Fellowships Scholarships Awards

Roman Columns, by Daniel Kwan

Roman columns in Jerash, Jordan. Photo by graduate student Daniel Kwan.

Major Awards

There are two types of major awards: internal and external. Which of these types of awards (if any) you get may have a bearing on the funding you get from the Department. Details about sources of funding are available on the School of Graduate Studies website at:


Internal Awards

“Internal Awards” are those you do not apply for, but may be nominated for internally, from within the University. All students may qualify for a University of Toronto Fellowship. Some of the special awards for international students are internal awards.

External Awards

These are awards that you apply for to a granting agency outside the University of Toronto. The School of Graduate Studies maintains a web page that describes the regulations, including deadlines, for applying for external awards. You may also want to use the links below. The most common grants for anthropology students are awards from SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

Minor Awards

There are also in-course scholarships and various other minor awards for students who have begun their programs. These do not normally have an effect on your base funding package . For details of some of these, please visit the School of Graduate Studies , and the Faculty of Arts and Science scholarship websites. The department keeps students updated on new and upcoming awards.

Completion Grants and Emergency Funding

Completion grants are available to allow you to finish your degree in certain circumstances. In circumstances of special need, emergency funding may be available from the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). For general information, visit the relevant web page on the SGS website.

Further information

For more details about base funding, scholarships, and awards at the University of Toronto, please visit the School of Graduate Studies and Faculty of Arts and Science pages.

Award Links

Awards for international students

Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)

Canadian Anthropology Association (CASCA) Richard F. Salisbury Award

Commonwealth Scholarships

Community of Science

Faculty of Arts and Science Scholarships

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Ontario Council on Graduate Studies

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Peter K. New Awards

Research and International Relations at U of T

School of Graduate Studies Financial Support

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Producing Persuasive Proposals

Dissertation Proposal “Workshop”

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal

Writing Research and Thesis Proposals