The Desmond Conacher Scholarship
Eligibility and criteria
Applicants must be Canadian students (citizens or permanent residents) intending to enter the first year of graduate studies in a classics or similar programme at a Canadian university. Specializations within the general area of classics such as ancient history, ancient philosophy, and classical archaeology are eligible. Applicants must be less than 28 years of age on January 1st of the year of application. The main criteria are academic achievement, professional promise, and an appropriate under-graduate preparation.
The following items should be sent, to arrive by APRIL 11th, Professor Patrick Baker, CAC Awards Committee Chair, Départment d'histoire, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, 1030, avenue des Sciences humaines, local 5307, Université Laval, Québec, QC, G1V 0A6:
Selection and award procedure
The Committee meets during the Association’s Annual Conference in May. Applicants will be informed of the results soon after this. The award will be paid in September subject to confirmation that the winner has registered in an appropriate graduate program.
The committee may choose to reduce the amount of the award or make an honorary award if the total amount of this and other awards offered to the winner for the first twelve months of graduate study (including scholarships, fee remissions, teaching and research assistantships and the like) exceeds $20,000. In such cases an award may be made to a runner-up.
Questions should be addressed to the Awards Committee chair, Professor Patrick Baker.
The fund remains open for further donations.
Please click here for Donation Form and Instructions [PDF] .
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