The McDowell Foundation provides research grants to explore new and innovative ways to best meet the educational needs of students in Saskatchewan. 

All grant applications are adjudicated by an independent Project Review Committee comprised primarily of teachers. 

For more information or examples of current/past projects please see visit our research page or contact us

> How to Apply

The Research Awards Guide was created as a resource to be used in developing an application and outlines in more detail the research criteria.

The Notice of Intent should be emailed to by
the November 30, 2023 deadline.

The Notice of Intent can be submitted orally if the research team prefers. Please contact the Foundation for further details.

> Related Documents

> Available Grants

Notice of Intent 2024-25 Funding

The McDowell Foundation is inviting PreK-12 teachers and other educators to submit a Notice of Intent to begin the grant application process for research projects funded in the 2024-25 school year. Foundation grants provide funding, guidance, and release time to
support recipients’ project goals and activities.

Prior research experience is not necessary. The Notice of Intent and overall application process assists applicants in
developing a meaningful and achievable research project which supports professional development through reflective practice. 

Grants totalling $85,000 are available.

Notice of Intent Requirements

A completed Notice of Intent shall include the following:

1.  Applicant(s)

o   Project leader’s name, address, phone number, and email.

o   Project team members’ names, phone numbers, and emails.

2.  Applicant Employer

o   School, university, or other.

3.  Describe What You Intend to Study and Why

o   Provide a 100- to 200-word summary.

4.  Research Experience

o   New, novice, or skilled researcher.

Grant Application Process

1.  Submit a Notice of Intent by November 30, 2023.

2.  Applicants are invited to participate in a grant proposal development workshop in December 2023.

3.  Applicants develop a draft grant proposal for review by February 5, 2024

4. Applicants may revise the draft grant proposal based on the feedback and advice received and shall submit a final grant proposal by April 19, 2024