Werklund Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future Doctoral Scholarship

Description and Terms of Reference

1. PURPOSE

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 2022.

2. QUALIFICATIONS

To apply for the 2022-2023 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: https://thinking-historically.ca/about-us/) and be available to work on campus for the term of the scholarship. 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. The successful candidate is expected to participate in sustained interactions in the Werklund School of Education, as well as the greater scholarly community of the Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future Partnership Grant.

4. STIPEND & ALLOWANCES

The Fellowship is $15,000 for a twelve-month period.

5. DURATION

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 may commence September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

6. APPLICATION

Application is made to Graduate Programs in Education, Werklund School of Education. Applicants are required to submit:

  1. 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;
  2. A two (2) page description of the research to be undertaken;
  3. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
  4. Two academic references, one of which must be from the doctoral student’s supervisor.

Applications are to be addressed to the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Education and emailed to gpe@ucalgary.ca with the subject line 2022 WERKLUND THINKING HISTORICALLY FOR CANADA’S FUTURE DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

Information on the Werklund School of Education is available on the Graduate Programs in Education website https://werklund.ucalgary.ca/graduate-programs. 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.

The Werklund Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future Doctoral Scholarship will be selected by the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs  in Education, in consultation with the Graduate Programs in Education (GPE) Awards Committee.

Only successful applicants will be notified.

7. CLOSING DATE

December 1, 2021