Harrison McCain - Guidelines

We are pleased to announce the 2018/2019 call for applications for the Harrison McCain Foundation Awards.  Deadline for submission is May 28, 2018 by 4:30 pm and recipients will be announced in early June.

Three categories of Harrison McCain Awards have been established:

  • Emerging Scholar Award,
  • Visiting Professorship
  • Visitorship

$100 000 is allocated for Emerging Scholar Awards
$100 000 is allocated to support a combination of Visiting Professorships and the Visitorships
The Ad Hoc Awards and Prizes Committee will adjudicate the applications.
Consideration will be given to dispersing the funds across the three faculties.
Two Harrison McCain awards may not be held simultaneously.

Emerging Scholars Awards - Value: $5,000 – $15,000      Duration: 1-2 years
Funds to be spent within a maximum two years of notice of award.     

The goal of the Harrison McCain Emerging Scholar Awards is to help fund curiosity-driven research projects and initiatives undertaken by new scholars at Acadia University. In this case, “new scholars” refers to faculty members who are within six years of an initial ongoing appointment at Acadia (excluding Full Professors and Librarians IV). Eligible expenses include: travel, equipment and supplies (including books), student research stipends, and costs associated with publication and the organization of symposia and workshops.

Applications will be evaluated on the quality of the research proposal, budget justification, and the extent to which the proposal incorporates student engagement in research.

Visiting Professorships - Value: Up to $10,000  
Funds to be spent within two years of notice of award.

The goal of the Harrison McCain Visiting Professorship is to provide support to outstanding scholars around the world to visit and collaborate with faculty and students at Acadia. Use of these funds can range from covering brief, intense visits for collaboration on specific research and pedagogical issues, to covering some costs of visits for longer periods. Preference will be given to applicants visiting for at least 4 weeks in duration who will engage in research and/or pedagogical activity at Acadia. All applicants require a sponsoring academic unit.

Applications will be evaluated on the quality of the proposal and the extent to which the proposal incorporates opportunities for student and faculty engagement in research and learning.

Visitorships for Acadia Scholars - Value: Up to $10,000 
Funds to be spent within two years of notice of award.

The goal of the Harrison McCain Visitorship is to provide funding for Acadia faculty to visit other institutions (including libraries and archives) for research purposes and/or scholarly collaborations. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to: travel for network-building and collaboration, travel for resource consultation, and travel for the purposes of data collection/research creation.

Applications will be evaluated on the quality of the proposal.

Send completed application, with all supporting documents in PDF format, via email to: barb.baker@acadiau.ca Hard copy documents are not required.

All awards will be administered through the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Dr. Heather Hemming, VP Academic

Harrison McCain - Applications