The Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) and the Office of the Chief Science Advisor (OCSA)
The objective of this initiative is to strengthen the connections between Canada’s scientific and political communities, enable a two-way dialogue and promote mutual understanding. This initiative aims to help scientists become familiar with policy making at the political level, and for parliamentarians to explore using scientific evidence in policy making. This initiative is not meant to be an advocacy exercise and will not include any discussion of science funding or other forms of advocacy.
The Science Meets Parliament model is adapted from the successful Australian program held annually since 1999. Similar initiatives exist in the EU, the UK and Spain.
CSPC’s program aims to benefit the parliamentarians, the scientific community and, indirectly, the Canadian public.
This program is scheduled to take place in Ottawa on May 6 and 7, 2024, subject to Parliament being in session and in person.
Tier II Canada Research Chair – Researchers who currently hold a Tier II Canada Research Chair position and are affiliated with a Canadian research institution (Tier II Canada Research Chair status must be announced by October 11, 2023).
Indigenous Principal Investigator – Indigenous Principal Investigator (priority will be given to researchers who are independent investigators affiliated with academic research institutions).
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship – Researchers who currently hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship and are affiliated with a Canadian research institution (Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship status must be announced by October 11, 2023).
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
The deadline to apply has been extended from October 11, 2023, to November 9, 2023.