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How to be part of the OPIRG Community-Based Research Program?

The OPIRG Community-Based Research Program not only funds research but also offers mentoring (before, during, and after), offering support in areas such as writing research proposals, acquiring research skills, conducting ethical research, as well as sharing the  research results with the community. OPIRG-Ottawa accepts proposals from both students and community groups,

Application Requirements

For Students:

  • Be undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Ottawa
  • Be willing to work in collaboration with and take direction from one or more community groups

 For Organizations:

  •   Be located in the National Capital Region
  •  Be grassroots or non-profit organizations
  • Have a mandate oriented towards social, economic, and/or environmental justice

Application deadlines: Applications can be submitted at any time.

For more information, please contact OPIRG’s Research Coordinator at opirgresearch@gmail.com

How to become an action group

Campus-based groups whose activities reflect OPIRG’s mandate can apply to become OPIRG action groups. Please complete the AG application form and send it to the Action Groups Coordinator at Ronda@opirg-gripo.ca. Please also contact us if you would like to discuss creating a new group to work on an issue.

Proposal to the Board

OPIRG may grant requests by campus and community organizations or individuals for endorsements, outreach, equipment loans, funding or other assistance in support of initiatives serving the public interest.

  1. Here is the Board proposal form.
  2. Either fill out the form or send an email to explain what you are doing and how OPIRG could assist you.
  3. Submit it to our office or email  opirgripo.board@gmail.com 

Part of the uOttawa community since 1978.

85 University Private, University Centre, Room 215 D, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

P: 613-562-5800 Ext: 4359/4500

FAX: 613-562-5693

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OPIRG-Ottawa works toward social, environmental and economic justice. We support groups and research projects which contribute to accessibility, dignity and sustainability. 

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