Awards/Scholarships

See list below of international development related internal awards/scholarships.  We recommend that you search all internal and external award/scholarship opportunities as there are many others that may apply to you.  To search internal awards, visit the Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Search page.  To search for external awards, visit the Office of Graduate Studies External Awards page. Click on the headings for each award below for full descriptions and information on how to apply.

Alastair Summerlee Scholarship [I5320] (15,000)
This scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student contributing to civil society through international field work that is part of a course of study and preference is given to students working in Africa. Students registered full-time with a minimum 80% average.

Bill Graf International Development Scholarship [Z5907] (1,400)
Graduate students in political science with a focus on international development or IDS, with a minimum 80% average and demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).

Julie May (Goode) Whittaker Graduate Travel Scholarship [I5925] (5,000)
Doctoral and masters students in their first year of study with at least a first class average (minimum A-/80%) in their last 10 credits or full year of study, whose thesis research project has been approved and whose supervisory committee has been finalized, and who will be travelling during the second year of study for up to twelve months to conduct thesis research and/or take required graduate courses outside Canada.

O.P. Dwivedi Graduate Prize for International Development [I5152] (1,000)
Candidates will be considered on the basis of both their overall scholastic achievements and of the practical and social significance of the MA, MSc, MBA or PhD research, which apply social science theory and/or method to the study of development, administration or environmental issues in the Third World. Application is not required.

Richard and Sophia Hungerford Graduate Scholarships [Z5724] (5,000)
Established to support graduate students in financial need whose research interests relate to developing countries. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and the quality of their intended research in developing countries.

For Masters Students only:

David Knight Scholarship [Z5925] (1,000)
Graduate students registered in the collaborative program in International Development Studies who are entering the second or subsequent semester of a Masters Degree program in the departments of Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology & Anthropology, and who have a minimum cumulative average of 75% and demonstrated financial need. Additionally, students must meet the government-mandated terms for receipt of an OSOTF award (see General Statements on Awards).

For Doctoral Students only:

H.H. Harshman Foundation Doctoral Scholarship [A5810] (13,000)
Full-time student entering or enrolled in any Ph.D. program in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences whose thesis research is devoted to the strengthening of the family unit in Canada.  Application materials to pursue studies at the University of Guelph received by February 1st will be considered as application for this award.

*PhD students in IDS are strongly encouraged to apply for external scholarships from SSHRC, OGS, IDRC and other sources.