Below are some of the programmes run by ICCS. There is more information, including application forms, on these and other programmes on the ICCS website.
Please note that there are new deadlines for submission of your application to BACS. These early deadlines are to allow for a primary adjudication process and applications received after the BACS' deadlines cannot be considered. The final deadlines for all applications to be received by BACS is 14 September with submission to ICCS by 24 November.
Enquiries about submission to BACS should be sent to the BACS office:
ICCS Publishing Fund
This fund assists foreign Canadianists by granting financial aid to a recognized scholarly or university press to publish scholarly monographs on Canada. Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Collections of poetry, novels, plays, magazine articles or conference proceedings are not eligible. Manuscripts consisting of previously published texts, such as excerpts of books or articles, are eligible if a third of the texts have not previously been published. The Fund may also grant financial assistance for the translation from English or French into a third language and from a third language into French or English. In this case, conditions and procedures remain the same, but instead of a manuscript the press will submit a published monograph that it would like to see translated. The Publishing Fund does not fund translations from English to French or from French into English. Please see the ICCS website for details. Deadline to ICCS: 24 November. Contact: Sylvie Prevost,
; Tel: 001 613 789 7834.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO BACS: Please note that applications for the Publishing Fund must be supported by BACS; please send a complete copy of your application to BACS by 14 September each year.
The ICCS Pierre Savard Awards
These Awards are designed to recognize and promote each year outstanding scholarly monographs on a Canadian topic. The awards form part of a strategy that is aimed at promoting, especially throughout the Canadian academic community, works that have been written by members of the Canadian Studies international network. The awards are intended to designate exceptional books, which, being based on a Canadian topic, contribute to a better understanding of Canada. There are two categories:
Book written in French or English; and Book written in a language other than French or English. For details see the ICCS website. Deadline to ICCS: 24 November. Requests for further information and submissions should be made to ICCS, 250 City Centre Ave, Ottawa ON, Canada K1R 6K7.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO BACS: Since each Association may only recommend one book, it is necessary to hold a preliminary competition. Please send your application with 3 copies of books for consideration to the BACS Office by 14 September.
Best Doctoral Thesis in Canadian Studies
This ICCS Award is designed to recognize and promote each year an outstanding PhD thesis on a Canadian topic, written by a member (or one of his/her students) of a Canadian Studies Association or Associate Member, and which contributes to a better understanding of Canada. The award forms part of ICCS's strategy aimed at fostering a new generation of Canadianists, and underlines the value of their theses. For full details see the ICCS website.
Deadline to ICCS: 24 November. Contact:
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO BACS: Please note that applications must be supported by BACS; please send your application with 3 copies of the thesis to be considered to BACS by 14 September each year.
Graduate Student Scholarships
To enable successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university or research site other than their own doing research related to their thesis or dissertation in the field of Canadian Studies. The scholarship is not intended to initiate a thesis or dissertation but rather to provide access to crucial scholarly information and resources in Canada in support of a thesis/dissertation that is close to or at the point of writing.
Application for these awards must be made through the British Association for Canadian Studies, who will make up to three nominations to ICCS. Applicants must be at the thesis or dissertation stage, and will require a letter of support from a faculty member of the Canadian university who has agreed to act as the student’s sponsor during tenure of the award, as well as a transcript or letter from the registrar of the UK university, confirming that the student is registered for full-time study. Further details and application form can be found on the ICCS website.
Successful applicants will be members of BACS and are expected to disseminate the outcome of their research at Canadian Studies events in the UK. BACS will require 4 copies of the application. Letters of support must be on university headed paper, but may be sent to BACS by email.
Deadline to ICCS: 24 November. Request for information should be addressed to: Canadian Studies Programs Assistant:
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO BACS: Please note that applications for the Graduate Student Scholarships must be supported by BACS; please send a complete copy of your application to BACS by 14 September each year.