Canada Prizes

Canada Prizes

The Canada Prizes are awarded annually to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). The winning books make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, are engagingly written, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.

Beginning in 2017, two prizes of $5,000 will be awarded:

  • Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Prix du Canada en sciences humaines et sociales
     

2017 Canada Prizes

Latest news
Changes for 2017
Call for Nominations


Latest news

The Federation is pleased to announce that the Canada Prizes will now be worth $5,000 each. Beginning with the 2017 competition, only two prizes will be awarded – one in English and one in French. Find out more below.

The call for nominations is now open. Publishers with eligible books have been contacted directly and have until September 30, 2016 to submit their nominations. Find out more below.


Changes for 2017

The Federation is pleased to announce changes to the Canada Prizes in 2017. Having just celebrated the 25th anniversary of these prestigious prizes, the number of prizes will change from four to two, and the value of each prize will double.

In 2017, two prizes of $5,000 will be awarded:

  • Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Prix du Canada en sciences humaines et sociales

“These changes are a reflection of the inherent interdisciplinarity of the humanities and social sciences and will support the cross-pollination between our disciplines that is integral to understanding who we are as a society,” said Stephen J. Toope, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The juries will be announced in the fall and a long list will be shared publicly in early 2017. The finalists and winners will be announced in spring 2017, and an awards ceremony will be held during the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University.

 


Call for Nominations

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Canada Prizes in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Eligibility and Submission Process

Books eligible for the 2017 prizes received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. A list of eligible books is available here. Translations and critical editions are not eligible.

The publishers of these books have been contacted via email and asked to nominate books of their choice. They may nominate a specified number of books from their list of eligible titles.

Nominations must be received by September 30 2016. Publishers must send four (4) copies of each nominated book to the Federation by this date.

All nominated titles will be forwarded to the jury, who will select a long list, the finalists and the winner.

Questions? Email aspp-paes@ideas-idees.ca.

 

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