ASPP and Canada Prizes
Awards to Scholarly Publications Program
The Federation is the administrator of the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP), a competitive funding program designed to assist with the publication of scholarly books. Under the program’s mandate to support books of advanced scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that make an important contribution to knowledge, the ASPP contributes 1.5 million dollars to the dissemination of Canadian research annually and has supported the publication of over 7,000 books.
The Federation supports Open Access and has established a policy to actively promote and facilitate Open Access publishing of ASPP-funded books. The poilcy, adopted as of April 1, 2015, is based on the following principles:
- The Federation supports Open Access; and
- A dynamic Canadian scholarly publishing sector continues to be of utmost importance to the dissemination of Canadian research.
The policy states that the Federation will actively promote and facilitate Open Access publishing of ASPP-funded books.
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.
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Canada Prizes.
New this year!
The Federation is pleased to announce that the value of each prize will double to $10,000.
Two prizes of $10,000 will be awarded:
- Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences
- Prix du Canada en sciences humaines et sociales
Eligibility and Submission Process
Books eligible for the 2019 prizes received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018. Publishers are invited to nominate a selection of eligible titles. Translations and critical editions are not admissible. All nominations must be received by September 28, 2018.
Nominated titles will be forwarded to the jury, who will select the finalists and the winner.
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