Awards: Bibliographical Society of Canada, 2021 Emerging Scholar Prize (Applications due: Jan. 15, 2021)

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) invites applications for the Emerging Scholar Prize. The Prize promotes the work of a researcher who is beginning a career in the fields of book history and bibliography broadly defined, including a study of the creation, production, publication, distribution, transmission, history, and uses of printed books, manuscripts, or electronic texts. Preference will be given to topics with a Canadian dimension.

Eligibility: Members of the Awards Committee and the Society Council are not eligible. Apart from this restriction, the award is open to all. Applications cannot be submitted by the President or members of the Awards Committee, but there are no other restrictions in this regard.

Deadline: January 15, 2021.

Applicants must submit the following documents electronically in English or in French, in a single PDF file in the following order:

  • A letter of nomination (1-3 pages single spaced), summarizing the nominee’s contributions to Canadian bibliography.
  • The nominee’s CV, including a list of main relevant publications, projects and work supervised.
  • Three letters of support from experts in the field, addressing the significance of the candidate’s contributions.
  • A citation of approximately 750 words about the nominee, to be used as a basis, if the nominee is selected, for the award presentation and to be published along with the recipient’s response in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada / Cahiers de la Société bibliographique du Canada.

All application materials, including letters of reference, should be sent to Scott Schofield, Chair, BSC Awards Committee,, by January 15, 2021.

Additional information about the award and the BSC can be found at:

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