Deadline: Bertram Scholarships 2020

In recognition of the growing importance of good governance to all Canadian institutions, the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research is offering annual Bertram Scholarships of $15,000  500 Internal Server Error

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To qualify for the scholarship, the doctoral research project should focus on a topic directly related to organizational governance, including for example:

  • The importance of effective boards in enabling good decision-making and improving the functioning of Canadian institutions;
  • Governance issues of interest to Canadian boards of public, private, government-agency and not-for-profit organizations;
  • The role of corporate governance in enabling positive societal impacts;
  • Governance best practices through the Canadian perspective.

The following are examples of relevant topics, although by no means an exhaustive list:

  • Board’s role during black swan events (e.g. pandemic, financial distress)
  • Diversity beyond gender
  • Sustainability
  • Oversight of corporate culture
  • Cybersecurity/ IT governance/Data governance/Privacy
  • The board’s role in innovation
  • Board understanding of political risk
  • Board’s role in public policy

For full details on the Bertram Scholarship, visit the CFGR website. The deadline for applications is May 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST