The Richard F. Salisbury Student Award – Doctoral level

Here’s something to consider for the future, or passing along to someone who is currently enrolled in a doctoral programme.
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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 2014 to:

Susan Vincent – CASCA Secretary []
Department of Anthropology
St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000
Antigonish NS B2G 2W5

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 2014.
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.

The Dalton Camp Award 2013

Anthropology students, as critical thinkers, may wish to submit an entry to this competition.  There is a significant monetary incentive!  Take a look at the previous winning essays.

For full details, go to the Dalton Camp Award website.

The deadline for entries this year is November 15.

Established by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting in 2002, the Dalton Camp Award honours the memory of the late Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs.

The 2013 winner will receive a $10,000 prize, as well as a bronze cast medal, for excellence in creative, original essay-writing on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.

A discretionary $2,500 second prize may be awarded for the best essay by a post-secondary student.

Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Awards ($17,500)

For those planning on applying to graduate school programmes, consider this scholarship.

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Outstanding students who are in their 4th year of an undergraduate degree program who are planning to pursue graduate school, or those in their 1st year of a master’s program, can apply for the Government of Canada’s, Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M) award (worth $17,500).

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 listed 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 each respective institution. 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, 2013.

Students who are interested in applying to register for a Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Information Session, e-mail

CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Sessions:
Wednesday, October 2nd 4:00pm-5:30pm; or
Thursday, October 10th 10:00am-11:30am

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Sessions:
Thursday, October 3rd 4:00pm-5:30pm; or
Wednesday, October 9th 10:00am-11:30am

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Sessions:
Friday, October 4th 4:00pm-5:30pm; or
Tuesday, October 8th 10:00am-11:30am

2014 SHA Student Paper Prize

The 13th Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) Student Paper Prize will be awarded at the 47th Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, to be held January 8-12, 2014 in Quebec City, Canada. The prize will be awarded to a student, or students, whose written version of a conference paper is judged superior in the areas of originality, research merit, clarity of presentation, professionalism, and of potential relevance to a considerable segment of the archaeological community. One prize will be awarded: The winning author(s) will receive a book prize consisting of titles donated by the many presses and organizations exhibiting in the SHA Conference Book Room (totaling almost $1,500 worth of items in 2013) and a letter of recognition from the SHA President. The winning author (s) will be encouraged to submit his or her paper to be reviewed for possible publication in Historical Archaeology. The results of the competition will be communicated to the entrants prior to the meeting and the winner will be announced at the annual business meeting.

The papers must be submitted by November 11, 2013. Competition guidelines on the SHA website:

Are you thinking of Harvard for grad school?

If you think you are Harvard grad material and were wondering how you might fund your education, this might be the fellowship for you!

NOTE:  The deadline for application is November 29, 2013.  As well, applicants must gain admission to Harvard through a separate process!

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is pleased to announce the following fellowship program for which candidates must be nominated:

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University

Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University.  In establishing the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship program, Annie Reid Knox sought to honor her late husband and his lifelong commitment to America.  According to the wishes of Mrs. Knox, Frank Knox Memorial Fellows are selected on the basis of outstanding academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their fields.

Interested candidates will find the information needed to apply for this program by visiting the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s website at: Frank Knox 2014

AD support for students (AAA)

Archaeology Division, American Anthropological Association

Student Diversity Travel Grant

These grants are intended to increase participation in AAA sessions and in archaeology more widely by students from historically under-represented populations. These travel grants help defray costs associated with attending the AAA meeting. Archaeology students with disabilities are also eligible for this grant.

Up to four grants, of up to $600 each, will be awarded. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • First priority is given to students presenting a paper or poster.
  • Within that group, priority is given to students presenting a paper or poster for the first time at the AAA.
  • Within that group, priority is given based on the distance a student must travel to the meeting.


For further information and application instructions:

Student Membership Award

The Archaeology Division (AD) seeks to support student membership in the AAA and in the AD to maintain and strengthen the representation of archaeology within the AAA. The AD will award the following year’s membership in both the AAA and AD to up to 20 students who present archaeological papers or posters at the annual meeting. This award has a value of between $75 and $135, depending on a student’s AAA membership status.

All students who present an archaeological paper or poster at the annual meeting are eligible to apply for this award. Up to three awards will be allocated specifically for undergraduates.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15 to the Student Member at Large

For further information and application instructions: