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The CRDCN Emerging Scholars Grant

We are pleased to introduce the CRDCN Emerging Scholars Grant, a $1,000 grant to Ph.D. students who are undertaking thesis-related research in one of the 30 RDCs or branches at universities across the country.
 
 
From its inception in 2001, training of the next generation of social science and health researchers has been an integral part of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network’s mission. By facilitating the development of researchers’ skills and expertise in data manipulation and statistical analysis, the Network has become a resource through which students acquire cutting-edge skills and knowledge to inform their learning, research and future employment.
 
As part of our growing inventory of offerings to support the training of highly qualified personnel, we are pleased to introduce the CRDCN Emerging Scholars Grant, a $1,000 grant to Ph.D. students who are undertaking thesis-related research in one of the 30 RDCs or branches at universities across the country. Students can hold both this grant and other ones for which they may be eligible from other funders simultaneously. 
 
The grant is designed to raise the profile of the CRDCN among students and faculty across departments and across the country. We aim to create a greater sense of belonging and community among emerging scholars across a broad range of disciplines so as to promote career long engagement with the RDCs and the Network.
 
Grantees will be recognized as CRDCN Emerging Scholars and will be encouraged to present their research results at the annual conference or other CRDCN sponsored events, when feasible and appropriate.
 
Eligibility criteria
 
Each applicant must satisfy the following criteria, prior to applying for the grant:
  • Be a Ph.D. student enrolled full-time in a Canadian university;
  • Have successfully completed the Ph.D. comprehensive examinations for his/her program of study; and
  • Have an approved RDC-based research project related to her or his Ph.D. dissertation.
 
Each applicant is required to:
  • Submit a complete application, online, through the CRDCN website;
  • Provide a letter from his/her Ph.D. supervisor confirming that:
    • she/he is enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a Canadian university; 
    • he/she has successfully completed all comprehensive examinations;
    • her/his thesis proposal has been approved and that at least one chapter will use RDC data.
  • Sign a release allowing the CRDCN to use her/his photo and research abstract for communication purposes.

 

Each grantee is required to:

  • Acknowledge the use of the RDC and the support of the CRDCN in her/his thesis and other outputs (e.g. conference presentation, scientific publication, etc.) related to the research conducted in the RDC (CRDCN Emerging Scholars designation).
  • Inform the CRDCN when his/her thesis has been successfully submitted; and 
  • Attend, as feasible and appropriate, the CRDCN annual conference and/or other CRDCN sponsored events to present his/her research results.