John G. Diefenbaker Award
Memorial Deadline: Inquire with Ellen Steinhauer
External Deadline: Wednesday 1st, November 2017
Please contact Ellen Steinhauer , Manager, Awards and Honours, Office of the VP Research, for information on this program.
The John G. Diefenbaker Award is funded by an endowment given to the Canada Council for the Arts by the Government of Canada. The endowment, announced by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney during his visit to Germany in the spring of 1991, honours the memory of former Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker.
The award is administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. It is a counterpart to the Konrad Adenauer Award, created by Germany for Canadian scholars in 1988, which is administered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in co-operation with the Royal Society of Canada and the University of Toronto.
The award is given annually, and it enables a distinguished German scholar to do research in Canada, which may include brief periods in the United States. While research must be the primary activity during the award period, the award recipient will be encouraged to participate in the teaching activities of the host institution and to interact with the research communities in Canada and the United States by visiting other institutions.
The teaching and institutional visiting activities are intended to broaden the impact of the award recipient’s visit, while enriching the visitor’s experience.