David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is to provide financial support to graduate students whose research focuses on Scottish history, Scottish literature, Scottish Philosophy, Scottish politics, and/or Scottish culture.
  2. The Fellowship recipient will be required to give a presentation on an aspect of their research at the Centre for Scottish Studies during the second or third term of the award. The Director, Centre for Scottish Studies will be responsible for ensuring that these presentations occur.
  3. The David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment and will be a minimum of $15,000 annually disbursed over three consecutive terms. 
  4. To be nominated, a student must be registered in or applying to enter a Master’s or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU.
  5. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level;
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on research ability and originality;
    3. a research focus on Scottish history, literature, philosophy, politics, or culture.
  6. The award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  7. The student must be nominated for this fellowship by the Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies to the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The nomination must be made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1. a nomination letter from the Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies summarizing the suitability of the candidate for the award
    2. a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this fellowship
    4. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the nominee’s scholarly work and academic background
    5. a concise outline of the proposed or actual research project
  8. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies.

Revised: May 2017 / GESR164

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