CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research

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Deadline to participate in the 2017 edition has been extended to February 3, 2017.

Supporting a new generation of leaders in Communications Policy research

The CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research was launched, in June 2015, to encourage a new generation of researchers to contribute to Canada’s public policy development, relating to information and communication.
The first-ever winners of the CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research, honoured in May 2016, are:

Creating Capacity

Inspired by the desire to build stronger ties between academia and policy makers, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is proud to sponsor, with the Canadian Communications Association (CCA), the advancement of research on emerging issues in communication studies.

Prize Offerings

  • Three monetary awards (Master’s $1,500, PhD $2,500, Postdoc $1,000)
  • Travel to the CCA Conference in Toronto 2017 and the International Institute of Communications (IIC) Canada Conference in Ottawa 2017
  • Publication and translation of winning papers on the CRTC website
  • Presentation of winning papers before CRTC Commissioners and other federal policy makers

Participate in the 2017 edition

Winning papers will be assessed on their contributions to cross-cutting themes in Canadian information and communication policy studies. For eligibility and full submission details, please refer to the CCA website at

Submission deadline:
February, 3, 2017

For more information
CCA website:

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgi - 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine