James Maxwell Studentship in Human Geography
The James Maxwell Studentship in Human Geography is awarded annually
by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. It is for students enrolled
in a Master’s program at a Canadian university and engaged in thesis
research on the human geography of Canada.
This studentship was named in honour of James Maxwell, a former Executive
Director of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
The Maxwell Studentship in Human Geography will be awarded annually,
if applications so merit, to a student in a Masters program at a Canadian
university engaging in thesis research on the human geography of Canada.
The Studentship is valued at $5,000 and is not renewable.
Applications will be accepted from Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Students must be registered in a Masters program
with a thesis requirement at a Canadian university, and must propose a research topic that addresses some substantive element of human
geography of Canada. Any Masters program that allows for such a focus is acceptable. The Studentship will normally be awarded to a student
(full-time or part-time) whose course work will be completed by the May following the application deadline.
The deadline for receipt of applications is March 15th.
Faxed applications will not be accepted. Confirmation of receipt will be mailed. Applications
received after the deadline will not be considered.
No application form is provided. Applications MUST conform to the following format.
Do Not Submit Résumé
Items 1 through 9 must not exceed two (2) 8½ x 11 pages using one
inch margins and a font that prints no more than twelve (12) characters
per inch. Please use capitals for section headings and leave two lines
between sections. Use a word processor or typewriter to provide ONLY
the information requested, using the headings listed below and formatted
1. Surname, Given Name
2. Social Insurance Number
3. Address (mail, telephone, e-mail, fax - list all available)
4. Current Program
5. Degrees (and other post-secondary qualifications)
6. Proposed Thesis Title
7. Academic Awards (if applicable)
8. Related Employment Experience (if applicable)
9. Names and Addresses (as in item 3 above) of Two Referees
In addition, please provide the following:
10. Referees’ Evaluation
Included with the submission must be two (2) evaluations of your academic
performance and the proposed thesis research by faculty who are familiar
with your work. Applicants are responsible for providing EACH referee
with a copy of the Description of Research (item 11) and ensuring that
the evaluation, not more than one page single-spaced, be returned to
them in a SEALED envelope in time for inclusion in their submission
to the Society. One of the referees will normally be the thesis supervisor.
11. Description of Research
This is to occupy no more than two (2) 8½ x 11 pages, single-spaced.
It should provide a clear statement of the (1) focus of the research,
(2) conceptual framework, (3) research methodology and data sources
and (4) research budget.
12. University Ethics Clearance
Approval of the proposed research by the University Ethics Committee
or other relevant body must be submitted where the research involves
human subjects. For guidance, consult your faculty advisor or Faculty
of Graduate Studies.
Submit transcripts of your post-secondary education to date. Photocopies
are acceptable but may be verified by the Society.
Please address all submissions as follows:
Maxwell Studentship in Human Geography
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Suite 200, 1155 Lola Street
For further information, please contact:
Coordinator of Society Programs
Phone: (613) 745-4629
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