Elizabeth Tower Endowment

Elizabeth Tower

In 2004, the University of Alaska Anchorage announced the creation of the Elizabeth Tower Endowment for Canadian Studies. The goal of this endowment is to increase the visibility of Canadian studies at UAA and in the community, and to improve opportunities for UAA students wanting to study in or about Canada.

Elizabeth Tower, benefactor of the Tower Endowment, was an enthusiastic supporter of Canadian studies and an avid historian of Alaska. She died in September of 2010. We are grateful for her generous contributions to the University and for her inspirational energy and enthusiasm.

Elizabeth Tower Student Award

Research or Study in or about Canada

Amount: Up to $1,000.00

Activities: May include, but not limited to, study in Canada, attendance at a Canadian or Canada Studies conference, research travel in Canada, or organization of a Canadian event at UAA.

Deadline: February 26

Elizabeth Tower Faculty Award

Research, Study or Presentation in or about Canada

Amount:  Up to $1,000.00

Activities: May include, but not limited to, archival or other research in Canada, development of Canadian related resources at UAA, or attending a Canadian or Canadian Studies conference, or a conference with significant Canadian content. Tower Endowment Funds may also be used to bring scholars and speakers of interest to Canadian Studies to the University or to develop or promote Canadian Studies or Canada within a department or program, including support for student activities. Funding is available to faculty from all disciplines.

These funds will be made available on a case-by-case basis to faculty who have demonstrated an interest in Canada and who will develop Canadian content in their courses. Recipients will be required to present or report on their activities in a public forum.

Deadline: February 26

Elizabeth Tower Public Speaker Funding

Amount: Up to $1,000.00

Activities: Awards are dedicated to supporting a public speaking engagement of interest to Canadian Studies. Tower Endowment funds will provide up to $1,500 in publicity expenses, travel expenses and/or honorarium to bring a speaker to campus. The campus or community event must be free and open to the public.

The Tower Endowment will consider support of speakers who have been sponsored for speaking engagements elsewhere in Alaska and who are willing to also speak at UAA. Applications are open to community nonprofit organizations, and individual faculty, departments, or student groups at UAA.

Deadline: February 26

Contact for more information

Dr. Sudarsan Rangarajan, Chair
Professor of French
Department of Languages (ADM 279)
University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AK 99508
907-786-4061