Opportunities

Funding and academic opportunities for students and scholars.


Call for papers

The American Review of Canadian Studies is a refereed, multidisciplinary, quarterly journal published regularly by the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. The editors invite article-length submissions of original, scholarly research and shorter pieces on teaching Canadian Studies and Canadian-American relations, as well as suggestions for scholarly books to review.
The 25th Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), convening November 13-16, 2019 in Montréal, is accepting proposals for papers and panels. Deadline April 15th, 2019. UW and WWU faculty and graduate students are eligible to apply for travel stipends for up to $500 to present a paper.
  • ACSUS Section, Arctic Policy in Canada, call for papers: The North and Arctic section of ACSUS is accepting paper proposals. Deadline April 15th, 2019. UW and WWU faculty and graduate students are eligible to apply for travel stipends for up to $500 to present a paper.
  • ACSUS Section, New Generation, call for papers: The International Journal of Canadian Studies will publish a section entitled New Generation in its issue #59 in early 2020. Scholars early in their career are encouraged to submit a manuscript in English or French that they have presented at a conference, congress or workshop in 2018 or 2019.

International Journal of Canadian Studies
The International Journal of Canadian Studies is a bilingual peer-reviewed journal and accepts articles on a broad range of topics on Canada. Visit the link above to learn about submitting papers.

  • Arctic Policy and Studies in Canada, call for papers: Issue 61 of the International Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue international d’études canadiennes (IJCS/RIÉC) will focus on Arctic Policy and Studies in Canada. Topics include Canada’s Arctic foreign policy, the foreign policy of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, the declarations and policies of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, policies developed by the territorial governments or the Inuit regions and communities in Inuit Nunangat, and recent policies pertaining to the Northwest Passage. Deadline is December 1, 2019.

Québec – United States University Grant Program

Opportunities for Faculty and Emerging Scholars

Tenure-track faculty position, Indigenous Studies
The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, on the unceded Syilx territory, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty in Indigenous Studies. This is an open rank position to be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies unit of the Irving K.  Barber School of Arts and Sciences with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies
Intended for a scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to scholarship and to the development of Canadian Studies internationally.

Pierre Savard Awards
Designed to recognize and promote outstanding scholarly monographs, written by members of the Canadian Studies international network, that contribute to a better understanding of Canada. There are two categories: books written in French or English and books written in a language other than French or English.

Teaching and Research Fellowships for Young Scholars
The International Council for Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships give the opportunity to young scholars, who have completed a doctoral thesis on a topic primarily related to Canada and are not employed in a full-time university teaching position, to visit a university with a Canadian Studies program for a teaching or research fellowship. The length of the stay will be of a minimum of one month and maximum of three months. During that stay, the student will receive $2,500 per month, plus the cost of a return airline ticket for a maximum of CAD$10,000.

Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program
The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding American scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in Canada. Award recipients include prominent and promising scholars, as well as experienced professionals.

Opportunities for Graduate Students

FLAS Fellowships
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) provide academic year and/or summer fellowships to assist meritorious graduate students to train in French or Indigenous languages in Canada and Canadian studies. Academic year fellows receive $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend; summer fellows receive $5,000 tuition, $2,500 in living expenses.

Best Doctoral Thesis
This ICCS Award is designed to recognize and promote each year an outstanding PhD thesis on a Canadian topic, written by a member (or one of his/her students) of a Canadian Studies Association or Associate Member, and which contributes to a better understanding of Canada.

Québec Research Grants
L’Association internationale des études québécoises, in collaboration with the American Council for Québec Studies, is offers three research grants annually for up to $2,000 to support graduate-level research on Québec in the social sciences and humanities and to foster greater understanding of Québec and/or its relations with the United States.

ICCS Scholarships
The International Council for Canadian Studies offers 12 Graduate Student Scholarships annually worth a maximum amount of $4,000 for students to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university or research site doing research related to their thesis or dissertation in the field of Canadian Studies.

Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Corbett Scholarships
The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the UW to study for an academic year at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from those two Canadian universities to study at UW. UW Corbett awardees receive $10,000; Canadian awardees receive $12,000 (U.S.).

Killam Fellowships
The Killam Fellowships Program, administered by Fulbright Canada, provides up to $10,000 for UW undergraduates to study at one of 19 institutions in Canada (plus two all-expenses paid orientations in Ottawa and D.C. and travel funds). UW students should submit their applications directly to the Canadian Studies Center to take advantage of the UW-Killam Partnership Agreement.

Vancouver Summer Program
The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four-week academic program for international undergraduate students from cooperating universities. The program provides the opportunity to take two academic courses while learning about Canadian practices and culture. This year the program runs between July 13th and August 13th. Apply by Friday, March 29.

Archived Programs

University of Alberta (2006-2009)