Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

A comprehensive list of awards is available on the SGS website. We’ve highlighted some awards below, but be sure to check the SGS website for additional opportunities. The Graduate Administrator will send, throughout the year, notices of awards and their deadlines to the graduate listserv. Students are responsible for ensuring they are on the listserv and reading notices of awards. For 2019-2020 deadlines that are known at this time are posted below.

The department’s Scholarship Committee (comprised of the Chair, Graduate Coordinator and Undergraduate Coordinator) adjudicates applications decisions that are made at the departmental level (e.g. the Arts & Science scholarships, the Doctoral Completion Award) and also ranks applications for competitions such as the OGS and SSHRC. Admissions Awards, including the Connaught and Trillium, are adjudicated by EAS’s admissions committee.

Major Awards

Awards Open to Domestic & Visa Students
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (master’s & doctoral)
The OGS is valued at $15,000 for one year; domestic and international students are eligible.

Vanier Canada Scholarships (doctoral) – Value: $50,000 per annum for up to 3 years
Domestic and international students in our program are eligible for the Vanier Award, valued at $50,000 per year for three years. Students must be nominated by the department in the fall. Notice will be sent to the listserv.

Awards Open to International Graduate Students Only
As part of its admissions process, the Department nominates annually a ranked list of PhD applicants for fellowships managed by the School of Graduate Studies. The principal awards are the Connaught Fellowship (tenable for 5 years; $35,000 per year and reducing international tuition to domestic tuition, thus approximately $26,000 income/year after tuition) and the Trillium Scholarship (4 years; $40,000 – approximately $19,000 income/year after tuition). For information about the SGS fellowships, see the relevant SGS website. No applications required (nominations are based on admissions application).

China Scholarship Council (Chinese students only)
In partnership with the University of Toronto, the China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers scholarships to outstanding Chinese students who will pursue doctoral or postdoctoral studies at U of T. For doctoral students selected by the CSC, U of T undertakes to cover the cost of tuition while the CSC will provide the student with a stipend sufficient to cover living expenses, return airfare and visa application fees.

For more awards open to international students, please visit the School of Graduate Studies’ website.

Awards Open to Domestic Graduate Students Only
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships
SSHRC offers two doctoral awards, valued respectively at $20,000 per year for one to four years, and $35,000 for three years. Only Canadian citizens and landed immigrants are eligible. Details for current students will be sent to the graduate listserv in the early fall. Current students apply to the department while incoming students apply directly to SSHRC.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship
The Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship is valued at $17,500 per year for one year. Only Canadian citizens and landed immigrants are eligible. Details for current students will be sent to the graduate listserv in the early fall. Current students apply to the department while incoming students apply directly to SSHRC.

Arts & Science Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available through the Faculty of Arts of Science:
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
Vincent Shen Memorial Scholarship in Chinese Thought and Culture (please note different deadline)

Deadline of Arts & Science scholarships: April 1 of each year. Application instructions will be sent to the graduate listserv.

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

Conference Support
FAS Conference Grant
SGS Conference Grant

Travel/Research Support
The Julia Ching Travel Grant solicits applications from graduate students who are working on a PhD thesis in the field of *Chinese Thought and Culture*. Award winners will be supported with air fare and other travel expenses for up to one month in East Asia for research related to their thesis. Applications are due April 1 of each year. Details will be sent to the listserv. Open to domestic and international students.
Dr. David Chu Scholarships in Asia Pacific Studies
SGS Research Travel Grant
FAS Research Travel Fellowship

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 adjudicates the Award. Applications are due on April 1 of each year. The value of the award is determined by available funds. Not all students who are eligible receive awards.

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.

2020-2021 Dates & Deadlines

September 2, 2020 – SGS Conference Grant (Fall 2020): Online applications are open to students (closes November 30)
October 5, 2020 – Doctoral SSHRC applications due (internal deadline; applications submitted online)
December 1, 2020 – FAS Conference Grant applications due
December 1, 2020 – Master’s CGS-M SSHRC applications due online
January 6, 2021 – SGS Conference Grant (Winter 2021): Applications open for students
(closes April 1)
March 15, 2021 – Dr. David Chu Scholarships in Asia Pacific Studies & Vivienne Poy Chancellor’s Fellowship deadlines
March 22, 2021 – SGS Research Travel Grant applications due
April 1, 2021 – Arts & Science award applications due at the department
April 1, 2021 – Doctoral Completion Awards deadline
April 1, 2021 – Julia Ching Travel Grant
May 7, 2021 – SGS University-wide Awards Competition deadline
July 30, 2021 – OGS application site closes