ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In 1996, the Canadian Securities Institute
Research Foundation (the Foundation), formerly The Investor Learning
Centre, was established as a charitable organization. Its main objectives
included originating and supporting educational and research initiatives
pertaining to capital markets, savings and investments and personal
In September 2002, the Board of Directors of the Foundation announced
that it was launching a new research-focused program that would
exclusively sponsor and showcase important original research on
matters of fundamental value to the investing public. In this
initiative, the Foundation partners with major Canadian universities,
students and others.
Since 2005, the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation has granted more than $1,000,000 to researchers in universities across Canada.
The Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation offers the following:
- PhD student scholarships, annually, valued at $25,000
- Academic Awards for university faculty, annually, for research that is relevant
to capital markets, valued at $35,000 each.
- Limited Term Professorship with a three to five year commitment
of $50,000 per year.
- Research Grants awarded over two years valued at $40,000 for work related to topics identified by the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation.
However, it should be noted that the actual number of awards granted
in any one year is subject to qualified applications received.
It is possible that all awards may not be granted each year. If
all awards are not granted, they may be carried forward to the following