The Social Economy Student Network brings together students interested in the Social Economy (such as nonprofits, co-operatives & social enterprises) in order to facilitate the formation of intellectually stimulating and diverse peer networks within and beyond the academic and research environment. It links students to one another from around the globe and fosters the growth of knowledge and information-sharing among members. To join, please send an email to Suzanne Cook at


Scholarship Opportunity

The Canadian Social Economy Hub (CSEHub) is inviting proposals for research scholarships from practitioners and students under 30‐years old1 who are working in the Social Economy. This scholarship program is intended to promote original research by “emerging leaders” in the Social Economy that will advance knowledge for the sector, and enhance the capacity of successful candidates to further strengthen the Social Economy in academic and practitioner sectors in Canada.

The Program will provide scholarships of up to $3,000 per recipient towards salary replacement, national/international travel, or other actual costs of conducting research and producing a research report for publication by CSEHub. A review panel will assess proposals and make recommendations to the CSEHub Co‐Directors who will select the scholarship recipients.

The following is due Sept 19, 2009:
1. Completed application (found on CSEHub website under ‘Sharing Your Research’) 2. CV listing all publications, previous research experience, and two references 3. Letter of application outlining interest in continued work in strengthening the Social Economy, the rationale for the research proposal, its relevance to the policy priorities of CSEHub, the arrangements that have been or can be made to ensure sufficient time for the research and writing process, a proposed budget (including costs to be covered by the award), and a description of how the report and research data/findings will be put to use by practitioners/actors in the Social Economy 4. Two letters of support

For more information, or to submit a proposal, please email, or visit the website: www.socialeconomyhub.