Dalton Camp Award 2014

The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.

This year there will be one Award, open to all eligible entrants, consisting of a prize of $10,000, as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt.

In addition, a second Award consisting of a prize of $2,500 may be awarded, at the Selection Committee’s discretion, to the best essay by an entrant who is or was during the 2014 calendar year a student at a recognized post-secondary institution.

For twelve years now, FRIENDS has sponsored the Dalton Camp Award, an essay competition honouring the memory of a great Canadian journalist and political actor who, among his many achievements, was one of FRIENDS’ founders in 1985.

Last year this Award was increased to $10,000 in order to encourage more Canadians to think and write about the link between media and democracy.

The deadline for entries this year is November 15, 2014.

The official rules, past winning essays, a video biography on Dalton Camp, and other details about the Award are available from the Dalton Camp Award website:


CASCA: Richard F Salisbury Award

Here’s information for future reference as it is regarding doctoral level research.


Eligibility: Applications can be made by any student member of CASCA undertaking doctoral level research in the field of anthropology at a Canadian university. Preference will be given to those who have completed their comprehensive examinations, have approved thesis proposals and are within one year of beginning fieldwork. CASCA recognizes that some eligible candidates may not be studying in anthropology programs, however all candidates must be members of CASCA when making their applications. The intent of the award is to assist with fieldwork expenses.

Criteria: An outstanding academic record and an excellent research proposal with innovative scholarly import and social relevance.

Value: $2000

Deadline: All application materials must be submitted electronically by 1 February 2015

To:  Pauline McKenzie Aucoin – CASCA Secretary, rpaucoin@aol.com

Each application should include:
1. A Salisbury Award application form, signed, with items 2-4 attached
2. A curriculum vitae, including education history, Ph.D. courses, presentations, awards, honours, teaching, grants and publications (up to three pages).
3. A research proposal, including: theoretical framework, research problem/question, methodology, objectives, and social and scholarly significance (two pages).
4. A budget for research, including planned use of Award funds, requests to other sources and funds received to date (one half to one page).
5. Two letters of reference about the applicant’s qualifications and the research proposal, one of which must be from the applicant’s thesis supervisor (these are to be sent directly by the referees).


Phone: __________________________
Email address:____________________
University: _______________________
Year the degree is expected: _________
Member of CASCA: yes____ no_____

Stage of PhD program (with respect to completion of comprehensive exams, approval of thesis proposal, date of beginning of fieldwork): __________________________________

Signature: ______________________________________

1. Make sure your name appears at the top of each page you submit.
2. Field research must be under way during the year beginning 1 May 2015.
3. The Salisbury Award recipient will be announced at this year’s CASCA AGM .
4. Award recipients are expected to present their research at a subsequent CASCA annual conference within two years of receipt of the award. In order to enable this, Salisbury Award recipients may be given priority consideration for a CASCA student travel award to present at the conference.
5. Decisions of the Salisbury Award Committee are final.

Master’s: Application and Common CV Now Available

The Research Portal is now open to receive applications for the Canada Graduate Scholarship Program at the Master’s level. Please note that updated instructions for the application process and the Common CV template are available at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/Instructions-Instructions/index_eng.asp.

Master’s Award Competition & Information Sessions

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and have achieved an A- (3.67) average in each of their last two completed years of study. Furthermore, an eligible graduate program must have a significant research component (original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit). Specific eligibility details will be discussed at the information sessions (see below) and can be found on the CGS-M web page.

Eligible Canadian universities receive agency-specific allocations based on the 2,500 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) awards available each year. There are 400 CGS M awards available from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), 800 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and 1,300 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Award decisions will be made at the institutions that applicants list on their application. VIU will be awarding one SSHRC CGS-M. University allocations can be found on the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Award Allocations web page.

The application deadline is December 1, 2014.

Students interested in applying should register for a Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Information Session by e-mailing  kathryn.jepson@viu.ca

At these sessions students will learn about:

  • The agencies;
  • The CGS-M competition;
  • How to apply and prepare an application;
  • The evaluation and selection process; and
  • updates and changes to the program.

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Session:
Wednesday, September 17th 12:30pm-1:30pm; or 
Tuesday, September 23rd 1:00pm-2:00pm

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Sessions: 
Thursday, September 18th 12:30pm to 1:30pm; or 
Monday, September 22nd 1:00pm-2:00pm

CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Sessions:
Friday, September 19th 12:30pm-1:30pm; or 
Wednesday, September 24th 1:00pm-2:00pm

Kathryn Jepson is in the RSA Office to help you! Students with questions pertaining to the Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s award program, should contact Kathryn. Second or third year students, who are keen to learn how to  prepare for these scholarships, should also see Kathryn.

AUCC Scholarships & internships

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada administers a number of scholarships and internships for Canadian Students.

Check the AUCC website: https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx?pg=974 to see whether you qualify for any of them.  Some are specific to geographic region and/or subject.

First year students should check their eligibility regarding the 2014 Fessenden-Trott Scholarship. It is worth $9000 and is renewable up to three years!

REMINDER: Anthropology Club Award

Two awards of $500 will be made available during the spring semester.

DEADLINE:  January 24, 2014 (12 noon), to Dr. Imogene Lim, Chair


Students who wish to be considered for this award must submit their application with a 300-word statement.  In their statement, they should address the question “How will you use anthropology in your career?”  In addition, students should elaborate on their financial need.

NOTE: Preference will be given to first time recipients.

For application forms, go to: http://www.viu.ca/anthropology/AnthropologyClubAward.asp

CAA Daniel Weetaluktuk Award

Of the various CAA awards, the Daniel Weetaluktuk is the one that students can apply.

Call for CAA Award Nominations

The CAA (Canadian Archaeological Association) is now soliciting nominations for awards, to be presented in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held in London, Ontario. For more information on these awards please visit http://www.canadianarchaeology.com/caa/about/awards or contact vice-president@canadianarchaeology.com

Daniel Weetaluktuk Award
Deadline: April 15, 2014
Applicants must be:

  1. CAA members, and
  2. attending a Canadian University or, a Canadian Citizen attending a foreign university

Entries should be submitted electronically to:
Alicia Hawkins, ahawkins@laurentian.ca

AJS-Berman Foundation Fellowships

This is for those to consider for future doctoral funding if interested in the study of contemporary North American Jewish community.
The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the Berman Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community<http://www.ajsnet.org/berman.htm>. The Berman Fellowships – two awards of $16,000 each for the 2014-2015 academic year – will support doctoral work that incorporates the social scientific study of the contemporary North American Jewish community.

We welcome proposals that focus primarily on the North American Jewish experience as well as those that incorporate this topic as part of a broader comparative study.

Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates at accredited higher educational institutions who have completed their comprehensive exams and received approval for their dissertation proposals (ABD). Doctoral students from outside the field of Jewish Studies are encouraged to apply.

Support for this project is generously provided by the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 14th, 2014

Further information, including application instructions, can be found on the AJS website: www.ajsnet.org/berman.htm

Please contact Ethan Zadoff, AJS Grants and Communications Coordinator, at ezadoff@ajs.cjh.org or 917.606.8249 if you have any questions regarding the application process or fellowship program.

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the inaugural Berman Foundation Early Career Fellowships in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community.

The Berman Early Career Fellowships aim to support the development and expansion of the field of the social scientific study of the North American Jewish community; enhance funding opportunities for early career scholars in the social sciences; encourage scholars in social anthropology, sociology, social psychology, demography, social work, economics, and political science to expand their research to include study of the North American Jewish community; and nurture a new generation of scholars in this critical area of research.

The Berman Foundation Early Career Fellowships – awards of up to $16,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year – will help offset scholars’ expenses in turning their dissertations into monographs or refereed journal articles. The fellowship may fund research travel, equipment and materials, and fieldwork, or help subsidize living expenses during the writing phase of the project. In so doing, the fellowships will enable recent PhDs to make significant contributions to the field at an early point in their academic career, and help position recipients to secure a tenure-track position or achieve tenure.

Applicants must have deposited their dissertations no earlier than January 2011 and no later than August 2014.

Support for this project is generously provided by the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 21st, 2014

Further information, including application instructions, can be found on the AJS website: http://www.ajsnet.org/bermanec.htm

Please contact Ethan Zadoff, AJS Grants and Communications Coordinator, at ezadoff@ajs.cjh.org or 917.606.8249 if you have any questions regarding the application process or fellowship program.

California Press International Publishing Competition

This is an annual competition so this might be something to consider in future as a means to getting published.

Public Anthropology


The California Series in Public Anthropology encourages scholars in a range of disciplines to discuss major public issues in ways that help the broader public understand and address them. Two presidents (Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Clinton) as well as three Nobel Laureates (Amartya Sen, Jody Williams, and Mikhail Gorbachev) have contributed to the Series either through books or forwards. Its list includes such prominent authors as Paul Farmer co-founder of Partners in Health, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard and United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti.

Each year the Series highlights a particular problem in its international competitive call for manuscripts. The focus this year will be on INEQUALITY IN AMERICA

We are particularly interested in authors who convey both the problems engendered by inequality as well as ways for addressing it. Prospective authors might ask themselves: How they can make their study “come alive” to a range of readers. They might, for example, focus on the lives of a few, select individuals tracing the problems they face and how, to the best of their abilities, they cope with them. Prospective authors might examine a specific institution and how, in various ways, it perpetuates inequality. Or authors might describe a particular group that seeks to address a particular facet of the problem. There is no restriction on how prospective authors address the topic of Inequality in America – only an insistence that it be presented in a way that attracts a range of readers into thinking thoughtfully about the issue (or issues) raised. The book’s primary intended audiences tend to be college students as well as the general public.

The University of California Press in association with the Center for a Public Anthropology will review proposals for publication independent of whether the manuscripts themselves have been completed. The proposals can describe work the author wishes to undertake in the near future or work that is currently underway. The proposals submitted to the competition should be 3-4,000 words long and describe both the overall work as well as a general summary of what is (or will be) in each chapter. We expect the completed, publishable manuscripts to be between 200-250 pages (or 60,000-80,000 words) excluding footnotes and references. Examples of the types of analyses we are looking for might be:

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois
Nickeled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich,
Someplace Like America: Tales From the New Great Depression by Dale Maharidge
Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America by Alex Kotlowitz

We are interested in establishing committed, supportive relationships with authors that insures their books are not only published but are well publicized and recognized both within and beyond the academy. We are committed to insuring the success of winning proposals.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 17, 2014 Submissions should be emailed to: bookseries@publicanthropology.org with the relevant material enclosed as attachments. They can also be sent to: Book Series, 707 Kaha Street, Kailua, HI. Questions regarding the competitions should be directed to Dr. Rob Borofsky at: bookseries@publicanthropology.org.

All entries will be judged by the Co-Editors of the California Series in Public Anthropology: Rob Borofsky (Center for a Public Anthropology & Hawaii Pacific University) and Naomi Schneider (University of California Press)

SSHRC student contest

Here’s your opportunity to gain more than 15-minutes worth of fame for a 3-minute pitch!

SSHRC launches student contest to promote liberal arts research

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched a contest that challenges post-secondary students to show Canadians how liberal arts research is “affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity.”

SSHRC is accepting submissions from November 1 to January 15 in the form of a 3-minute pitch via podcast, op-ed, video, or infographic.

The top 25 finalists will receive registration and accommodation at SSHRC’s Congress 2014 conference in May, at which they will promote their project and participate in a research communications workshop. Five jury-chosen presenters will then be covered by national media, promoted by SSHRC, and showcased as part of the 2014 SSHRC Impact Awards ceremony.

SSHRC Storytellers website