The Stéfan Sinclair Scholarship is designed to support a graduate student working at the intersection of the humanities, literature, language and computing who needs financial assistance. Each year a scholarship of approximately $2500 will be awarded to help pay the tuition of one student in memory of Stéfan Sinclair. The award is supported by family and friends of Stéfan Sinclair.
Dr. Stéfan Sinclair was a professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at McGill University. He specialized in digital humanities research, teaching and tool development. His many professional accomplishments include the creation (in partnership with Geoffrey Rockwell) of Voyant, an accessible in-browser suite of text analysis tools; and the creation (in partnership with Terry Nadasdi) of Bon Patron, an online grammar checker for French, used by millions of individuals each year. His endeavours resulted, over the years, in a number of significant contributions to the development of Digital Humanities, both in Canada and internationally.
Intrinsic to the basic nature of Stéfan the person were authenticity and humility. He engaged with colleagues and students alike in a gentle, caring, accepting, generous and respectful manner, always seeing his role as one of providing support and rendering service. His leadership style in the pursuit of his professional goals was one of collaboration, and he always maintained an unflinching advocacy for his students.
Eligible applicants will:
- Be a graduate student at a Canadian university,
- Speak more than one language,
- Not already hold a major scholarship (SSHRC, FQRSC),
- Need financial support, and
- Have research interests at the intersection of humanities, literature, language and computing.
APPLICATION FORM INSTRUCTIONS
Each applicant must supply:
- A completed application form including the financial plan
- Appropriate transcripts (undergraduate, and graduate if available)
- Recent and complete CV
- Two academic letters of reference (one of which should be from a professor at the institution where the award will be held)
- A copy of an acceptance letter from an accredited educational institution in Canada.
- A Digital Humanities project description (1 page)
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA E-MAIL IN PDF FORMAT
REFERENCE LETTERS MUST BE SENT SEPARATELY BY THE REFEREE
DIRECTLY TO THE EMAIL BELOW
The required documents must be received by May 31st, 2022
Applications will be evaluated on quality of research project, academic record, financial plan. In June, a small Adjudication Committee will pick the awardee for the year and in August, the scholarship funds will be transferred directly to the relevant University`.
Award winners must inform the Adjudication Committee of the name and address of their chosen university and their student number so that the funds may be sent to the Registrar/Bursar.
Application Forms: 2022-2023_Sinclair_Memorial_Scholarship_Form_ENG