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ARIA Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards

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The Arts Internship Office is pleased to announce the launch of the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards (ARIA). Established by Dean Christopher P. Manfredi in 2010, the purpose of the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award (ARIA) is to support undergraduate students who undertake research during the summer under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Students contribute to the professor’s research agenda while gaining useful academic research skills.

The Faculty of Arts will provide Undergraduate Research Internship Awards, each with a value $2000. These awards are matched by individual faculty members or their departments to provide a total award of $4000 to the student. 

Since 2010, a total of 169 awards were disbursed to students from all departments and program in the Faculty.  The students engaged in a high level of scholarship, enhancing their research skills and knowledge of their fields, and received mentorship from their supervising professors. Professors gained research support from some of the Faculty’s brightest students.

We Thank Our 2016 Donors

The ARIA Program is supported by the generous contributions from McGill alumni and the Dean of Arts Development Fund.

Mrs. Jane C. Blackwell

Ms. E. Alexandra Dosman

Dr. Joan Eakin and Christopher Hoffman

  • The Eakin & Hoffmann Arts Research Internship Award: 

​​Established in 2012, by Dr. Joan Eakin, BA'70, MA'73, PhD'80, and her husband, Christopher Hoffmann, BSc'69, BCL'74, LLB'79, to support one or more undergraduate students participating in internships conducted through the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award Program. Preference will be given to students pursuing sociological research that uses qualitative methodology. In the case of no eligible candidates, preference will be given to students pursuing social science and health research upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

Mr. Mark W. Gallop

Mr. Bram Garber

  • The Bram Garber Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award:

The Bram Garber Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award was established by the estate of Bram Garber, a well-known and respected member of the Canadian business community, to help support one or more undergraduate students participating in an internship conducted through the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award Program in the areas of Art History, Communication Studies, and related fields. This award is created under the aegis of the Bram Garber Fellowship in Art History and is administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide funding to assist students who assume summer research projects under the supervision of a McGill Faculty of Arts professor on the basis of academic merit, proficiency in the field to be studied, and such factors as determined by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office.

Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation

  • The Rosalind Goodman Arts Research Internship Award

Established in 2016 by the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation to support one or more undergraduate students participating in internships with McGill's Visual Arts Collection conducted through the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards Program. Awarded by the Faculty of Arts Internship Office. Value: varies.

Mrs. Betty Maldoff, Mr. Eric Maldoff, Mr. Gerry Maldoff and Mrs. Barbara Maldoff

  • The Charles and Betty Maldoff Family Arts Research Internship Award 

Established in 2013 by the family of Charles and Betty Maldoff to support one or more undergraduate students participating in an internship conducted through the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award Program.  Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide funding to assist students who assume summer research projects under the supervision of a McGill Faculty of Arts professor and who demonstrate high academic achievement (with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or above). 

Dr. Leah Pope and Mr. Clayton Pope

Mr. Harry Samuel

The Dean of Arts Development Fund (DADF) provides the only source of discretionary funding for the Faculty of Arts.  The DADF supports a wide range of events, publications and research opportunities for members of the Faculty of Arts, enhancing Faculty research and the student learning experience.  This past year alone, the DADF funded projects in the majority of the Faculty’s departments and provided support for Internship Awards, research assistantships, international conferences and high-profile keynote lectures – in addition to much needed assistance to our Arts Student Advising Program.  Students and professors alike can apply for grants from the DADF and the funds are allocated at the Dean’s discretion.