Harrison McCain Foundation Awards

Emerging Scholar Awards

*For 2020, no funding was available for visitorships.

The goal of the Harrison McCain Emerging Scholar Award is to help fund curiosity-driven research projects and initiatives undertaken by new scholars, across all three Faculties, at Acadia University. In this case, “emerging scholars” refers to faculty members who are within six years of an initial, full-time, ongoing appointment at Acadia (excluding Full Professors and Librarians IV). Priority will be given to emerging scholars who are within 10 years of receiving a PhD and who have not previously received a Harrison McCain Emerging Scholar Award.

Eligible expenses include: project-related travel (noting Covid-19 restrictions), equipment and supplies (including books), student research stipends, and costs associated with publication and the organization of symposia and workshops.

Value: $5,000 – $15,000 Duration: 1-2 years

Deadline: TBA

Visiting Professorship Awards and Visitorship Awards

Harrison McCain Visitorship

The goal of the Harrison McCain Visitorship award 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.

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

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Harrison McCain Visiting Professorship

The goal of the Harrison McCain Visiting Professorship award 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.

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

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