How to Participate?
To participate, researchers must first select a Canadian charity or NGO and then design a research proposal that will help make a difference to that charity or NGO. The researcher volunteers their services for the competition and there is no fee for either the researcher or the charity to participate. Social issues to be addressed by the research done by contest participants needs to fall into one or more of the following categories:
– Gender equality
– Impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities
– Access to justice
– Access to education
– Improving the lives of persons with disabilities
– Improving the lives of children
– Environmental & Climate change
– Integration and diversity
To enter your research proposal submission, please complete the Research Got Talent 2023 – Entry Form and submit to [email protected] by end of day on June 9, 2023.
Research proposals are due on June 9, 2023 and the winner will be announced on June 16, 2023. Canada’s winners will have about 13 weeks to execute their proposed research to be completed for submission by early September 2023. The completed project, along with a 10 minute video created by the entrants on their research, will be entered by CRIC into ESOMAR’s global competition by September 23rd, 2023.
Canada’s winning entry will once again be supported by The Logit Group and Maru, who will be generously donating fieldwork support (hosting/programming/sample) to the winning team who will then be judged at the global level.
Get Inspired by Past Winners
Watch this ESOMAR Nominations event video to get inspired and make your submission. The video includes 2021’s Canada winners Vinca Merriman, currently a program evaluation and performance measurement specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and Swati Garg, a Senior UX Researcher at Scotiabank Digital. Canada’s winning team conducted research on behalf of The Citizens’ Foundation Canada (TCF Canada), a Canadian charity that provides educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Pakistan. The winners for 2022 RGT are Stella Igweamaka, CAIP and Nana Appah, who completed “The Adultification of Black Girls and its implications for a Multicultural Community” in partnership with the Edmonton-based Black Canadian Women in Action (BCWA), who are the young researchers referenced earlier featured on CBC, Global News and other media outlets.
Watch more presentation and video entries of winners from past years: https://esomar.org/initiatives/research-got-talent.
Have Questions? Attend the Information Session
Register below to view the RGT2023 online information session recorded live on Friday, May 5, at 1 pm Eastern Time. We were fortunate to have the previous winners of RGT 2021 and 2022 share their experience including tips on their winning entries and how they chose their charities.
Still have questions? Need help connecting a charity? Contact us at [email protected].