Applicants from Canada
Applications from Students in Canada
Please contact Professors Michael
Brown or Sara Horowitz as soon as possible.
The 2009 European Field Study
itinerary is available in the form of both a map
and table with narrative. The
2013 itinerary will be similar but not identical; we will update
the map and table as soon as possible.
The Field Study Handbook
can be downloaded — it will be updated as the Field Study
To be eligible to apply and participate, you must be preparing
for a career related to education.
At York University, most participants will be registered
in the Concurrent Stream of the Faculty of Education, but
applicants from the Consecutive Stream or from outside the
Faculty of Education will also be considered.
Applicants from the Université de Montréal
should contact a Project Coordinator for further information.
All Canadian participants must:
- be in at least their third term (second year) of university
studies at the time of application;
- continue to be enrolled at their university and take the
York University course Humanities
3825 in the 2009-2010 academic year; and
- be preparing to teach for a career in education.
Number of Spaces Available
For the 2009-2010 project cycle, there will be up
to 16 spaces reserved for Canadian applicants.
Costs and Financial Aid
We estimate the total cost of pre-departure seminars,
the 26-day Field Study in Europe (July / August 2009) and the
10-day Symposium in Toronto (February 2010) at CAD-$7500. Ontario
residents who can demonstrate need are eligible to apply for
a bursary from the Allan and Hinda Silber Award Fund for Holocaust
Studies at York University. Students from outside Ontario may
be eligible for other forms of financial aid. We expect that
all students who can demonstrate need will receive financial
aid that will reduce the costs to approximately $1000. This
includes $500 as a non-refundable fee (see below) and $500 for
incidental costs (everything from film to phonecalls to snacks).
Tuition for the required course AS/HUMA 3825 (see below) is
extra. If you have questions regarding this or anything else,
please contact the Project Coordinators
in confidence. Your financial status will not affect your chances
of selection; and if you are selected, we will do our best to
secure additional financial aid for you.
Requirements / Expectations
Students selected will be expected to participate
actively in all the activities associated with the Project.
This includes visiting houses of worship other than your own
faith community (if any).
York students must:
- Enrol in the six-credit Humanities course "The
Holocaust in Cross-Cultural Context" in the 2009-2010
- Remit a non-refundable fee of $500 to cover partial costs
of the field study component in Europe and the Symposium
in Toronto (note: additional financial assistance is available
to those who require it). This fee is in addition to the
normal tuition fee for the course.
- Deposit bursary cheques in a special York account established
for the project; an Information Sheet detailing procedures
will be given to students selected to participate.
- Upon selection, notify the Project Coordinators within
the indicated time-limit whether they will be participating.
- Sign a waiver releasing the Project Coordinators, York
University, and the other affiliated universities and sponsors
from any and all liability relating to any mishap encountered
in connection with the Project.
- Arrange for a valid passport and any necessary visa(s).
- Take out extended health insurance.
- Attend orientation sessions as arranged prior to departure
and after return.
- Participate in a project and present its results at the
Symposium in February 2010.
Application Process / Selection Criteria
Applicants will submit an application form along with
a statement of purpose, a complete and up-to-date curriculum
vitae, a transcript (or equivalent) of all post-secondary
education, two letters of recommendation, and a certificate
of English language proficiency (if their first language is
not English). A personal interview will be part of the selection
Students will be selected on the basis of their
academic record, the relevance of their prospective teaching
program to the mandate of the Project; their personal qualities,
and their potential for contributing to and benefiting from
participation in the Project. The organizers reserve the right
to ensure diversity and balance within the group.
The application deadline is January 6, 2009.
Please note that, for the 2009-2010 cycle, we
will be using a downloadable, computer-fillable application
form. Please do not submit it until you are ready to submit
the entire application package.