Alexia Sepideh Kiaii Archaeology Graduate Scholarship

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Alexia Sepideh Kiaii Archaeology Graduate Scholarship is to support graduate students in the Department of Archaeology who must travel to conduct research necessary for the completion of their dissertation or thesis.  Preference will be given to students studying classical archaeology who wish to visit an excavation site in pursuit of their research.
  2. The Alexia Sepideh Kiaii Archaeology Graduate Scholarship is valued at a portion of the income earned from the endowment fund. If sufficient funds are available and multiple students meet the criteria for this scholarship, multiple awards of equal value may be granted.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated research excellence at the graduate level and, if applicable, at the undergraduate level
    2. full-time registration in a graduate program in the Department of Archaeology
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    4. current or proposed research that requires travel to a project/research site, with preference given to student travelling to an excavation in support of research in classical archaeology
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Applications will be submitted to the Archaeology department. This will then be reviewed by the Archaeology Graduate Executive Committee, a four-person committee consisting of one chair, two continuing faculty members, and the Graduate Assistant (non-voting). The Graduate Executive Committee will rank applications based on the criteria set out in paragraph 3 and make a recommendation to the Chair of Archaeology.  Based on this recommendation, the selected recipient will then be nominated for the award by the Chair of the Archaeology department to the Dean of Graduate Studies Office. The award application and/or nomination is made using the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3):
    1. a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program completed and if applicable, a current, unofficial transcript
    2. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the chosen field of study
    3. a one-page summary of the applicant’s current or proposed research, why travel is necessary to complete the research, and what the applicant expects to accomplish from the travel
    4. letter of nomination from the Chair of the Archaeology Department describing the merits of the candidate
  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 of Archaeology and the Department of Archaeology’s Graduate Executive Committee.

Revised: August2017 / GESR177



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