Every year, COHDS offers an Award for Excellence in Oral History of $500 in recognition of research excellence in the interdisciplinary field of oral history. Graduate students enrolled at Concordia University and affiliated with COHDS who completed their work after April 1st of the past year are eligible to be nominated (by their professor or self-nominated). Citizens landed immigrants or international students are eligible. An adjudication committee at COHDS selects the best research paper, research creation project, or thesis. The results will be announced at the annual Emerging Scholars Symposium in late March. If you are a student, please consider nominating yourself, and if you are a professor, please consider nominating a student. Once again, this prize can go either to a thesis or to a research paper, or research creation project. Nominees must already be affiliated with COHDS at the time of application.

Applications should include:
– The research paper or thesis, or any material describing the research creation project (website URL, text, images, etc.)
– A cover letter including information on the study program & a summary of the project (about 250 words).

For the current year’s award, you can submit an application by email until March 1st, 2024, 11:59 p.m. to the Dr. Barbara Lorenzkowski, Lead Co-Director at barbara.lorenzkowski@concordia.ca