Fellowships

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute offers several awards to assist Canadian and Indian undergraduate and graduate students further their study of India and prepare them for a career in India-related fields. These awards include:

  • Student Excellence Award ($2,000 CAD)
  • Policy Research Grant ($7,000-10,000 CAD)
  • Student Mobility Programme (varies)
  • Understanding Canada: Doctoral Research Fellowship (varies)

For more information on these opportunities, see Shastri - Grants, Awards & Opportunities.


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Canada is building world-class research capacity by recruiting top-tier postdoctoral researchers at an internationally competitive level of funding and positioning them for success as the research leaders of tomorrow. These prestigious two-year fellowships, worth $70,000 CAD per year, are open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree. Seventy fellowships will be awarded each year.

Contact Gwyn Campbell through e-mail with a project proposal if you would like to be sponsored by the IOWC at McGill University.

For more information on the application process, see McGill - Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.


SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) offers Postdoctoral Fellowships to support the most promising Canadian (citizen or permanent resident) new scholars in the social sciences and humanities in order to assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. These fellowships are valued at $38,000 CAD per year with a research allowance of up to $5,000 CAD. Fellowships will normally be awarded to candidates affiliated with a university other than the one that awarded their PhD.

Contact Gwyn Campbell through e-mail with a project proposal if you would like to take up this fellowship at the IOWC.

For more information on the application process, see SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships.


Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

McGill University's international reputation for scholarly achievement and research excellence attracts top students from around the world, and each year the university awards two promising young scholars these distinguished fellowships. The award is worth $50,000 CAD per year with a research allowance of $8,500 CAD. Fellows have the option to renew once.

Contact Gwyn Campbell through e-mail with a project proposal to discuss being sponsored by the IOWC at McGill University.

For more information on the application process, see Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships.


Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students, and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. The scholarships are open to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities. They are valued at $50,000 CAD per year for up to three years.

Contact Gwyn Campbell through e-mail to discuss consideration for nomination.

For more information on the application process, see the McGill - Vanier Fellowship.


PhD Fellowship in Indian Ocean World History

The Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) is offering a PhD Fellowship in Indian Ocean World History. While all proposals within this broad field will be considered, historical studies of (i) the Indian Ocean world trade in animals and/or animal products or (ii) the slave trade indigenous to the eastern sector of the Indian Ocean world (i.e. any region between South and Southeast Asia and China) are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Gwyn Campbell, Canada Research Chair in Indian Ocean World History, and is expected to possess a good reading knowledge of one or more relevant languages.

This award is tenable at the Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University. It is open to all qualified applicants without restriction as to nationality. In applying to the McGill PhD program, please indicate your wish to be considered for the Indian Ocean World History PhD Fellowship.


Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarships
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SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) offers two types of funding for Canadian (citizen or permanent resident) doctoral students:

  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS): Doctoral Scholarships valued at $35,000 CAD per year for 36 months, and
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships valued at $20,000 CAD per year for 12, 24, 36 or 48 months.

These funding opportunities aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities. SSHRC determines the value and duration of an award based on the number of months of full-time study (or equivalent) the applicant will have completed at the proposed start date of the award.

For more information on the application process, see SSHRC - Doctoral Awards.


MA in Indian Ocean World History

The Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) is offering an MA Scholarship to conduct research into the history of the Indian Ocean world, an arena of primary geo-political importance that includes eastern Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and emerging superpowers China and India. While all proposals within this broad field will be considered, historical studies of (i) human-environment interaction, (ii) natural disasters (including shipwrecks) and (iii) disease are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Gwyn Campbell Canada Research Chair in Indian Ocean World History, and have access to the IOWC's specialized research archive.

This award is tenable at the Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University. It is open to all qualified applicants without restriction as to nationality. In applying to the McGill MA program, please indicate your wish to be considered for the MA Scholarship in Indian Ocean World History.


Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master's Scholarship

The Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master's Scholarships aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students in the social sciences and humanities who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. Canadian citizens and permanent residents pursuing their first graduate degree are eligible to apply for this non-renewable, one-year award valued at $17,500 CAD.

For more information on the application process, see Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master's Scholarship.