Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Competitions and More
Make the most of your time as a graduate student by getting your research out there. Every year there are hundreds of conferences, funding opportunities, competitions and calls for papers available to you in Canada and abroad. Conferences are an amazing way to network, share your research and learn about cutting-edge developments in your field. Plus, there are lots of funding opportunities that can help you attend, including our UMGSA Conference Grant. See below for current listings of conferences, funding opportunities, and more.
The UMGSA provides these listings as a service, but we have not vetted and do not endorse them.
To advertise a conference, funding opportunity or competition relevant to University of Manitoba graduate students here, contact Jayne at email@example.com.
Pradeep Khare Memorial Scholarship
The Pradeep Khare Memorial Scholarship is available to an international student from India who is studying or will be studying at the graduate level in Canada. These requirements reflect Pradeep Khare’s journey to Canada who passed away three years ago. Please note we have extended the deadline to August 6th.
Please visit the Khare website for scholarship requirements and details about the application process: ic-impacts.com/khare.
Scholarship amount: $2,500 (possible second place award as well consistent with prior years).
Deadline to apply: August 6th, 2018 (extended from original date of July 27th per poster and website.
Scholarship requirements: ic-impacts.com/khare/scholarship-requirements
CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research
The CRTC is proud to co-sponsor the CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research with the Canadian Communication Association (CCA). The Prize was launched in 2015 to encourage a new generation of academics to contribute to Canada’s public policy development through research on emerging issues in information and communication studies.
Canadian graduate students and post-doctoral researchers at universities in Canada and abroad are encouraged to submit papers on cross-cutting themes in Canadian information and communication studies, such as the following:
- Canadian content on TV and online (production, distribution, funding, “discoverability,” etc.)
- Media concentration and democracy
- Telecommunications and the digital divide
- Technological changes and their impact on society
- Other relevant themes
- Monetary awards in three categories:
- PhD candidates: $2,500
- Master’s degree candidates: $1,500
- Postdoctoral researchers: $1,000
- Travel to the CCA Conference and to the conference of the Canadian chapter of the International Institute of Communications (IIC)
- Publication of winning papers in both official languages on the CRTC website
- Presentation of winning papers before CRTC Commissioners and other federal policy makers
The total estimated value of the Prize ranges from approximately $8,000 to $10,000 per winner.
- Students enrolled in a graduate program at a Canadian university
- Canadian students (including permanent residents and landed immigrants) enrolled in a graduate program at a university in another country
- Canadian post-doctoral researchers (including permanent residents and landed immigrants) affiliated with a Canadian university
Applicants must become fully-paid members of the CCA.
How to submit your paper
Papers must be:
- Submitted in English or French;
- Between 6,000 and 8,000 words (bibliography and appendices included);
- Presented in a recognized scholarly format; and
- Sent by email to the Vice-President of the CCA.
The application deadline for the 2019 Prize is:
Friday, January 25, 2019.
(before midnight EST)
The 2019 CRTC Prize will be presented at the 2019 CCA Annual Meeting.
For more detailed information about the CRTC Prize, please consult the terms of reference on the CCA website.
If you have any questions, please contact the Vice-President of the CCA.
2018 Winning Papers
- Master’s category: Kris Joseph, University of Alberta. “Analysis of Canadian Wireless Spectrum Auctions: Licence Ownership and Deployment in the 700 MHz, 2500 MHz and 3500 MHz Frequency Ranges”
- PhD category: Sylvia Blake, Simon Fraser University. “Diversity for everyone? Mapping the evolution of broadcast diversity objectives in the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV proceedings”
- Research category: Julia Szwarc, University of Ottawa. “Indigenous Broadcasting and the CRTC: Lessons from the Licensing of Native Type B Radio”
2017 Winning Paper
PhD category: Simon Claus, Université du Québec à Montréal. “Canadian broadcast policy: from Marconi to Netflix”
2016 Winning Papers
- Master’s category: Daniel Mackwood, University of Toronto. “The Petition to the Governor in Council procedure: Canada’s wholesale broadband policies, the appeal mechanisms that challenge them, and broader regulatory trajectories” (PDF)
- PhD category: Daniela Mastrocola, York University and Ryerson University. “Another One Bites the Dust? The Transition from CHRY 105.5FM to VIBE105” (PDF)
- Post-doctorate category: Mary Elizabeth Luka, York University. “Scratching the surface: Rethinking the roots of Canadian communication policy” (PDF)
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Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris FSMP
Are you a mathematician or a computer scientist who has always wanted to live in Paris? The Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris FSMP offers scholarships for Masters degrees in Math and fundamental computer sciences, and offers 20 PhD thesis awards (from Fall 2018) in Math and fundamental computer sciences. FSMP federates 14 laboratories in mathematical sciences, 23 Inria teams, and gathers more than 1800 researchers among which 900 permanents, involving 5 Fields medalists, 20 members of Academy of Science, and many recipients of national and international awards. These programs are dedicated to international students without any nationality restriction (Canadian students are eligible).
The Canadian scientific community has a fantastic opportunity right now to shape the future of Canadian research for the better, and they need your help! Federal funding for fundamental research in Canada has been declining significantly over the past decade. Sign their letter and find out what you can do to help here.