International Policy Ideas Competition

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) have teamed up to present the 2017 International Policy Ideas Challenge. The objective of this competition is to identify and present innovative ideas relating to Canada’s international policy under Global Affairs Canada’s mandate. This competition is aimed at Masters and PhD students, as well as civil society researchers. Ten winning entries will be selected.

Those who are interested are invited to submit brief proposals that do not exceed 750 words. Proposed solutions should connect or bridge the gap between foreign policy, trade, and/or international development. This should then be linked to at least one of the six priority themes identified by GAC. The full list can be found online at Eligible applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

The application package must include the proposal (signed by the lead researcher), curriculum vitae, and transcripts for the current or most recent degree of the lead researcher, and a confidential letter of reference from a supervisor familiar with the lead researchers work.

The application deadline is March 13th, 2017 and selection of the ten winning entries will be announced in April of 2017. For additional information head over to

Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 21, February 7th, 2017.