Roy L. Carlson Graduate Scholarship in Prehistoric British Columbia Archaeology

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student in a graduate program in Archaeology, whose research is on the prehistoric archaeology of BC Eligible theses topics include those based on analysis of BC archaeological collections held by the SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Students will be evaluated based on their previous annual progress as determined by the Department of Archaeology’s graduate program committee.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University 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. where possible, preference will be given to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. A student must be nominated for the award by the Department of Archaeology’s graduate program committee and approved by the Chair, Department of Archaeology. Application is made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1. nomination letter describing the academic merits and potential of the nominee
    2. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work
    4. a concise outline of the proposed thesis
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, on the nomination of the Department of Archaeology’s Graduate Program Committee with approval by the Chair.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR134

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