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Emerging Leaders in the Social Economy Research Scholarship Program

The Canadian Social Economy Hub (CSEHub) is inviting proposals for research scholarships from practitioners and students under 30-years old(1) who are working in the Social Economy. This scholarship program is intended to promote original research by "emerging leaders" in the Social Economy that will advance knowledge for the sector, and enhance the capacity of successful candidates to further strengthen the Social Economy in academic and practitioner sectors in Canada.

The Program will provide scholarships of up to $3,000 per recipient towards salary replacement, national/international travel, or other actual costs of conducting research and producing a research report for publication by CSEHub. A review panel will assess proposals and make recommendations to the CSEHub Co-Directors who will select the scholarship recipients. The panel will be made up of representatives of the CSEHub board (including at least one academic), the Social Economy Student Network, and the Emerging Leaders Committee of the Canadian CED Network. These organizations will also act as a peer review panel for the scholarship recipients' research papers.

Awarding of scholarships is conditional upon the following:

The subject is relevant to the national policy research priorities of CSEHub
The research will benefit Canadians
The winners agree to submit a paper for publication by CSEHub within a timeline agreed upon by the CSEHub (no later than 4 months prior to August 2010).


Requirements for the proposal include:

  • Completed application (PDF)
  • CV listing all publications, previous research experience, and two references
  • Letter of application outlining interest in continued work in strengthening the Social Economy, the rationale for the research proposal, its relevance to the policy priorities of CSEHub, the arrangements that have been or can be made to ensure sufficient time for the research and writing process, a proposed budget (including costs to be covered by the award), and a description of how the report and research data/findings will be put to use by practitioners/actors in the Social Economy
  • Two letters of support for the proposal


Deadline for proposals is September 15, 2009. For more information, or to submit a proposal, please email secoord@uvic.ca, or visit the website: www.socialeconomyhub.ca. Proposals can also be faxed to (250) 853-3930 or mailed to CSEHub, TEF Building, University of Victoria, Room 214, 2300 McKenzie Ave., Victoria, BC, V8W 3R4
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1 Subject to variance by the review panel based on cultural or other rationale.

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