strength in high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research;
  • Transformation will provide large-scale support for Canada to build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research; and
  • International will enhance opportunities for Canadian researchers to participate in research with international partners.

Details on this can be found here.

Deadline for the first call for Letters of Intent to apply: Friday, January 11, 2019

For further information, please contact Julia Johnson at or call (403) 440-6069.

Research Recognition AwardsThe Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement is pleased to announce the second annual Research Recognition Awards opportunity is now open and accepting applications. Six awards will be given to MRU scholars to recognize their outstanding achievements at all career stages and from all disciplines.

These awards are designed to celebrate faculty members at Mount Royal University who are making extraordinary contributions to their respective academic/professional fields, our students, and our communities. By celebrating our faculty members, these awards support and enhance the burgeoning research culture at MRU.

Details on this opportunity can be found here.

Important Dates

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 5 p.m. - Deadline to nominate a scholar
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 5 p.m. - Deadline for a nominee to apply for an award

If you require assistance with this process, please contact Julia Johnson in the ORSCE at 403.440.6069 or

Funding OpportunitiesFor a full list of funding opportunities and deadlines, please see our Funding Opportunities page. 

For workshop dates, see our Resources and Training page.