Call for Submissions: CALACS Outstanding Dissertation Award 2020 - Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 31, 2020

Dear members,

The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) is pleased to publish its call for submissions for its 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Prize Competition.

The purpose of the best dissertation prize is to provide recognition to an emerging scholar who has significantly advanced our understanding of Latin America or the Caribbean.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 31, 2020.

Eligible dissertations may be in any discipline in the social sciences and humanities, and must have been completed at a Canadian university between January and December 2019. Dissertations may be nominated by a Ph.D. committee or by individual candidates. In the latter case, candidates are strongly encouraged to request supporting letters from their committee or other scholars capable of assessing their work.

An electronic copy of the dissertation must be submitted through the CALACS website ( Candidates must log in to their member account, navigate to USER ACCOUNT > MY SUBMISSIONS, and under AWARDS, click on Outstanding Dissertation to access the submission form. The required supporting documentation (2 reference letters) may be uploaded with the dissertation in either PDF or MS Word file format and the file should be no bigger than 8 MB in size. Alternatively, reference letters may be sent directly by the referee to dissertation.prize(at) All documents should clearly identify the candidate for the award being supported. All supporting letters must include the position and contact information of the referee.

All applicants must be CALACS members in good standing. For all membership information, please visit:

The 2020 prize will be awarded during the 2020 CALACS conference at the University of Ottawa.

For more information on the dissertation prize, and to see a list of past winners, please visit our website at:

If you have any other questions, please contact us at: dissertation.prize(at)