MIRRA Network – Call For Policy and Research Briefs
We are looking to publish short (1000-1500 words) synopses of subjects pertaining to migration in remote and rural areas in Canada and internationally. These can be in one of two formats:
- Policy Briefs will be intended for academic, government and community audiences and pertain to a matter of direct relevance for policy makers on matters of rural and remote area migration. Policy Briefs may be based on the author’s existing and ongoing research and have a readily discernible ‘policy angle’ for government or community bodies.
- Research Briefs will be intended for a broad audience and pertain to a wide range of matters in the area of rural and remote area migration. Research briefs may be based on the author’s existing and ongoing research but may not have a readily discernible ‘policy angle.’
Distribution: MIRRA Policy and Research Briefs will appear on the RPLC website and will be easily distributable.
PhD Students and Early Career Scholars- Stipend Available: We particularly encourage PhD students and early career scholars to consider publishing their work in this format.
MIRRA can offer a maximum $500 stipend to PhD students and early career scholars who produce a policy or research brief to appear in the series. Early career scholars are defined as those who have completed a PhD within the last five years but do not currently hold a regular academic position. The amount available may be less depending on the number of applicants.
Have an idea for a policy or research brief? Please submit a 250 word abstract to MIRRA Network Lead Dr. Ray Silvius of the University of Winnipeg at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31st , 2018.