The Canadian Purchasing Research Foundation (CPRF) has launched a new set of student awards for the best research papers dealing with Canadian supply chain management.
The awards will recognize research focused on leading-edge developments, best practices or innovation in supply chain management. They are open to Masters or PhD-level students at any Canadian university.
The papers—which should range from 3,000 to 5,000 words in length—will be evaluated based on relevance and usefulness for supply chain practitioners, as well as their overall contribution to the field of practice.
CPRF president Don Patterson, CPP, explained the rationale behind the creation of the awards.
“The new awards will recognize research that expands the knowledge base in purchasing and supply chain management and helps to influence strategic business practices,” he said.
“At the same time, they are meant to encourage graduate students to focus their education in supply chain management and increase the number of academics specializing in the field at Canadian universities.”
First prize is worth $2,000; second and third prize winners will receive $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.
This year’s submission deadline is April 1, 2010. For more information, visit the CPRF’s website.