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Our PhD and MA candidates win scholarships

Posted by K. Good/T. Powell on May 27, 2016 in Students, Funding, Awards

The Department would like to recognize several of our continuing and incoming students who have recently been awarded very reputable prizes, scholarships, and grants. One of our continuing PhD candidates, John Mitton (Frank Harvey), received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship in April and will be heading off to the School International Relations, University of Southern California, in August for his final year to complete his PhD dissertation. John was also awarded the 2016 Bernard Brodie Prize from the editors of Contemporary Security Policy for the best article published by the journal in 2015 - “Selling Schelling Short: Reputations and American Coercive Diplomacy after Syria.” In addition to these achievements, John received an $8,000 subvention from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program to publish a book manuscript (co-authored with Frank Harvey) on reputations in international politics, which will be published in the fall by University of Toronto Press. John was also selected to make a presentation on the Faculty of Arts and Social Science’s Cross-Currents panel—an event meant to showcase some of the faculty’s brightest graduate students and where the Provost, Carolyn Watters, announced a new Special Alumni-Provost Scholarship. John represented the department exceptionally well by making an engaging and compelling presentation of his Brodie Prize winning article. He did so with the finesse of a seasoned academic. John also made it through to the final round of the University’s Three-Minute Thesis competition, the only remaining FASS student.”

The department has also had a great deal of success in securing external funding this year. Most notably, two of our continuing PhD students—Andrea Lane and Michelle Legassicke—were both offered the prestigious Killam Predoctoral Scholarship, as well as securing SSHRC CGSD scholarships.

Furthermore, two of our incoming cohort of MA and PhD students have also been recognized. PhD student, Susan Manning, was offered one of FASS’s Special Alumni Provost Scholarships (SPA), a four year special FASS scholarship to attract excellent students and that guarantees a minimum funding package of $20,000/year for four years as well as a SSHRC CGSD. In addition, incoming MA student, Callee Luddington, was awarded multiple awards including a SSHRC Master’s award and a Killam Predoctoral Scholarship. Callee also received a special FASS 150th Anniversary Scholarship.