CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research: Terms of Reference


Description of awards

The total estimated value of the Prize ranges from approximately $6,000 to $8,000 per winner.

Each award includes:

Who is eligible?

How to participate

Winners will be asked to provide, in the official language of their choice, a short description of any images, including any charts and graphs, appearing in their prize-winning paper. This text provides alternative information for an image if a user cannot view it online (e.g., because of a slow connection, or if the user uses a screen reader) and is a required feature of all Government of Canada web publications.

Conflict of interest

CRTC employees are not eligible for the program. However, former CRTC employees (casual, term, and indeterminate) are eligible for the Prize as long as their contract with the CRTC ended one year prior to the submission deadline.

Selection committee

Selection criteria

Research projects selected by the committee must comply with the following criteria:

1) Engagement in the communications/information/media studies fields and the public interest:

2) Detailed, original approach:

3) Contribution to communications/information/media studies:

4) Potential opportunities for other research projects and relevance:

5) Maturity and sophistication of the argument:

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