2019 Open Scholarship Awards Call for Nominations

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Open Scholarship Awards, sponsored by the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute and its partners! Nominations for the 2019 awards are due by September 30th 2018 via

Open scholarship incorporates open access, open data, open education, and other related movements that have the potential to make scholarly work more efficient, more accessible, and more usable by those within and beyond the academy. By engaging with open practices for academic work, open scholarship shares that work more broadly and more publicly.

Awards, Nominations and Eligibility
Two 2019 awards are available:

The Open Scholarship Award, for open scholarship carried out by scholars, librarians, citizen scholars, research professionals, and administrators.

The Emerging Researcher Open Scholarship Award, for open scholarship carried out by undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early stage professionals.

For both awards, the successful candidate will have demonstrated exemplary open scholarship via research, projects, or initiatives. Research, initiative, and project types and formats of all sorts, from all areas, are welcome. We welcome nominations that span the technical, theoretical, or creative (or any combination thereof). You may nominate yourself or a colleague for these awards.

Nature of the Awards
These awards are intended to acknowledge and celebrate exemplary open scholarship. In addition to the recognition of accomplishment that comes with such acknowledgement, the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute will also offer one tuition scholarship for each recipient to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI; This tuition scholarship can be used by the recipient or by someone else involved in their work.

To Make a Nomination
All nominations should be submitted through the form at and include the following:

  • Name, affiliation, and email address for the nominee;
  • Which award the nomination is for;
  • Title and URL of the project, research, or initiative (if applicable);
  • A short abstract for the project, research, or initiative;
  • A justification for why the nominee should be considered for an award.

Please note that letters of support are not required for nomination. All nominations for the 2019 awards must be received by September 30th 2018.

Please email <> with any questions or concerns you might have! We look forward to hearing from you.

About the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute
The Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI) actively engages issues related to networked open social scholarship: creating and disseminating research and research technologies in ways that are accessible and significant to a broad audience that includes specialists and active non-specialists. Representing, coordinating, and supporting the work of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership, C-SKI activities include awareness raising, knowledge mobilization, training, public engagement, scholarly communication, and pertinent research and development on local, national, and international levels. Originated in 2015, C-SKI is located in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab in the Digital Scholarship Centre at UVic.

C-SKI’s partners, through INKE, include: Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ), Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing (CISP), Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), Compute Canada, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC), Canadiana, Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRG; U Western Sydney), Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL), Edith Cowan U, Érudit, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance, J.E. Halliwell Associates, Public Knowledge Project (PKP), Simon Fraser U Library, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), Scholarly and Research Communication (SRC), U Victoria Libraries, and Voyant Tools, among others.

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