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2010 Weller Prize Announcement

The Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) announces the 8th annual competition for the Geoff Weller Memorial Prize. The prize is awarded annually by CASIS in memory of Professor Geoff Weller, past president of CASIS and the first president of the University of Northern British Columbia, for the best undergraduate and graduate paper on a subject dealing with intelligence, security, or law enforcement.  The deadline for entries is July 9th, 2010.

Eligibility Criteria
The competition is open to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at a Canadian university, or any Canadian student enrolled at a university outside of Canada. Essays must address some dimension of intelligence, security, or law enforcement issues in any time period and in any country. Submissions can be from any Humanities or Social Sciences discipline, inter-disciplinary programmes, or law school. Only papers submitted during the 2009-2010 academic year are eligible.

The Award
One undergraduate and one graduate paper will be awarded. Winners will be invited to present their papers at the 2010 CASIS Annual Conference, held October 14-15 at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa. Economy air travel, accommodation, and conference registration will be covered. In addition, the winners will receive a $400 cash prize. $250 cash prizes for runners-up will also be awarded.

Undergraduate essays cannot exceed 30 pages including footnotes. Graduate papers cannot exceed 40 pages including notes. Theses are not eligible, but chapters from theses can be submitted within the length specified. Submissions should be sent by email with a clear subject heading reading "CASIS Weller Prize", graduate or undergraduate level, and the author's last name: i.e. CASIS Weller Prize - undergraduate - Johnson, Eric. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word, 12 point font, and must include a full title page with the author's name, institution, academic programme, and summer/fall contact information, as well as course details and grades/comments the essay received. Although not required, a letter sponsoring the submission from the instructor who marked it is also welcome. Send an electronic copy of the paper to:

Dr. Arne Kislenko
Department of History
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3
(416) 979-5000 ext. 6206
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