As a tribute to the
late Peter Gzowski and his contribution to communication and
literacy across Canada, the Canadian Language and Literacy Research
Network, in partnership with Frontier College, is pleased to
announce a prestigious $25,000/year scholarship for PhD students.
The purpose of the scholarship is to develop and foster graduate
training that integrates university with community objectives
related to child and family literacy. Students may apply from any
graduate program from any university in Canada.
can learn a great deal from forming research partnerships," said Dr.
Donald Jamieson, the Network's CEO and Scientific Director. "One
objective of this partnership is to collect and organize the
knowledge of Frontier College, an institution
the delivery of literacy services. Another is to make research and
evaluation a routine part of delivering literacy programs. We want
to learn something about what works and what doesn't on an ongoing
basis and to apply this knowledge to continually improve services. An
advantage of The Network is that when we discover something, we can
share the information very widely -- among service delivery agencies
and specialists as well as within the research community,” said
scholarship award winner will design, conduct and complete a PhD
dissertation on a topic relevant to family, child, or adolescent
language and literacy. The research will be conducted in association
with community-based literacy programs and will represent the
philosophy of Frontier College in uniting the university and the
community for the advancement of Canadian literacy and language.
scholarship award will be given for two consecutive years (with an
additional third year of support in clearly justifiable cases).
Additionally, The Network will supplement travel and living expenses
related to project training and research while at Frontier College’s
head office in Toronto.
Applicants will have completed a Master’s degree or its equivalent
before taking up the award, and must be accepted for PhD training by
deadline for receiving all applications is 5 August 2002.
For further details about the Peter Gzowski
Scholarship Project, visit