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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 2017 winner is:

  •  Robin Spiess, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for her senior thesis entitled, “A Comparative Analysis of Physician-Assisted Suicide Policy in Canada and the United States of America.”

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:

  • 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 March 1, 2018, and will remain open until March 23, 2018.  
  • Submitted applications will be reviewed in early 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, 2018, and will remain open until March 23, 2018
  • Submitted applications will be reviewed in early April, and awards will be announced shortly thereafter.

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 2017 Application Deadline (for seniors pursuing senior thesis research and/or independent research projects during the academic year): Friday, October 13, 2017
  • Summer 2018 Application Deadline (for juniors, sophomores, or freshmen pursuing senior thesis research and/or independent research projects during the upcoming summer months): Friday, March 23, 2018

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.

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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 2017-2018 academic year, the application period will be from Monday, January 1, 2018 through Thursday, February 15, 2018.

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.

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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); and Nino Ricci (author, Humber School for Writers).

For more information, please see the position posting for Visiting Professional Specialist/Council of the Humanities/Canadian Studies,    You may also email Simon Morrison, Director, or call (609) 258-4231.  Review of applications will begin December 31, 2017.

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