Awards and Financial Assistance

Some GLS students are eligible to apply for Graduate Fellowships and for Private Awards administered by SFU. Scholarships and fellowships for graduate students are administered by the Dean of Graduate Studies office. To find out more, visit the Grad Studies website.

GLS staff regularly sends out notices about Private Awards, Graduate Fellowships, and other funding opportunities, but it doesn't hurt to keep abreast of that information yourself as well. Here is the link to the Private Awards page.

Graduate Liberal Studies Program Bursary

The purpose of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program Bursary is to provide financial support for a student registered in the Graduate Liberal Studies/Special Arrangement PhD cohort. One bursary is normally available annually to cover the cost of tuition for one year. 

Graduate Liberal Studies Program Scholarship

The purpose of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program Scholarship is to provide support for a student registered in the Graduate Liberal Studies/Special Arrangement PhD cohort. Three Awards of $6000 are normally available annually (Awards may be split at the discretion of the Graduate Chair).

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Award in Graduate Liberal Studies

The  Jean-Jacques Rousseau Award is available to only to GLS/SAR PhD candidates and is intended to provide financial support and recognition to a graduate or SAR PhD student working on a capstone project (e.g., extended essay, a project, or a thesis) in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.

Jim Babcock Fellowship in Graduate Liberal Studies

The Jim Babcock Fellowship in Graduate Liberal Studies is available to one or two GLS/SAR PhD candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to the Graduate Liberal Studies Program objective "to faster progressive discourse and innovative thought while creating a community of engaged citizens".

For detailed information about these awards, please visit the visit the Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Fellows website.