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John G. Diefenbaker Award

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Clemens Kroneberg

Photographer(s): ECONtribute Markets & Public Policy

Latest Winner

Clemens Kroneberg

Clemens Kroneberg is a professor of sociology at the University of Cologne. Before taking up this position in 2013, he studied in Heidelberg and Mannheim, Germany, where he received a PhD in social sciences and was appointed Assistant Professor of Sociological Theory. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology, a member of the Cluster of Excellence “ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy,” and has acted as a consulting editor for the American Journal of Sociology and Sociological Science. His research focuses on ethnic diversity and social-boundary making, crime and delinquency, action theory, social networks and the methodology of the social sciences.

The award

The John G. Diefenbaker Award enables distinguished German scholars in the social sciences or humanities to conduct research in Canada.


The nominations must be submitted with the Canada Council by email. For eligibility criteria and further information on this award, please consult the guidelines.


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

Additional information


1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4086


November 1, 2024

Annual competition

Prize amount

Up to


Updated guidelines will be posted 2 months prior to the deadline. Submit your nomination to diefenbaker-award@canadacouncil.ca.

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