ACSN Scholarships

The Association for Canada Studies in the Netherlands administers the scholarship program of the Netherlands Fund for Canada Studies.

Please note that these scholarships are only meant for studies with a specific Canadian content; not for exchange programs or studies in Canada with no specific Canadian content, or studies not aimed at further research into a Canadian topic.

There are two types of scholarships:

  • The ACSN Student Research Awards

This award is designed to assist students at degree-granting institutions of higher education, whose M.A. theses or doctoral dissertations are related in substantial part to Canada, to undertake research in Canada. The purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding about Canada and to support the development of Canadian Studies in the Netherlands. The award provides assistance towards a maximum of EUR 1,000.

Application form ACSN Student Research Awards

  • The ACSN Student Networking Awards

This award is designed for students enrolled in a university in The Netherlands or in one of the Netherlands' colleges, who have obtained at least 120 ECTS, and who want to travel to Canada to enrol in challenging courses with Canadian content for their degree, and meet with Canadian experts in their discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences.The aim of the program is to provide opportunities to students to advance academically in the milieu of some of the best Canadian universities. The courses should have a direct and obvious relation with the student's curriculum of choice. The time in Canada should be used to orientate oneself in the chosen field. The award provides assistance towards a maximum of EUR 600,00.

Application form ACSN Student Networking Awards

ICCS Scholarships and Awards

Members of the Association for Canada Studies in the Netherlands have access to the scholarship and awards program of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS). This program comprises following elements:

  • Graduate Student Scholarships

The objective of this program is enable successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university or research site other than their own doing research related to their thesis or dissertation in the field of Canadian Studies. The scholarship is not intended to initiate a thesis or dissertation but rather to provide access to crucial scholarly information and resources in Canada in support of a thesis/dissertation at the point of being written.

For information on this program see:

  • Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

The purpose of this program is to enable young Canadian and foreign academics 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 Canadian or foreign university with a Canadian Studies program for a teaching or research fellowship.

For information on this program see:

  • Governor General's International Award for Canadian Studies

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

For information on this program see:

  • Pierre Savard Awards

The Pierre Savard Awards are designed to recognize and promote each year outstanding scholarly monographs on a Canadian topic. The awards form part of a strategy that is aimed at promoting, especially throughout the Canadian academic community, works that have been written by members of the Canadian Studies international network. The awards are intended to designate exceptional books, which, being based on a Canadian topic, contribute to a better understanding of Canada. There are two categories:

1) Book written in French or English;

2) Book written in a language other than French or English.

For information on this program see:

  • Best Doctoral Thesis in Canadian Studies

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.

For information on this program see:

  • The Brian long best doctoral thesis in Canadian Studies

Brian Long was a good friend of Canadian Studies. He worked for the then Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade from September 1972 until 2000. He served in London doing cultural and information work, then spent some time in NATO, Brussels and Vienna, working on the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction Talks between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. He returned to Ottawa working in the area of security of embassies and privileges and immunities. He was then posted to Buenos Aires, Argentina with accreditation also to Uruguay and Paraguay, acting as Second Secretary and Vice Consul. He returned to Ottawa and worked with international academic relations until his retirement with responsibilities for Canada’s scholarship and scholarly exchange programs, the program of Canadian Studies, departmental history, and youth exchanges. He then left to join the Commonwealth of Learning, the only Commonwealth Agency located outside London, UK, helping Commonwealth Governments ensure access to education for all their citizens, especially for those living in extreme poverty.

For information on this program see:

  • ICCS Certificate of Merit

The International Council for Canadian Studies bestows annually an international award of merit as a means to recognize the contribution of individuals to the development of Canadian Studies in Canada and abroad. In most instances, the awards recognize institutional and organizational work.

For information on this program see:

Other Scholarship and Awards Programs - International Scholarships in Canada

For the last 5 years, Canada became one of the most popular destinations for students, researchers and progressive youth all over the world. They try to be involved in one of the world best educational system which is not cheap but provide a variety of grants and scholarships for really talented applicants and students. This site is devoted to review and compare the best scholarship programs in Canada which can be divided into Governmental (guaranteed by the Canadian Government), Private and University-specific. It reviews undergraduate and graduate scholarships, special fellowships and grants in different fields of study:

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.

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