International Policy Ideas Challenge


Likely in May 2024

Annual Value



Permanent Resident

Degree Level


SSHRC and Global Affairs Canada have partnered to launch the International Policy Ideas Challenge. Aimed at graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers from Canadian postsecondary institutions, the challenge provides each of the top six winning entries with a $3,000 award to develop and transform their ideas into policy briefs.

The challenge also provides laureates with coaching including access to subject matter experts, networking and skills development opportunities, which will culminate in presenting the resulting policy briefs to Canadian officials during the National Ideas Symposium.


Further Information

For details, including entry guidelines, see the IPIC call for submissions.


Read tips on applying, reference letters, statement of interest, reaching out to prospective supervisors, interviews and more in our Application Guide!