OPIRG McMaster Public Interest Research Grant

2017 Public Interest Grant

Applications for the 2017 PIG closed on March 20, 2017. The winning application will be selected by the OPIRG Board of Directors. Please contact opirg@mcmaster.ca with any questions.

OPIRG McMaster is a student funded/student directed organization working on issues of human rights, the environment and social justice.

OPIRG McMaster’s objectives are to:

  1. Engage in charitable non-profit research and activities to advance the welfare of the University and general community;
  2. To act upon, sponsor, and publish educational studies and programs which advance the welfare of the University and general community;
  3. Facilitate and encourage students to develop their research and advocacy skills in order to become active and informed citizens;
  4. To make diverse view points available to the University and general community.

Proposals which enhance our local community’s ability to respond to the pressures associated with climate-change and environmental degradation, be they proposals which address the causes or consequences of these most pressing issues, are strongly encouraged. The preceding statement is not made to discourage proposals which emphasize other objectives within OPIRG’s mandate, but only in the interest of focusing the aims and scope of potential proposals with a useful point of reference (i.e. an example).

All applicants are required to submit proposals containing (at least) the following:

  • Description of the project
  • Description of how the project achieves OPIRG McMaster’s objective(s)
  • Outline of the individual/group’s history, objectives, and current activities
  • Preliminary budget (including specification of all other possible funders)
  • Timeline of activities

The Grant is awarded in the amount of $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars) to the successful applicant.

Please see our official Public Interest Grant Policy for more details.