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Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada and SSHRC: International Policy Ideas Challenge 2019

When Feb 27, 2019
Where Teleconference
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Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC):  International Policy Ideas Challenge 2019

Global Affairs Canada in collaboration with SSHRC has announced the fourth edition of the International Policy Ideas Challenge. The objective of the program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging, international policy challenges faced by Canada.

Each proposal should offer solutions bridging at least two of the three policy areas under Global Affairs Canada's mandate: foreign policy, trade, and international development. Ideas should be linked to the Themes indicated at

The program offers applicants a chance to test their skills at translating academic expertise into policy language. Applicants are invited to submit brief proposals. The authors of ten winning proposals will be given several months to consult with Global Affairs Canada client divisions, and further develop their ideas into longer policy briefs. The policy briefs will then be presented to Government of Canada officials in a day-long Ideas Symposium, hosted by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa in late fall 2019.

Ten winning projects will receive $3,000 each (regardless of whether the proposal is submitted by an individual, or a team). The award will be provided upon the submission of the final brief and formal presentation at Global Affairs Canada. In addition to the award, a modest travel supplement may be provided to facilitate the in-person participation of the lead researcher in the Ideas Symposium.

.  The teleconference registration deadline is February 20, 2019.
 Applicants interested in participating in the session should register by sending a message to

.  The Teleconference is February 27, 2019.
A transcript of questions and answers will be posted on this website following the session, .

.  The entry deadline is March 29, 2019.