The Ontario Graduate Policy Research Challenge rewards high-quality graduate student research relevant to post-secondary education, training and labour market policies in Ontario. The Challenge is open to graduate students and recent graduates from graduate programs at publicly assisted Ontario universities or post-graduate certificate programs at Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT).
This is an exciting opportunity for graduate students to share their research and innovative ideas with policy leaders in Ontario.
The Challenge will…
- Make connections: The Challenge seeks to create links between the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) and policy research at higher education institutions in Ontario by facilitating dialogue between students, policy leaders and research faculty.
- Support Ontario graduate research: This competition is open to graduate students and recent graduates from masters’, doctoral and post-graduate certificate programs at Ontario publicly-assisted universities and colleges. Applicants are asked to formulate their research into a policy brief that demonstrates how their ideas can be applied to postsecondary education and labour market issues in Ontario.
- Reward new ideas: Successful applicants will receive awards of $2,000 or $3,000. Finalists have the opportunity to discuss policy issues raised in their research with Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) staff and present key findings at an Award Ceremony organized by MAESD.
Application Materials: The Call for the 2016 competition, the Application Form and the faculty letter of support can be found here
Timelines: The deadline for the completion is April 21, 2017. Applications and any questions or concerns should be sent to GraduateChallenge@ontario.ca.