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The Irving and Jeanne Glovin Award


Background

The Oskar Schindler Humanities Foundation established The Irving and Jeanne Glovin Award in 2003, to foster research into the meaning and underlying principles for “good human conduct.”  The Foundation is interested in stimulating scholarly work that defines “good human conduct” with which all persons could agree, to explore its sources, and develop pragmatic educational strategies and ways of teaching children, to show by action, respect and acceptance of others by peoples of the world regardless of circumstances or background. The spirit of the research may be illustrated by the words of Confucius: “Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you.”  Researchers are encouraged to demonstrate the importance of acceptance and mutual respect of others and the impact this behavior has on our society.

Award

$4,000

Eligibility

The Irving and Jeanne Glovin Award is open to all registered full-time (minimum of three courses) Dalhousie University students who are presently enrolled in a graduate program or in their final year of undergraduate study. Students enrolled in any major discipline, for example, Languages, Social Sciences, Humanities and Performing Arts, or any interdisciplinary program, for example, Canadian Studies, European Studies, Gender and Women Studies and IDS are encouraged to apply. The recipient will preferably have broad general education and interdisciplinary interests appropriate to the research topic chosen. All papers are to be submitted in both electronic form and hard copy following the standards of the APA style guide in 12 point font, double spaced, and must be between 4,000 and 5,000 words in length.

Application and deadline

Candidates are to submit a copy of their essay in electronic form to FASS@dal.ca and a hard copy accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a faculty member by 4:30pm on February 26, 2018. All hard copies can be submitted to the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The award winner will be asked to make a public presentation of their research essay.

Selection committee

The Selection committee is composed of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (or designate), the Dean of Graduate Studies (or designate), and two additional members of the Dalhousie University faculty or support staff. 

The Office of the Dean will notify all award winners by late-March, 2018 and will publish their names and their essays on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website.