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Financial awards

All incoming graduate students are automatically considered for all available major awards. Returning students will be invited to submit applications for the subsequent year’s competition during the winter semester.

The following is not an exhaustive list of available funding, although major relevant awards are included. For others, the School of Graduate Studies office has produced a very usable Graduate Awards Directory, which describes numerous external and internal awards  In addition, notices of awards competitions that are of particular interest to History students are routinely sent out on the histgrad listserv, so pay attention.

It is strongly recommended that fellowship applicants for SSHRC and FQRSC awards submit a draft, or drafts, of their proposals to their thesis/essay supervisor or other relevant faculty and consult with the GPD about the nature of this year’s competition.

Awarded, in memory of a former doctoral student, through competition on the basis of academic excellence and community service to a full-time graduate student in the History department. Applications available through the History Department.

MA or PhD
Friday, September  28 @ 4 p.m.
$500 Application

The bursary is awarded to a graduate student in based on academic merit and financial need. Research should be in the areas of either women's or gender history. It is awarded alternate years to a graduate and undergraduate student. It may be awarded to a full-time or part-time student.

For research in the area of destruction of European Jewry in the 20th century.  Applications to be submitted to The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), 1250 Guy Street, FB 804 (8th floor)

MA or PhD
September 30 @ noon
Duration: renewable once at MA level, three times at doctoral level   


For research in the area of genocide and human rights studies. Applications to be submitted to Dr. Frank Chalk, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, c/o Department of History

MA or PhD
In-course or Entrance
Merit based
Duration: renewable once at M.A. level, three times at doctoral

Deadline: September 30 @ noon

Application form can be downloaded here.

All applications and recommendation letters MUST be submitted electronically to FQRSC and applicants MUST submit the cover page, the official transcripts, the copy of medicare card, as well as the copy of IMM1000 (for Permanent residents only), to the Graduate Awards Office (M-205) by 4:00 p.m. on 10 October (M.A. students) and 11 October (Ph.D. students).  At the time of application, a candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have been a resident of Quebec for at least one year. Both master’s and doctoral students are eligible. The MA competition requires a minimum 3.7 CGPA.

MA (B-1 competition)
October 10 @ 4 p.m.
Duration: Two years after initial registration.

PhD (B-2 competition)
October 11 @ 4 p.m.
Duration:  To a maximum of three years.

Application at; to be submitted to History Department if student (a) was registered at Concordia any time in 2012-2013, but is not currently registered at a university; or (b) is currently registered at Concordia in Fall 2012. Otherwise students apply directly to SSHRC (see SSHRC website for details), and the deadline is December 1. Those submitted through the university are first ranked at the departmental level, then sent to University committee, where a set number of applications are chosen to send on to national competition. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and for the MA fellowship, GPA must be 3.7 or over for last two years of full-time study.  All applicants must submit signed hard copies only to the Department.  No other form of application will be accepted.

Doctoral Fellowship
$20,000 - $35,000
Duration/Value: The top-ranked winners are awarded “Canada Graduate Scholarships,” worth $35,000 per year, for three years; the regular doctoral fellowships are worth $20,000 per year, for up to four years.

MA Scholarship
Duration: One year

Six scholarships are available for graduate students in Canadian Irish Studies through application to the Canadian Centre for Irish Studies. The scholarships are to be granted on the basis of academic excellence to full-time or part-time students pursuing graduate work on an Irish or Irish Canadian subject in any program at Concordia University.

MA or PhD
late October
$1,000 - $3,000
Duration: One year, renewable twice through competition.

Open to new admissions only at the Master's or Doctoral level. There are no citizenship restrictions for university fellowships.

$2,900 per term
Duration: Maximum one year plus one term

$3,600 per term
Duration: Maximum three years

Please see the School of Graduate Studies - Graduate Awards website.

Apply through the History Department.


Please see the School of Gradaute Studies - Graduate Awards website.

All entering PhD students automatically considered.

$11,000 for one year

Please consult the Graduate Program Director for information.

All full-time graduate students and new applicants for full-time study (be they master's or doctoral students) are eligible and encouraged to apply.  Teaching Assistantships may not normally be held concurrently with other major awards such as FQRSC or SSHRC.  There are no conditions regarding citizenship.  Normally doctoral students may expect two years of TA funding; MA students will be funded as far as possible.  M.A. students will not be considered if they are beyond the second year of study in the program.

Grade 1 (Conference Leader)
February 1
$3,000 per term (MA & PhD)

Grade 2 (Marker)
February 1
$2,100 per term (MA)
$2,500 per term (PhD)

Awarded annual to a student in History who has been admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. and who exhibits both need and a sound research project.  In the absence of a suitable candidate at the doctoral level, M.A. applicants will be considered.

TBA (spring)

For research on anti-Semitism. Application to be submitted to Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies.

MA or PhD
End of April

The FQRSC offers a Merit Scholarship program for foreign students wishing to pursue doctoral (V1) and post-doctoral (V2) work in Québec. The details of this are not available right now, but any non-Canadians should keep this in mind.

Summer (TBA)
$25,000 per year

The Concordia Centre for Broadcasting Studies has an annual graduate fellowship for students intending to make use of the extensive BBC archives available at the CCBS.

MA or PhD
$8,000 per year


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