Canadian Studies Network-Réseau d'études canadiennes Prize
for the Best PhD Dissertation in Canadian Studies


2017 Competition


This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding interdisciplinary doctoral dissertation completed at a Canadian university on a Canadian subject that best advances our knowledge and understanding of Canada and Canadian Studies, and is defended during the preceding calendar year.
ELIGIBILITY: The doctoral dissertation must have been written and successfully defended as part of a doctoral program at a Canadian university in 2016. Doctoral dissertations that are comparative works will be considered.
NOMINATION: The nomination must come from an institutional member in good standing with the Canadian Studies Network-Réseau d'études canadiennes. A list of institutional members is available on the CSN-RÉC website. Institutional members may submit only one doctoral dissertation for consideration each year.
The application must include the following:
1. An electronic copy of the doctoral dissertation
2. An abstract of the doctoral dissertation written by its author
3. A copy of the curriculum vitae of the author of the doctoral dissertation
4. A letter of nomination from the director or chair of the institutional member unit.
The completed application must be submitted to the Canadian Studies Network-Réseau d'études canadiennes no later than 15 July 2017.
Entries must be sent to:
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SELECTION: A three-member interdisciplinary panel drawn from the Canadian Studies Network-Réseau d'études canadiennes Executive Members and its Advisory Council will select the winner. Special attention will be given to dissertations that transcend disciplinary boundaries and demonstrate innovation in thought and-or methodology. The selection panel reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year. The winner will normally be announced by the Canadian Studies Network-Réseau d'études canadiennes in November 2017. There will be no appeals of the decision of this interdisciplinary panel.
The winner will have his or her dissertation submitted by the CSN-RÉC to the International Council for Canadian Studies - Conseil international d'études canadiennes for consideration for that organization's Best Doctoral Thesis in Canadian Studies Award.
AWARD: The winner will receive a $250 prize and a one-year membership in the Canadian Studies Network-Réseau d'études canadiennes.