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The Prix du Québec takes on particular significance in 2008, the year in which Québec City will celebrate its 400th anniversary, and BACS and the Québec Delegation in London look forward to receiving a strong application for these prestigious prizes. All applications are welcome, including those from applicants unsuccessful in recent previous competitions.

The Prix du Québec consists of two awards of £1,000 (each) offered by the Québec Government Office in London and administered by BACS. It is designed to assist researchers based in the UK to carry out research related to Québec in the areas of the humanities and social sciences 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.

One award will be given in each of the following categories:
  • Masters and doctoral students
  • Researchers and academic staff (including postdoctoral researchers)
Please note that non-academic members of BACS and its specialist groups may also apply. The award is not intended to be used to cover tuition fees for postgraduate study. Applicants are expected to be members of the British Association for Canadian Studies (they may join at time of application).

The awards will be presented during the Annual conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies in April, and successful applicants will be expected to present a paper on the outcome of their research at the next BACS annual conference. It is expected that the award will be acknowledged in any subsequent publication(s).

Application procedure below.

Prix du Quebec winners 2006 (there was no award in 2007)

Heather Norris Nicholson, Manchester Centre for Regional History, Manchester Metropolitan University, 'Old world traditions ... romance’ and modernity: Cunard’s transatlantic travel films, c.1920 - 35

Student award:
Ruth Kircher, Queen Mary, University of London, Language attitudes in Québec

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) CV should be included.

Deadline: 1 February 2008 (decision within 28 days).

Maximum Length: 1000 words.

Referees: two letters of recommendation from appropriate referees are also required and should be sent with the application, as email attachments, on headed paper. Referees should address the merits of the proposal and the ability of the applicant to successfully carry out the research.

The completed application should be sent by email, please, to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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