International Policy Ideas Challenge 2020 – Call for proposals
Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit
Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 12th, May 2020
External Deadline: Friday 15th, May 2020
Global Affairs Canada, in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is pleased to announce the fifth 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.
The program offers applicants a chance to test their skills at translating academic expertise into policy language and insights. Applicants are invited to submit brief proposals. Ten winners will be given several months to consult with Global Affairs Canada “client” divisions and further develop their proposals into longer policy briefs, which 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 2020.
To apply, please send the following items as PDF file attachments to IPIC-CIPI.POR@international.gc.ca.
- Only complete applications will be assessed. Proposals will be evaluated by a Global Affairs Canada-led selection committee on a combination of quality, relevance, feasibility, and originality of the idea, as well as the capability and qualifications of the individual(s) to carry the idea to research and policy brief phases.
As part of the assessment process, shortlisted candidates may be interviewed by members of the selection committee. Only successful applicants will be contacted. The names of the winners will be announced on the Global Affairs Canada website by June 30, 2020.
If you have other questions about this call after reading the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please send them to IPIC-CIPI.POR@international.gc.ca. Please note however that Global Affairs Canada cannot provide personalized advice to applicants on their individual situations or the relevance of their research to the themes of the competition. We are only able to offer general clarification of the information contained in the call for proposals.
Process and Timeline
|Call for proposals launch
|May 15, 2020
|Assessment of applications
|May – June 2020
|Selection of the ten winning entries
|Late June 2020
|Global Affairs Canada and SSHRC announce the winners
|Virtual workshop for IPIC winners to discuss their projects with representatives of relevant Global Affairs Canada divisions
|TBD Summer 2020
|Policy briefs due
|TBD Late Fall 2020
|½ day Prep Session for IPIC Winners
|Ideas Symposium to present final research products to Government of Canada Officials at Global Affairs Canada
Additional information can be found here.