Scholarships and Awards

These are some of the scholarships and awards commonly applied for by Criminology Graduate students. Please click the headings for more information about the awards including terms of reference and application forms.

For scholarships and awards that require applications submitted to the School of Criminology, departmental deadlines are indicated.

Entrance Scholarships

Major Entrance Scholarships:

Departments nominate the strongest candidates for these Major Entrance Scholarships and forward their nomination form with a copy of the applicant's admission file to the Dean of Graduate Studies by February 15 of each year. Please note: Students do not apply for these awards directly.

C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship:

Valued at up to $15,000 for Master's and up to $18,000 for Doctoral students per annum, the C.D. Nelson scholarship is aimed at incoming Master's and Doctoral students with demonstrated academic excellence and a minimum CGPA of 3.50.

Graduate Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship:

Valued at $18,000 per annum for aboriginal doctoral students and $15,000 per annum for aboriginal master’s students, the Graduate Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship is aimed at students entering a thesis based master's or PhD program with demonstrated academic excellence, aboriginal ancestry and a minimum entrance CGPA of 3.5.

Private Entrance Awards:

The private awards listed below are open to incoming graduate students in any faculty or department. These awards vary in amount and number depending on the terms of reference of the award and are contingent upon availability of funds. Students must submit applications to the School of Criminology Graduate Programs Secretary to be nominated.

Departmental Deadline: May 30th

Arthur and Ancie Fouks Graduate Entrance Award in Public Service

The purpose of this endowed award is to recognize both outstanding academic performance and a high level of public service by a student entering a graduate program at Simon Fraser University.

Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Valued at $18,000 paid over three terms, the Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship is aimed at students with a Master's degree who are entering a Doctoral program and who demonstrate high academic performance with potential significant contribution to their field of study.

Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship

The purpose of the Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship is to encourage and facilitate the interchange of knowledge and ideas between the people of British Columbia and Quebec through graduate students from the Province of Quebec studying at Simon Fraser University.

Robert Russell Family / First Nations Graduate Award

The purpose of the Robert Russell Family / First Nations Graduate Award is to provide financial support for a First Nations or aboriginal graduate student who is entering or pursuing graduate studies in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship

The Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship is aimed at female students entering a Doctoral program, with a proposed thesis research topic of an applied nature with potential for significant contributions to society.

Graduate Fellowships (GF)

 

 

The Graduate Fellowship (GF) is a one-term award normally valued at $6,250. To be eligible to hold a GF, the applicant must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on-leave" or "part-time") student, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and in the first 9 terms of a Master's program or the first 15 terms of a Ph.D. program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: GFs are allocated each academic year; e.g. Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016. If you apply for a GF by May 15, 2015, you can request allocation for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms. If you apply for a GF by the October 2015 deadline, you can request allocation for the Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 terms.

Departmental Deadlines:

  • May 15th for allocation in the fall and spring terms
  • October deadline (TBA) for allocation in the spring and summer terms

 

 

 

SFU Private Awards: Current Students

The following a non-comprehensive list of private awards open to School of Criminology Graduate students. For Private Entrance Awards please see Entrance Scholarship section at the top of the page.

For awards that you apply for and those that you are nominated for, please submit the application form and all required documents listed in the award's terms of reference to the Criminology Graduate Programs Secretary by the departmental deadline. Check the terms of reference carefully for special instructions.

Departmental Deadline:

  • May 30th for allocation in the fall term

Awards open to all graduate students:

IODE Seaman Morley Scott Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The IODE Seaman Morley Scott Memorial Graduate Scholarship is aimed at female Canadian citizens, registered in a graduate program with a minimum CGPA of 3.5.

Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship

The Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship is a three-term award aimed at doctoral students who have demonstrated research excellence at the postgraduate level. Students must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Program Chair to the Dean of their respective Faculty.

William & Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Valued at approx. $17,000 per annum, the William and Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship is aimed at students engaged in, or planning to engage in, research which requires work outside the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Private Awards:

David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship is aimed at incoming and current Master's or Doctoral students graduate students whose research focuses on topics identified by the Centre for Scottish Studies as primary areas of research. To be eligible students must show promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with a research focus on Scottish history, politics, or culture.

Laurine Harrison Graduate Thesis Award

The Laurine Harrison Graduate Thesis Award is aimed at Master's students who have completed all coursework and comprehensive exams (if applicable) and are in the final, thesis-writing term of a their program.

Robert Russell Family / First Nations Graduate Award

The purpose of the Robert Russell Family / First Nations Graduate Award is to provide financial support for a First Nations or aboriginal graduate student who is entering or pursuing graduate studies in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

School of Criminology Private Awards:

Dr. E.A. Fattah Graduate Scholarship in Criminology

The purpose of the Dr. E.A. Fattah Graduate Scholarship in Criminology is to provide financial support for a graduate student in School of Criminology pursuing graduate work in the area of victimology.

Law Foundation Graduate Scholarship in Restorative Justice

The Law Foundation Graduate Scholarship in Restorative Justice is aimed at incoming or current School of Criminology graduate students focusing on research conducted within the Centre for Restorative Justice. Students should be nominated for this award by the Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice.

Madame Justice Bertha Wilson Graduate Bursary

The purpose of the Madame Justice Bertha Wilson Graduate Bursary this award is to provide financial support for a graduate student pursuing research that has a focus on the feminist analysis of law and society.

Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems (MoCSSy)

The Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems is aimed at graduate students who create mathematical and/or computational models for a complex, real-world problem relevant to social welfare, public health, crime reduction policies, homelessness, or public safety and security.

President's PhD Scholarship (PS)

Valued at $6,250, the President’s PhD Scholarship (PS) is aimed at Doctoral students who have completed all departmental and University requirements for the degree (eg. courses, comprehensive or qualifying examinations), except the thesis. Please note that students can only hold the PS award in or before their 12 term, must be nominated by their senior supervisor and are not eligible to hold a PS concurrently with Tri-Council Funding.

Departmental Deadlines (an announcement with the exact deadline will be forwarded to Criminology graduate students' SFU email address closer to the date):

  • March for allocation in the summer term
  • July for allocation in the fall term
  • November for allocation in the spring term

President's PhD Scholarship Application form

Travel and Research Awards

Graduate International Research Travel Award (GIRTA)

The Graduate International Research Travel Award (GIRTA) is a one-term award aimed at Master's and Doctoral students who must travel in order to undertake research for their degree requirements. The duration of the research trip must be a minimum of one month to a maximum of four consecutive months and the award must be held within two years of beginning the degree program for Master’s students and three years of beginning the degree program for Doctoral students. 

Departmental Deadline (an announcement with the exact deadline will be forwarded to Criminology graduate students' SFU email address closer to the date):

  • Early February

Travel and Minor Research Awards (TMRA)

The Travel and Minor Research Awards (TMRA) is aimed at Master's and Doctoral students with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 who are travelling to a conference to attend and/or present research or in some cases, who are travelling to conduct research. Awards may be paid before or after travel takes place.

Departmental Deadline:

  • October 15th

Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (MSFSS)

Valued at up to $6,000, the Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (MSFSS) is provided by the TriCouncil granting agencies to holders of NSERC CGS, SSHRC CGS or CIHR CGS awards who are undertaking a research study period abroad.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Students apply directly to the office of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Please check this page for updated deadlines: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/awards/travel-and-research-awards/MichaelSmithTravel.html

Major External Awards

Below is a non-comprehensive list of the major external awards commonly applied for by Criminology graduate students. Please note that the respective funding agencies make the final decisions on these awards. To check eligibility, application procedures, forms and deadlines, click the heading for each award below.

Some applications are done directly to the funding agency, but the majority of applications are made through the applicant's graduate program and home department. Applications submitted directly to the Dean of Graduate Studies office will not be accepted.

TriCouncil Masters

Valued at $17,500 for 12 months (non-renewable), the Canadian Graduate Scholarship, Master's Program (CGS M) supports students in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada's three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the university level, under the guidance of the three agencies.

TriCouncil Doctoral

SSHRC's Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarships, and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships

The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants apply for both awards by completing one application form. If you are eligible for both awards, SSHRC will automatically consider you for both.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS)

Valued at $50,000 a year for up to three years, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) are aimed at  world-class Canadian, Permanent Resident and International doctoral students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health sciences.

Information about other external awards can be found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/awards/external-awards/other-external-awards.html