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Thérèse F. Casgrain Fellowship

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October 2010 Competition

Objectives
Description
Value and Duration
Eligibility
Evaluation and Adjudication
Administrative Regulations
More Information


Objectives

The Thérèse F. Casgrain Fellowship supports research on women and social change in Canada.


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Description

This program is administered by SSHRC on behalf of the Thérèse F. Casgrain Foundation , which was established in 1982 to perpetuate the memory of Thérèse F. Casgrain by encouraging others to pursue her thought and action in the field of social justice.

This fellowship supports research in the field of social justice, particularly in defence of individual rights and the promotion of the economic and social interests of Canadian women. The Foundation is particularly interested in research that includes a discussion of public policy options and makes concrete recommendations for change.


Value and Duration

The non-renewable fellowship, tenable for 12 months and only in Canada, is available every fourth year. The award consists of a $40,000 stipend, paid in three instalments, of which up to $10,000 may be used for travel and research expenses. Note that the successful applicant must take up the award between April 1 and October 1 following the announcement of awards.


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Eligibility

Applicants

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of proven research experience in their field, as this fellowship is not intended for scholars just beginning their research careers. Accordingly, this award may not be used to complete the requirements for a degree program. Please note that applicants, and anyone else participating in any capacity in the proposed project, must not be under SSHRC sanction for financial or research misconduct.

Note: Affiliation with a university or an appropriate research institute or similar organization is desirable, but is not a condition of the award.

Institutions

Institutions that propose to administer any fellowship awarded under this program must meet the requirements for the management of SSHRC funds and hold or obtain institutional eligibility.


Evaluation and Adjudication

All applications for the Thérèse F. Casgrain Fellowship are reviewed by a multidisciplinary selection committee of experts from the research community. Applications are evaluated according to these criteria:

  • academic achievement, experience, publication record and research aptitude of the applicant;
  • quality of the proposed research project;
  • applicant's discussion of policy options and concrete recommendations for change in Canadian society.

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Administrative Regulations

Applicants must comply with SSHRC's Regulations Governing Grant Applications and with the regulations set out in the Grant Holder's Guide. In particular, the Financial Administration section of the Guide gives detailed information on eligible and ineligible expenses.


More Information

For more information about the Thérèse F. Casgrain Fellowship, please contact:

Thérése F. Casgrain Fellowship
Fellowships and Institutional Grants Division
SSHRC
350 Albert Street
P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4

Tel.: 613-943-7777
Fax: 613-943-1329
Email: fellowships@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca