TORONTO, May 4, 2022. The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) is working closely with ESOMAR and the Certified Analytics and Insights Professionals of Canada (CAIP Canada) to bring the 2022 Research Got Talent competition back to Canada and reward innovative submissions from young professionals across the country looking to make a difference with their research for a charity. All CRIC member companies and CAIPs are encouraged to share this opportunity with young researchers and support their journey to finding success in this competition! Last year’s national winners from Canada were supported by Ipsos Canada, their employer at that time.
What is Research Got Talent (RGT)?
Research Got Talent (RGT) is a global competition that offers young researchers an opportunity to demonstrate how research can make a difference for a charity or NGO. This competition has had eight years of success showcasing the positive impact of the insights sector and helping give charities across the planet valuable research for their organizations.
Who can Participate?
This award competition, led by CRIC, CAIP Canada, and ESOMAR, encourages young researchers (aged 18-35 years) to support charities / non-profit organizations by solving critical social issues with innovative research. Young researchers can participate individually or in a team of two.
How to Participate?
To participate, interested 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. There is no fee for either the researcher or the charity to participate. We recognize that finding a charity can be challenging so we have reached out to several charities who would welcome the support of young researchers. Reach out to [email protected] for help connecting with a charity or NGO.
The budget for the research must not exceed the value of C$30,000.
Research proposals are due on May 30, 2022 and the winner will be announced on June 7, 2022. Canada’s winners will need to execute their proposed research by August 23, 2022, and their project will be entered into ESOMAR’s global competition.
To enter your submission, please complete the Research got talent 2022 – Entry Form and submit to [email protected] by end of day on May 30, 2022.
2021 Canada 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.