The Simons Student Citizenship Program and Awards were established at Simon Fraser University by Jennifer Simons and the Institute for the Humanities. The purpose of the program and these awards is to promote and advance the understanding of citizenship issues and practices in Canada.
Eight students will be selected for participation in the Program and be provided with a $1000 stipend to prepare and deliver a piece of work suitable for publication or performance at a special conference to be organized that year. Paper topics should focus on one or more of the themes of the Institute for the Humanities Imagining Citizenship Project: environment, culture, social justice, religion, the university, modernity.
The program is open to all SFU graduate and upper level undergraduate students. Students should submit a letter of application together with a one-page abstract summarizing the proposed topic and approach, a resume, a sample of written work (no more than six pages) and a transcript to Institute for the Humanities by March 31 each year. Successful applicants will be notified by April 30.
Applications should be sent to the Institute for the Humanities and include:
- one-page abstract summarizing the proposed topic and approach
- one-page resume
- sample of written work (no more than six pages)
- confirmation of student status and good academic standing
Completed papers etc. must be received by September 30
Conferences will be held in October/November
Awards will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Adjudication Committee based on the nomination of the subcommittee of the Institute for the Humanities’ steering committee.