The Emőke J.E. Szathmáry Graduate Fellowship in Biological Anthropology

In honour of Dr. Emőke J.E. Szathmáry, an endowment fund has been established at the University of Manitoba to commemorate her tenure as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University (1996 – 2008). The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative have made a contribution to the fund. In recognition of the many contributions that Dr. Szathmáry has made to research in biological anthropology, the fund will be used to offer graduate fellowships to students in this discipline.

The available annual interest on the fund will be used to offer a renewable fellowship to a graduate student who:

  1. Is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in the first year of a Masters or
    Doctoral program in the Department of Anthropology;
  2. Has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit  hours of study;
  3. Is undertaking or has proposed to undertake thesis research in biological anthropology.

The Fellowship is renewable for either one or three years, for Master’s and Doctoral students, respectively, provided that the recipient:

  1. Continues to be registered full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in a Masters or
    Doctoral program in the Department of Anthropology;
  2. Has maintained a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study;
  3. Is in good standing in his or her degree program.

Only one recipient may hold the Fellowship at any one time. Recipients may hold the Dr. Emőke J.E. Szathmáry Graduate Fellowship in Biological Anthropology concurrently with any other awards, consistent with policies in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Candidates will be required to submit an application that will consist of:

  1. A complete Szathmáry Fellowship Application Form.
  2. Two academic letters of reference from a professor from a post-secondary institution. If you are currently a graduate student one letter must be from your advisor. Ensure that your reference letters are   submitted in a sealed and signed envelope from your referee.
  3. A curriculum vitae that includes the following information (clearly following this structural format):
      a. Education background
      b. Relevant experience
      c. Publications
      d. Other professional activities
      e. Volunteer and/or community service  
      f. Include dates for all activities
  4. A description of their proposed or ongoing research (maximum 500 words)
    a. Objectives and their relationship to existing research and literature;
    b. The theoretical/conceptual framework guiding the research and, where applicable, the research;
    c. Hypotheses to be investigated;
    d. Study area or group in terms of location, size, environment, etc. and a map (if appropriate);
    e. Time period of interest;
    f. Materials or data to be studies including sample sizes;
    g. Method of analysis;
    h. Current status of the research and a timetable for its completion;
    i. Citations to the literature in your proposal and attach a list of references cited (Do not include anything that is not cited)
    j. An explanation of how the thesis will enhance understanding of Biological Anthropology

If you are using human subjects as part of your research, you must contact the Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects.

 

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018 by 4:00 pm

Szathmáry Fellowship Application Form 2016-17