Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Jules Léger Endowment for the Faculty of Arts

The purpose of the Jules Léger Endowment for the Faculty of Arts is to promote and advance the study of the Humanities and Social Sciences by providing support that engages StFX students and faculty with contemporary scholarship, creative pedagogy, and leadership training opportunities.  The Endowment supports the Jules Léger Research Chairs in the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the Jules Léger Lecture Series in the Arts, student conferences and colloquia, faculty development in pedagogical and administrative leadership, and the Jules Léger Undergraduate Scholarship for Achievement in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Support from the Endowment shall take the form of the following five categories:

  • The Jules Léger Lecture Series in the Arts
  • Student Conferences and Colloquia
  • Faculty Development in Pedagogical and Administrative Leadership
  • The Jules Léger Undergraduate Scholarship for Achievement in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • The Jules Léger Research Chairs in the Humanities and Social Sciences

 


Current Chairholders

Dr. Edward Langille, Department of Modern Languages

Jules Léger Research Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2016-18)

Dr. Samuel Kalman, Department of History

Jules Léger Research Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2016-18)

Dr. Margo Watt, Department of Psychology

Jules Léger Research Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2017-19)

Dr. Mathias Nilges, Department of English

Jules Léger Research Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2017-19)


Applications

Applications for funding from the Jules Léger Endowment for the Faculty of Arts may originate from Departments or Programs in the Arts Faculty, or from individuals within the university who are able to demonstrate that their applications are relevant to the Endowment’s purpose.  All applications to the Endowment must be accompanied by a statement containing: an identification of the category for which funding is being proposed; a description of how the proposal fits the purpose of the Endowment, or the name of the undergraduate student being nominated for the Scholarship and an outline of her or his achievements; and a budget detailing the expenses to be covered by the application and a rationale for the costs to be supported by the Endowment.

Applications normally shall be made in writing to the Academic Vice-President and Provost. Send applications to avp@stfx.ca.

The adjudication Committee will meet to consider applications three (3) times a year, on October 1, January 15, and April 1. Applications for the Jules Léger Research Chairs in the Humanities and Social Sciences will be considered on January 15. If one of these dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next working day.

The total sum available per year is 4% of the total endowment, or approximately $60,000 (as of 2015).  The amount available per year shall increase in size as the endowment grows, and the total amount is to be divided amongst all categories.

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