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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Call for applications--R.Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Canadian Legal History

Many of you will already have had this announcement via email. And here it is as a post on the blog!

R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Canadian Legal History

The R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Canadian Legal History was created
on the occasion of the retirement as Chief Justice of Ontario of the
Hon. R. Roy McMurtry. It honours the contribution to Canadian legal
history of Roy McMurtry, Attorney-General and Chief Justice of
Ontario, founder of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
and for many years (and currently) the Society's President. The
fellowship was established by Chief Justice McMurtry's friends and
colleagues, and endowed by private donations and the Law Foundation
of Ontario.

The fellowship is to support graduate (preferably doctoral) students
or those with a recently completed doctorate, to conduct research in
Canadian legal history, for one year. Scholars working on any topic
in the field of Canadian legal history are eligible. Applicants
should be in a graduate programme at an Ontario University or, if
they have a completed doctorate, be affiliated with an Ontario
University. The fellowship may be held concurrently with other
awards for graduate study. Eligibility is not limited to history and
law programmes; persons in cognate disciplines such as criminology or
political science may apply, provided the subject of the research
they will conduct as a McMurtry fellow in Canadian legal history. The
selection committee may take financial need into consideration.

The fellowship will be awarded in July 2011, and will have a value of
at least $16,000. Applications will be assessed by a committee
appointed by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and
consisting of Society Directors and academics. Those interested
should apply by sending:

A full curriculum vitae
A statement of the research, not exceeding 1,000 words, that they
would conduct as a McMurtry fellow. The statement should clearly
convey the nature of the project, the research to be carried out, and
the relationship, if any, between the project and previous work done
by the applicant.
The names and addresses (including email addresses) of two academic
referees. Please do not ask your referees to write; the Society will
contact them if necessary.
For persons not currently connected with an Ontario University, an
indication of how and when they intend to obtain such a connection.

Please send applications to Marilyn Macfarlane, McMurtry Fellowship
Selection Committee, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History,
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, M5H 2N6. The deadline
for applications is April 30, 2010. For more information

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