Mark Nussbaum Graduate Research Fellowships in Gerontology

Terms of Reference

  1. The Mark Nussbaum Graduate Endowment Fund will provide one award or two awards to a graduate student or students enrolled in the Department of Gerontology Graduate Program. Students can be pursuing any field of study within the department, but preference will be given to students who propose research addresses topics in technology and the built environment and aging, and must be currently enrolled in either the Masters or the PhD program.
  2. The purpose of this award is to provide research support for students interested in gerontological research, with preference given to research addresses topics in technology and the built environment and aging as part of their MA or PhD graduate degree in Gerontology.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a Masters or PhD program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Gerontology
    2. completion of a research proposal, with the preference given to graduate research that addresses topics in technology and the built environment and aging
    3. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the post-graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Application is made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript OR, for entering students, an official transcript from the most recent degree program completed at another post-secondary institution
    2. a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    4. one letter of reference from someone other than their supervisor who is familiar with the applicant’s research abilities
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: May 2018 / GESR158


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