David and Rachelle Chertkow Elder Abuse/ Family Violence Prevention Essay Prize

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to stimulate research in the area of healthy multi-generational families and/ or the prevention of elder abuse and neglect and violence against the elderly. It is open to students in any faculty who are pursuing graduate research studies at Simon Fraser University.
  2. The David and Rachelle Chertkow Essay Prize is a one term award derived from a portion of the earned income from the endowment. One prize is available each year. The prize will consist of the cash award plus a plaque or certificate.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a Master's or Doctoral Program
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. best essay/research paper on promoting healthy multi-generational families, and/ or the prevention of elder abuse and neglect and violence against the elderly.
  4. Application is made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. one copy of an original essay/research paper on promoting healthy families or the prevention of family violence.
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted to the Department of Gerontology on the new graduate award online program (GA3).
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, and on the recommendation of the Chair, Department of Gerontology, after consultation with the BC Institute Against Family Violence, and/or the Gerontology Research Centre at SFU.

Revised: May 2015/ GESR008

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