In addition to the information below, students are urged to consult the School of Graduate Studies to keep up-to-date with all funding initiatives sponsored through their offices.
At admission time, applicants to the Humanities PhD program are automatically considered for Concordia recruitment fellowships (there is no separate application process), and international students are also considered for an International Tuition Fee Remission Award.
A variety of funding opportunities are available to graduate students at Concordia. Students are urged to consult the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) [https://www.concordia.ca/students/financial-support/graduate-funding.html] to keep up-to-date with all funding initiatives from internal (Concordia University and its donors) and external (government and industry) sources.
Depending on their areas of research, current students can also apply for competitive Concordia graduate fellowships and awards that are area or theme-specific, for example: the Faculty of Arts and Science Fellowship in Ethnic Studies and Social Diversity; Scholarships and bursaries offered by the School of Canadian Irish Studies; The Montefiore graduate fellowship offered by the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies ; Fellowships offered by the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, and others listed in the SGS Awards Directory.
As well, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) normally has a limited amount of student funding available.
Humanities PhD students find opportunities to teach at Concordia through the home departments of their supervisors, and may also be eligible to teach writing and language courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take the free Graduate Seminar in University Teaching, offered by Concordia’s Centre for Teaching and Learning several times per term, since some departments demand it as a prerequisite for teaching.
Students are also strongly advised to discuss opportunities for Research Assistantship with their supervisors.
HUMA Conference Travel Grant
The Humanities Program has a limited amount of funds to support student conference travel. Students who are applying for support from the Humanities program need to complete the program form. This funding helps offset the cost of conference travel and is to be used to supplement funds available from other sources (more information on other sources of funding below). Important details regarding the Conference Travel Funding:
- The following funds will be allocated depending on location: $50 (Ontario/Quebec), $100 (Rest of Canada/USA), $150 (International).
- Students need to apply 4 weeks prior to the date of the conference.
- Only one travel grant application per academic year will be considered.
- To receive a reimbursement, students need to provide original copies of receipts (including boarding passes and a proof of attendance) totalling the amount of the reimbursement to Ana Ramos, S-LB 689.04. The receipts must be submitted within 21 days (3 weeks) of return from the conference.
Download the HUMA Conference Travel Grant Form
HUMA Professional Development Fund
This fund is intended to support students in extending their networks and knowledge outside of the university. It can be used to attend a workshop, an exhibition, a lecture or a conference, without presenting a paper at the event. This fund is independent of the Student Conference Travel grant. There are up to 8 Professional Development Awards of up to $300 each to be granted per academic year. Every HUMA student is eligible to apply once per academic year.
Download the HUMA Professional Development Fund Form
Arts and Science (A&S) Travel Support
A&S stream students are encouraged to apply to the Faculty of Arts & Science for conference travel support. Below are some details regarding the Arts & Science conference travel support:
- Applications must be submitted prior to attending the conference.
- The application must include several items which are listed on the form such as a letter indicating the purpose of travel, a proposed budget, a letter of support from the program director, and a letter from the main supervisor. Please refer to the application form for all requirements.
- Students need to submit the A&S application to Ana Ramos, S-LB 689.04 as the completed application will be coordinated and submitted on behalf of the student to A&S.
- Students applying for A&S funding need to first apply for a HUMA Conference Travel Grant in order to obtain a letter of support from the program director.
Fine Arts Travel Support
- Fine Arts stream students may be eligible for funding via the annual Fine Arts Travel competition. The details are normally announced in winter term.
- The funds are allocated depending on location. The following amounts are estimates: up to $500 (Canada), up to $700 (USA, Mexico, Caribbean), up to $1000 (other international destinations).
Other conference travel funding sources:
Concordia Graduate Student’s Association (GSA)
School of Graduate Studies – Graduate Awards
Research project funding:
Please consult the Concordia International Graduate Student Mobility Award page for more information.
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