Financial Support

The MA in Religion and Public Life offers graduate students a variety of scholarships and awards in addition to the regular funding package offered at the time of admittance. The Department nominates graduate students for university-wide awards, and it administers its own internal awards (outlined below) to full-time students in progress. If you have any questions about awards, bursaries, or other forms of funding administered by the department, please contact the graduate supervisor.

Please note that the descriptions below are only guidelines. For official versions of award descriptions, and for a full list of awards available to graduate students, please consult the graduate awards database.

Admissions Funding

When you submit an application to a program, you will automatically be considered for admissions funding, a separate application is generally not required. If you are eligible for admissions funding, you will be notified on your Offer of Admission and Funding. For more information, visit our funding options on our Admissions website.

External Awards

In addition to our admissions funding, you should consider applying for an external award to help finance your graduate studies. These awards are provided by an organization, agency or council outside of Carleton and require a separate application — often one full year before the award begins.

Description of External Awards

Internal Awards

Internal awards are awards administered by Carleton. To apply for these awards, you need to go to Carleton Central (under “financial aid and awards” and then “online graduate award applications”). Applications are opened and closed on an annual basis. Please note that any budget information should be for a one year period.

Description of Internal Awards

College of the Humanities – Religion Awards

Edgar & Dorothy Davidson Bursary in Religious Studies

Two bursaries are awarded annually on the recommendation of the Davidson Fund Committee to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in a Religion program at Carleton University.  Eligible students must demonstrate financial need.  If a graduate student is selected the bursary will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Established in 2011 from the Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Fund in Religious Studies. Please visit our website here for more information and to apply.