The Crake Foundation, established by the late J.E.A. Crake, Josiah Wood Professor of Classics and Head of the Classics Department from 1946 to 1976 offers a Fellowship to be held in the Classics Department. The intention of the Foundation is to enrich the educational experience of students of Classics at Mount Allison, to enable a young scholar to gain teaching experience and to have the time necessary to complete the doctoral dissertation. Through this Fellowship, the Foundation hopes to encourage the study and teaching of Classics in institutions of higher learning in Canada.
Terms and conditions
- The Fellowship will be administered by the Head of the Classics Department in accordance with policies and procedures established by the University for appointment of teaching faculty.
- The Fellowship is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who at the time of taking up the Fellowship have completed all course and residential requirements for the Doctorate in Classics, passed all preliminary examinations, and completed the research for the thesis, and who can be reasonably expected to finish the doctorate during the year of the Fellowship.
- The Fellow will be asked to teach one course of 3 credits each term and give a public lecture. At least one of the courses will be in the area of expertise of the Fellow.
- The Fellow will be provided with an appropriate office, and is expected to be in Sackville during academic terms (except for time required to attend the occasional conference or professional meeting). This expectation should be made clear at the time of appointment.
- The Fellow will not undertake other paid employment during academic semesters.
- It is understood that the academic program of the Classics Department does not depend on the course load of the Crake Fellow. The Fellowship is to provide enhancement to a program which is delivered by faculty employed by Mount Allison University.
- The eight-month Fellowship is held from mid-August until mid-April and is non-renewable.
- The Fellow will be given a copy of the biographical information available at jeacrakefoundation.org/jea-crake-bio.
- The Development Office will, by May 20, provide the Foundation with the following information from the Head of the Classics Department and the Controller:
With respect to the academic year which will be completed on June 30
- A brief end of year report from the Fellow for the academic year ending June 30.
- A statement from the Controller verifying that the funds in this account were spent in accordance with the terms and conditions stated, and the status of the account as of May 1.
With respect to the upcoming academic year
- The name of the Fellow for the academic year beginning July 1.
- A brief justification for the choice.
- An indication of the courses which will be taught by the Fellow.
- The Foundation will inform the University by June 30 of the amount of funding that will be provided for the J.E.A. Crake Doctoral Fellowship in Classics which will be advertised in the academic year beginning July 1.
The grant for the J.E.A. Crake Doctoral Fellow in Classics includes:
- Salary portion: $34,750 in 2023–2024.
- Employer and employee costs of benefits, moving expenses, a start-up grant, and a Professional Expense Reimbursement account.