EXTENDED! Announcement: Canada Awards 2021

The Canadian Studies Centre announces the Canada Award 2021 for young scientists
Kanadapreis 2020

Canada Awards for Young Scientists

The awards will be granted to outstanding young Innsbruck scientists for an academic thesis (diploma thesis, master’s thesis, dissertation, or other academic paper) completed and published (or submitted to the University) during the past two years.

Two prizes of 1,000 euros each will be awarded in two categories. The categories are divided into:

  1. the thesis must clearly focused on Canada-related topics
  2. the thesis must be the result of a close collaboration with Canadian partners

A merely biographical connection to Canada is not a qualifying factor.

Applicants must provide

  • a copy of the thesis
  • an accompanying letter (max. 1 page A4) which outlines the central research issues and the most important findings; in this letter the Canada relation has to be specified.
  • an assessment by an examiner with expertise in the area of research (he/she should not be the thesis supervisor);
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications (where relevant)
  • a list of all institutions that have been addressed for funding and the amount of funding already granted to date
  • a form download

These documents must be submitted to the Canadian Studies Centre in print and digital form (canada.centre@uibk.ac.at).

Eligible applicants: young scholars and students of the University of Innsbruck

Submission deadline extended for the Canada Awards 2021: August 31, 2021



  • Can the submitted work be a Bachelor thesis? No.
  • Can the letter of recommendation come from the (co-)supervisor? No.
  • Can the letter of recommendation come from a (co-)author? No.
  • Does the letter of recommendation have to come from a professor? No.
  • Can the letter of recommendation be an external one? Yes.
  • In which language should the cover letter, letter of recommendation, CV etc. be written? German, English or French.

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