Dafoe Writing Prize 2022
The J.W. Dafoe Foundation was established by the friends and admirers of John Wesley Dafoe, editor of the Manitoba/Winnipeg Free Press from 1901 until his death in 1944. Dafoe was one of Canada’s most distinguished journalists and editors, who had a special interest in Western Canada and in Canada’s place in the world.
In honour of John Wesley Dafoe, the J.W. Dafoe Foundation offers $1,000 annually to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in any year of studies who has demonstrated outstanding research and writing ability and whose written work is of publishable or potentially publishable quality. The purpose of the Award is to support scholarship and research on any issue in the field of Canada on the world stage, or of Western Canada. This year’s award recognizes papers written during the academic year of 2021-22, or between September 2021 and June 2022.
To apply for the J.W. Dafoe Writing Award, you must submit:
- your paper by December 5, 2022 to the Secretary of the J.W. Dafoe Foundation
(address below), and
- the name of the faculty member who has agreed to supervise the revisions to your paper. Papers submitted without the name of a faculty member supervisor will not be accepted.
Recipients of this award are expected to use the funds to cover research and living costs to enable them to do whatever additional research and writing is necessary to enhance the prospect of publication of their written work in a reputable academic journal. The Award recipient will be announced in early 2023.