Early Investigator Award
Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2024
The Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Early Investigator Award honours sociologists who have made significant research contributions in the early stages of their career. The award recognises research demonstrating high quality, theoretical rigour or methodological innovation, and future potential. Furthermore, the research should make a significant contribution to the applicant’s field.
Applicants must be CSA members in good standing at the time of application. We accept nominations in English and French.
The applicant must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Have obtained a PhD within the six (6) years prior to the application deadline; or
2. Have held a postsecondary appointment (includes post-doctoral appointment) for no more than the equivalent of six (6) years, taking into account significant career interruptions for health or family reasons.
Download the nomination instructions and submit the requested information (Nominator, Nominee, Research Overview) along with the following documents;
- Nominee CV
- Ensure that any products (publications, awards, grants, etc) arising from the nominee’s research is included
- Letter of support
- The individual submitting a letter of support must be familiar with the nominee’s academic contributions and accomplishments
- In consideration of the CSA’s EDID initiatives, we ask nominators to limit their letter of support to 1 page maximum. This will allow adjudication committee to compare the nomination in equitable manner.
- The letter cannot be from the nominee’s MA or PhD supervisor
- It is the responsibility of the nominator to request a letter of support and ensure that it is submitted by the deadline
Applications may be submitted by a colleague or by self-nomination and must be emailed to the CSA office (email@example.com) by March 15, 2024.
The Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) is committed to the values and principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization. We recognize and honour the intersectionality of equity-based identities. The CSA therefore invites and encourages the nomination (including self-nomination) of members from marginalized groups, including Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or LGBTQ2+.
|2023||Tony Silva||University of British Columbia|
|2023||Cary Wu||York University|
|2022||Yue Qian||University of British Columbia|
|2021||Tahseen Shams||University of Toronto|
|2020||Paul Joosse||University of Hong Kong|
|2019||Jasmin Hristov||University of British Columbia|
|2018||Barry Eidlin||McGill University|
|2017||Carolina Cambre||Concordia University|
|2016||Wendy Roth||University of British Columbia|
|2015||Md Saidul Islam||Nanyang Technological University|
|2014||Mark Stoddart||Memorial University of Newfoundland|
|2013||Catherine Corrigall-Brown||University of Western Ontario|