Essay contest with $10,000 award

DCA2016

The Dalton Camp Award is an essay competition honouring the memory of a great Canadian journalist and political actor who, among his many achievements, was one of FRIENDS’ founders in 1985.

The winner will receive a $10,000 prize for excellence in creative, original essay-writing on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. A discretionary second prize of $2,500 may be awarded for the best essay submitted by a post-secondary student or recent graduate. Post-secondary students are eligible for both the main prize and the discretionary prize.

The deadline for entries is December 1, 2015.

The official rules, past winning essays, a video biography on Dalton Camp, and other details about the Award are available from the Dalton Camp Award website: www.daltoncampaward.ca

Senior undergrad opportunity – research award

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Here’s a great opportunity to conduct research abroad, supported with a $5000 award for travel and accommodation expenses, research related expenses, and stipend (award is in the form of a research grant to the student’s Canadian supervisor).  The partner countries: Brazil, mainland China, India, Mexico, and Vietnam.

Review the tabs on Eligibility, How to Apply, and Program Administration.  There is also a FAQs.

Although applications are accepted at any time, the recommended deadline is September 28, 2015.  Applications are submitted directly but they must be reviewed by the university’s Office of Research Services; in this case, VIU’s Research and Scholarly Activity Office.

SfAA Student Awards

The Society of Applied Anthropology is meeting almost in our backyard in 2016; it’s in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore, March 29-April 2.  The theme is Intersections.

There is a student rate, as well as, a number of awards to assist with travel.  Also worth considering is submitting a paper and/or poster for one of the various prizes offered.  See: http://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/student-travel-awards/

Here’s a SfAA Awards pdf poster.

Queen’s Young Leader Award

Are you between the ages of 18 and 29? Do you take the lead in transforming lives within your community? If you answered in the affirmative to both these questions, then consider applying for the Queen’s Young Leader Award. Read on.

The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this support, Award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.

Applications to become a 2016 Queen’s Young Leader are open from 22nd June – 7th September 2015. Last year 3 Canadians were chosen and 4 received honorable mention.

Apply at: http://www.queensyoungleaders.com/apply-now/

AAA-AD Student Awards – Apply!

If you are planning on attending the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, held in Denver, CO, consider applying for these awards.  These are specific to the Archaeology Division.  More than one award is available in each of the two categories!!

Applications for the following should be sent to the AD Secretary, Jane Eva Baxter:  jbaxter@depaul.edu

Student Diversity Travel Grant: Four awards of up to $600 are available to help cover the travel costs associated with attending the AAA meeting. These grants are intended to increase participation in AAA sessions and in archaeology more widely by students from historically under-represented populations. African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native American, Asian American, Latino and Latina, Chicano and Chicana, and Pacific Islander students in archaeology are encouraged to apply for these travel grants. Archaeology students with disabilities are also eligible for this grant. For more information see: http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Diversity. The deadline for application is September 15.

Applications for the following should be sent to the AD Student Member-at-Large, Lindsay Montgomery: lmmontgo@stanford.edu 

Student Membership award: The AD awards the next year’s membership in both AAA and AD to up to 20 students who present archaeological papers or posters at the annual meeting. All undergraduate and graduate students who present an archaeological paper or poster at the annual meeting are eligible to apply for this award. For further information please see:   http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Membership. The deadline for application is September 15.

Aspirations to be the next John Marshall or Tim Asch?

If you don’t recognise the names, John Marshall or Tim Asch, then it’s time to take a look at some classic anthropological films, such as The Hunters (1957) or N!ai: The Story of a !Kung Woman (1980), and The Feast (1969) or The Ax Fight (1975).  Marshall and Asch directed and produced these documentaries.

If you are interested in becoming an anthropological fillmmaker, test your acumen by entering The Archaeology Channel (TAC) International Film and Video Festival.  Read the guidelines carefully!!  For TAC’s last Festival, they received 95 entries from 22 countries.

Deadline for receipt of entries: October 15, 2015.  Don’t wait to the last week to enter.

Attend the four-day festival of juried films and videos on archaeological and indigenous topics, May 12-15, 2016, at the Eugene Hilton and Conference Center in Eugene, OR.

Dalton Camp Award 2014

The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.

This year there will be one Award, open to all eligible entrants, consisting of a prize of $10,000, as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt.

In addition, a second Award consisting of a prize of $2,500 may be awarded, at the Selection Committee’s discretion, to the best essay by an entrant who is or was during the 2014 calendar year a student at a recognized post-secondary institution.

For twelve years now, FRIENDS has sponsored the Dalton Camp Award, an essay competition honouring the memory of a great Canadian journalist and political actor who, among his many achievements, was one of FRIENDS’ founders in 1985.

Last year this Award was increased to $10,000 in order to encourage more Canadians to think and write about the link between media and democracy.

The deadline for entries this year is November 15, 2014.

The official rules, past winning essays, a video biography on Dalton Camp, and other details about the Award are available from the Dalton Camp Award website:

www.daltoncampaward.ca

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.