Calls for Nominations

Publication of Enduring Quality

Due March 1

Established in 2007, this award is given for a publication by a CAES member (in the CJAE or elsewhere) that has had a significant impact on Agricultural, Environmental or Resource Economics in Canada and has been available for 10 years or more. Nominations should be accompanied by a short statement (maximum of one single-spaced page) describing the publication's contributions to the profession. When describing the enduring nature of the article and its overall contribution please be as specific as possible (e.g., shaped policy, new empirical methodology, unique data set, etc.) Peer nominations are typical, but self-nominations will be considered.

Please submit the nomination statement and the reference of the publication by e-mail to .

Fellows Nominations

Due March 1

CAES recognizes excellence in performance demonstrating continuous distinguished contributions to the advancement of agricultural or resource economics, and substantial contributions to institution building and the Canadian agricultural and resource economics profession. Nominations will be considered by the Fellows Election Committee.

Current List of Fellows of the CAES can be found on the CAES website. For information regarding the procedures and criteria for nominating Fellows can be obtained from the links below. Please use these forms when submitting nominations:

Please send nominations via email to , CAES Executive Director.

Outstanding Master's Thesis

Due March 1

This award recognizes excellence in student research at the master's level. The Society seeks to attract theses that demonstrate a high quality with regard to the subject matter of the research as well as the way the research has been conducted. The competition recognizes an overall winner and as many as two Honourable Mentions. The jury attaches importance to an original approach and insight, and the relevance of the research to a scientific understanding of the issues covered. In addition, the jury will consider the significance of the thesis in relation to issues in agricultural economics and its interest for the general public. The theses must be completed in the year previous to the year the award will be given. Nominations will be accepted from agricultural economics and related social science disciplines in which the institution offers a master's degree. The scholarly "product" eligible for this competition is a formal written thesis. If a nominating department offers both a thesis option and a project option, only the thesis is acceptable for consideration for this award. Each submission requires a written nomination by the Chair of the Department, Graduate Program Chair or equivalent officer. The internal institutional selection processes are the responsibility of the endorsing official. Each institution may submit up to two nominations for the award.

Guidelines for Submission of Master's Thesis Nominations

  1. A nominee must have earned the degree within the period of January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. Nomination materials must be provided by the Chair of the Department or equivalent officer. The nomination materials must include:
    1. An electronic copy of the written thesis in PDF (Portable Document Format).
    2. A letter from the department chair or advisor. The letter should include the full name of the applicant, the applicant's email address, the full name of the supervisor(s), the year the applicant graduated and the full name of the program of the degree granting unit.
    3. For each thesis submitted to the competition, a volunteer reviewer with her/is email address. This will help the Association to ensure there are enough reviewers and that all theses are subjected to the same number of reviews. The department can nominate reviewers from the department or external e.g., government departments, non-profit and for-profit organizations. Please note that it is the nominating department's responsibility to obtain the volunteer's consent to participate as a reviewer.
  2. All nomination materials must be submitted no later than March 1, 2017. Email submissions to to Julieta Frank ().
  3. Initial screening will be based upon four criteria:
    1. Originality
    2. Significance of the study
    3. Overall quality
    4. Outcomes and accomplishments from the thesis
  4. Award winners will be asked to participate at the CAES Annual General Meeting and Conference in Montreal, QC, June 18-21. The cost of the meeting is not covered by the Society; however the supervisor of the winner will be informed in advance of the meeting so that to travel arrangements can be made with the winner.

Outstanding PH.D. Thesis Awards

Due March 1

This award recognizes excellence in student research at the doctoral level. The Society seeks to attract doctoral theses that demonstrate a high quality with regard to the subject matter of the research as well as the way the research has been conducted. The PhD thesis award recognizes excellence in the study of agricultural economics and closely related social science fields at the Doctoral level and is awarded every three years. The competition recognizes an overall winner and as many as three Honourable Mentions. The jury attaches importance to an original approach and insight, and the relevance of the research to a scientific understanding of the issues covered at the doctoral level. In addition, the jury will consider the significance of the thesis in relation to issues in agricultural economics and its interest for the general public. The theses must be completed in the three years previous to the year the award will be given. Nominations will be accepted from agricultural economics and related social science disciplines in which the institution offers a doctorate degree. The scholarly "product" eligible for this competition is a formal written doctoral thesis. Each submission requires a written nomination by the Chair of the Department, Graduate Program Chair or equivalent officer. The internal institutional selection processes are the responsibility of the endorsing official. Each institution may submit up to two nominations for the award.

Guidelines for Submission of Ph.D. Thesis Nominations

  1. A nominee must have earned the degree within the period of January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2016. Nomination materials must be provided by the Chair of the Department or equivalent officer. The nomination materials must include:
    1. An electronic copy of the written thesis in PDF (Portable Document Format).
    2. A letter from the department chair or advisor. The letter should include the full name of the applicant, the full name of the supervisor(s), the year the applicant graduated and the full name of the program of the degree granting unit.
    3. For each doctoral thesis submitted to the competition, a volunteer reviewer. This will help the Association to ensure there are enough reviewers and that all doctoral theses are subjected to the same number of reviews. The department can nominate reviewers from the department or doctoral graduates external to the department but affiliated with the organization e.g., government departments, non-profit and for-profit organizations. Please note that it is the nominating department's responsibility to obtain the volunteer's consent to participate as a reviewer.
  2. All nomination materials must be submitted no later than March 1, 2017. Email submissions to to Julieta Frank ().
  3. Initial screening will be based upon four criteria:
    1. Originality
    2. Significance of the study
    3. Overall quality
    4. Outcomes and accomplishments from the doctoral thesis
  4. Award winners will be asked to participate at the CAES Annual General Meeting and Conference in Montreal, QC, June 18-21. The cost of the meeting is not covered by the Society; however the supervisor of the winner will be informed in advance of the meeting so that to travel arrangements can be made with the winner.

Undergraduate Book Prize Nominations

Due April 30

This award recognizes excellence in agricultural economics, farm management, resource economics and related fields of study at the undergraduate level. Universities with such programs of study are invited to nominate one candidate each. The criteria and selection are left to the Universities. The CAES provides a "Book Prize" to winners consisting of an award of $200 and a one year subscription to the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. Prizes are given out by the University of the winner throughout the year. Department chairs are contacted directly in January.