The Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship has been established by their daughter, Dr. Cheryl S. McWatters [Queen’s BA (Hons) 1977, MBA 1988, PhD 1991 Graduate Studies (Management)] and her husband, John MacDiarmid [Queen’s BSc 1978 (Chemical Engineering), MSc 1987 Graduate Studies (Metallurgical Engineering)] in honour of the former’s parents. While neither of Dr. McWatter’s parents had the opportunity to attend university, they believed very much in the value of education and provided their children and grandchildren with financial support and encouragement to pursue post-secondary studies. They attended many graduations at Queen’s and elsewhere, and were very proud of their descendants’ achievements. Throughout their lives Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters, pursued knowledge and new experiences, and engaged in a wide variety of interests and activities. This Fellowship recognises their support and their love of learning.
The Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship is designed to foster, promote, and support original archival research by scholars, authors, or artists in the collections located at Queen’s University Archives.
This Visiting Fellowship, with a stipend of $4,000, is intended to help defray living, travel or research expenses of researchers to come to Queen’s University Archives to conduct their research.
To be considered for the Visiting Fellowship, applicants should submit a completed application form, a brief (1-3 pages) project description, a curriculum vitae, and the name and contact coordinates of one professional reference. The project proposal should include an account of how the applicant intends to use archival materials located in Queen’s University Archives and the other sources of funding the applicant has, or will receive, to support this project. Preference will be given to applicants whose research plan makes maximum use of Queen’s University Archives.
An interdisciplinary Advisory Committee will review each application based on the applicant's research topic and the availability of relevant material in the holdings of Queen’s University Archives. Awards are made to individuals. Institutions are not eligible to apply. The grant does not support research at other institutions, and it does not provide general tuition support.
To make an application for The Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship, please complete and submit the application form along with the following documentation:
Deadline for submission of applications: 1 September 2014
Submissions may be made electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org; or in hard copy to:
Paul Banfield, University Archivist
Queen’s University Archives
Kathleen Ryan Hall
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON