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3MT Challenge

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) challenge competition is an opportunity for graduate students to talk about why their research matters in a compelling (and challenging) 180 second pitch format.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Science Action

Science Action challenges you to create a short, creative video that will get Canadians excited about science and engineering research.
Submission deadline: January 18, 2019.

First prize of $3500, second prize of $3000, third prize of $2750 and runner up prize of $2500. Explaining research in 60 seconds takes skill, talent and planning. Get inspired and watch winning videos here!

SSHRC’s Storytellers

SSHRC’s Storytellers is a spoken word video challenge to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives. Three minutes or 300 words.
Submission deadline: January 31, 2019, at 5 p.m. (Eastern).

Top 25 finalists receive $3,000 cash prize, Congress registration & lodging, communications master class.

The 2018 Brock finalists include Aly Bailey, & Candace Couse. 

Watch videos of the 2016 SSHRC Storyteller winners. The story should be creative, push boundaries, surprise them with something new, compelling and clear. For more details view the Storytellers’ Challenge PowerPoint

Science Exposed

Science Exposed is a photographic competition organized by NSERC and devoted exclusively to images of scientific research.
Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
3 jury prizes of $2000 and a peoples choice prize of $1000. Find out more details about Science Exposed here.  See 2016 finalist, research team lead by Brock bioligist Glenn Tattersall image (entitled, ‘Burning Love’ ) and story in the Brock News

International Policy Ideas Challenge

Global Affairs Canada, in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is pleased to announce the fourth edition of the International Policy Ideas Challenge. The objective of the program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada.The program offers applicants a chance to test their skills at translating academic expertise into policy language. Applicants are invited to submit brief proposals.

Call for Proposals DEADLINE:  March 29, 2019  Full contest rules can be found on the Global Affairs Canada website.