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OSSTF - Original Research on University Support Staff Workload RFP

Opportunity NameOriginal Research on University Support Staff Workload - Request for Proposals
AgencyOntario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)
ValueNot stated
Indirect CostsEligible at 40%
DurationNot stated

Final application

Application due to FSc RO at for full review06-14-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review06-24-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review06-27-2024, by 10:00AM
Application due at agency 06-30-2024

To seek a research team to conduct an independent study into workload issues facing support staff working at Ontario universities. Specifically, the key question to be addressed is: how have policy and funding changes over the past five years affected the workload, health, and mental well-being of university support staff? Please see attached RFP document for more details.


Eligibility requirements are not stated. Proposals should include a list of key research personnel to be involved in the project, including brief descriptions of research specializations and their affiliation to the principal investigator (i.e., in-house staff, contracted, etc.).

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at