The School of Canadian Studies is pleased to offer internal awards for undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate Awards and Funding

Graduate Awards and Funding

You may be offered a funding package as part of your offer of admission to the program. Admissions funding packages can include scholarship funding and employment opportunities. Unlike other types of funding, you do not apply independently of your application to the program for an admission funding package or any of its constituent elements. Rather, any applications received by the annual February 1stdeadline are automatically considered for an admissions funding offer. Admissions funding packages may include the following elements: Departmental Scholarships, Domestic Entrance Scholarships, Endowment Awards, Teaching Assistantships, and Research Assistantships. For more information, see the SCS MA Program Guidelines posted under Graduate Resources in the Canadian Studies section of this website.

In addition to admissions funding packages, the following awards are available to students enrolled in the program:

Graduate Funding – Internal

You may be eligible to apply for university and departmental endowments. Competitions for these awards are held in September and January respectively. These financial awards are valued from several hundred dollars to a maximum of $20,000 and are provided by an individual or organization to Carleton. Administered by Carleton, these are awarded based on academic merit, financial need and/or specific research areas. Apply online through Carleton Central.

Graduate Funding – External

Students with an overall GPA of A- or better in their last ten credits should apply for Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canadian Fellowship (SSHRC) grants. See the links to the instructions, requirements, and application forms below.

Funding deadlines 2022-23

Competition  Due in Department
OGS 15 November 2022
SSHRC  Doctoral  30 September 2022
SSHRC Masters 1 December 2022

It is never too early to start drafting your project description. A departmental workshop on writing these applications is held in September but it will be most useful if you have an idea in mind. If you are eligible and plan to apply for external funding, please contact the Program Administrator, Eva Keeshig.

For additional information on Admission Funding Packages, External and Internal Awards, see the MA Program Guidelines and PhD Program Guidelines.

Additional funding resources not specific to SCS

Students considering applying to the program can submit applications to OGS and SSHRC in the academic year prior to commencing the program.

For more information, see the SCS MA Program Guidelines posted under Graduate Resources in the Canadian Studies section of this website.