Funding & awards

The Scholarly Book Awards (ASPP)

A key Federation activity, the Scholarly Book Awards (ASPP) funds scholarly books in Canada that make an important contribution to the humanities and social sciences. 

The Scholarly Book Awards is a competitive program that awards 180 Publication Grants of $8,000 and five Translation Grants of $30,000 annually (April 1 to March 31). There are also supplemental Open Access grants available through the Publication Grant.

For more information, visit the Scholarly Book Awards page.

EDID Initiatives Fund

The EDID Initiative Fund is intended to support scholarly associations' initiatives that advance Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID) by providing up to $3,000 in financial support.

For more information, visit the EDID Initiative Fund page.

Congress funding

The Federation offers three funding programs to support interdisciplinary exchange, graduate student participation, and a commitment to creating a more accessible, equitable, inclusive, and decolonized Congress experience for all attendees.

  • The Open Programming fund offers grants to help support sessions by member associations at Congress. The Open Programming Fund consolidates two previous Congress funds that were available to associations: the International Keynote Speaker Support Fund and the Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.
  • The Congress Graduate Merit Award facilitates the participation of graduate students in Congress activities. Each association planning to hold a conference at the event will receive a set number of CGMAs, each worth $500, to support their most deserving student members.
  • The Congress Child and Dependent Care Subsidy helps offset the cost of child and dependent care for presenting participants in Congress. The Congress Child and Dependent Care Subsidy program consists of a reimbursement of up to $200 for eligible expenses. 

For information and applications, please visit the Congress funding page or contact your member association. 

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