DEADLINE: National Essay Challenge-expression of interest | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

DEADLINE: National Essay Challenge-expression of interest

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The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is launching the 2020 National Essay Challenge (NEC) to support emerging scholars across Canadian universities in policy-relevant research. The NEC is designed to generate evidence-based insights on IRCC policies. It encourages graduate students to learn more about immigration research and policy, and it raises awareness about the availability of data and supporting resources.

The NEC is open to all disciplines and welcomes empirical research papers related to IRCC’s mandate using qualitative or quantitative methodologies. Graduate students with selected essays will be invited to present their research to policy makers in Ottawa (with travel paid) and will receive $500 towards attendance at an academic conference of their choice.

To join the NEC GCcollab group, email