Internal + Donor Funded Awards

Liberal Studies

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.

Most award funding is contingent upon satisfactory progress in the annual Graduate Progress Report.

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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Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship Entrance Award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD Various Programs
 
This award is intended to recruit outstanding admission applicants to master’s and PhD programs by offering a multi-year award. Award value depends on academic unit approval and budgetary restrictions. Not all departments offer this award.

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. Intent: this award is intended to recruit outstanding applicants to master’s and PhD programs by offering a multi-year award.
  2. Value and duration: students must be registered full time, regular (not ‘on leave’) to receive payment: 
    1. valued between $1,000 - $8,000 (annual max per year is 24K) 
    2. held for a maximum of 2 (master’s) or 4 (PhD) years.
  3. Eligibility criteria: the candidate must:
    1. be entering as a full-time graduate student in a master’s or PhD program. 
    2. have a minimum CGPA of 3.00
    3. 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.
  4. Evaluation criteria: academic units may add additional eligibility and evaluation criteria for their program, provided all additional criteria are approved by Graduate Studies and communicated/published to students. Generally, awards are granted based on:
    1. the extent to which the student has made excellent progress
    2. demonstrated academic excellence
    3. research and/or scholarly output and leadership
  5. Restrictions specific to this award: Restrictions are detailed in the GDES Guidelines 
    1. Students offered a major entrance award (eg., Simons Foundation Scholarship, Indigenous Entrance Award etc...) and a GDES must decline the lower value award. 
    2. GDES funding will be adjusted when a student receives a Tri-agency award (CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC).
    3. Some admission funding sources cannot be deferred; students must discuss options with their academic unit.
    4. Some funding sources cannot be transferred to a new or different program; students must discuss options with their academic unit
  6. Funding limits and policies: award recipients may hold funding from other sources but should be aware that those other sources may have restrictions on funding.
    1. This scholarship is included in SFU’s annual maximum support permitted from university administered awards and scholarships.
    2. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies, outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook
  7. Application and adjudication: students do not apply; they are nominated for this award. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC) on the recommendation of the Academic Unit’s Graduate Program Chair or Awards Committee. 

 

Revised May 2024/ For awards paid Fall 2024 onward

Graduate Fellowships nomination/Application set by program in graduate awards system | Approx. Award Value: TBD Various Programs
 
This award is intended to recruit and support students in master’s and PhD programs. Award value depends on academic unit approval and budgetary restrictions. Not all departments offer this award.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. Intent: this award is intended to recruit and support students in master’s and PhD programs. 
  2. Value and duration: students must be registered full time, regular (not ‘on leave’) to receive payment: 
    1. valued at $3,500 or $7,000 per term (annual max $21,000). 
    2. Academic units may use award values between $1,000 - $7,000, provided their principles and criteria are approved by Graduate Studies and appropriately communicated/published to students.
    3. held in 1 term 
  3. Eligibility criteria: the candidate must:
    1. hold this award within the first 9 terms (master’s) or 15 terms (PhD). Students who transfer from a master’s to a PhD program without completing the master’s program are eligible to hold this award within the first 15 terms from the PhD start date
    2. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, the student must be taking at least six credits to be eligible
    3. have a minimum CGPA of 3.00
    4. have an outstanding or satisfactory annual progress report; if satisfactory with concerns, a clear plan must be outlined in the GPR
  4. Evaluation criteria: academic units may add additional eligibility and evaluation criteria for their program, provided all additional criteria are approved by Graduate Studies and communicated/published to students. Generally, awards are granted based on: 
    1. the extent to which the student has made excellent progress
    2. demonstrated academic excellence
    3. research and/or scholarly output and leadership
  5. Restrictions specific to this award: Award values and maximums may depend on academic unit approval and budgetary restrictions. Some admission funding sources cannot be deferred; students must discuss options with their academic unit.
  6. Funding limits and policies: award recipients may hold funding from other sources but should be aware that those other sources may have restrictions on funding. 
    1. This scholarship is included in SFU’s annual maximum support permitted from university administered awards and scholarships.
    2. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies, outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook.
    3. Generally, awards are not paid retroactively once a new term starts.
  7. Application and adjudication: students can apply or be nominated for this award, depending on unit processes. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC) on the recommendation of the Academic Unit’s Graduate Program Chair or Awards Committee.

Revised May 2024/ For awards paid Fall 2024 onward

Graduate Liberal Studies Program Bursary nomination/Application set by program in graduate awards system | Approx. Award Value: TBD Liberal Studies
 
This bursary is intended for a student registered in the Graduate Liberal Studies/Special Arrangement PhD cohort. One bursary is normally available annually to cover the cost of tuition for one year.

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Terms of Reference

  1. To be eligible for the award, a student must satisfy the following criteria:
    1. be registered as a full-time (non 'on leave') student in the Graduate Liberal Studies/ Special Arrangement PhD cohort
    2. be in good academic standing
  2. The applications must be submitted on the Graduate Awards Application System and must be accompanied by:
    1. a copy of the most recent Annual Progress Report or draft Program of Study
    2. a statement concerning financial need
    3. a current transcript

Revised: July 2014 / GUSR024

Graduate Liberal Studies Program Scholarship nomination/Application set by program in graduate awards system | Approx. Award Value: TBD Liberal Studies
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student registered in the Graduate Liberal Studies/Special Arrangement PhD cohort. Three awards of are normally available annually (awards may be split at the discretion of the Graduate Chair).

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Terms of Reference

  1. To be eligible for the award, a student must satisfy the following criteria:
    1. be registered as a full-time (non 'on leave') student in the Graduate Liberal Studies/ Special Arrangement PhD cohort
    2. be in good academic standing
  2. The applications must be submitted on the Graduate Awards System to the Graduate Chair in GLS by and must be accompanied by:
    1. a letter of recommendation from the Senior Supervisor addressing the academic qualities of the applicant and research progress to date
    2. a copy of the most recent Annual Progress Report or draft Program of Study
    3. a current transcript

Revised: July 2014 / GUSR023

Graduate Travel and Research Award (TARA) Various Programs
 
This award supports the travel and/or research component of the student’s graduate degree. Award value depends on expenses submitted, academic unit approval and budgetary restrictions. Not all departments offer this award.

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Terms of Reference

  1. Intent: this award supports the travel and/or research component of the student’s graduate degree.
  2. Value and duration: students must be registered full time, regular (not ‘on leave’) to receive payment: 
    1. valued between $200 - $7,000 depending on the expenses being submitted, academic unit approval and budgetary restrictions 
    2. held in 1 term
  3. Eligibility criteria: the candidate must: 
    1. hold this award within the first 9 terms (master’s) or 15 terms (PhD). Students who transfer from a master’s to a PhD program without completing the master’s program are eligible to hold this award within the first 15 terms from the PhD start date.
    2. have a minimum CGPA of 3.00
    3. be a full-time graduate student in a master’s or PhD program; students cannot hold this award while on a co-op or practicum term
  4. Evaluation criteria: academic units may add additional eligibility and evaluation criteria for their program, provided all additional criteria are approved by Graduate Studies and communicated/published to students. Generally, awards are granted based on: 
    1. the extent to which the student has made excellent progress
    2. demonstrated academic excellence
    3. research and/or scholarly output and leadership
  5. Restrictions specific to this award: students cannot hold the Indigenous Travel award and this award to cover the same expense.
  6. Funding limits and policies: award recipients may hold funding from other sources but should be aware that those other sources may have restrictions on funding. 
    1. This scholarship is included in SFU’s annual maximum support permitted from university administered awards and scholarships.
    2. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies, outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook.
  7. Application and adjudication: students can apply or be nominated for this award, depending on unit processes. The application must include a reference by the student’s supervisor and an outline of expenses. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC) on the recommendation of the Academic Unit’s Graduate Program Chair or Awards Committee.

Eligible Expenses

  1. Examples of ELIGIBLE travel expenses include travel for research purposes, travel to present at or attend a conference, workshop or seminar related to research. 
  2. Examples of ELIGIBLE research related expenses include direct costs of doing research such as interpretation services, paid data sets, computers/laptops, reasonable computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, microphones), art supplies. This award may also be used to reward research excellence.
  3. Examples of expenses NOT eligible include travel to practicums, co-ops, internships, job fairs or interviews, business or first class travel, course related travel or supplies (such as textbooks or journals).

Revised May 2024/ For awards paid Fall 2024 onward

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 research 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 research 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 research 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

Indigenous Graduate Travel Award
This award provides financial support for Indigenous graduate students for the travel and/or research component of their research. Indigenous or “Aboriginal” is defined by Canada’s 1982 Constitution as people identified as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada. Students look for and apply directly for this award in the Graduate Awards System.
 

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Indigenous Graduate Travel Award is to provide financial support for Indigenous graduate students for the travel and/or research component of their research. Students can only apply for the Indigenous travel award once per academic year. Indigenous graduate students may apply for this fund before their travel to pay for costs in advance.
  2. To be eligible for this award, the following criteria must be met:
    1. This award is for Indigenous graduate students attending Simon Fraser University.
    2. Indigenous or “Aboriginal” is defined by Canada’s 1982 Constitution as people identified as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada.
  3. Disbursements of up to $1000 each may be applied for in each academic year (starting September 1 of each year).
  4. The funds will be given out on a first come / first applied for basis. The fund will be considered used for the year when the $5,000 limit for the year has been reached. Once the total fund has been distributed for the year, a message will be sent out through the Indigenous graduate student listserv.
  5. Repeat applications will be allowed from year-to-year. Preference, however, will be given to students who have not yet received money from this fund (this is at the discretion of Graduate Studies).
  6. Application includes:
    1. A completed budget which accounts for the requested amount;
    2. A letter of support from the applicant’s academic supervisor or a faculty member familiar with your work (to verify the student’s academic status, intent, and need).

Travel Report

Upon completion of travel, successful applicants will need to submit the following within two weeks to the Graduate Awards Assistant: gpsaward@sfu.ca

A concise Travel and Activity Report, written in language suitable for the general public. Contents and/or quotes from the report may be published in Graduate Studies promotional material. If you do not wish for your travel report to be published, please indicate so.

The following could be included in your report:

  • The activities that were carried out, in respect to how the travel contributed to your research and/or scholarly activities
  • Any unanticipated benefits derived from the travel, including those in relation to your current research objectives an/or to your general experience as a graduate student
  • Any special issues or problems you encountered
Provost Prize of Distinction (PPD) Entrance Award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD Various Programs
 
This award is intended for new students initiating their graduate program at SFU with Tri-agency or equivalent funding. Students do not apply for this award; inquiries should be directed to Graduate Studies.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. Intent: this award is intended for outstanding students who are initiating their PhD program at SFU with Tri-agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) or equivalent funding. 
  2. Value and duration: students must be registered full time, regular (not ‘on leave’) to receive payment: 
    1. valued at $1,500 per term
    2. paid congruently with the major award
  3. Eligibility criteria: the candidate must:
    1. be a full-time student in PhD program
    2. maintain good academic standing 
    3. have applied for the Tri-agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) or other equivalent funding prior to applying for admission at SFU. 
  4. Evaluation criteria: students should contact graduate studies with concerns regarding eligibility or evaluation.
  5. Restrictions specific to this award: 
    1. not normally available to students in specialty programs.
    2. for students on approved leave the award payment will be interrupted until the student is again registered full-time; payments will be reinstated at that time. 
  6. Funding limits and policies: award recipients may hold funding from other sources but should be aware that those other sources may have restrictions on funding. 
    1. This scholarship is included in SFU’s annual maximum support permitted from university administered awards and scholarships.
    2. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies, outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook.
  7. Application and adjudication: students do not apply for this award; inquiries should be directed to Graduate Studies directly. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC) on the recommendation of the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate Studies.

Revised May 2024/ For awards paid Fall 2024 onward

Provost International Fellowship (PIF) Entrance Award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD Various Programs
This award is intended to recruit outstanding international students who are starting a graduate program at SFU with a major scholarship from their home country. Students do not apply for this award; inquiries should be directed to Graduate Studies.

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Terms of Reference

  1. Intent: this award is intended to recruit outstanding international students who are starting a graduate program at SFU with a major scholarship from their home country.
  2. Value and duration: students must be registered full time, regular (not ‘on leave’) to receive payment:
    1. valued at $1,500 per term
    2. paid up to a maximum of 2 (masters) or 4 (doctoral) years, provided the student continues to hold their country of origin’s scholarship to study abroad.
  3. Eligibility criteria: the candidate must:
    1. receive an award from their home country (or equivalent) that provides a stipend for living expenses to study abroad for at least 3 terms including costs of Health and Medical Insurance and student fees, other than tuition
    2. meet the English language requirements for SFU program admission
    3. meet the CGPA requirements for SFU program admission
    4. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, students must be taking at least six credits. This award is not normally available in premium fee programs.

    In addition: academic units are encouraged to match the value of the PIF 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
  4. Restrictions specific to this award: 
    1. awardees must remain in good academic standing
    2. for students on an approved leave, the award payment will be interrupted until the student is again registered full-time; payments will be reinstated at that time.  
  5. Funding limits and policies: award recipients may hold funding from other sources but should be aware that those other sources may have restrictions on funding. 
    1. This scholarship is included in SFU’s annual maximum support permitted from university administered awards and scholarships.
    2. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies, outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook
  6. Application and Adjudication: interested students should contact Graduate Studies directly. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC) on the recommendation of the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate Studies.

Revised May 2024/ For awards paid Fall 2024 onward

Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship Entrance Award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD Various Programs
 
This award is intended to recruit outstanding applicants to master’s and PhD programs. Award value depends on academic unit approval and budgetary restrictions. Not all departments offer this award.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. Intent: this award is intended to recruit outstanding applicants to master’s and PhD programs, who are considering admission to other institutions.
  2. Value and duration: students must be registered full time, regular (not ‘on leave’) to receive payment: 
    1. valued between $1,000 - $10,000 (annual max per year is 10K) 
    2. held in 1 term 
  3. Eligibility criteria: the candidate must: 
    1. be a full-time student in a master’s or PhD program
    2. have a minimum CGPA of 3.00
    3. 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.
  4. Evaluation criteria: academic units may add additional eligibility and evaluation criteria for their program, provided all additional criteria are approved by Graduate Studies and communicated/published to students. Generally, awards are granted based on: 
    1. the extent to which the student has made excellent progress
    2. demonstrated academic excellence
    3. research and/or scholarly output and leadership
  5. Restrictions specific to this award: some admission funding sources cannot be deferred; students deferring admission must discuss options with their academic unit.
  6. Funding limits and policies: award recipients may hold funding from other sources but should be aware that those other sources may have restrictions on funding. 
    1. This scholarship is included in SFU’s annual maximum support permitted from university administered awards and scholarships.
    2. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies, outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook.
  7. Application and adjudication: students do not apply; they are nominated for this award. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC) on the recommendation of the Academic Unit’s Graduate Program Chair or Awards Committee.

Revised May 2024/ For awards paid Fall 2024 onward

Donor Funded Awards

54th Avenue Capital Corporation Annual Graduate Award By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
This award is intended to provided support for graduate students who is registered full-time in a graduate program at SFU and has demonstrated financial need, with unforeseen or unmet expenses.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this fund is to provide support for graduate students with unforeseen or unmet expenses.
  2. One or more awards, valued at $10,000 or more, will be granted annually in any term to a graduate student who meets the following criteria:
    1. is registered full-time in a graduate program at SFU;
    2. is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident; and
    3. has demonstrated financial need.
  3. Eligible student expenses may include but are not limited to:
    1. funding for personal expenses such as food and rent;
    2. travel expenses for family emergencies;
    3. travel expenses for education purposes such as conferences; and
    4. registration fees for conferences and workshops.
  4. Applications for the award will be made via the graduate awards systems managed by the Office of Graduate Studies, and must be accompanied by:
    1. copy of most recent transcript; and
    2. a statement of financial need.
  5. The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Nov 2023 / GPSR129

Annie and Leon Josefowicz Memorial Award By Application | View Approx. Award Value FASS
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who are pursuing research in human rights, humanitarianism, international development or conflict resolution.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who are pursuing research in human rights, humanitarianism, international development or conflict resolution.
  2. One or more award will be granted annually, in any term to students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. are registered at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
    2. have demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level; and
    3. are pursuing research in human rights, humanitarianism, international development or conflict resolution.
  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 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; and
    3. a one-page proposal describing their research in human rights, humanitarianism, international development or conflict resolution.
  5. The award will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Associate Dean – Graduate Studies.

May 2021 / GESR246

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.

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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

Aziz and Parin Dossa Graduate Community Outreach Award By Application | View Approx. Award Value FASS
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in any faculty at Simon Fraser University whose graduate research or community outreach project centers on building bridges and sustainable relationships between the Muslim community and other communities who wage the fight for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Terms of Reference

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

Revised: April 2021 / GESR206

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.

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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

Darcy and Karina Biagioni Family Graduate Scholarship Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value 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 valued at a minimum of $50,000, split over the first 2 years of the program, will be granted 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.

November 2023/GPSR109

David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value FASS
 
This fellowship is intended to provide financial support to graduate students whose research focuses on arts and social science topics concerning Scottish Studies; as identified by the Research Centre for Scottish Studies.

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Terms of Reference
 
  1. The purpose of the David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is to provide financial support to graduate students whose research focuses on arts and social science topics concerning Scottish Studies as identified by the Research Centre for Scottish Studies and, where possible, which connects with research being conducted at the Research Centre of Scottish Studies.
  2. The Fellowship, currently valued at approximately $20,000 annually, is normally tenable in the Fall and will be disbursed over three consecutive semesters. Multiple fellowships may be awarded when endowment income permits.
  3. The fellowship will be granted annually in any term to graduate students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. have demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level and if applicable, at the undergraduate level;
    2. are registered at Simon Fraser University in a graduate degree program in the Research Centre for Scottish Studies; and
    3. have demonstrated promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  4. The Fellowship recipient will be required to give a presentation on an aspect of their research for the Research Centre for Scottish Studies during the second or third semester of the award.
  5. This fellowship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  6. Students may only hold a Macaree graduate fellowship once during a degree.
  7. Applications will be adjudicated via the graduate awards system managed by Graduate Studies, and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of a current unofficial SFU transcript and/ or copies of the official transcript of the most recent post-secondary degree program;
    2. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this fellowship;
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the nominee's scholarly work and academic background; and,
    4. a concise outline of the proposed or actual research project.
  8. If a suitable candidate is not identified, the scholarship may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  9. The fellowship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Director of the Research Centre for Scottish Studies or their designate.

Revised: February 2022 / GESR164

 

Dossa Graduate Student Travel Award Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value FASS
 
This award is intended to support a graduate student in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences pursuing research on an aspect of Muslim Society or Culture.

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Terms of Reference

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

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this graduate fellowship is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University who will conduct research under the supervision of the Dr. A. H. and Dr. Geeta Somjee Professor in Indian Political Development.
  2. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of two full Somjee fellowships, or four partial Somjee fellowships, during an academic year (September 1- August 31).
  3. One or more fellowships will be granted annually, in any term, to a student(s) who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. is registered at Simon Fraser University in a Master's or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
    2. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level and if applicable, at the undergraduate level;
    3. whose research focus is related to Indian Political Development; and
    4. has demonstrated promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  4. This fellowship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Applications will be made via the Graduate Award, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). Required documents include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
    2. one 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.
  6. The fellowship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Dr. A.H. Somjee and Dr. Geeta Somjee Professor in Indian Political Development.

May 2021 / GESR248

Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value 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

Edward M. W. Gibson Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences By Application | View Approx. Award Value FASS (Doctoral)
 
This award recognizes community service by an outstanding PhD student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) whose research focus is on the urban landscape of Canada as viewed through the humanities and liberal arts. Candidates should have a demonstrated history of community service, volunteerism, and/or good citizenship.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Gibson Fellowship is to offer financial assistance to and recognize community service by an outstanding PhD student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences  (FASS) with a research focus on the urban landscape of Canada as viewed through the humanities and liberal arts. Candidates should have a demonstrated history of community service, volunteerism, and/or good citizenship.
  2. Only one Gibson Fellowship is available annually. Gibson Fellows are eligible for a renewal of the Gibson Fellowship, contingent on their continued progress, for a maximum of four years of funding. Only one student will be eligible to hold a Gibson Fellowship at any given time. 
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic at the graduate level;
    2. full-time registration to enter or continue at SFU in a doctoral program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality, and an interdisciplinary perspective in the student's approach to problem solving;
    4. a proposal which outlines the problems/issues the student hopes to identify and solve during their term as a Gibson Fellow;
    5. a field of study with a research focus on the urban landscape of Canada as viewed through the humanities and liberal arts; and,
    6. demonstrated evidence of volunteerism, community involvement and/or good citizenship.
  4. All qualified applicants will be considered, however preference will be given to students who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada and to doctoral students enrolled in the Departments of History, Political Science, or English. If, in the future, Philosophy and the Urban Studies Program establish doctoral degree programs, these too will be eligible for preferential consideration.
  5. Applications for the Gibson Fellowship are through the Graduate Awards Application System and reviewed by the Office of the Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Science. Required documents include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
    2. a letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work;
    3. a second letter of reference providing evidence of volunteerism and/or good citizenship; 
    4. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this fellowship; and
    5. a brief letter from the candidate outlining their academic goals and why they believe a Gibson Fellowship will help them achieve those aspirations. 
  6. Students must be nominated for the Gibson Fellowship by the Associate Dean, FASS, and the FASS Awards Committee. The Associate Dean, FASS, and the FASS Awards Committee will review proposals from eligible PhD students and will forward their recommendation to the Dean, Graduate Studies.
  7. The completed nomination and all supporting documentation must be received by the office of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  8. If a suitable candidate is not identified or if the student become ineligible for additional disbursements, the fellowship may be awarded to a new Gibson Fellow in a subsequent term.
  9. The fellowship 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, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Revised: March 2017 / GESR219

Ewan Clark Memorial Award in Graduate Liberal Studies By Application | View Approx. Award Value Liberal Studies
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a graduate student in Liberal Studies who demonstrated history as an artist, musician, writer, or actor.

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Terms of Reference

  1. Awards will be made annually from a portion of the income earned from the endowment fund.
  2. Applicants to this award must:
    1. have a demonstrated history as an artist, musician, writer, or actor
    2. be registered full-time in the SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' Graduate Liberal Studies Program.
  3. The student must be nominated for this award by the Director of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. The award application and/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. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a one page letter from the student chronicling their history as an artist, musician, writer, and/or actor
  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 Director of the Graduate Liberal Studies program.

Revised: March 2013 / GESR191

Flight 752 Graduate Memorial Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value 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

Gene Bridwell MEMORIAL Graduate Scholarship in Special Collections By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a graduate student who will use the SFU Contemporary Literature Collection as part of their research.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to attract and provide financial support to a graduate student who will use the SFU Contemporary Literature Collection as part of their research. The award is intended for a graduate student who shows evidence of scholarly interest or creative achievement related to the Simon Fraser University Contemporary Literature Collection.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. minimum cumulative grade point average (cgpa) of 3.5 or other evidence of outstanding achievement
    2. demonstrated scholarly or creative interests in the Simon Fraser University Contemporary Literature Collection
  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 in GA3 and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of all postsecondary transcripts
    2. a copy of the applicant’s proposed outline of studies and relevance to the Simon Fraser University Contemporary Literature Collection
    3. two letters of reference from professors familiar with the applicant’s work
    4. a curriculum vitae
  5. The application letter and all supporting documents must be received by the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: March 2017 / GPSR020

IODE Seaman Morley Scott Memorial Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value 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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Award in Graduate Liberal Studies By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value Liberal Studies
 
This award is intended to provide financial support and recognition to a graduate student working on a capstone project (e.g., extended essay, a project, or a thesis) in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program, including Special Arrangement PhD cohorts.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support and recognition to a graduate student working on a capstone project (e.g., extended essay, a project, or a thesis) in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.
  2. The criteria for this award are as follows:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level;
    2. registered as an active (not 'on leave') student in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program, including Special Arrangement PhD cohorts; and
    3. have completed two courses in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at the time the award is given.
  3. The student must be nominated for this award by the Director of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work, which describes the academic merits and potential of the nominee;
    3. a copy of the most recent Annual Progress Report or draft Program of Study; and
    4. a current curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship.
  4. The completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted by the student to the office of the Director, Graduate Liberal Studies Program.
  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 of the Graduate Liberal Studies program.

Revised: February 2015 / GESR205

 

Jim Babcock SCHOLARSHIP in Graduate Liberal Studies By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value By application
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students whose research focus is within liberal studies. The ideal candidates are those who foster progressive discourse and innovative thought while creating a community of engaged citizens.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students whose research focus is within liberal studies.
  2. Four scholarships will be granted annually to student(s) who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. has demonstrated academic excellence or professional excellence in a relevant field;
    2. is registered at Simon Fraser University as a graduate student and whose research focus is within liberal studies; and
    3.  has demonstrated a commitment to the Graduate Liberal Studies Program objective "to foster progressive discourse and innovative thought while creating a community of engaged citizens".
  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. The award application and/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; and
    3.  a one-page letter describing how their participation in the Graduate Liberal Studies program will impact their careers, personal lives, and the greater community.
  5. If a suitable candidate is not identified, the scholarship may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  6. 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, Graduate Liberal Studies.
  7. At the end of each year, the University will issue a report to the donor of all gifts made in support of the scholarships in that year.
  8. At the end of each year, the University will provide to the donor during her lifetime, and afterward, to her family (see attached list), or the donor's designate(s) in perpetuity an impact report on the recipients and activities that came out of the gift, and a financial report of the endowment fund.

Revised: January 2017 / GESR213

Knud George Pedersen International Graduate Students Fund Endowment By Application | View Approx. Award Value 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 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 Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value 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

LOLA pROJECTS gRADUATE aWARD IN sPECIAL cOLLECTIONS By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This award recognizes graduate students who show evidence of scholarly interest or creative achievement related to dance, choreography or movement-related holdings at the Simon Fraser university Special Collections & Rare Books division

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to attract and provide financial support to graduate students of any academic discipline who use materials held at the SFU Library Special Collections & Rare Books (SCRB) as part of their research. The award recognizes graduate students who show evidence of scholarly interest or creative achievement related to dance, choreography, or movement-centred research holdings at the Simon Fraser University Special Collections & Rare Books division.
  2. One or more awards, valued at a minimum of $2,000 each, will be granted annually in any term to students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. are enrolled full-time in a graduate program in the term of eligibility;
    2. have demonstrated academic achievement in the most recent degree program completed; and
    3. have demonstrated scholarly or creative interests in the Simon Fraser University Special Collections dance and/or choreography-related materials.
  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 for the award will be made to the Library, and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of official post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work; and
    3. a one-page essay (500 words or less) from the applicant that outlines their research and its relevance to an archival dance/choreography/movement-related collection at Simon Fraser University (SCRB).
  5. If a suitable candidate is not identified, the award may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  6. The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination by the Dean of Libraries and the Head of Special Collections & Rare Books.

Feb 2024

L.R. (Bunny) Wright Memorial Scholarship By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value Liberal Studies
 
This award is normally awarded in the fall term and is intended to provide financial support to support graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Bunny Wright Memorial Scholarship is to support graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.
  2. The Bunny Wright Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually from the income earned from the endowment fund. If sufficient funds are available, and multiple students meet the criteria for this scholarship, multiple scholarships of equal value may be granted. In the event that a suitable candidate cannot be found, the income earned may be reinvested in the endowment to protect its value over time.
  3. The Bunny Wright Memorial Scholarship will normally be awarded in the fall term.
  4. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level, with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level
    3. registration at Simon Fraser University in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program
  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. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by the Director, Graduate Liberal Studies Program. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and/or a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
    2. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements
    3. a nomination letter by the Director, Graduate Liberal Studies, describing the academic merits and potential of the nominee
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the nomination of the Director, Graduate Liberal Studies Program, and on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR179

Laurine Harrison Graduate Thesis Award By Application | View Approx. Award Value FASS (Master's)
 
This award provides financial support for graduate students who are in the final, thesis-writing term of a Master’s program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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The Laurine Harrison Graduate Thesis Award, funded through the Laurine Harrison Graduate Endowment Fund, will provide financial support for graduate students who are in the final, thesis-writing term of a Master’s program.

Terms of Reference

  1. To be eligible for this award, students must be enrolled in a Master’s program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, have completed all coursework and comprehensive exams (if applicable), and be writing a thesis.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a Master program
    2. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the graduate level
    3. at the time of application, completion of all coursework and comprehensive exam requirements for their intended degree as well as any necessary fieldwork or data collection supporting readiness to write the thesis
  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. a current, unofficial SFU transcript
    2. a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    3. 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
    4. statement from the graduate program chair/director that the student has completed all coursework, comprehensive exams, fieldwork and data collection towards the thesis
  5. The completed application and 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 / GESR146

Michael Fellman Graduate Prize By Application | View Approx. Award Value History, Liberal Studies
 
This award recognizes a Master of Arts student in the History or Liberal Studies program who has written the best essay or thesis. The prize alternates each year between History and GLS: Summer 2020 (HIST), Summer 2021 (GLS), Summer 2022 (HIST).

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this prize is to recognize a student in a Master of Arts degree program in the Department of History or the GLS program who has written the best essay or thesis. One award in each department is available to History and GLS respectively.
  2. The criteria for this prize includes:
    1. Enrollment in and completion of their foundation year in the GLS program OR enrollment in an MA program in the Department of History
    2. Submission of an essay or thesis to a GLS or History faculty member, which demonstrates excellent writing, originality and/or scholarship (i.e., primary research), in one of the three previous terms
  3. Students must be nominated for this prize by the Graduate Studies Chair, History or the Graduate Chair, Graduate Liberal Studies. Nominations can be made on the online Graduate Awards System and must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript
    2. copy of the essay or thesis submitted to GLS or History
  4. Nominations are normally due to Graduate Studies by March 1 for payment in the Summer term.
  5. No recommendation will be made if, in the opinion of the Graduate Studies Chair, History or Graduate Chair, Graduate Liberal Studies, a suitably high standard is not met.
  6. The GLS program and the History department will publicize and adjudicate the competitions.
  7. The prizes will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Graduate Chair, Graduate Liberal Studies, and Graduate Studies Chair, History.

 Revised: November 2017 / GESR195

Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship in Urban Development By Application | View Approx. Award Value 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 By Application | View Approx. Award Value 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

Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award By Application | View Approx. Award Value 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

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.
  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

Waterhouse Graduate Fellowship in Organizational Change and Innovation By Application | View Approx. Award Value 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 By Application | View Approx. Award Value 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