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.
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/studies-etudes/research-recherche.aspx?lang=eng

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.
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/studies-etudes/conference.aspx?lang=eng

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.
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/studies-etudes/doctoral-doctorat.aspx?lang=eng

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.
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/studies-etudes/enrichment-complement.aspx?lang=eng

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:
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/studies-etudes/programs-programmes.aspx?lang=eng

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.

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