Proposals for research projects.
Many studies conducted by thesis-level students and professional researchers require the participation of students and staff in local schools. The English Montreal School Board encourages this participation and has established a Research Committee to screen studies to be carried out in schools within its jurisdiction and to expedite the completion of those studies that are accepted.
All research proposals must first be received by the Research Committee. Proposals must be based on a sound research methodology, have demonstrable educational value, and cause minimum disruption to the schools.
The administration fees for the processing of research proposals are as follows:
- $500 for Professional Researchers of which $100 is non-refundable if the project is not approved.
- $100 for Ph.D. students non-refundable in this entirety.
- $50 for Masters students non-refundable in its entirety.
- There is no charge if the researcher is an employee of the EMSB.
The approval procedure within the Board requires a period of two to three months. Researchers should note that (1) no school may be approached before receiving written approval, and (2) final approval for research in any school rests with the principal.