James P. Muldoon Jr. (1959-2016) was an independent scholar of international affairs and a senior Fellow (non-residential) with the Center for Global Change and Governance of Rutgers University – Newark. His research and writing focused on multilateral diplomacy, international organizations and global governance. Affectionately known as Jim by his friends and family, Jim was the Vice-Chair of the Mosaic Institute’s Board of Directors from 2013-2016. During this time, Jim played an integral role in the guidance, support and development of the organization. The James P. Muldoon Jr. Bursary Award honours both Jim and his wife Reeta Roy’s dedication to creating a more just, equitable and harmonious world.
The Bursary is available to undergraduate students in Canada whose field of study is related to the mission of the Mosaic Institute: We are a ‘think and do’ tank that creates platforms for learning and dialogue among diverse Canadian communities to advance justice, promote peace, and reduce conflict.
Applicants are required to submit their academic records; demonstrate financial need; address how they relate to the work of the Mosaic Institute; and provide a reference letter in support of their bursary application. The award recipient will receive notification in writing from the Institute. The successful candidate will be required to provide consent to the Mosaic Institute to publicize their name and relevant submission information for use as the Mosaic Institute may deem appropriate. The successful candidate must receive the award in person at a presentation ceremony at the Mosaic Institute’s Peace Patron Dinner on May 29, 2017.
In order to be considered, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate University degree program with 60% or more of a 100% course load during the bursary academic period
- Eligible students must be studying at one of the following institutions where the Mosaic Institute’s UofMosaic program operates:
Please note: past and current UofMosaic Fellows are not eligible
- Concordia University
- McGill University
- Ryerson University
- Simon Fraser University
- University of British Columbia
- University of Guelph
- University of Toronto (St. George Campus)
- University of Toronto (Scarborough Campus)
- York University
- Currently assessed/receiving financial aid from OSAP (or the government student assistance loan program from your province)
- Must be a Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada
Closing Date: 31 March 2017
Disbursement Date: 29 May 2017
Applications must include:
- A completed Bursary Application Form (click here to download);
- Proof of identity (copy of Canadian government-issued photo ID);
- A Resume/Curriculum Vitae;
- Proof of academic accomplishments (most recent transcript);
- One (1) letter of reference from an academic or professional source supporting the application;
- A personal statement of up to 3 pages (12 point font with 1 inch margins) addressing the need and or impact that the Bursary Award will make. Your Personal Statement should explain: 1) how the Institute’s mandate to advance peace, promote justice and reduce conflict relates to you; 2) how this bursary will make an impact on your financial planning; and 3) more about yourself.
Please note: Students who rely on funding programs such as OSAP or other financial aid must budget realistically in order to meet their educational costs.
Applications must be submitted by email by March 31, 2017 to:
While we appreciate all interest in the Bursary, we are unable to respond to any telephone or email inquiries concerning the award. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.