W.J. Eccles Prize

The W. J. Eccles Prize is awarded annually to the graduate student judged to have presented the best paper at the Society’s Annual Meeting. The Prize honors the memory of William John Eccles (1917-1998), a distinguished historian of French Canada and an outstanding supporter of graduate students. The Prize was created by Bill Eccles’s FCHS colleagues to continue his work by encouraging those at the beginning of their careers in our field. From 2000 to 2018, the Prize was awarded to the best article published in French Colonial History by a graduate student or recent post-graduate scholar.

Application Procedures

Graduate student presenters at the annual meeting should submit an electronic copy of their paper to the editor of French Colonial History, Dr. Kenneth Orosz oroszkj@buffalostate.edu immediately following the meeting. Session chairs are urged to encourage graduate student members of their panels to submit their papers.


For past winners of the Eccles Prize click here.