Funding – Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Due: March 1, 2017

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  • This fellowship is offered by Michigan State University and the deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017. The award period is July 1st through June 2018. The fellowship provides office space, access to Michigan State University’s outstanding library and computing facilities, connections with American Indian and Indigenous studies faculty, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend.


The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017 and the person of contact for this fellowship is Dr. Dylan AT Miner, adminer@msu.edu.

Funding – Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships, Due: Feb 10, 2017

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The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Aboriginal graduate students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. Applicants may or may not be UBC graduate students at the time of application – the competition is open to both incoming and continuing graduate students.


Applicant Deadline: check with your graduate program

Graduate Program Nomination Deadline: February 10, 2017 (4 PM)

Amount: $16,175 – $18,200 per annum plus tuition

For complete information about this competition, please see the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca).

Funding – Upcoming External Award Competitions

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Community Engagement Fellowship Program

Community Engagement Fellowship Program offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with northern Canadian First Nations and Inuit communities on four-month long community-identified projects, which will help to provide capacity and respond to challenges facing a community’s health, sustainability, and prosperity.
Deadline: Sunday, 06 March 2016

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs

Academic scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State. The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.
Deadline: Tuesday, 08 March 2016

Dan David Prize Scholarship

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. 2016-17 selected fields are Past – Social History – New Directions; Present – Combat Poverty; and Future – Nanoscience.
Deadline: Thursday, 10 March 2016

DEGIRS Bursary

The Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (DEGIRS) offers a $2,000 bursary aimed at advancing engineering and geosciences education and practices in BC. Studies should relate directly to professional engineering and/or geoscience/geotechnique in the resource sector.
Deadline: Friday, 11 March 2016

CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award

The CSCE Hydrotechnical Division administers this award for the best master’s thesis report related to water engineering and water management. This award is intended to recognize an outstanding masters’ thesis that demonstrates high quality research technique, high quality presentation of the work, and relevance to water engineering and water management in Canada.
Deadline: Friday, 11 March 2016

Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship

The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice provides funds for a $7500 Research Fellowship in order to support research related to the Institute’s annual conference theme. The completed research is expected to be presented at the Institute’s annual conference and published with its proceedings. Open to faculty and graduate students at Canadian universities.
Deadline: Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Anne Vallee Ecological Fund

The Anne Vallée Ecological Fund (AVEF) offers two $1,500 scholarship to support students registered in animal research at the master or doctoral level in a Québec or British Columbia University. The AVEF is focussed on supporting field research in animal ecology, in relation with the impact of human activities such as forestry, industry, agriculture, and fishing.
Deadline: Friday, 18 March 2016

Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award
A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care.
Deadline: Friday, 18 March 2016

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards are intended to enable highly qualified Masters and PhD students to undertake full-time research training with a focus on preventing and/or reducing occupational illness, injury, and disability in British Columbia.
Deadline: Wednesday, 30 March 2016, but requires a signature from UBC Office of Research Services – ORS deadline: 22 March 2016

Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships

The objective of the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) is to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver. Graduate Studentships and Summer Studentships are intended for scientists-in-training who are working towards obtaining their Masters or Ph.D. and whose research projects are related to liver diseases.
Deadline: Thursday, 31 March 2016

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has a strong academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and a faculty nomination. Students of color, those who come from a disadvantaged background, or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.
Deadline: Friday, 01 April 2016

MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship

The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
Deadline: Friday, 01 April 2016

BC Aboriginal Student Award

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Aboriginal students pursuing studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in British Columbia. Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available. Selection is based on a variety of factors, including financial need, family and community responsibilities, and career and life goals.
Deadline: Friday, 01 April 2016

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance

The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Deadline: Sunday, 01 May 2016

Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.
Deadline: Tuesday, 10 May 2016

List of upcoming external and external graduate award competitions is also available at


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Call for Applications for the Kislak Short-term Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas

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The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for the Kislak Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas. The application deadline is May 15, 2014.The Kislak Fellowship is a short-term fellowship for independent scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection, a major collection of rare books, manuscripts, historic documents, maps and art of the Americas donated to the Library of Congress by the Jay I. Kislak Foundation of Miami Lakes, FL. The collection contains some of the earliest records ofindigenous peoples in North America and superb objects from the discovery, contact, and colonial periods, especially for Florida, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica.

Conducting full time research on-site at the Library of Congress, the Fellowship supports scholarly research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the cultures and history of the Americas. A stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of up to 4 months supports the Fellow.

Apply for the Kislak Short-Term Fellowship by visiting:


Through a generous endowment from John W. Kluge, the Library of Congress established the Kluge Center in 2000 to bring together the world’s best thinkers to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library’s rich resources and to interact with policymakers in Washington. For further information on the Kluge Center, visit www.loc.gov/kluge/.

The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, holds more than 155 million items in various languages, disciplines and formats. The Library serves the U.S. Congress and the nation both on-site in its reading rooms on Capitol Hill and through its award-winning website at www.loc.gov.


The John W. Kluge Center / Office of Scholarly Programs
Library of Congress, LJ-120
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4860
Phone: (202)707-3302
Fax: (202)707-3595
Email: scholarly@loc.gov
Visit the website at http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kislakshort.html

Columbia University Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability

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Please note that the deadline for applications is 7 March 2014.


Alliance for Historical Dialogue Fellowship Program
Fall 2014 (August 26, 2014 –December 15, 2014)

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia University is now accepting applications to for its residence Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability.

Practitioners of historical dialogue and accountability from conflict, post-conflict and postdictatorial societies will have the opportunity to engage in training, networking, project work, academic and applied study. The comprehensive program provides Fellows with the opportunity to hone practical skills in fundraising, advocacy and leadership, to develop a deeper understanding of dealing with the past, and to foster mutually beneficial relationships with their peers and with international and non-profit organizations in New York City and Washington, DC.

The Program is designed for NGO practitioners, journalists, lawyers, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and others working on issues including (but not limited to) transitional justice, truth and reconciliation, historical conflict, indigenous and minority rights, social accountability, memory studies, oral history, sites of memory and related areas where historical dialogue is a central component. Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate an established work record of several years relating to historical dialogue and accountability. More details and the application can be found at www.hrcolumbia.org/ahda/.

UBC Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship

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This is a reminder that the deadline is approaching for the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships competition:

Call for Nominations:  Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships

For graduate programs:

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students via the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships (AGF) program.  The AGF program is intended to complement, rather than provide a substitute for, graduate funding programs such as the Four Year Fellowship (4YF) and Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) programs.  It is expected that graduate programs will consider recommending their aboriginal students for funding from the AGF competition in addition to, rather than in place of, considering them for funding from the 4YF, GSI and other graduate funding programs. On the AGF Nomination Form, graduate program will be asked if their doctoral nominees are also being recommended for funding from the 4YF program.  If so, and the nominee is subsequently ranked high enough to be offered AGF funding, the student will receive the 4YF and an AGF top up of $2,000 per year for the duration of their 4YF.

Please set an internal deadline for the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship competition, and forward the following announcement to your students:

For students:

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship

Amount: $16,000 – $18,000 stipend plus tuition each year for up to two years (Master’s) or four years (doctoral)

Deadline: G+PS deadline 7 February, 2014, check with your graduate program for their internal deadline

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. The competition is open to both incoming and continuing aboriginal graduate students.

For more information about this competition and links to application and reference forms, please see the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca).