Ready to start your own research project? Welcome to G21!
G21 is a one-of-its-kind course that allows you to pursue your own passion project under the supervision of a faculty mentor, in a directed course setting.
All G21 projects must align with one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
By participating in the G21, you will receive 3 credits, supervision from a faculty member, education about the SDGs, have access to an allocation of $300 to fund your research project, and experiential education.
Earn 3 course credits while you study a topic you are genuinely interested in, gain a passion for research, and advance your degree in a stimulating and encouraging environment.
Gain hands-on learning experience, which can be motivating and give you the ability to engage in professional environments with faculty and peers.
Access unique Workshops, Events & Guest Speaker series.
Receive $300 in Research Funding to assist in developing your project. Funding has previously been used for:
- inducements for survey participants and focus groups
- the purchase of paid applications like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
- the purchase of podcast equipment, and even for printing professional posters
Present at Glendon’s Annual Research Festival and receive a certificate of completion for your successful participation. You have the opportunity to engage in a panel discussion about your research with other professionals and start building your research portfolio.
Develop a strong foundation for graduate school applications, obtain references for graduate school from your faculty supervisor, develop strong research skills which are valued by graduate institutions, and showcase your passion for academia.
Gain transferable skills for academic success, or for a resume/CV, such as learning how to conduct library-based research, condense information, identify reputable sources for information, and analyze texts. Developing research expertise can also produce transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. You’ll gain communication, organization, problem-solving, and time management skills within the G21.
Applications are available in the beginning of June, and you can officially enroll in the course based on the enrolment date. The G21 course begins in September and continues until April each academic year.
If you are in your upper years of undergraduate study (third year and above), you are eligible to apply.
To be accepted, you must have a well-founded proposal, a faculty supervisor who has agreed to oversee your passion project, and written approval from the Head of Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS).
How to Apply
- Think of a passion project that aligns with the UN SDGs and can be completed throughout the course of the academic year.
- Find a Glendon faculty member who is willing to supervise your project. Reach out to email@example.com if you need help
- Complete and submit the G21 application form
The form must include:
- A short description (approx. 250 words) of your project, including the project objectives and what you’ll produce (i.e., essay, presentation, exhibit, performance, podcast, etc.)
- An explanation of how the project addresses pertinent social or ecological issues
- The name of your proposed mentor