GKS Scholarships

The GKS awards a number of awards annually, aimed mainly at promoting emerging scholars and early career researchers. Applications should be directed to the president and sent to the GKS office by November 1 of each year. The board or a committee appointed by the board decides on awarding the prizes. Applicants will be notified by February 1 of the following year. The winners will be officially awarded their awards at the annual conference of the GKS.

GKS prizes

Each year two GKS-Prizes (EUR 1,000 each) are awarded to students of all disciplines whose diploma, state examination, or master’s thesis deal with a Canada-specific topic and therefore require a research trip to Canada. The funding facilitates work in Canada, such as field studies, library work, interviews, etc. for the preparation or completion of the respective project.

Please find a downloadable application form here as a doc file.

Prix d’Excellence du Gouvernement du Québec as part of university studies in German-speaking countries

In cooperation with the Association internationale des études québécoises (AIÉQ), the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (GKS) annually awards the Prix d’Excellence du Gouvernement du Québec. The goverment of Québec endows the prize and presents it to the recipient at the GKS annual conference in Grainau each year through a representative of the delegation in Munich. The award amounts to 3,000 $ Cdn. Deadline for applications is November 1. Parallel applications for other funding opportunities are not permissible.

The prize is for early career researchers who submitted an excellent thesis at a German, Austrian, or Swiss university or published academic work (monography, essay collection, reference book etc.) in the field of Québec studies. Diploma-, state examination-, master’s or doctoral thesis in the humanities and social sciences are accepted, provided that they focus on a topic relevant to Québec (e.g. cultural studies, literature and language studies, political and social sciences, historiography, etc.).

By handing in their application, candidates commit themselves to writing a German and French summary of the thesis (of a max. of 300 words).

Please find a downloadable application form here as doc.

Jürgen and Freia Saße Award

The Jürgen and Freia Saße Award is given annually to a student working on a diploma-, state examination-, master’s or doctoral thesis dealing with Aboriginal People in Canada. The price of EUR 1,000 is a financial grant for project-related academic studies in Canada. Application is open to students from all disciplines (e.g. Art, Linguistics, Geology, Geography, Anthropology) whose theses require a research stay in Canada. The board or an appointed committee decides on awarding the prize. The family of Jürgen and Freia Saße expresses the wish to meet the winner in person and to see the completed work.

Please find a downloadable application form here as doc.

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