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Young Researchers – Showcase Your Talent While Helping a Canadian Charity

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 for help  connecting with a charity or NGO.

The budget for the research must not exceed the value of C$30,000.

Key Deadlines

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 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.

Fieldwork Sponsors

Canada’s winning entry will once again be supported by The Logit Group and Maru, who will be generously donating fieldwork support (hosting/programming/sample) to the winning team who will then be judged at the global level.

RGT Winners Receive Local and Global Recognition

The competition offers young researchers an opportunity to showcase their work on both the local and global stages while making a meaningful difference to their chosen charity or NGO.

The Canadian winner (or winning team) will receive a free entry into the upcoming ESOMAR Congress in Toronto and an ESOMAR YES Membership. They will also represent Canada in the global competition.

The Global winner of the 2022 RGT competition will receive free entry to the 2023 ESOMAR Global Congress and will gain exposure to leading global brands and organizations.

Have Questions? Attend the Information Session

Attend the CRIC RGT2022 free online webinar-style information session on Friday, May 06, at noon Eastern Time, to learn more about participating in this competition. If you can’t attend this information session, a playback recording will be made available to all the webinar registrants.  You can also send questions at anytime to

About CRIC

The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) is Canada’s voice of the research, analytics, and insights profession both domestically and globally. CRIC represents the highest standards, ethics and best practices; provides effective promotion and advocacy of the industry; serves as a source of information and thought leadership; and is a forum for collective industry action. For more information, visit or contact Arundati Dandapani at or John Tabone at 

About CAIP Canada

The Certified Analytics and Insights Professionals of Canada is the professional body for Canada’s Certified Analytics and Insights Professionals (CAIPs). Its mission is to power the success of businesses and organizations by ensuring that CAIPs have the competencies needed to unlock the power of data while maintaining the highest ethical standards that protect the public trust. CAIP Canada is supported and endorsed by the Canadian Research Insights Council and the CAIP is globally endorsed by ESOMAR. For more information, visit or contact Arundati Dandapani at or Robert Wong at .

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