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German-Canadian Studies


THE GERMAN-CANADIAN STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE ESSAY PRIZE is awarded on an annual basis for the best undergraduate essay on any aspect in the field of German-Canadian Studies, including, but not limited to, anthropology, cultural studies, education, folklore, history, journalism, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, theater and drama, theology and religious studies, and women’s studies. The essay must have been written during the preceding academic year (April-March).

THE GERMAN-CANADIAN STUDIES MASTER'S THESIS PRIZE is awarded on an annual basis for the best Master's thesis on any aspect in the field of German-Canadian Studies, including, but not limited to, anthropology, cultural studies, education, folklore, history, journalism, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, theater and drama, theology and religious studies, and women’s studies. The thesis must have been successfully defended in the previous calendar year.

THE GERMAN-CANADIAN STUDIES DOCTORAL DISSERTATION PRIZE is awarded on an annual basis for the best doctoral dissertation on any aspect in the field of German-Canadian Studies, including, but not limited to, anthropology, cultural studies, education, folklore, history, journalism, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, theater and drama, theology and religious studies, and women’s studies.The dissertation must have been successfully defended in the previous calendar year.

The prizes are awarded by the Spletzer Family Foundation Inc. to foster student interest and research into the past and present experiences of German-speaking immigrants and their descendents in Canada, as well as into history and nature of relations and exchanges between Germany and Canada.

The undergraduate essay submitted may be either the version turned in and marked by the professor or one that was improved after that. It must be accompanied by a short letter of reference from the supervising professor. 

The Master's thesis and Ph.D. dissertation must be the final versions submitted to the library. Both must be accompanied by reference letters from the supervising professor. 

Professors are encouraged to nominate their students’ work. Selection will be made by a committee of university professors.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The application must include a hard copy of the essay, thesis, or dissertation respectively. Electronic submissions are not eligible.

Submit your application to:

Chair in German-Canadian Studies
Prizes
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9