The Subcommittee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, invites consumers with disabilities across Canada to apply for the 2005 Centennial Flame Research Award. According to the Centennial Flame Research Award Act, this monetary award is offered each year to a person with a disability to enable him or her to conduct research and prepare a report on the contributions of one or more Canadians with disabilities to the public life of Canada or the activities of Parliament. The award amounts to $4000. The award amount comes from money collected for the Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and from donations made to the Centennial Flame Research Award Fund. For your application to be considered, the following criteria must be met:
- The applicant must be a person with a disability.
- The applicant must submit proof of Canadian citizenship.
- The applicant must submit an outline in any medium of his or her proposed research project dealing with the contributions of a Canadian or Canadians with disabilities to public life in Canada or the activities of Parliament. The outline must explain the significance of these contributions and describe how the research will be undertaken.
The applicant must submit a letter of support for his or her application from a person of his or her choice other than the subject of the research.
All required documents must be sent to the Clerk of the Subcommittee and must be postmarked on or before April 29.
There are a list of requirements to review before making an application. The Subcommittee will select the recipient according to the set of criteria.
Those interested in more information may consult the Subcommittee’s Web site or the Office of the Clerk of the Subcommittee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.