Funding

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Undergraduate Students

Richard Challener ‘44 Senior Thesis Prize

Established in 2000 in honor of Professor Richard D. Challener, Princeton Class of 1944, the Challener Prize is awarded by the Faculty Committee on Canadian Studies to an undergraduate senior in any department or program who shall have submitted a senior thesis of outstanding quality on a topic having to do with Canada. The 2019 winner is:

  •  Francesca Billington, Department of Anthropology for her senior thesis entitled, “Home and Native Lands: Infrastructures of Integration in Toronto and Stockholm .”

Senior Thesis/Independent Research Project Student Funding

Description and Eligibility

Research grants to undergraduate students who are conducting research concerning Canada.

How to Apply

Prepare the following:

  • A clear description of the anticipated senior thesis or independent project
  • An outline of expenses that will be incurred

Submit the application through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE)

Deadlines
  • Fall/Winter 2022 Application Deadline (for students pursuing senior thesis research and/or independent research projects during the academic year): Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  • Winter/Spring 2022/2023 Application Deadline (for students pursuing senior thesis research and/or independent research projects during the academic year): November 21, 2022
  • Summer 2023 Application Deadline (for juniors, sophomores, or freshmen pursuing senior thesis research and/or independent research projects during the summer): March 20, 2023
  • Applicants must add a travel request in Concur before funding can be awarded. The travel request must be approved before awarded funds can be released to the applicant. To create a travel request, take a look at the following links for guidance: Submit a student travel request in Concur.
    https://travel.princeton.edu/undergraduate-students/student-training/submit-travel-request-concur

If awarded senior thesis or independent research project funding from the Canadian Studies Program, when the research/project has been completed, the student must upload receipts to SAFE as scanned PDF documents, and must also upload a brief report of how the funding was used. Alternatively, the student can email the documentation to the Canadian Studies Program Manager.


Student Internships in Canada

Grants to Princeton undergraduates to fund non-paying summer internships in Canada with government or non-profit organizations.

  • Canadian Embassy Internships – Summer internships at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity for involvement in governmental affairs, and to provide a general understanding of the Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship through the dynamics at work in the Embassy.
  • Parliamentary Internship Programme – Administered by the Canadian Political Science Association, the first group of ten interns in the Parliamentary Internship Programme was selected in 1969. The Programme is not associated with the Government of Canada, nor with any political party.
Eligibility

Undergraduates of any citizenship

How to Apply

Prepare the following:

  • Contact Simon Morrison, Director of the Fund for Canadian Studies, and submit an itemized budget of anticipated expenses
  • A PDF of the student’s Princeton academic record from SCORE
  • A PDF copy of a letter from the employer hosting the internship (the letter must confirm that the internship has been awarded, that it will take place in Canada, and that it is non-paying)

Submit the application through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE)

Deadline
  • The SAFE summer internship in Canada funding application will open on February 1, 2023, and will remain open until April 1, 2023.  
  • Submitted applications will be reviewed starting in April, and awards will be announced shortly thereafter.

Summer French in Canada

Scholarships for Princeton students who wish to study French language during the summer in Canada.

Some French Language summer programs in Canada include:

  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), University of Laval, Quebec City
  • Language School of the University of Laval, Quebec, City
  • McGill University, Quebec Studies Summer Institute, Montreal
  • University of Quebec at Chicoutimi
  • University of Western Ontario’s Trois-Pistoles French Immersion School
Eligibility
  • Fully enrolled Princeton undergraduate students (graduating seniors are not eligible)
  • Must be on financial aid and applying to a structured academic study abroad program in Canada that lasts four weeks at a minimum.  
How to Apply

Prepare the following:

  • Study abroad program information (including details on the tuition fee)
  • An itemized budget
  • A personal statement
  • The name of a recommender
  • A copy of your electronic academic record from SCORE

Submit the application through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE)

Deadline
  • The SAFE Summer French in Canada funding application will open on March 1, 2023, and will remain open until April 1, 2023.
  • Submitted applications will be reviewed in April, and awards will be announced shortly thereafter.

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Graduate Students

Independent Research Project Student Funding

Research grants to graduate students who are conducting research concerning Canada.

How to Apply

Prepare the following:

  • A clear description of the anticipated independent project
  • An outline of expenses that will be incurred

Submit the application through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE)

Deadline

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the application period will be from January 1, 2023  through February 15, 2023.

Applicants must add a travel request in Concur before funding can be awarded. The travel request must be approved before awarded funds can be released to the applicant.

To create a travel request, take a look at the following links for guidance:

Submit a student travel request in Concur.
https://travel.princeton.edu/undergraduate-students/student-training/submit-travel-request-concur

Complete required international travel preparation materials in the Global Programs System (GPS).
https://travel.princeton.edu/undergraduate-students/student-international-travel-resources/international-travel-preparation

If awarded research project funding from the Canadian Studies Program, when the research/project has been completed, the student must upload receipts to SAFE as scanned PDF documents, and must also upload a brief report of how the funding was used. Alternatively, the student can email the documentation to the Canadian Studies Program Manager.

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Faculty Funding

Grants intended to enrich the curriculum by encouraging faculty to incorporate facets of Canadian culture, history, and political thought into their syllabi:

  • supplemental summer salary for research and course preparation
  • research grants to reimburse the cost of purchasing and assembling materials and traveling to Canada or archives in other locations
Eligibility

Faculty members in the humanities and social sciences

How to Apply

Proposals should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A one-page description of how this grant would allow the faculty members to include Canada in their writing and teaching.

The Committee welcomes proposals both for new courses and research projects, and for revision of existing courses and projects to incorporate significant material about Canada.

For more information, please email Simon Morrison, Director, or call (609) 258-4231.

Deadline

Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis

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Visiting Professorships

We invite proposals to bring visiting faculty to campus to spend one or two semesters teaching a Canadian studies course and participating in the life of the program and the University.

Past visitors have included Jonathan Hart (University of Alberta); Mark Sproule-Jones (McMaster University);  Michael Peterman ’66 (Trent University); Arthur Ray (University of British Columbia);  Nino Ricci (author, Humber School for Writers); and Candis Callison (University of British Columbia).

Pathy Distinguished Visitor

The Fund for Canadian Studies at Princeton University seeks to appoint a visiting professor whose work promotes interactions, collaboration, and educational opportunities between students and scholars at Princeton and in Canada on subjects centering on Canada and/or the northern circumpolar regions. Applications from any academic discipline are invited, including but not limited to interdisciplinary fields such as environmental studies, gender and sexuality studies, Indigenous studies, and migration studies. Applications are also invited from distinguished artists, performers, writers, and journalists.

This appointment is for the 2023-2024 academic year. The length of appointment is flexible, but typically either a single semester or complete academic year. The appointment will be made through the Humanities Council.

As a member of a host department or program, the visiting scholar is expected to interact directly with a wide cross-section of Princeton students, research scholars, and faculty. In addition, in at least one semester during this appointment, they must teach an undergraduate course in their host department with Canadian content. The course will be offered under the auspices of the department or program at Princeton that most closely corresponds to the recipient’s academic discipline, subject to the approval of the host department and the Dean of the Faculty, and subject to sufficient enrollments.

Applicants must have an advanced degree, or the equivalent; Ph.D. is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants employed at a Canadian University. The strongest candidates will already lead dynamic and interactive research programs at their home institutions. In exceptional cases, we consider applications from independent scholars.

The salary provided, and any secondary teaching rank, will depend upon the recipient’s rank, salary, and sabbatical compensation at the home university.

Applicants must apply online:

https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/28343

Please submit current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin in January 2023.

This advertisement and supplementary information about the Program is available at the Princeton University’s Canadian Studies web site: https://canadianstudies.princeton.edu/

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