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


ANSER Graduate Student Research Award

The purpose of the ANSER award is to foster and acknowledge graduate research excellence in the field of nonprofits and the social economy in Canada.

Please note the timelines: Nomination Deadline: November 20, 2009
Review and award announcement: January, 2010
Presentation and research profile by recipients: ANSER Conference
, June 2 - 4, 2010 at Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

  • Any full-time Landed Immigrant or Canadian graduate student who is focusing on nonprofit and social economy research
  • Applications may be submitted in French or English

Selection criteria:

a. Research scholarship
b. Quality of research
c. Relevance to nonprofits and the social economy
d. Contribution to policy, governance, or sustainability of nonprofits and the social economy

Application process:
Submission of the following by the deadline date:

i. A two page outline of the research question/ methodology/ research partners/ expected contribution/ relationship to nonprofits and the social economy/ research timetable

ii. A CV (4 pages maximum) to include stage of study/ expected completion date/ bursaries or funding/ publications/ research experience

iii. Letter of support from supervisor or other to comment on quality of research scholarship and relevance to nonprofit and social economy

Awards: There will be two annual awards of $2,500 each with an additional $2,500 (total) to support Award recipient travel to the ANSER Conference. Award recipients will be asked to profile their research at the ANSER Conference.

Funds for the ANSER Graduate Student Award have been made possible by the Institute for Nonprofit Studies, Mount Royal College.

For more information contact:

Peter R. Elson

ANSER Awards Committee
c/o Institute for Nonprofit Studies
Mount Royal College

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW,
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6
(403) 440-8722

Best of luck!

Suzanne Cook