Internal + Donor Funded Awards

Gerontology

The following list contains Internal and Donor funded awards available to your academic unit. Click on the award name to read more about the award, including the full eligibility and requirements.

Award values
Awards values listed are approximations and vary in value and number depending on the terms of reference of the award, as well as the availability of funds. 

When to apply
Main award competitions are open in the spring, with student deadlines falling between March-June. Some departments may run subsequent competitions in later cycles with the student deadline usually falling in the second month of the term (October or February).

Deadlines posted in the Graduate Awards System supersede those posted elsewhere.

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Most awards listed below are applied for through the Graduate Awards Application System.

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  • Rachelle is researching the various health, emotional, and social impacts of intergenerational relationships/programs have on older adults. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Cari is a master's student who is interested on innovating and creating opportunities for older adults to live purposeful, connected, and fulfilling lives regardless of their health status. Special (Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Samantha is a Gerontology PhD student researching social care when facing grief and technological mediation as new ideas of mourning and funerary practices.

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Andrew Petter Graduate Scholarship in Public Policy

 
This scholarship in intended to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students studying public policy.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students studying public policy.
  2. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate degree program with a focus on public policy;
    2. have achieved excellent academic standing at the graduate level or in the most recent degree program completed; and
    3. have demonstrated leadership potential.
  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. Applications will be made via the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) managed by Graduate Studies. Required documents include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript;
    2. letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work; and
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship.
  5. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and social sciences or her/his designate.

July 2020 / GPSR105

Annie and Leon Josefowicz Memorial Award

 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who are pursuing research in human rights, humanitarianism, international development or conflict resolution.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who are pursuing research in human rights, humanitarianism, international development or conflict resolution.
  2. One or more award will be granted annually, in any term to students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. are registered at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
    2. have demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level; and
    3. are pursuing research in human rights, humanitarianism, international development or conflict resolution.
  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. Applications will be made via Graduate Awards Application System. Required documents include:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work; and
    3. a one-page proposal describing their research in human rights, humanitarianism, international development or conflict resolution.
  5. The award will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Associate Dean – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

May 2021 / GESR246

Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony Graduate Award

 
The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony Graduate Award was established at Simon Fraser University in 2019 with a generous gift from Tara Sidhoo Fraser.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this one-time award is to provide recognition to a graduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who is interested in working with the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony Project at SFU. 
  2. One award will be granted one time only, in any term to a student who meets the following criteria:
    1. is enrolled full-time as a graduate student in SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
    2. is in good academic standing; and
    3. has interest working with the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony Project at SFU.
  3. Applications will be made via Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must include:
    1. one-page letter from the applicant describing their interest in the work of the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony.
  4. The award will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Director, Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony. 

April 2020 / GPSR103

Aziz and Parin Dossa Graduate Community Outreach Award

 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University whose graduate research or community outreach project centers on building bridges and sustainable relationships between the Muslim community and other communities who wage the fight for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University whose graduate research or community outreach project centers on building bridges and sustainable relationships between the Muslim community and other communities who wage the fight for equity, diversity and inclusion.
  2. One or more awards will be granted annually in any term to students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. are registered full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
    2. have demonstrated academic excellence in the most recent degree program completed
    3. or in their current degree program; and
    4. are conducting activist research or community outreach projects centered on building bridges and sustainable relationships between the Muslim community and other communities who wage the fight for equity, diversity and inclusion.
  3. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Applications will be adjudicated via the graduate awards system managed by Graduate Studies, and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work; and
    3. a one-page statement that addresses their research or community outreach pursuits.
  5. The award will be granted each year to graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies upon the nomination from the Director, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies.

Revised: April 2021 / GESR206

Big Data Graduate Scholarship

 
SFU’s Big Data Initiative aims to support the next generation of big data research leaders. SFU's Big Data Graduate Scholarship provides an opportunity for Master's and PhD students to incorporate big data approaches, tools, and analysis into their research.

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SFU’s Big Data Initiative aims to support the next generation of big data research leaders. SFU's Big Data Graduate Scholarship provides an opportunity for Master's and PhD students to incorporate big data approaches, tools, and analysis into their research. Whether you’re interested in applying data-intensive methods to your research for the first time, wanting to expand your research insights with big (or small) datasets, or looking to pivot your field of research towards data-driven discoveries and computation, the Big Data Scholarship may be for you — no matter your domain, discipline, or level of expertise.

SFU enables students to engage in data-intensive and computationally-driven research in their field, when they might not otherwise have that opportunity. In doing so, the Big Data Graduate Scholarship supports students in unlocking the potential of big data across new and diverse research fields.

Terms of Reference

  1. SFU's Big Data Graduate Scholarship is a merit based award valued at $6,500.
  2. Preference will be given to proposals from students whose previous research did NOT focus on data-driven tools, approaches, or analysis; or whose research impact will be enhanced through greater data-intensive approaches and analysis. 
  3. Students must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on-leave") in a master’s or Doctoral program and must normally have a first-class (≥ 3.50) grade point average. In exceptional cases, other evidence of outstanding ability may outweigh this criterion. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, students must be taking at least six credits to be eligible.
  4. While there is no restriction on Big Data scholarship recipients receiving income for work performed during the tenure of this scholarship, recipients are expect to limit the number of hours worked weekly and restrict positions to those that are keeping with the spirit of the awards.
  5. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding the Big Data Scholarship at the same time as an external award.
  6. Students holding a national award from SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR, or their equivalent (i.e. SFU Entrance Scholarship, Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships or a major international award) are not eligible to hold the Big Data Scholarship during the period in which they are holding the other award.
  7. Students may only receive one Big Data Scholarship over the course of their degree.
  8. SFU Big Data Scholarship holders will also be eligible to participate in big data training workshops offered through SFU’s Big Data Hub.
  9. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System.
  10. Applicants will need to attach the following to their GA3 application:
    1. all transcripts
    2. an updated CV
    3. a summary of research which includes a description of how you will incorporate big data approaches, tools, and analysis into your research.

(Revised date unknown)

David and Rachelle Chertkow Elder Abuse/Family Violence Prevention Essay Prize

 
This scholarship supports a student who submits the best essay/research paper on promoting healthy multi-generational families, and/or the prevention of elder abuse and neglect and violence against the elderly.

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Terms of Reference
  1. The purpose of this award is to stimulate research in the area of healthy multi-generational families and/or the prevention of elder abuse and neglect and violence against the elderly. It is open to students in any faculty who are pursuing graduate research studies at Simon Fraser University.
  2. The David and Rachelle Chertkow Essay Prize is a one term award derived from a portion of the earned income from the endowment. One prize is available each year. The prize will consist of the cash award plus a plaque or certificate.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a Master's or Doctoral Program
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. best essay/research paper on promoting healthy multi-generational families, and/or the prevention of elder abuse and neglect and violence against the elderly.
  4. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. one copy of an original essay/research paper on promoting healthy families or the prevention of family violence.
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted to the Department of Gerontology  on the Graduate Awards Application System.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, and on the recommendation of the Chair, Department of Gerontology, after consultation with the BC Institute Against Family Violence, and/or the Gerontology Research Centre at SFU.

Revised: May 2015 / GESR008

Dr. A.H. Somjee and Dr. Geeta Somjee Graduate Fellowship in Indian Political Development

 
This graduate fellowship is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University who will conduct research under the supervision of the Dr. A. H. and Dr. Geeta Somjee Professor in Indian Political Development.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this graduate fellowship is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University who will conduct research under the supervision of the Dr. A. H. and Dr. Geeta Somjee Professor in Indian Political Development.
  2. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of two full Somjee fellowships, or four partial Somjee fellowships, during an academic year (September 1- August 31).
  3. One or more fellowships will be granted annually, in any term, to a student(s) who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. is registered at Simon Fraser University in a Master's or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
    2. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level and if applicable, at the undergraduate level;
    3. whose research focus is related to Indian Political Development; and
    4. has demonstrated promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  4. This fellowship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Applications will be made via the Graduate Award, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). Required documents include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work; and
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship.
  6. The fellowship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Dr. A.H. Somjee and Dr. Geeta Somjee Professor in Indian Political Development.

May 2021 / GESR248

Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship

 
This award is intended to recognize and reward an outstanding student pursuing a graduate degree, whose field of study is of benefit to the South Asian community and pertains to South Asian history, culture, politics, or diaspora.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship is to recognize and reward an outstanding student pursuing a graduate degree, whose field of study is of benefit to the South Asian community and pertains to South Asian history, culture, politics, or diaspora.
  2. One scholarship will be awarded each year.
  3. 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
    3. demonstrated research focus on a topic of benefit to the South Asian community and related to the areas of South Asian history, culture, politics or diaspora
  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 Graduate Awards Application System and must be accompanied by:
    1. a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    2. curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    3. two letters of reference: one letter of reference from the student's supervisor confirming the student's research focus on South Asian history, culture, politics, or diaspora, and a second letter of reference from someone other than the supervisor who is familiar with the applicant's research abilities
    4. a current unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GPSR057

Flight 752 Graduate Memorial Scholarship

 
This scholarship is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in any Faculty who are pursuing a graduate degree at Simon Fraser University.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in any Faculty who are pursuing a graduate degree at Simon Fraser University.
  2. One scholarship will be granted annually, in any term, to a student who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. is registered at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in any faculty;
    2. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate or undergraduate level;
    3. shows promise of originality and creativity in research; and
    4. has contributed to the advancement of Persian culture and the Iranian community through volunteerism or research in Canada or in the applicant's country of origin.
  3. Preference will be given to an entering student.
  4. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Applications will be adjudicated via the Graduate Awards, Application and Adjudication System  (GA3) managed by Graduate Studies, and must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial transcript or a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work;
    3. a current curriculum vitae; and
    4. a one-page statement outlining the applicant's contributions to the advancement of Persian culture and the Iranian community through volunteerism or research.
  6. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

May 2021 / GPSR110

Fung Chan Yee Shan Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology

 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in the Department of Gerontology. The Fung Chan Yee Shan Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology is a one-term award based on the net value of earned income from the endowment.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for students pursuing a Master's degree in Department of Gerontology.
  2. The Fung Chan Yee Shan Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology is a one-term award based on the net value of earned income from the endowment.
  3. 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 the Master's degree of the Department of Gerontology
  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. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR080

GABC Chuck Bayley Memorial Graduate Award in Gerontology

 
This award is intended for a student who has, through volunteer or paid work experience, demonstrated an aptitude for and interest in the field of Gerontology.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the GABC Chuck Bayley Memorial Graduate Award is to provide an annual award to graduate students who have, through volunteer or paid work experience, demonstrated an aptitude for and interest in the field of Gerontology. 
  2. The GABC Chuck Bayley Memorial Graduate Award is valued at a portion of the income earned from the endowment fund, and is normally tenable in the Fall term. If sufficient funds are available and multiple students meet the criteria for this award, multiple awards of equal value may be granted.
  3. The criteria for the award are:
    1. full-time registration in a graduate program in the Department of Gerontology
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    3. demonstrated aptitude for and interest in the field of Gerontology either through volunteer or paid work experience
  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. Students must be nominated for the award by the Chair of the Gerontology Department. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    2. a CV summarizing scholastic achievements and work or volunteer experience relevant to the aims of this award
    3. a letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's experience and interest in the field of Gerontology
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the nomination of the Chair of the Gerontology Department, and on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR175

German Canadian Benevolent Society of British Columbia Aulinger Award in Gerontology

 
This award is intended for a student pursuing a Master’s degree in the Department of Gerontology, with a research focus on aging and the built environment or on health promotion and aging.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Aulinger Award is to provide financial support for a graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in the Department of Gerontology.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in the Department of Gerontology graduate program
    2. research focus on aging and the built environment or on health promotion and aging
    3. from time to time, other areas of focus within the Gerontology Program will be given consideration
    4. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
  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. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual program of studies including a description of interest and achievements in the focus area
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's recent work
  5. The completed form and all accompanying documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR063

Gloria Gutman Conference Travel Award

 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student in a graduate program in the Department of Gerontology to help with the costs associated with participating in an academic conference. Students will be evaluated based on their previous annual progress as determined by the Gerontology’s Graduate Program Committee.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Gloria Gutman Conference Travel Award is to provide financial support for a student in a graduate program in the Department of Gerontology to help with the costs associated with participating in an academic conference. Students will be evaluated based on their previous annual progress as determined by the Gerontology’s Graduate Program Committee.
  2. The Gloria Gutman Conference Travel Award is an annual award.
  3. Students must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Program Committee in the Department of Gerontology.
  4. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration and in good academic standing in a graduate program in the Department of Gerontology at SFU
    2. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the post-graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    3. acceptance of the candidate’s abstract for presentation at a suitable conference on aging
  5. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  6. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript or a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    2. a concise outline of the proposed benefits of attending the conference
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the candidate’s work
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the recommendation of Gerontology’s Graduate Program Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR168

Graduate Fellowships

 
This award is intended for graduate students in full time research based programs. This award can only be held within the first nine (9) terms of a Master's program or the first fifteen (15) terms of a PhD program. *Currently, we are waiving the number of terms that student can apply and/or hold the GF as long as their research has been impacted by COVID-19. This special arrangement is applicable for 3 terms: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. Student also needs to be approved by the Graduate Program Chair within their program before receiving the award.* Applicants are only eligible to receive up to a maximum of two full GFs, or four half GFs, during an academic year.

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Terms of Reference

  1. To be eligible to hold a Graduate Fellowship (GF), a student must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on-leave") student in a Master’s or Doctoral program.  In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, students must be taking at least six credit hours to be eligible to receive a Graduate Fellowship. *Currently, we are waiving the number of terms that student can apply and/or hold the GF as long as their research has been impacted by COVID-19. This special arrangement is applicable for 3 terms: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. Student also needs to be approved by the Graduate Program Chair within their program before receiving the award.*
  2. Eligible students must have a minimum first-class (3.50) cumulative grade point average. In exceptional cases, other evidence of outstanding ability may outweigh this criterion. Since academic merit is the primary criterion for ranking eligible applicants, departments must notify all applicants in advance if additional criteria will be used.
  3. Students will be eligible to hold a GF only during the first 9 semesters of a Master's program and during the first 15 semesters of a Ph.D. program.
  4. Students who did not complete a Master's program before transferring into a PhD are eligible to hold the GF within the first 15 semesters of their PhD, from the PhD start date
  5. GFs will be awarded in increments of .5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0. A partial GF (.5) is valued at $3,500; a full GF (1.0) is valued at $7,000. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of two full GFs, or four partial GFs, during the academic year (September 1 – August 31).
  6. GF recipients are eligible to hold other scholarships funded from SFU sources.
  7. Graduate Fellowship recipients may accept other scholarship support from external funding sources including SFU’s ‘private’ awards (derived from annual and endowed funds). Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a GF at the same time as the external award. Effective Fall 2021, if the total of the GF and other external support exceeds $60,000 per annum, the value of the GF will be reduced so that the total equals $60,000.
  8. There is no restriction on GF recipients receiving income for work performed during tenure of the GF.
  9. Application is made through the Graduate Award Application System.
  10. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendations of the Departmental Graduate Program Committee.

Revised: November 2020

IODE Seaman Morley Scott Memorial Graduate Scholarship

This memorial graduate scholarship award is intended to provide financial support for a female graduate student who is Canadian citizen and has a CGPA above 3.50.

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Terms of Referencee

  1. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. female Canadian citizen
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    3. cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5
  2. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
    3. a curriculum vitae
    4. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
  3. The completed application and supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  4. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR067

Isabel Dawson Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology

 
This award is intended to provide financial support for an outstanding graduate student engaged in research or study in the Department of Gerontology.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial recognition to an outstanding student engaged in research or study in the Department of Gerontology
  2. The Isabel Dawson Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology is awarded in the Fall term. The value of the award is based on a portion of the earned income from the endowment.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University
    2. outstanding academic achievement
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other award made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The student must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Chair of the Department of Gerontology. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must be accompanied by a copy of the SFU transcript.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, and on the recommendation of the Graduate Chair of the Department of Gerontology.

Revised: August 2012 / GESR059

Israel Chertkow Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology

 
This award is intended to provide financial support and recognition of the student's achievement of the highest grade point average of the graduating class in the Gerontology Diploma Program.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide recognition to the top graduating student in the Gerontology Diploma Program.
  2. The Israel Chertkow Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology is awarded in the Fall term. The value of the award is based on a portion of the earned income from the endowment.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. completion of the Gerontology Diploma Program at Simon Fraser University
    2. achievement of the highest grade point average of the graduating class
  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. The student must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Chair of the Department of Gerontology. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must be accompanied by a copy of the SFU transcript.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: August 2012 / GESR019

Knud George Pedersen International Graduate Students Fund Endowment

The purpose is to provide support for international graduate students with unforeseen or unmet expenses and may also support programs and initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience for international graduate students.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose is to provide support for international graduate students with unforeseen or unmet expenses and may also support programs and initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience for international graduate students. Expenditure amount and type will be at the discretion of the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or their designate.
  2. Eligible student expenses may include but are not limited to:
    - funding for personal expenses such as food and rent;
    - travel expenses for family emergencies;
    - travel expenses for education purposes such as conferences; and
    - registration fees for conferences and workshops.
  3. To be eligible for this award, students must:
    1. be designated as international students; and
    2. be enrolled either full-time or part-time in a graduate program at SFU.
  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. The application will be made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must be accompanied by:
    1. a copy of the SFU transcript; and
    2. statement of financial need.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

October 2020 / GESR240

Lillian Zimmerman Graduate Scholarship in Gerontology

 
This award is intended for a first-year graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in the Department of Gerontology, whose research is in the area of family and aging, gender, ethnicity, population aging, health and/or social policy.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Lillian Zimmerman Graduate Scholarship in Gerontology is to provide financial support for a graduate student pursuing a masters degree in the Department of Gerontology who is in his/her first year of study, and whose research is in the area of the family and aging, gender, ethnicity, population aging, health and/or social policy.
    Preference will be given to a female student.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration in the first year of study in the masters program in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University in the area of family and aging, gender, ethnicity, aging, health and/or social policy
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
  3. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies and where the goals of other award(s) are within the criteria of the Lillian Zimmerman Graduate Scholarship in the Department of Gerontology.
  4. The student must be nominated for this award by the Chair of the Department of Gerontology. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual research project
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work
    4. a letter by the applicant outlining his/her goals in pursuing this scholarship
  5. 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 Gerontology’s Graduate Program Committee.

Revised: September 2013 / GPSR047

Marie Magrega Memorial Graduate Award in Gerontology

 
This award is intended for graduate students who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a Master of Arts degree in the Department of Gerontology.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for graduate students at Simon Fraser University who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a Master of Arts degree in the Department of Gerontology The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration in the MA program in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University
    2. demonstrated excellence at the undergraduate and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on research ability and originality
  2. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  3. The student must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Chair in the Department of Gerontology. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual program of studies
    3. a letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work
    4. a letter of nomination
  4. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: July 2012 / GPSR010

Mark Nussbaum Graduate Research Fellowships in Gerontology

 
These awards are intended for full-time graduate students in the Department of Gerontology. Preference will be given to students who are studying topics in technology and the built environment and aging.

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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 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. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    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

Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship in Urban Development

 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support for an outstanding Master’s or PhD student whose research is in urban development.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship in Urban Development is to provide financial support to a Master’s or PhD student whose research is in urban development.
  2. The Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    2. 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. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript OR an official transcript from the most recent degree program 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 scholarship achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    4. two letters of reference: one letter of reference from the student’s supervisor and a second letter of reference from someone other than the 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: April 2017 / GESR142

Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship

 
This award is intended for a student enrolled in a doctoral program who has demonstrated research excellence at the postgraduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for students enrolled in a doctoral program at Simon Fraser University.
  2. The Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship is a three-term award and it is tenable during three consecutive academic terms in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    2. full-time registration in a doctoral program in any Faculty at SFU
    3. demonstrated research excellence at the postgraduate 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. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program complete
    2. resume summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    3. letter of reference from the student’s senior supervisor describing the candidate’s research abilities
  6. Student applications are normally accepted at the departmental level. One nomination from each Department is submitted to Graduate Studies and forwarded to the Faculty offices.
  7. The selection of a successful candidate(s) in each Faculty will be made by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee from the departmental nominations received. One nomination from each Faculty Dean will be forwarded to Graduate Studies, who will make the final selection from among the Faculty nominations received, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR 181

North Shore ElderCollege Society Graduate Award in Gerontology

 
This award is meant to support to a Master's or PhD student in the Department of Gerontology whose research is related to active aging. Preference will be given to a student whose research involves the benefits of lifelong learning for older adults.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to a Master's or PhD student in the Department of Gerontology who is undertaking research related to active aging, with preference to those whose research involves the benefits of lifelong learning for older adults.
  2. One award, valued at $1,500, will be granted annually to a student who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. is registered in a research-based Master's or PhD program in the Department of Gerontology in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
    2. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level;
    3. is conducting research related to active aging, with preference to those whose research touches on the benefits of lifelong learning to older adults
  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. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts
    2. a letter of nomination from the applicant's senior supervisor or graduate program chair.
  5. If a suitable candidate is not identified, the award may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  6. The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the Chair, Department of Gerontology.

Revised: January 2019 / GPSR090

President's PhD Scholarship

 
This award PhD students who have made excellent progress in their degree, and who have demonstrated academic excellence, substantial scholarly output and leadership early in their PhD program relative to their peers. Note that not all departments use this award.

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Terms of Reference

  1. A limited number of President’s PhD Scholarships are available annually and the award is currently valued at $7,000.
  2. To be eligible to hold a PS, the applicant must have completed fewer than 12 terms of enrolment in the program and be registered as a full-time, regular (not “on-leave” or “part-time”) student in good standing in the PhD program at Simon Fraser University.
  3. At the time of nomination, eligible students must have completed all departmental and University requirements for the degree (eg. courses, comprehensive or qualifying examinations), except the thesis and, in the case of students in the Clinical Psychology Program, the internship. Evaluation criteria includes: the extent to which PhD students have made excellent progress in their degrees, and have demonstrated academic excellence, substantial scholarly output and leadership early in their PhD programs relative to their peers.
  4. While there is no restriction on PS recipients receiving income for work performed during their tenure of the PS, given the intent of the award, recipients are expected to limit the number of hours worked weekly and restrict positions to those that are keeping with the spirit of the award.
  5. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a PS at the same time as the external award. Students holding a national award from SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC or their equivalent (ie. SFU Entrance Scholarship or a major international award) are ineligible to hold the PS award during the period that they are holding the other award.
  6. A PhD student must be nominated for the PS by the student’s senior supervisor whose nomination letter should address the evaluation criteria. Eligible students may not receive more than one PS during their doctoral program or have previously received a President’s Research Stipend award.
  7. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and is submitted to the department of enrolment by the deadline date. The application must be accompanied by a nomination letter from the senior supervisor.
  8. Awards are made on the recommendations of the academic unit’s Graduate Program Committee to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  9. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies.

Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award

 
This award provides support for an entering or current First Nations or aboriginal graduate student pursuing studies in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

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Terms of Reference

The purpose of the Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award is to provide financial support for a First Nations or aboriginal graduate student who is entering or pursuing graduate studies in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  1. The Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award is valued at a portion of the earned income and will be awarded annually.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. aboriginal student (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit)
  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. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual research project
    3. two letters of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant's scholarly work and academic background
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR126

Waterhouse Graduate Fellowship in Organizational Change and Innovation

 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a graduate student whose research focus is on organizational change and innovation.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide financial support for a graduate student whose research focuses is on organizational change and innovation.
  2. The Fellowship is an annual award, disbursed over two terms in the Fall and Spring. Its value is subject to the income earned from its endowment fund and will increase as the endowment grows.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. indication of interest in issues related to innovation and change management
    4. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on research ability and originality
  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. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts, for the first year graduate student, or a current unofficial SFU transcript, for students past their first year of graduate study
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual program of studies pertaining to sustainability, organizational change and innovation
    3. two confidential letters of reference
  6. The final selection of a candidate for the award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR159

The William & Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Scholarship

 
This award is intended to support a graduate student who is engaged in, or planning to engage in, research which requires work outside the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The William and Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship is valued at approximately $17,000 per annum of which $15,000 is the scholarship portion and $2,000 is available for travel, accommodation, and related research expenses. One scholarship is awarded per year.
  2. To be eligible to apply, a student must:
    1. be enrolled in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University
    2. be engaged in, or planning to engage in, research which requires work outside the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. evidence of outstanding achievement at the graduate level, with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  4. This award is paid over three consecutive terms starting in the Fall term.
  5. During tenure of the award, the recipient must be registered full-time in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, students must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold the award. If a recipient wishes to register "on-leave" or "part-time" for one term, a deferment of the scholarship should be requested by writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Permission will be granted in exceptional circumstances only.
  6. The Steel Scholarship recipient may accept other scholarship support from external sources and/or from awards administered by SFU. Effective Fall 2021, if the total of the Steel Scholarship and the other support exceeds $60,000 per annum, the value of the Steel Scholarship will be reduced so that the total equals $60,000. 
  7. The Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship is intended to provide students with a period of time that they can devote largely to graduate studies and research. Departments may build this principle into their criteria for awarding this scholarship. There is no restriction on Steel Scholarship recipients receiving income for other work during the tenure of the scholarship, except as noted in Point 6. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a scholarship at the same time as the external award.
  8. The award is made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee after a University-wide competition in which departmental recommendations are considered.
  9. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1.  SFU transcript
    2. Autobiographical sketch and statement of research interests and goals
    3. List of scholarly publications
    4. List of other scholarship or financial support held or applied for.
    5. Three letters of reference from Faculty members familiar with the student's academic and research potential.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR013

Wister-Mitchell Graduate Scholarship in Gerontology

 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University who have demonstrated academic excellence and promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research, and leadership or community engagement.
  2. One or more scholarships, will be granted annually in any term to student(s) who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. are registered at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of Gerontology;
    2. have demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level and if applicable, at the undergraduate level;
    3. have demonstrated promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research; and
    4. have demonstrated leadership or community or community engagement such as volunteering experience.
  3. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing research in the areas of family and aging, and/or population health aging.
  4. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Applications will be made and adjudicated via the Graduate Awards Application System managed by Graduate Studies; and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work; and
    3. a one-page statement that addresses their research pursuits and demonstrated intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  6. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Chair, Department of Gerontology or their designate.

GESR243 / February 2021