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Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Comité permanent des ressources humaines, du développement des compétences, du développement social et de la condition des personnes handicapées
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UPDATE: House of Commons Committee Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Centennial Flame Research Award
Ottawa, April 24, 2023 -
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (the Committee) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Centennial Flame Research Award.
According to the Centennial Flame Research Award Act, the award will be granted by the Committee to a Canadian with a disability, to conduct research and to prepare a report on the contributions of one or more persons with disabilities to the public life of Canada or the activities of Parliament.
The report of the award recipient will be presented to the Committee and will be included as part of the Committee’s report on the Administration of the Centennial Flame Research Award Act, which is tabled in both Houses of Parliament.
For 2023, the amount awarded will be $7,500. Funding for the award is collected from the fountain of the Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill, where visitors regularly toss coins for good luck, as well as from monetary donations made to the Centennial Flame Research Award Fund.
- be a Canadian citizen;
- identify as a person with a disability; and
- apply as an individual.
How to apply
Applicants must submit the following information to the Clerk of the Committee by email:
1. A cover letter that, in no more than 1,000 words:
- describes who they are and identifies their disability;
- indicates their work or research experience, community involvement or other relevant experience;
- proposes their research subject, which must relate to the contributions of one or more disabled persons to the public life of Canada or to the activities of Parliament;
- describes their research methodology; and
- indicates the significance or impact of the proposed research. For example, this could include things such as the intended outcome of the research, or how it will be used or shared.
2. A letter of support for their application from a person of choice who is not the subject of the research. This letter should indicate the referee’s relationship to the applicant, and the referee’s occupation or credentials.
3. Proof of Canadian citizenship.
All documents must be submitted and postmarked on or before Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
For more information, consult the Committee’s website or contact the Clerk of the Committee.