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ACSUS Fund for the Arts Grant Competition
ACSUS is pleased to announce the 2013 competition for the ACSUS Fund for the Arts grant program. The program is designed to stimulate US academic institutions to organize more symposia, roundtables, conferences, public lectures and authors’ appearances in literature, the performing and visual arts, with the aim of promoting Canada through cultural events.
G R A N T AWA R D S
The program will fund selected projects with grants ranging between $250-$500, depending on the number and demands of the projects submitted.
C R I T E R I A
Event should be organized by a university or college in the United States and take place in the United States; should be organized around a theme
that focuses on literature, visual, or performing arts emanating from all of Canada, including Anglophone, francophone, First Nations, etc.;
should be a public event open to local audiences; can be either a single literary or artistic event, or part of a wider event. Examples of
qualifying events would include book readings, roundtables, poetry recitals, film-showings, appearances by filmmakers, art exhibits, lectures by
painters, photographers, sculptors, artisans as well as performances by singers, musicians, and dancers.
A P P L I C A T I O N R E Q U I R E M E N T S
Applicants should provide the following:
(1) The name, institution, and contacts for all individuals applying for a grant.
(2) A resume of the person(s) applying for a grant.
(3) A detailed budget, including all projected expenses, details of ancillary funding, if any.
(4) A detailed description of the projected event, including how this project promotes the
objectives of the grant.
(5) A short biography and resume of the artist(s) to be invited.
(6) A description of the targeted audience and the number of spectators expected.
(7) A description of how the event will be publicized.
(8) A final report submitted to ACSUS one month after the event. Include program, narrative,
and any press releases.
(9) Applicants should submit electronic application materials to Dr. Myrna Delson-Karan, ACSUS President: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event program, and all other publicity should indicate that the event was funded by The ACSUS Fund for the Arts
D E A D L I N E S
Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2013.
E V A L U A T I O N O F A P P L I C A T I O N S
Applications will be reviewed by the ACSUS Fund for the Arts committee. Applicants will
be notified by April 30, 2013.
The ACSUS Fund for the Arts is designed to stimulate US academic institutions to organize more symposia, roundtables, conferences, public
lectures and authors’ appearances in literature, the performing and visual arts, with the aim of promoting Canada though cultural events.
For further information please contact Dr. Myrna Delson-Karan, ACSUS President: email@example.com.
The ACSUS-ENDERS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP in CANADA-US RELATIONS
2013 Competition Now Open! Deadline is March 31, 2013
Application Deadline: 31 March 2013
Award Period: Summer 2013 or Academic Year 2013-14
Grant Award: $3,500
Notification: 15 May 2013
To encourage in depth inclusion of Canadian content in comparative research/projects that have policy relevance for Canada-U.S. relations as well
as Canadian social, economic, political, security, and quality of life issues. Topics particularly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include
trade and economics, defense and security cooperation, border management, energy, softwood lumber, environment and natural resource management,
and agriculture. Other topics include comparative urban planning, health care delivery, multicultural educational policies, environmental law,
etc. To enable successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university, research site or business other than their own conducting
research related to their thesis, dissertation or graduate work in the field of Canadian Studies.
Students in any discipline or professional school who are in the process of preparing a graduate thesis or doctoral dissertation related in
substantial part to the study of Canada, Canada-U.S. relations or comparative policies in North America. Students must be US citizens or
The student must be enrolled in a full-time masters or doctoral program at an institution in the United States. The student must have obtained,
in writing, the support of a faculty member or research scientist at a Canadian university or the head of an organization or business who agrees
to act as the student’s academic sponsor during the tenure of his/her award. The sponsor will act in an informal capacity and will arrange for
library privileges, contacts with other faculty, students, researchers or experts in the field and generally try to facilitate the student’s
research. The academic sponsor will not be expected to act in the role of supervisor.
That the student apply to present their research at an Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S. meeting, at one of the regional Canadian
Studies association meetings, and/or at a disciplinary professional meeting. Funds for registration, travel and per diem for the selected meeting
should be included in the budget.
* one-page proposal outlining the thesis/dissertation project that states why research at the selected university/site is essential to the
project and how such a visit will enhance the quality of the student’s research
* schedule of activities
* letter of support from the student’s thesis/dissertation chair
* letter of support from the departmental chair or dean of the school
* letter of invitation from the faculty member or organization head where the student will be
* conducting research
Successful applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:
* clarity of the proposal and its methodology
* proposal’s potential contribution to the enhancement of the Canada-U.S. relationship or to comparative policy making in North
America (social, environmental, political)
* likelihood of the project’s being accomplished during the period of the award
* demonstrated need for the research to be carried out in Canada
* strength of the letters of support
* part academic awards/achievement demonstrated by transcripts, awards and distinctions.
N.B. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications should be sent electronically to: Professor Stephanie Golob: Stephanie.Golob@baruch.cuny.edu
Thomas O. Enders Endowment
The Thomas O. Enders Endowment is designed to encourage advanced scholarship on Canada-U.S. relations by funding fellowships for US scholars
conducting research in Canada.
Tom Enders' special interests included political and economic policy, trade, and energy--these are among the topics that the endowment supports as a means of contributing to improved mutual understanding between the United States and Canada. Tom Enders US Ambassador whose life, work, and service, in particular as U.S. Ambassador to Canada and Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, strengthened the political and economic links as well as the friendship between theUnited States and Canada.
Request for Proposals in Immigration Research
The National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS), headquartered at the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce a competitive research opportunity to address current challenges in immigration studies.
Each project will be funded at approximately $100,000. The performance period is one year and will begin on June 1, 2013. Proposals are due March 1, 2013.
This effort, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of University Programs (OUP), invites qualified researchers to propose projects that will provide DHS stakeholders, policy-makers and the public with contemporary and innovative research that addresses current research challenges in immigration studies.
Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), BORDERS encourages proposals for research that will inform the public as well as assist the government in effectively managing the nation’s immigration system.
BORDERS is seeking proposals in the following five broad topic areas:
Ø Impacts of Enforcement on Unauthorized Flows
Ø Population Dynamics
Ø Immigration Policy
Ø Immigration Administration
Ø Civic Integration and Citizenship
To view the full RFP, FAQs, and to access application materials, please click the link:
BORDERS is a consortium of 16 premier institutions headquartered at the University of Arizona whose mission is to provide scientific knowledge, develop technologies and techniques, and evaluate policies to meet the challenges of border security and immigration. For more information about the Center please visit www.borders.arizona.edu.
Here is a post-doc opportunity for Arctic Scholars at University of Northern British Columbia, where our Associate Director works. Click here to view.
In search for Canadian funding for students?
Here is an exciting opportunity from British Columbia! Click here to view site.
CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS: Canada and Afghanistan: A Political, Diplomatic, Security, Economic & Social Assessment
Proposals Due: May 31, 2012
Conference Dates: October 11-13, 2012
Conference Venue: Ball State University, Indianapolis Center,
50 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
For detailed information and application process pleaseclick here.
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