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John G. Diefenbaker Award

Current winner:  Professor Werner Nell

Current winner: Professor Werner Nell

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Professor Werner Nell

Professor Werner Nell of Halle University, Germany will conduct his research on the individual, historical, social backgrounds and basic assumptions of the “urban villagers” at Queen’s University, Canada.

What is this prize?

The John G. Diefenbaker Award allows a distinguished German scholar in the humanities to conduct research in Canada and spend brief periods gaining further experience at American institutions.


Prize amount

Up to $95,000


How to qualify

Nominations must be made by a department of the host university or research institute.

A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all nominations received.

For eligibility criteria, the nomination form and further information on this award, see the John G. Diefenbaker Award Guidelines.


Deadline(s)

Annual

1 November


Who created this prize?

This award, which was created in 1991 in memory of former Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker, is the counterpart to the Konrad Adenauer Award, which the Government of Germany established for Canadian scholars in 1988. Both awards are designed to encourage exchange between the university communities of Canada and Germany.

Further Information

Luiza Pereira

Program Officer

E-mail: luiza.pereira@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 4086

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4086

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Next Deadline

1
November, 2017

Annual

Prize Amount

Up to
$95,000

By Nomination

Note that some guidelines are not up to date, and reflect the previous Prize administration processes. Guidelines will be gradually updated over the coming months.

Cumulative list of winners

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