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In addition to the information below, students are urged to consult the Awards and funding page to keep up-to-date with all funding initiatives sponsored through their offices.

New students

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.

Current students

A variety of funding opportunities are available to graduate students at Concordia. Students are urged to consult the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) 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.

Please contact for specific forms.
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 The receipts must be submitted within 21 days (3 weeks) of return from the conference. 
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.

Other conference travel funding sources:

Concordia Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)

School of Graduate Studies – Graduate Awards

Research project funding:

Learn more about the Quebec Mobility Bursary for qualified students studying outside Quebec as part of their studies.

Did you know?

Students applying to Concordia from elsewhere in Canada should be aware that tuition rates in Quebec are among the lowest, if not the lowest, in North America.

In particular, at the PhD level, all Canadian students and permanent residents pay Quebec fees regardless of their province of origin or domicile at the time of application.

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