The Joint Consortium of Research (representing the CMEA/ACME and Coalition for Music Education in Canada) invites applications for research funding.

Scholars who are researching in Canadian music education are invited to apply for funding support. Up to $5,000 will be targeted annually (budget permitting) to fund such research projects.

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2019. The successful applicant(s) will be chosen by May 1, 2018 by a peer jury.  JCoR will provide written notification and procedures for the dissemination of funds along with a contract agreement for the project funding.

Names of recipients and research descriptions will be published in the Canadian Music Educator journal and will be posted on the CMEC and CMEA/ACME websites.

How to Apply

Applicants are to write a one-page proposal outlining the research project. The proposal must include the research question(s), methodology, anticipated duration/timelines, plans for the dissemination of results, and the applicant’s educational institution.

In addition to the proposal, a budget plan must be attached, outlining the use of requested funding. If the project is funded by any other source, that should be noted.

If the project includes participation of human participants, an ethics review from the applicant’s institution will be required before the award is released. However, an ethics review does not need to be completed before the proposal submission.

Applications will be assessed with regard to:

  • Relevance of topic to the scholarship of Canadian music teaching and learning;
  • Theoretical and methodological soundness of research plan;
  • Originality and importance of the potential contribution to the field;
  • Clarity of budget in demonstrating how the funds will be used, and that the use of funds is appropriate (e.g., hiring student research assistants, administration costs, research software, researcher travel)

Please submit proposals by email to Dr. Benjamin Bolden [] by March 1, 2019. Please attach the application proposal as a Word Document.