Research Services

What can the Research Services Office help  with?

The Research Services Office supports research and scholarly activity from beginning to end. The Research Services Office fosters a culture of scholarly inquiry across all our campuses.  

Our services include:

  • Assisting with the development of research ideas;
  • Providing information on sources of project funding;
  • Administering grants and awards;
  • Access to lab space, equipment and collections;
  • Ethics services and support;
  • Communicating and celebrating research and scholarly activity. 

Need some inspiration developing your research or scholarly activity idea?

You have a research or scholarly activity idea - now what?

Conducting Research - now what?

Step 1: Have a neat project idea?

We'll help you develop your research question and get you thinking about other project considerations, like:

  • Time and workload
  • Funding and budget
  • Infrastructure requirements 
  • Student/contractor hiring
  • Reporting and dissemination of information 
  • Will your research deal with humans or animals?
Step 2: Funding your project

We'll work with you to find and apply for both internal and external funding. 

  • Available Internal Grants (1 year funding term):
  • External funding may be available from:
    • Municipal, Territorial and First Nations Governments
    • Federal Government departments 
    • Foundations
    • Industry partners
    • University partners 
    • Tri Councils – NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR
    • Private donor, through Yukon U Foundation

**Please note: applications for funding over $50,000 must be approved by the Financial Administration Committee [BH1] prior to development and submission. The Research Services Office can help facilitate this process. 

Step 3: Other considerations

We'll help you navigate ethics and assist you with working on the land and with communities. 

Ethics review


Step 4: Funding came through (or didn't) -- now what?

We'll help you get your project underway or assist with revisions to your funding application.

  • Congrats, your funding came through! Let's work together to:
    • Inform communications department 
    • Start a research account with Research Services Office
    • Understand hiring and purchasing associated with research projects
    • Develop partnership agreements and sub-contracts
    • Understand how to administer travel 
    • Monitor your budget
    • Report on your project to your funder 
    • Update your Open Scholar page to inform folks of your exciting new project
    • Ensure photos and videos of your project are collected  with the appropriate consent forms and captions
  • Your funding did not come through. Let's work on:
    • Evaluating your proposal and providing feedback
    • Informing the Financial Administration Committee and closing out your Project Identification Form
    • Checking out other funding opportunities
    • Working on developing a new idea
Step 5: Project wrap up

We'll help you through the final stages of your project, such as: 

  • Closing accounts
  • Final reporting
  • Financial reporting
  • Dissemination of results
    • Communications
    • Publishing
    • Yukon College repository
    • Photos/videos upload
    • Update Open Scholar with publication, links and any other information

Get in touch

We have the expertise to support your research and scholarly activity needs through our in-house experts and circumpolar connections. Contact us today