Paper Prize

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 their 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. Applicants for the J.W. Dafoe Writing Award must submit by April 30th to the Secretary of the J.W. Dafoe Foundation at Andrea (dot) rounce (at) umanitoba (dot) ca the following:

  1. the paper which they want to be considered for the Award, and
  2. the name of the faculty member who has agreed to supervise the revisions to their papers. Papers submitted without the name of a 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 the additional research and writing needed to enhance the prospect of publication of their written work in a reputable academic journal.

The selection committee shall be named by the Secretary of the J.W. Dafoe Foundation, in consultation with members of the Board.