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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).

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Andrew Petter Graduate Scholarship in Public Policy

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

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Terms of Reference

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

July 2020 / GPSR105

Annie and Leon Josefowicz Memorial Award

 
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 and Postdoctoral Studies.

May 2021 / GESR246

Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony Graduate Award

 
The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony Graduate Award was established at Simon Fraser University in 2019 with a generous gift from Tara Sidhoo Fraser.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this one-time award is to provide recognition to a graduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who is interested in working with the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony Project at SFU. 
  2. One award will be granted one time only, in any term to a student who meets the following criteria:
    1. is enrolled full-time as a graduate student in SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
    2. is in good academic standing; and
    3. has interest working with the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony Project at SFU.
  3. Applications will be made via Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must include:
    1. one-page letter from the applicant describing their interest in the work of the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony.
  4. 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 Director, Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony. 

April 2020 / GPSR103

Aziz and Parin Dossa Graduate Community Outreach Award

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

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Terms of Reference

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

Revised: April 2021 / GESR206

The Community Trust Endowment Funds Graduate Fellowship (CTEF GF)

 
This award is only available to Doctoral students in the Humanities (Archaeology, English, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology). Students will be eligible to receive CTEF GF support only during the first 15 semesters of a PhD program.

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Terms of Reference

The Community Trust Endowment Funds Graduate Fellowship is a one-semester award valued at $7,000 (effective Fall 2020), available only to Doctoral students in the Humanities (Archaeology, English, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology). Interested applicants should read the Terms of Reference below to ensure they are eligible.

  1. The CTEF Graduate Fellowship (GF) is a merit based award valued at $7,000 (effective Fall 2020). CTEF GFs cannot be divided or split like regular GFs.
  2. To be eligible to hold a CTEF GF, a student must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on-leave") in a Doctoral program in the Humanities (Archaeology, English, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology) and must normally have a first-class (≥ 3.50) grade point average. In exceptional cases, other evidence of outstanding ability may outweigh this criterion. 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 CTEF Graduate Fellowship.
  3. Academic merit is the primary criterion for ranking eligible applicants; departments will advise all applicants in advance if additional criteria will be used. Academic merit is based on grades, research ability, and progress in the graduate program.
  4. CTEF Graduate Fellowship recipients may accept other scholarship support from other sources. Effective Fall 2021, new or current graduate students holding awards valued at $60,000 or more are not eligible to apply for a CTEF GF or for other scholarship income from SFU sources.
  5. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a CTEF GF at the same time as the external award.
  6. There is no restriction on CTEF GF recipients receiving income for work performed during tenure of the CTEF GF.
  7. Students will be eligible to receive CTEF GF support only during the first 15 semesters of a PhD program.
  8. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendations of the Departmental Graduate Program Committee.
  9. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System.

Revised: March 2015

Daniel Janzen Memorial Graduate Scholarship

 
This award supports a student pursuing a master's degree in Economics or Political Science, a Master's degree in the Beedie School of Business, or Masters Degree in Public Policy. Preference will be given to a student from the University of the Fraser Valley. This scholarship will be rotated between the Beedie School of Business (2019) and the Public Policy Masters Program (2020), Economics (2021) and Political Science (2022).

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a Master's degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in either Economics or Political Science, a Master's degree in the Beedie School of Business, or Masters Degree in Public Policy. Preference, when possible, will be given to a student coming to Simon Fraser University from the University of the Fraser Valley.
  2. The Daniel Janzen Memorial Graduate Scholarship is awarded annually and will be valued at a portion of earned income on the Endowment. The Scholarship will be rotated between Economics, Political Science, the Beedie School of Business and the Public Policy Masters Program.
  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 the Faculty of Arts Masters degree program in Economics or Political Science, a Master's degree in the Beedie School of Business, or Masters Degree in Public Policy
  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 (unofficial copies are acceptable)
    2. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work
  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 behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: November 2013 / GESR068

David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

 
This scholarship provides support for graduate students whose research focuses on Scottish history, Scottish literature, Scottish Philosophy, Scottish politics, and/or Scottish culture.

This award is by nomination only.
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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 Scottish history, Scottish literature, Scottish Philosophy, Scottish politics, and/or Scottish culture.
  2. The Fellowship recipient will be required to give a presentation on an aspect of their research at the Centre for Scottish Studies during the second or third term of the award. The Director, Centre for Scottish Studies will be responsible for ensuring that these presentations occur.
  3. The David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment and will be a minimum of $15,000 annually disbursed over three consecutive terms. 
  4. To be nominated, a student must be registered in or applying to enter a Master’s or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU.
  5. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level;
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on research ability and originality;
    3. a research focus on Scottish history, literature, philosophy, politics, or culture.
  6. The award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  7. The student must be nominated for this fellowship by the Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies to the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a nomination letter from the Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies summarizing the suitability of the candidate for the award
    2. a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this fellowship
    4. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the nominee’s scholarly work and academic background
    5. a concise outline of the proposed or actual research project
  8. 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 Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies.

Revised: May 2017 / GESR164

 

Dr. A.H. Somjee and Dr. Geeta Somjee Graduate Fellowship in Indian Political Development

 
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. Ellen Gee Memorial Graduate Scholarship for Excellence

 
This award is intended for a student in the first five terms of their program, whose research is in the area of family, gender, ethnicity, ageing, health and/or social policy. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated commitment to public service/volunteerism.

This award is by nomination only.
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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student at Simon Fraser University pursuing a graduate degree in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and whose research is in the area of family, gender, ethnicity, ageing, health and/or social policy.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration within the first five terms of their graduate program in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University researching the area of family, gender, ethnicity, ageing, health and/or social policy
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level, and if applicable, the graduate level
    3. demonstrated commitment to public service / volunteerism
  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 student must be nominated for this award by the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual program of studies;
    3. two letters of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant’s work
    4. a curriculum vitae detailing commitment to public service / volunteerism
  5. The final selection of a candidate will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR117

Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship

 
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

 
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 and Postdoctoral Fellows.
  7. The completed nomination and all supporting documentation must be received by the office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows.
  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

Flight 752 Graduate Memorial Scholarship

 
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.

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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

Graduate Fellowships

 
This award is intended for graduate students in full time research based programs. This award can only be held within the first nine (9) terms of a Master's program or the first fifteen (15) terms of a PhD program. *Currently, we are waiving the number of terms that student can apply and/or hold the GF as long as their research has been impacted by COVID-19. This special arrangement is applicable for 3 terms: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. Student also needs to be approved by the Graduate Program Chair within their program before receiving the award.* Applicants are only eligible to receive up to a maximum of two full GFs, or four half GFs, during an academic year.

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Terms of Reference

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

Revised: November 2020

IODE Seaman Morley Scott Memorial Graduate Scholarship

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 Referencee

  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

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

Laurine Harrison Graduate Thesis Award

 
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 Geller Graduate Scholarship in Urban Development

 
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

 
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: April 2017 / GESR 181

President's PhD Scholarship

 
This award PhD students who have made excellent progress in their degree, and who have demonstrated academic excellence, substantial scholarly output and leadership early in their PhD program relative to their peers. Note that not all departments use this award.

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Terms of Reference

  1. A limited number of President’s PhD Scholarships are available annually and the award is currently valued at $7,000.
  2. To be eligible to hold a 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 good standing in the PhD program at Simon Fraser University.
  3. At the time of nomination, eligible students must have completed all departmental 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. Evaluation criteria includes: the extent to which PhD students have made excellent progress in their degrees, and have demonstrated academic excellence, substantial scholarly output and leadership early in their PhD programs relative to their peers.
  4. While there is no restriction on PS recipients receiving income for work performed during their tenure of the PS, given the intent of the award, recipients are expected to limit the number of hours worked weekly and restrict positions to those that are keeping with the spirit of the award.
  5. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a PS at the same time as the external award. Students holding a national award from SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC or their equivalent (ie. SFU Entrance Scholarship or a major international award) are ineligible to hold the PS award during the period that they are holding the other award.
  6. A PhD student must be nominated for the PS by the student’s senior supervisor whose nomination letter should address the evaluation criteria. Eligible students may not receive more than one PS during their doctoral program or have previously received a President’s Research Stipend award.
  7. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and is submitted to the department of enrolment by the deadline date. The application must be accompanied by a nomination letter from the senior supervisor.
  8. Awards are made on the recommendations of the academic unit’s Graduate Program Committee to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  9. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies.

Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award

 
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

Waterhouse Graduate Fellowship in Organizational Change and Innovation

 
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

 
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 valued at approximately $17,000 per annum of which $15,000 is the scholarship portion and $2,000 is available for 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.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR013