CASCA: Richard F Salisbury Award

Here’s information for future reference as it is regarding doctoral level research.

RICHARD F. SALISBURY AWARD
APPLICATION INFORMATION

Eligibility: Applications can be made by any student member of CASCA undertaking doctoral level research in the field of anthropology at a Canadian university. Preference will be given to those who have completed their comprehensive examinations, have approved thesis proposals and are within one year of beginning fieldwork. CASCA recognizes that some eligible candidates may not be studying in anthropology programs, however all candidates must be members of CASCA when making their applications. The intent of the award is to assist with fieldwork expenses.

Criteria: An outstanding academic record and an excellent research proposal with innovative scholarly import and social relevance.

Value: $2000

Deadline: All application materials must be submitted electronically by 1 February 2015

To:  Pauline McKenzie Aucoin – CASCA Secretary, rpaucoin@aol.com

Each application should include:
1. A Salisbury Award application form, signed, with items 2-4 attached
2. A curriculum vitae, including education history, Ph.D. courses, presentations, awards, honours, teaching, grants and publications (up to three pages).
3. A research proposal, including: theoretical framework, research problem/question, methodology, objectives, and social and scholarly significance (two pages).
4. A budget for research, including planned use of Award funds, requests to other sources and funds received to date (one half to one page).
5. Two letters of reference about the applicant’s qualifications and the research proposal, one of which must be from the applicant’s thesis supervisor (these are to be sent directly by the referees).


RICHARD F. SALISBURY AWARD APPLICATION FORM 2015

Name:___________________________
Address:_________________________
Phone: __________________________
Email address:____________________
University: _______________________
Department:______________________
Year the degree is expected: _________
Member of CASCA: yes____ no_____

Stage of PhD program (with respect to completion of comprehensive exams, approval of thesis proposal, date of beginning of fieldwork): __________________________________

Signature: ______________________________________

Notes:
1. Make sure your name appears at the top of each page you submit.
2. Field research must be under way during the year beginning 1 May 2015.
3. The Salisbury Award recipient will be announced at this year’s CASCA AGM .
4. Award recipients are expected to present their research at a subsequent CASCA annual conference within two years of receipt of the award. In order to enable this, Salisbury Award recipients may be given priority consideration for a CASCA student travel award to present at the conference.
5. Decisions of the Salisbury Award Committee are final.

Master’s: Application and Common CV Now Available

The Research Portal is now open to receive applications for the Canada Graduate Scholarship Program at the Master’s level. Please note that updated instructions for the application process and the Common CV template are available at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/Instructions-Instructions/index_eng.asp.

Master’s Award Competition & Information Sessions

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and have achieved an A- (3.67) average in each of their last two completed years of study. Furthermore, an eligible graduate program must have a significant research component (original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit). Specific eligibility details will be discussed at the information sessions (see below) and can be found on the CGS-M web page.

Eligible Canadian universities receive agency-specific allocations based on the 2,500 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) awards available each year. There are 400 CGS M awards available from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), 800 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and 1,300 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Award decisions will be made at the institutions that applicants list on their application. VIU will be awarding one SSHRC CGS-M. University allocations can be found on the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Award Allocations web page.

The application deadline is December 1, 2014.

Students interested in applying should register for a Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Information Session by e-mailing  kathryn.jepson@viu.ca

At these sessions students will learn about:

  • The agencies;
  • The CGS-M competition;
  • How to apply and prepare an application;
  • The evaluation and selection process; and
  • updates and changes to the program.

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Session:
Wednesday, September 17th 12:30pm-1:30pm; or 
Tuesday, September 23rd 1:00pm-2:00pm

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Sessions: 
Thursday, September 18th 12:30pm to 1:30pm; or 
Monday, September 22nd 1:00pm-2:00pm

CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Sessions:
Friday, September 19th 12:30pm-1:30pm; or 
Wednesday, September 24th 1:00pm-2:00pm

Kathryn Jepson is in the RSA Office to help you! Students with questions pertaining to the Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s award program, should contact Kathryn. Second or third year students, who are keen to learn how to  prepare for these scholarships, should also see Kathryn.

Smithsonian Fellowship Application

This is for future consideration as the fellowship are for graduate students, predoctoral students, post-doctoral researchers, and senior researchers.  These fellowships are open to non-US citizens!


SI Fellowship Application is now OPEN
Application deadline: Monday, 1 December 2014

http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/smithsonian-institution-fellowship-program/

Annual Fellowship stipend award rates have gone up. The new rates are:

  • $32,700/year for SI Predoctoral Fellowship
  • $37,700/year for SI Earth Science Predoctoral Fellowship and Conservators
  • $48,000/year for SI Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • $53,000/year for SI Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

In addition to stipend, fellowship applicants can apply for a research allowance of up to $4,000 each year.

Standard Intern and Short-term Visitor stipend rates remain the same:

  • $600/week for Internships
  • $150/day for fellows here for less than 21 days

BC Archaeology Forum 2014 – UPDATE

2014 BC Archaeology Forum Website and CFP

UPDATE: September 14, 2014

 

The BC Archaeology Forum 2014 website is up and running:

If you are interested in presenting at the 2014 Forum, be sure to check out the Call for Presenters page:

Please note, the deadline for presenters to sign up (not register) is September 30th.

Forum registration should be open this week (circa Sept. 17th), accessible here:

The deadline for registration is October 10th.

 

See you in Nanaimo!