Granting Institution: McMaster University Amount: Up to $25,000 (as per proposed budget) Eligibility: University-wide, undergraduate, graduate, professional
Deadline: see Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Website http://sfas.mcmaster.ca/awards/ren_index.html
Website and Application Form: http://sfas.mcmaster.ca/pdf/2014/Letter%20of%20Intent%20Renaissance%20Award.pdf
Description: The award, with its emphasis on experiential learning, is intended to create transformative opportunities for students from all faculties and programs, from undergraduate to graduate and professional. The recipient of the award shall be an individual who wishes to engage in a 4-12 month, self-directed, enrichment experience, outside their chosen program of study, and wishes to explore a project of personal significance that will amplify the recipient’s university experience while engaging in experiential learning at home or abroad. The goal of the award is to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange which may ultimately lead to societal benefit. Each applicant should propose a unique experience outside his/her usual field of study, outline the details of this experience (timeline, budget, supervision, outcomes), and explain why it will enhance the applicant’s future career or societal contribution. Applicant must have full-time status as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student at McMaster. The project must take place during the academic career or directly after. Undergraduate applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 units. Undergraduate students must have a minimum Fall/Winter Sessional Average of 10.0 or a cumulative average of 9.5. Graduate students must have a minimum cumulative average of 10.0. Medical students must be in good standing.
Granting Institution: McMaster Graduate Students Association Amount: up to $500 Eligibility: University-wide, graduate students
Deadlines: September 30 for travel between September and December, January 31 for travel between January and April, June 1 for travel between May and August
Website and Application Form: http://gsa.mcmaster.ca/funding#travel-grants
Description: Travel Assistance Grants are intended to enable graduate students to travel to conferences to present or undertake research relevant to their field of study. Applications will be assessed on the basis of a clear explanation of how the proposed travel will add to the applicant’s academic development. Applicants must be a full-time student in either a Master's or Doctoral graduate program.
Granting Institution: McMaster University Amount: $15,000 Eligibility: First Nation, Inuit, or Métis graduate students, university-wide Deadline: http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/scholarships-and-funding/major-scholarships-awards/harvey-longboat-scholarship
Website and Application Form: http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/scholarships-and-funding/major-scholarships-awards/harvey-longboat-scholarship
Description: The School of Graduate Studies, in consultation with the Indigenous Studies Program and the President's Committee on Indigenous Issues, will award the scholarship annually to a First Nation, Inuit, or Métis student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and exceptional promise in community leadership. Consideration may also be given to scholars who have demonstrated mentorship to other Indigenous students, or who have served as mentors within First Nation, Inuit, or Métis communities, or more broadly to advance Indigenous education. Preference will be given to full-time students entering a graduate program. Previous award winners may apply again in subsequent years.
Granting Institution: Mackenzie King Scholarship Trust Amount: $10,000 (amount is subject to change year to year) Eligibility: University-wide, graduate students who hold a degree from a Canadian institution Deadline: see the Mackenzie King Scholarship page on the SGS website http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/scholarships-and-funding/travel-awards/mackenzie-king-scholarship
Website and Application Form: http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/scholarships-and-funding/travel-awards/mackenzie-king-scholarship
Description: The scholarship is available to graduates of any Canadian university who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. Decision will be based on high academic achievements, personal qualities, and demonstrated aptitudes. Consideration will also be given to the applicant’s proposed program of study. International students are eligible, but they must already hold a Canadian degree (by the time their tenure of the scholarship would begin next academic year). For example, international students who come to Canada for their doctorate would not be eligible, but, if they have already completed a Canadian master's degree, they are eligible. Students apply to McMaster School of Graduate Studies which forwards to the Board of Scholarship Trustees a short-list of recommended candidates together with their applications.
Granting Institution: CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC (administered by McMaster University) Amount: up to $6,000 Eligibility: University-wide, graduate students who have accepted or currently hold one of the following Canada Graduate Scholarships: Joseph-Armand Bombardier (SSHRC), Alexander Graham Bell (NSERC), Frederick Banting and Charles Best (CIHR), or Vanier CGS
Deadline: see Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement webpage http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/scholarships-and-funding/major-scholarships-awards/michael-smith-foreign-study-nserc-sshrc-cihr
Website and Application Form: http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/scholarships-and-funding/major-scholarships-awards/michael-smith-foreign-study-nserc-sshrc-cihr
Description: This award supports graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences abroad. It covers costs associated with travel, living and other expenses such as accommodation, meals, tuition, insurance and other necessary, non-research related costs during the research study period abroad. Costs directly related to the research must be covered by other funding sources. To be eligible for this award, applicants must be in a discipline area supported by the granting agencies and must have accepted or currently hold one of the following Canada Graduate Scholarships: Joseph-Armand Bombardier (SSHRC), Alexander Graham Bell (NSERC), Frederick Banting and Charles Best (CIHR), or Vanier CGS. Applicants must also be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada by the application deadline dates, be registered at an eligible Canadian institution at the time of application, undertake his/her proposed trip abroad no earlier than the competition deadline date, and not hold, or have held, any other CGS-MSFSS during the course of his/her graduate studies.
Granting Institution: Rhodes Trust Amount: Roughly $50,000 per year (includes tuition, college fees, and a stipend covering living expenses for two and possibly three years study at the University of Oxford) Eligibility: Undergraduate students university-wide in final year of study planning on attending graduate school Deadline: To apply for the Rhodes Scholarship, students must first receive an Institutional Endorsement. To receive an Institutional Endorsement, McMaster students must submit an application to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships in the September of their final year of study. For further details as well as the application form for Institutional Endorsement, see Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website http://sfas.mcmaster.ca/awards/rhodes_index.html
Website and Application Form: http://sfas.mcmaster.ca/awards/rhodes_index.html
Description: The Rhodes Scholarship entitles the winners to study at Oxford University in England for two and possibly three years commencing in October. Eleven Rhodes Scholarships are awarded to Canadians each fall (two in Ontario). Applicants for the Rhodes Scholarship must be on the Deans' Honour List (a cumulative average of at least 10.5);except for medical students, have received an undergraduate degree before taking up the scholarship; be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident in Canada; and be between 18 and 24 years of age. Selection is made on the basis of school and college records without written examination. The qualities which will be considered in making the selection are: literary and scholastic attainment; fondness and success in outdoor sports, qualities of truthfulness, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; exhibition of moral force of character and of instincts to lead and to take an interest in one’s contemporaries. Qualities of both character and intellect are the most important requirements for a Rhodes Scholarship and these are what the Selection Committees will seek. Financial need does not receive special consideration.
Granting Institution: McMaster University Amount: $1,000 – 7,000 depending on length of travel Eligibility: University-wide, PhD students who have completed comprehensive exams and formal PhD research proposals Deadline: see SGS Grant in Aid for Research Travel and Field Work webpage http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/scholarships-and-funding/travel-awards/sgs-grant-in-aid-research-travel-and-field-work
Website and Application Form: http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/scholarships-and-funding/travel-awards/sgs-grant-in-aid-research-travel-and-field-work
Description: The School of Graduate Studies Research Travel and Field Work Fund (SGS Grant) is designed to support highly meritorious students whose PhD research and scholarly activity requires travel to, and extended stay at, locations more than 200 km from McMaster. The Fund is intended to support projects that are critical for completion of the PhD thesis and that normally would not be possible through other means. To be eligible, students must be in-time, full time PhD students; Canadian citizens or Visa students; have completed their comprehensive examinations and formal PhD research proposal before travel occurs; and have their supervisor committee's approval to travel. Students are eligible to receive this funding only once during their PhD studies. Travel to locations for the completion of course work, where academic credit will be granted, is not eligible for consideration.
Granting Institution: Society for Philosophy & Culture Amount: $500 Eligibility: Master’s students in the Faculty of Humanities or Social Sciences who have either recently submitted their Master’s Thesis or will be doing so shortly Deadline: see the Society for Philosophy & Culture Robert P. Wolff Thesis Prize webpage http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/scholarships-and-funding/major-scholarships-awards/robert-p-wolff-thesis-prize
Website and Application Form: http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/scholarships-and-funding/major-scholarships-awards/robert-p-wolff-thesis-prize
Description: This prize is open to Master's students from the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences who have either recently submitted their Master’s Thesis or will be doing so shortly. In addition to the $500 prize, the recipient of this prize will have their completed dissertation published as an ebook in the Society for Philosophy & Culture’s "New Scholarship" series. The prize is open to all thesis-based Master’s students in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences. The following will be taken into consideration when awarding the prize: work that is interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary, or that will be of interest to scholars outside the author's home discipline; work that engages with more than one scholarly or cultural tradition; work that has a theoretical focus.