Archive for November 29th, 2011


Canadian Studies Grant Program – Due Thursday!

November 29, 2011

I’m so sorry; I just found out about this today, and it’s due on Thursday. At any rate, you can keep it in mind for next year. The average success rate over the last three years was 24%, so you’ve got a pretty good chance of getting the award!

The Canadian Studies Grant Program Doctoral Student Research Award gives you up to US $10,000 to conduct dissertation research in Canada.

Copied from the announcement:

Doctoral Student Research Award
The Doctoral Student Research Award promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to give doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their research in Canada. We welcome efforts to integrate the research findings into the applicant’s conference presentations.
We support projects representing a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. We are particularly interested in projects that focus on policy, especially in these priority areas: North American economic competitiveness, energy and environment, security, and Arctic issues.

Applications will be considered in accordance with the procedures, guidelines and conditions described below. Over the past three years, applicants have had a 24 percent success rate.


This program is intended for doctoral students at accredited U.S. and Canadian four-year colleges and universities whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada or Canada–U.S. relations. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and should have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation when they apply for a grant. Applicants are ineligible to receive the same grant in two consecutive years.

Application deadline: December 1, 2011


Pitch for students to study in Canada

November 29, 2011

This morning I met with a representative of the Consulat General du Canada, who is visiting the campus to encourage students to study in Canada. She says that Canada would like to have as many US students as possible studying at their universities. She wants you to know that Canada has excellent research universities (very true), and the country does everything it can to make it easy for our students to move there. It’s even easy for you to find work off campus (or on campus) while you’re studying. Also, studying in Canada tends to be less expensive than studying at an American university.
She particularly wanted to promote the Fulbright Canada program. Those of you thinking about doing a Fulbright but unsure of where to go might consider Canada. The rep. I spoke with also noted that it’s easy for students to go to Canada on (one-year) Fulbrights to find ways to stay on.
Later I’ll be posting about a doctoral fellowship for research related to Canada.