Canadian Studies Centre

Canada Award 2017

The Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Innsbruck announces the following award for young scientists:


Canada Award for Young Scientists
EUR 2.000


The award 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. The thesis must be

  1. clearly focused on Canada-related topics, or
  2. b) 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 (CD, USB).

Eligible applicants: young scholars of the University of Innsbruck

Submission deadline for the Canada Award 2017 ended on August 20, 2017

The Submission deadline for 2018 is TBA

The prize will be awarded on November 23, 2017 at a special ceremony on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the CSC Innsbruck.