Werklund Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future Doctoral Scholarship
Description and Terms of Reference
The Werklund Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future Doctoral Scholarship enables an exceptional new scholar working in the Werklund School of Education to consolidate their research training, develop and initiate original research within the area of history education, and participate in a pan-Canadian Research Partnership supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. One award is available for September 2023.
To apply for the 2023-2024 competition, candidates must be admitted as a full-time student in a doctoral program in Education at the University of Calgary and their dissertation research must be related to an issue of history education including, but not limited to, curriculum and pedagogy, history, Indigenous studies, museum studies, and public history programs.
3. CONDITIONS OF AWARD
The successful candidate will participate in the work of the Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future Partnership Grant (see partnership goals) and be available for sustained interactions with Werklund scholars, as well as the greater scholarly community of the Werklund Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future Partnership Grant.
The Scholar’s responsibilities will include working with a pan-Canadian group of researchers and graduate students on various research projects associated with the Partnership Grant, presenting at conferences and symposia, and publishing findings in both scholarly and professional spaces.
Applicants cannot hold this award if they hold another award consisting of $15,000 or greater.
For thesis-based students, this award is subject to Werklund’s student funding policy.
5. STIPEND & ALLOWANCES
The Fellowship is $15,000 distributed across a twelve-month period.
The award is made for a twelve-month term only. However, the award can be renewed if the candidate is successfully meeting the terms and conditions of the award.
Tenure of the award will commence September 2023.
An application for this competition is submitted using Elevate. Applicants are required to submit:
- A one (1) page letter of interest explaining how their doctoral research is relevant to the goals of the Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future Partnership Grant;
- A two (2) page description of the research to be undertaken along with a statement that they agree to be available to collaborate with scholarly community for the term of the scholarship;
- An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
- Two academic references, one of which must be from the applicant’s supervisor.
Information on the Werklund School of Education is available on the Graduate Programs in Education website. Specific questions related to the goals and vision of the Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future Partnership Grant can be directed via email to Dr. David Scott: scottd@ucalgary.
Applications are adjudicated by the Graduate Programs in Education (GPE) Awards Committee.
To be renewed, recipients are required to submit a request for renewal along with report of their activities by the yearly closing date of the award.
9. CLOSING DATE
May 1, 2023
Successful applicants will be notified in August 2023.