The Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship for 2022

Published on July 11, 2021

Queen’s University Archives is pleased to announce that there will be two (2) awards of the Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship in 2022. The fellowship is designed to foster, promote, and support original archival research by scholars, authors, or artists in the collections located at

Queen’s University Archives 
(Holdings: http://db-archives.library.queensu.ca/

This Visiting Fellowship has a stipend of $5,000 which is intended to help defray living, travel, or research expenses of successful applicants to come to Kingston, Ontario, Canada to conduct their research. 

Conditions of the Visiting Fellowship

  1. Visiting Fellowship recipients must commence their research at Queen’s University Archives within one year of being notified of the award. Fellows typically conduct their research between May-December in year of their award.
  2. Fellows are expected to be in residence, typically for a month, for the duration of the Fellowship and are expected to devote full time to their research projects.
  3. Successful applicants will not be associated with Queen's University, nor reside in the City of Kingston.
  4. Recipients will be asked to participate in campus and community activities where appropriate and may be asked to give a public face to the fellowship and their research during their time here.
  5. The Visiting Fellowship must be acknowledged in works emanating from research accomplished through the Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship.
  6. Recipients will be asked to provide the University Archivist with two copies of any work resulting from research conducted as a result of the Visiting Fellowship, one for the Fund donor, and one for Queen's University Archives.
  7. Successful applicants will not be eligible for a second Fellowship for a period of at least one year following their first Fellowship.
  8. Visiting Fellowship recipients are requested to submit a short report on their research to the University Archivist, within two months of completion. Edited versions of, or excerpts from, these reports may be used in Queen's University Archives publications.

Application Form

To make an application for The Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship, please complete and submit the application form. Deadline for submission of applications is September 17, 2021. Submissions may be made electronically to ken.hernden@queensu.ca or in hard copy to:

Ken Hernden
University Archivist Queen’s University Archives Kathleen Ryan Hall
50A Arch St. Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
K7L 3N6 

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