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.
Every year, four prizes of $2,500 are awarded:
- Canada Prize in the Humanities
- Canada Prize in the Social Sciences
- Prix du Canada en sciences humaines
- Prix du Canada en sciences sociales
2016 Canada Prizes
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Canada Prizes in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Eligibility and Submission Process
Books eligible for the 2016 Canada Prizes received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015. A list of eligible books is available here.
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.
A book may only be nominated for one prize. The publisher must indicate in a cover letter the prize for which prize each book is being nominated.
Nominations must be received by September 25, 2015. Publishers must send three (3) copies of each nominated book, along with a cover letter, to the Federation by this date.
A jury of prominent public intellectuals, distinguished scholars and past winners is established annually by the Federation for each prize. All nominated titles will be forwarded to the appropriate jury, who will select the finalists and the winner based on the Prizes’ purpose to recognize books that make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, are engagingly written, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.
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