Ioan Davies Award: Submission Deadline: October 23, 2020

M.A. and Ph.D. students in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture at York University are invited to apply for the Ioan Davies Award. This award recognizes excellence in student scholarly and/or creative research. It is given annually to an outstanding student registered in the Graduate Program in Communication & Culture at York, who demonstrates financial need and a research interest in the topics reflected in the work of Ioan Davies:

  • aesthetics;
  • critical cultural theory;
  • culture in the global arena;
  • culture in everyday life;
  • technology and identity;
  • the culture of cities.

Professor Davies taught at York from 1972 until his death in 2000, helped establish the African Studies Program, the Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought and the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture, and was a founder of the journal border/lines.

Students may be nominated by faculty or may apply independently. The nomination or application must include the completed application form and the submission of a scholarly paper, thesis or dissertation chapter, or research-creation project. Applicants' year of study and degree requirements will be taken into consideration in the adjudication of this award.

Amount: $500 min. to $1000 max.

Eligibility: M.A. and Ph.D. students registered full-time at York University in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture. Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents, and Ontario residents.

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Submission deadline: October 23, 2020