OTTAWA, December 10, 2018 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the doubling of its Canada Prizes, which celebrate outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, to $10,000 each.
In 2019, the Federation will award two prizes:
A $10,000 Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, for a work in the English language
A $10,000 Prix du Canada en sciences humaines et sociales, for a work in the French language
The Canada Prizes are awarded annually to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). Now in their 28th year, the Canada Prizes celebrate books across all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences that make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, are engagingly written, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.
“The quality of works competing for the Canada Prizes is remarkable,” said Guy Laforest, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. “These books contribute to deepening our understanding of society and reflect the immense talent of Canadian scholars working across the humanities and social sciences. I am delighted to announce that these prizes will double in value in 2019 as it is a testimony to the important impact these exceptional authors are having on Canada’s literary landscape.”
Two juries, each comprised of four distinguished academics representing a range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, will select the finalists and winners. The English jury is chaired by Eric Helleiner of the University of Waterloo and the French jury is chaired by Lucie Lamarche, of Université du Québec à Montréal.
The finalists will be announced in March 2019, the winners in April, and the prizes will be formally awarded at the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of British Columbia in June.
About the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year. For more information about the Federation, visit www.ideas-idees.ca.