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Important: Surrey Schools is no longer accepting research applications from external applicants for the remainder of the 2023/24 school year. We will accept new research applications in September 2024.  

Exception: If you are an employee of Surrey Schools who is conducting research as part of a degree program (e.g., master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation), or one of our School Community Partnership members, we are still accepting applications during this time. If you are one of our School Community Partnership members, please complete the following application HERE.

Surrey School District values research that contributes to improved educational outcomes for students. All individuals and organizations interested in conducting research in the district must have their proposals reviewed and approved by the Research and Evaluation Department. External research requests are reviewed to ensure that research and evaluation projects conducted in the district are ethically and methodologically sound. The district is particularly interested in research related to BC's redesigned curriculum and in alignment with the Surrey School District's Priority Practices.

You will have 72 hours to complete and submit the application once you begin. If you start the survey and leave, it is not possible to guarantee your progress will be saved, and you may have to begin again. Because of this, we advise you to either (a) complete the fillable PDF provided below (Tab 1) and transfer your responses to the online application when you are ready or (b) complete the online application in a single session (Tab 2). Please note, we only accept applications through our online system.

Follow these steps to complete your application:


 If you have any questions, please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page
To review our policies, click here: Guidelines for Conducting Research


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