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.
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)
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 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).
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 February 2009 (decision within 28 days).
Maximum Length: 1000 words.
Two letters of recommendation from appropriate referees are 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
Applications should be sent by email, please (including referees’ letters),
to: [log in to unmask]
If further information is required, please contact Jodie Robson,
Administrator, British Association for Canadian Studies, tel: 020 7862 8687
/ 01289 387331 / mobile 07967 374554; email: [log in to unmask]