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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
September 3, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Graduate Student Funding

Resources for Graduate Student Funding

The two main external grants for History students are the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) fellowships.

For information on the SSHRC Doctoral awards, please see† For information on applying for SSHRC Doctoral awards, please see

For information on the SSHRC Masterís awards, and the application process, please see

For tips on grant-writing from the Writing Centre, please see

For a list of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studiesí awards and funding opportunities, please see

For those of you working on local history, please keep in mind the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation Graduate Student Award (

Important Dates

October 10: Session on Writing SSHRC Doctoral Proposals with Michelle Filice (PhD 4) and Dr. Milne-Smith.

October 17: Deadline for SSHRC Doctoral Proposals to be circulated to faculty members for feedback.

October 24: Deadline for SSHRC Doctoral Applications.† All materials for applications should be submitted to Cindi Wieg in the Department by this date.

December 1: Deadline for SSHRC Masterís Applications.

February 3: Deadline for OGS Applications.