C. Thomas Shay received his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Anthropology with a minor in Botany. During his graduate work he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study palynology and archaeology at the Danish National Museum. Both his later MA and Ph.D. research combined his interest in botany with his fascination for archaeology. After two years at Colorado State University, he joined the Department of Anthropology at the University of Manitoba in 1967. Until his retirement in 1993, he taught a wide range of anthropology and archaeology courses. On the occasion of his retirement, colleagues, friends and students of Tom Shay established a scholarship in his honour, to be awarded annually to anthropology graduate students at the University of Manitoba.
The number of awards will be determined by the selection committee. If the committee deems that no appropriate candidate has applied, it may choose not to confer the award. The award is not automatically renewable although previous award recipients are encouraged to reapply. In their reapplication, they must state how the previous award enhanced their research.
Candidates will be required to submit an application that will consist of:
|d.||Other professional activities|
|a.||Objectives and their relationship to existing research and literature;|
|b.||The theoretical/conceptual framework guiding the research and, where applicable, the research hypotheses;|
|c.||(if appropriate) study area or group in terms of location, size, environment, etc., and a map;|
|d.||Time period of interest;|
|e.||Materials or data to be studied including sample sizes;|
|f.||Methods of analysis;|
|g.||Current status of the research and a timetable for its completion;|
|h.||Citations to the literature in your proposal and attach a list of references cited;|
|i.||An explanation of how the thesis will enhance understanding of the cultures and/or ecological relationships of past and/or present peoples of the prairies and/or boreal forest of Manitoba and/or surrounding provinces and states.|
If you are using human subjects as part of your research, you must contact the Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects.
Value for 2016-17: up to $12,100
Application Deadline: April 26, 2018, 4:00pm
Shay Application Form