Jim Babcock Fellowship in Graduate Liberal Studies
Terms of Reference
- The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to one or two Ph.D. students whose research focus is within liberal studies.
- One fellowship, valued at a minimum of $20,000, or two fellowships, valued at a minimum of $10,000 each, will be granted annually to a student(s) who fulfills the following criteria:
- has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level;
- is registered at Simon Fraser University as a Ph.D. student and whose research focus is within liberal studies; and
- has demonstrated a commitment to the Graduate Liberal Studies Program objective "to foster progressive discourse and innovative thought while creating a community of engaged citizens".
- This fellowship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
- Applications will be made via the Graduate Fellowship, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). Required documents include:
- copies of post-secondary transcripts;
- one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work; and
- a one-page letter describing how their participation in the Graduate Liberal Studies program will impact their careers, personal lives, and the greater community.
- If a suitable candidate is not identified, the fellowship may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
- The fellowship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Director, Graduate Liberal Studies.
- At the end of each year, the University will issue a report to the donor of all gifts made in support of the fellowships in that year.
- At the end of each year, the University will provide to the donor during her lifetime, and afterward, to her family (see attached list), or the donor's designate(s) in perpetuity an impact report on the recipients and activities that came out of the gift, and a financial report of the endowment fund.
Revised: January 2017 / GESR213