Internal + Donor Funded Awards

Digital Media

The following list contains Internal and Donor funded awards available to your academic unit. Click on the award name to read more about the award, including the full eligibility and requirements.

Award values
Awards values listed are approximations and vary in value and number depending on the terms of reference of the award, as well as the availability of funds. 

When to apply
Main award competitions are open in the spring, with student deadlines falling between March-June. Some departments may run subsequent competitions in later cycles with the student deadline usually falling in the second month of the term (October or February).

Deadlines posted in the Graduate Awards System supersede those posted elsewhere.

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Most awards listed below are applied for through the Graduate Awards Application System.

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Gerri Sinclair Award for Innovation in Digital Media

 
This award recognizes a student in the Masters of Digital Media Program (MDM) who has created a digital medial product or innovation that has great potential either as a commercial digital media product or an innovative methodology for creating digital media products.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize a graduating student in the Masters of Digital Media Program (MDM) who has created a digital medial product or innovation that has great potential either as a commercial digital media product or an innovative methodology for creating digital media products.
  2. This award may be given to one or more students, as the Director of the Masters in Digital Medial Program sees fit.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    2. full-time registration in the Masters of Digital Media Program
    3. created a digital media product or innovation that has great potential either as a commercial digital media product or an innovative methodology for creating digital media products
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Students must be nominated by the Director of the Masters of Digital Media program. Nominations are made on GA3 and must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    2. a nomination letter describing the merits of the nominee
    3. a one page description of the commercial product or methodology created
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies based on the recommendation of the Director of the Masters of Digital Media Program and on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: September 2017 / GESR172

KCTS9 Graduate Scholarship in Digital Media

 
This award is intended for a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Digital Media program offered at the Centre for Digital Media through the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Digital Media program offered at the Centre for Digital Media through the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.
  2. At least one scholarship, will be granted annually, in any term, to a student who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. is registered in SFU's Master of Digital Media program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology; and
    2. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level or in the most recent degree program completed.
  3. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships or awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Applications will be made via Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). Required documents include:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member, or other individual, familiar with the applicant's work;
    3. a current curriculum vitae.
  5. This scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Director, Master in Digital Media program.

Revised: April 2020 / GPSR102

Masters of Digital Media Venture Internship Award

 
This award is intended for MDM students registered in either DMED 530 or DMED 531 and intend to use the award to help defray costs while creating a new business venture.

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Awards are given to MDM students who are registered in either DMED 530 or DMED 531 and intend to use the Award to help defray costs while creating a new business venture. The number of awards granted through the MDM Venture Internship Award each year will be based on the amount of money raised each year by the Masters of Digital Media and the number of students who meet all the criteria below. Awards will be granted to a maximum of $2000 per student.

Terms of Reference

  1. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. Demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level (minimum 3.50 GPA) or relevant professional and volunteer achievements that may offset this criteria. (Note that the minimum GPA for "academic excellence" of all merit-based awards administered by DGS Office is 3.50).
    2. Registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Masters of Digital Media Program.
    3. A viable approved proposal to build a business.
  2. Awards will be granted based on the following criteria:
    1. Viability of business proposal in 4 to 8 month timeline.
    2. Relevant academic, professional and volunteer achievements.
    3. Proposed use of the award.
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Applications in writing should be sent to the Awards Committee, Master of Digital Media Program and must include:
    1. a copy of the applicant’s most recent transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable)
    2. applicant’s CV, outlining academic, professional and volunteer experience
    3. two-page description of the proposed business, budget (travel and living costs, etc.) and any other relevant information that will aid the Committee in its decision
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the Program Administrator, Master of Digital Media Program by September 30th, each year.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Master of Digital Media Awards Committee, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Mclean Greaves Graduate Memorial Award in Digital Media

 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Digital Media program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Digital Media program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.
  2.  One award, valued at a minimum of $1,500, will be granted annually, in any term, to a student who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level or in the most recent degree program completed;
    2. is registered at Simon Fraser University in the Master of Digital Media program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology; and
    3. has a history of community service.
  3.  This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. a current curriculum vitae
    3. a one-page statement outlining the applicant's history of community service; and
    4. one letter of reference from a faculty member, or other individual, familiar with the applicant's history of community service.
  4. The award application is made using the Graduate Awards Application System
  5. If a suitable candidate is not identified, the award may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  6. The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Director, Master in Digital Media program.

Revised: January 2019 / GPSR091

OUTtv Scholarship in Digital Media

 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Digital Media program offered at the Centre for Digital Media.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Digital Media program offered at the Centre for Digital Media through the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.
  2. One award, usually valued at $5,000, will be granted annually to a student who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level or in the most recent degree program completed
    2. is registered at Simon Fraser University in the Master of Digital Media program in the Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology
    3. whose research explores areas in digital media related to the cultural, ethnic or gender-identity diversity of the LGBTQ2 community.
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member, or other individual, familiar with the applicant's work;
    3. a current curriculum vitae; and
    4. a short description of the student's MDM research project related to the LGBTQ2 community.
  5. If a suitable candidate is not identified, the award may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Director, Master of Digital Media program.

Revised: March 2017 / GPSR080