Opportunities for Graduate Students in the Visual Arts
This section contains information on specific grants
available to Canadian graduate students studying the Visual Arts. Contact addresses have
been provided or Website locations listed in order that you may call or write to the
Granting Agency to whom you are applying for funds, for information on current deadlines
or any changes in policies. The entries in this section are ONLY those awards
available to Canadian graduate students studying in the area of the visual arts
-- be sure to check the pathfinder listed for more general
grants, especially if you have citizenship other than Canadian.
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Remember to contact the granting agencies
directly or the Office of Research Services or the Graduate Awards Office at your
university for applications forms and DOUBLE-CHECK DEADLINES!
Aid to Scholarly Publications Program
A Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada
program designed to assist in the publication of previously unpublished works of advanced
scholarly research that otherwise would not be published without assistance. Applications
are accepted at any time from Canadian citizens or landed immigrants residing in Canada.
Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Grants
Old Stephen's College, Edmonton (AB) T6G 2P8
Tel (403) 431 2300
Numerous grants are open to resident Albertans or to
those who have a permanent address in Alberta. These grants include awards for
preservation of Alberta's heritage/historical/architectural sites and structures, for
publication production, inventories, attending conferences, etc. Contact the Grants
Officer above for specific details. Deadlines February 1 and September 1.
American Antiquarian Society
Lists information for the Mellon Post-Dissertation
Fellowship competition, Visiting Academic Research Fellowships (numerous awards are listed
on this page and there is no citizenship requirement for any listed except the NEH Award
which is only open to those with three years residency in the States). The AAS offers
fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists under its
Fellowship Program for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers.
American Institute of Architects Foundation
(AIAF) Scholarship Program
1735 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
$500 - $2500 awards offered at the master's level.
Tenable at accredited institutions in the US and Canada.
Association for Canadian Studies
Several awards are listed, including the Aid to
Student Conference Programme to hold a conference which must be organized by
students at a Canadian university and the conference must deal with issues related to the
study of Canada and the Graduate Student Research Travel
Scholarship awarded to undertake research or field work related to their thesis
or dissertation at a Canadian university, institution, or organization other than their
own for three weeks or more. See the Website for full details.
Association for Canadian Studies in the United States
Grants and Awards
Lists awards for publishing and
dissertations amongst others. Contact the Association for citizenship and
The British Council
Use this Website to gain access to funding opportunities
for Canadians offered by the British Council, such as student exchange activities between British and Canadian universities. Also
listed are awards for postgraduate study in Britain and funding opportunities for British
lecturers to speak in Canada.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
External Research Program Grants for Housing Research
The objective of the CMHC External Research Program (ERP)
is to encourage and enable researchers to put forward and carry out relevant, innovative,
and high quality housing research projects which address issues affecting Canadian
housing. The grant (maximum $20,000) is open to independent researchers and those employed
in Canadian universities. Full-time students are not eligible to apply, but can be hired
to assist in the research. Consult the Office of Research Services at your university for
more information and an application form. Deadline September 26.
Canadian Asian Studies Association
Awards will be given for fellowships for the study of Chinese culture and society.
Canadian Association of University Teachers
J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship for Doctoral Studies
Fellowship ($5,000) awarded annually for doctoral study
in a Canadian university in any field of study. Open to students registered in a doctoral
programme in a Canadian University who have completed their comprehensive exams and have
had their Doctoral thesis proposal accepted by the deadline date, and must have a
first-class academic record. Deadline April 30.
Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) Study
Visiting Scholars Program
Established to encourage advanced research in
architectural history and thought. Open to scholars and architects at a post-doctoral or
equivalent level for residency at the Centre for three to eight months. Contact the CCA
for application regulations and deadlines.
Canadian Federation of University Women
Fellowships and Awards
Several awards listed which are only open to women
graduates who are Canadian citizens or who have landed immigrant status for one year.
Mostly all apply to the study of the visual arts. Deadlines for the CFUW awards are in
Canadian Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Grant
Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa (ON) K1A 0M5
Tel (819) 994 8995 Fax (819) 953 8052
To help provide opportunities to artists and arts
administrators of diverse ethnocultural and Aboriginal backgrounds to pursue training and
professional development in an employment context and to assist them in gaining access to
Canada's arts and cultural industries. The $15,000 amount (over 10 months) covers 66% of
the costs to the trainer of the salary. The trainer must contribute the remaining 34% of
the salary or find a sponsor for this amount. Contact the Program Officer of the Arts
Apprenticeship Component above for more information and the necessary form.
Canadian Heritage Canadian Studies and Youth
Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa (ON) K1A 0M5
Tel (819) 994 1544 Fax (819) 994 1314
Funding is available for new projects which address the
uniqueness of Canadian society,the media in Canadian society, Canadian comparisons, and/or
Canada in the world. Consult the Office of Research Services at your university for
further information. Deadline November 1.
Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
University of Alberta, 352 Athabasca Hall, Edmonton (AB) T6G 2E8
Tel (403) 492 2972 Fax (403) 492 4967 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Several awards (to $8,000) are offered through the
Institute intended to aid students to complete their thesis on Ukrainian or
Ukrainian-Canadian topics in fields such as education, history, humanities, library
sciences, and women's studies. For non-Canadian applicants preference will be given to
those enrolled at the University of Alberta. Deadline May 1.
A research and training fellowship in Ukrainian Studies
($18,500 for one term) is also available, tenable at any university with research
facilities at which the fellow's academic Ukrainian studies specialty may be pursued and
the fellow enabled to teach a course related to the specialty. Institutions and
departments who wish to explore the possibility of hosting a fellow also are encouraged to
request information. Applicants must hold a doctorate, or have equivalent professional
achievement, in Ukrainian studies. Deadline March 1.
Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship
Mennonite Central Committee Canada 143 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg (MB) R3T 5K9
Tel (204) 261-6381
The academic work encouraged by this scholarship ($1,000)
will reduce the potential of abuse for cultural minorities. Applicant must be a graduate
level student. Some preference will be given to facilitate academic work related to the
Japanese-Canadian experience. Open to Canadian students studying at Canadian universities.
For an application form or information, write to the Mennonite Central Committee Canada.
Deadline April 1.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Studentship in
Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
130 Albert Street, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4
Tel (613) 238-3525
The scholarship ($10,000) supports a student in a program
related to Canada's northern territories and adjacent regions. Applicant must be enrolled
in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at a Canadian university. Deadline January
Canadian Museums Association Scholarships in
Museum Studies Research
280 Metcalfe St, Suite 400, Ottawa (ON) K2P 1R7
Tel (613) 567 0099 Fax (613) 233 5438
Two scholarships awarded at $25,000 each for one year.
Open to Canadian citizens or those with landed immigrant status for twelve months prior to
the application deadline. Scholarships are available to individuals in all areas of museum
work who have worked for five years (full-time, paid) in a public, non-profit museum or
related institution. Employees of the Government of Canada are not eligible. Deadline
Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Awards for Excellence in Art Teaching
Three awards ($1,000 each) awarded to outstanding
educators yearly. Send nominations to the CSEA. Contact the Society for a list of
scholarships open to pre-university art students as well.
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Under Carnegies will, grants must benefit the
people of the United States, although up to 7.4 percent of the funds may be used to
benefit the people of some countries that are or have been members of the British overseas
Commonwealth. Since they give out over $50 million a year, that means almost $4 million is
allotted to other countries. See also the Carnegie Institution of Washington at http://www.ciw.edu.
Chalmers Performing Arts Training Grants
Ontario Arts Council, 151 Bloor St W, 6th Floor, Toronto (ON) M5S 1T6
Chalmers Awards Office Tel (416) 961 1660
Open to professionals in all the performing arts to
assist in taking advance studies (beyond the undergraduate degree) or special and
intensive professional upgrading (up to one year). Applicants must be have been
residents of Ontario for at least one year prior to applying. Applicants should
submit a detailed project description including a detailed budget outlining all expenses;
provide appropriate support materials in the form of audio- and video-tapes, references,
etc., and submit a completed application form. Contact the Chalmers Awards Office for more
information and deadlines. Deadline is in February.
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec -- Aid
to Professional Artists
79, boul Rene-Levesque E, 3e etage, Quebec (QC) G1R 5N5
500, Place d'armes, 15e etage, Montreal (QC) H2Y 2W2
Tel (514) 864 1984 or 1 800 608 3350
Artistic Practice Grants, Development Grants, Personal
Enhancement Grants, Travel Grants. Offered to professional artists and not-for profit arts
Costume Society of America Awards and
Tel 1 800 CSA 9447
The Website lists details and contact information on
several awards for the study of costume history, such as the Stella Blum Research
Grant (maximum $3,000) to CSA member to support a university research project
focusing on any aspect of North American costume. The Millia Davenport Publication
Award ($500) recognizes published books or exhibition catalogues. The Society
also offers travel awards for student speakers to their annual conference, and
non-students to research collections. Contact the National Office for deadlines.
Datatel Scholars Foundation
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships awarded.
Applicants must apply through the institution, which may only recommend up to two
applications. Awards valued from $700 to $2,000 for one year. The criteria is a mix of
academic merit, personal motivation, and external activities including employment and
extracurricular activities. Scholarships are open to full or part time students. Both
undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. All scholarships are made to the
institution of study for credit to the student's account. Concordia students should apply
to the Graduate Awards Office, 2135 Mackay St, Room M 201, Montreal (QC) H3G 1M8 Tel (514)
848 3801 Fax (514) 848 2812 E-mail Novembre@topaz.concordia.ca.
Deadline is in February.
James Marston Fitch Charitable Trust Grants for
41 East 11th St, New York (NY) 10003
Tel (212) 777 7800
Grants up to $10,000 to midcareer historic preservation
professionals to support innovative original research and creative design focusing on
advancing the practice of preservation of historic buildings and architectural heritage in
the US. Applicants are required to submit three copies of the following: a brief
description of the project and work product, not to exceed three pages; a schedule of work
and a budget showing how the grant money will be applied; a CV, including professional and
academic background and past and present grants received; and two letters of support for
the project. Open to midcareer professionals with established backgrounds in historic
preservation or related fields, with 10 years professional experience in related fields
such as architectural history or the the decorative arts for example. Deadline May 1.
Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican
268 South Suncoast Blvd, Crystal River (FL) 34429-5498
Fax (352) 795-1970 E-mail email@example.com
The Foundation supports scholarly works which advance the
understanding of ancient Mesoamerican cultures and the indigenous cultures in modern
Mesoamerica (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) and supports projects
in the disciplines of archaeology, art history, etc. The Foundation encourages
interdisciplinary projects, especially those which combine disciplines in novel and
potentially productive ways.
General Research Grants ($500) are
provided to the most qualified scholars regardless of degree level, although FAMSI favors
degree candidates, recent graduates and professionals whose projects have not had
extensive financial support. Citizenship is unrestricted. Contact the Director,
FAMSI above. Deadline September 30.
Special Project Grants are designed to
aid extensive or expensive research projects. The Foundation invites projects involving
interdisciplinarity. Applications are accepted at any time.
Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship in Textiles
and Costume History
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), 100 Queen's Park, Toronto (ON) M5S 2C6
Tel (416) 586 5790 Fax (416) 586 5877 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fellowship exists to promote research incorporating
the textile and costume collections of the Royal Ontario Museum. Applications are
encouraged in all areas of textile and costume history. An annual fellowship of up to
$9,000 is available. Contact: Chair, Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship Committee,
Textiles & Costume History Section - NEAC at the above address.
The Getty Grant Program
The Grant Program funds a diverse range of projects that
promote research in the history of art and related fields, advancement of the
understanding of art, and conservation of cultural heritage. Grants may fund conceptual
projects that take intellectual risks, or they may support more basic resources and
activities. Funded projects include a wide variety of methodologies and subject matter,
ranging through all historical periods and geographic regions. All contact information is
listed on the Website.
Programme Girardin-Vaillancourt, Bourses de
maitrise et de doctorate
Fondation Desjardins, 1 Complexe Desjardins, CP 7-Succ Desjardins, Montreal (QC)
Tel (514) 281 7171 Fax (514) 281 2391
13 master's ($5,000), 8 doctoral ($7,000) awards for 1
year (renewable for one year) in any recognized university. Open to Canadian citizens who
are residents of Quebec entering or currently registered as full-time students in a
graduate degree programme. Deadline March 1.
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant to Assist
Talented Young Artists
1814 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal (QC) H3H 1E4
Tel (514) 937 9225
Fine Art - including painting, drawing, printmaking, and
sculpture. $10,000 one year in any recognized institution. Open to candidates who have
already started or completed training in an established school of art and/or to
demonstrate through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime
career. Applications are judged by a Selection Committee. Grants are awarded to applicants
of all nationalities and are made directly to the beneficiaries - not through other
organizations. No specific deadline.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
The Foundation offers fellowships to further the
development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field
of knowledge and creation in any of the arts. Two annual competitions: one for permanent
citizens of the US and Canada, and one for permanent residents of Latin America and the
Caribbean. Appointments are for a minimum of six consecutive months, up to one year.
Amounts are adjusted according to need. Contact the Office of Research Services at your
John Gyles Education Fund
The Secretary, PO Box 4808, Station A, Fredericton (NB) E3B 5G4
Tel (506) 459 7460
Up to $3,000 awarded, tenable at any Canadian or American
Only offered to full-time Canadian and American students who are currently attending or
accepted to a post-secondary institution as an undergraduate or graduate student with a
minimum G.P.A. of 2.7. Deadline:April 15, June 15, and November 15. To receive an
application, the candidate must contact John Gyles Education Fund along with a
self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope.
Health and Welfare Canada Novia Hebert Carter
Fellowship for Doctoral Study
Up to $21,000 at the doctoral level offered in such
fields as sociology, the arts, environmental studies. Deadline in February.
Indian and Northern Affairs
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for Aboriginal Students
Provides Aboriginal students with a
valuable tool to further their post-secondary studies. The guide includes
more than 300 awards, totalling over $1.5 million.
International Federation of University Women
IFUW fellowships and grants are open only to women
graduates who are members of the International Federation. The awards are intended to help
finance short graduate and post-graduate study, research and training projects and to
serve as complementary funds for longer programmes. The number distributed varies between
20 and 30 per competition.
IODE War Memorial Postgraduate Scholarships
IODE National Chapter of Canada
40 Orchard View Blvd, Ste 254, Toronto, (ON) M4R 1B9
Tel (416) 487 4416
Up to eight scholarships per year are awarded for
doctoral study in Canada ($10,000) or in other Commonwealth countries ($12,500) to honour
Canadian men and women who were killed in World Wars I and II. Field of study is open,
tenable for one year. Candidates must be Canadian citizens and must hold a first degree
from a recognized university or college in Canada. Applicant must be enrolled in a program
at the doctoral level or equivalent. Winners are expected to seek employment in
Canada upon completion of their studies. Contact the War Memorial Officer above. Deadline
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada
Doctoral Scholarship for Canadian Women
615 Mt Pleasant Road, Suite 142, Toronto (ON) M4S 3C5
Tel (416) 488 7000 Fax (416) 488 7862
Two scholarships at $1,000 - $5,000 for one year in any
recognized Canadian University in Canada or the United States. This scholarship will be
presented annually to an academically qualified female student who may need assistance to
continue her doctoral degree. Candidates must be Canadian citizens. Deadline: January 31.
Jack King Scholarship
Ass. Designers of Canada - Attention: Mr. Chuck Homewood
Chalmers Building, 35 McCaul St, Suite 220, Toronto (ON) M5T 1V7
Tel (416) 351 0148
In the Performing and Visual Arts Disciplines, one award
is offered at $800 for one year. Applications should focus on artistic development and are
asked to submit a letter outlining their creative goals and designated period of study and
two letters of artistic reference. Portfolios and other supporting material need not
accompany applications though they may be required later. There is no age limit. Deadline
Mackenzie King Open Scholarship
University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW
Earth Sciences Bldg, Rm 720, Calgary (AB) T2N 1N4
Tel (403) 220 5690
Graduates of any Canadian university with an A average,
who intend to pursue full-time postgraduate studies may apply for this award (maximum
$9,000) tenable at any university in Canada or elsewhere. Candidates must hold a degree
from a Canadian university at the time of taking up the award and propose to engage in
full-time postgraduate studies. The application form must be forwarded directly to the
Faculty of Graduate Studies of the Canadian university from which you have received or
will receive your most recent degree (your "home" university): Concordia
students apply to the Graduate Awards Office, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Blvd W, M-201, Montreal (QC) H3G 1M8 Tel (514) 8483801 Fax (514) 848 2812 Novembre@topaz.concordia.ca or contact the
Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary for more information. Deadline
Kress Foundation Art History Dissertation
Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 174 E 80th St, New York (NY) 10021
Tel (212) 861 4993 Fax (212) 628 3146
Open to predoctoral candidates to assist in final
preparation of their doctoral dissertations. Ten fellowships ($10,000) are awarded
annually. Additional information is available from the Vice-President of the Foundation
above. Applicants must be nominated by their art history departments. (Note: Art history
students who have US status may also apply to this Foundation for Travel Fellowships).
Deadline March 31.
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Grants
174 E 80th St, New York (NY) 10021
Tel (212) 861 4993
Open to students doing predoctoral research in art
history, or advanced training or scientific investigation in art conservation, and
for the development of scholarly resources for art historical research and art
conservation, for projects in which art historians and conservators can work together, for
fieldwork on sites of major importance for the history of western art and architecture.
Funding is directed to the history and preservation of western art from Antiquity to the
early 19th century. Applicants should write for the brochure which contains details
regarding application due dates and guidelines. Grants range from $10,000 to $15,000 for
individuals; $1,000 to $200,000 for institutions. Contact the Vice President of the Samuel
H. Kress Foundation above for more information. Proposals are accepted at any time.
Magna for Canada Scholarship Fund
Magna International Inc., 36 Apple Creek Blvd, Markham (ON) L3R 4Y4
Tel 1 800 97 MAGNA
Ten awards valued at $5,000 will be awarded to each
Regional Winner and an additional $5,000 to the National Winner. $10,000 will be granted
to the College or University of the National Winner. Award given for one year at any
recognized Canadian University. Candidate must be currently enrolled as full-time
undergraduate or graduate student. The candidate must submit a 2,500 word proposal
type-written, in either official language, responding to the question: "If you were
the Prime Minister of Canada, what would you do to improve living standards and unite the
country?" Deadline May 15.
Kenneth MacLean Glazier Scholarship in
University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design
2500 University Dr NW, Professional Faculties Bldg A, Rm 2188, Calgary (AB) T2N 1N4
One scholarship ($400) per year is awarded to a student
who intends to develop Canadian design studies in their master's degree utilizing the
material in the Canadian Architectural Archives of the University of Calgary Library.
Candidates must submit an application with an outline of their study proposal stating
those portions of the project related to Canadian design studies. Open to Canadian
citizens who have completed at least one full year of full-time studies in the Faculty of
Environmental Design. Deadline April 19.
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
15 E 26th St, Rm 1901, New York (NY) 10010
Tel (212) 679 4074
Institutional Grants for Research, Publication,
and Education: The Foundation's purpose is to help assure a creative Jewish
future by fostering the preservation and transmission of Jewish culture throughout the
world, particularly through the encouragement of Jewish scholarship, education and
research, and the training of young Jews for professional Jewish service in
culturally-needy communities. Grants are provided to universities or institutions of
research and publication for team projects conducted in various Jewish fields. Contact the
Vice-President above for more information. Deadline February 28 in odd-numbered years.
Scholarships for Research in Jewish Studies:
Open to any graduate student specializing in a Jewish field so is officially enrolled or
registered in a doctoral program at a recognized university. Grants (approx. $1,000) may
be renewed up to 4 years and varies in accordance with the cost of living in the country
where the student is studying. Anticipated deadline October 31.
The Metropolis Project
An international cooperative research project designed to
stimulate multi-disciplinary research on the effects of international migration on cities.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Art History
1000 Fifth Ave, New York (NY) 10028-0198
Tel (212) 879 5500
A variety of Art History Fellowships are awarded. Areas
of study and academic requirements vary by fellowship category, and usually begin in
September. Well established scholars holding a PhD may apply as well as predoctoral
students. Deadline in November.
Millard Meioses Publication Fund Grants
College Art Association 275 Seventh Ave, New York (NY) 10001
Tel (212) 691 1051 ext 208 Fax (212) 627 2381 E-mail email@example.com
The grant is to be used to subsidize publication costs of
book-length scholarly manuscripts on any period of art history. Applicant must be a
scholar of any nationality who is a member of the College Art Association and whose
manuscript has been accepted by a commercial or university press but cannot be published
without a subsidy. Contact the Editor above.
Minister de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la
Science Direction générale de l'aide financière aux étudiants, Service des programmes
1033, rue de la Chevrotière, 22e étage, Quebec (QC) G1R 5K9
Ministere de l'Education, Service de la
Direction de l'enseignement et de la recherche universitaires
1035, rue De La Chevrotiere, 20e etage, Quebec (QC) G1R 5A5
Offers exchange bursary to Bavaria (for Quebec residents
only) at the master's and doctoral level for those with a relevant knowledge of the German
language. Covers transportation and up to $4,000 in expenses for a period of 4 to 12
weeks). Concordia students should contact the Department des etudes superieures at
Concordia University for application material, 1455, boul de Maisonneuve, Montreal (QC)
H3G 1M8 Tel (514) 848 3809 Fax (514) 848 2812. Deadline December 15.
Ministry of Colleges and Universities of Ontario
For Residents of Ontario
Ontario-Quebec Exchange Fellowship Programme Master/Doctoral
Ministry of Education and Training, Student Support Fellowships
PO Box 4500, 4th Floor, 189 Red River Road, Thunder Bay (ON) P7B 6G9
Tel (807) 343 7257
Ten awards valued at $10,000 at master's level and
$12,000 at doctoral level for one year, renewable through competition, in a Quebec
university. The Ontario-Quebec Exchange Fellowship Programme is an exchange program that
allows students from Ontario to pursue full-time graduate studies at the master's or
doctoral level at a university in Quebec. This program offers outstanding students from
Ontario the opportunity to live in Quebec and to work in their particular field of study
in one of Canada's official languages. Candidates must plan to register as a full-time
student in the first year of a programme leading to a master's or doctoral degree. If you
have completed one or more years of a graduate programme (renewals excepted), you are NOT
eligible to apply. Must have maintained at least a B+ average or its equivalent in each of
the last two years of study. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have
lived in Ontario for the last 12 consecutive months (this 12-month period cannot include
time spent at a postsecondary institution) and plan to register in a Quebec university in
September. Deadline January 31.
Modern Language Association Prizes and Awards
Lists several prizes open to members of the MLA,
including travel awards for graduate students presenting at the yearly conventions.
Montreal Association of Black Business Persons
Jackie Robinson Scholarship
Seven awards valued at $1,000 for one year non-renewable
in any recognized university. Eligibility: a) Candidates must be Pakastani, Filipino, or
those of African descent b) Candidates must be currently registered in a full-time
undergraduate or a graduate program at a recognized university c) Candidates must reside
in Quebec. Candidates must be or have been actively involved in their community,
intercultural and interracial organizations, must show leadership in extracurricular
activities and be exemplary role models, must have good character references, must have an
above average academic record, and honours, awards, and outside employment are favorable
attributes. Presentation of the awards will take place at the annual Jackie Robinson
Awards & Banquet. Concordia students should apply to the Graduate Awards Office,
Concordia University for application material, 2135 Mackay St, M-201 Montreal (QC) H3G 1M8
Tel (514) 848 3801 Fax (514) 848 2812. Deadline: March 15.
Montreal Lakeshore University Women's Club
43 Curzon, Montreal West (QC) H9S 5B3
Tel (514) 481 3093
One award offered. Open to female graduate students who
are residents of the West Island and who are returning to university to do graduate work
and in need of financial aid. Deadline April 15.
Multiculturalism Program, Department of Canadian
Ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural communities in
Canadian society (Proposals must be addressed under the Multiculturalism Program
objectives). Tenable in any Canadian university or Research Centre. Scholars must have
completed their doctoral degree in fields appropriate to the proposed area of research
prior to the date of starting the project, but normally not more than three years before
the date of submission. Open to senior Canadian scholars in a full-time release from their
regular employment and graduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. programme whose thesis falls
within the field of Canadian ethnic studies. The stipend comes into effect during the
fourth year of the programme. All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent
residents. Contact the Programme Officer, Canadian Ethnic Studies Programme above.
Musée de la Civilisation, Bourses du Musée de
Service de la recherche et de l'evaluation, CP 155, Succ B, Quebec (QC) G1K 7A6
Tel (418) 643 2158 Fax (418) 646 8779
Museum Studies awards ($3,000 - $5,000) offered for one
year. Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residence who are specializing in some aspect
of museum studies and are enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D at a Quebec university. Deadline
National Gallery of Canada Fellowships
Lists several fellowships open yearly
to Canadians in the areas of pre-1970
Canadian Art; post-1970 Canadian Art; the History of Photography (The
Lisette Model / Joseph G. Blum Fellowship); and Art and Science (The
Claudia De Hueck Fellowship). All
fellowships emphasize the use and investigation of the collections of
the National Gallery of Canada, including those of the Library and
National Gallery of Canada Internship Program
You are eligible for the Internship
Program if you are undertaking studies leading to a diploma in museology,
art history, education, restoration and conservation, museum technology,
visual arts, design, communications, administration, or a related
discipline with applications to museum work. Your academic institution
must grant you credits for your internship. See the Website for deadline and application procedures.
National Women's Studies Association Scholarships
Several awards can be applied to the visual
arts: Graduate Award in Women's Studies; Graduate Scholarship in Lesbian
Studies; and Award in Jewish Women's Studies.
New Brunswick Advanced Education and Labour
Doctoral Scholarship for Women
Student Services Branch, Department of Advanced Education and Labour
P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton (NB) E3H 5H1
Tel 1 800 667 5626 Fax (506) 444 4333
Unrestricted field of study in which women are
under-represented as faculty or as professionals. Ten scholarships ($5,000 each) awarded
for one year (renewable for 4 years) at any recognized Canadian university in Canada or
abroad. This scholarship will be presented annually to an academically qualified female
student who may need assistance to continue her doctoral degree. She must be considered a
resident of New Brunswick. She must register or be registered in the first four years of
an identified doctoral degree program of a designated university institution in Canada or
abroad. Deadline June 30.
NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
For master's and doctoral studies. See also their journal
Highlights. Ottawa: NSRC, c1994. Concordia University Library Call #
GOVT DOC Q 21 N45X 1993-ONWARD.
O'Brien Foundation Fellowships
Secretary, The O'Brien Foundation, Suite 710, The Mercantile Centre, 55 Union
P.O. Box 7174, Station A, Saint John (NB) E2L 4S6
Tel (506) 634 3600 Fax (506) 634 3612
Up to $15,000 per annum offered for 1 year (may be
renewed) at any recognized university. Awards given primarily to residents of New
Brunswick but may be given to residents of other provinces. Preference will be given to
students who intend to return to and remain in New Brunswick upon completion of their
studies or research. A candidate must have received a degree before submitting an
application. Deadline November 1.
Ontario Graduate Scholarship Programme
Student Support Branch, Ministry of Education and Training
PO Box 4500, 189 Red River Road, 4th Floor, Thunder Bay (ON) P7B 6G9
Tel (807) 343 7257
1,300 awards given (60 will be awarded to students who
have been admitted to Canada as visitors with student authorization) worth $3,953 per term
(4 months). Master's - 12 months, renewable once; Doctoral - 12 months, renewable four
times, tenable at any Ontario University. You can apply for an Ontario Graduate
Scholarship if you: - maintained an overall average of at least A-, or the equivalent,
during each of your last two years of study at the postsecondary level; - plan to be
enrolled full-time in a graduate programme leading to a Master's or Doctoral degree at an
Ontario university; - plan to undertake studies at an institute financially assisted by
the government of Ontario; - are a Canadian citizen, or are a permanent resident. See the
Website: http://osap.gov.on.ca for loan information as
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
252 Bloor St W, Toronto (ON) M5S 1V6
Tel (416) 923 6641
$8,000 work requirement involving educational research to support programs of
full-time graduate study. Students enrolled or who will be enrolled full-time in a
master's program will be eligible to be considered for assistantships for the first two
years of their program, doctoral students for five years. Contact the Administrative
Officer above for more information. Deadline January 15.
Scholarships ($10,000) awarded on the basis of academic merit to students who will be
registered in a graduate degree program at the institute. Contact the Administrative
Officer above. Deadline January 15.
Province of Alberta Graduate
Scholarships and Fellowships
University of Calagry, 2500 University Dr NW,
Earth Sciences Bldg, Rm 720, Calgary (AB) T2N 1N4
Tel (403) 220 5690
Over 60 scholarships ($9,300) and
fellowships ($10,500) are awarded per year, tenable for one year and renewable in open
competition in any study area. Candidates must be registered in or admissible to a program
leading to a master's or doctoral degree. Contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the
University of Calgary above. Deadline February 1.
Queen's University Awards to Canadian Racial
Minority and Aboriginal Students
The Registrar, School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University, Kingston (ON) K7L
Tel (613) 545 6100
$7,000 awarded for one year at Queen's University. Open
to Canadian Racial Minority and Aboriginal Students intending to pursue Masters or
Doctoral studies at Queen's University. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or Permanent
residents of Canada. The application package for graduate studies at Queen's University
contains a separate application for this award. If you wish to be considered for the
award, application should be made where you apply to the School of Graduate Studies. For
application material contact the above address. Deadline May 1.
Righteous Persons Foundation
1460 Fourth St, Ste 212, Santa Monica (CA) 90401
Tel (310) 395 3599 Fax (310) 395 9676
The Foundation, created to distribute funds from the film
Schindler's List, funds (mostly in the US) projects that use art, communications
media, and technology to improve Jewish life and promote Jewish learning, and encourage
Jews to participate in the critical work of social justice. National programs will receive
primacy in funding although in some instances funding at a local level will be considered.
Applicants should contact the Foundation for proposal requirements and deadlines.
Judith Rothschild Foundation Grants
1110 Park Avenue New York (NY) 10128
Tel (212 831 4114 Fax (212) 831 6222
The Foundation was created to promote research and
interest in recently deceased American painters, sculptors, and photographers whose work
is unrecognized but considered of the highest quality. Grants (maximum $50,000) are made
to present, preserve, or interpret works. Preference will be given to applicants who seek
matching funds, resources or services. Contact the Foundation for proposal requirements
and project eligibility. Requests may be submitted between April 15 and September 15 of
each year (the earlier the better). Applicant organizations should be primarily tax
exempt, publicly supported not-for-profit institutions, such as, but not limited to,
museums, public galleries, art schools, and academic institutions. In certain cases, the
Foundation will also consider making grants to the estates of qualifying deceased artists.
Contact the Director, Grants Program for more information. Deadline September 15.
Schoolnet Digital Collections Program (SDC)
Contracts with Industry Canada are awarded for young
Canadians (16-30) to digitize research already collected and to develop a Website.
Application forms, guidelines, and on-line submission forms are all on-line. Consult with
Office of Research Services at your University before applying. Deadlines throughout the
Vincent Scully Jr. Research Grant
Architectural History Foundation, 350 Madison Ave, New York (NY) 10017
(212) 557 8441 Fax (516) 944 5961
This grant is awarded biannually for research leading to
the publication of a monograph on American architecture. Preference will be given to
projects that are substantially complete and/or under active consideration for
publication. Applicants should submit a one-to two-page, double-spaced proposal including
the projected date of publication; a one-page outline of how the award will be utilized; a
sample of writing not longer than 10 typed pages; a curriculum vita including past and
present grants; and, if relevant, documentation on the degree of publishers' interest in
or commitment to the manuscript. Three sealed letters of recommendation from qualified
individuals are also required. Contact the Program Officer for more information.
Simon Fraser University Scott Paper Ltd.
Bicultural Graduate Fellowship
Simon Fraser University, Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
Tel (604) 291 4255 Fax (604) 291 3080
Award for $15,000 for one year at Simon Fraser
University. Candidate must be planning to enter a master's or PhD programme after
completion of a previous degree at a University in Quebec. Application is made by
completing the application for consideration for a Graduate Entrance Scholarship form
which must accompany the application for admission. Deadline March 15.
Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Grants
25 W 52nd St, New York (NY) 10019
Tel (212) 258 2635 Fax (212) 258 2538
Grants (US $4,000) enable scholars to pursue research
projects related to the work of Sir John Soane, 19th-century British architect and
collector, or Sir John Soane's Museum and its collections. The foundation was formed for
the purpose of promoting art and architecture in the United States and abroad. Application
is open to individuals with a master's degree in the history of art, architecture,
decorative arts, or a field appropriate to the foundation's purpose. Deadline December 1.
Society of Architectural Historians Awards and
Lists a dozen awards open to architectural historians who
are members of SAH. Gives deadline and contact information.
Ralph Steinhauer Awards of Distinction
Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund, 9940 106 St, 6th Fl, Edmonton (AB) T5K 2V1
Tel (403) 427 8640
Awards (Master's program $10,000; doctoral program
$15,000) allow Alberta's graduate faculties to attract and retain top scholars from across
Canada. Tenable for one year at Alberta universities. Applicants must have exceptionally
high academic achievement and registered full time in a master's or doctoral level
programs. Contact the Fund Director above. Deadline February 1.
Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada
(SSAC) Martin Eli Weil Prize
PO Box 2302, Stn D, Ottawa (ON) K1P 5W5
Awards the Martin Eli Weil Prize ($250) for an original
essay (in either official language) suitable for publication, from part-time or full-time
university students at the graduate or undergraduate level. The essay must be of 3,000 to
5,000 words on a subject which explores the role of the built environment in Canadian
society. The winning paper will be included in the programme of the Annual Meeting and
Conference of the Society, held in May and published in the Society's Bulletin. Write
to the Society for submission details and deadline (usually end March).
Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon
Swann Foundation Fellowships for the Study of
Caricature and Cartoon:
The Fellowship is open to students enrolled in an M.A. or PhD program
in the United States, Canada or Mexico, or who have received a graduate degree within three years of application from an institution
in one of those countries. There is no restriction on field of study, so long as the thesis or dissertation relates to caricature or
cartoon. The annual stipend is $15,000 American. Applicants should address queries to:
Harry Katz, Curator, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress,
Washington, DC 20540-4730 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity College - University of Toronto Awards
for Graduate Studies
Registrar, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Toronto (ON) M5S 1H8
Five awards given to provide residence and board in
either Trinity College or St. Hilda's College and membership in the Senior Common Room for
one year. Graduate fellowships are awarded annually by the College to men or women who are
pursuing studies in the Graduate School of the University of Toronto. Deadline February 1.
Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC)
Awards for Ukrainian Studies
Grant MacEwan Community College, P.O. Box 1796, Edmonton (AB) T5J 2P2
Tel (403) 497 4374 Fax (403) 497 4377
The William and Mary Koshtash Award for Film and
Video Arts; The Anna Pidruchney Award for New Writers; Award for
Ukrainian Art in Alberta
Five awards ($500) for one year. Candidate must be pursuing research or work in writing,
video arts, performing arts, educational exchanges, and visual and folk art dealing with
Ukrainian history, culture or heritage. For further details on the specific awards consult
the Graduate Awards Office at your university or contact the Ukrainian Resource and
Development Centre at the above address. Deadline November 30.
University of British Columbia Graduate Student
180-6371 Crescent Rd, Vancouver (BC) V6T 1Z2
Tel (604) 822 4556
Merit-based fellowships awards ($13,500) are open to
full-time graduate students registered at UBC in all disciplines. Contact the Faculty of
Graduate Studies above. Applicants must be nominated by their department. Deadline end of
University Film and Video Association Production
or Research Grants
Grants for film or video productions and for research
projects in historical, critical, theoretical, or experimental studies of film or video.
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students at the time of application and must
be sponsored by a faculty member who is an active member of the University Film and Video
Association. Up to $4000 for film or video productions and up to $1,000 for research
projects awarded. Deadline January 1.
University of Winnipeg German Canadian Studies
515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg (MN) R3B 2E9
Two awards valued at $6,000 at the Master's level (non
renewable) and $8,000 at the Doctoral level (renewable). Open to students who are
enrolled in a graduate studies at a Canadian university in such disciplines as (but not
limited to) history, linguistics, literature, sociology, and are writing a thesis (or
equivalent) on a German-Canadian topic. Deadline January 31.
Vernacular Architecture Research
Earthwatch, Center for Field Research
The Center for Field Research (CFR) is a private,
nonprofit organization established in 1973 to promote significant scholarship and to
improve communication between scholars and the public. Proposals are accepted from
advanced scholars of any nationality, covering any geographic region. Architects,
landscape architects, conservators, historians, anthropologists, planners, design
specialists and others are eligible to apply, as individuals or as teams, to study
sustainable design found in vernacular architecture in any country around the world.
Architectural firms and professional societies may also participate. Priority will be
given to field-based research projects concerning the documentation of vernacular
architecture, the testing or implementation of designs based on vernacular sources, and to
projects in general which seek to improve public understanding and support of the concept
of sustainability in architectural design. Interdisciplinary projects designed for
multinational participation are encouraged, e.g. Preservation and conservation of
vernacular or historic architecture; Projects examining the inter-relationship between the
natural environment (including landscape) and the built environment. Contact the Program
Director, Social Sciences. Proposals are accepted and reviewed year round.
Visiting Humanities Fellowships
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Ave, Windsor (ON) N9B 3P4
Tel (519) 253 4232 ext 3508 Fax (519) 971 3620 E-mail email@example.com
This fellowship is designed for sabbaticants and research
grant holders, as it is a non-monetary award, tenable at the University of Windsor for a
period of four months to one year. Scholars with Research projects in traditional
humanities disciplines or in theoretical, historical, or philosophical aspects of the
sciences, social sciences, arts, and professional studies are invited to apply.
Individuals engaged in interdisciplinary research are particularly encouraged to apply.
Fellows are expected to work in residence at the Humanities Research Group for the
duration of the award and to deliver a public presentation on their research. Grant
includes: Office space, university affiliation, library privileges, and assistance in
establishing contacts with individuals, groups, libraries, and institutions in the
Southwestern Ontario/Michigan region. Contact the Director, Humanities Research Group
above. Deadline February 15.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological
Regular and Predoctoral Grants
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
220 Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York (NY) 10001-7708
Tel (212) 683 5000
Includes: Cultural/social anthropology; ethnology;
biological/physical anthropology; archaeology; anthropological linguistics and in closely
related disciplines concerned with human origins, development and variation. No
citizenship restrictions. Deadlines May 1, November 1.
Regular Grants: maximum $15,000 for postdoctoral research.
Richard Carley Hunt Memorial: $10,000 awarded to scholars within five
years after receipt of the doctorate, to aid in publishing research results.
Predoctoral Grants: maximum $15,000 to aid doctoral dissertation
research. Grants are for basic research and are made to seed innovative approaches and
ideas, to cover specific expenses or phases of a project, and/or to encourage aid from
other funding agencies. The foundation particularly invites projects employing comparative
perspectives or integrating two or more subfields of anthropology.
Young Canada Works Program
Up to 800 summer jobs for young Canadians will be created
in heritage institutions each year. As part of the federal government's Youth Employment
Strategy, the Department of Canadian Heritage is making financial assistance available to
non-profit museums, archives, libraries, and related cultural and heritage organizations
to create summer jobs for young Canadians. The Department of Canadian Heritage has
approved the following five partners for administering the heritage component of the
program: the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Library Association, l'Association
pour l'avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation, the Canadian Council
of Archives, and the Heritage Canada Foundation. Application forms and all program
materials are available on the Young Canada Work (YCW) Web site. Deadlines are in March.
Remember to contact the granting
agencies directly or the Office of Research Services or the Graduate Awards Office at your
university for applications forms and