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Mushkat Memorial Essay Prize


Background

The Mushkat Memorial Essay Prize was established by Mr. William Mushkat in 1942 to foster academic excellence and scholarly research into the meaning and principles that define “tolerance.”  Researchers are encouraged to examine topics that promote amity and good relations among people and or nations of the world. Papers can be of any subject of national or international importance, but your research must demonstrate how tolerance and goodwill among people and nations are inextricably linked. 

Award

$4,000

Eligibility

The Mushkat Memorial Essay Prize is open to all registered full-time (minimum three courses) Dalhousie University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students regardless of your year of 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 a 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), 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 essay on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website.