Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Simons Student Citizenship Award

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

SIMONS STUDENT CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM at SFU

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2007. Please submit your application directly to the Institute for the Humanities (AQ 5116).

This program is intended to promote and advance the understanding of citizenship issues and practices in
Canada. Each year, eight students will be selected for participation in the Program and be provided with a $1,000 stipend to prepare and deliver a piece of work suitable for publication or performance (e.g., an academic paper or other writing, a play or other artistic performance) at a special conference to be organized in that year. The successful applicants will be considered Institute for the Humanities Associates and be invited to participate in Institute events.

Application Process
The program is open to all SFU graduate and undergraduate students of at least third year standing. Interested students should submit a letter of application together with:
a) a one-page abstract summarizing the proposed topic and approach
b) a one-page résumé
c) a sample of written work (no more than six pages)
d) confirmation of student status and good standing

All complete and eligible applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Institute for the Humanities' steering committee. Undergraduate and graduate submissions will be considered separately.

Topics
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

Deadlines
In each year, applications must be submitted by March 31.
Successful applicants will be notified by April 30.
Completed papers etc. must be received by September 30.
Conferences will be held in October/November.
Further details of these themes and contact information are contained on the Institute for the Humanities web site: http://www.sfu.ca/humanities-institute/citizenship.htm

Keert Khanghura
Acting Co-ordinator, Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries
Financial Assistance, Student Services
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6
Tel: (604)291-3893 Fax: (604)291-4722
E-mail: kjohal@sfu.ca
Website: http://students.sfu.ca/fa

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