The Canadian Government, through its Embassy and Consulates in the United States, supports research, conferences, teaching, and program activity related to Canada and/or Canada-U.S. relations. The Canadian Studies grant program ( seeks to encourage comparative research and teaching, faculty exchanges, student mobility, and collaboration between American and Canadian researchers. The program also seeks to build stronger ties between American and Canadian universities and colleges.

We ask that you forward this grant notice to faculty and doctoral students who may be interested in our grant program. Applications for the following grant programs are due soon:

Research Grant Program ( assists individual scholars or teams of scholars in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality with a focus on Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. Applications due: November 2, 2009. 

Doctoral Student Research Award ( offers doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their dissertation research in Canada. The program is intended for students whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada. Applications due: December 1, 2009.
Faculty Enrichment (Course Development) Program ( provides faculty members an opportunity to develop or update a course with substantial Canadian content that will be offered as part of their regular teaching load. Applications due: December 1, 2009. 

The Canadian Government is particularly interested in projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada-U.S. relations. Topics that are highly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include smart and secure borders; North American economic competitiveness; regulatory cooperation; Canada-U.S. trade and investment partnership; energy security and sustainability; environmental sustainability; emergency planning and management; Canada-U.S. security and defence cooperation; Canada in Afghanistan; global health policy; and changing demographics in North America.

In 2008-09, the Canadian Studies Grant Program provided support to faculty, researchers, and graduate students at 79 universities, colleges, and institutions in 29 states. More than 100 projects were funded on a wide range of topics and in many disciplines. Click here ( for a list of recent grant recipients and their projects.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their interest in the grant program with a Canadian government officer in their area ( 

We invite faculty and students to subscribe to Canada Watch (, a weekly summary of the publications and commentaries from Canadian think tanks and research centers on a wide range of Canadian and Canada-U.S. issues; NewsCan (, a weekly summary of news from Canada; and the Canada-U.S. Business and Economic Monitor ( Connect2Canada updates are now available on Twitter ( and Facebook ( 

We appreciate your interest in the study of Canada and the grant program. 

Daniel Abele, PhD
Head, Research and Academic Relations | Embassy of Canada
Chef, recherche et relations académiques | Ambassade du Canada
t: 202 682-7717; [log in to unmask]