THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 1 NOVEMBER 2000.
This program is designed to assist individual academics in higher education institutions to UNDERTAKE SHORT TERM RESEARCH ABOUT CANADA or on aspects of Canada's relations with Central Europe. The purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding of Canada through publication abroad of pertinent articles in the scholarly press. The award assists with direct costs related to the research project, and, when a research trip to Canada is warranted, provides assistance towards international airfare and a weekly flat rate allowance.
Priority may be given to projects which relate to contemporary situations and issues which illuminate options for future developments; or which focus on Canada's relations with Central Europe. For those subjects such as geography which have a physical element, priority will be given to applications which demonstrate the humanities and social sciences aspect. (Purely scientific subjects such as physics, chemistry, medicine, engineering, etc. which would not lead to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada per se are not eligible, nor are proposals which focus exclusively on technological or methodological issues).
- be full-time members of the academic staff of a recognized institution of higher education or equivalent degree-granting institute; or scholars at research and policy planning institutes who undertake significant Canadian relations research projects; professors emeritus may also apply;
- hold a degree equivalent to a postgraduate qualification; applications will be considered from applicants without these formal qualifications only if successful research experience can be demonstrated;
Applicants must be proficient in either English or French.
- the applicant will personally apply for an award and will carry out his/her own research, which is neither part of contractual or commissioned research, nor part of his/her formal program of studies leading to a degree;
- awards are granted for work to be carried out in either the applicant's country of residence and/or Canada, and are intended to assist in defraying only direct costs related to a project, including return travel to Canada and related expenses, use of equipment (but not capital purchases), books, materials, secretarial services, computer consumables and, possibly, some publishing costs; no provision is made for released time stipends nor for overhead costs to the institution;
- the applicant will make all arrangements relating to the research project, including:
- two copies of the manuscript, of publishable quality and the length of a normal scholarly journal article, produced as a result of the research award will be sent to the Canadian Embassy, along with a summary in English or French, upon completion of the project, and no later than February 28, 2002. Failure to provide such manuscript by that date may result in the forfeiture of the final payment of the award. (One copy of the manuscript will be sent by the Canadian Embassy to the awards program administrators, the International Council for Canadian Studies, Ottawa, for possible onward transmission to the National Library of Canada; the other copy will be retained by the Canadian Embassy);
- the applicant will make every reasonable attempt to publish the research article on Canada produced as a result of an award; while not a condition of an award, sharing of the results in other form such as conferences and seminars is encouraged;
- the rights to the manuscript will remain the exclusive property of the researcher. When it is published, the researcher will provide two copies of the article to the Canadian Embassy, to be held as described above.
- a written statement which confirms the applicant's eligibility and outlines his/her background, field(s) of specialization, and particular areas of interest in Canadian Studies;
- a concise curriculum vitae, highlighting relevant teaching, research, and publications;
- information regarding the applicant's ability in either of Canada's official languages (English and French);
- a written statement from the applicant stating that he/she will conform to all of the "Terms and Conditions" in section IV;
- a concise research proposal (maximum 2,000 words) which will:
- a summary (100 words) of the research proposal mentioned above;
- a detailed budget, as outlined in Sections III and IV, providing details of other funding sources (in cash or in kind), and specifying the amount requested under this program;
- the names and addresses of two referees, one of whom should be from other than the applicant's own academic institution, who have been requested to submit confidential letters of recommendation DIRECT to the Canadian Embassy by the deadline for submission of applications. Letters of recommendation should explain the referees' professional relationship to the applicant and testify to:
(Referees may be contacted by the Canadian Embassy for additional comment, if necessary).
- an address to which communications about an eventual award may be directed.
Pertinent criteria will be:
The International Academic Relations Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, in Ottawa, will make final decisions following review of complete applications and recommendations of the pre-selection jury. All applicants will be notified in writing of the results of their application, normally within 90 days of the deadline for submission of applications.
An instalment of 85% of the award will be paid to successful applicants after receipt by the Canadian Embassy of the signed Grant Agreement. The remaining 15% of the award will be paid upon completion of the project and receipt by the Canadian Embassy of the related manuscript, of publishable quality and the length of a normal scholarly journal article, and an indication of plans or prospects for publication in the scholarly press.
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For more information on the above program, please contact the Canadian Embassy in your country or consult
the ICCS Web Site at http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/gc/e-cs-gen.html