Internal + Donor Funded Awards

Communication

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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How to Apply

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

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Internal + Donor Funded Awards

SFU Funded Awards

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Graduate Fellowship

By Application | Approx. Award Value: TBD

FCAT
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for graduate students within the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. This award can only be held within the first nine (9) terms of a Master's program or the first fifteen (15) terms of a PhD program.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship (FCAT-GF) is a merit-based award.
  2. To be eligible to hold a Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship, a student must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on leave" or "part-time") student, and should normally have a first class (>3.5) grade point average. However, good standing in research ability may outweigh the grade point average criterion. A student may not be recommended for a FCAT-GF while carrying a deferred grade.
  3. Each school will advise applicants of the criteria of academic merit, based on grades, research ability and progress.
  4. Recipients of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship may accept scholarship support from other sources, but the total value of the support (external scholarships, internal scholarships and research assistantships) should not exceed $60,000 per year (effective Fall 2021).
  5. There is no restriction on FCAT-GF recipients receiving income for other work during the tenure of the FCAT-GF, except as noted in Point 4. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a FCAT-GF at the same time as the external award.
  6. Students will normally be eligible to receive FCAT-GF support during the first nine (9) semesters of a Master's program and during the first fifteen (15) semesters of a PhD program. (Where a student transfers from a Master's program directly into a PhD program, the first term registered in the PhD program will be used to determine eligibility.)
  7. Applicants may apply for and be recommended for one semester of support in each academic year (commencing in the Fall academic term).
  8. Awards are made by the Senate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendation of each School’s Graduate Program Committee.
  9. Application is made on the Graduate Award Application System and MUST include all post-secondary transcripts. 

Revised: June 2016

Graduate Fellowships

By Application | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
 
This award is intended for graduate students in full time research based programs. This award can only be held within the first nine (9) terms of a Master's program or the first fifteen (15) terms of a PhD program.

Currently, we are waiving the number of terms that student can apply and/or hold the GF as long as their research has been impacted by COVID-19. This special arrangement is applicable for 3 terms: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. Student also needs to be approved by the Graduate Program Chair within their program before receiving the award.

Applicants are only eligible to receive up to a maximum of two full GFs, or four half GFs, during an academic year.

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Terms of Reference

  1. To be eligible to hold a Graduate Fellowship (GF), a student must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on-leave") student in a Master’s or Doctoral program.  In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, students must be taking at least six credit hours to be eligible to receive a Graduate Fellowship. *Currently, we are waiving the number of terms that student can apply and/or hold the GF as long as their research has been impacted by COVID-19. This special arrangement is applicable for 3 terms: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. Student also needs to be approved by the Graduate Program Chair within their program before receiving the award.*
  2. Eligible students must have a minimum first-class (3.50) cumulative grade point average. In exceptional cases, other evidence of outstanding ability may outweigh this criterion. Since academic merit is the primary criterion for ranking eligible applicants, departments must notify all applicants in advance if additional criteria will be used.
  3. Students will be eligible to hold a GF only during the first 9 semesters of a Master's program and during the first 15 semesters of a Ph.D. program.
  4. Students who did not complete a Master's program before transferring into a PhD are eligible to hold the GF within the first 15 semesters of their PhD, from the PhD start date
  5. GFs will be awarded in increments of .5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0. A partial GF (.5) is valued at $3,500; a full GF (1.0) is valued at $7,000. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of two full GFs, or four partial GFs, during the academic year (September 1 – August 31).
  6. GF recipients are eligible to hold other scholarships funded from SFU sources.
  7. Graduate Fellowship recipients may accept other scholarship support from external funding sources including SFU’s ‘private’ awards (derived from annual and endowed funds). Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a GF at the same time as the external award. Effective Fall 2021, if the total of the GF and other external support exceeds $60,000 per annum, the value of the GF will be reduced so that the total equals $60,000.
  8. There is no restriction on GF recipients receiving income for work performed during tenure of the GF.
  9. Application is made through the Graduate Award Application System.
  10. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendations of the Departmental Graduate Program Committee.

Revised: November 2020

President's PhD Scholarship

By Application | Approx. Award Value: $7,000

Various Doctoral Programs
 
This award PhD students who have made excellent progress in their degree, completing all university and program requirements. This award is held during or before the student's 12th term. Not all programs use this award.

Program requirements and progress can be checked in the Academic Progress Report (APR) in goSFU.
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Terms of Reference

APR Access: Student instructions | Staff instructions

To be eligible to hold a President’s PhD Scholarship (PS), the applicant must have completed fewer than 12 terms of enrolment in the program and be registered as a full-time, regular (not “on-leave” or “part-time”) student in satisfactory/good standing in a PhD program at Simon Fraser University. Students who did not complete a Master's program before transferring into a PhD are eligible to hold the award within the first 12 terms of their PhD, from the PhD start date.

At the time of nomination, eligible students must have completed all program and university requirements for the degree (eg. courses, comprehensive or qualifying examinations), except the thesis and, in the case of students in the Clinical Psychology Program, the internship. Students may not receive more than one President’s PhD Scholarship during their PhD program.

Evaluation criteria includes:

  • the extent to which the student has made excellent progress
  • demonstrated academic excellence
  • scholarly output and leadership

Eligibility while holding other awards/sources of income:

  • Students holding a national award from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC or their equivalent (ie. SFU Entrance Scholarship or a major international award) are ineligible to hold the President’s PhD Scholarship at the same time.
  • Given the intent of the award, recipients are expected, but not required, to limit the number of hours worked weekly.

A PhD student must be nominated for the President’s PhD Scholarship and the nomination must include a reference by the student’s supervisor addressing the student’s progress, academic excellence, scholarly output and leadership.   

Awards are made on the recommendations of the academic unit’s Graduate Program Committee to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Donor Funded Awards

Andrew Petter Graduate Scholarship in Public Policy

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Various Programs
 
This scholarship in intended to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students studying public policy.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students studying public policy.
  2. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate degree program with a focus on public policy;
    2. have achieved excellent academic standing at the graduate level or in the most recent degree program completed; and
    3. have demonstrated leadership potential.
  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 will be made via the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) managed by Graduate Studies. Required documents include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript;
    2. letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work; and
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship.
  5. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and social sciences or her/his designate.

July 2020 / GPSR105

Asper Graduate Fellowship in Communication

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Communication
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a graduate student pursuing, or intend to pursue, a graduate degree in School of Communication with interest in issues related to media broadcasting policy and practice.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide financial support for graduate students at Simon Fraser University who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a graduate degree in School of Communication with interest in issues related to media broadcasting policy and practice.
  2. This an annual award, disbursed over two terms. Its value is subject to the income earned from its endowment fund and will increase as the endowment grows.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the School of Communication
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. indication of interest in issues related to broadcasting
    4. promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on research ability and originality
  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. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. Copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. A concise outline of the proposed or actual thesis research
    3. One paper selected by the student as representative of his or her work
    4. Two letters of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant's work
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: March 2017 / GESR020

BCAA Environmental Studies in Transportation Award

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Various Programs
 
This award is intended to support a graduate student whose thesis research is related to the study of land-based transportation systems and their relationship to, and improvement of, the environment.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding academic performance by a graduate student whose thesis research is related to the study of land-based transportation systems and their relationship to, and improvement of, the environment.
  2. The BCAA Environmental Studies in Transportation Award is a one-term award equal to the net income from the endowment fund.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on research related to the study of land-based transportation systems and their relationship to, and improvement of, the environment.
  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 familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR052

Cable Television Pioneer Graduate Scholarship

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Communication
 
This award is intended for a student who has submitted an essay or research paper on communication policy while pursuing their degree in the School of Communication.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in the School of Communication.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level;
    2. CGPA of at least 3.50 at the time of application
    3. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the School of Communication
    4. indication of interest in work related to communication policy
    5. submission of an essay or research paper on communication policy undertaken during the work for the degree
  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 and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. essay on communication policy
    3. two letters of reference
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR054

COGECO Graduate Scholarship in Communication

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Communication
 
The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for an outstanding student pursuing a graduate degree in the School of Communication.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide financial support for students who are pursuing a graduate degree in the School of Communication.
  2. The COGECO Graduate Scholarship in Communication is a two-term award equal to the net income from an endowment.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability and originality
    3. registration at SFU in a graduate program in the School of Communication
  4. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. Copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. A concise outline of the proposed or actual thesis research
    3. One paper selected by the student as representative of his or her work
    4. Two letters of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant's work
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  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 Graduate Program Chair, School of Communication.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR018

Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship

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Various Programs
 
This award is intended to recognize and reward an outstanding student pursuing a graduate degree, whose field of study is of benefit to the South Asian community and pertains to South Asian history, culture, politics, or diaspora.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship is to recognize and reward an outstanding student pursuing a graduate degree, whose field of study is of benefit to the South Asian community and pertains to South Asian history, culture, politics, or diaspora.
  2. One scholarship will be awarded each year.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    3. demonstrated research focus on a topic of benefit to the South Asian community and related to the areas of South Asian history, culture, politics or diaspora
  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. Application is made on the Graduate Awards Application System and must be accompanied by:
    1. a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    2. curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    3. two letters of reference: one letter of reference from the student's supervisor confirming the student's research focus on South Asian history, culture, politics, or diaspora, and a second letter of reference from someone other than the supervisor who is familiar with the applicant's research abilities
    4. a current unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GPSR057

Emergency Preparedness Conference Scholarship in Emergency Communications

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Communication
 
This award is intended for a graduate student in the School of Communication or other appropriate area pursuing an applied research project in the area of emergency/disaster management.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Conference Scholarship in Emergency Communications is to provide financial support for a graduate student in the School of Communication or other appropriate area in the Emergency Communications field.
  2. To be eligible for the award, a student must satisfying the following criteria:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the School of Communication graduate program or other appropriate graduate program
    2. pursuit of applied research project in the area of emergency/disaster management
  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. Application is made on the Graduate Award Application System and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
    3. two letters of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant's work
    4. one sample of a paper selected by the student as representative of his/her work
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the Department of enrolment.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR116

Flight 752 Graduate Memorial Scholarship

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Various Programs
 
This scholarship is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in any Faculty who are pursuing a graduate degree at Simon Fraser University. Applicants must have contributed to the advancement of Persian culture and the Iranian community through volunteerism or research in Canada or in the applicant's country of origin.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in any Faculty who are pursuing a graduate degree at Simon Fraser University.
  2. One scholarship will be granted annually, in any term, to a student who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. is registered at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in any faculty;
    2. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate or undergraduate level;
    3. shows promise of originality and creativity in research; and
    4. has contributed to the advancement of Persian culture and the Iranian community through volunteerism or research in Canada or in the applicant's country of origin.
  3. Preference will be given to an entering student.
  4. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Applications will be adjudicated via the Graduate Awards, Application and Adjudication System  (GA3) managed by Graduate Studies, and must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial transcript or a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work;
    3. a current curriculum vitae; and
    4. a one-page statement outlining the applicant's contributions to the advancement of Persian culture and the Iranian community through volunteerism or research.
  6. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

May 2021 / GPSR110

Helen Pitt Graduate Scholarship in Fine Arts

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FCAT
 
This award is intended for a full time graduate student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology and whose research area is in visual arts. Preference will be given to students who graduated from secondary school in Vernon (School District #22).

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide funding to an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology whose study focus is visual arts.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence in the most recent degree program completed or in their current graduate program
    2. registered full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
    3. research area is in visual arts
  3. Preference will be given to students who graduated from secondary school in Vernon (School District #22).
  4. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must 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
    4. a statement of research focus, accomplishments, etc.
    5. evidence of graduation from a secondary school in Vernon (where applicable)
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.

Revised: October2017 / GPSR086

 

IODE Seaman Morley Scott Memorial Graduate Scholarship

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Various Programs
This memorial graduate scholarship award is intended to provide financial support for a female graduate student who is Canadian citizen and has a CGPA above 3.50.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. female Canadian citizen
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    3. cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5
  2. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
    3. a curriculum vitae
    4. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
  3. The completed application and supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  4. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR067

Knud George Pedersen International Graduate Students Fund Endowment

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Various Programs
The purpose is to provide support for international graduate students with unforeseen or unmet expenses and may also support programs and initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience for international graduate students.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose is to provide support for international graduate students with unforeseen or unmet expenses and may also support programs and initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience for international graduate students. Expenditure amount and type will be at the discretion of the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or their designate.
  2. Eligible student expenses may include but are not limited to:
    - funding for personal expenses such as food and rent;
    - travel expenses for family emergencies;
    - travel expenses for education purposes such as conferences; and
    - registration fees for conferences and workshops.
  3. To be eligible for this award, students must:
    1. be designated as international students; and
    2. be enrolled either full-time or part-time in a graduate program at SFU.
  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. The application will be made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must be accompanied by:
    1. a copy of the SFU transcript; and
    2. statement of financial need.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

October 2020 / GESR240

Matthew Knott Memorial Graduate Award in Diving Safety

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Various Programs
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a full-time graduate student pursuing research in diving physiology, diver safety or dive equipment design.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students enrolled full-time in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University who are pursuing research in diving physiology, diver safety or dive equipment design.
  2. One award normally will be offered annually to a graduate student who fulfills the following eligibility criteria:
    1. is registered full-time in a graduate program at SFU
    2. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    3. is pursuing research in diving physiology, diver safety or dive equipment design
  3. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a copy of the post-secondary transcript
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a one page research summary of the applicant's research noting how it relates to research in diving physiology, diver safety or dive equipment design
  4. 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 Dean, or her designate, Faculty of Science.

Revised: May 2017 / GPSR084

Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship in Urban Development

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Various Programs
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support for an outstanding Master’s or PhD student whose research is in urban development.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship in Urban Development is to provide financial support to a Master’s or PhD student whose research is in urban development.
  2. The Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    2. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the post-graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  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. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript OR an official transcript from the most recent degree program at another post-secondary institution
    2. a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholarship achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    4. two letters of reference: one letter of reference from the student’s supervisor and a second letter of reference from someone other than the supervisor who is familiar with the applicant’s research abilities
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR142

Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship

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Various Doctoral Programs
 
This award is intended for a student enrolled in a doctoral program who has demonstrated research excellence at the postgraduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for students enrolled in a doctoral program at Simon Fraser University.
  2. The Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship is a three-term award and it is tenable during three consecutive academic terms in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    2. full-time registration in a doctoral program in any Faculty at SFU
    3. demonstrated research excellence at the postgraduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  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. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program complete
    2. resume summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    3. letter of reference from the student’s senior supervisor describing the candidate’s research abilities
  6. Student applications are normally accepted at the departmental level. One nomination from each Department is submitted to Graduate Studies and forwarded to the Faculty offices.
  7. The selection of a successful candidate(s) in each Faculty will be made by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee from the departmental nominations received. One nomination from each Faculty Dean will be forwarded to Graduate Studies, who will make the final selection from among the Faculty nominations received, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: September 2021 / GESR 181

Patricia Graham Annual Graduate Scholarship in Global Communication

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Global Communication
 
This scholarship was established in late 2012 through a generous three year commitment (2013-2015) by Patricia Graham.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Patricia Graham Annual Graduate Scholarship in Global Communication is to recognize and reward an outstanding student pursuing a Double Master's Degree in Global Communication (in partnership with the Communication University of China) at the School of Communication.
  2. This annual scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by SFU or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. registration at SFU in the Double Master's Degree in Global Communication.
  4. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by the Director, School of Communication. Students may apply on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1.  a current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    2. curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
  5. 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, School of Communication.

Revised: April 2017 / GPSR059

Rogers Communications Inc. Graduate Scholarship in Communication

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Communication
 
This award is intended for a student pursuing a graduate degree in the School of Communication, who is interested in issues related to broadcasting or cable.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in the School of Communication.
  2. This award is offered annually in one term.
  3. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the School of Communication
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate or graduate level 
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    4. indication of interest in issues related to broadcasting or cable
  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. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
    3. one paper selected by the student as representative of his or her work
    4. two letters of reference from Faculty members familiar with the applicant's work
  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 School of Communication.

Revised: March 2017 / GESR078

Shahrgon Annual Graduate Award in Critical Independent Journalism Studies for the Promotion of Citizenship and Democracy

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Communication
 
This award recognizes students pursuing graduate studies in critical independent journalism in the School of Communication for the promotion of ideas and ideals of democratic citizenship. Preference will be given to studies that relate to Persian-speaking communities in Canada.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this annual award is to encourage and recognize students pursuing graduate studies in critical independent journalism in the School of Communication for the promotion of ideas and ideals of democratic citizenship.
  2. Preference will be given to studies that relate to Persian-speaking communities in Canada.
  3. One student cannot receive the award more than twice, whether consecutively or intermittently.
  4. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the School of Communication
    2. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the graduate level with emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    3. demonstrated research in critical independent journalism for the promotion of democratic citizenship
  5. Students should be nominated for this award by the Director of the School of Communication. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript
    2. a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    4. one short sample of professional, academic or business writing or a portfolio piece
    5. two letters of reference: one letter of reference from the student’s supervisor, and a second letter of reference from someone other than the supervisor who is familiar with the applicant’s research and planning activities
  6. 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 a Steering Committee comprised of the Director and faculty members in the School of Communication teaching in Journalism.

Revised: April 2017 / GPSR040

Waterhouse Graduate Fellowship in Organizational Change and Innovation

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Various Programs
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a graduate student whose research focus is on organizational change and innovation.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide financial support for a graduate student whose research focuses is on organizational change and innovation.
  2. The Fellowship is an annual award, disbursed over two terms in the Fall and Spring. Its value is subject to the income earned from its endowment fund and will increase as the endowment grows.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. indication of interest in issues related to innovation and change management
    4. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on research ability and originality
  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. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts, for the first year graduate student, or a current unofficial SFU transcript, for students past their first year of graduate study
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual program of studies pertaining to sustainability, organizational change and innovation
    3. two confidential letters of reference
  6. The final selection of a candidate for the award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR159

The William & Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Scholarship

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Various Programs
 
This award is intended to support a graduate student who is engaged in, or planning to engage in, research which requires work outside the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The William and Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship is intended to support travel, accommodation, and related research expenses. One scholarship is awarded per year.
  2. To be eligible to apply, a student must:
    1. be enrolled in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University
    2. be engaged in, or planning to engage in, research which requires work outside the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. evidence of outstanding achievement at the graduate level, with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  4. This award is paid over three consecutive terms starting in the Fall term.
  5. During tenure of the award, the recipient must be registered full-time in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, students must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold the award. If a recipient wishes to register "on-leave" or "part-time" for one term, a deferment of the scholarship should be requested by writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Permission will be granted in exceptional circumstances only.
  6. The Steel Scholarship recipient may accept other scholarship support from external sources and/or from awards administered by SFU. Effective Fall 2021, if the total of the Steel Scholarship and the other support exceeds $60,000 per annum, the value of the Steel Scholarship will be reduced so that the total equals $60,000. 
  7. The Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship is intended to provide students with a period of time that they can devote largely to graduate studies and research. Departments may build this principle into their criteria for awarding this scholarship. There is no restriction on Steel Scholarship recipients receiving income for other work during the tenure of the scholarship, except as noted in Point 6. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a scholarship at the same time as the external award.
  8. The award is made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee after a University-wide competition in which departmental recommendations are considered.
  9. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. SFU transcript
    2. Autobiographical sketch and statement of research interests and goals
    3. List of scholarly publications
    4. List of other scholarship or financial support held or applied for.
    5. Three letters of reference from Faculty members familiar with the student's academic and research potential.
    6. A current curriculum vitae

Revised: September 2021 / GESR013

You Susheng Graduate Scholarship in Global Communication

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Global Communication
 
This award is intended to provide financial support to graduate students enrolled full-time in the Global Communication M.A. Double Degree Program in the School of Communication and are completing their first year in the program.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students enrolled full-time in the Global Communication M.A. Double Degree Program in SFU's School of Communication.
  2. Scholarships are granted to students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. have demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level; and
    2. are registered at Simon Fraser University in the Global Communication M.A. Double Degree Program in the School of Communication and are completing their first year in the program.
  3. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing research in political economy, policy, and technological dimensions of transcultural and transnational communication or engaging in media production that contributes to transcultural understanding.
  4. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all postsecondary transcripts;
    2. a current curriculum vitae;
    3. one letter of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant's work
    4. one-page summary of the applicant's research noting if or how it relates to transcultural communication.
  6. If a suitable candidate is not identified, the scholarship may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  7. The 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, School of Communication.

Revised: June 12, 2019 /GPSR083