Pierre Savard Awards

Pierre Savard (1936-1998), well-known historian, Professor and Canadianist, has contributed greatly to the development of Canadian Studies. He was President of the ICCS from 1983 to 1985.

 

1) Book written in French or English 

2) Book written in a language other than French or English

The Pierre Savard Awards are designed to recognize and promote each year outstanding scholarly monographs on a Canadian topic. The awards form part of a strategy that is aimed at promoting, especially throughout the Canadian academic community, works that have been written by members of the Canadian Studies international network. The awards are intended to designate exceptional books, which, being based on a Canadian topic, contribute to a better understanding of Canada. There are two categories:

1) Book written in French or English;

2) Book written in a language other than French or English.

Click here to see list of award winners.

1) Book written in French or English

Application Rules

  • Every member association or associate member of the ICCS can submit each year the title of a book that has been published within the preceding two years;
  • The book must be a scholarly monograph dealing mainly with a Canadian topic and written either in English or French, by one or more authors;
  • The Editorial Board of the International Journal of Canadian Studies will act as the jury and reserves the right to have any books submitted to it reviewed by external examiners;
  • In the case where an association does not submit a nomination, a work can be reconsidered the next competition, as long as it respects the two year limit;
  • The Pierre Savard Awards comprise a document signed by the President of the ICCS and by the President of the Adjudication Committee. The Awards include a sum of money toward travel and lodging expenses, in order for the recipients to travel to Canada to officially receive the Award at the Annual General Meeting of the ICCS;
  • The Publisher will be allowed to mention the Award in any publicity relating to the winning publication.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Monographs dealing mainly with Canada are eligible. Comparative works will be considered, as well as works written by more than one author;
  • Collections of poetry, novels, plays, proceedings of symposia, reference works, edited works, anthologies, bibliographies, etc. will not be eligible. The same applies to works comprising essentially previously published texts, such as articles or excerpts from books;
  • Works must be written in one of Canada’s two official languages;
  • The author must be a member in good standing of a member association or of an associate member of the ICCS.
  • The application must be introduced by the president of a member association or of an associate member;
  • An application must contain: two copies of the book being submitted; a two-page
    abstract written in French or in English; a curriculum vitae of the author(s) indicating the nature of his/her/their academic affiliation; a letter from the president of the member association or associate member supporting the application; and complete information on the publisher.

2) Book written in a language other than French or English

Application Rules

  • Every member association or associate member of the ICCS can submit each year the title of a book that has been published within the preceding two years;
  • The book must be a scholarly monograph dealing mainly with a Canadian topic and written in a language other than French or English, by one or more authors;
  • The Adjudication Committee of the International Council for Canadian Studies will act as the jury. Its judgment will be based on assessment reports provided by external reviewers the Committee will have contacted;
  • Books not selected will not be kept on file for the following year’s competition. However, associations will have the right to re-submit works that have not been selected, as long as the two-year period is not exceeded;
  • The Pierre Savard Awards comprise a document signed by the President of the ICCS and by the ICCS Executive Director. The Awards include a sum of money toward travel and lodging expenses, in order for the recipient(s) to travel to Canada to officially receive the Award at the Annual General Meeting of the ICCS;
  • The Publisher will be allowed to mention the Award in any publicity relating to the winning publication.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Only monographs dealing mainly with Canada written in a language other than French or English are eligible. Comparative studies will be considered, as well as works written by more than one author;
  • Collections of poetry, novels, plays, proceedings of symposia, reference works, edited works, anthologies, bibliographies, etc. will not be eligible. The same applies to works comprising essentially previously published texts, such as articles or excerpts from books;
  • The author must be a member in good standing of a member association or of an associate member of the ICCS;
  • The application must be submitted by the president of a member association or associate member;
  • An application must contain the following: two copies of the book being submitted; a two-page abstract in French or English; a curriculum vitae of the author(s) indicating the nature of his/her/their academic affiliation; a list of five specialists, including address, university affiliation, e-mail, etc., able to provide in French or English a detailed assessment of the work submitted; a letter from the president of the member association or associate member supporting the application; and complete information on the publisher.

Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications to the ICCS is November 23rd. Decisions will be announced by March 1 of the following year at the latest. Requests for further information or submissions may be addressed to:

Pierre Savard Awards
International Council for Canadian Studies
250 City Centre Avenue, Suite 303
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6K7 Canada
Tel.: (613) 789-7834

Fax: (613) 789-7830

Email: nadyne.lacroix@iccs-ciec.ca