Enders/ACSUS 50 Research Award

With the generous support of the Thomas O. Enders Endowment, and in honor of the 50th anniversary of ACSUS, this award will be granted biennially to support a U.S.-based scholar whose current research or creative project promises to make a significant contribution to the field of Canadian Studies.

Researchers from all disciplines in the field are encouraged to apply. Among the subjects of special interest are energy policy, economics, cross-border issues, and climate change and the environment. Projects may include books or book chapters, scholarly articles, short films/documentaries, works of creative writing, and databases/websites relating to the digital social sciences and humanities, among other scholarly and creative endeavors.

Award amount: $15,000.

The deadline for applications for the 2022 Enders/ACSUS 50 Research Award is December 1, 2022. Applicants will be notified of the results of the competition by December 15, 2022. A final report of the research that was supported by the award is due on December 1, 2023.  This funding can cover only the direct costs of research (not university overhead costs) and will be paid to the successful researcher directly.

Applicants should submit the following materials on or before December 1, 2022.

  1. One three-page letter that describes the applicant’s current research or creative project, provides an expected timeline for the project’s completion, and outlines necessary budget expenditures directly related to the research project;
  2. One letter of recommendation from a scholar who is familiar with the applicant’s work and can speak to its merit;
  3. A sample of the applicant’s recent scholarly writing or creative work; and
  4. An updated c.v.

The materials should be compiled in one pdf file and sent as an attachment to an email message addressed to Dr. Christina Keppie, President, ACSUS, keppiec (at) wwu (dot) edu.