OGS/SSHRC Scholarships 2012-2013
Please check the graduate studies website for further details, including the times of university-wide workshops on grant-writing or tip-sheets (e.g. they sometimes post pdf versions of the powerpoints given at such grant-writing sessions; see below listings of info sessions). Department deadlines are always a bit earlier than official university ones since committees need to time to read all of the applications, rank them, and write up recommendations for each application.
If you are a 4th-year student considering grad school, you will apply for an MA SSHRC or OGS a year before you might begin a grad program (and likely well before you've even applied to one!).
For MA students just beginning their programs, if doctoral work is at all on your horizon, consider applying for a PhD SSHRC and OGS. If you decide not to go on to a PhD program, you've really lost nothing; but if you are successful, that could be extremely good news for your graduate school funding (a SSHRC could cover all four years of your degree, for example).
For those PhD students who fall within the MGF funding promise, you must apply for these external grants to be eligible for financial support from Laurier.
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) competition is undergoing changes for the 2013-2014 cycle. Please note the following major changes:
1. Students must apply to the institution where they plan to hold the award. Students applying to a graduate program at more than one institution will be required to submit an application to each institution for consideration. The OGS cannot be transferred.
2. The OGS will now be administered and distributed by eligible Ontario institutions. Each university will establish their own application deadlines and procedures. Be sure to check out application requirements early for each institution you will be applying to.
WLU has now finalized the application procedure for the 2013-2014 competition. Please go to the Graduate Studies website for details.
1. Doctoral Awards
The deadline for all PhD Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship applications in English and Film Studies is Friday, October 12, 2012. You must submit your original, signed application to Joanne Buchan in the English and Film Department Office (3-120 Woods; firstname.lastname@example.org) by 4:00 pm on this date. Official transcripts and letters of reference are to be sent directly to Joanne.
Here is the link to the SSHRC website:
2. Masterís Scholarships
The deadline for all MA Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Master's awards applications in English and Film Studies is Monday, November 5, 2012. You must submit your original, signed application to Joanne Buchan in the English and Film Department Office (3-120 Woods; email@example.com) by 4:00 p.m. on this date. Official transcripts and letters of reference are to be sent directly to Joanne.
Please note that this award is usually applied for by 4th-year undergraduate students who are anticipating applying to Master's programs for 2013. Carefully read the fine print regarding eligibility on the SSHRC website before applying:
English and Film Studies information session covering grad. schools and grad. scholarship applications:
Wed. September 26 12:30 - 1:20 2-108 Woods Bldg.
Faculty of Graduate Studies information sessions covering applications and selection process:
Friday, September 14 2:30 - 4:00 2-105 Woods Bldg.
Tuesday, September 18 8:30 - 10:00 N2005 Science Bldg.
Friday, September 21 9:00 - 10:30 1-101A Woods Bldg.
Wednesday, September 26 12:30 - 2:00 1-101A Woods Bldg.
Writing OGS and SSHRC Proposals Workshops:
Arts, English and Film:
Friday, September 28 1:30 - 3:30 2-108 Woods Bldg.
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences:
Monday, September 17 10:00 - 11:30 Paul Martin Centre