Laurine Harrison Graduate Thesis Award

Terms of Reference

The Laurine Harrison Graduate Thesis Award, funded through the Laurine Harrison Graduate Endowment Fund, will provide financial support for graduate students who are in the final, thesis-writing term of a Master’s program.

  1. To be eligible for this award, students must be enrolled in a Master’s program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, have completed all coursework and comprehensive exams (if applicable), and be writing a thesis.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a Master program
    2. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the graduate level
    3. at the time of application, completion of all coursework and comprehensive exam requirements for their intended degree as well as any necessary fieldwork or data collection supporting readiness to write the thesis
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  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
    2. a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    3. two letters of reference: one letter of reference from the student’s supervisor and a second letter of reference from someone other than the supervisor who is familiar with the applicant’s research abilities
    4. statement from the graduate program chair/director that the student has completed all coursework, comprehensive exams, fieldwork and data collection towards the thesis
  5. The completed application and supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR146

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