Internal + Donor Funded Awards

Geography

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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Featured Graduate Student

  • Adrienne is a Geography Master's student in the Faculty of Environment studying digital soil mapping and spatial distribution of soil carbon. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • David from the Faculty of Environment uncovered ways that new biometric technologies could intensify and extend surveillance.

  • Adrienne researches the spatial distribution of carbon in BC's soils. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Alex is studying glacial landforms to reconstruct how water moved beneath the Cordilleran Ice Sheet. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Matthew is a geography master's student researching the incision rates of the fluvial systems in the Thompson and Nicola Valleys. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Myfannwy is exploring how First Nation government can address housing need for those who are off-reserve. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Friederike is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Environment.

  • Andrew is a PhD student researching how the political and economic aspects of primary care reform shape whether jurisdictions are successful in their efforts to improve the health of communities and limit public health care costs. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Christine is a Geography master’s student working to quantify the potential of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) (NSERC/SFU USRA)

  • Kendra is a master's student focusing in implementing methods to analysis of the urban environment, of study areas with a high level of development and densification. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Tsatia is PhD student bringing the urban Indigenous communities in the Metro Vancouver and Russian into dialogue with each other. (Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Daniel is a master's student that is focusing in updating the sediment budget for the lower Fraser River. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Joy is a master’s student researching underexplored history of racism and segregation policies in public swimming spaces in Vancouver. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Babak is a PhD student interested in Digital Soil Mapping, and use soil field and environmental data to generate maps for soil properties. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Hannah is a Geography Doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment researching the under-ice hydrodynamics and biogeochemistry of arctic lakes in the Mackenzie River Delta of the Northwest Territories. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Geography)

  • Alex is a Geography Doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment whose research focuses on expanding the modeling of geospatial systems, where interactions between various environments and individuals can be mapped by their locations on Earth and expanding it into three spatial dimensions and through time. (CanPacific/Teck Resources Award, Wayne Goeson Memorial Award)

  • Rachel is researching the lack of corporate and government accountability for effective caribou habitat restoration in interior BC. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship and Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Bright is a Geography Doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment whose research consists of modelling different dynamics of urban growth in diverse regions across the globe and assessing the impacts of urbanization on other connected environmental systems. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Morgan is a Geography master's student working to identify locations along the Fraser River that act as potential barriers to spawning salmon at different flow levels based on surface velocity. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Simons Foundation Award Environment)

  • Liam is a Geography Doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment whose work in the field of political ecology asks where people draw that often arbitrary line between "nature" and "culture." (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Vimbikayi is a Geography Doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment analyzing how the climate system responds to equal amounts of emissions and removals of CO2, and quantifies the extent to which the land carbon responses to emissions and removals differ. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Véronique is a Geography Doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment whose current research examines the labour geographies of 'microwork', the hidden and underpaid 'human intelligence' work behind artificial intelligence algorithms. (SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Naomi is a Geography student in the Faculty of Environment exploring the relationships between colonial power, the Catholic Church's ownership of land, and current private redevelopment. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

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Internal + Donor Funded Awards

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Entrance Awards

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SFU Funded Awards

Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship

Entrance Award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
 
The Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship (GDES) provides multi-year funding to recruit exceptional incoming PhD domestic and international students. Students must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit. An IGES award offer replaces any GDES offer.

Learn more about this award →
 
 
Note –  Award recipients who receive a Tri-agency or another major external scholarship will have their GDES replaced with payments of $5,000 per year while holding the other award.

 

Terms of Reference:

  1. Tenure for the Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship (GDES) is a maximum of two years at the master’s level and a maximum four years at the doctoral level from initial enrolment in the program.
  2. To be eligible, a student must be entering a master's or doctoral program at Simon Fraser University.
  3. Students must be nominated for the award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted.
  4. The criteria for this award are:
    1. a minimum CGPA of 3.50;
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level;
    3. evidence of outstanding achievement at the graduate level, with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  5. During tenure of the Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship, the recipient must be registered full-time in their graduate program at Simon Fraser University. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, the successful candidate must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold the award.
  6. The Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship is normally held during consecutive academic terms. If a recipient registers “on leave” during tenure of their award, it will be interrupted until the student is registered full-time and payments will be reinstated at that time. No deferment of award payments to future academic terms will be permitted, except under 'extenuating' conditions with the permission of the Chair of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC).
  7. Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship recipients may accept scholarship support from other SFU sources including SFU’s ‘donor funded/private’ awards. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may have restrictions on funding.
  8. Awards are granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the SGAAC, upon the nomination of the Graduate Program Chair.

GDES Guidelines

Student receiving the GDES award should read the full GDES Guidelines

Revised: June 2021 / GUSE007

Graduate Fellowships

nomination/Application set by program in graduate awards system | 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.

If your research has been impacted by COVID-19 making you ineligible for a Graduate Fellowship, we encourage you to speak to your academic unit and/or include an explanation within your application. Applications are reviewed at the graduate program level, prior to recommendations being sent to GPS.

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

Learn more about this award →
 

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

Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship (IGES)

Entrance Award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
 
The Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship is intended for students initiating a thesis based masters or PhD program who have Canadian citizenship and Indigenous ancestry. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit. An IGES award offer replaces any GDES offer.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. Tenure for the Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship (IGES) is two years at the master’s level and four years at the doctoral level. There is one award available at the master’s level and one at the doctoral level.
  2. To be eligible, the Indigenous student must be entering a thesis-based master’s or PhD program at Simon Fraser University.
  3. Students must be nominated for the award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted.
  4. The criteria for this award are:
    1. Canadian citizenship and Indigenous ancestry
    2. a minimum entrance CGPA of 3.5;
    3. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level;
    4. evidence of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  5. During tenure of the Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship, the recipient must be registered full-time in a thesis based graduate program at Simon Fraser University.
  6. The Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship is normally held during consecutive academic terms. If a recipient registers “on leave” during tenure of their award, the award will be interrupted until the student is registered full-time and payments will be reinstated at that time. No deferment of award payments to future academic terms will be permitted, except under ‘extenuating’ conditions with the permission of the Chair of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC).
  7. Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship recipients may accept scholarship support from other sources including SFU’s ‘donor funded/private’ awards. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may have restrictions on funding.
  8. There is no restriction on Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship recipients receiving income for work performed during tenure of the scholarship.
  9. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee after a University-wide competition in which departmental nominations are considered.

Revised: June 2021 / GUSE006

President's PhD Scholarship

nomination/Application set by program in graduate awards system | 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.
Learn more about this award →
 

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.

Provost International Fellowship (PIF)

Entrance Award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
The PIF is intended for international students who are initiating a graduate program at SFU and have received a scholarship from their home country to study abroad. Students do not apply for this award, inquiries should be directed to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The Provost International Fellowship (PIF) will be awarded to outstanding international students who are initiating their graduate program at SFU and have received a scholarship from their home country to study abroad. These awards must provide a stipend* for living expenses for students studying abroad for all three terms including costs of Health and Medical Insurance and student fees, other than tuition.
  2. To be eligible to receive this award, a student’s initial enrolment must meet the SFU graduate program entrance requirements for international students including:
    1. English language requirements;
    2. be registered as a fulltime, regular (not "on leave") student, and
    3. normally must have a first class (SFU equivalent of 3.67) grade point average.
  3. The Provost International Fellowship has a value equivalent to the student’s tuition based on the research program full-time fee and will be disbursed on a per term basis. Normally, these awards are not available to students in premium fee programs.
  4. This award is available throughout the duration of the student’s studies for up to a maximum of 2 (masters) or 4 (doctoral) years, provided PIF recipients continue to hold their country of origin’s scholarship to study abroad, that they remain registered as a full-time, regular (not "on leave") student, and maintain a first class (3.67) grade point average. 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 PIF. These fellowships will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that all requirements are being met.
  5. There is no restriction on PIF recipients receiving income from Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships performed during tenure of the PIF but the maximum amount of financial support cannot exceed $60,000 (effective Fall 2021).
  6. Academic units are encouraged to match the value of the PIF award through Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships on an annual basis provided the student is suitably qualified to act as a teaching assistant or tutor marker.
  7. Eligible candidates must contact the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies office directly and provide proof, including dates and value, of the major scholarship they hold.
  8. Awards are made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, contingent upon the availability of funds.

Revised: February 2018 (due to changes in award eligibility, no retroactive PIFs will be awarded prior to May 1, 2018).

Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Entrance Award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
 
The Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship (SGES) is intended primarily as a means of recruiting outstanding applicants for admission. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship (SGES) is a one or two-term award.
  2. It is intended as a means of recruiting to this University, outstanding applicants for admission who are considering other institutions.
  3. The student must be nominated for the SGES by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted based upon evidence that the student is outstanding as indicated by postsecondary transcripts, letters of reference, previous awards, and scholarly activity.
  4. To be eligible to hold the SGES, the candidate must be registered as a full-time graduate student in a Master’s or Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, the successful candidate must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold the award. If a recipient wishes to register “on-leave” during tenure of this award, a deferment of the scholarship must be requested in writing to Graduate Studies. Permission will be granted in exceptional circumstances only.
  5. SGES recipients are eligible to hold other scholarships funded from SFU subject to our graduate general funding policies.
  6. SGES recipients may accept scholarship support from external 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 scholarship at the same time as the external award.
  7. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies.

Revised: April 2018

Donor Funded Awards

Andrew Petter Graduate Scholarship in Public Policy

By Application | View Approx. Award Value

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

Learn more about this award →
 

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

Andre Gerolymatos Graduate Award in Environmental Security

By Application | View Approx. Award Value

Faculty of Environment
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for graduate students in the Faculty of Environment who are conducting interdisciplinary research related to environmental and resource security such as food security (including fisheries), biodiversity, water security or energy security.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students in the Faculty of Environment who aim to improve aspects of environmental and resource security such as food security (including fisheries), water security, biodiversity or energy security.
  2. One or more awards, valued at a minimum of $1,000 each, will be granted to students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. have demonstrated academic excellence in the most recent degree program completed or in their current graduate program
    2. are registered full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Environment
    3. are conducting interdisciplinary research related to environmental and resource security such as food security (including fisheries), biodiversity, water security or energy security
  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 post-secondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a curriculum vitae
    4. a one-page summary of the applicant's research
  5. If suitable candidates are not identified, the awards may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  6. The awards will be granted 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 and Research in the Faculty of Environment.

Revised: August 2019 / GESR231

Arthur and Ancie Fouks Graduate Entrance Award in Public Service

Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Various Programs
 
This award is intended for an entering graduate student with a high level of public service. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this endowed award is to recognize both outstanding academic performance and a high level of public service by a student entering a graduate program at Simon Fraser University.
  2. To be nominated, a student must be applying to enter a Master's or PhD program at Simon Fraser University.
  3. The selection criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. demonstrated excellence in public service (e.g., volunteer leadership, public office) prior to admission to the graduate program
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level
    4. nomination by the department of intended enrolment
  4. To receive the award payment, the student must be registered in the intended graduate program at SFU.
  5. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  6. The award application must include:
    1. Copies of all postsecondary transcripts
    2. One letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the nominee's academic work and public service record
  7. The award will be made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR087

BCAA Environmental Studies in Transportation Award

By Application | View Approx. Award Value

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.

Learn more about this award →
 

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

Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Various programs
 
This award is intended for an entering student with a record of high academic performance and potential for significant contributions in their field of study. The award is paid over the first year of study. Students must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship is paid over three terms. One scholarship is normally awarded every two years subject to available funding.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. high academic performance
    2. potential for significant contribution to the recipient's field of study
    3. a Master's degree, or be in the process of completing a Master's degree and planning to enter a Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. New students who began their graduate program in the Spring term (January 1) are also eligible to apply
    4. full-time registration in a Doctoral program at SFU once the student is receiving the award payments. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, the recipient must be taking at least 6 credits in order to hold the award
  3. Students must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted. The nomination must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and/or a copy of the official transcript of the most recent Masters degree program
    2. two letters of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work and research potential
    3. a current curriculum vitae
  4. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: September 2021 / GPSR021

The Biagioni Family Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Various Programs
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to an Indigenous graduate student in any faculty who demonstrates academic excellence and promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to an Indigenous graduate student in any faculty who demonstrates academic excellence and promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  2. Tenure for the Biagioni Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship is two years at the Master’s level and four years at the Doctoral level.
  3. During tenure of the Biagioni Family Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship, the recipient must be registered full-time in a thesis based graduate program at Simon Fraser University.
  4. One scholarship, will be granted annually in any term to an entering Indigenous student who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. Canadian citizenship and Indigenous ancestry;
    2. accepted to and will be registered full-time in a thesis-based Masters or PhD program at SFU;
    3. has demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and promise of outstanding achievement; and
    4. has demonstrated promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  5. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  6. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by the Graduate Program Chair of their academic unit.
  7. Nominations should be made through the Graduate Award Adjudication System and must be accompanied by the following documents:
    1. a nomination letter; and
    2. copies of all postsecondary transcripts
  8. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee after a University-wide competition in which Departmental nominations are considered.

February 2022/ GPSR115

British Columbia Graduate Scholarships

Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Various Programs
 
For the 2022-2023 academic year only, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training provided one-time funding for competitive, merit-based graduate student scholarships. These awards are valued at $15,000 per year, with a one year minimum duration. Students must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

Learn more about this award →
 

As per the Ministry Program Guidelines, the core eligibility criteria for these awards is as follows:

  • Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Students must be undertaking degree programs at the graduate level.
  • Eligible degree programs will include both research-intensive and professional graduate programs, with an emphasis, but not exclusive focus, on disciplines related to Science, Technology, Trades, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship and Design.
  • Awards are NOT portable or transferable (ie., cannot be taken to another institution).

SFU Guidelines

  • These are entering awards, intended for recruitment and the start date must align with the incoming student’s graduate program start date.
  • The BCGS is valued at $15,000 ($5,000/term for the first 3 terms).
  • BCGS award holders must apply for Tri-Agency awards, if eligible.
  • Awards may be stackable; a student may receive a BCGS award as well as other scholarships but, must not exceed $60,000 funding limit per academic year.

Additional Support for Indigenous Graduate Students

In support of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and the goal of increasing the number of Indigenous graduate students as outlined in the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan, The Ministry has requested that all BCGS institutions ensure Indigenous students are reflected in the BCGS program by ensuring 5 percent of BCGS scholarships are awarded to Indigenous students.

Canadian Pacific/Teck Resources Award for Environmental Innovation

By Application | View Approx. Award Value

Faculty of Environment
 
This award supports graduate students in the Faculty of Environment who are pursuing or intend to pursue research that focuses on finding innovative solutions/approaches to environmental challenges and sustainability.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Canadian Pacific/Teck Resources Award for Environmental Innovation is to support graduate students in the Faculty of Environment who are pursuing or intend to pursue research that focuses on finding innovative solutions/approaches to environmental challenges and sustainability.
  2. The Canadian Pacific/Teck Resources Award for Environmental Innovation is a two-term award valued at a portion of the income earned from the endowment fund. If sufficient funds are available and multiple students meet the criteria for this award, multiple one-term awards of equal value may be granted.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated research excellence at the graduate level and, if applicable, at the undergraduate level
    2. full-time registration in a graduate program in the Faculty of Environment
    3. minimum CGPA of 3.00 and satisfactory progress in the graduate program
    4. current or proposed research that focuses on finding innovative solutions/approaches to environmental challenges and sustainability
    5. preference for this award is given to Masters and PhD students who have not previously received it
  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 and a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    2. A curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this award
    3. A one-page summary of the applicant’s current or proposed research on innovative solutions/approaches to environmental challenges and sustainability
    4. A letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work and research potential
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty of Environment, and on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: March 2017 / GESR178

Coastal Zone Canada (BC) Association Graduate Scholarship in the Faculty of Environment

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Faculty of Environment
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students in the Faculty of Environment whose research focuses on the science and/or management of human activities, natural environments, physical processes and living and non-living resources within the coastal zone of British Columbia.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the award is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students in the Faculty of Environment whose research focuses on the science and/or management of human activities, natural environments, physical processes and living and non-living resources within the coastal zone of British Columbia.
  2. One or more scholarships, valued at a minimum of $1,000 each, will be offered annually, in any term, to graduate students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. are registered full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Environment;
    2. have demonstrated academic excellence in the most recent degree program completed or in their current graduate program as evidenced by a minimum 3.5 CGPA; and
    3. have a demonstrated history or expression of interest in research or work related to the science and/or management of human activities, natural environments, physical processes and living and non-living resources within the coastal zone of British Columbia.
  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 Graduate Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). Required documents include:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work;
    3. a current curriculum vitae;
    4. a one-page summary of the applicant's research, including how it relates to the broad themes of the scholarship.
  5. The award will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the nomination of the Associate Dean, Graduate and Research in the Faculty of Environment.

Revised: May 2018 / GESR102

Darcy and Karina Biagioni Family Graduate Scholarship

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Various Programs
 
This award is intended to help attract the best and brightest graduate students to SFU by providing financial support to graduate students entering a masters or PhD program at SFU.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to help attract the best and brightest graduate students to SFU by providing financial support to graduate students entering a masters or PhD program at SFU.
  2. One scholarship will be granted annually in any term to a student who fulfils the following criteria:
    1. is accepted to and will be registered full-time in a masters or PhD program at SFU;
    2. has achieved excellent academic standing at the graduate level and, if applicable at the undergraduate level; and
    3. has demonstrated promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  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. A student may be granted the scholarship only once during their SFU academic career.
  5. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by the Graduate Program Chair of their academic unit. Nominations should be made through the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanies by:
    1. a nomination letter; and
    2. copies of all post-secondary transcripts.
  6. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

January 2021/GPSR109

Dean's 10th Anniversary Graduate Award in the Faculty of Environment

nomination/Application set by program in graduate awards system | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Faculty of Environment
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students in the Faculty of Environment.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students in the Faculty of Environment.
  2. One or more awards, valued at a minimum of $1,500 each, will be granted to students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. have demonstrated academic excellence in the most recent degree program completed or in their current graduate program; and
    2. are registered full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Environment; and
    3. whose work exhibits outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability and originality.
  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 using the Graduate Awards Application System. Required documents include:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work;
    3. a curriculum vitae; and
    4. one-page summary of the applicant's research that exhibits outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability and originality.
  5. If suitable candidates are not identified, the awards may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  6. The awards will be granted 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 and Research in the Faculty of Environment.

Revised: August 2019 / GESR232

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

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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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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Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Geography

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Geography
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate degree program in Department of Geography. The Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Geography is a one-semester award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate degree program in the Department of Geography.
  2. The Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Geography is a one-semester award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.
  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 in the Department of Geography
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the 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 and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all postsecondary 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
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Department of Geography Graduate Program Committee, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR090

Harington Graduate Scholarship for Canadian Cave Studies

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Earth Sciences
This award is intended for a graduate student who demonstrates a strong interest in Canadian cave studies (specific area descriptions are included below). Preference given to Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support to a graduate student in the Department of Earth Science and other related disciplines, who demonstrates a strong interest in Canadian cave studies.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of Earth Sciences  or related disciplines
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada
    4. demonstrated interest in Canadian cave studies. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an interest in the following areas of research:
      1. new caves yielding significant Quaternary paleoenvironmental information (on faunas, floras, temperatures based on speleothems, etc.)
      2. necessary further work on caves already known
      3. developments of new techniques revealing more about past cave environments - especially those in Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and adjacent Northwest Territories)
  3. If the Chair of Earth Sciences cannot identify a candidate in a graduate program in the Department of Earth Sciences who demonstrates a strong interest in Canadian cave studies, the Chair will consult with other departments of related disciplines encompassing cave studies, including paleobotany and/or the study of speleothems within Archeology. The Chair can then bring forward a nomination from another department.
  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 and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    2. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    3. a one page summary of the applicant's current or proposed research
    4. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work and research potential.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, on the nomination of the Chair, Department of Earth Sciences.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR186

HeliCat Canada Graduate Award in Wildlife and Environmental Research

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Faculty of Environment
 
This award is intended to provide financial support to graduate students in the Faculty.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the award is to provide financial support to graduate students in the Faculty of Environment focused on wildlife and environmental research in the following areas: wildlife, habitat conservation and species at risk; climate change; sustainability; and avalanche research and safety.
  2. To receive the award, the student must:
    1. be registered full-time in a graduate program in SFU's Faculty of Environment; with a focus on wildlife and environmental research in one of the following areas:
      - wildlife, habitat conservation and species at risk
      - climate change
      - sustainability
      - avalanche research and safety; and
    2. have demonstrated academic excellence in the most recent degree program completed or in their current graduate program.
  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 Graduate Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). Required documents include:
    1. one current, unofficial SFU transcript or a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
    2. one letter of reference from an SFU faculty member familiar with the applicant's work;
    3. a current curriculum vitae; and
    4. a one-page summary of the applicant's research.
  5. Upon the nomination of the Associate Dean, Graduate and Research in the Faculty of Environment, which is based on the recommendation of the Director, Centre for Tourism Policy and Research; this award will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2020 / GPSR100

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

Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship

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Various Programs
 
This award is intended for an entering graduate students who has a previous degree from within the Province of Quebec. The award is paid over the first two terms of study. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship is to encourage and facilitate the interchange of knowledge and ideas between the people of British Columbia and Quebec through graduate students from the Province of Quebec studying at Simon Fraser University.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program after completion of a previous degree at a university in the Province of Quebec
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
    4. full-time registration in a graduate program at SFU once the student is receiving the award payments
  3. Students must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted. The nomination must be accompanied by:
    1. a copy of the official transcript of the program completed at a university in the Province of Quebec
    2. two letters of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work and research potential
    3. a current curriculum vitae
  4. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: March 2017 / GESR011

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 Gallaugher Award in Coastal Science Management

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Faculty of Environment, Faculty of Science
 
This award is intended to provide funding to graduate students conducting community-engaged research that informs positive change and/or policy in marine or environmental conservation.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the award is to recognize and provide funding to graduate students conducting community-engaged research that informs policy and/ or influences marine or environmental conservation.
  2. One or more awards will be granted annually in the fall term to either a Master's or Doctoral. If more than one award is granted, the preference is to grant equal numbers of awards to Master's and Doctoral students.
  3. The award(s) will be offered to graduate students who fulfill the following eligibility criteria: a. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Faculty of Environment or the Faculty of Science;
    1. demonstrated academic achievement in the most recent degree completed or in their current graduate program;
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in community engaged research that inform positive change and/ or policy in marine or environmental conservation; and
    3. focus on community-engaged research that informs policy and/ or influences marine or environmental conservation.
  4. Preference will be given to students in the Faculty of Environment.
  5. The application must be made via the Graduate Award, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). Required documents include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and/ or a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
    2. one letter of reference from an SFU faculty member familiar with the applicant's work and interests in community-based approaches to marine or environmental management;
    3. a current curriculum vitae;
    4. a one page research proposal related to the community-engaged research that informs policy and/or influences marine or environmental conservation;
    5. a half-page personal statement of goals related to the aims of this award.
  6. The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows upon the nomination of the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Faculty of Environment.

Revised: December 2015 / GESR211

Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award

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Various Programs
 
This award provides support for an entering or current First Nations or Aboriginal graduate student pursuing studies in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

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Terms of Reference

The purpose of the Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award is to provide financial support for a First Nations or Aboriginal graduate student who is entering or pursuing graduate studies in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  1. The Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award is valued at a portion of the earned income and will be awarded annually.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. aboriginal student (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit)
  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. a concise outline of the proposed or actual research project
    3. two letters of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant's scholarly work and academic background
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR126

SFU Alumni Association Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Entrance Award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
 
The SFU Alumni Association Graduate Entrance Scholarship is intended for a master’s or doctoral student enrolled full time in a research based graduate program. This award is paid during the first two terms of studies. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.This award will be designated each year to a student researching a certain topic or within a minority/underrepresented group, as chosen by the Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

This award will be designated each year to a student researching a certain topic or within a minority/underrepresented group, as chosen by the Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies. In consultation with the university community, Dean Jeff Derksen will designate this award to an incoming student with refugee status or a refugee background for the next academic year.

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Terms of Reference

  1. One scholarship is awarded each year subject to the availability of funding.
  2. To be eligible, a student must be planning to enter a master's or doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. New students who began their graduate program in the current Spring term (January 1) are also eligible for consideration.
  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. Tenure of the award is for one year (three consecutive academic terms).
  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” during tenure of this award, a deferment of the scholarship must be requested in writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Permission will be granted in exceptional circumstances only.
  6. The recipient of the SFU Alumni Association Scholarship is eligible to hold other scholarships funded from SFU sources.
  7. The SFU Alumni Association Scholarship recipient may accept scholarship support from other sources including SFU’s ‘private’ awards (derived from annual and endowed funds) provided they are consistent with SFU’s general funding policies. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a scholarship at the same time as the external award.
  8. There is no restriction on SFU Alumni Association Scholarship recipients receiving income for work performed during tenure of the scholarship.
  9. The award is made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee after a University-wide competition in which departmental nominations are considered. The Committee will take into account whether nominees are admitted to Master’s or Doctoral Programs, and the expectations of different academic disciplines concerning publication of research work by students.

Revised: January 2012 / GESR015

Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship

Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Various Doctoral Programs
 
This award is intended for an entering female PhD student whose research work has potential for significant contributions to society. The award value is paid over the first three terms of studies. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship is targeted to a female student entering a Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University, whose research work has potential for significant contributions to society. New students who began their graduate program in the most current spring term (January) are also eligible for consideration.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level with particular emphasis on dedication to the subject matter
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the doctoral level
    3. the proposed thesis research topic must be of an applied nature with potential for significant contributions to society
    4. demonstrated understanding of the importance of the human dimension in the chosen field of research
  3. During the tenure of the award, the recipient must be registered full-time in a Doctoral 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.
  4. Students must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted. The nomination must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and/or a copy of the official transcript of the most recent graduate program completed
    2. two letters of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work and research potential
    3. a concise description (one page) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    4. a current curriculum vitae
  5. Departmental nominations are normally due to the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows.
  6. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: September 2021 / GESR012

Simons Foundation Graduate Award in the Faculty of Environment

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Faculty of Environment
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students in the Faculty of Environment.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students in the Faculty of Environment.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration in a graduate program in the Faculty of Environment; and
    2. have demonstrated academic excellence in the most recent degree program completed or in their current graduate program.
  3. Preference will be given to candidates conducting research in sustainable development (from local to global scales), environmental and water security, environmental science, and/ or ethics and best practices.
  4. The award application will be made using the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must include:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with applicant's work;
    3. a curriculum vitae; and
    4. a one-page summary of the applicant's research, including how it relates to the broad themes of the award.
  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 and Research, in the Faculty of Environment.

Revised: October 2017 / GESR224

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

Wayne Goeson Memorial Award

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Faculty of Environment, Faculty of Science
 
This award is intended for graduate students in the Faculty of Environment or Faculty of Science, who are conducting research related to the ecology and conservation of fish and their aquatic habitats, with preference for a focus on salmon or steelhead and freshwater ecosystems.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide funding to graduate students in the Faculty of Environment or Faculty of Science at SFU, who are conducting research related to the ecology and conservation of fish and their aquatic habitats, with preference for a focus on salmon or steelhead and freshwater ecosystems.
  2. One award will be offered annually in the fall term to a graduate student who fulfills the following eligibility criteria:
    1. is registered full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Environment or Faculty of Science;
    2. demonstrated academic achievement in the most recent degree program completed or in their current graduate program; and
    3. demonstrated history or expression of interest in research or work related to the ecology or conservation of fish or their habitats.
  3. Preference will be given to students focusing on salmon or steelhead and freshwater ecosystems.
  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. Applications must be made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. a current curriculum vitae;
    3. a one-page research proposal related to the ecology and conservation of fish and their aquatic habitats;
    4. a half page personal statement of goals related to the aims of this award; and
  6. One letter of reference from an SFU faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work and interests in the ecology and conservation of fish and their aquatic habitats.
  7. 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 Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Faculty of Environment.

Revised: January 2017 / GESR216

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