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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 4, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Graduate Scholarships & Awards

Resources for Graduate Student Funding

The two main external grants for History students are the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) fellowships. More information about these and other external awards can be found here:

There is also this link for detailed information & deadlines for internal funding and awards for doctoral & master’s students: or

For tips on grant-writing from the Writing Centre, please see /page.php?grp_id=306&p=15192. They run workshops as well (see below).

For those of you working on local history, please keep in mind the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation Graduate Student Award (/page.php?grp_id=177&p=8048).

Important Dates (2015-16)

October 6: Session on Writing SSHRC Doctoral Proposals Tues Oct 6 2-4pm Peters Rm 2015

October 14: Deadline for SSHRC Doctoral Proposals to be circulated to faculty members for feedback.

October 21: Deadline for SSHRC Doctoral Applications.  All materials for applications should be submitted to Cindi Wieg in the Department by this date.

December 1: Deadline for SSHRC Master’s Applications.

January 15: Deadline for OGS Applications. (OGS system opens up for applications Oct 1).

External Scholarship Information Sessions for Students

Doctoral program funding (doctoral & master’s students): Thursday, September 17, 2015, room ARTS 2C16, 2:30 pm to 3:20 pm

Doctoral Program funding (doctoral & master’s students): Wednesday, September 23, 2015, room DAWB 2-106, 11:30 am to 12:20 pm

Master’s program funding (3rd, 4th & master’s students in a 2 YR program): Wednesday, October 7, 2015, room DAWB 2-106, 11:30 am to 12:20 pm

Master’s program funding (3rd, 4th & master’s students in a 2 YR program): Thursday, October 22, 2015, room N 1059 (Science Building), 2:30 pm to 3:20 pm

The Writing Centre will hold  Scholarship Proposal Writing workshops for students during the week of September 28th, 2015 (see link for more details:

Scholarship Proposal Writing workshop
Monday September 28 | 2 - 3:30 pm | Library Learning Lab (main floor of the library)

Let the Writing Centre assist you in your preparation of your OGS, SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR research proposal. In this workshop, we use samples of successful proposal written by Laurier graduate students to identify common features of scholarship proposals. We teach you how to apply winning writing strategies in your own proposal. It is hard work preparing a scholarship application - we can help make the proposal less intimidating. Registration is not required.

This workshop is part of the Writing Centre’s Scholarship Proposal Writing Workshop Series. Visit GradLife at Laurier for the times and locations of additional scholarship proposal writing workshops.

Other Funding Sources you might consider

Details and information regarding the Travel Award program can be found via the new “Funding and Awards” >> “Internal Scholarships and Awards” web pages under the “FGPS Travel award Program” accordion at: .