Awards and Bursaries

Davidson Dunton Memorial Student Assistance Fund
The fund was established in 1987 by relatives, colleagues and friends of the late Davidson Dunton, Carleton’s fourth and longest serving president and a director of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. This fund is available on the recommendation of the Direct or of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies to graduate students within the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies who are experiencing financial difficulty relating to the reproduction of their thesis/research papers, conference attendance or with other approved special needs.

Lois Gonyer Bursary
The Bursary is awarded annually on application on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies to a Canadian Studies graduate student whose program is threatened because of financial need. It was established in 1988 by friends and colleagues of Lois Gonyer and funded by them and by the School graduates in recognition of her 27 years of service as an administrator in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.

William and Margaret Roxburgh Memorial Award
This award was established in 1981 by Gwenda and Ross Roxburgh, and is open to all graduate students in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. The amount of $150 is provided annually to assist students in carrying out research projects. Application is made to th e director of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies; recipients will be chosen from a list of candidates recommended by the director.

Walter Baker Fellowship
In honour of the distinguished contribution of the late Walter Baker to Canadian politics, parliamentary life, and public administration, and his long-standing dedication and service to the Ottawa community, Minto Construction Ltd. has established the Walter Baker Fellowship. It is awarded annually to an outstanding student entering the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies M.A. program. Application is not required; the recipient will be chosen by the graduate awards committee from a list of candidates recommended by the Director of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.

Colonel William B. Sutherland Bursary
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, to a Canadian Studies graduate student who demonstrates the need for financial assistance in order to excel in their studies. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Cultural Studies or Aboriginal Studies and the North program areas. Endowed in 2000 by the Sutherland family in tribute to the passion for the pursuit of knowledge that Colonel Sutherland has exemplified in all aspects of life. The award is intended to provide support for students who share this spirit.

Director’s Book Prize
This award, valued at $100, is presented annually to a graduate student enrolled in the first year of the Master of Arts program in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. Application is not required. The recipient will be chosen by the Director of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.

Robert McDougall Scholarship
Established in 2001 by friends, colleagues and former students in honour of Dr.Robert McDougall, Founding Director of the Institute of Canadian Studies, whose willingness to take risks and look to the future made a significant contribution to the intellectual and cultural history of Canada. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. The recipient will be selected each year by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.

Graduate Studies Research Office Administered Funds

Graduate Student Travel/Research Bursary
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research provides funds to students in financial need who require assistance to conduct or disseminate their research.  The fund may cover a portion of the cost related to research activities such as field travel and supplies, long-distance telephone charges, questionnaire publication, translation, mailing, and the cost of copying journal articles.  In addition, it may cover costs related to attend a scholarly conference at which the graduate student is presenting a paper. The fund is intended to cover modest costs where other sources of support are not available.  Costs not covered under this bursary include: costs associated with interview subjects, honoraria, the cost of copying the graduate thesis, and attendance at scholarly conferences where no paper is being presented.

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