MP Larry Miller Encourages Canadians to Apply for 2012 Centennial Flame Research Award

September 20, 2012

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2012

MP Larry Miller Encourages Canadians to Apply for 2012 Centennial Flame Research Award

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is encouraging Canadians with disabilities to apply for the 2012 Centennial Flame Research Award.

The Centennial Flame Research Award is a monetary award 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.

To be selected for the award one must meet the following criteria:

· The applicant must be a person with a disability and must submit proof of Canadian citizenship

· The applicant must submit an outline of their proposed research. The outline must explain the significance of the contributions and describe how the research will be undertaken. The applicant must also submit a letter of support for his or her application from a person of his or her choice.

The award for 2012 is valued at $5750 and comes from the money collected from the Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill as well as donations to the Centennial Flame Research Award Fund.

Those interested in applying should send all required documents to the Clerk of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of the Persons with Disabilities at HUMA@parl.gc.ca. For more information please consult the Committee Website or contact the Office of the clerk of the committee.

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