CIUS Funding and Awards Opportunities 2019-2020

Graduate and Postgraduate

Helen Darcovich Memorial Doctoral Fellowship in Education, History, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Library Sciences 2019-2020 

The Darcovich Memorial Doctoral Fellowship (up to C$ 12,500), is awarded annually to a student writing a dissertation on a Ukrainian or Ukrainian-Canadian topic in one of the above areas. Because funding is for dissertation work only, all other degree requirements must be completed by the time the award is taken up. Fellowship holders may apply for a one-year renewal.

Applications will be judged on a points system based on the dissertation proposal, letters of reference, writing sample, academic grades, and publishing record. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, who may hold the fellowship at any institution of higher learning, and foreign students enrolled at the University of Alberta, will receive extra points.

Deadline: 1 March 2019


Celestin and Irena Suchowersky Graduate Fellowship In Sociology, Psychology, Economics, or Ukrainian Studies 2019–2020

The fellowship is offered to graduate students from the Bukovyna region of Ukraine (Chernivtsi oblast) to conduct research at a Canadian university in support of their studies in the disciplines of Sociology, Psychology, Economics, or in Ukrainian Studies. The fellowship can be held for a period of two months to a maximum of four months. Fellowship holders receive C$2,000 per month, paid economy airfare to and from Canada, and traveler’s medical insurance. To qualify, applicants must be from the Bukovyna region of Ukraine and enrolled in a Master’s or PhD (or Candidate of Sciences) graduate program in Ukraine.

Deadline: 1 March 2019

Neporany Doctoral Fellowship 2019-2020

The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies (Osyp and Josaphat Neporany Educational Fund), will be awarded in 2019-2020 to one or more doctoral students specializing on Ukraine in political science, economics and related fields (social sciences and political, economic, and social history). Preference will be given to students completing their dissertations as well as to students at Canadian universities or Canadian citizens and residents.

The amount of the award can range from C$5,000 to C$20,000. The Neporany Fellowship may be held in conjunction with other awards but will be withdrawn or reduced if the total amount awarded, including this fellowship, exceeds C$30,000.

The duration of the fellowship will be one academic year.

Deadline: 1 March 2019

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