2013 Call for Doctoral Research Proposals

Application Deadline: May 12th 2013


The Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards have been established to promote Canadian-based research on corporate governance and build Canada’s corporate governance research capacity by encouraging the next generation of young scholars.


To qualify to apply for a Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Award you must be a full-time student registered at a recognized Canadian university in September 2013. You must be entering at least your third year of a doctoral program that includes significant original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a dissertation or major scholarly publication. You must not have exceeded the allowable number of years already spent in doctoral study, as set out by your university, and you must be pursuing your first PhD. You must not have previously been awarded a Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Award.

Value and Duration

The annual awards of up to $15,000 are to be expended by November 2014 and will be used to support the direct costs of the doctoral student’s research.

Targeted Areas of Research

Research proposals should address questions within one or more of the following targeted areas of research:

  1. Corporate governance issues of practical interest to Canadian directors and boards of Canadian public, private, government-agency and not-for-profit organizations;
  2. Corporate governance best practices through the Canadian perspective; and
  3. The role of directors in the governance process and the criteria deemed necessary to be an effective director.

More Information

For more information about the Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards program, please visit: www.cfgr.ca/research-grants/how-to-apply.php