The Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) is pleased to announce its first student and postdoc research grant competition. CORA will provide individual grants of up to $1000 to support student and postdoc researchers at Queen’s who are using public opinion data. For undergraduate and graduate students, the research would normally be related to your thesis/dissertation. For postdocs, it can be any project.

Preference will be given to students using CORA data, though we will also consider proposals using other public opinion data since one of the missions of CORA is to broadly support the study of public opinion.


  • Applicants can request up to $1000
  • We anticipate selecting approx. 10 projects to fund
  • Allowable expenses would be those generally permitted by Queen’s Financial Services rules (e.g., statistical software, RA assistance, training, presentation at a conference).
  • Proposals must be max. two pages describing anticipated use of the funds; short description of the thesis/dissertation/project; and applicant’s name, dept/unit, program, and year at Queen’s.
  • Undergraduate students can apply
  • At the end of the project/thesis, grant recipients will submit a one-page brief outlining the main findings of the research, which CORA will promote on its website and social media channels, showcasing the talent among emerging public opinion researchers at Queen’s. We will call this series of briefs the “CORA Emerging Talent Series”.
  • Deadline for proposals: April 30, 2022. Please submit to:


CORA is committed to the guiding principle of the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Strategic Plan, and strongly encourages applicants from marginalized groups as well as proposals that illuminate or advance “equity, diversity, and inclusion including anti-racism, decolonization and Indigenous resurgence” (FAS Strategic Plan 2019-2024: 4).

Founded in 1992, CORA’s main focus is maintaining and making available a public opinion data archive that contains hundreds of surveys, including thousands of discrete items collected by major commercial Canadian firms dating back to the 1970s. See a list of CORA’s data holdings here and a short description of how to access CORA’s data via <odesi> (Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure).

Please get in touch with Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, CORA Director, if you have any questions. Submit all proposals to

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