BCCAT Call for Proposals on Contemporary Issues in Student Mobility

Program Link: https://www.bccat.ca/projects/call

Sponsor: BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT)

Value: The maximum contract value for eligible projects is $25,000.

Description: The BCCAT Research Committee invites faculty, staff, and graduate students from member institutions of the BC Transfer System to submit project proposals for research contracts. Eligible Projects As part of its Mandate, Membership, Role and Responsibilities, Council “conduct[s] research on student and credit mobility.” The BCCAT Research Plan identifies priority areas for research. Informed by these sources, BCCAT’s Research Committee has issued this call for proposals. After the initial Letter of Intent stage, all full proposals must have institutional support, expressed through a statement of support from the appropriate administrator (Vice-president or Dean) and evidence of direct or in-kind support from the institution.

They seek proposals for projects addressing Contemporary Issues in credit transfer, student access, mobility, or related areas, in BC and beyond (deadline December 5, 2022). These projects may address questions specific to your institution or region, or those with a broader scope, and have previously been used to support student research. More information is available at https://www.bccat.ca/projects/call. The call is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students at the BC Transfer System institutions as lead researchers; undergraduate students could also be involved as research assistants.

ORE internal signature deadline for RPIFs. Applicants please email Nandini Maharaj your signed (applicant and department head) RPIF + a pdf of your application. OSE applicants please contact UBC-O's Office of Research Services for internal deadlines

Please email signed (applicant, department head, and ADR) RPIF along with a pdf of your application to ORS (ors@ors.ubc.ca). You may continue to work on the narrative sections of the application until the deadline to hit "Submit" online. However, please note that budget totals must not be changed from the submitted RPIF.

Proponents are encouraged to submit a two-page Letter of Intent (LOI) before the stated deadline to: Dr. Elle Ting (eting@bccat.ca) Research and Projects Officer, BC Council on Admissions & Transfer

The LOI must provide an initial description of the research question, methodology, outcomes, and budget for the project. Using the LOI, BCCAT staff will work with the proponents to align the project with BCCAT’s mandate, and to ensure a common understanding of the required format, content, and rigour. Institutional letters of support are not required at this stage. After the Letters of Intent have been reviewed, proponents may be invited to submit a Full Proposal incorporating feedback received from the Letter of Intent phase.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Elle Ting.