Graduate studies


Financial awards


Information on applying for Concordia University Graduate Fellowships is available from the School of Graduate Studies - Graduate Awards website.  Applications should be submitted to the History Department. For an application, please contact Kathryn Ritson , 514-848-2424, extension 2414.


Scholarships and Fellowships for History Graduate Students 2011-2012

The following is by no means an exhaustive list of available funding, although I have tried to mention all the major relevant awards. For others, the School of Graduate Studies office has produced a very usable Graduate Awards Directory, which describes numerous external and internal awards  In addition, notices of awards competitions that are of particular interest to History students are routinely sent out on the histgrad listserv, so pay attention.

All students writing fellowship applications are strongly urged to read the sample successful applications for SSHRC, Quebec and Concordia Fellowships on file in LB-1001-03 before preparing their own proposals.  It is strongly recommended that fellowship applicants submit a draft, or drafts, of their proposals to their thesis/essay supervisor or other relevant faculty and consult with the GPD about the nature of this year’s competition.

Deadlines and value of scholarships and fellowships for 2012-2013 academic year


Keith Lowther Graduate Award

Awarded, in memory of a former doctoral student, through competition on the basis of academic excellence and community service to a full-time graduate student in the History department. Applications available through the History Department.

MA or PhD
Friday, September  28 @ 4:00 p.m.
$500 Application (DOC)


Inge Thurm Bursary in Women's or Gender History

The bursary is awarded to a graduate student in based on academic merit and financial need. Research should be in the areas of either women's or gender history. It may be awarded to a full-time or part-time student.

To be awarded to an undergraduate student this academic year.


Azrieli Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust Studies

For research in the area of destruction of European Jewry in the 20th century.  Applications to be submitted to Dr. Frank Chalk, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), c/o. Department of History.

MA or PhD
September 30 @ noon
Duration: renewable once at MA level, three times at doctoral level    
Application (DOC)



FQRSC (Provincial)

All applications and recommendation letters MUST be submitted electronically to FQRSC and applicants MUST submit the cover page, the official transcripts, the copy of medicare card, as well as the copy of IMM1000 (for Permanent residents only), to the Graduate Awards Office (M-205) by 4:00 p.m. on 10 October (M.A. students) and 11 October (Ph.D. students).  At the time of application, a candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have been a resident of Quebec for at least one year. Both master’s and doctoral students are eligible. The MA competition requires a minimum 3.7 CGPA.

M.A. (B-1 competition)
October 10 @ 4:00 p.m.
Duration: Two years after initial registration.

Ph.D. (B-2 competition)
October 11 @ 4:00 p.m.
Duration:  To a maximum of three years.


SSHRC (National)

Application at; to be submitted to History Department if student (a) was registered at Concordia any time in 2012-2013, but is not currently registered at a university; or (b) is currently registered at Concordia in Fall 2012. Otherwise students apply directly to SSHRC (see SSHRC website for details), and the deadline is December 1. Those submitted through the university are first ranked at the departmental level, then sent to University committee, where a set number of applications are chosen to send on to national competition. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and for the MA fellowship, GPA must be 3.7 or over for last two years of full-time study.  All applicants must submit signed hard copies only to the Department.  No other form of application will be accepted.

Doctoral Fellowship
Monday, October 22 @  4:00 p.m.
$20,000 - $35,000
Duration/Value: The top-ranked winners are awarded “Canada Graduate Scholarships,” worth $35,000 per year, for three years; the regular doctoral fellowships are worth $20,000 per year, for up to four years.

M.A. Scholarship
Monday, October 22 @  4:00 p.m.
Duration: One year


Canadian Irish Studies Foundation Scholarships

Six scholarships are available for graduate students in Canadian Irish Studies through application to the Canadian Centre for Irish Studies. The scholarships are to be granted on the basis of academic excellence to full-time or part-time students pursuing graduate work on an Irish or Irish Canadian subject in any program at Concordia University.

MA or PhD
late October
$1000 - $3000
Duration: One year, renewable twice through competition.


Concordia Fellowships (University-wide: All programs)

Open to new admissions only at the Master's or Doctoral level. There are no citizenship restrictions for university fellowships.

$2900 per term
Duration: Maximum one year plus one term

$3600 per term
Duration: Maximum three years

Please see the School of Graduate Studies - Graduate Awards website.


J.W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowships

Candidates must be Canadian citizens or Permanent residents intending to study full-time in a Master's or Doctoral program at Concordia.  Financial need is taken into consideration when granting these awards. Awarded based on academic excellence.


Please see the School of Graduate Studies - Graduate Awards website.


Tuition Fee Remissions Awards for International Students (University-wide: all programs)

Apply through the History Department.



Please see the School of Gradaute Studies - Graduate Awards website.


Dagobert Broh History Doctoral Entrance Fellowship

All entering PhD students automatically considered.

$11000 for one year

Please consult the Graduate Program Director for information.


History Department Assistantships (Departmental: Open annual commpetition, through letter of application.)

All full-time graduate students and new applicants for full-time study (be they master's or doctoral students) are eligible and encouraged to apply.  Teaching Assistantships may not normally be held concurrently with other major awards such as FQRSC or SSHRC.  There are no conditions regarding citizenship.  Normally doctoral students may expect two years of TA funding; MA students will be funded as far as possible.  M.A. students will not be considered if they are beyond the second year of study in the program.

Grade 1 (Conference Leader)
February 1
$3000 per term (M.A. & Ph.D.)

Grade 2 (Marker)
February 1
$2100 per term (M.A.)
$2500 per term (Ph.D.)


Dagobert Broh History Doctoral Research Stipend

Awarded annual to a student in History who has been admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. and who exhibits both need and a sound research project.  In the absence of a suitable candidate at the doctoral level, M.A. applicants will be considered.

TBA (spring)


Naim Mahlab Fellowship

For research on anti-Semitism. Application to be submitted to Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies.

MA or PhD
End of April


FQRSC Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students

The FQRSC offers a Merit Scholarship program for foreign students wishing to pursue doctoral (V1) and post-doctoral (V2) work in Québec. The details of this are not available right now, but any non-Canadians should keep this in mind.

Summer (TBA)
$25,000 per year


Nicolas-Diniacopoulos BBC Archives Fellowship

The Concordia Centre for Broadcasting Studies has an annual graduate fellowship for students intending to make use of the extensive BBC archives available at the CCBS.

MA or PhD
$8000 per year


Conference Funding

Full-time students who are travelling to give a paper at a scholarly conference are eligible to receive some funding assistance from the department and from the Dean of Arts and Science (funding ranges from $200 to $500, depending on the location of conference). Applications are available from Kathryn Ritson. Applications must be submitted before the conference: requests for funding after the fact will not be considered.


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