Redpath Museum Awards

Delise Alison Award - Graduate Student Development Award

(This is separate from the Delise Alison Award - Staff Development Award, see below).

The Redpath Museum is pleased to announce the Delise Alison Award made possible through the bequest of Delise Alison, a long-time friend and dedicated zoologist of the Redpath Museum. The award is intended to enhance the training of outstanding graduate students by facilitating their travel to a major conference, workshop or technical course, field site or collaborator’s lab. This fund is an endowment and therefore the award varies from year to year between $500-$1500.

Specific types of travel eligible for the award:

  1. A major conference where the student will give a presentation on research undertaken at the Redpath Museum.
  2. A workshop or technical course in the student’s area of research.
  3. Other research related travel, such as to field sites, collaborative laboratories, and museum collections.

  Applicants should explain why this travel is important for their development.

 Terms and conditions (please read carefully):

  1. Eligible graduate students are those with supervisors or co-supervisors who hold appointments in the RedpathMuseum.
  2. Students who have not previously received the award will be given priority.
  3. Students who have received other travel awards will be limited to a maximum award of $500.
  4. The requested travel must take place within one year of the award’s announcement.

 Graduate students at all levels of their academic training are eligible for this award.

Application: Please send the following items in a single PDF document to Rowan Barrett (rowan.barrett [at] mcgill.ca). (Your McGill student I.D. # should appear on the application.)

  1. Student statement: explain why the travel is important to your academic development (max 200 words).
  2. Supervisor statement: affirm the content of the student’s statement and explain why funds are not available to support the requested travel (max 200 words).
  3. Budget statement: e.g., registration fee, housing costs, flight costs. Please also note all other travel awards applied for in the pas year (and any received).

Application deadline: January 31 of each year.

Decisions: The selection committee is made up of the Redpath Museum’s academic staff.


Redpath Museum Excellence (REDME) Award

Established in 2013 by the Redpath Museum to a graduating student in the Minor Natural History program who has demonstrated a combination of outstanding leadership qualities, service and academic standing. Nominations should be sent to the Redpath Museum Curriculum Committee by January 31 of the graduating year. Awarded by the Faculty of Science Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Director of the Redpath Museum.

Value: value varies ($200 minimum)

Eligibility:

• Student(s) must be in their graduating year.

• Student(s) must be enrolled in the Minor Natural History (Faculty of Science).

Applications:

1. Applicant must submit a proposal and CV. The proposal should be no more than one page in length. It should be a statement written by the applicant which demonstrates involvement in Museum-related community service and leadership activities, such as participation in the Redpath Museum’s educational program; and/or volunteer service in the McGill Science Outreach program; and/or involvement with museum-based research activities and projects.

2. Applicant must submit an academic transcript which demonstrates high academic achievement.

3. Applicant must submit one letter of reference from a McGill staff or faculty member that affirms the content of the student’s proposal.

Please send the following items in a single PDF document to Rowan Barrett (rowan.barrett [at] mcgill.ca):

1. Student’s proposal and CV.

2. Unofficial transcript.

3. Letter of reference.

Application deadline: January 31 of each year.

Announcement: Spring convocation.


Class of 66 Award

The Class of ’66 Award was generously established by the Arts and Science Class of 1966 on the 25th anniversary of their graduation. This award is open to Faculty of Science students who are pursuing graduate work at the Redpath Museum. The award is intended to enhance the training of outstanding Redpath Museum students. The exact value varies but is typically between $1,000 and $5,000.

Eligibility:

1. All graduate students whose supervisors hold an appointment in the Redpath Museum are encouraged to apply.

Award conditions:

1. Applicants will submit a proposal explaining how this award will enhance their training (1 page maximum).

2. The applicant’s supervisor will affirm the content of the student’s proposal.

Application:

Please send the following items in a single PDF document to Rowan Barrett (rowan.barrett [at] mcgill.ca):

1. Student’s proposal.

2. Supervisor’s testimonial.

Application deadline:

January 31 of each year.

Decisions: The selection committee is made up of the Redpath Museum’s academic staff.


Delise Alison Award - Staff Development Award

(This is separate from the Delise Alison Award - Graduate Development Award, see above).

The Redpath Museum is pleased to announce the Delise Alison Award made possible through the bequest of Delise Alison, a long-time friend and dedicated zoologist of the Redpath Museum. The award is intended to enhance the training of outstanding Redpath Museum staff members by facilitating their travel to a major conference, workshop or technical course, field site or collaborator’s lab. This fund is an endowment and therefore the award varies from year to year.

Application

Internal applicants only. For information on how to apply, please contact Hans Larsson (hans.ce.larsson [at] mcgill.ca).