ACSUS Programs

The Thomas O. Enders Endowment 

The Thomas O. Enders Endowment was established to encourage advanced scholarship on Canada and Canadian-U.S. relations on diverse bilateral issues. Among its projects, the Endowment supports a fellowship of up to 9 months at a university in Canada.

The Donner Medal in Canadian Studies

The Donner Medal in Canadian Studies is presented biennially by ACSUS for distinguished achievement, scholarship and program innovation in the area of Canadian Studies in the United States.

ACSUS Distinguished Dissertation Award  

The ACSUS Distinguished Dissertation Award is presented every two years in conjunction with the Association's biennial conference. The Award seeks to honor outstanding doctoral research on Canada at American institutions.

ACSUS Fund for the Arts

A new program soon to be launched by the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States to promote the influence of Canadian culture through  literary and artistic events at US academic institutions. Guidelines for proposals will be posted soon.

Curriculum Development The Curriculum Development Section is intended to serve as a portal for individuals and institutions seeking to access a comprehensive database of Canadian studies development resources. Soon to feature a wide set of tools designed to facilitate efforts at integrating Canadian studies course content into the curriculum. Regioanl course development workshops are being developed for spring 2005.

Canadian studies course syllabi bank, Database encompassing a broad range of disciplines and levels to provide support and guidance in course and program development initiatives.  

The Rufus Z. Smith Prize  

The Rufus Z. Smith Prize is awarded for the best article in ARCS during the two years prior to the biennial conference at which it is awarded.

Jeanne Kissner Award

The Jeanne Kissner Undergraduate Essay Award was created in honor of the late Jeanne Kissner, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Canada at Plattsburgh State University. Professor Kissner was unflagging in her support of Canadian studies education at the undergraduate level and had always hoped that such an award would be established.

Canadian Government Canadian Studies Grant Programs  

This link connects with the Canadian Embassy's page outlining grant programs sponsored by the Government of Canada. These grants are designed to increase knowledge and appreciation of Canada in the United States through the support of teaching, research, and program activities in a wide range of disicplines. The Canadian Government is particularly interested in projects that focus on current Canada-U.S. relations and Canada's place in North America. The above link takes you out of the ACSUS site.

Government of Quebec Grants for Quebec Studies  

The Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec has established a financial assistance program for Quebec studies for the benefit of professors and researchers at American institutions of higher education. This link connects to information about the four components of the program: grants to professors and researchers, matching grants for library materials, grants to study centers, and grants for guest speakers and writers from Quebec. The above link takes you out of the ACSUS site.

Canadian Consulates may be contacted directly for information on regional programs and acivity in Canadian studies. A full listing is available at   

ICCS Grants

A list of several grants sponsored by the International Council for Canadian Studies with direct links to the specific grant programs.


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