|Department of History Sponsored Awards|
History of Science and Technology Travel Award
Dr. Ingrid Hehmeyer in the Department of History is sponsoring the History of Science and Technology Travel Award. This award, valued at $2500, is to be used to send one student to Istanbul to attend the International Summer School on History of Science and Technology in Islam.
Since 2012, the Istanbul-based Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in Islam has conducted an annual International Summer School in collaboration with the Istanbul Museum for the History of Science and Technology in Islam. For one week in August, a group of international students and young researchers from a variety of backgrounds meet for a practical and material culture-based approach to history of science and technology. The collections of the museum form an integral part of the programme, and students are given the opportunity to study individual objects and models. Topics change from year to year. The teaching language is English, and students receive a certificate after completion of the summer school. The award covers travel to Istanbul for the purpose of attending the summer school and living expenses while there.
To be eligible for this award:
Interested applicants should submit the following (electronically or in paper format), in confidence, to Anne-Marie Donovan in JOR 501 or firstname.lastname@example.org :
Applicants may also be required to have an oral interview with the History Travel Awards Committee. The deadline to apply for this award is May 15th.
The Dale W. Nelson Award.
Formerly known as the History Travel Award, was founded by Dr. Arne Kislenko in 2006. The Dale W. Nelson Award recognizes the value in international educational experiences as it gives students a greater appreciation of diversity in the world and increases their self-confidence and independence. A maximum of two annual awards valued at $2,000 each can be awarded.
Eligible students must be enrolled in either the History BA programme or as a History major in the Arts and Contemporary Studies programme. They must be registered in an international exchange programme for a minimum of one academic term abroad and hold a minimum CGPA of 3.33 (B+). Applicants are also required to submit a 500 word maximum statement of intent and two reference letters.
The Doug Webb Award in History
The Doug Webb Award in History is given in memory of Professor Douglas Gordon Webb (1948-2005), who taught in the Department of History at Ryerson University.
This award is made to a student entering his or her third or fourth year in the History Program or the Arts and Contemporary Studies program who has completed at least four of the department’s courses and has displayed academic excellence. To be eligible, students must have completed, with a B+ minimum grade, a course in at least one of the following subjects: the American Civil War; the First World War; the Second World War; or the Third Reich. Applicants must also meet the requirements of the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS). The award is valued at approximately $1000 per year.
The Maurice Pope Scholarship in History
This award is given in memory of Maurice Arthur Pope (1889-1978), a prominent Canadian civil engineer, army officer, and diplomat. During the Second World War, Brigadier-General Pope served at Canadian military headquarters in London on the military staff of Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King. In 1945, he became chief of the Canadian Military Mission in Berlin. He also served as ambassador to Belgium (1950-53) and Spain (1953-56). In 1962, his memoirs, Soldiers and Politicians, were published. Maurice Pope was the son of Sir Joseph Pope, Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald’s principal secretary.
This scholarship is awarded to a student entering his or her third or fourth year in the History Program or the Arts and Contemporary Studies program who has demonstrated academic excellence in at least four of the Department of History’s courses. The award is valued at approximately $1000 per year.