Field School Funding

Search through the funding options that are available for SFU students pursuing study abroad programs through ISS.

Some of these funding options are available through SFU, while others are offered by external organizations. If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact the program sponsor directly.

In addition to these listings, you should also research:

  • Funding through SFU: SFU Financial Aid and Awards has comprehensive listings of all funding available through SFU
  • External funding: You may be able to find other sources of funding based on your own background, interests, or plans abroad.

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A.E. Housman & Moses Jackson Unrequited Love Award

Awarded: Summer 2020
Procedure: Student Application via the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Department of English (englgen@sfu.ca)
Value: $1000

Terms of Reference:

One award, valued at a minimum of $1,000, will be granted to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria: enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the term of eligibility; is in good academic standing; has completed, is accepted to, or is currently undertaking a term in the London & Lake District Field School through the Department of English and International Services for Students. Applications should be submitted to the Department of English, and must include: a resume; a statement (no more than one page) describing the relevance of the field school to the student's academic program and goal; and two letters of reference from Simon Fraser University faculty. Consideration will be given to the applicant's GPA, the importance of the field school to the student's program of study, and the letters of reference. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the recommendation of the Chair, Department of English.

Brian Williamson Memorial Award in Archaeology (Value: approx. $1,700)  

~ Portugal Bioarchaeology Field School, Curaçao Environmental Archaeology Field School ~


The Brian Williamson Memorial Endowment Fund was established in 1995 by Joan and David Williamson and friends in memory of Brian Williamson, B.A., C.D. The fund supports the annual Brian Williamson Memorial Award, which is given to an undergraduate student majoring in Archaeology to help defray travel costs for participation in Archaeology or Physical Anthropology field research. It is awarded in the Spring semester. 

 

Eligibility 
The award is available to an undergraduate who, at the time of application: 
1. has a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and is not on academic probation 
2. is currently registered as an archaeology major 
3. is currently registered in at least nine credit hours (not necessarily in Archaeology) 
4. will be registered in at least nine credit hours (not necessarily in Archaeology) in the semester the award is given 
5. intends to use the award to help defray future travel costs to participate in field research in Archaeology or Physical Anthropology 

 

Application Procedures 
Hard-copy applications must be submitted to the Archaeology Academic Advisor, Vlad Vintila, by November 1st. Applications must include: 
1. a current unofficial or advising transcript 
2. a letter describing the type of field research that will be done, the travel itinerary, and the relevance of this travel and research to the student’s career. 

 

Adjudication 
The Department of Archaeology’s Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (excluding the Undergraduate Representative) will select the top three applicants and send their ranked nominations to the Financial Assistance and Awards Office. The Committee will ensure that the successful applicant has met the eligibility criteria and will consider the following: 
1. how the applicant proposes to use the Award 
2. the academic achievements of the applicant 
3. the financial status of the applicant 

British Columbia Study Abroad (BCSA) Consortium

BCSA administers a range of awards. See their website for more information.

Dr. Rosena Davison Bursary for France Field School

The Dr. Rosena Davison Bursary for France Field Schools is available to full-time SFU undergraduate students in good academic standing with an approved major in French who have been accepted to participate in a France Field School.

The Bursary will be granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need. The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Value: $1000
Awarded:Summer
Program code: UEBO-742

Education Credit Union Foundation of BC - Education Award Bursary 

This award is external to SFU and students need to contact any Credit Union in the lower mainland to request that an application form be mailed to them.

Value: up to $2000

Golden Key International Honour Society: Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship assists members who are going to participate in a study abroad program. With the global economy in today’s world, Golden Key feels it is crucial for members to have education-based study abroad experiences.

Value: $5000 

Government of Canada Scholarships

Three competitions are open to Canadians to embark on graduate studies or research abroad: Commonwealth Scholarships, Foreign Government Awards and Organization of American States Scholarships. Overall, up to 75 awards for top Canadian students are expected this year. CBIE administers the three programs on behalf of FAC.

  • The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan offers opportunities for graduate study in several Commonwealth countries.
  • The Foreign Government Awards, mirrored by the Government of Canada Awards for most participating countries, allow Canadians to study in 12 countries as follows: Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Russia and Spain.
  • The Organization of American States Fellowships Programs offer graduate study opportunities for Canadians, chiefly in the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America and in Brazil where Portuguese is the official language.

Institute for the Humanities Travel Study Award

Third or fourth year SFU students who have completed two Humanities courses, to assist them to attend a field school program offered by Simon Fraser University.

Application requirements:

  1. resumé
  2. copy of your university transcript
  3. typed statement describing the relevance of the field school to the student's academic program and goals
  4. two letters of reference from SFU faculty

Send application requirements to:

Director, Institute for the Humanities
#3150, SFU Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver BC,  V6B 5K3

Deadline: March 15
Value: $1500
Program Code:UPAO-200

Kelly O'Hagan Memorial Bursary 

The Bursary will be granted annually in any term on the basis of financial need, to students in good academic standing from any faculty who are enrolled in an exchange or field school in Latin America.

Value: $1250

Program Code: UEBO-683

Lewis Perinbam Award in International Development 

Administered by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the Award recognizes grassroots achievements in improving life in developing countries and expanding awareness of those countries among the Canadian public.

Value: $2500

Student Awards.com

Canada’s largest free online scholarship search service, this web site matches students with scholarships, awards and grants. Helps students stay up-to-date on award deadlines and new scholarship programs.

Suite of Study Abroad Awards

In the Study Abroad (Formal Exchange or Field School) program application, degree seeking SFU students applying for a full-time study abroad program may apply to the Suite of Study Abroad Awards. Students will submit one application in order to be considered for the full suite of awards, but only a maximum of one International Mobility Award (IMA) will be awarded per student. IMA applications will first be considered for the highest value IMA eligible. Each award has its own eligibility and selection criteria, which are detailed on the application.

NOTE: Virtual exchange students and visiting students accepted to SFU for the purposes of participating in a field school are not eligible for these awards.  

  • Diamond Family International Mobility Award (DFIMA)
    Awarded to undergraduate participants accepted into a formal undergraduate Exchange or Field School program intended to provide additional funding to assist with the costs of travel and living expenses while pursuing studies abroad.
    Value: Multiple awards, valued at a minimum of $2000 each are awarded each year.

  • International Mobility Award (IMA)
    In an effort to support students who are participating in a formal international Exchange or Field School programs, in addition to bursaries and scholarships, SFU has identified this additional funding to assist students with the costs of travel and living expenses while pursuing studies abroad. Multiple awards will be distributed each year.
    Value: Up to $1000 

  • Beedie Study Abroad Award (BSAA)
    SFU Beedie School of Business Student Exchange to a SFU Beedie School of Business Partner 2020-21
    The SFU Beedie School of Business recognizes the impact of educating students within a global context, developing diversity in the academic community and encouraging students to extend their learning beyond our borders. To support our students studying abroad while on exchange, Beedie has provided funding to assist students with the costs of travel and living expenses abroad. Multiple awards will be distributed each year.
    Value: Up to $1000

  • Lana Cooke International Mobility Award (LCIMA)
    In an effort to support Faculty of Applied Sciences students who are participating in a formal Exchange or Field School programs, in addition to bursaries and scholarships, SFU has identified this additional funding to assist students with the costs of travel and living expenses while pursuing studies abroad.
    Value: A single award of at least $1000 will be distributed each year.  

  • Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology International Mobility Award (FCAT IMA)
    In an effort to support The Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology (FCAT) students to go on an international exchange through the Digital Journalism program, FCAT has provided funding to assist students with the costs of travel and living expenses abroad.
    •  Applicants for the FCAT IMA must be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology in the term of the award
    •  Applicants for the FCAT IMA must be accepted into an SFU Formal Exchange as part FCAT's Certificate in Creative Technologies in Digital Journalism.
    Value: Minimum of $1000 awarded

  • Ben West Student Exchange Annual Award (BWSEA)
    Awarded to a student in good academic standing in his or her third or fourth year of study in any undergraduate program, enrolled to participate in a term exchange. The award will be granted on the basis of outstanding community service. Where possible preference will be given to students enrolled in the SFU Beedie School of Business pursuing an exchange in Asia.
    Value: $1000

  • Barry Macdonald Award for Global Mobility (BMAGM)
    Awarded to students who:
    •  are enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Business Administration program in the SFU Beedie School of Business in the term of eligibility;
    •  have completed at least 60 SFU units;
    •  are in good academic standing;
    •  have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an SFU international exchange program administered by the International Services for Students office in the term of eligibility; and
    •  have demonstrated exceptional community service.
    •  preference will be giving to students who are enrolled in their international exchange term(s) in Asia.
    Value: $2500+