Michael Fellman Graduate Prize
Terms of Reference
- The purpose of this prize is to recognize a student in a Master of Arts degree program in the Department of History or the GLS program who has written the best essay or thesis. The prize alternates each year between History and GLS until the endowment funds can support two prizes, one in each department.
- The criteria for this prize includes:
- Enrollment in and completion of their foundation year in the GLS program OR enrollment in an MA program in the Department of History
- Submission of an essay or thesis to a GLS or History faculty member, which demonstrates excellent writing, originality and/or scholarship (i.e., primary research), in one of the three previous terms
- Students must be nominated for this prize by the Graduate Studies Chair, History or the Graduate Chair, Graduate Liberal Studies. Nominations can be made on the online Graduate Awards system (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
- a current, unofficial SFU transcript
- copy of the essay or thesis submitted to GLS or History
- Nominations are normally due to the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows by March 1 for payment in the Summer term.
- No recommendation will be made if, in the opinion of the Graduate Studies Chair, History or Graduate Chair, Graduate Liberal Studies, a suitably high standard is not met.
- The GLS program and the History department will publicize and adjudicate the competitions.
- The prizes will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Graduate Chair, Graduate Liberal Studies, and Graduate Studies Chair, History.
Revised: November 2017 GESR195