External awards provide for generous funding and students are very strongly encouraged to apply for these awards. If registered at an Ontario university, apply through your home university; other Canadian applicants should contact OGS or SSHRC.The Department’s Graduate Student Advisor will work with you to establish your eligibility for specific awards and inform you about application details and deadlines.
Students must be alert to all of the requirements pertaining to applications for the following year. These include filling out the necessary forms, and obtaining letters of recommendation.) Be advised that the department deadline for external awards is typically early October (check with administrators in September for the exact deadline.) All application documents must be received by the departmental deadline for consideration.
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
For full-time graduate students in Ontario. To apply, an “A-” average in the final two years of study is required. Ontario Graduate Scholarship is valued at $5,000 per term and it can be awarded for two or three terms depending on the length of student’s full time registration in a program. All information regarding application procedure, application requirements and eligibility to apply is available on the SGS Website.
- Internal/departmental application deadline (international students): March 21, 2019
- Internal/departmental application deadline (domestic students): April 15, 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s
To apply, student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and have an “A-” average in the final two years of study. Value of this scholarship is $17,500 (MA) for one year.
The SSHRC CGS-M award is non-renewable.
- Internal/departmental application deadline is December 3, 2018.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral
The SSHRC Doctoral Awards provides financial support to outstanding graduate students pursuing doctoral studies in a Canadian university. Student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Doctoral awards are valued at $20,000 for up to three years (doctoral) or $35,000 for up to three years (doctoral CGS). For application process, requirements and eligibility, please visit the SSHRC website.
- Internal/departmental application deadline is October 11, 2018
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Scholarship, which is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years. Applicants must be nominated by the department. Please contact the graduate office for information. For more information on application process, requirements and eligibility, please visit the Vanier website.
- Internal/departmental application deadline is September 18, 2018.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (Doctoral) Scholarships
The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation was established in 2001 as a living memorial to the former Prime Minister by his family, friends and colleagues. Through this scholarship, the Foundation supports highly gifted individuals who are actively engaged in their fields and are expected to become leading national and international figures.
Up to fifteen Trudeau Scholarships are awarded nationally each year and are tenable for three years. These scholars receive an annual stipend of $40 000 to support research-related travel and cover networking expenses associated with the Foundation’s Public Interaction program. Award winners are provided with the opportunity to interact with exciting community leaders and committed individuals in every field of the social sciences and humanities. Applicants must be nominated by the department. Please contact the graduate office for information. For more information on application process, requirements and eligibility, please visit the Trudeau Foundation website.
- Internal/departmental application deadline is October 9, 2018
CIP Student Award for Academic Excellence
The Canadian Institute of Planners Student Awards for Academic Excellence will be awarded to the student member, in each of the CIP recognized planning programs across Canada, who achieves the highest academic standing over the length of the program.