Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs to an outstanding student entering the economic policy (with a preference for trade policy) stream of the Masters of Arts program of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Endowed in 2010 by family, friends and colleagues of Bill Dymond, former Director of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton University, in recognition of his many contributions to the practice of, and scholarship in Canadian trade policy.