These grants (with a maximum value of 200 EUR) are intended for members in good standing of the CEACS who plan to present a paper in the field of Canadian Studies at a conference, seminar or other scholarly gathering. The number of conference grants in each year varies. They are awarded in two rounds, spring and fall.
- Members may not apply for this grant for conferences held in consecutive calendar years, nor are they eligible to receive this grant for more than one conference held in any given calendar year.
- The spring call for applications applies to conferences between 1 April and 31 December; the fall call to conferences between 1 August and 31 March (hence recent past conferences are also eligible).
Applications should contain the following:
- a short CV (one page maximum);
- the title, venue and dates of the event the applicant wishes to attend; this may be anywhere except in the applicant's home country or in the country where s/he currently teaches, studies or resides;
- a brief abstract of the paper to be delivered (one page maximum);
- a statement that the paper has been accepted, or at least submitted to the conference organizers. In the latter case, any grant awarded the applicant will be conditional, and only finalized when confirmation made by the conference organizers has been received that the paper has been accepted.
- The paper cannot have been presented previously at some other conference.
- Grants are not available for participation in the CEACS's triennial international conference.
In making decisions, in addition to the proposal itself the following two factors may be taken into consideration:
- Fair distribution of grants - whether applicants have recently been chosen for a grant of this type (all things being equal, preference is given to newcomers);
- Representativity - achieving an adequate representation of the different countries in the CEACS may also be taken into account in the selections.
- Spring call – 31 March
- Fall call – 30 November
Applications in the spring and fall rounds should be submitted in the periods 1-31 March and 1-30 November, respectively.
Brno research grants
These grants are intended for members in good standing of the CEACS who wish to do research at the Canadian Studies Centre at Masaryk University in Brno.
The Canadian Studies Centre at Masaryk University in Brno has an extensive collection comprising over 5,500 books, 300 videos and DVDs, many sound recordings and runs of a number of scholarly journals - the richest Canadian Studies collection in the Central European region.
In order to encourage the widest possible use of these resources, the CEACS will cover the cost of accommodation for up to six nights for Canadianists wisihing to undertake research stays at Brno.
Those eligible include students at both the MA and PhD levels preparing theses as well as teachers undertaking research for a particular project, preparing a new course, etc.
Students and teachers wishing to come to Brno should submit a brief description of why they would like to use the facilities at Masaryk University; in addition, students should include a note from a teacher confirming their status.
- Applications should be sent at least two months before the planned visit, in order to ensure that accommodation can be arranged.
- The library at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, where most of the collection is housed, is usually closed for most of July. During this period research stays are not possible.