Graduate Funding & Scholarships

Graduate Funding & Scholarships

The Department of East Asian Studies guarantees financial support packages to PhD students of at least $15,000 plus tuition and fees per year for five years. International (“visa”) students will be provided with additional funding to cover the international fee differential and UHIP (Health Insurance). This funding package may be made up from a variety of sources including external awards such as SSHRC and OGS scholarships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships and other U of T funding. Students must maintain good standing in their programs and apply every year for major external awards (i.e. OGS & SSHRC) for which they are eligible to remain eligible for this funding. Details about the minimum funding package are available here.

MA students are not guaranteed funding, but are eligible for a number of the below scholarships.

Please note that incoming master’s and doctoral students are eligible to apply for OGS and SSHRC awards in the fall prior to applying to the program. Please see pertinent websites for application directions.

The SGS provides information about scholarships and awards beyond those listed below and information about applying for other forms of financial assistance. Students are encouraged to visit SGS’s Financial Support webpage.

Funding opportunities may also be available through the Research Database.

Major External Awards

Awards Open to Domestic & Visa Students
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (master’s & doctoral – March 1, 2015 deadline)
Vanier Canada Scholarships (doctoral) – Value: $50,000 per annum for up to 3 years

Awards Open to International Graduate Students Only
Connaught International Scholarship (doctoral) – Value $35,000 per annum for up to 5 years (By nomination, no application required)
Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowships (female students only, master’s & doctoral)
Ontario Trillium Scholarship – Value: $40,000 per annum for up to 4 years
China Scholarship Council (Chinese students only)

Awards Open to Domestic Graduate Students Only
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship – Value: $35,000 per annum for up to 3 years (Fall deadline)
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship – Value: $20,000 per annum for up to three years (Fall deadline; application is combined with the CGS Doctoral Scholarship)
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship – Value: $17,500 for one year (Fall deadline)
Vivienne Poy Chancellor’s Fellowship – Value $30,000 for one year (March deadline)

Arts & Science Scholarships
A number of scholarships are available through the Faculty of Arts of Science. For some of the scholarships available, the department will nominate students without requiring an application. Applications are required for the scholarships listed below:

Chizuru Suzuki Memorial Scholarship in Japanese Literature and Japanese Studies
Okamatsu Japanese Book Award
Reverend Doctor James Scarth Gale Scholarship in East Asian Studies
Ting Fang Chung Scholarship
EAS Graduate Research Scholarship

Deadline of Arts & Science scholarships: April 1 of each year. Applicants must submit an envelope, labelled with your name and the name of the scholarship to which you are applying, containing all of the components of the applications to the Department. See the above links for details for each scholarship.

Conference Support
FAS Conference Grant
SGS Conference Grant 

Doctoral Completion Award
The Doctoral Completion Award (DCA) is available to students who are no longer within the funded cohort but within the time limit of their degrees. EAS DCA policies describe how the Department Adjudicate the Award. Application, made by submitting an application form, are due on April 1 of each year.

SGS University-Wide Awards
SGS University-Wide Awards are due on May 1 of each year.

Additional External Scholarships
The School of Graduate Studies provides information about external scholarships for which EAS graduate students are encouraged to apply. The department has also gathered information about other external scholarships which might be of interest to you.

2014-2015 Dates & Deadlines

September, 2014 – SGS Student Award Award Information Session
October, 2014 – SGS fall Conference Grant application due
October 24, 2014 – Doctoral SSHRC applications due at the department
December 1, 2014 – Master’s SSHRC applications due at the department
March 1, 2015 – OGS applications due online
March 7, 2014 – SGS Travel Grant Application due
March 15, 2014 – Vivienne Poy Chancellor’s Fellowship deadline
March 28, 2014 – SGS winter Conference Grant application due
April 1, 2015  – Arts & Science award applications due at the department
April 1, 2015 – FAS Conference Grant application deadline
April 1, 2015 – Doctoral Completion Award application deadline
May 1, 2015 – SGS university-wide awards deadline