Department of History

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External Funding

The principal major sources of external funding for history students are:

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

Scholarships for students studying or planning to study at an Ontario University. The graduate office sends out emails about the annual deadline for this competition in late September

Please check your eligibility for the OGS award, for if you have received substantial funding from OGS or SSHRC in the past, you may not be eligible for this award.  The website will supply you with current eligibility criteria. 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC)

Applications for SSHRCC are available on-line, due in November.  The Graduate office sends out emails about the annual deadline for this competition in October.

Guidelines and instructions for doctoral applicants

Guidelines and instructions for master's applicants

Online application for master's applicants

Department of National Defence Scholarship and Fellowship Programme

The Department of National Defence has established a number of scholarships and fellowships within the framework of strategic studies of relevance to current and future Canadian security. Studies may relate to any of the economic, political, military, technological or sociological dimensions of national security. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Ph.D. scholarships are valued at up to $20,000 and M.A. scholarships up to $10,000 with possible renewal. Application deadline 1 February.

Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada (AUCC)

AUCC has a number of scholarships which they manage.

Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grants

The program applies to the following countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Canadian-US Fulbright Scholarships

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program is a program of educational exchange between Canada and the United States. The aim of the program is to increase understanding between the two countries by providing scholarships and fellowships to Canadian and American faculty and graduate students to allow them to study in the other country.

CIDA Awards Program for Canadians

The purpose of the CIDA Awards Program is to give Canadians the opportunity to contribute to the implementation of CIDA's development priorities and to enhance the professional, technical and cross-cultural skills of Canadians who wish to develop expertise in international development. Eligible applicants are Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The program offers financial assistance for research and service projects designed and implemented by master's students and professionals in partnership with organizations and institutions in developing countries.


A site that will inform you of awards, scholarships, bursaries, and loans for which you may be eligible. This site is US based. 

Mackenzie King Scholarships

Open to graduate students at any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded annually. Its value has lately been $7,500 but is subject to change. There are also Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarships open to graduates of any Canadian university who study international relations or industrial relations in the United States or the United Kingdom. Please check with SGS for further details.

Sir John A. Macdonald Graduate Fellowship in Canadian History

The Sir John A. MacDonald Graduate Fellowship in Canadian History was created in 1965 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Canada's first prime minister, and to recognize his contribution to Canada's development. This fellowship is intended to encourage graduate students in Canadian history.