Scholarship & Awards

Applications for all student awards must be sumitted through the Graduate Awards Application System (GA3).

Applications due November 1st, 2022

Dossa Graduate Student Travel Award

$3,000

This award is intended to support a graduate student in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences pursuing research on an aspect of Muslim Society or Culture.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The Dossa Graduate Student Travel Award is supported by the Dossa Endowment Fund. It supports a graduate student award for a student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who has undertaken research on Muslim societies and cultures. To be eligible for this award, students must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral thesis program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    2. completed at least one term in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    3. a program which requires travel abroad to undertake research on some aspect of a Muslim society or culture
  3. This award may be held in any term in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Application must include:
    1. current, unofficial SFU transcript
    2. a research proposal concerned with Muslim societies and cultures
    3. a letter from the student’s supervisor attesting to the quality of applicant and supporting the need for research abroad for the applicant’s research
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Steering Committee, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (CCMS), Department of History.

Aziz and Parin Dossa Graduate Community Outreach Award

$2,400

This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University whose graduate research or community outreach project centers on building bridges and sustainable relationships between the Muslim community and other communities who wage the fight for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University whose graduate research or community outreach project centers on building bridges and sustainable relationships between the Muslim community and other communities who wage the fight for equity, diversity and inclusion.
  2. One or more awards will be granted annually in any term to students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. are registered full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
    2. have demonstrated academic excellence in the most recent degree program completed
    3. or in their current degree program; and
    4. are conducting activist research or community outreach projects centered on building bridges and sustainable relationships between the Muslim community and other communities who wage the fight for equity, diversity and inclusion.
  3. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Applications will be adjudicated via the graduate awards system managed by Graduate Studies, and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work; and
    3. a one-page statement that addresses their research or community outreach pursuits.

The award will be granted each year to graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies upon the nomination from the Director, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies.

  1. Revised: April 2021 / GESR206Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (CCMS), Department of History.