Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Prix du Québec 2012


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Québec Government Office in London, for this year only the amount of the prize has been increased.

In 2012, the Prix du Québec will consist of two awards of £2,000 (each) offered by the Québec Government Office in London 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. All applications are welcome, including those from applicants unsuccessful in recent previous competitions.

One award will be given in each of the following categories:

● Masters and doctoral students
● Researchers and academic staff (including postdoctoral researchers)

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) but need not have an institutional affiliation.

The awards will be presented during the Annual Conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies in March, 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

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: 15 March 2012 (decision within 28 days).

Maximum Length: 1000 words.

A letter of recommendation, on headed paper, from an appropriate referee is also required and should be sent with the application. 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. Any Award will be paid through the Research Office of the applicant’s institution.

Applications should be sent by email, please, to: bacs@canadian-studies.org

If further information is required, please contact Jodie Robson, Administrator, British Association for Canadian Studies, tel: 01289 387331 / mobile 07967 374554; email: bacs@canadian-studies.org

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