External Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for International Graduate Students

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American Library Association Spectrum Initiative Scholarship

Agency: American Library Association
Discipline: Library and Information Studies
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Canada or USA
Award to be taken up in: USA
Max Funding: $5,000

Librarianship is one of the most diverse professions you can find. Today's librarians are information specialists, Internet guides, educators, public administrators, children's services specialists, reader's advisors--the choices and career directions are boundless. However, it is a reality that library staff do not always reflect the communities they serve. Spectrum specifically addresses the underrepresentation of librarians of color within the current workforce. To this end, over 800 students from traditionally underrepresented groups have received scholarships, leadership training, professional networking and mentoring in order to build a pool of talented and trained library leaders reflective of the populations served by all libraries. If you would like to join this extraordinary group and you are committed to serving your community, a Spectrum Scholarship can position you for success.

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Australia Endeavour Postgraduate Awards

Agency: Government of Australia
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Varies
Award to be taken up in: Australia
Max Funding: Varies

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training administers the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to: develop ongoing educational, research and professional links between individuals, organisations and countries increase the skills and global awareness of high achieving individuals from Australia and overseas contribute to Australia’s reputation as a high quality provider of education and training and a leader in research and innovation increase the productivity of Australians through international study, research or professional development experience.

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Azrieli Fellows Program

Agency: The Azrieli Foundation
Discipline: Any - Postdocs only
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Canada
Award to be taken up in: Israel
Max Funding: $40,000 CDN

The Azrieli Fellows Program promotes excellence in research and graduate studies at accredited institutions of higher learning in Israel. This prestigious and competitive program, established in 2007, provides financial support to the best and brightest scholars from Israel and around the world. These scholars become leaders in their respective fields and raise Israel's profile internationally, and maintain strong academic and professional links between Israel and the rest of the world. The Azrieli Fellows Program welcomes candidates who wish to undertake postdoctoral research in Israel. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have completed a doctorate at a Canadian university. The time candidates spend conducting research in Israel will provide them with valuable tools that will help them realize their professional goals through collaborative association with Israel’s world-class academic institutions and researchers.

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Bermudian Scholarships

Agency: BermudaScholarships.com
Discipline: Varies
Target Audience: International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Bermuda
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: Varies

Awarded to a Bermudian student commencing or pursuing a postgraduate degree at an approved university abroad.

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British Scholarships to Study Abroad

Agency: British Council
Discipline: Varies
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Any
Award to be taken up in: United Kingdom
Max Funding: Contact your local British consulate for details.

Scholarships, grants, bursaries and financial awards help to support students financially through their studies. UK schools, colleges, universities, government and other organisations in the UK offer a range of international student scholarships and awards.

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Cambridge International Scholarships to Overseas Students

Agency: Cambridge University
Discipline: Varies
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Any
Award to be taken up in: United Kingdom
Max Funding: Each award will underwrite the full cost of fees and maintenance for the duration of the course.

The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, approximately 80 Cambridge International Scholarships to Overseas Students who embark on a research course.

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Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

Agency: DFATD
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)), Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: 14,700

The Canada-ASEAN SEED brings undergraduate and graduate students from eligible countries to Canada to study and conduct research, for 4-6 months. Proposed projects must contribute to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the developing countries of ASEAN.

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Canadian National Institute for the Blind: Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship

Agency: Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Discipline: Field of vision loss in Canada
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Any
Award to be taken up in: Canada or abroad with a commitment to work in the field of vision loss in Canada for at least two years
Max Funding: $12,500

The Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship encourages and supports theoretical and practical research and studies at the postgraduate or doctoral level, in the field of vision loss in Canada. The fellowship is awarded for research in the social sciences, engineering, or other fields of study that are immediately relevant to the field of vision loss.

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Canadian Society of Medievalists: The Leonard E Boyle Dissertation Prize for Medieval Studies

Agency: Canadian Society of Medievalists
Discipline: Medieval Studies
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Any
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: Cash award

Awarded to a deserving doctoral thesis in any field of medieval studies produced by a Canadian or someone resident in Canada. Entries are adjudicated by the Dissertation Prize Committee, a subcommittee of the Canadian Society of Medievalists, and the prize will be presented at the annual meeting of the Society. The Prize itself consists of a cash award as well as a membership in the Society for three years. Members automatically receive copies of the journal Florilegium and the newsletter Scrinium.

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Cancer Research Training Program

Agency: Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute
Discipline: Cancer research studies
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Atlantic Canada
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: Varies

The Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) has a curriculum that provides training and funding to graduate students, medical residents, postdoctoral fellows and clinical research fellows involved in cancer research at academic institutions in Atlantic Canada. A limited number of traineeship awards will be offered to outstanding applicants with an interest in cancer research.

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CIAJ: Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship

Agency: Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Discipline: Any relevant field
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Canada
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: $7,500

The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice provides funds for the Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship, named in honour of Mr. Justice Charles Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada, a former President of the Institute. The Fellowship supports research in relation to the topic of the Institute's annual conference. 

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Columbia University's Society of Fellows in the Humanities Competition

Agency: Columbia University
Discipline: Humanities and/or Social Sciences - Post Doc
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: USA
Max Funding: $62,000/year stipend (renewable for up to 3 years); $6,500 research allowance/year

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of post-doctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2011-2012. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received the Ph.D. between 1 January 2007 and 1 July 2011. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as postdoctoral research fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester: at least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program of the University. In years two and three, Fellows teach one course per year. In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include attendance at the Society's lectures and events as well as active participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. The annual stipend will be $59,000. Each Fellow will also receive a research allowance of $5,000 per annum.

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Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Agency: The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Discipline: Any
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Applicants limited to those from Commonwealth countries.
Award to be taken up in: Varies
Max Funding: Varies by country

The Commonwealth Plan provides opportunities for Commonwealth students to pursue advanced studies in other Commonwealth countries. The fellowships are awarded to graduates of recognized universities for a period of two academic years and the intervening summer, and are intended to cover the holder's travel, living, and study expenses during the period of tenure. Commonwealth Scholarships tenable in Canadian universities are open to men and women who are citizens of a Commonwealth country and are normally resident in any part of the Commonwealth other than Canada. Applicants who have or are applying for landed immigrant status in Canada are not eligible.

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Educational Testing Service: Summer Program In Research For Graduate Students

Agency: Educational Testing Service
Discipline: varies - PhD level only
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: USA
Max Funding: $6,000 salary* Transportation allowance for relocating to and from the Princeton area Housing will be provided for interns commuting more than 50 miles

Interns in this eight-week program participate in research under the guidance of a senior ETS staff member in a variety of areas related to educational assessment.

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Eldon H. Trimingham Master of Business Administration Scholarship

Agency: Bank of Bermuda Foundation
Discipline: Business Administration - MBA
Target Audience: International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Bermuda
Award to be taken up in: Worldwide
Max Funding: $30,000/yr BDM

The Directors of Bank of Bermuda Foundation offer this scholarship as a tribute to Eldon H. Trimingham and the consistency of his contribution to Bermuda and to the Bank throughout his distinguished career. Can be held for 2 years.

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Endeavour Research Fellowship

Agency: Government of Australia
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Worldwide
Award to be taken up in: Australia
Max Funding: AUD$24,500

For international postgraduate students and scholars at postdoctoral level to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) in any field, in Australia. Fellowships are not limited to early-career scholars, and any candidate with a doctoral qualification may apply.

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Entomological Society of Canada - Biological Survey of Canada Scholarship

Agency: Entomological Society of Canada
Discipline: project on insect (or terrestrial arthropod) faunistics in a Canadian habitat
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: varies
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: $1,000

In recognition of the Biological Survey of Canada, the ESC offers one postgraduate award of $1000 to assist a student studying insect or terrestrial arthropod biodiversity in Canada. The award will be made on the basis of high scholastic achievement and excellence in faunistics, and will be offered in even numbered years alternating with the Keith Kevan Scholarship

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Entomological Society of Canada - Dr. Lloyd M. Dosdall Memorial Scholarship

Agency: Entomological Society of Canada
Discipline: arthropod community ecology
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Varies
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: $1,000

The Dr. Lloyd M. Dosdall Memorial Scholarship was endowed by Teresa Height-Dosdall to honour the memory of Dr. Lloyd M. Dosdall and commemorate his many contributions to crop protection, insect ecology, and aquatic entomology in Canada. Thus, the Entomological Society of Canada is offering up to two postgraduate awards annually of $1,000 each to assist students conducting research in the area of “arthropod community ecology” –including biodiversity and cross-trophic interactions among plants, herbivores and their natural enemies. Preference will be given to those applicants with a focus on aquatic or agro-ecosystems (i.e. representative of the particular areas of Dr. Dosdall’s interest and dedication). The award will be made on the basis of documented evidence of high scholastic achievement, sustained accomplishment and an obvious interest in arthropod community ecology.

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Entomological Society of Canada - Graduate Research-Travel Scholarship

Agency: Entomological Society of Canada
Discipline: scientific studies on insects or other related terrestrial arthropods.
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Varies
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: $2000

To foster graduate education in entomology, the Entomological Society of Canada will offer two research-travel scholarships, awarded annually on a competitive basis. The intent of these scholarships is to help students increase the scope of the graduate training. These scholarships, up to a maximum of $2,000, will provide an opportunity for students to undertake research or course work pertinent to their thesis subject that could not be carried out at their own institution. Applications will be judged on scientific merit and normally one will be given to a Ph.D. student and one to an M.Sc. student.

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Entomological Society Of Canada: Postgraduate Award

Agency: Entomological Society of Canada
Discipline: Entomology
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Any
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: $2,000

The Entomological Society of Canada offers two postgraduate awards of $2,000 each annually to assist students in study and research leading to a postgraduate degree in entomology. The postgraduate awards will be made on the basis of high scholastic achievement. The Society will normally award one scholarship to a M.Sc. student and one to a Ph.D. student.

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Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics

Agency: NCAA
Discipline: Athletics
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Varies
Award to be taken up in: USA
Max Funding: $7,500

The Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics programs were developed by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships.

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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: The Cadieux-Leger Fellowship

Agency: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Discipline: Canadian Foreign Affairs
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: varies
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: $48,000

The Cadieux-Léger Fellowship provides direct experience in a policy planning environment to researchers concerned with the diverse challenges facing Canadian foreign policy. The Cadieux-Léger Fellow is based in the Policy Research Division at DFATD. While at DFATD, the Fellow is expected to advance a research project on a topic relevant to Canadian foreign policy and may also contribute to the work of the Department in the area of his or her expertise. This may include writing papers, offering presentations and participating in the policy development process.

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Agency: RFIEA
Discipline: Humanities, Social Sciences
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Worldwide
Award to be taken up in: France
Max Funding: varies

A database of research fellowships in France and abroad, as well as worldwide calls for projects to obtain funding for individual or collaborative research. Aimed at foreign scholars wishing to study in France and French scholars wishing to go abroad.

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Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Agency: Cambridge University
Discipline: Any
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: varies
Award to be taken up in: UK
Max Funding: varies

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

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German-Canadian Studies Research Scholarship

Agency: German-Canadian Studies Research Scholarships
Discipline: Including, but not limited to, History, linguistics, literature, sociology, geography, political science, economics, or cultural anthropology.
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Varies
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: PhD - $15,000; Masters - $10,000

Since 2007, the German-Canadian Studies Research Scholarship (PhD/MA) has been awarded on a biennial basis for the most promising doctoral dissertation project or thesis project on any aspect in the field of German-Canadian Studies.

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Globalink Research Awards

Agency: Mitacs
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Canada, France
Award to be taken up in: Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States
Max Funding: $6,000

Awards to help faculty and students at Canadian universities deepen the research links between Canadian and international educational institutions. Faculty in any discipline may submit applications on behalf of their senior undergraduate or graduate students, or postdoctoral scholars. Awards will be made to students in support of 12- to 24-week research projects at selected universities in eligible countries. Reciprocal opportunities also exist for students and postdocs from selected partner countries to come to Canada.

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Globalink Research Internships

Agency: Mitacs
Discipline: various
Target Audience: International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Ukraine
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: Varies

Funds 12-week summer placements. Successful faculty will propose and supervise research projects, to be undertaken by international senior undergraduates.

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Grass Fellowships

Agency: Grass Foundation
Discipline: Natural and Life Sciences
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Worldwide
Award to be taken up in: USA
Max Funding: Varies

Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, support investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their career. Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. Grass Fellowships provide research support including laboratory space, animals, equipment and supplies for one summer (14 weeks) at the MBL. Additionally, the investigator, his/her spouse or legal domestic partner, and dependent children are provided housing, a daily meal allowance and round-trip travel to the MBL. Early investigators (late stage predoctoral trainees and beyond) are eligible to apply.

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Griffith University: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)

Agency: Griffith University
Discipline: Any
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: varies
Award to be taken up in: Australia
Max Funding: $25,849 AUD (Living allowance), plus thesis and relocation allowance

The University's research strengths range from the creative arts, social sciences, education, and humanities to science, engineering, health and medical research, and scholarships are available across this range of discipline areas.

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Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation: Dissertation Fellowships

Agency: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
Discipline: Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: Any
Max Funding: $20,000

These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work. This fellowship is not for support of doctoral research. Applications are evaluated in comparison with each other and not in competition with the postdoctoral research grant proposals. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country.

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HFSP - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Agency: Human Frontier Science Program
Discipline: Natural Sciences
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Worldwide
Award to be taken up in: Worldwide
Max Funding: varies

To encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country.

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High North Programme

Agency: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, US
Award to be taken up in: Norway
Max Funding: varies

The Programme supports projects contributing to increased knowledge about or relevant to the High North. Applications within all academic fields and disciplines are welcome, as well as multidisciplinary projects and professional studies. The High North is defined as the circumpolar arctic, including the Barents region. SIU invites Norwegian higher education institutions to apply for funding of cooperation with institutions in Canada, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the U.S. within the High North Programme.

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Hugh Kelly Fellowship Post Doc

Agency: Rhodes University
Discipline: Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Human Kinetics & Ergonomics, Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics (Pure & Applied), Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physics & Electronics, Zoology and Entomology and Water Sciences (based within the Institute for Water Research).
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: South Africa
Max Funding: Direct return economy class airfare from the Fellow's residence. University accommodation with electricity and water included. R5000.00 monthly cash stipend to supplement the Fellow's usual source of income, or if you are accompanied by your partner R7500.00 per month cash stipend. If the Fellow accepts the appointment for at least four months and is accompanied by a partner, the partner's return economy air fare will also be paid.

The Hugh Kelly Fellowship is for a senior scholar with a well-established research record. The fellowship is open to those researchers who were awarded their PhDs more than five (5) years ago.

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ICCS - Graduate Student Scholarships

Agency: International Council for Canadian Studies
Discipline: Social sciences or humanities
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: Up to $4,000

To facilitate the renewal of the community of Canadianists by supporting the work of young scholars, by enabling successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university or research site other than their own doing research related to their thesis or dissertation in the field of Canadian Studies. 

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IDRC: Doctoral Research Awards

Agency: IDRC
Discipline: International Development - PhD
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: International applicants restricted to those from developing countries.
Award to be taken up in: Canada; field research must take place in a developing country
Max Funding: $20,000

IDRC offers these awards twice a year in April and November to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards are intended for field research in one or more developing countries. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC's research priorities. 

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IDRC - International Fellowships

Agency: IDRC
Discipline: varies
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Varies
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: Varies

IDRC’s International Fellowships Program seeks to address these challenges by funding awards programs managed by developing country institutions that support the research training of graduate and post-graduate students and researchers within local institutions. The program also seeks to build the capacity of these institutions to manage competitive grant processes and to foster their sustainability.

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IDRC: The Bentley Cropping Systems Fellowship

Agency: IDRC
Discipline: Agriculture, forestry or biology
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Varies
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: $30,000

This Fellowship (a bequest from Helen S. Bentley and C. Fred Bentley) provides assistance to Canadian and developing-country graduate students with a university degree in agriculture, forestry or biology, who wish to undertake postgraduate, applied, on-farm research with cooperating farmers in a developing country. Projects should evaluate and/or promote the use of fertility enhancing plants, such as leguminous forages, shrubs, cover crops, and grain legumes in small farms. The intent is to seek ways to increase the yield of food crops, improve farmers’ livelihoods, and improve soil fertility. The research should seek cropping system changes that will lead to: sustainable and increased crop yields; production of more and improved animal feed; improved soil and water conservation; improved weed control, and/or biological fixation of nitrogen. Projects should be planned and executed in cooperation with an international agricultural research centre, or with a developing-country institution involved in agricultural research that has an applied on-farm orientation.

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IEEE Foundation Grants

Agency: IEEE Foundation
Discipline: Engineering
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Worldwide
Award to be taken up in: Worldwide
Max Funding: US $100,000

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) accepts grant applications from IEEE organizational units (example, a student branch, region, society, etc.) for projects that address a yearly pre-defined theme.

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IMPART - CIHR Fellowship Training Awards

Agency: Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training
Discipline: Addictions Research
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Varies
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: Master's ($18,000), PhD ($21,000), PDF ($40,000)

CIHR Strategic Training Initiative in health Research award- IMPART (Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training). IMPART is an innovative, multidisciplinary research training program designed to equip health researchers from across disciplines, sectors and settings to conduct sex- and gender-based analyses in addictions research with a focus on the intersections of violence, trauma and mental health with addictions.

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Institute for Comparative Literature and Society Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Agency: Columbia University
Discipline: Humanities and/or Social Sciences
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: USA
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The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship through the International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching (INTERACT) program at Columbia University, which was launched in 2010. The fellowship will cover a 10-month period beginning August 1, 2011, and comes with a stipend of $45,000 plus benefits.

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Institute for Work & Health: Mustard Fellowship in Work Environment and Health

Agency: Institute for Work and Health
Discipline: Social, behavioural, organizational or health sciences, including epidemiology, medicine and allied medical professions.
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: $55,000 plus benefits and conference travel support

The Fellowship supports the development of outstanding new researchers in the field of work and health congruent with the mission of the Institute. It aims specifically to build capacity for innovative multidisciplinary research concerning the relationships between work environments and worker health. As such, the Fellowship is open to a range of academic disciplines including social, behavioural and organizational sciences, as well as clinical and population health sciences.

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International Dissertation Research Fellowship

Agency: Social Science Research Council (US)
Discipline: Humanities, Social Sciences - PhD
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Worldwide
Award to be taken up in: Worldwide
Max Funding: varies

Offers support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States, that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies.

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IPMI Awards Programs

Agency: International Precious Metals Institute
Discipline: Precious metals research
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Various
Award to be taken up in: Varies
Max Funding: varies

Recognizes and encourages precious metal related work by advanced students.

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IWK Health Centre: Graduate Student Research Scholarship

Agency: IWK Health Centre
Discipline: Women's and children's health
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in:
Max Funding: $13,400 (supervisor will provide additional $4,466 minimum)

In 1994, participants at the IWK Research Planning Retreat recommended that the IWK support a graduate student program. With the amalgamation of the IWK and Grace hospitals in 1996, the scholarship program was incorporated into the new IWK Research programs. In November 1998, with a recommendation to expand the program to three scholarships annually, the Robbie Thompson Scholarship was added. The goals and objectives of the IWK Graduate Student Scholarship are to foster the development of partnership between IWK researchers and Dalhousie and other universities, to encourage graduate student interest and research in women's and children's health and to facilitate the recruitment of highly qualified graduate students for supervision by IWK staff or employees.

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James M. Flaherty Research Scholarship

Agency: Ireland Canada University Foundation
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Canada, Ireland
Award to be taken up in: Canada, Ireland
Max Funding: $10,000

Supports up to six Canadian research scholars travelling to Ireland, and up to six Irish research scholars travelling to Canada, for visits of between 4 and 6 weeks in duration. Graduate students are eligible.

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Japanese Government Scholarship: Monbukagakusho Scholarships (Research Student)

Agency: Monbukagakusho, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) 
Discipline: Varies
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: USA or Canada
Award to be taken up in: Japan
Max Funding: ¥143,000~148,000 per month - tuition waived, travel

This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend 18 or 24 months conducting independent research under a Japanese professor. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a Japanese professor willing to supervise their research. However, this does not guarantee that the applicant will be placed with that professor.

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Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Agency: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
Discipline: Type 1 diabetes research
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Varies
Award to be taken up in:
Max Funding: Varies

Designed to attract qualified, promising scientists entering their professional career in the diabetes research field; intended for those in a relatively early state in their career.

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Lady Davis Fellowship Trust: Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Agency: Lady Davis Followship Trust
Discipline: Please contact Departments of Technion for list of subjects related to your interests.
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Any
Award to be taken up in: Israel
Max Funding: varies

The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust was established 33 years ago to provide the opportunity for leading scientists and scholars, Post-doctoral Researchers and Doctoral Students from abroad, regardless of nationality, gender or field of scholarship to teach, study and participate in research in Israel at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa. 

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Lewis Perinbam Award In International Development

Agency: World University Service of Canada
Discipline: International Development
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in:
Max Funding: $5,000

The Award recognizes significant volunteer efforts that improve people’s lives in the developing world, that engage and inspire Canadians and others to undertake volunteer action, and that identify new ways of thinking and/or addressing difficult development challenges.

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LITA / OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Agency: American Library Association
Discipline: library and automation field
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Varies
Award to be taken up in: USA
Max Funding: $3,000

The LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship, established in 1991, is awarded jointly annually by OCLC, Inc. and the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association, in the amount of $3,000.00. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic). The recipient must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. This scholarship is for study in an ALA Accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) program.

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Marie Sklowdowska Curie European Fellowships

Agency: European Commission - Horizon 2020 - Marie Sklowdowska Curie Actions
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Worldwide
Award to be taken up in: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey
Max Funding: The grant provides an allowance to cover your living, travel and family costs

Funds advanced training for Third Country (non-EU) researchers, including salary and related costs. Initial outgoing phase of 1-2 years takes place in EU country, with possible reintegration phase of 1 year in home country.

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Marie Sklowdowska Curie Global Fellowships

Agency: European Commission - Horizon 2020 - Marie Sklowdowska Curie Actions
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey
Award to be taken up in: Worldwide
Max Funding: varies

Funds advanced training for EU researchers, including salary and a contribution to research-related costs. Initial outgoing phase of 1-2 years takes place in non-EU country, followed by a mandatory reintegration phase of 1 year in an EU country.

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Newton Fellowships

Agency: British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society (UK)
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Worldwide
Award to be taken up in: Great Britain
Max Funding: Grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000.

Selects the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offers support for two years at UK research institutions. Long-term aim is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK.

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NSERC: The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion

Agency: NSERC
Discipline: Sciences
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in:
Max Funding: Individual: $10,000; Group: $25,000

The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion honour people and groups that are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public. The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion are an opportunity for Canada's science community to recognize, support and encourage outstanding science promoters. NSERC invites all Canadians with an interest in science, including teachers and university researchers, to contribute to the success of this annual effort by nominating the people who are making others aware of what science means to all of us.

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Rhodes University: Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Agency: Rhodes University
Discipline: Any
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: South Africa
Max Funding: $180,000 (ZAR) per year + $20,000 (ZAR) research

The Fellowships are intended to foster existing academic research and scholarly or creative activities within Departments and Institutes at Rhodes University. The Fellow’s proposed work should complement existing programmes within the host department.

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Rhodes University: Hugh Le May Fellowship

Agency: Rhodes University
Discipline: Philosophy, Classics, Ancient, Medieval or Modern History, Classical, Biblical, Medieval or Modern Languages, Political Theory, Law
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: South Africa
Max Funding: A direct return economy class airfare from the Fellow's place of residence. University accommodation with electricity and water included. R5000.00 monthly cash stipend to supplement the Fellow's usual source of income, or if accompanied by a partner R7500.00 per month cash stipend. If the Fellow accepts the appointment for at least four months and is accompanied by a partner, the partner's return economy airfare will also be paid. The length of the Fellowship my be extended by mutual agreement and subject to the availability of funds.

The Hugh le May Fellowship is available in alternate years to senior scholars who wish to devote themselves to advanced work in one of the following subjects: Philosophy, Classics, Ancient, Medieval or Modern History, Classical, Biblical, Medieval or Modern Languages, Political Theory, Law. Where there is no applicant of sufficient merit in any of the above disciplines, the Fellowship may be awarded to an applicant in another discipline within the Faculty of Humanities. he successful applicant will be expected to take up residence in Grahamstown for such period of one (1) year.

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Rhodes University: Rhodes Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Agency: Rhodes University
Discipline: Any
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: South Africa
Max Funding: $140,000(ZAR)/yr +$10,000(ZAR) research

The Fellowships are intended to foster existing academic research and scholarly or creative activities within Rhodes University departments and institutes. Ideally a Fellow's proposed work will closely complement existing programmes in the host department.

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SAE International Yanmar Sae Scholarship

Agency: Yanmar American Corporation
Discipline: Engineering or related science
Target Audience: International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: International applicants restricted to those from the USA and Mexico only.
Award to be taken up in: Any ABET accredited institution
Max Funding: $1,000/yr for 2 years

This scholarship is sponsored by the SAE Foundation and through the generous support of the Yanmar America Corporation. Yanmar is the world's largest manufacturer of non-vehicle-use diesel engines. After more than half a century of producing and distributing diesel engines, Yanmar is now deeply committed to all aspects of agriculture, marine transportation, construction and general manufacturing industries. With the motto "to conserve energy is to serve mankind," Yanmar founder Magokichi Yamaoka was quick to recognize the value of the diesel engine over the kerosene engines which Yanmar originally built. Given the urgency of limited fuel supplies and environmental concerns over continued use of fossil fuel, Yanmar established this scholarship to help promote their philosophy.

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Said Foundation - UCL Joint Scholarships

Agency: University College London & Karim Rida Said Foundation
Discipline: Any
Target Audience: International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Applicants limited to countries from Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine.
Award to be taken up in: UK
Max Funding: Tuition fees and living allowance.

There is no restriction on the programmes that can be chosen for study. However, applicants will be expected to demonstrate how the Master's programme they chose will enable them to be of more use to their home country or the Middle East Region as a whole.

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Science without Boarders

Agency: Government of Canada
Discipline: STEM subjects
Target Audience: International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Brazil
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: Air Tickets Allowance; Monthly living stipend; Settlement Allowance; Health insurance Allowance; Tuition and fees required by the institution, except those relating to events, sports associations, students, parking, insurance of “bad professional practice"and transportation*.

unded primarily by the Brazilian Government, the SwB scholarship program was launched in July 2011.The program aims to send 101,000 Brazilian students to study internationally in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects by 2015.The Government of Brazil is funding 75,000 scholarships and a further 26,000 are being funded by the private sector.

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Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada: Graduate Student Award of Merit

Agency: Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)
Discipline: Any
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Canada
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: 3000.00

At least three awards, each in the amount of $3000, will be awarded annually to women graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the university or general community while maintaining exemplary academic records.

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Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute:Various awards

Agency: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Discipline: Canadian Studies
Target Audience: International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: India
Award to be taken up in: India
Max Funding: $6,000

The objective of the Programme Development Grant is to encourage scholarly inquiry and professional academic activities with the objective of contributing to the development and expansion of Canadian Studies at Indian Universities. 

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Sidney Sussex College Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentship

Agency: Council of Sidney Sussex College
Discipline: Law
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: UK
Max Funding: up to £24,000

The Council of Sidney Sussex College offers annually, for men and women of any nationality, a number of Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentships for research or advanced courses in Law or cognate subjects in the University of Cambridge. The Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentships, which are subject to reviews of diligence and progress, are tenable for one year in the first instance but may be renewed annually, up to a maximum of three years. Their value depends on the candidate's needs in the light of support from other sources and on the availability of income from the Evan Lewis Thomas Fund.

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Sidney Sussex College Howard Research Studentship

Agency: Council of Sidney Sussex College
Discipline: Any
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: UK
Max Funding: At least £1,000 a year, and a Student without income from other sources would receive full support.

The Basil Howard Research Studentship was established by the College Council on 13 November 1991 at the bequest of Basil Alvin Howard (matriculated 1913).   The holder of the Studentship must be, or seek to be, a candidate for the degree of Ph.D. in the University of Cambridge.  The Studentship is tenable in any subject and is open to men or women of any nationality.

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Sisam / The Sisam Forestry Award

Agency: University of Toronto
Discipline: Forestry or forest-environment 
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: $1,000

Open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students at any Canadian university for the best article dealing with forestry or forest-environment subjects, written solely by the applicant for the award, in English or French, not in report form, and published to reach a general audience beyond the university.

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Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

Agency: Smithsonian Institute
Discipline: Any area of the Smithsonian's research departments
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: USA
Max Funding: Graduate Students: $6,500 (10 weeks); Pre-doctoral: $30,000; Postdoctoral & Senior Fellows: $45,000. Research allowance of $4,000.

Fellowships are offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct research in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff, and to utilize the resources of the Institution. These fellowships are offered through the Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships, and are administered under the charter of the Institution, 20 U.S. Code section 41 et seq. Fellowship awards under this program are contingent upon the availability of funds.

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Soil And Water Conservation Society Research Scholarship - Kenneth E. Grant

Agency: Soil and Water Conservation Society
Discipline: Managing land for sustainability, Measuring effects of conservation practices
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in:
Max Funding: $300-$500

In 1978, friends and associates of Kenneth E. Grant established a scholarship program in his name when he retired as administrator of the Soil Conservation Service. The Kenneth E. Grant Research Scholarship provides financial aid to members of SWCS for interdisciplinary graduate-level research on a conservation topic that will extend the SWCS mission of fostering the science and the art of soil, water, and related natural resource management to achieve sustainability.

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Soil And Water Conservation Society Student Leader Conservation Scholarships - Melville H. Cohee

Agency: Soil and Water Conservation Society
Discipline: Natural resource-related field
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: varies
Award to be taken up in: US
Max Funding: $300-$600

The Melville H. Cohee Student Leader Conservation Scholarship was started in the early 1990s to honor student members who succeed as leaders in their studies, volunteerism, and work. Nominations for this scholarship come from all over the world to compete against other student society members who have interest in conservation or other resource-related fields.  

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The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation Scholarship

Agency: The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Bahamas
Award to be taken up in: Bahamas
Max Funding: $5,000-$25,000

Academic scholarships are available at undergraduate and graduate levels for study in fields most needed in The Bahamas. Technical training and vocational scholarships are directed primarily at Bahamians who wish to train or upgrade skills in areas where there is a need in the work force.

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The Society for the Humanities Cornell University: Fellowship

Agency: Cornell University
Discipline: Humanities
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: USA
Max Funding: $50,000 + $2,000 travel

This interdisciplinary invitation is open to study of the broadest cross-cultural range of contexts and media that cross the boundaries of time and space, from East and West/South and North.

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Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award

Agency: Canada-US Fulbright Program
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: United States, Canada
Award to be taken up in: United States, Canada
Max Funding: $12,500 for one semester

Grants of four to nine months are available to Canadian and American scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research and/or teach at a host institution in the United States or Canada, respectively.

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Traditional Fulbright Student Award

Agency: Canada-US Fulbright Program
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: United States, Canada
Award to be taken up in: United States, Canada
Max Funding: $15,000/academic year

Canadian and American graduate students who wish to enroll in a graduate program in Canada or USA respectively.

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University College London Overseas Research Students (ORS) Awards Scheme

Agency: University College London
Discipline: Any
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: UK
Max Funding: Awards consist of fee funding to cover the difference between Overseas and UK/EU tuition fees.

The UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS), aim to attract high-quality international students to UCL to undertake research.

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Agency: SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, DFAIT
Discipline: Various
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country: Worldwide
Award to be taken up in: Canada
Max Funding: $50,000 per year for 3 years

Designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students with a high standard of achievement in the Social Science and Humanities, Science and Engineering, Health, as well as leadership skills.

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Fellowships

Agency: Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars
Discipline: Any field related to public policy and its change.
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: USA
Max Funding: From $26,000 to $85,000 per year.

The Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.

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Zonta International Foundation: Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards for Women

Agency: Zonta International Foundation
Discipline: Aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering
Target Audience: Canadian Graduate Students, International Graduate Students
Applicant Country:
Award to be taken up in: Any
Max Funding: $10,000 USD

Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

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