The CNIE-RCIÉ Graduate Student Stipend Awards Committee invites graduate students to submit proposals for consideration for a 2010-2011 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Graduate Student Stipend Award. For purposes of this competition, research will be broadly defined.

The goal of this award is to promote graduate student research in distance, online and distributed education theory and practice. The research stipend competition is open to all graduate student members of CNIE who are actively engaged in research associated with a project, thesis, or dissertation at the Masters or Ph.D. level.  Submissions will be accepted in either French or English.

The amount of money available for the award is dependent upon the sponsors’ contributions and will vary on a yearly basis. Depending on the submissions received and the annual monies available, this may result in one award or several awards of lesser amounts. Examples of eligible costs are indicated in the submission guidelines.

The entry form and the requested information should be submitted electronically to the CNIE Secretariat at the e-mail address indicated on the entry form. Five copies of any supporting documentation that cannot be sent or accessed electronically should be appropriately copied (CD, DVD, etc.) and mailed to the Secretariat office (see address below). The emailed submission must indicate that other materials will follow by mail.

The submission deadline is 25 February 2011. See the attached submission guidelines and entry form for further information and evaluation criteria.

The Graduate Student Stipend Award will be presented at the CNIE-RCIÉ Conference to be held in Hamilton, Ontario, 15 – 18 May 2011. For more information about CNIE-RCIÉ, please visit their Web site ( Should you have any questions regarding the competition, please contact CNIE-RCIE (not me!).


Lorraine Carter and Bettina Brockerhoff-Macdonald
2011 Graduate Student Stipend Awards Committee


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