The David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship
The David and Mary Macaree Endowment Fund supporting the David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was established in 2009 through a generous bequest from the Estate of Mrs. Mary Macaree, a longtime friend of SFU and of the Centre for Scottish Studies.
Originally from Scotland, Mary maintained a lifelong interest in her Scottish roots and was an avid supporter of the Centre for Scottish Studies at SFU. A recorded interview with Mary is available as part of the Centre’s “Voices of the West” oral history project. Mary and her husband David were also very active in outdoor pursuits, particularly mountaineering and hiking. Together they co-authored 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia and 109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland which she has continued to revise and update over the years. The natural world was a great love. Besides being a world traveller, Mary was also an active tennis player and Scottish Country Dancer.
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 topics identified by the Centre for Scottish Studies as primary areas of research.
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 semester of the award.
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. The Fellowship, currently valued at approximately $20,000, is normally tenable in the Fall and will be disbursed over three consecutive semesters. Multiple fellowships may be awarded when endowment income permits.
4) To be eligible 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:
a. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the undergraduate level, and if applicable, at the graduate level
b. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
c. a research focus on Scottish history, 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 award by the Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies to the Chair of the Department of Humanities. The nomination should be made on the Application for a Private Graduate Scholarship form and must be accompanied by:
a. a nomination letter from the Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies summarizing the suitability of the candidate for the award;
b. a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
c. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this fellowship;
d. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the nominee’s scholarly work and academic background; and,
e. a concise outline of the proposed or actual research project.
8) The completed NOMINATION and all supporting documentation must be received by the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies by May 30th.
9) 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 Department of Humanities and the Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies.