CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research

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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.

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 2018 CCA Conference in Regina and the 2018 International Institute of Communications (IIC) Canada Conference in Ottawa
  • 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 2018 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:
January, 26, 2018

For more information
CCA website:

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