Student Assistant - Grant Assistant - Office of Vice President Academic and Research

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Office of the Vice-President Academic and Research
Student Assistant - Grant Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 35 hours per week

$13.70 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – 8 week term

This position is being funded through the Federal Government's Canada Summer Jobs Program. Eligibility criteria is set by the program.

Under the mentorship of the Manager of Research Services at UPEI, the Research Services Grant Assistant will be responsible for assisting areas of research development related to grant applications at UPEI Research Services.


  • Update website information with grant information
  • Assist with promoting grants amongst researchers
  • Assist with data gathering necessary for granting agencies, including tracking equipment space and usage and updating active lists of grant funded equipment
  • Review and update internal process documentation for grant applications
  • Update grant files within the research database to ensure the information is accurate


  • Student must be currently enrolled in Post-Secondary education
  • Student should have strong work ethic with attention to detail
  • Student must have experience with MS Office Suite

Eligibility Criteria for Canada Summer Jobs:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the Procedures manual.


Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.