Student/Post-doc Opportunities

CRWDP Student Conference
and Travel Assistance Awards

We are pleased to offer financial assistance  to CRWDP students who are active within the CRWDP network to attend conferences and training opportunities relevant to our transdisciplinary initiative on the future of work disability policy in Canada.

CRWDP students who are currently enrolled at a Canadian university and supervised or mentored by a CRWDP co-investigator are eligible. As well, students must be actively involved in CRWDP cluster activities. Maximum CRWDP conference and travel bursary is $500. Fund will be made available as reimbursement of incurred expenses upon provision of evidence of payment (e.g., receipts, credit card bill). Successful applicants will be required to write a 250-500 word feature for the CRWDP newsletter about their CRWDP-funded opportunity. The write-up can describe the presentation made at a conference or insights gained through training.

To apply for this funding opportunity, please complete the application (click here to access it) and send by email with any supporting documents to CRWDP Student/New Researcher Capacity Building Committee Chair, Emile Tompa, at

Please note that CRWDP has a limited amount of funds available for this opportunity.

To download the pdf version of this announcement, click here.

Useful information
for students

Disability studies programs offered by Canadian universitiesClick here to access it

Disability inclusion at Canadian Universities: Selected examples. Prepared by Memorial University's Disability Inclusion Group

In-depth guide on the various options and true benefits of online tutoring services, focused on how these tutoring services cater to and accommodate those with learning and/or physical disabilities. It is targeted to school-age students, but might be of interest to everyone else:

Graduate Student Stipend Opportunities
Canadian Work Disability Policy

The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) is a transdisciplinary initiative on the future of work disability policy in Canada. We are a national initiative with clusters in British Columbia, Ontario, Québec, and Newfoundland. We recently received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a period of seven years.

Illness and disability touch most people at some point over their lifetime. CRWDP’s objective is to identify how people, when disabled, can be better retained and integrated into the Canadian labour market.

CRWDP has laid the foundations for a rich training and mentoring program for graduate students. This includes 70 graduate stipend years of funding for masters and doctoral students over the seven-year SSHRC funding period. Other  opportunities to get involved include student provincial caucuses, community-based internships, and student forums on our website.

Are you interested in pursuing research on Canadian work disability policy? For inquiries contact Emile Tompa at

Click here to see the poster.