Prix du Québec 2015

The Prix du Québec consists of two awards of £1,000 (each) offered by the Government of Québec and administered by BACS. It is designed to assist researchers who are permanent UK-residents to carry out research related to Québec by facilitating a research visit to Québec. Projects that incorporate Québec in a comparative approach (at least 50% of the focus must be on Québec) are also eligible. The projects submitted should have a contemporary resonance, preferably with a focus on the 21st century. All applications are welcome, including those from applicants unsuccessful in recent previous competitions.

There will be two awards:
  • The first award will be aimed at researchers and academic staff (including postdoctoral researchers). Any project pertaining to the study of Québec will be eligible.
  • The second award will be aimed at B.A. students in their final year of studies, masters and doctoral students. In 2015, it will have a specific focus, i.e. projects dealing specifically with climate change, which is of great importance to the Government of Québec. 

The award is not intended to be used to cover tuition fees. Applicants are expected to be members of the British Association for Canadian Studies (they may join at time of application) but need not have an institutional affiliation.

The awards will be presented during the Annual Conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies in April 2014. It is expected that the award will be acknowledged in any subsequent publication(s).

Application procedure
Applicants should provide a brief outline of their proposed research (including methodology, contextual background, plan and outcomes). Successful applications will have the following characteristics:

(i) investigate issues concerning Quebec (includes comparative research where the focus on Quebec is at least 50%);
(ii) constitute an excellent research proposal (originality, coherence of arguments and methodology);
(iii) display applicant’s abilities to deliver research (previous relevant background, experience, publications, etc);
(iv) is of value to potential users outside or within the research community.

A brief (one-page max.) CV should be included.

Deadline: 17 April 2015.
Maximum Length: 1000 words.

A letter of recommendation, on headed paper, from an appropriate referee is also required and should be sent to the BACS Secretary, Professor Keith Syrett (e-mail address below). Referees should address the merits of the proposal and the ability of the applicant to successfully carry out the research. The referee’s letter may be sent by email as an attachment.

Applications should be sent by email, please, to: the BACS Secretary, Professor Keith Syrett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 17 April 2015.

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