Brandon University Research Committee (BURC)

The Brandon University Research Committee (BURC) holds an annual competition to award internal research funds to BU faculty members. BURC is chaired by the Associate Vice-President (Research) and is composed of two members elected by and from each of the Faculties of Arts, Science, Education, Health Studies, and School of Music; one member elected by and from members in Student Services, Campus Manitoba, and the Library; the Dean of Graduate Studies; and one Dean/Director or Member appointed by the President.

BURC establishes its own policies and develops processes for the administration of the funds.

Please submit your application via e-mail to Kerry Murkin (

Application Resources

EDI Considerations in Research Grant Applications

EDI Considerations can be found on Moodle (Moodle/Communication Websites/ORS)

Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Collective Agreement

The PSAC CA outlines pay rates and employment responsibilities when hiring student research assistants.

Budget and Budget Justification Guidelines

HR Payroll Estimator

Travel & Business Expense Policy

Travel & Per Diem Rates