Student Policy Capacity Building Program

Funding Opportunity for Graduate Students!

The deadline for this funding opportunity has closed. Applicants will be notified around August 24.


Building Community Resilience conference organizers are delighted to announce a unique funding and training opportunity for graduate students! As part of the upcoming conference, the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation ( is organizing an opportunity for graduate students to build networks with senior rural scholars and leading rural policy analysts and knowledge mobilizers and to prepare a policy brief for publication in an edited volume on a topic of their choice related to the conference. Through the program, each graduate student will be paired with a senior scholar and a senior policy-maker/knowledge disseminator to provide guidance, enhance networking, and strengthen the policy brief output. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a capacity building session on policy brief writing in advance of the conference.

Participating students would be provided funds to offset their travel expenses to attend the Building Community Resilience conference in Summerside from September 16-19, 2015. The deadline for application is August 17, 2015. This program is made possible through funding received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. If you have any questions about this program please contact Ryan Gibson at