Canada Council for the Arts
The John G. Diefenbaker Award allows a distinguished German scholar in the humanities to conduct research in Canada and spend brief periods gaining further experience at American institutions. the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities. While research must be the primary activity during the award period, the award recipient will be encouraged to participate in the teaching activities of the host institution and to interact with the research communities in Canada and the United States by visiting other institutions.
The spirit of the award is to encourage exchange between scholarly communities in Canada and Germany.
Candidates may not apply for this award: they must be nominated by a department within a host university or research institute in Canada.
This award is open to German scholars who have demonstrated outstanding ability, especially through a substantial publication record over several years. The award is offered in support of research in any of the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.
Candidates must be German citizens with a contractual or working relationship with an academic institution in Germany. They must have a sound working knowledge of at least one of Canada’s two official languages.
Up to $95,000
The award is for 12 months, although shorter award periods will be considered. The award period should begin on or after 1 August following the selection of the award recipient.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Department to submit complete nomination documentation along with an OR5 form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All documents submitted must be original with original signatures.
Information on this competition, nomination process and nomination form along with the guidelines can be found on the Canada Council for the Arts website.
How to Apply
Nominations must be submitted by a Canadian university research institute, and endorsed by the delegate of the host institution.