In 2006, Mr. Anthony Arnhold (M.A./80), a graduate of Anthropology at the University of Manitoba, establishes an endowment fund to support an annual fellowship. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. The available annual interest will be used to offer a fellowship to a student who:
1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in the Master's or PhD program in the Department of Anthropology
2. is an international student (i.e., entering Canada on a study permit) from a country in Europe OR, is a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident whose regional study focus is on Europe;
3. has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on the last 12 credit hours completed;
4. is pursuing thesis research for his or her degree in any subfield of Anthropology.
Candidates must submit an application form, two academic letters of reference, a curriculum vitae, and a two- or three- page research proposal explaining the contribution of the thesis research to the field of Anthropology.
The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number of awards to be offered annually, although normally one will be awarded. If the selection committee determines, in any given year, that there is no appropriate candidate, the fellowship may not be awarded. The award is not automatically renewable but previous recipients may apply.
The fellowship may not be held with any other major awards offered through the University of Manitoba or national awards valued in excess of $6,000.
The selection committee will be the Graduate Programs Committee in the Department of Anthropology.