Scholarships & Awards
Information and application forms are available here for fill in and printing.
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The David Buchan Graduate Research Award in Folklore
This Research Award is established in memory of Dr. David Buchan, a leading international ballad scholar, member of the Department of Folklore from 1979 to 1994, and the first Memorial University of Newfoundland University Research Professor.
Administered by the School of Graduate Studies, two awards of $500 are given each year to fund costs related to national/international travel for the accomplishment of, or presentation of, folklore research by students currently in the graduate programme in folklore at Memorial University.
The awards, given on the basis of scholarly merit combined with the quality of the research proposal or conference paper abstract, will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon recommendations from the Head of the Department of Folklore, who will be advised by the Department of Folklore's Scholarships and Awards Committee.
Please note applications for Winter 2013 semester should be submitted to the department no later than Friday, March 1, 2013.
The Mary A. Griffiths Memorial Award for Folklore Field Research
Since 1990 the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore Society has sponsored The Mary A. Griffiths Memorial Bursary for Folklore Field Research as a memorial to Mary Griffiths (1967-1990), a student of folklore from Ship Harbour, Placentia Bay. Mary was very active in the Folklore Society and had planned to begin her graduate studies in Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
At the undergraduate level, the award recognizes a superior paper based on original field research completed as part of the requirements of an undergraduate Folklore course during the previous twelve months. At the graduate level, the award is designed to fund costs related to fieldwork-based research which focuses on Newfoundland and/or Labrador. This project does not have to relate to existing thesis research.
The awards will be made upon the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Folklore, who will be advised by the Bursary Selection Committee. In the case of undergraduates it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid. In the case of graduates it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies.
Information and application forms are available for fill in and printing for both Undergraduate and Graduate students. The application deadline is normally January 31.
The Neil Murray Graduate Research Award in Folklore
The Research Award, sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, is established to commemorate the energy of Neil Murray in his encouragement and promotion of our provincial folk music traditions.
Open to students currently in the graduate programme in folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland, two awards of $250, or one of $500, will normally be given each year. These awards are designed to fund costs related to the accomplishment of, or the presentation of, research on the traditional performing arts in Newfoundland, including song, dance, drama, or narrative, and/or the cultural traditions of the Newfoundland fishery.
The awards, given on the basis of demonstrated academic merit and a research proposal or conference paper abstract demonstrating original, creative and innovative thought, will be made by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Folklore, who will be advised by the Selection Committee.
Information and application forms are available here for fill in and printing:
The Maurice J. Burke Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, valued at a portion of income on the investment, was established by the family of the late Maurice Burke. Mr. Burke served in the Provincial Department of Education in the Teacher Certification Division for thirty-five years. He was also a columnist and author with a personal and professional interest in Newfoundland culture and folklore celebrating the uniqueness of Newfoundland outport life. It will be awarded alternately to a full-time graduate or undergraduate student in the Department of Folklore on the basis of scholarship standing. In the case of undergraduates it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. In the case of graduates it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. In both cases the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a recommendation from the Head, Department of Folklore. No application is required.