Applications for the Prix de la Délégation générale du Québec à Londres are Open!

An opportunity for academics and students to undertake research in Québec!

The Prix de la Délégation générale du Québec à Londres is an annual award of £1,500, generously offered for a number of years by the Government of Québec and administered by BACS. It is designed to assist researchers, independent, faculty and students, who are permanent UK residents to carry out research projects related to Québec by facilitating a research visit to Québec. Projects that incorporate Québec in a comparative approach (at least 50% of the focus must be on Québec) are also eligible. The projects submitted should ideally have a contemporary resonance. All applications are welcome, including those from applicants unsuccessful in recent previous competitions.

The award is open to researchers and academic staff (including postdoctoral researchers) and to students, including doctoral and masters students and BA (MA in Scotland) or BSc students in their final year of studies.

This is a travel award, which will be paid on presentation of the relevant receipts, and thus are not intended to be used to cover tuition fees or similar expenses. Applicants are expected to be members of BACS (they may join at time of application) but need not have an institutional affiliation.

As with the BACS awards, the Prix de la Délégation générale du Québec à Londres is presented during the BACS Annual Conference in April each year. It is expected that the recipients will produce a report on their research visit and that the award will be acknowledged in any subsequent publication(s).

Application Procedure

Applicants should provide a brief outline of their proposed research (including methodology, contextual background, plan and outcomes). Successful applications will have the following characteristics:

(i)             investigate issues concerning Québec (includes comparative research where the focus on Québec is at least 50%);

(ii)           constitute an excellent research proposal (originality, coherence of arguments and methodology);

(iii)          display applicant’s abilities to deliver research (previous relevant background, experience, publications, etc);

(iv)          is of value to potential users outside or within the research community.

(Maximum Length: 1000 words.)

A brief (one-page) CV and a letter of recommendation, on headed paper, from an appropriate referee should also be included. Referees should address the merits of the proposal and the ability of the applicant to successfully carry out the research. The referee’s letter may be sent by email as an attachment.

Applications should be sent by email to the BACS Secretary, Dr Jatinder Mann at jatindermann@hkbu.edu.hk by 1 April of the relevant year.