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Annual Scholarships and Awards

Bertram Scholarship

The Canadian Foundation for Governance Research offers annual Bertram Scholarships of $15,000 to PhD students registered in Canadian universities. The scholarship will support the work of students who are conducting research into organizational governance as a part of their doctoral research project.

Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is an award that provides currently enrolled graduate students with $100,000 prize over a two-year span of time to advance a project, engage in creative thinking, or spur on action to address a specific environmental issue that furthers the Bullitt Foundation’s mission, outreach and impact in the Emerald Corridor.

Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship

CIAJ provides funds for the Charles D. Gronthier research fellowship, named in honour of the late Mr. Justice Charles D. Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada. The $7,500 fellowship was created to support research in relation to the topic of the annual conference.

Canadian Sociological Association Awards

The Canadian Sociological Association annually presents several awards of recognition for scholarly work and contributions to the field of Canadian Sociology.  We want to highlight your achievements with awards to honour students, scholars in the early and advanced stages of their career, as well as practitioners in the community.

Erik Olin Wright Prize

The Havens Wright Center for Social Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has  established this prize in honor of Erik Olin Wright (1947-2019),  whose intellectual preoccupations ranged from the analysis of class to the study of real utopias. He engaged theories of the state, economic sociology, and social inequality, always motivated by an explicit commitment to social justice. The prize shall be awarded annually for a paper by a graduate or professional student that best exemplifies the concerns that animated Wright’s work. For more information about the prize, please visit the Havens Wright Center website.

Fahs-Beck Scholars (Doctoral Dissertation Award)

Grants up to $7,000 are available to help support dissertation expenses of doctoral students in accredited doctoral programs in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significant knowledge about the well-being of children, adults, couples, families, communities using interventions or preventative/interventions designed to prevent or alleviate behavioral, social, psychological health problems.

ICPSR Scholarships

The ICPSR Summer program offers several scholarships that provide registration (tuition) fee waivers to the four-week sessions.

MITACS Globalink Research Award

The MITACS Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canadian and select partner organizations and eligible countries and regions. Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor, successful senior undergraduate/graduate/post-doctoral students will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12-24 week research project in another country.

North Pacific Research Board Award

The North Pacific Research Board Award offers $25,000 to qualified Master’s and Doctoral level students. Awards are granted to address scientific, technological and socio economic issues relating to issues identified in the 2018 NPRB Science Plan.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program

Students in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels can apply for a merit-based scholarship through the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program.Awards are available to graduate students for all disciplines of academic study at participating schools in Ontario.Each award is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario (two thirds) and the school offering the award (one third).

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars

Doctoral student recipients of this award earn membership in the Trudeau Foundation, leadership training/experiential learning opportunities, up to $40,000 per year for three years to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses.

Traditional Fulbright Student Award

The Traditional Fulbright Canada Student awards are intended for American Citizens who are graduate students, prospective graduate students, or promising young professionals who wish to study and/or conduct research in Canada. Up to $20,000 is awarded, per student, per one academic year.

3M National Student Fellowship

Up to ten fellowships awarded each year, that includes recognition in STLHE and 3M Canada social media, and partnering media (e.g. Maclean’s and University Affairs), Certificate and recognition at the annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) conference, letter from STLHE and 3M Canada to their identified institutional leader and to the individual awarded, STLHE membership for two years, conference registration/travel to conference/accommodations and $1,000 to be spent at the discretion of the recipient.

Senior Women Academic Administrators Award of Canada

Three awards, each in the amount of $3,500, will be awarded annually to the women graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the university or general community while maintaining exemplary academic records.

SSHRC Talent Award

The goal of the talent program is to support students and postdoctoral researchers to develop the next generation of research within academia and across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Awards vary by program of study, but can amount to $50,000.

Sociologists for Women in Society – Social Actions Initiative Award

Current Sociologists for Women in Society members can apply for funding up to $1,000 to support broadly defined social action initiatives (e.g. advocacy, public education, organizing, movement-building)

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program supports doctoral students with $50,000 per year for three years. Selection for this award is based on three criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential and Leadership.