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The Brockington Visitorship and the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecture

Introduction

The Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts invites nominations for the Brockington Visitorship and the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecture. In order to encourage the broadest possible range of nominations, any person or group within the Queen's community is eligible to make a nomination.

The Brockington Visitorship

The Brockington Visitorship was established in 1968 by a generous donation from Colonel R.S. McLaughlin for a five-year trial period in honour of Leonard Brockington, who was Rector of Queen's University for seventeen years. In 1974 permanent funding was received from the R.S. McLaughlin Foundation. The income from the Trust is to be used to invite "a person of international distinction" to come to Queen's to deliver a public lecture and to meet formally and informally with faculty and students.

The Chancellor Dunning Trust

The Chancellor Dunning Trust was established in 1946 by an anonymous donor who gave $100,000 to Queen's University to establish a permanent tribute to Chancellor Charles A. Dunning. The income from the Trust is to be used "to promote understanding and appreciation of the supreme importance of the dignity, freedom and responsibility of the individual person in human society."

The Trustees of Queen's University have agreed that this goal may best be accomplished by bringing to Queen's distinguished speakers who would give public lectures and who would also meet with classes, groups and individuals at Queen's and in the local community.

Selection Process

Deadline for nominations is April 23, 2014. All materials submitted are held in confidence.

  • The Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts will meet to review applications in May. Successful applicants will be notified in writing by June 15, 2014. 
  • The Advisory Committee recognizes the challenges of scheduling visits of distinguished speakers to campus. Therefore it is not necessary for the event to occur during the year that the funds are allocated.
  • The Advisory Committee reserves the right to consider Brockington applications for Dunning applications and vice versa if the application clearly meets the relevant criteria outlined in the terms of reference published on page 1 of this form. In such a case, the allocated award for successful applications would reflect the proposed budget.

Guidelines

  • Grants for the Brockington Visitorship and the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecture are intended to assist in covering the costs of inviting distinguished speakers to the University and to cover costs associated with ensuring the event is accessible to distinguished speakers and attendees with disabilities. Measures to accomplish accessibility may include: choosing wheelchair accessible facilities, arranging sign language interpretation of the event, translation of presentation materials into other languages or alternate media, reimbursement of child care expenses and/or other ordinary costs associated with securing the participation of persons who could not otherwise take part in the event.
  • Individual, interdisciplinary and/or collaborative applications are equally eligible provided that the theme of the public lecture would appeal to the broader University community.
  • In reaching its decision the Advisory Committee looks at the suitability of the speaker, the impact the visit will have on enriching the broader learning environmentthe topic and, the quality of the application.
  • Speakers must deliver a public lecture and meet formally and informally with appropriate segments of the Queen's and Kingston communities.
  • Nominators are reminded that all events sponsored by Queen's University are to be accessible to people with disabilities. In their planning, nominators must give accessibility the highest priority.
  • Preference will be given to Brockington applications for events given by individuals.
  • Preference will be given to events that are scheduled during the traditional academic year of September to April.
  • The Advisory Committee will not consider applications for expenses already incurred.
  • After the event, all successful applicants must submit a report, including a breakdown of actual expenditures and a list of events (lectures, classes, seminars etc.) attended by the invited speaker.
  • Support from the Brockington Visitorship or the Chancellor Dunning Trust should be acknowledged in all publications, programs, credits, etc., and, where feasible, a copy or photocopy provided with the final report.
  • Applications will be accepted for up to $7,000 for the Brockington Visitorship and up to $16,000 for the Dunning Trust Lecture. All items in the proposal must be justified and will include estimated costs associated with ensuring the event is accessible to people with disabilities.
  • It is incumbent on the nominator to give careful consideration to accessibility when the proposed budget is developed.

Nomination Form

A completed nomination form is essential for consideration by the Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts.

You may vary the length of the sections, but the content is limited to three pages.

You may include up to 10 pages of supporting documentation, such as curriculum vitae, letters of support, abstracts of previous keynote addresses etc.

Please submit one electronic copy of your nomination to vptl@queensu.ca  

 

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