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Call for Research Papers in Canada

January 28, 2015

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015.  Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. 

The Foundation supports the highest quality research in fundraising, philanthropy and the fundraising profession.  The research may be basic or applied research and can be primary or secondary, qualitative or quantitative research. 

There are nine identified research priorities:

  • Accountability & Governance
  • Capacity & Sustainability
  • Partnerships & Alliances
  • Stronger & Diversified Donor Base
  • Funding Processes & Mechanisms
  • Globalization & Impact
  • The Fundraising Profession
  • Research: Tracking Coordination, Synthesis & Application
  • Government & Regulatory Environments

The research must be affiliated with a registered charity in Canada and the Foundation will have the right to disseminate the results to the general public. 

For more detailed information, please click here for the Research Awards and Grants Criteria and Guide

If you have questions, please email Lori Gusdorf, CAE, executive director for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada at

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