Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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University Council for Research

The function of the University Council for Research (UCR) is to encourage and to support original research, creative work reflective inquiry and knowledge translation by members of the faculty. Revenue for the University Council for Research comes from general University operating funds, as well as a portion of indirect costs charged by the University on research contracts and contribution agreements with industry and government agencies (with the exception of Tri-Agency awards). 

Committee Members

Sabbatical Leave: The UCR reviews and makes recommendations on all applications for Sabbatical Leave.  The application for Sabbatical Leave is made using the StFX ROMEO Researcher Portal.

Research Grants: The UCR oversees three types of research awards; the guidelines for each are outlined below. The application for Research Grants is made using the StFX ROMEO Researcher Portal.

UCR Awards Policy

UCR Report (Please note: for mac users the form-fillable functions work best if opening with Google Chrome rather than Safari. Open file, download a copy, and then complete the form.) Submit as a PDF to


Applications for Salary-Based Research Grant are made using the StFX ROMEO Researcher Portal.

The deadline for submissions is 12 pm (noon) on 30 September and 1 February. Should these dates fall on a weekend, the deadline moves to the next business day.

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