Community Trust Endowment Funds Graduate Fellowships

Terms of Reference

  1. The CTEF Graduate Fellowship (GF) is a merit based award valued at $6,250. CTEF GF’s cannot be divided or split like regular GF’s.
  2. To be eligible to hold a CTEF GF, a person must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "onleave") Doctoral student in the Humanities (Archaeology, English, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology) and must normally have a first-class (≥ 3.50) grade point average. In exceptional cases, other evidence of outstanding ability may outweigh this criterion. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, students must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold a CTEF Graduate Fellowship.
  3. Academic merit is the primary criterion for ranking eligible applicants; departments will advise all applicants in advance if additional criteria will be used. Academic merit is based on grades, research ability, and progress in the graduate program.
  4. CTEF Graduate Fellowship recipients may accept other scholarship support from other sources. New or current graduate students holding awards valued at $50,000 or more are not eligible to apply for a CTEF GF or for other scholarship income from SFU sources.
  5. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a CTEF GF at the same time as the external award.
  6. There is no restriction on CTEF GF recipients receiving income for work performed during tenure of the CTEF GF.
  7. Students will be eligible to receive CTEF GF support only during the first 15 semesters of a Ph.D. program.
  8. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendations of the Departmental Graduate Program Committee.
  9. Application is made on the Application for a CTEF Graduate Fellowship form located on the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies website.
    The application deadline to the department of enrolment is April 15.

Revised: October 2009

At a Glance

Community Trust Endowment Funds Graduate Fellowship

Amount: $6,250 CDN
Eligibility: current PhD student in Humanities (Archaeology, English, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology)
Tenure: 1 semester