Canadian Studies Grant Programs

The Canadian Government, through the Embassy in Washington, DC and its Consulates throughout the United States, supports research, conferences, teaching, and program activity related to Canada and/or Canada-U.S. relations. The Canadian Studies Grant Program encourages comparative research and teaching, faculty exchanges, student mobility, and collaboration between American and Canadian researchers. We also seek to build stronger ties between American and Canadian universities and colleges.

We ask that you forward this notice to faculty and doctoral students who may be interested in our grant program. More information on the grant program is available below.

We are particularly interested in projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada-U.S. relations. Such topics include:

  • North American economic competitiveness
  • Energy and environments
  • Security
  • Arctic issues

Students may be interested in one of the following grant programs:

Faculty Research Grant Program assists individual scholars or teams of scholars in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality with a focus on Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. Applications due: November 1, 2011.

Conference Grant Program supports conferences that address important and timely issues about Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. It is designed to assist an institution in holding a conference and publishing the resulting papers and proceedings in a scholarly fashion. Applications due: June 30, 2011.

Doctoral Student Research Award offers doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their dissertation research in Canada. The program is intended for students whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada. Applications due: December 1, 2011.

Faculty Enrichment Program provides faculty members an opportunity to develop or update a course with substantial Canadian content that will be offered as part of their regular teaching load. Applications due: December 1, 2011.

In 2010-11, the Canadian Studies Grant Program provided support to faculty, researchers, and graduate students at institutions across the U.S. More than 80 projects were funded on a wide range of topics and in many disciplines. Click here for a list of recent grant recipients and their projects.

For complete Grant Guidelines and information about our other grant programs, please visit:

Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their interest in the grant program with a Canadian government officer in their area.

We would like to encourage faculty and students to sign up for Canada Watch, a bi-weekly summary of the publications and commentaries from Canadian think tanks and research centers on a wide range of Canadian and Canada-U.S. issues and NewsCan, a weekly summary of news from Canada.

We appreciate your interest in Canadian Studies and thank you for sharing this information about the Canadian Studies Grant Program with your colleagues and students.

Evaluating & Improving Financial Literacy among Graduate Assistants- Deadline: June 15, 2011

Application Deadline: June 15, 2011
SAA Start Date: August 1, 2011

University Human Resources is seeking a Graduate Assistant to conduct a two year research and analysis project related to evaluating and improving the level of financial literacy of IU’s Graduate Assistants.

This project is funded by the TIAA-CREF Institute and the target audience would be approximately 4400 IU Graduate Assistants and post-docs (3800 at Bloomington, 600 at IUPUI). Suggested research will involve measuring and analyzing financial literacy that results from education as well as the impact of framing the concept of lifetime savings. This project may include a cross-disciplinary approach with TIAA-CREF Institute fellows from other Institutions including Dartmouth and Boston College.

Successful candidates will have project management experience, education and/or work experience in Finance or a related field, and may be pursuing a graduate degree from the Kelley School of Business or the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The expectation is that this position will work 15-20 hours per week; remuneration includes a $1,250 monthly stipend ($12,500 annual equivalent over 10 months) and health insurance. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of University Human Resources.

Questions may be directed to April Underwood at UHRS: or 812-856-6835. Please send a letter of application, resume and contact information for 3 references to:

International Enhancement Grants- Deadline: May 20, 2011 for fall 2011

To help students pursue academic training which adds or enhances an international component of their graduate degree program. Training activities supported include: enrollment in a foreign language or an area studies course not offered at IU; participation in a structured international internship or a formal training program or workshop on an international topic.

Awards: Up to $2,000

Deadlines: November 19, 2010 for spring 2011; February 18, 2011 for summer 2011; May 20, 2011 for fall 2011

Contact: Paul Fogleman, OVPIA, 201 North Indiana Avenue, IU Bloomington; Phone: 812-855-3948; Fax: 812-855-6271; E-mail:

Guidelines and Application:


American Indian Center of Indiana Scholarships- Apply ASAP

Applications accepted continuously.

The American Indian Center of Indiana (AICI) is offering multiple scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00, for Native students (graduate or undergraduate) enrolled in a University or College in Indiana.

Funds are available for summer school 2011 as well as for next school year. Apply ASAP to receive funding for summer school 2011. A tribal ID (federal or state tribe) is required for the application. Students who receive a scholarship remain eligible for funding in subsequent years. Funds must be applied to a balance in the student’s bursar account.

Applications are available at the First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, Weatherly Hall 203, 400 North Sunrise Drive, Office: 812-855-4814.

For Additional Information:
Mark Bush,, 317-917-8000, ext. 2.

American Indian Center of Indiana website: